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German Prosecutors Close Merkel Cellphone Spying Probe

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 17:23
German prosecutors on Friday closed their investigation into the alleged tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel's cellphone by the U.S. National Security Agency, saying they have been unable to find evidence that would stand up in court.

Liverpool sign Bolton keeper Bogdan

BBC World News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 17:19
Liverpool sign Bolton Wanderers goalkeeper Adam Bogdan on a free transfer after personal terms are agreed.
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Why the British offered the U.S. a copy of Magna Carta during WWII Top Stories - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 17:19

Eight hundred years ago, Magna Carta established the principle that no man was above the law, not even the king.


No probe into miners' clash policing

BBC World News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 17:15
Police will not be investigated over violent clashes at Orgreave coking plant 31 years ago, in one of the key events of the 1984-5 miners' strike, the police watchdog says.
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Stop staring at me! 5 craziest crimes of the week Top Stories - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 17:15

A detained dad with someplace to be and a would-be burglar who made himself at home play a role in the weirdest crime stories of the week.


AccuWeather: Heat Advisory Today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 17:11

 Hot, Extremely Humid TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says a spotty thunderstorm is possible today. The weekend is not as hot.

Prison worker pleads not guilty to helping killers escape Top Stories - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 17:03

Prosecutor says tailor supervisor gave inmates 'contraband,' but not power tools they used.


Story of Hillary Clinton’s Mother Forms Emotional Core of Campaign

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 17:00
Sharing that story is a shift for Mrs. Clinton, who in her 2008 campaign was fiercely protective of her mother’s privacy and eager to project an image of strength.

Paraguay ends Conmebol immunity

BBC World News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 16:59
Paraguay ends diplomatic immunity for the offices of South America's Conmebol football association, with top officials facing US corruption charges.
Categories: BBC World News

Myanmar to Bar Rohingya From Fleeing, but Won’t Address Their Plight

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 16:59
The government says it will stop the minority from leaving on traffickers’ boats, but it refuses to address the circumstances that drive so many to seek escape.

VIDEO: The politics of sex scandals in France

BBC World News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 16:51
A French court is due to rule on whether former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is guilty of aggravated pimping after a three-week trial.
Categories: BBC World News

Medics stumble upon shooting victim in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 16:50

Medics stumble upon shooting victim in North PhiladelphiaMedics who were on the way to Temple University Hospital stumbled upon a man wounded by gunfire on the street and drove him to the hospital.

Shark bites teen girl in N.C. Top Stories - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 16:43

A teenager survived what appears to be a shark attack off the coast of North Carolina.


Manhunt for two New York prison escapees focuses on nearby woods

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 16:38
Hundreds of law enforcement agents hunting for two upstate New York prison escapees focused their search on Thursday on a heavily wooded area just a few miles from the maximum security facility where they broke out last week, police said. Convicted murderers Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 34, escaped from the maximum-security Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York through underground pipes and a manhole. More than 500 law enforcement officers, along with sniffer dogs and aviation units, were involved in the manhunt, along with the FBI and other agencies, New York State Police said.

Bolt 'not afraid' to face Gatlin

BBC World News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 16:38
Double-Olympic champion Usain Bolt laughs off suggestions he is "afraid" of facing in-form sprinter Justin Gatlin.
Categories: BBC World News

Alaska Coast Guard rescues 4 men who abandoned sinking boat

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 16:37
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Coast Guard helicopter team rescued four men from their sinking fishing boat off Alaska in dramatic fashion, after they plunged into the choppy ocean waters.

Bahrain convicts 57 for 'bomb plot'

BBC World News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 16:20
Bahrain jails 57 people, and strips the citizenship of 56 of them, for an alleged plot to bomb sites in the Gulf kingdom.
Categories: BBC World News

Virginia officer indicted over fatal shooting of mentally ill black man

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 16:18
The decision comes amid a national outcry over police violence against minorities, sparked by high profile police killings of unarmed black men in cities across the country in the past year, as well as grand jury decisions to not criminally charge the officers involved. Norfolk Police officer Michael Carlton Edington Jr. was charged with voluntary manslaughter over the June 6, 2014 shooting death of 35-year-old David Latham, the Office of the Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney said in a statement.

Beck teases new music with return to irony

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 16:18

Singer Beck with his Grammy award in February 2015Alternative rock icon Beck on Thursday hinted he was ready to release new music and signaled he would return to his ironic side. The image shows Beck in an abstract, carnival-like atmosphere, with flashing objects around his face that resemble small billiard balls and twisted sticks. Beck has released 12 studio albums that have almost all won critical acclaim while varying widely in style.

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From War Games to Interstellar: NORAD's bunker is a film favorite Top Stories - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 16:08

The mountainous alternate command center for NORAD is a frequent setting in films. Here are some.