Wednesday, June 24, 2015

US Federal agencies are wide open for hackers and cyberspies | U.S. Power Grid Being Hit With ‘Increasing’ Hacking Attacks, Government Warns - Headlines - 7:31 AM 6/24/2015

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US Federal agencies are wide open for hackers and cyberspies






Report: Islamic State Winning Propaganda War Against U.S.



Britain Struggles to Stem Flow of Radicalized Youth to Islamic State 

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In front of banks of TV cameras last week, three men pleaded for their wives and children to come home.  Earlier this month, the wives, who are sisters, disappeared with their nine children on the way back from a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. It’s believed they crossed from Turkey into Syria to join the Islamic State terror group. One of the husbands, Mohammed Shoaib, made an emotional appeal: “They are young kids, 7 and 5, and you know I love you so much.” Three British schoolgirls...


Headlines - 6.23.15

NATO Returns Its Attention to an Old Foe, Russia - The New York Times
Pentagon to boost military equipment in Europe amid Moscow anger - The Washington Post

US Senate Revives Obama Trade Agenda

Obama Ordering Changes in U.S. Hostage Policies - The New York Times

China Is Challenging Superiority of U.S. Air Power: Pentagon - NBC News

France tightens bonds with Saudis

Islamic State mints its own 'Islamic Dinar' coins - Telegraph

Freddie Gray’s Death Was Homicide, Autopsy Says - NYTimes.com

François Hollande calls emergency meeting after WikiLeaks claims US spied on three French presidents | World news | The Guardian

WikiLeaks: NSA Eavesdropped on Last 3 French Presidents


U.S. Touts Kurdish Gains Against Islamic State As Model For Iraq
U.S. response to Kurdish advances in Syria tempered by caution

Police: Man With Machete Injured Woman in Popular NYC Park - ABC News

Obama to okay negotiating with terrorists over hostages - CNNPolitics.com

Calais crisis: Hundreds of Britons stranded as migrants exploit strike chaos - Telegraph

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"Retired Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin, former deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence under President George W. Bush, spotlighted Jarrett’s influence in a Fox News interview in February.
“There are many who are now saying that [Jarrett] is really the architect of this non-treaty with the Iranians,” he said, “which ultimately will result in the Iranians having a nuclear program, and America having to accept a nuclear-armed Iran.”"

FBI investigations targeted Valerie Jarrett’s family

Current News - 2015

News Reviews and Opinions: World News Review
U.S. will no longer prosecute families who try to pay ransom for hostages - LA Times
Poll: Trump near top of GOP pack in New Hampshire - CNNPolitics.com
Why China warned the US to stay away - BBC News
The world 'largely likes' the US, says global survey - BBC News
Who is DC murder suspect Darron Dellon Dennis Wint ? - CNN.com
Ransom for ISIS hostages? Obama administration to loosen US hostage policies - CSMonitor.com
Iran's leader issues ultimatums as deadline for nuclear deal nears
Director of Troubled Puerto Rico Public Power Company Quits - ABC News
Freddie Gray Autopsy Leaked: Officers Didn't Provide Medical Help
Report: Autopsy Finds 'High-Energy Injury' in Gray's Death - ABC News
Freddie Gray death: Autopsy shows homicide, paper says - CNN.com
U.S. charges 17 members of Colombia gang with drug trafficking

6.23.15


What Is Whiteness? - The New York Times
Man Accidently Shoots Himself During Gun Safety Class - ABC News
US Celebrates Father's Day
Al Jazeera Journalist Held in Germany Awaits Verdict on Egyptian Arrest Warrant - The New York Times
From Piyush to Bobby: How does Jindal feel about his family’s past? - The Washington Post
PressTV-Three Americans shot in New Jersey
Chicago Man Reportedly Dies Shielding Mother From Gunfire
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6.20.15


TheUnion local.com | TheUnion.com
TheUnion local.com | TheUnion.com - Page2RSS
Blind, Elderly Man Beheaded in L.A.; Head Still Missing, Says Cousin - Breitbart
Former White House Top Chef Missing After New Mexico Hiking Trip - ABC News
Police Investigate Upstate N.Y. Prison Escape Lead After Possible Sighting - NBC News
New York escapees on run as prison officer is suspended
Theater shooting prosecutors rest after emotional case - TimesLeaderOnline.com | News, Sports, Jobs and Community Info for Belmont County - Times Leader
Recap of Recent Posts at Just Security (June 13–19) | Just Security
Hillary Clinton: 'America's long struggle with race is far from finished' - LA Times
Hillary Clinton calls for "common-sense gun reforms" after Charleston - CBS News
Al-Jazeera journalist arrested in Germany - BBC News
German police arrest Al Jazeera journalist in Berlin - Telegraph

Topics - June 2015


World & U.S. Security


United States Defense and Military Forces - News - Times Topics - The New York Times

World


Russia and China's Moment: Exploiting America's Weakness | The National Interest
Rwanda Confirms Arrest of Intelligence Chief in London

Europe


US to Position Tanks, Arms in 7 European Nations
Islamic State's next recruiting target: Germany’s young and vulnerable - Europe - Stripes
EU Launches Navy Operation Against Migrant Traffickers
Al-Jazeera Journalist Detained in Berlin Has Been Freed - ABC News
Are European Companies Ignoring E.U. Sanctions On Russia? - Forbes
EU keeps up pressure on Russia by extending economic sanctions
Italian Prosecutors Seek To Indict Bank Of China, 297 People

Russia


Russia in Review - Harvard - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Russia in Review - Harvard - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Russia and Greece consider collaborating to circumvent Western sanctions - LA Times
2 planes stolen in Russia, one lands, the other unaccounted for: TASS news agency - Europe News & Top Stories - The Straits Times
Eurasia is an idea whose time has come around again | Business | The Guardian
Putin Rebuilding the Iron Curtain in His Typical ‘Hybrid’ Fashion | The Interpreter
Ran 7,000 Miles. Putin Still Got Them. - The Daily Beast
Stalin Invented Hybrid War, Not Vladimir Putin, Archival Record Shows | The Interpreter
«Зеленые человечки» Сталина: «гибридная война» была впервые опробована вовсе не в Крыму
Russia: Grand Illusions
Landscapes of Communism review – flights of fancy in an age of revolution | Books | The Guardian
Свободная Зона
Russia Security Czar: More Than 1,000 Russians Fight With IS - ABC News
Russia cuts World Cup spending amid economic crisis
Russia warns of deeper rifts with West as Europe extends sanctions - The Washington Post
EU Extends Russia Sanctions
Mother: Father kidnapped daughter, took her to Russia | WTNH Connecticut News
Window on Eurasia -- New Series: Anti-Americanism Now Russia’s Official Ideology, ‘Nezavisimaya Gazeta’ Says
McCain: Russia is Winning the Propaganda War - Breitbart
Russia Slams EU Decision to Extend Sanctions
Russia Assails Extension of E.U. Sanctions in Ukraine Crisis - The New York Times
Russia’s Future Trials | The Interpreter
Игорь Шувалов — РБК: «Легче всего бросить камень в огород правительства» - Газета РБК

Russian asset seizure


SEIZURE OF RUSSIAN ASSETS - Google Search
Europe Takes Over Putin TV - The Daily Beast
Russian asset seizure: Putin doesn’t recognise court ruling | euronews, world news
Belgium To Unblock Russian Diplomatic Assets

Putin


Putin’s Nuclear Saber Rattling: What Is That All About?
Знаток России - о природе путинизма | Что читают в Германии | DW.COM | 20.05.2015
Putin vows to work with West to tackle IS - The Scotsman
Charlie Rose on how Vladimir Putin sees the world
Putin criticizes US but offers to cooperate on global crises - DailyHerald.com
Russian president Vladimir Putin reaffirms support for Syria's Bashar al-Assad, calls for 'political change' - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
After midnight in the library, Putin sets out his world view
Putin Hails Russia-China Ties While Rosneft Does Deals With West - WSJ
Vladimir Putin: Russia data law could cost billions - Fortune
Putin the uniter | The Economist

Ukraine


lethal aid to ukraine - Google Search
U.S. Senators Call For Arming Ukraine
Poroshenko meets McCain, thanks US for support - watch on - uatoday.tv
Snapshot Sleuthing Confirms Russian Military Presence In Ukraine : NPR
Kremlin chief of staff says ​Russia, US agree to set up Karasin-Nuland channel to coordinate steps on Ukraine
США и Россия договорились совместно координировать действия по урегулированию ситуации в Украине - Кремль : Новости УНИАН
Украина присоединилась к военным учениям НАТО
Экс-президент Украины Виктор Янукович дал большое интервью журналистам ВВС - Первый канал
NYT’s Orwellian View of Ukraine | Consortiumnews
Exiled Yanukovych Accepts Some Responsibility For Maidan Killings

Greece


Greece, the front line of Putin's new cold war: As 'Grexit' looms, a leading historian argues the imperialist Russian leader sees a chance to swoop | Daily Mail Online
A turning point for Greece and Europe | openDemocracy
Greek drama nears final act, ending uncertain | Reuters
Times Topics - The New York Times

Nato - June 2015


Carter: NATO must stand together against Russia aggression - The Washington Post
Stoltenberg: NATO To More Than Double Size Of Elite Force
NATO rapid reaction force trains in Poland | Europe | DW.DE | 19.06.2015
US battle tanks to be deployed in Bulgaria for live-fire exercise
How Russia's most advanced military equipment stacks up against NATO's hardware
Moscow’s account of Nato expansion is a case of false memory syndrome | Christopher Clark | Comment is free | The Guardian
Cold war 2.0? Russia, NATO edge toward high-risk military standoff (+video) - CSMonitor.com
Bad News For US and NATO: Greece Looks To Russia For Financial Salvation - Breitbart
U.S. Building Russian Cruise Missile Defense System
СМИ: Впервые за много лет НАТО обсудит ядерную стратегию России | Новости из Германии о Европе | DW.COM | 21.06.2015
Pentagon Chief Says U.S. Rift With Russia Could Outlast Putin | News | The Moscow Times
U.S. won't let Russia 'drag us back to the past': Pentagon chief | Reuters
Carter: No Desire for Conflict With Russia
Ash Carter: Putin 'Malign Influence' in Eastern Europe
Use NATO unity to spur diplomacy and keep Russia in check | Star Tribune
US hopes Russia may change direction when Vladimir Putin is gone | World news | The Guardian
NATO plans 40,000-strong rapid response force in E. Europe — RT News
Carter: US to Provide Weapons, Aircraft, Commandos for NATO - ABC News
Why America Can't Stop Russia's Hybrid Warfare | The National Interest
Report: U.S. Must Modernize, Update Nuclear Strategy for New Century | Washington Free Beacon
U.S. to Support NATO Rapid Response Force with Troops, Equipment | Washington Free Beacon
U.S. Offers Troops to NATO Force Tasked With Deterring Russian Aggression | News | The Moscow Times
NATO Members’ Defense Spending, in Two Charts - Defense One
NATO Military Spending Set to Fall Despite Tensions with Russia | News | The Moscow Times
Ash Carter confirms US to put heavy weapons in eastern NATO nations over Russia provocations - CBS News
United States to NATO: Ditch the ‘Cold War playbook’ - The Washington Post
Pentagon chief to push U.S. allies to ditch 'Cold War playbook' | Reuters
Amid Concerns Over Russia, Pentagon Chief Starting European Tour
Pentagon chief to seek greater NATO support on Europe trip - Yahoo News
Pentagon chief urges balanced approach to Russian aggression - Europe - Stripes
After Ukraine, NATO's Chance for a New Normal - Defense One
Briefing: A Long Standoff Looming
Nato force commitment extended, says defence secretary - BBC News
While NATO sleeps, Putin has his way: Ronald E. Powaski (Opinion) | cleveland.com
Britain extends commitment to NATO reassurance in Eastern Europe
U.S. Sends Tanks, Military Equipment to Deter Russian Aggression - WSJ

Middle East


Middle East - June 2015


European Foreign Ministers Urge Iran to Stand By Nuclear Framework - WSJ
Iran Legislation Seeks to Bar Inspections of Military Sites Under a Nuclear Deal - WSJ
Iran votes to ban inspectors with nuke deal deadline looming | Fox News Video
Chanting 'Death to America,' Iran MPs vote to bar military inspectors | The Times of Israel
US rebuffs Israel’s last-ditch bid for nuclear constraints in Iran accord
Oren: Obama may reach out to Islam because 2 Muslim father figures abandoned him | The Times of Israel
Iranian parliament bill may put stick in the spokes of nuclear negotiations - Middle East - Jerusalem Post
Why Iran's Past Nuclear Actions Matter | The National Interest
US report finds Iran threat undiminished as nuke deal nears - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU
Report: Iran Boosts Terror Activities Across Globe | Washington Free Beacon
Abbas sees no place for Hamas in new govt, says French FM - MIDEAST
Saudi deputy crown prince seeks Russia deals - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East
Saudi Arabia warns citizens about 'fake' information after Wikileaks release 60,000 secret documents giving an insight into Saudi foreign policy and the behaviour of the royals - Middle East - World - The Independent
Saudi Arabia warns citizens against sharing 'faked' documents after Wikileaks release
WikiLeaks posted documents reveal Saudi intrigue and unpaid limo bills
NEWS: US: Iran's sponsorship of global terror is 'undiminished' PressTV-‘ | Access to Iran military sites forbidden’ | Children raped, castrated, thrown into fires in South Sudan: | UN Saudis said set to build 16 nuclear reactors with Russian help | P
Terrorist stabbing critically injures Israeli police officer
The terrorist who murdered Danny Ganon was not a lone wolf
Palestinian shot after stabbing Israeli policeman in Jerusalem
Netanyahu urges calm as Hamas-linked group claims responsibility for killing of Israeli student - Telegraph
Hamas was responsible for murder of Israeli hiker
Rash of bottle bombs against Israelis in Jerusalem
What a Yemeni Missile Teaches Us About the Iran Deal - Defense One
PressTV-Iran, Russia finalizing oil-for-power deal

Israel and Saudis


emerging israeli saudi alliance - Google Search
emerging israeli saudi alliance - Google Search
Salman Seeks a Russian Safety Net in Case Saudi-US Collaboration Fails to Oust Assad - DEBKAfile
'Dozens of Saudi, Gulf Arab students visited Israeli embassy in Washington' - Middle East - Jerusalem Post
“We, the Saudi family are cousins of the Jews.” | ThereAreNoSunglasses
SAUDI ROYAL FAMILY - Google Search

Emerging Kurdish State


The Kurds Are Building a Country with Every Victory Over ISIS | TIME
Prospects for a future Kurdistan | openDemocracy
Surprising Ties between Israel and the Kurds :: Middle East Quarterly
Iraqi Kurdistan–Israel relations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Erdogan sees threat from Kurdish gains in Syria - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East
Emerging Kurdish State - Google Search
Kurds and Israel - Google Search
isis turkey kurds - Google Search
isis and turkey connection - Google Search
isis turkey russia connection - Google Search
turkey russia intelligence cooperation - Google Search

ISIS and Iraq


ISIL lays mines in ruins of Syria’s ancient Palmyra - MIDEAST
Counter-Terrorism: ISIL Invades Norway
A Short Chronology of the Islamic State Group - ABC News
State of Fear: Survivors Tell of Life Under IS Rule - ABC News
Islamic State militants plant mines and bombs in Palmyra: monitoring group
Shaped by War, Dempsey Doubts Wisdom of Deep US Role in Iraq - NYTimes.com
General: New US hub in Iraq could be model - AP - 6.11.15
Islamic State Sells Captured Teen Girls Like 'Packs Of Cigarettes'
Here's How Republicans Can Fix Obama's Disastrous Foreign Policy | The National Interest
Sunni tribes, abandoned by Iraq, key to Islamic State fight - 6.20.15
'Leave Nusra, Join IS,' Uzbek Militant Urges In New IS Video
FBI Director: ISIS Zeroing In On Social Media To Recruit Americans « CBS Baltimore
ISIS Breaking New Ground as New Leader in Terror Groups | whotv.com
Islamic State plants explosives at UNESCO World Heritage Site | Toronto Star
WATCH: ISIS sends child jihadis to fight in cages in new recruitment video - Middle East - Jerusalem Post

Ramadi


Were Iraqi generals at Ramadi bribed by ISIS? - Google Search

China


US, China to Hold 'Very Direct' Talks
U.S. and China Set to Meet, With Few Expectations - The New York Times
Why China is far from ready to meet the U.S. on a global battlefront
Chinese firms pour money into U.S. R&D in shift to innovation | Reuters
Massive federal hack adds to US-China tensions ahead of upcoming talks - News - Stripes

Latin America


Venezuela to Hold Parliamentary Election on Dec. 6
Argentine President Stepping Away From Gov't Role After Term - ABC News

U.S. Security


General Issues


White House tries for a leaner National Security Council - The Washington Post
US Supreme Court Hands Down 2 Decisions on Immigration
Report: US Needs New Small Nuclear Bombs - Defense One
Documents Reveal Ecuadorian Government Organized Protests on U.S. Soil | Washington Free Beacon
CIA torture is only part of medical science's dark modern history | Science | The Guardian
Walter Scheib, Former White House Chef, Found Dead In New Mexico
Army Reprimanded General Involved in ISIS Fight - NYTimes.com
Army Reprimands Top General Who Helped Run War Against ISIS - ABC News
Key Army commander accused of steering a contract to ex-classmates - The Washington Post
The Ultimate Nightmare: North Korea Could Sell Saudi Arabia Nuclear Weapons | The National Interest
New details emerge in D.C mansion murder case - CNNPolitics.com
The insurgent with 9 lives; Pentagon’s ‘urgent’ US city shield from Russian missiles; That British military ‘retreat’; Toby Keith as ‘torture;’ And a bit more. - Defense One
Here’s Why Hillary Clinton Is Staying Quiet on National Security - Defense One

Dylann Roof


Dylann Roof - Google Search
Dylann Roof tried to kill himself during attack, victim's son says - LA Times
Old friend's surprising insight on alleged church shooter - CBS News
FBI Director Says Charleston Shooting Not Terrorism | Mediaite
FBI Director: Charleston Shooting not an Act of Terrorism - KTUL.com - Tulsa, Oklahoma - News, Weather & Sports
Church ‘killer’s’ sister reported brother to FBI, cancelled plans to be married on Sunday - BizPac Review
Latest on church shooting: Parishioners see site of shooting - KCTV5
What we know so far about Charleston church shooting suspect Dylann Roof - The Washington Post
Charleston shooting: Dylann Roof 'wanted a race war'. How many Americans want the same? - Americas - World - The Independent
Charleston shooting: Suspect Dylann Roof came from broken home where 'his father beat his former step-mother' - Americas - World - The Independent
Charleston church shooting: Who is Dylann Roof? - CNN.com
Charleston, S.C. Shooting Was FBI-CIA False Flag Attack After Obama Tried To Nuke Charleston: Conspiracy Theory
Texas firefighter sacked after congratulating the #CharlestonShooting suspect for killing nine black churchgoers - World - News - The Independent
Charleston shooting: Dylann Roof's stepmother defends 'smart' boy 'drawn in by internet evil' - Americas - World - The Independent
Charleston Shooting: Franklin Roof, father of suspected killer Dylann Roof, tells police he is receiving constant threatening phone calls - Americas - World - The Independent
FBI head won’t call Charleston shooting a terrorist act | TheHill
FBI director criticized for saying Charleston church shooting is NOT an act of terrorism | Daily Mail Online
Rick Santorum Calls 'Evil' Charleston Shooting an 'Act of Terrorism' - ABC News
Pictured: The white supremacist whose hate-filled website 'inspired Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof' | Daily Mail Online
Charleston church shooting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Services being held at Charleston church for first time since shooting | 7online.com

​Dylann Roof's manifesto


Here Is What Appears to Be Dylann Roof’s Racist Manifesto
Meet the anonymous online sleuths who dug up Dylann Roof’s deranged manifesto - The Washington Post
Dylann Roof was a paranoid narcissist, says FBI profiler Joe Navarro
NEWS: Was racist manifesto written by Dylann Roof? - CNN Video | “The themes don’t indicate that this person is spending a lot of time to do research,” said O’Toole, who now directs the Forensic Science Program at George Mason University. “The d
Was racist manifesto written by Dylann Roof? - CNN Video
Charleston suspect Dylann Roof's alleged manifesto discovered online - Yahoo News
Dylann Storm Roof Photos Found on Website - NYTimes.com
Authorities Investigating Website, Purported Manifesto Connected to Dylann Roof - ABC News
Racist manifesto linked to Charleston shooting suspect
Charleston church massacre: Things we learned from shooter Dylann Roof's racist manifesto - Telegraph
FBI investigates website and manifesto linked to Charleston shooting suspect Dylann Roof | US news | The Guardian
Racist manifesto linked to Charleston shooting suspect
Charleston shooting: Web manifesto has images of killer - CNN.com
​Dylann Roof's manifesto: "I have no choice" - CBS News
FBI Investigating Website Depicting Accused Charleston Shooter, With Racist Manifesto | TIME
NEWS: "A federal law enforcement official close to the investigation said the FBI is aware of the website linked to Roof and is reviewing it. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly on the case. Interne
Purported Dylann Roof manifesto reviewed by FBI - Washington Times
NEWS: 10.24am ET - The suspect in the shooting has been identified as 21-year-old Dylann Roof of Columbia, South Carolina by Lexington PD and Berkeley County. The FBI has confirmed to Reuters that Roof is the suspect. - 9 Dead in Charleston Church Shootin
Scarred church to hold Sunday service; FBI reviews manifesto : News
Dylann Roof: The Charleston killer's racist manifesto - Telegraph
Dylann Roof Pics And Racist Manifesto Emerge
Charleston shootings: Dylann Roof photos found online - BBC News
Dylann Roof Manifesto Reveals Racist, Neo-Nazi, Anti-American Beliefs - Breitbart
White supremacist manifesto linked to Charleston shooting suspect emerges online | News | DW.DE | 20.06.2015
Roof's Racist Manifesto And Photos Emerge

White supremacist groups and russian intelligence


Charleston shooter likely inspired by white supremacy movement
Dylann Roof - Google Search
White supremacy - Google Search
white supremacy groups - Google Search
white supremacist groups and russian intelligence - Google Search
white supremacist groups and gru - Google Search
gru and white supremacist groups - Google Search
gru and white supremacists - Google Search
gru uses white supremacists - Google Search
gru recruits rightist groups - Google Search
Putin’s Secret Friends in Paris | The XX Committee
State-sponsored terrorism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
State-sponsored terrorism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Category:White supremacist groups in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
White supremacy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
List of white nationalist organizations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Various - Search related


Federal agency warns of radicals on right - Washington Times
Iran’s Spies Tried to Recruit Me - The Daily Beast
The Right-Wing Backlash to '12 Years a Slave' - The Daily Beast
How the 1980s Explains Vladimir Putin - The Atlantic
FBI National Domestic Threat Assessment Omits Islamist Terrorism | Washington Free Beacon
Documenting the FBI: Declassified Documents Provide New Detail on Confronting the Terrorist Threat - from al-Qaeda to Skinheads
Doc 28 White Supremacy&Suicide Terrorism
Doc 36 FBI Directorship
https://info.publicintelligence.net/CBSA-TattooHandbook.pdf
The FBI: A Comprehensive Reference Guide - Athan G. Theoharis - Google Books
Cointelpro Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles about Cointelpro
oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/agweb/pdfs/publications/org_crime.pdf
Canadian Security Intelligence Service - The Canadian Encyclopedia
What we know about Dylann Roof as told in photographs - CNN.com

CyberWars - 2015


General Issues


cyber war on us - Google Search
Cyberwarfare in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Editorial: U.S. must win at cybersecurity - Houston Chronicle
OPINION: U.S. must get serious about cybersecurity
BIG READ: Russia leading the way in the cyber arms race | Irish Examiner
NEWS: 'Cute' octopus may be new species | "Cyber attacks that are defined in the manual as a legal use of force governed by the laws of war include digital strikes that can cause a nuclear plant to melt down, a dam to open in a populated area causing dest
The Real Fog of Cyberwar: Operational Cyber Planning
Ex-CIA director: U.S. wide open to grid attack
Why the next World War will be a cyberwar first, and a shooting war second | ZDNet
The Real Dawn of the Age of Cyber Warfare
5 facts that explain cyber warfare | Business Insider
France Says Evidence Suggests Russians Posing as Islamists Hacked Broadcaster - WSJ
Schneier: China and Russia probably did get the Snowden leaks -- by hacking the NSA - Boing Boing
Iran Steps Up Cyber Attacks Across the Globe | Washington Free Beacon

OPM Hack


Chinese Espionage: Was the OPM “Hack” Not a Hack, but Treason?
China's hackers got what they came for | TheHill
Attack Gave Chinese Hackers Privileged Access to U.S. Systems - NYTimes.com
Chinese Hackers Had a Year to Access OPM Security Clearance System - Breitbart
OPM: On Second Thought, We Don't Know When Massive Hack Began - Breitbart
Hunt for Deep Panda intensifies in trenches of U.S.-China cyberwar
Deep Panda is the hacking group behind US data breach, says cybersecurity firm - Tech2
NEWS: Military clearance OPM data breach 'absolute calamity' - NavyTimes.com | Canada government websites taken down in cyber attack - The Guardian | Former CIA Chief Says Government Data Breach Could Help China Recruit Spies - Wall Street Journal | Milit
White House Weighs Sanctions After Second Breach of a Computer System - NYTimes.com
Obama Considering Range of Options in Response to OPM Hack | Washington Free Beacon
New Revelations Suggest Chinese Hackers Had Inside Help - Breitbart
No Patch For Incompetence: Our Cybersecurity Problem Has Nothing to Do With Cybersecurity
OPM Chief: Contractor's Credential Used to Breach System - ABC News
Nobody at OPM to blame for massive data breach, director says
Cyberattack on USIS may have hit even more government agencies - The Washington Post
Federal personnel chief: ‘I don’t believe anyone is personally responsible’ for Chinese hack - The Washington Post
Obama’s Cyber Meltdown - WSJ

CyberWars - June 2015


Hacking Grounds Flights of Poland’s National Airline - The New York Times
Polish Airline Cancels Flights After Hacker Attack - ABC News
Cybersecurity issue needs attention at U.S. China dialogue - San Francisco Chronicle
Polish airline cancels flights after hacker attack - US News
The cybersecurity and communications side of DHS
Polish airline, hit by cyber attack, says all carriers are at risk | Reuters
Hacking attack grounds 1,400 passengers at Warsaw airport | News | DW.COM | 21.06.2015
U.S. airs deep concerns over cyber security in China meetings

Drones


Meet the 'Cicadas': U.S. military unveils new swarm of mini-drones | CTV News
Miniature UAV - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Micro air vehicle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
News Reviews and Opinions: Drones News Review
PR Journal: Drones in Puerto Rico: FBI has been using drones on US soil since 2006 - PRPD and local FBI, why don't you consider it seriously?
cicada - Google Search
cicada drones - Google Search
mini uav - Google Search
micro uav - Google Search
mosquito micro uav - Google Search
mosquito micro uav - Google Search
Mini Drones Spark Heightened Interest In Countering Threat
America’s Drone Pilot Shrink Says They Need a Vacation From War - Defense One
America's drone policy is all exceptions and no rules | Trevor Timm | Comment is free | The Guardian
The CIA Can’t Keep Its Drone Propaganda Straight | Just Security

Obama


Obama - Google Search
Obama’s hard lessons - The Washington Post
Obama Speaks Out Against Religious Intolerance
FlashCritic: China Gets Pass from Obama on ‘Devastating’ OPM Hack to Preserve Strategic Dialogue and Summit | Washington Free Beacon
Obama’s ancestral homeland in Kenya had lots of hope, but got little change - The Washington Post
Navy SEAL Vet Lawmaker to Obama: Stop Playing Games with National Security - Breitbart

Charleston church shooting and Obama


NEWS: "Racism remains "a blight" on society, US President Barack Obama says, after the killing of nine African-Americans in a Charleston church." M.N.: You are right, Mr. Obama. And you are the Racist-in-Chief who inspires, encourages and exploits the rac
How Obama Learned to ‘Politicize’ Shootings -- NYMag
Rick Perry describes Charleston church shooting as an 'accident' - video | US news | The Guardian
Rick Perry: Obama Has Been ‘Slicing and Dicing’ America for Political Gain | TheBlaze.com

Obama's Impeachment


Efforts to impeach Barack Obama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Foreign policy of the Barack Obama administration - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Articles: Recovering from Obama: Foreign Policy
In Search of the Real Barack Obama | Foreign Policy
Former WH Chief of Staff Unloads on Obama Admin: ‘Dumb,’ ‘Tone Deaf’ and ‘Incompetence’ | Video | TheBlaze.com
DEVELOPING: Several Admirals and Generals Accusing Obama of Treason... | RedFlagNews.com
jarret obama - Google Search
obama impeachment - Google Search
obama incompetent president - Google Search
how to fire incompetent president? - Google Search
obama foreign policy - Google Search
was gaddafi raped before being killed - Google Search
obama is incompetent - Google Search

Law and Order


The Conservative Spearheading Criminal-Justice Reform - The New Yorker
Feds arrest 243 in record $712M health care billing-fraud bust
Doctors and nurses busted for $712 million Medicare fraud | WTVR.com
How a Jailbird Con Artist Uncovered a Secret FBI Surveillance Tool
FBI Agent: The CIA Could Have Stopped 9/11
'Black Lives Matter' Protesters Vandalize Confederate Statue in Charleston
White House plan for police data could face obstacles
AP NewsBreak: Official: NYC to Hire Almost 1,300 New Cops - ABC News
Attackers open fire on child's birthday party in Detroit; 10 people shot - CNN.com
Detroit Police: An Act Of Urban Terrorism: 12 People Shot, 1 Killed At Block Party « CBS Detroit
Detroit Police Chief Craig calls Detroit shooters 'urban terrorists'
FBI: Blacks most often targeted in hate crimes

War on Police - June 2015


Suspect sought in killing of New Orleans police officer
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Report: Islamic State Winning Propaganda War Against U.S.

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A fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) holds an ISIL flag and a weapon on a street in the city of Mosul
A fighter of the Islamic State holds an IS flag and a weapon on a street in the city of Mosul / Reuters
BY: Bill Gertz 
The U.S. government is losing the propaganda war to Islamic State terrorists who are recruiting jihadists and inspiring more lone-wolf attacks, according to a report by a crowd-sourced global consulting group.
The Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS or ISIL) is using sophisticated information operations that include videos and innovative outreach on social media such as Twitter, the report produced by a network of specialists for the firm Wikistrat states.
“The group’s leap forward in reaching its various target audiences is of great concern,” says the report, “The Winner’s Messaging Strategy of the Islamic State: Technically Excellent, Vulnerable to Disruption.”
“Through the strength of its communications, ISIS has drawn unprecedented numbers of young Muslims from across the globe to the battlefields of Syria and Iraq to fight on the group’s behalf,” says the nine-page report based on an analysis of the group’s activities. “ISIS has provoked a wave of lone wolf terrorist attacks, raising legitimate questions about whether extremists’ savvy use of social media might produce a permanent rise in such attacks.”
The report identifies a key vulnerability in IS information operations, noting that increasing international efforts against the ultra-violent Muslim extremist group have made it more dependent on propaganda programs, which can be disrupted.
The group’s information strategy is described as a “winner’s message” that is described by Wikistrat analysts as a central vulnerability.
“ISIS’s messaging depends on the group projecting the image of strength and momentum—and if ISIS’s narrative is undermined or disrupted in this regard, then the group risks becoming unattractive to its target audience,” the report says.
Based on the comments of current and former U.S. officials, the report says the IS propaganda machine is so proficient that it could take the United States “years” to develop a counter-narrative against the group’s growing appeal.
The Islamic State emerged as a powerful terrorist force last year after seizing large areas of Iraq and maintaining control over part of Syria. The battlefield successes brought a large number of jihadists to its ranks.
Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, a co-author of the Wikistrat report, could not say why U.S. government efforts against IS propaganda have been unsuccessful, but he noted that it is not clear who in the U.S. government is in charge of such programs that have been hampered by bureaucratic restraints.
The State Department has a small counter-IS information program that seeks to promote counterterrorism Twitter hashtags. Critics have said the program has been ineffective against the group.
The ODNI Counterterrorism Center also is conducting secret counter-terrorism propaganda operations; the CIA is also conducting limited operations.
“But regardless of the reason why the U.S. government hasn’t been more effective, we are in a position where ISIL has been effectively using its messaging to mobilize supporters at an unprecedented scale,” said Gartenstein-Ross.
“Our report provides a framework for attacking the heart of this group’s ability to mobilize supporters. It is intended as a benchmark against which future U.S. efforts can be measured and evaluated.”
Sebastian Gorka, a counterterrorism specialist, said the Wikistrat report has some flaws, including the notion that highlighting Islamic State battlefield failures will undermine its propaganda.
“Highlighting military losses on the ground is not a panacea as it helps recruit more jihadis: ‘Look the infidel Romans are winning, this is the judgment day jihad, all true Muslims must enlist!’” said Gorka, the Horner chair of military theory at Marine Corps University.
Also, focusing on IS weak governance is a case of western mirror imaging. “ISIS is not trying to create a nation state,” Gorka said. “Its whole message is one of rejecting the Westphalian model as un-Islamic.”
“I agree that government is not the obvious face to be put on the counter ideology effort,” Gorka said. “But neither is the distribution of U.S. government talking points to the media.”
Instead, Gorka recommends launching a “massive-scale black [information operations] campaign that cannot be connected to the government which covertly supports the brave Muslim reformers around the world as well as widespread support for private sector initiatives which will be infinitely more efficient than government ones.”
“This is what we did against the U.S.S.R. and this is what we have to do against the new totalitarian ideology of jihadism.”
President Obama, in announcing a new strategy last year against IS, said the United States would seek to attack the ideology of the group. However, the program has produced little in the way of ideological results.
The annual State Department report on terrorism, made public last week, bolsters the findings of the Wikistrat report.
The State Department report shows that the influence of IS is spreading as the group sets up affiliates outside of Syria and Iraq. Also, the numbers of terrorist attacks increased 35 percent and resulting fatalities increased sharply last year.
For example, in 2014 there were 20 attacks that killed more than 100 people, compared with only two such attacks the previous year.
In a briefing on the report, Tina S. Kaidanow, a State Department counterterrorism coordinator, would not answer publicly when asked by a reporter how she can describe administration counterterrorism policies as a success considering the increased attacks.
On IS propaganda efforts, the report said: “ISIL showed a particular capability in the use of media and online products to address a wide spectrum of potential audiences: local Sunni Arab populations, potential recruits, and governments of coalition members and other populations around the world, including English-speaking audiences.”
“ISIL has been adroit at using the most popular social and new media platforms (YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter) to disseminate its messages broadly, with near-instantaneous reposting and the generation of follow-on links and translations into additional languages following ISIL’s initial publication of online propaganda,” the State report added.
Among its propaganda were images of hostage beheadings and showing its slave market of ethnic Yazidi girls and women.
The group also produced propaganda showing false portrayals of life under its rule and efforts to develop institutions of a state.
“ISIL’s use of social and new media also facilitated its efforts to attract new recruits to the battlefields in Syria and Iraq, as ISIL facilitators answered in real time would-be members’ questions about how to travel to join the group,” the State report said.
The report made no mention of U.S. or allied counter-propaganda efforts but said there is a “need for comprehensive counter-messaging and early engagement with a variety of communities to dissuade vulnerable individuals from traveling to join the conflict.”
A State Department spokesman did not return an email seeking comment.
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US Federal agencies are wide open for hackers and cyberspies

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Passwords written down on desks. Outdated anti-virus software. "Perceived ineptitude" in information technology departments.
The federal government, which holds secrets and sensitive information ranging from nuclear blueprints to the tax returns of hundreds of millions of Americans, has for years failed to take basic steps to protect its data from hackers and thieves, records show.
In the latest example, the Office of Personnel Management is under fire for allowing its databases to be plundered by suspected Chinese cyberspies in what is being called one of the worst breaches in U.S. history. OPM repeatedly neglected to implement basic cybersecurity protections, its internal watchdog told Congress.
But the departments of Treasury, Transportation, State and Health and Human Services have significantly worse records, according to the most recent administration report to Congress under the Federal Information Security Management Act. Each of those agencies has been hacked in the last few years.
"Last year, across government, we the American people spent almost $80 billion on information technology, and it stinks," said Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. "It doesn't work."
Congress can hardly escape all blame. While President Barack Obama's latest budget plan called for a $14 billion increase for cyberdefenses, the House proposed a budget in March that didn't include specific funding for cybersecurity. Nor has Congress imposed much accountability on agencies that suffer breaches.
cybersecurityKristoffer Tripplaar-Pool/Getty ImagesU.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) on January 13, 2015 in Arlington, Virginia.
The security lapses have persisted even as cyberattacks on government networks have increased. The federal government dealt with 67,196 cyber incidents in the last fiscal year, up from 57,971 incidents the year before, according to the White House report card, which was published in February. Missing from that document is an accounting of how many hacks were successful and what was stolen.
It's not a new problem. The Government Accountability Office has labeled federal information security a "high-risk area" since 1997. In 2003 it expanded the high-risk designation to include computer networks supporting the nation's critical infrastructure. This year, it added "personally identifiable information" to the list, just in time to see hackers steal the Social Security numbers and other private information of nearly every federal worker.
But agency managers haven't been punished for failing to secure their networks, and little sustained attention has been paid to the many intrusions.
"No one is ever held accountable," said James Lewis, a cybersecurity expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. Unlike in the corporate world, where the CEO of Target resigned last year after a breach of customer data, "it's been penalty free, and senior leadership doesn't really care about this."
The OPM debacle may change that. It has dealt the United States a major national security blow, experts say, by exposing the personal information, and foreign contacts, of millions of people with security clearances. OPM's director, Katherine Archuleta, told a Senate hearing on Tuesday that an "adversary" gained access to the agency's records with a credential used by a federal contractor.
Georgia Guardsmen train Cyber warfare 2Flickr/Georgia National GuardThe US Army’s ‘Cyber Center of Excellence’, Fort Gordon in Augusta, Georgia, hosting a multi-service ‘NetWar’ to show, and build, cyber Warrior capabilities on June 10, 2014.
After the OPM attack, the federal chief information officer, Tony Scott, ordered agencies to speed implementation of new security measures and fix vulnerabilities.
But many agencies seem incapable of good security practices, say industry experts, who call for a new approach that moves beyond perimeter defenses and into sophisticated analysis of network behavior.
Scott embraces that idea. But as the government deploys new technology to discover hacks, he said in an interview, "we're going find out some things previously unknown. It's going to feel like the problem is getting worse, but it's actually getting better."
If so, evidence is thin on the ground. Last year, the Senate Homeland Security and Government Oversight Committee published a scathing report chronicling the sorry state of federal computer defenses.
"Data on the nation's weakest dams, including those which could kill Americans if they failed, were stolen by a malicious intruder. Nuclear plants' confidential cybersecurity plans have been left unprotected. Blueprints for the technology undergirding the New York Stock Exchange were exposed to hackers," the report began.
All of that was due to government lapses, the report said. In many cases, the negligence was incredibly basic. The report chronicled a failure to use sophisticated passwords, to patch software and to keep anti-virus software up to date.
US Cyber Attack ChinaScreenshot/map.ipviking.com
While anti-virus software alone won't stop hackers from a foreign intelligence agency, the government often has also failed to take the harder steps that could deter those intruders, such as requiring a combination of smart cards and passwords for network access, and encrypting sensitive data. OPM stored Social Security numbers in unencrypted form.
Yet OPM's poor cyber hygiene is part of a government-wide pattern. One of the agencies that rank lowest on the annual cyber report card holds some of the most sensitive data — the Department of Health and Human Services, which keeps records on health care billing, anti-poverty benefits and child abuse.
In April, an audit found that the agency's main information technology office didn't track and manage its computer inventories effectively, failed to patch software vulnerabilities, lacked a policy to secure USB port control access, and didn't manage its anti-virus security controls effectively.
A separate audit last year found security lapses were on the rise among Medicare contractors. A third report warned of "high-risk security vulnerabilities" at 10 state Medicaid agencies.
Another potential cyber disaster area is the State Department, which had to shut down its email system this year in an attempt to clean out spyware linked to Russia. State's inspector general said in a heavily redacted report that the department is consistently failing to comply with minimum cyber standards.
The Russian spyware may be impossible to fully remove without replacing all department computers, according to a former federal law enforcement official and a private expert briefed on the situation, both of whom declined to be named because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.
"We continue to find security control deficiencies in multiple information security program areas that were previously reported" each year since 2010, the State IG report says. "Over this period, we consistently identified similar control deficiencies in more than 100 different systems."
The IRS, which holds data on Americans' income and spending habits, met federal standards in just 5 of 11 cyber security areas, the Treasury Department's inspector general latest audit concluded.
"Until the IRS takes steps ... taxpayer data will remain vulnerable to inappropriate use, modification or disclosure, possibly without being detected," the report said.
That was September. In May, the agency disclosed that hackers breached the IRS website and gained access to about 100,000 tax accounts. The intruders stole Social Security information, dates of birth and street addresses.
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WikiLeaks: NSA Eavesdropped on Last 3 French Presidents

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(PARIS) — WikiLeaks published documents late Tuesday that it says show the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on the last three French presidents, releasing material which appeared to capture officials in Paris talking candidly about Greece’s economy, relations with Germany — and, ironically, American espionage.
There was no instant confirmation of the accuracy of the documents released in collaboration with French daily newspaper Liberation and investigative website Mediapart, but WikiLeaks has a track record of publishing intelligence and diplomatic material and the release appeared serious enough to prompt an emergency meeting of President Francois Hollande’s defense council, according to a presidential aide. The council, meeting Wednesday morning, includes France’s top security officials.
WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson told The Associated Press he was confident the documents were authentic, noting that WikiLeaks’ previous mass disclosures — including a large cache of Saudi diplomatic memos released last week — have proven to be accurate.
The timing of the release was not accidental: It came a day before the French Parliament is expected to definitively pass a controversial security bill legalizing broad surveillance, particularly of terrorism suspects.
Hollande’s office did not comment on the reports other than to announce the security meeting.
An aide to Hollande’s predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy told the AP that the former president considers these methods unacceptable, generally speaking and especially from an ally. The aide was not authorized to be publicly named.
There was no comment Tuesday from former President Jacques Chirac, also reportedly targeted by the eavesdropping.
U.S. National Security Council spokesman Ned Price said in a statement that the American government would not comment on the specifics of the leak.
“As a general matter, we do not conduct any foreign intelligence surveillance activities unless there is a specific and validated national security purpose. This applies to ordinary citizens and world leaders alike,” he said.
Ever since documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden showed in 2013 that the NSA had been eavesdropping on the cellphone of Angela Merkel, it had been understood that the U.S. had been using the digital spying agency to intercept the conversations of allied politicians. The new revelations are bound to cause diplomatic embarrassment for the Americans, even though friends have been spying on friends for thousands of years.
Late on Tuesday, several French politicians posted messages to social media voicing their disgust with the reports.
“And one more time we find out that the U.S. has no allies, they only have targets or vassals,” Socialist lawmaker Jean-Jacques Urvoas said in messages posted on Twitter in both French and English.
Hollande said last year that he discussed his concerns about NSA surveillance with President Barack Obama during a visit to the U.S., and they patched up their differences.
After the Merkel disclosures, Obama ordered a wholesale review of NSA spying on allies, after officials suggested that senior White House officials had not approved many operations that were largely on auto-pilot. After the review, American officials said Obama had ordered a halt to spying on the leaders of allied countries, if not their aides.
WikiLeaks, on its website, listed the contents of what it said were five selected “top” intercepts of communications involving French presidents — on subjects including a top U.N. appointment, the Middle East peace process, and the handling of the euro crisis — between 2006 and 2012.
The site also listed in a chart what were said to be phone numbers listed by NSA as top French official “intercept targets,” including that of the French president’s own cellphone, with some digits crossed out.
Hrafnsson refused to comment on how WikiLeaks had obtained the documents and declined to go into specifics about what else might be appearing in the French press, but said that “they can expect more revelations in the near future.”
Privacy advocates and human rights groups have protested the new French surveillance bill, which allows intelligence services to vacuum up metadata in hopes of preventing imminent attacks. But the government argues that it is just updating a 1991 law to grapple with modern threats and has tried to distance itself from U.S.-style mass surveillance.
The bill was proposed last year but deadly Paris attacks by Islamic extremists in January gave it added urgency for the government.
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Satter reported from Istanbul. Sylvie Corbet in Paris, Julie Pace and Ken Dilanian in Washington contributed to this report.
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U.S. Power Grid Being Hit With ‘Increasing’ Hacking Attacks, Government Warns

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BY: Adam Kredo 
Major attacks on the U.S. power grid system are “increasing,” with hackers stepping up efforts to penetrate critical systems and to implant malicious software that could compromise the power grid and result in a nationwide crisis, according to a government report.
While experts have long signaled that the U.S. power grid and related systems are vulnerable to physical attacks by terrorists and other individuals, the U.S. government is now warning that sensitive computer systems that maintain the grid are increasingly being attacked, according to aCongressional Research Service (CRS) report that was not made public until the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) disclosed it this month.
The report warns that hackers potentially affiliated with terrorist groups or rogue nations have the ability to insert harmful malware into the internal systems governing the U.S. grid, which increasingly are being hooked into the Internet.
These types of computer viruses are able to comb internal systems for private information in a clandestine manner; they can also be used to wrest control of certain computers away from their owners.
“In recent years, new threats have materialized as new vulnerabilities have come to light, and a number of major concerns have emerged about the resilience and security of the nation’s electric power system,” the report says. “In particular, the cyber security of the electricity grid has been a focus of recent efforts to protect the integrity of the electric power system.”
The threat is compounded by the revelation that many power companies are only living up to the “minimum standards” set for cyber security by the U.S. government.
“Although malware intrusions may not have resulted in a significant disruption of grid operations so far, they still have been possible even with mandatory standards in place,” the report states.
Cyber attacks on the U.S. grid and power companies are becoming more prevalent.
“Incidents of reported cyber intrusions and attacks aimed at undermining the U.S. grid appear to be increasing,” according to the report. “While parts of the electric power subsector have mandatory and enforceable cyber and physical security standards, some have argued that minimum, consensus-based standards are not enough to secure the system.”
The report continues: “Further, the electric grid is not isolated from attacks on other critical infrastructure sectors on which it depends (i.e., the natural gas subsector, water, and transportation), and mandatory and enforceable cyber security standards apply to only a few of the critical infrastructure sectors,” the report states.
Experts and government authorities remain concerned about attacks on “critical infrastructure.”
“The increasing frequency of cyber intrusions on industrial control systems of critical infrastructure is a trend of concern to the electric utility industry,” the report warns “The National Security Agency reported that it has seen intrusions into [industrial control] systems by entities with the apparent technical capability ‘to take down control systems that operate U.S. power grids, water systems and other critical infrastructure.’”
The report documents a number of recent attacks on U.S. power grid computer systems.
In October 2014, for instance, the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) revealed that “several industrial control systems has been infected” by a virus capable of gathering information about how the grid system functions.
“Hackers are reported to have used the BlackEnergy Trojan horse to deliver plug-in modules used for several purposes, including keylogging, audio recording, and grabbing screenshots,” according to the report. “Researchers looking at the BlackEnergy malware are reported to have identified a plug-in that can destroy hard disks, and believe that the attackers will activate the module once they are discovered in order to hide their presence.”
Another virus named HAVEX has been used to open so-called “back doors” into computer systems.
“The cyberattack leaves the company’s system in what appears to be a normal operating condition, but the attacker now has a backdoor to access and possibly control the company’s” control systems.
These threats, the report warns, are only growing more sophisticated as the industry struggles to combat such attacks.
“The threats facing the grid are evolving, and with each new intrusion or cyber attack, priorities to protect the system can shift,” the report explains. “But that does not mean previous attacks can be considered past issues.”
While nation-states may use such attacks to gather data, experts believe they are less likely to launch an attack due to the prospect of likely retaliation by the United States.
However, terrorists have no such concern, the report says.
“A terrorist or similar organization would likely be undeterred by such a consequence [of potential retaliation], and may use the worm for its own purposes,” according to the report. “Given the potential for damage to the nation’s economy from a major cyberattack on the grid, some might suggest a greater focus on recovery is needed and should become as much a part of a cybersecurity strategy as are efforts to secure the system.”
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Accidental Drowning Blamed in Death of Ex-White House Chef

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New Mexico medical investigator rules death of ex-White House chef was accidental drowning

Britain Struggles to Stem Flow of Radicalized Youth to Islamic State 

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In front of banks of TV cameras last week, three men pleaded for their wives and children to come home.  Earlier this month, the wives, who are sisters, disappeared with their nine children on the way back from a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. It’s believed they crossed from Turkey into Syria to join the Islamic State terror group. One of the husbands, Mohammed Shoaib, made an emotional appeal: “They are young kids, 7 and 5, and you know I love you so much.” Three British schoolgirls...

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The Kurds Are Building a Country with Every Victory Over ISIS

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Ethnic Kurds—who on Tuesday scored their second and third significant victories over ISIS in the space of eight days—are by far the most effective force fighting ISIS in both Iraq and Syria. But they appear to intent on keeping all the ground they’ve taken from the militant group for their own national project, endangering the larger cause of keeping these two battered nation-states in one piece, and raising the prospect of another war patiently waiting at the conclusion of the current one.
The recent run of victories in Syria illustrates the Kurds’ battlefield capabilities. Six months after winning in Kobani, the Turkish border town where as many as 1,000 ISIS fighters died, Syrian Kurd fighters on June 15 took another border town, Tel Abyad, creating a corridor on Syria’s northern border and—far more important—cutting off the main supply line to Raqqah, ISIS’s capital 60 miles due south. On Tuesday, the Kurd forces—a Syrian affiliate of the Kurdistan Worker’s Party, or PKK—seized a military base known as Brigade TK, as well as the town adjoining it, Ain Issa. The victories put them within 30 miles of Raqqah.
The Kurds fight so well largely because, in addition to trying to defeat an extremist enemy, they’re fighting for something—a country of their own. The future Kurdistan may be severely buffeted across Arab portions of the Middle East—neither Yemen nor Libya have functioning central governments, and both Syria and Iraq exist largely as shards of sect, tribe and ethnicity. But the Kurds, despite their large numbers (about 30 million worldwide), as well as their shared language, culture and identity, have never had a nation. But they’re getting closer to one with every battle.
In Iraq, Kurdish forces armed by both Iran and the U.S. have taken perhaps 10,000 square miles from ISIS since last fall. They also snapped up the disputed city of Kirkuk, rich in oil and cultural significance to Kurds and Arabs alike—and are preventing Arabs from returning to some villages. Houses are marked “Reserved for Kurds,” and Kurdish checkpoints declare, “No Arabs Allowed.”
These acts on the ground are clearly intended to create “facts on the ground,” A political reality that Kurdish leaders will point as they navigate their relationship with the Iraqi central government in Baghdad, to which they are currently bound by oil-revenue contracts, if little else. As valiantly as the Kurds have fought, losing an estimated 1,000 men and women over the last year against ISIS, they see the conflict in terms of national liberation. Massoud Barzani, who leads the Kurdistan Regional Government, has repeatedly said Kurds will not fight for the rest of Iraq, or for the idea of it.
“Relying on Iraqi Kurds to act as coalition boots on the ground may eliminate some [ISIS] safe havens, but it is fueling Kurdish land grabs,” warns Denise Natali, a senior research fellow at National Defense University in Washington. “Iraqi Kurds are using U.S. airstrikes and the political vacuum in northern Iraq not only to push back ISIS, but also to recapture disputed territories and oil fields—some of the very measures that have fueled Sunni Arab resentment since 2003.”
Human Rights Watch documented instances of Kurds confining Sunni Arabs to specific areas to prevent their return, actions that Natali says undermine the attempts by the U.S. and Baghdad to lure Iraq’s Sunni Arabs away from the orbit of ISIS and back into Iraq’s national enterprise: “It’s all about addressing the Sunni Arabs’ grievances,” she tells TIME.
Iraq’s Kurds have tried this before, but more gently. After the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq removed Saddam Hussein, Kurds left the autonomous region that had been protected by U.S. warplanes for the previous decade, and moved into the northern Iraq city of Kirkuk—not with armor, which they don’t have, but with garbage trucks and street cleaners. The idea was to start providing essential government services to the oil-rich city, which is also claimed by Iraq’s Sunni population, and thereby assume control in the softest possible manner.
Kurdish leaders wanted everyone on their best behavior: They ordered looters to return 300 cars looted after the fall of the city, and fretted openly about acts of revenge, including rapes, being perpetrated against Arabs who had pushed them off their land.
It didn’t work. U.S. forces ordered the garbage trucks sent home, and for the next decade Iraq’s Kurds were forced to employ more gradual methods, mostly moving their people into the city, in order to win any referendum on its future. Then ISIS made its blitzkrieg, taking Iraq’s second-largest city of Mosul a year ago, then Tikrit and moving toward Kirkuk. But the Kurds got there first, and aim to hold on to it, and every other square mile they’ve won—including territory claimed by Arabs.
“We have to be careful that in our pushing back ISIS, we are not setting the stage for the next conflict,” says Natali. So far, the U.S. has had the leverage to hold the situation together, with help from Turkey, home to half the world’s Kurds. The maddening paradox is that the situation grows more difficult to manage with every gain against ISIS, the shared enemy.
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WikiLeaks: NSA Eavesdropped on Last 3 French Presidents

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(PARIS) — WikiLeaks published documents late Tuesday that it says show the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on the last three French presidents, releasing material which appeared to capture officials in Paris talking candidly about Greece’s economy, relations with Germany — and, ironically, American espionage.
There was no instant confirmation of the accuracy of the documents released in collaboration with French daily newspaper Liberation and investigative website Mediapart, but WikiLeaks has a track record of publishing intelligence and diplomatic material and the release appeared serious enough to prompt an emergency meeting of President Francois Hollande’s defense council, according to a presidential aide. The council, meeting Wednesday morning, includes France’s top security officials.
WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson told The Associated Press he was confident the documents were authentic, noting that WikiLeaks’ previous mass disclosures — including a large cache of Saudi diplomatic memos released last week — have proven to be accurate.
The timing of the release was not accidental: It came a day before the French Parliament is expected to definitively pass a controversial security bill legalizing broad surveillance, particularly of terrorism suspects.
Hollande’s office did not comment on the reports other than to announce the security meeting.
An aide to Hollande’s predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy told the AP that the former president considers these methods unacceptable, generally speaking and especially from an ally. The aide was not authorized to be publicly named.
There was no comment Tuesday from former President Jacques Chirac, also reportedly targeted by the eavesdropping.
U.S. National Security Council spokesman Ned Price said in a statement that the American government would not comment on the specifics of the leak.
“As a general matter, we do not conduct any foreign intelligence surveillance activities unless there is a specific and validated national security purpose. This applies to ordinary citizens and world leaders alike,” he said.
Ever since documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden showed in 2013 that the NSA had been eavesdropping on the cellphone of Angela Merkel, it had been understood that the U.S. had been using the digital spying agency to intercept the conversations of allied politicians. The new revelations are bound to cause diplomatic embarrassment for the Americans, even though friends have been spying on friends for thousands of years.
Late on Tuesday, several French politicians posted messages to social media voicing their disgust with the reports.
“And one more time we find out that the U.S. has no allies, they only have targets or vassals,” Socialist lawmaker Jean-Jacques Urvoas said in messages posted on Twitter in both French and English.
Hollande said last year that he discussed his concerns about NSA surveillance with President Barack Obama during a visit to the U.S., and they patched up their differences.
After the Merkel disclosures, Obama ordered a wholesale review of NSA spying on allies, after officials suggested that senior White House officials had not approved many operations that were largely on auto-pilot. After the review, American officials said Obama had ordered a halt to spying on the leaders of allied countries, if not their aides.
WikiLeaks, on its website, listed the contents of what it said were five selected “top” intercepts of communications involving French presidents — on subjects including a top U.N. appointment, the Middle East peace process, and the handling of the euro crisis — between 2006 and 2012.
The site also listed in a chart what were said to be phone numbers listed by NSA as top French official “intercept targets,” including that of the French president’s own cellphone, with some digits crossed out.
Hrafnsson refused to comment on how WikiLeaks had obtained the documents and declined to go into specifics about what else might be appearing in the French press, but said that “they can expect more revelations in the near future.”
Privacy advocates and human rights groups have protested the new French surveillance bill, which allows intelligence services to vacuum up metadata in hopes of preventing imminent attacks. But the government argues that it is just updating a 1991 law to grapple with modern threats and has tried to distance itself from U.S.-style mass surveillance.
The bill was proposed last year but deadly Paris attacks by Islamic extremists in January gave it added urgency for the government.
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Satter reported from Istanbul. Sylvie Corbet in Paris, Julie Pace and Ken Dilanian in Washington contributed to this report.
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What Is Whiteness? - The New York Times

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THE terrorist attack in Charleston, S.C., an atrocity like so many other shameful episodes in American history, has overshadowed the drama of Rachel A. Dolezal’s yearslong passing for black. And for good reason: Hateful mass murder is, of course, more consequential than one woman’s fiction. But the two are connected in a way that is relevant to many Americans.
An essential problem here is the inadequacy of white identity. Everyone loves to talk about blackness, a fascinating thing. But bring up whiteness and fewer people want to talk about it. Whiteness is on a toggle switch between “bland nothingness” and “racist hatred.”
On one side is Dylann Storm Roof, the 21-year-old charged with murdering nine people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston on Wednesday. He’s part of a very old racist tradition, stretching from the anti-black violence following the Civil War, through the 1915 movie “The Birth of a Nation,” to today’s white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and gun-toting, apocalyptically minded Obama-haters. And now a mass murderer in a church.
On the other side is Ms. Dolezal, the former leader of the Spokane, Wash., chapter of the N.A.A.C.P., who, it seems, mistakenly believed that she could not be both anti-racist and white. Faced with her assumed choice between a blank identity or a malevolent one, she opted out of whiteness altogether. Notwithstanding the confusion and anger she has stirred, she continues to say that she identifies as black. Fine. But why, we wonder, did she pretend to be black?
Our search for understanding in matters of race automatically inclines us toward blackness, although that is not where these answers lie. It has become a common observation that blackness, and race more generally, is a social construct. But examining whiteness as a social construct offers more answers. The essential problem is the inadequacy of white identity.
We don’t know the history of whiteness, and therefore are ignorant of the many ways it has changed over the years. If you investigate that history, you’ll see that white identity has been no more stable than black identity. While we recognize the evolution of “negro” to “colored” to “Negro” to “Afro-American” to “African-American,” we draw a blank when it comes to whiteness. To the contrary, whiteness has a history of multiplicity.
Constructions of whiteness have changed over time, shifting to accommodate the demands of social change. Before the mid-19th century, the existence of more than one white race was commonly accepted, in popular culture and scholarship. Indeed, there were several. Many people in the United States were seen as white — and could vote (if they were adult white men) — but were nonetheless classified as inferior (or superior) white races. Irish-Americans present one example.
In the mid- to late-19th century, the existence of several white races was widely assumed: notably, the superior Saxons and the inferior Celts. Each race — and they were called races — had its characteristic racial temperament. “Temperament” has been and still is a crucial facet of racial classification since its 18th-century Linnaean origins. Color has always been only one part of it (as the case of Ms. Dolezal shows).
In the 19th century, the Saxon race was said to be intelligent, energetic, sober, Protestant and beautiful. Celts, in contrast, were said to be stupid, impulsive, drunken, Catholic and ugly.
The mass immigration that followed the Irish famine of the 1840s inflamed nativist, anti-Catholic bigotry that flourished through the end of the century. Then new waves of poor Eastern and Southern European immigrants arrived, inspiring new racial classifications: the “Northern Italian” race, the “Southern Italian” race, the “Eastern European Hebrew” race, and so on. Their heads were measured and I.Q.s assessed to quantify (and, later, to deny) racial difference. They were all white, members of white races. But, like the Irish before them, the Italians and Jews and Greeks were classified as inferior white races.
By the early 20th century, the descendants of the earlier Irish immigrants had successfully elevated Celts into the superior realm of northern Europeans.
Meanwhile, World War I dampened Americans’ ardor for “Saxon” — given its German associations — and increased the popularity of a new term liberated from Germanic associations. The new name was “Nordic.” Many German-Americans even altered their surnames during and after the war, but the notion of plural white races held on until World War II.
By the 1940s anthropologists announced that they had a new classification: white, Asian and black were the only real races. Each was unitary — no sub-races existed within each group. There was one Negroid race, one Mongoloid race, one Caucasoid race. Everyone considered white was the same as everyone else considered white. No Saxons. No Celts. No Southern Italians. No Eastern European Hebrews. This classification — however tattered — lives on, with mild alterations, even today.
The useful part of white identity’s vagueness is that whites don’t have to shoulder the burden of race in America, which, at the least, is utterly exhausting. A neutral racial identity is blandly uninteresting. In the 1970s, long after they had been accepted as “white,” Italians, Irish, Greeks, Jews and others proclaimed themselves “ethnic” Americans in order to forge a positive identity, at a time of “black is beautiful.” But this ethnic self-discovery did not alter the fact that whiteness continued to be defined, as before, primarily by what it isn’t: blackness.
Ms. Dolezal seems to have believed that the choice to devote one’s life to fighting racism meant choosing black or white, Negroid or Caucasoid. Black was clearly more captivating than a whiteness characterized by hate.
We lack more meaningful senses of white identity, even though some whites, throughout history, have been committed to fighting racism and advocating for social justice. In the 19th century, abolitionists like William Lloyd Garrison and John Brown helped end slavery. In the early 20th century, Mary White Ovington helped found the N.A.A.C.P. Lillian Smith depicted the South’s nexus of “sin, sex, segregation” in her writings. White Communists, priests and rabbis stood beside the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the civil rights movement. Where would America be without these white allies of black freedom fighters?
Given that the monolithic definition of whiteness is antithetical to social justice, perhaps we should encourage a rebellion against it. Just as blacks and whites joined together as “abolitionists” to bring down American slavery in the 19th century, anti-racist whites in the 1990s called themselves “race traitors,” believing that social justice for all demands treason against white supremacy.
Eliminating the binary definition of whiteness — the toggle between nothingness and awfulness — is essential for a new racial vision that ethical people can share across the color line. Just as race has been reinvented over the centuries, let’s repurpose the term “abolitionist” as more than just a hashtag. The “abolition” of white privilege can be an additional component of identity (not a replacement for it), one that embeds social justice in its meaning. Even more, it unifies people of many races.
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AP Top News at 4:05 p.m. EDT

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AP Top News at 4:05 p.m. EDT
Brady appeal continues into late afternoon at NFL officesNEW YORK (AP) - Tom Brady and representatives from the players' union have been meeting with Commissioner Roger Goodell at NFL headquarters for much of Tuesday as the New England quarterback appeals his four-game suspension. Brady was suspended by the league for his role in the use of deflated footballs in the AFC championship game win over Indianapolis. He arrived at the NFL's Park Avenue offices Tuesday morning, as did attorney Jeffrey Kessler, who is leading Brady's defense.
SC lawmakers agree to debate removing Confederate flagCOLUMBIA, South Carolina (AP) - South Carolina lawmakers took their first step toward removing the Confederate battle flag from their Statehouse grounds Tuesday as protesters outside demanded the flag come down in response to the hate-crime killings of nine people inside their historic black church. South Carolina House Speaker Jay Lucas described the killings a "terrorizing act of violence shook the very core of every South Carolinian."
Senate vote moves Obama's trade agenda to brink of enactmentWASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's long-pursued trade agenda took a giant step toward becoming law on Tuesday, and opponents grudgingly conceded they now must fight on less-favorable terrain. A key Senate vote greatly brightened Obama's hopes for a 12-nation Pacific-rim trade agreement, which could prove a high point in a second term that has often been frustrating.
Searchers buoyed by fresh DNA comb woods for escaped inmatesBELLMONT, N.Y. (AP) - Hundreds of searchers spurred on by fresh evidence methodically combed through heavy woods in far northern New York on Tuesday hoping to finally close in on two elusive murderers who escaped from a maximum-security prison more than two weeks ago. Authorities began committing heavy resources to the remote woods days ago after leads from a hunting camp that was apparently broken into led to "good evidence, DNA data" regarding inmates David Sweat and Richard Matt, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Roadblocks were in place Tuesday around the remote hamlets of Owls Head and Mountain View in an area of rugged terrain about 20 miles west of Clinton County Correctional Facility.
Federal agencies are wide open to hackers, cyberspiesWASHINGTON (AP) - Passwords written down on desks. Outdated anti-virus software. "Perceived ineptitude" in information technology departments. The federal government, which holds secrets and sensitive information ranging from nuclear blueprints to the tax returns of hundreds of millions of Americans, has for years failed to take basic steps to protect its data from hackers and thieves, records show.
US won't threaten to prosecute hostages' families for ransomWASHINGTON (AP) - Softening longstanding policy, the Obama administration will tell families of Americans held by terror groups that they can communicate with captors and even pay ransom without fear of prosecution. The shift comes as part of a broad review of U.S. hostage guidelines that will be released Wednesday. President Barack Obama ordered the review last fall after the deaths of Americans held hostage by the Islamic State. The families of some of those killed complained about their dealings with the administration, saying they were threatened with criminal prosecution if they pursued paying ransom in exchange for their loved ones' release.
Clinton to address Charleston shooting, race near FergusonFLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton is putting America's struggle with race relations at the forefront of her presidential campaign, joining with church members near the epicenter of violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, as the nation grapples with the deadly shootings of nine black church members in South Carolina. The leading Democratic presidential contender plans to attend a community meeting Tuesday at a church in Florissant, Missouri, a short drive from the site of the unrest in Ferguson after the August death of Michael Brown, a black, unarmed 18-year-old, who was shot by white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Brown's death spurred outrage and led to a national "Black Lives Matter" movement demanding changes in how police deal with minorities.
Latest on church shooting: Senator introduces flag bill3:50 p.m. A South Carolina senator has proposed a bill that would move the Confederate flag from the Statehouse to a relic room in a museum.
APNewsBreak: Husband denied knowing of dead babies in garagePROVO, Utah (AP) - Investigators had a hard time believing a Utah man didn't know his wife killed six of their babies and stored them in their garage, but they didn't have any evidence to pursue charges and eventually concluded he may have been so high on drugs he didn't realize what was happening, according to public records obtained by The Associated Press. Under intense questioning from detectives after the April 2014 discovery in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Darren West repeatedly denied knowing of his wife's shocking actions, according to transcripts of police interviews obtained Monday through a public records request.
Creator of pink plastic lawn flamingo dies at 79BOSTON (AP) - Don Featherstone was a classically trained painter, a talented sculptor and artist who became famous for creating the pink plastic lawn flamingo - the ultimate piece of American suburban kitsch. And it didn't bother him a bit.

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US Senate Revives Obama Trade Agenda

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The U.S. Senate has again advanced legislation to facilitate the approval of two trade pacts spanning the Atlantic and the Pacific. Tuesday’s procedural vote revived President Barack Obama’s trade agenda, which had been dealt a severe blow when Trade Promotion Authority stalled on Capitol Hill earlier this month. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports.

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» Freddie Gray's Death Was Homicide, Autopsy Says - New York Times
23/06/15 20:54 from Google News - Top Stories
CBC.ca Freddie Gray's Death Was Homicide, Autopsy Says New York Times BALTIMORE — A medical examiner found that Freddie Gray sustained a “high-energy injury” while riding in a Baltimore police van and that the failure of the officers...
» Iran nuclear deal clouded by long record of deception - Washington Times
23/06/15 20:53 from Google News - Top Stories
Washington Times Iran nuclear deal clouded by long record of deception Washington Times Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said this month that a final nuclear deal is “within reach” as the Islamic republic and world powers face a June 30 ...
» Gymnast faces leotard controversy
23/06/15 20:52 from CNN.com
A Malaysian Muslim gymnast faces backlash from conservative Muslims for her gymnastics leotard. CNN's Azadeh Ansari reports.
» TV host throws ax, hits ...
23/06/15 20:52 from CNN.com
Fox News host hurls ax, hits drummer. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on a dicey slice of morning television.
» Taya Kyle enters the 'No Spin Zone'
23/06/15 20:52 from Latest News
Widow of American Sniper
» How do American Muslims see the Jihad?
23/06/15 20:52 from Latest News
New poll on Islamic Faith
» This 30-year-old prank is still upsetting some folks
23/06/15 20:51 from CNN.com
When you see a sign from the air that reads "Welcome to Cleveland" one would probably assume you're over Cleveland, but that's not the case here. CNN affiliate WISN reports.
» 9 Spots to British Open Available on PGA Tour This Week
23/06/15 20:51 from ABC News: ABCNews
PGA Tour players have 14 spots to British Open available the next 3 weeks
» Charleston church gunman bought pistol near home: NBC - Reuters
23/06/15 20:51 from Google News - Top Stories
Reuters Charleston church gunman bought pistol near home: NBC Reuters COLUMBIA, S.C. The accused Charleston gunman, Dylann Roof, bought the semiautomatic pistol used in last week's church massacre at a South Carolina gun store about ...
» Does Facebook's new recognition software go too far?
23/06/15 20:50 from CNN.com
Josh Rubin joins CNN Today to explain Facebook's new algorithm that can recognize someone without even seeing their face.
» Donald Trump scores second place to Jeb Bush in New Hampshire GOP voter poll - New York Daily News
23/06/15 20:50 from Google News - Top Stories
New York Daily News Donald Trump scores second place to Jeb Bush in New Hampshire GOP voter poll New York Daily News Donald Trump's bid for the presidency has been mocked as a publicity stunt, but a new poll out Tuesday suggests he&#...
» VIDEO: 'Take down the Confederate flag'
23/06/15 20:49 from BBC News - World
Protesters in Columbia, South Carolina, demand the Confederate flag be removed from the state capitol.
» Source: Prison Worker Hid Tools for Escaped Killers in Uncooked Meat - Gawker
23/06/15 20:49 from Google News - Top Stories
Gawker Source: Prison Worker Hid Tools for Escaped Killers in Uncooked Meat Gawker Citing an unnamed law enforcement official, CNN reported on Tuesday that Clinton Correctional Facility employee Joyce Mitchell hid hacksaw blades in froze...
» Brazen beer theft caught on camera
23/06/15 20:49 from CNN.com
A man was caught on camera in a confrontation with a gas station owner. WSB reports.
» Police: Man With Machete Injured Woman in Popular NYC Park
23/06/15 20:48 from ABC News: ABCNews
Police: Woman slashed on arm with machete at NYC's Bryant Park; suspect has 23 prior arrests
» N.H. poll: Trump near top of pack
23/06/15 20:48 from CNN.com
Donald Trump is outpolling all other Republican candidates in New Hampshire except for Jeb Bush, according to a new survey released Tuesday.
» Report: Freddie Gray autopsy shows 'high-energy injury'
23/06/15 20:48 from CNN.com
A leaked autopsy reports reported by The Baltimore Sun reveals Freddie Gray's injury that caused his death while in police custody.
» WH to OK terrorist hostage talks
23/06/15 20:47 from CNN.com
The White House will release on Wednesday a presidential directive and an executive order that will allow the government to communicate and negotiate with terrorist groups holding Americans hostage, a source briefed on the matter told CNN.
» U.S. will no longer prosecute families who try to pay ransom for hostages
23/06/15 20:47 from Los Angeles Times - World News
Relatives who try to pay ransom to free a family member being held hostage by terrorists will no longer face the threat of prosecution under a new policy from the Obama administration that seeks to streamline U.S. rescue efforts after se...
» Iran nuclear deal clouded by long record of deception
23/06/15 20:46 from stories: World
Iran's long record of hiding its nuclear and military programs from outside inspectors is coming under fresh scrutiny as the U.S. and other world powers race to meet a June 30 deadline for a final deal to curb Tehran's program and open i...
» US will no longer prosecute families who try to pay ransom for hostages - Los Angeles Times
23/06/15 20:45 from Google News - Top Stories
Huffington Post US will no longer prosecute families who try to pay ransom for hostages Los Angeles Times Relatives who try to pay ransom to free a family member being held hostage by terrorists will no longer face the threat of prosecut...
» Officer sings to toddler after crash
23/06/15 20:44 from CNN.com
When a paramedic handed police officer Nick Struck a weeping toddler soaked in gasoline at the scene of a deadly car crash in Brighton, Colorado, his fatherly instincts kicked in.
» CDC Tests for Plague in Northern Colorado After Teen's Death
23/06/15 20:44 from ABC News: ABCNews
CDC trying to determine prevalence of plague in northern Colorado following teenager's death
» Ohio Puts More Tigers, Bears, Exotic Snakes Under Lockdown
23/06/15 20:42 from ABC News: ABCNews
Exotic animal owners without permits in Ohio told to quarantine tigers, bears, snakes, monkeys
» Tango legend Carlos Gardel's posthumous journey home
23/06/15 20:41 from BBC News - World
The epic journey of a tango legend's body
» New details in murder case
23/06/15 20:41 from CNN.com
» U.S. Sending Equipment to Eastern Europe to Deter Russia
23/06/15 20:40 from WSJ.com: World News
The U.S. is sending tanks, heavy artillery and other equipment to six eastern European nations in an effort to bolster their security and deter Russia from any sort of attack.
» U.S. and China Set to Meet, With Few Expectations
23/06/15 20:40 from NYT > International
The fact that top officials of the two nations are talking, at a two-day meeting in Washington, is seen as positive at a time when they seem far apart.
» Saudi cables suggest money links with media - Salt Lake Tribune
23/06/15 20:39 from Google News - World
Salt Lake Tribune Saudi cables suggest money links with media Salt Lake Tribune FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011 file photo, a Saudi man reads Asharq al-Awsat newspaper, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi diplomatic correspondence publis...
» Vatican Lays Groundwork for Discussions on Family
23/06/15 20:39 from NYT > International
Bishops are expected to discuss issues like same-sex unions and divorced Catholics at a Vatican meeting in October, while trying to stay true to church doctrine, a new report says.
» Friends mourn slain family
23/06/15 20:39 from CNN.com
» AP Top News at 8:34 p.m. EDT
23/06/15 20:39 from TheUnion local.com | TheUnion.com
AP Top News at 8:34 p.m. EDT Latest on church shooting: Charleston bans funeral protests 6:30 p.m. The Charleston City Council has unanimously passed a temporary ordinance that bans protests or picketing at funerals in advance of service...
» Knox: What I know about innocence
23/06/15 20:39 from CNN.com
» Trade Accord, Once Blocked, Nears Passage
23/06/15 20:38 from NYT > International
President Obama’s ambitious trade push is back on track, after several near-death moments, in large measure because top Republicans stood by him.
» U.S. charges 17 members of Colombia gang with drug trafficking
23/06/15 20:35 from Reuters: International
BOGOTA (Reuters) - The United States announced charges against 17 members of Colombia's biggest criminal gang, Clan Usuga, on Tuesday for alleged involvement in drug trafficking and other crimes after a joint investigation with Colombian...
» Bacteria Implicated in Development of Colon Cancer
23/06/15 20:35 from Voice of America
The microorganisms that live in our intestines help keep us healthy, but U.S. researchers have identified two virulent strains of bacteria that are linked to the progression of colon cancer. Cancer researcher Michael Burns said pinpointi...
» Brave house cat faces off with mountain lion
23/06/15 20:34 from World news breaking world news latest world news from the US Europe Asia Australia Africa
Courageous house cat stands its ground when faced with wild animal trying to get into the house
» World Briefing: Italy: 3,700 Migrants Are Rescued
23/06/15 20:34 from NYT > International
Italy has been trying to persuade the European Union to help it cope with waves of migrants arriving from North Africa as thousands were plucked from the Mediterranean Sea.
» As Retailers Move to Halt Confederate Flag Sales, Some Buyers Stock Up - New York Times
23/06/15 20:33 from Google News - Top Stories
Fox News As Retailers Move to Halt Confederate Flag Sales, Some Buyers Stock Up New York Times Entering a debate that has played out for years mostly in the political realm, many of the nation's largest retailers abruptly decided thi...
» Prison Worker Smuggled Tools in Hamburger Meat, DA Says
23/06/15 20:31 from ABC News: ABCNews
The prison worker charged with helping two prisoners escape from a maximum-security lockup in New York reportedly said she smuggled tools to them in hamburger meat.
» NY prison break: Mitchell used baked goods to help killers, source says - CNN
23/06/15 20:31 from Google News - Top Stories
ABC News NY prison break: Mitchell used baked goods to help killers, source says CNN Cadyville, New York (CNN) For months before a pair of convicted murderers made their brazen escape from the Clinton Correctional Facility, prison tailor...
» Report: Autopsy Finds 'High-Energy Injury' in Gray's Death
23/06/15 20:30 from ABC News: ABCNews
Report: Autopsy finds 'high-energy injury' in Baltimore police van caused Freddie Gray's death
» Protesters Vow to Stop Telescope Construction From Resuming
23/06/15 20:30 from ABC News: ABCNews
Protesters camping on Hawaii mountain vow to peacefully prevent telescope construction work
» François Hollande calls emergency meeting after WikiLeaks claims US spied on ... - The Guardian
23/06/15 20:29 from Google News - World
euronews François Hollande calls emergency meeting after WikiLeaks claims US spied on ... The Guardian French president François Hollande has called a meeting of the defence council after WikiLeaks revealed the US had spied on him. Photo...
» Carry-on bag chaos has to end
23/06/15 20:27 from CNN.com
» Why Apple caved to Taylor Swift
23/06/15 20:27 from CNN.com
» State can take your right to drink?
23/06/15 20:27 from CNN.com
» Olivia Wilde Spotlights Ripple Effects of Ebola Crisis
23/06/15 20:27 from ABC News: ABCNews
Actress Olivia Wilde uses documentary film to remind world of impact of Ebola crisis
» Armenia's 'Electric Yerevan' Protesters Return to Streets Despite Arrests and ... - New York Times
23/06/15 20:27 from Google News - World
Armenialiberty.org Armenia's 'Electric Yerevan' Protesters Return to Streets Despite Arrests and ... New York Times Thousands of protesters confronted riot police in the Armenian capital, Yerevan, for a second night on Tuesda...
» Talks On Ukraine End With Vow Not To Let Peace Deal Break Down
23/06/15 20:26 from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty
The foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany tried June 23 to revive high-end diplomatic efforts to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine, amid escalating fighting.
» Open Source: Armenia’s ‘Electric Yerevan’ Protesters Return to Streets Despite Arrests and Water Blasts
23/06/15 20:26 from NYT > International
Thousands of protesters confronted riot police in the Armenian capital, Yerevan, for a second night on Tuesday.
» Freddie Gray Autopsy Shows He Suffered a 'High-Energy Injury' - TIME
23/06/15 20:25 from Google News - World
VICE News Freddie Gray Autopsy Shows He Suffered a 'High-Energy Injury' TIME An autopsy report on Freddie Gray, the unarmed Baltimore man whose death in April reignited the national conversation on race and police brutality, reve...
» Hillary Clinton Says Confederate Flag 'Shouldn't Fly Anywhere' - New York Times
23/06/15 20:24 from Google News - Top Stories
CBS News Hillary Clinton Says Confederate Flag 'Shouldn't Fly Anywhere' New York Times As lawmakers across the South spoke out against the Confederate battle flag and the nation's largest retailers pulled items with its i...
» The Latest: Philadelphia Train Service Resumes After Storms
23/06/15 20:23 from ABC News: ABCNews
The Latest: Philadelphia regional train service resumes after severe thunderstorms
» Hockey World Is Open to an NHL Expansion Gamble in Las Vegas
23/06/15 20:23 from ABC News: ABCNews
World's top hockey players are cautiously excited about an NHL expansion gamble in Vegas
» Why business quickly rallied against the Confederate flag
23/06/15 20:23 from CNN.com
Walmart, Amazon, Sears, eBay stop flag sales | Flag debate sweeps South | History of the 'stars and bars'
» U.S. airs deep concerns over cyber security in China meetings
23/06/15 20:23 from Reuters: International
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Tuesday that cyber theft sponsored by the Chinese government was a major problem and stressed the need to keep Asian sea lanes open as the world's two biggest economies held annual talks a...
» U.S. Touts Kurdish Gains Against Islamic State As Model For Iraq
23/06/15 20:21 from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty
The Obama administration June 23 touted Kurdish-led advances against the Islamic State in Syria as a model for efforts in Iraq to retake territory from the militant group.
» Karachi Heat Wave Death Toll Tops 650, Officials Say
23/06/15 20:21 from NYT > International
Hospitals declared a state of emergency and the provincial authorities closed schools and some offices in Karachi, where temperatures have risen as high as 112 degrees Fahrenheit.
» Karachi Heat Wave Death Toll Tops 650 During Ramadan Fast
23/06/15 20:21 from NYT > International
Hospitals declared a state of emergency and the provincial authorities closed schools and some offices in Karachi, where temperatures have risen as high as 113 degrees Fahrenheit.
» Coping? Students in France Just Aren’t
23/06/15 20:21 from NYT > International
After taking a national exam, thousands sign a petition arguing that a question using the English word, which doesn’t have a direct French equivalent, was “too difficult.”
» Colorado GOP Says Lawyer Spoke With Prosecutors Over Scandal
23/06/15 20:20 from ABC News: ABCNews
Colorado Republican Party says its lawyer has met with prosecutors over blackmail scandal
» Wal-Mart to impose charges on suppliers as its costs mount
23/06/15 20:19 from Reuters: Top News
(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores will begin charging fees to almost all vendors for stocking their items in new stores and for warehousing inventory, raising pressure on suppliers as the world’s largest retailer battles higher costs from wage...
» Prison Worker Smuggled Tools in Hamburger Meat to Help Prisoners Escape ... - ABC News
23/06/15 20:18 from Google News - Top Stories
ABC News Prison Worker Smuggled Tools in Hamburger Meat to Help Prisoners Escape ... ABC News It's a whopper of a story. The prison worker charged with helping two convicted murderers escape from a maximum security prison in New York...
» Is Marilyn Mosby intoxicated by her sudden celebrity?
23/06/15 20:13 from Latest News
Celebrity distracting Mosby from job?
» US Spied on 3 French Presidents, WikiLeaks Says 
23/06/15 20:11 from Voice of America
The U.S. National Security Agency spied on the last three French presidents, transparency website WikiLeaks said in a press statement Tuesday, citing top secret intelligence reports and technical documents. There was no immediate confirm...
» What we know about Dylann Roof as told in photographs - CNN
23/06/15 20:10 from Google News - Top Stories
CNN What we know about Dylann Roof as told in photographs CNN (CNN) Dylann Roof is in jail, accused of killing nine people at a church in Charleston, South Carolina. There are no images of him there -- at least not any that have been rel...
» Australian Leader Makes No Promises on IS Man's Children
23/06/15 20:10 from ABC News: ABCNews
Australian prime minister makes no promises on repatriation of IS man's 5 children
» Hillary Clinton says Confederate flag has no place in US
23/06/15 20:10 from World news breaking world news latest world news from the US Europe Asia Australia Africa
Leading 2016 Democratic presidential candidate calls for all states and businesses to drop the Confederate flag
» Military Conducting Large Exercise Over Alaska
23/06/15 20:10 from ABC News: ABCNews
Large military exercise with nearly 200 aircraft being conducted over Alaska
» Woman Hospitalized After Suffering Nerve Damage from Skinny Jeans - People Magazine
23/06/15 20:08 from Google News - Top Stories
People Magazine Woman Hospitalized After Suffering Nerve Damage from Skinny Jeans People Magazine A 35-year-old Australian woman checked into a hospital after getting trapped in her skinny jeans, according to a study published in the Jou...
» Director of Troubled Puerto Rico Public Power Company Quits
23/06/15 20:08 from ABC News: ABCNews
Director of Puerto Rico's troubled public power company resigns after 2 years in post
» Review: The Fetish Fables of 'The Little Death' Score
23/06/15 20:08 from ABC News: ABCNews
Film Review: The fetish fables of Josh Lawson's 'The Little Death' score
» Iran's leader issues ultimatums as deadline for nuclear deal nears - USA TODAY
23/06/15 20:08 from Google News - World
The New Yorker Iran's leader issues ultimatums as deadline for nuclear deal nears USA TODAY One week before a deadline for a deal on Iran's nuclear program, the country's supreme leader on Tuesday ruled out inspections of nuc...
» Senate Approves New Veterans Affairs Health Care Chief
23/06/15 20:07 from ABC News: ABCNews
Senate approves New Jersey hospital official to oversee VA health care
» Meet Donald Trump's biggest, little supporter
23/06/15 20:07 from Latest News
10-year-old stumps for Trump
» UN Envoy Asks for 'Peace Dividend' for Mali
23/06/15 20:03 from Voice of America
The top U.N. envoy to Mali asked the Security Council on Tuesday to provide the country with a "peace dividend" following last week's peace agreement with Tuareg rebels. Mongi Hamdi called on the council to quickly approve funds for wate...
» Man found not guilty after beheading 82-year-old in London - TVNZ
23/06/15 20:03 from Google News - World
Mirror.co.uk Man found not guilty after beheading 82-year-old in London TVNZ A man who beheaded an elderly woman and two cats in London has been found not guilty on the grounds of insanity. Nicholas Salvador went on a rampage after killi...
» Amber Heard says she and Johnny Depp will 'avoid' Australia after threat to dogs – video
23/06/15 20:02 from World news: World news + Video | guardian.co.uk
Johnny Depp's wife Amber Heard says the couple won't be rushing back to Australia after the agriculture minister, Barnaby Joyce, threatened to have their two dogs put down for being brought into the country illegally.' I have a feeling w...
» Blackshades Malware Owner Gets Nearly 5 Years in Prison
23/06/15 20:02 from ABC News: ABCNews
Blackshades malware owner gets nearly 5 years in prison after admitting computer hack
» Amber Heard says she and Johnny Depp will avoid Australia after threat to dogs – video
23/06/15 20:02 from World news: World news + Video | guardian.co.uk
Johnny Depp's wife Amber Heard says the couple won't be rushing back to Australia after the agriculture minister, Barnaby Joyce, threatened to have their two dogs put down for being brought into the country illegally.' I have a feeling w...
» We do not fear China's rise: Biden - The Australian
23/06/15 20:01 from Google News - World
Inquirer.net We do not fear China's rise: Biden The Australian US Vice President Joe Biden has officially inaugurated the seventh round of strategic dialogue between Washington and Beijing, saying the US does not fear China's ris...
» Cyber spying imperils US-China ties, officials warn - The Australian
23/06/15 20:00 from Google News - World
The Australian Cyber spying imperils US-China ties, officials warn The Australian Top US officials have issued stern admonitions about China's behaviour in cyberspace, warning it could threaten one of the most important geopolitical ...
» NSA spied on French presidents: WikiLeaks
23/06/15 19:59 from Reuters: Top News
PARIS (Reuters) - The United States National Security Agency spied on French presidents Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande, WikiLeaks said in a press statement published on Tuesday, citing top secret intelligence repor...
» Afghan Forces Recapture Key District From Taliban
23/06/15 19:59 from Voice of America
Afghan government forces regained control of a key district near the northern city of Kunduz on Tuesday, after Taliban fighters had threatened to capture a provincial capital for the first time since being driven from power in 2001. Tues...
» How Russians learned to stop worrying and love the bomb again
23/06/15 19:59 from - The Washington Post
How Russians learned to stop worrying and love the bomb again Toledo launches water 'dashboard' Find Out What Your Name Would Be if You Were Born Today (7078356 views) Salon It's not about mental illness: The big lie that always follows ...
» Montel Williams, US Marine's family take his fight to Europe
23/06/15 19:56 from Latest News
Montel takes Marine's fight to London
» Agency Chief: Contractor's Credential Used to Breach System
23/06/15 19:55 from ABC News: ABCNews
Agency chief: Hacker used contractor's credential to break into personnel agency's database
» Freddie Gray autopsy rules death a 'homicide' due to police failure
23/06/15 19:55 from Deutsche Welle: DW-WORLD.DE - Top Stories
A US autopsy report has found that Freddie Gray suffered a "high-energy injury" while in a Baltimore police van, which lead to his death a week later. Failure of officers to follow procedure made the death a "homicide."
» Big Retailers Feel Pressure on Confederate Flag Merchandise
23/06/15 19:54 from ABC News: ABCNews
National retailers remove Confederate merchandise, but manufacturers see sales jump
» Opposition leader ends hunger strike after Venezuela sets election date
23/06/15 19:51 from Los Angeles Times - World News
Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez ended his 30-day hunger strike Tuesday after the government scheduled legislative elections for Dec. 6, thereby meeting his demand.
» Chris Christie to announce 2016 bid as early as next week
23/06/15 19:50 from Top Stories
The governor's planning has intensified in recent days.
» Coal City Hit By EF-3 Tornado, NWS Confirms - CBS Local
23/06/15 19:50 from Google News - Top Stories
CBS Local Coal City Hit By EF-3 Tornado, NWS Confirms CBS Local The tornado had estimated max winds of 160 miles-per-hour and had a max width of three quarters of a mile and traveled at least 16.5 miles. Governor Bruce Rauner toured the ...
» Nigeria town hit by 'girl bomber'
23/06/15 19:49 from BBC News - World
A girl aged about 12 is reported to have killed at least 10 people in a suicide attack in Nigeria's north-eastern Yobe state.
» WikiLeaks: NSA eavesdropped on the last 3 French presidents
23/06/15 19:48 from AP Top Headlines At 7:05 a.m. EDT
PARIS (AP) -- WikiLeaks published documents late Tuesday that it says show the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on the last three French presidents, releasing material which appeared to capture officials in Paris talking candid...
» Greek Debt Blueprint Gets a Cold Reception in Athens
23/06/15 19:47 from NYT > International
The Greek prime minister could strike a deal with European creditors by the end of the week, but he is meeting resistance from skeptical party members at home.
» Calais crisis: Hundreds of Britons stranded as migrants exploit strike chaos
23/06/15 19:47 from World news breaking world news latest world news from the US Europe Asia Australia Africa
Major travel delays expected to continue into Wednesday with hundreds of Britons stuck as Government vows to step up border security
» Calais crisis: Hundreds of Britons stranded as migrants exploit strike chaos - Telegraph.co.uk
23/06/15 19:47 from Google News - World
Telegraph.co.uk Calais crisis: Hundreds of Britons stranded as migrants exploit strike chaos Telegraph.co.uk Hundreds of British motorists were stranded in Calais on Tuesday night, many stuck for hours in traffic jams after being taken b...
» Video of house cat staring down Colorado mountain lion goes viral
23/06/15 19:47 from The Independent - World RSS Feed
A video of a furry, decidedly-unbothered cat staring down a large mountain lion as the predator paws at a kitchen window, has gone viral
» Migrants Board Trucks as Strike in French Port City Snarls Traffic - Wall Street Journal
23/06/15 19:45 from Google News - World
Wall Street Journal Migrants Board Trucks as Strike in French Port City Snarls Traffic Wall Street Journal PARIS—Hundreds of migrants stormed trucks caught in slowing traffic during a strike by workers in Calais on Tuesday, sparking new ...
» California Judge Agrees to Dismiss Kill-Gays Ballot Measure
23/06/15 19:44 from ABC News: ABCNews
California judge agrees to toss proposed ballot initiative that advocated killing gays
» Obama and the N word
23/06/15 19:43 from Top Stories
Finally, Obama can speak his mind without facing repercussions.
» Canadian police accidentally broadcast sex talk
23/06/15 19:42 from World news breaking world news latest world news from the US Europe Asia Australia Africa
Officers in police helicopter 'inadvertently activated the aircraft's public address system' during rude banter
» The Brazilian town flying the Confederate flag
23/06/15 19:41 from BBC News - World
The Brazilian town flying the Confederate flag
» Chancellor says no conspiracy in flying out Saudi students
23/06/15 19:41 from stories: World
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana Tech's chancellor said Tuesday that he did not conspire to fly students involved in a grade-changing scandal out of the U.S., despite recently published Saudi Embassy memos saying he suggested removing them f...
» Japan finally lifts its 67-year-old ban on dancing
23/06/15 19:41 from The Independent - World RSS Feed
Japan has lifted a 67-year-old ban on dancing, to the delight of the nation's clubbers.
» College World Series 2015 live updates: Vanderbilt vs. Virginia in possible ... - AL.com
23/06/15 19:40 from world - Google News
AL.com College World Series 2015 live updates: Vanderbilt vs. Virginia in possible ... AL.com CWS Finals Baseball. Vanderbilt players celebrate after beating Virginia 5-1 in Game 1 of the best-of-three NCAA baseball College World Series ...
» Ransom for ISIS hostages? Obama administration to loosen US hostage policies - Christian Science Monitor
23/06/15 19:39 from Google News - Top Stories
Christian Science Monitor Ransom for ISIS hostages? Obama administration to loosen US hostage policies Christian Science Monitor The White House will announce looser restrictions on private ransoms for hostages, while appointing a specia...
» Waleed Aly attacks Zaky Mallah on The Project for doing 'more damage than help' on Q&A – video
23/06/15 19:39 from World news: World news + Video | guardian.co.uk
The host of The Project, Waleed Aly, has told former terrorism suspect Zaky Mallah that his controversial appearance on ABC's Q&A program has made the debate over legislation to strip citizenship from suspected jihadists 'about you'....
» Clinton: Confederate Flag Should Not Be Flown
23/06/15 19:38 from Sky News | World News | First For Breaking News
Amazon.com becomes the latest retailer to halt sales of the Confederate flag, as Hillary Clinton weighs into the debate.
» Who is the mansion murder suspect?
23/06/15 19:37 from CNN.com
» Gmail Unveils 'Undo Send' Feature
23/06/15 19:35 from ABC News: ABCNews
The new feature allows users up to 30 seconds to cancel an email.
» World 'largely favours' US and Obama
23/06/15 19:33 from BBC News - World
The US is viewed favourably by two-thirds of people surveyed by Pew in 40 countries, up on previous years, but its interrogation methods remain unpopular.
» Autopsy Finds 'High-Energy Injury' in Freddie Gray's Death, Report Says
23/06/15 19:33 from ABC News: ABCNews
Report: Autopsy finds 'high-energy injury' in Baltimore police van caused Freddie Gray's death
» 'Dying On the Streets': Heat Wave Kills at Least 700
23/06/15 19:31 from World news
A heat wave raging through Pakistan has claimed more than 700 lives, officials said, with witnesses describing victims "dropping dead" on the streets.
» Pakistan Heat Wave Kills Hundreds: Victims 'Dying On the Streets' - NBCNews.com
23/06/15 19:31 from Google News - World
NBCNews.com Pakistan Heat Wave Kills Hundreds: Victims 'Dying On the Streets' NBCNews.com ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A heat wave raging through southern Pakistan has claimed more than 700 lives, officials said, with witnesses describi...
» After Charleston, South Revisits Its Many Confederate Images
23/06/15 19:29 from ABC News: ABCNews
Charleston attack sparks push against Confederate images, but in the South, they're everywhere
» The GOP's 2016 trade divide
23/06/15 19:28 from Top Stories
"Not today," Rubio, the presidential hopeful, said as he rushed out of the Senate.
» Schumer: Carbon tax has a chance if Clinton wins
23/06/15 19:28 from Top Stories
The New York Democrat hinted at the potential controversy of his carbon-tax prediction.
» Isis in Syria: Militants carry out threat to destroy Unesco-protected historical sites as they are forced to retreat from Palmyra
23/06/15 19:28 from The Independent - World RSS Feed
Isis has begun carrying out its threat to destroy structures in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, blowing up at least two monuments at the Unesco-protected site as Syrian government troops made advances on the Islamist’s positions.
» Why business fought the Confederate flag - CNN
23/06/15 19:27 from Google News - Top Stories
CNN Why business fought the Confederate flag CNN (CNN) It happened in a matter of days. In South Carolina, the governor called for the Confederate flag to stop flying over the capitol. The governors of Virginia and North Carolina quickly...
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23/06/15 19:27 from Le Monde diplomatique - English edition
This piece has been adapted and updated by Nomi Prins from her book All the Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances That Drive American Power, recently out in paperback (Nation Books). It's happening. As expected, dynastic politics is ...
» Autopsy finds 'high-energy injury' in Gray's death, report says - Fox News
23/06/15 19:26 from Google News - Top Stories
CNN Autopsy finds 'high-energy injury' in Gray's death, report says Fox News BALTIMORE – A medical examiner found Freddie Gray suffered a "high-energy injury" while riding in a Baltimore police van and the failure o...
» Battle over Confederate flag unfurls in South Carolina and beyond
23/06/15 19:25 from Reuters: Top News
COLUMBIA, S.C. (Reuters) - An initiative to remove the Confederate flag from the South Carolina State House grounds picked up steam on Tuesday, a week after the massacre of nine black church members, and criticism over the emblem long as...
» VIDEO: When Yugoslavia’s communists defied Stalin
23/06/15 19:25 from BBC News - World
Dragica Srzentic, now 103 years old, delivered a letter to Stalin that led to Communist Yugoslavia's split with the Soviet Union
» Western Wildfires: Firefighters Battle Blazes in 4 States
23/06/15 19:22 from ABC News: ABCNews
Western wildfires: Firefighters battling blazes in 4 states in the dry West
» House Approves Bill to Overhaul Chemical Regulation
23/06/15 19:21 from ABC News: ABCNews
House approves bipartisan chemical regulation bill providing first update in 4 decades
» New clues in prisoner manhunt puts residents on edge
23/06/15 19:21 from Latest News
Manhunt for prisoners heating up
» Truman Presidential Library Closed for Mechanical Repairs
23/06/15 19:21 from ABC News: ABCNews
Truman Presidential Library in Missouri closes because of air conditioning problems
» $1.4 million ad buy targets Obama's Iran deal
23/06/15 19:20 from Top Stories
A bipartisan group is targeting senators to urge them to oppose a deal.
» Exxon Mobil Halts Drilling After Spill Crippled Pipeline
23/06/15 19:19 from ABC News: ABCNews
APNewsBreak: Exxon Mobil halts drilling off Santa Barbara after May spill crippled pipeline
» Fire kills 15 at Mexico elderly home
23/06/15 19:18 from BBC News - World
A fire at a care home for the elderly near Mexicali in north-western Mexico kills at least 15 people and injures five others.
» California Monk Charged in Knifing of Fellow Monk
23/06/15 19:18 from ABC News: ABCNews
Authorities: California monk charged in knife attack on fellow monk over disciplinary tactics
» California can refuse anti-gay ballot initiative, judge rules
23/06/15 19:18 from Yahoo! News - Latest News & Headlines
The author of a proposed California ballot initiative advocating the murder of gays and lesbians should not be authorized to gather signatures to place it before voters, a judge in the state capital of Sacramento has ruled. "The pro...
» Photos: Blistering Heatwave Kills Hundreds in Pakistan
23/06/15 19:16 from ABC News: ABCNews
Blistering Heatwave Hits Pakistan
» How militancy and desperation collided to plunge Calais into chaos after migrants took advantage of port workers' wildcat strike
23/06/15 19:16 from The Independent - World RSS Feed
Europe’s migration crisis played out dramatically on the motorways of northern France on Tuesday, as hundreds of desperate migrants attempted to board UK-bound lorries while taking advantage of a wildcat strike by Calais port workers .
» North Korean court sentences two South Korean's to a lifetime of hard labour for spying
23/06/15 19:15 from The Independent - World RSS Feed
A North Korean court sentenced two South Korean’s to a lifetime of hard labour for spying on the secretive kingdom.
» Obama's Cyber Meltdown - Wall Street Journal
23/06/15 19:14 from Top Stories - Google News
Wall Street Journal Obama's Cyber Meltdown Wall Street Journal If you thought Edward Snowden damaged U.S. security, evidence is building that the hack of federal Office of Personnel Management (OPM) files may be even worse. When the ...
» US response to Kurdish advances in Syria tempered by caution - Reuters
23/06/15 19:14 from World - Google News
Toronto Star US response to Kurdish advances in Syria tempered by caution Reuters WASHINGTON The Obama administration on Tuesday touted Kurdish-led advances against Islamic State in Syria as a model for the U.S.-backed effort to retake t...
» Why China warned the US to keep its distance
23/06/15 19:13 from BBC News - World
Why China told the US to keep away from this island
» US Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Promote Access to Electricity in Africa
23/06/15 19:13 from Voice of America
Four U.S. lawmakers have introduced bipartisan legislation to promote access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa. The bill establishes a U.S. strategy to support affordable and reliable electricity, which they say is a must in order to ...
» Video shows Charleston shooting suspect's arrest
23/06/15 19:13 from Home - CBSNews.com
In police dash cam video, officers exchange high-fives after Dylann Roof is handcuffed in Shelby, N.C.
» The fake revenge stunt that fooled nearly everyone
23/06/15 19:11 from BBC News - World
The fake divorce revenge stunt that went viral
» Mistrial granted in Vanderbilt players' rape case; jury foreman at root - ABC News
23/06/15 19:11 from Top Stories - Google News
New York Times Mistrial granted in Vanderbilt players' rape case; jury foreman at root ABC News NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A judge has granted a mistrial in the case of two former Vanderbilt football players convicted in the dorm-room rape ...
» What I learned about innocence
23/06/15 19:11 from CNN.com
» German Rights Group Plans to Drop Abortion Medication Over Poland
23/06/15 19:11 from International News, Opinion and Analysis - Newsweek World
German Rights Group Plans to Drop Abortion Medication Over Poland By Drone A women's rights group plans to fly the drone across the border to the 90 percent Catholic country. Thousands of Cases of Dengue Fever Reported in Yemen The mosqu...
» Why solo dining can be tough for women in Delhi
23/06/15 19:10 from BBC News - World
A single woman solo dines in Delhi
» UPDATE 2-Boeing names Muilenburg CEO, succeeding McNerney - Reuters
23/06/15 19:10 from Google News - Top Stories
CBS Local UPDATE 2-Boeing names Muilenburg CEO, succeeding McNerney Reuters (Adds detail on timing of appointment, context). By Alwyn Scott. SEATTLE, June 23 (Reuters) - Boeing Co on Tuesday named Dennis Muilenburg as chief executive off...
» The man who keeps finding new species of shark
23/06/15 19:10 from BBC News - World
How one man keeps finding new species
» British teens released after pleading guilty to Auschwitz theft
23/06/15 19:09 from Deutsche Welle: DW-WORLD.DE - Europe
Two British teenagers arrested on suspicion of stealing artifacts from Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland have been released. The school pupils were reportedly fined 1000 Zloty (240 euros) after pleading guilty.
» Hungary suspends rule on accepting migrants for 'technical reasons'
23/06/15 19:08 from The Independent - World RSS Feed
Hungary’s right wing government has suspended rules requiring it to take back refugees who have travelled through the country to other parts of the European Union.
» Tearful Knox says she's glad to have her life back 
23/06/15 19:08 from CNN.com
A tearful Amanda Knox said she is glad to have her life back after an eight-year legal drama that gripped the United States, Britain and Italy.
» The Knox-Sollecito retrial
23/06/15 19:08 from CNN.com
» UPDATE 2-Hillary Clinton urges US retailers to pull Confederate flag products - Reuters
23/06/15 19:07 from Google News - Top Stories
USA TODAY UPDATE 2-Hillary Clinton urges US retailers to pull Confederate flag products Reuters (Adds Clinton's tenure on Wal-Mart board). By Amanda Becker. FLORISSANT, Mo., June 23 (Reuters) - Democratic presidential contender Hilla...
» That Time Malala Schooled a Senator About Education
23/06/15 19:06 from ABC News: ABCNews
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai was on Capitol Hill today to call for increased education funding for girls.
» VIDEO: EU reform: The view from France
23/06/15 19:06 from BBC News - World
David Cameron is expected to lay out his demands for EU reform this week. Katya Adler asks how his plans will be received in France.
» WikiLeaks: NSA Eavesdropped on Last 3 French Presidents
23/06/15 19:06 from TIME: Top World Stories
The U.S. has not yet commented on the specifics of the leak

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