|Air Force admits nuke flaws, but will fixes work?|
Faced with one of its biggest challenges in years — repairing a troubled nuclear missile corps — the Air Force has taken an important first step by admitting, after years of denial, that its problems run deep and wide.
Publ.Date : Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:39:08 -0500
Florida police officer killed; suspect charged with murder
By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A veteran Florida police officer was shot and killed while on duty early Sunday by a man described as transient, according to law enforcement officials, who gave no motive for the suspect now charged with murder. Officer Charles Kondek, 45, was gunned down in Tarpon Springs, about 30 miles northwest of Tampa, after responding to a call for service around 2 a.m. EST, the Tarpon Springs Police Department said. The officer later died of his injuries at a local hospital, the police department said. ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:53:58 -0500
Texas ranchers seeking alternative incomes
Publ.Date : Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:52:02 -0500
U.S. dismisses N. Korea hacking probe offer, seeks China's help
The United States has dismissed a call by North Korea for a joint investigation into the hacking of Sony Pictures and wants China to help block cyber attacks from Pyongyang. Washington blames North Korea for a breach of cyber security at Sony which led to the release of embarrassing emails and prompted executives to halt the release of "The Interview". Pyongyang has repeatedly denied that it was behind last month's crippling attack, which also led to the leaking of scripts, and called Saturday for a joint probe with the US.
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Dec 2014 03:50:50 -0500
U.S. sends 4 Afghans back home from Guantanamo
Publ.Date : Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:49:58 -0500
U.S. stands by assertion that North Korea behind Sony attack
The United States stands by its assertion that the North Korean government was behind the massive cyberattack on Sony Pictures, a spokesman for the White House National Security Council said on Saturday.
Publ.Date : Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:22:21 -0500
N. Korea says did not hack Sony, wants joint probe with U.S.
Publ.Date : Sat, 20 Dec 2014 18:11:24 -0500
Obama, de Blasio blasted over NYPD cop slayings
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:55:48 -0500
Popess role in Cuba deal fractures Cuban-American flock
The key role Pope Francis played encouraging talks between Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro left fractures among his flock in South Florida, where many older Roman Catholics equate the Castro brothers with the devil.
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:30:00 -0500
13-year-old son of slain NYPD officer mourns father on Facebook
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:23:06 -0500
Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia
Publ.Date : Sat, 20 Dec 2014 23:44:04 -0500
Raul Castro: Don't expect detente to change Cuban system
HAVANA (AP) — Cuban President Raul Castro sent a blunt message to Washington Saturday as the White House works to reverse a half-century of hostility between the U.S. and Cuba: Don't expect detente to do away with the communist system.
Publ.Date : Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:17:32 -0500
CIA unlikely to punish staff over Senate computer search: NYT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A panel investigating the CIA's search of a computer network used by U.S. Senate staff will not recommend disciplining the agency officials involved in the incident, according to the New York Times. The review panel is looking into the search by agency officials of staffers from the Senate Intelligence Committee who were investigating the CIA's use of torture in interrogations of detainees after the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States. ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:17:12 -0500
Obama's Cuba moves reflect Florida political shift
Publ.Date : Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:57:57 -0500
Human rights in spotlight after U.S.-Cuba deal
HAVANA (AP) — To many exiles and their allies, President Raul Castro is a brutal dictator who locks up dissenters in gulag-like jails, snuffs out political discourse and condemns his people to socialist poverty.
Publ.Date : Sat, 20 Dec 2014 08:45:00 -0500
Police officers' slaying raises pressure on New York mayor
By Laila Kearney and Edward McAllister NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio faced the biggest crisis of his time in office on Sunday following the fatal shooting of two police officers, in an attack intended as retribution for recent U.S. police killings of unarmed black men. Police said the daylight Saturday shooting was the work of a 28-year-old black man who traveled from Baltimore that day after shooting and wounding his girlfriend, having warned on social media that he planned to be "putting wings on pigs," using an anti-police slur. ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:22:54 -0500
Teen gets portrait with rifle into yearbook despite objections from staff
Publ.Date : Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:19:35 -0500
U.S. mulls putting N. Korea on terrorism sponsor list
HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an "act of cybervandalism," not one of war, against a movie company.
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:10:39 -0500
Pakistan makes arrests in Taliban school carnage
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:04:35 -0500
Stephen Collins to '7th Heaven' Fans: 'I'm very sorry'
In an exclusive interview with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric, embattled actor Stephen Collins admits to sexual misconduct with underage girls and talks about his time starring on the hit show '7th Heaven.'
Publ.Date : Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:42:11 -0500
What police departments can learn from the LAPD
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Dec 2014 10:25:46 -0500
North Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of "serious" consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes would prove Pyongyang had nothing to do with the cyberattack.
Publ.Date : Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:40:24 -0500
2 NYPD officers fatally shot in ambush
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:33:59 -0500
Police seek answers in killing of 2 NYPD officers
The warning came just moments too late: A man who had shot his ex-girlfriend a few hours earlier had traveled to New York City and vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner.
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:09:09 -0500