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Director Thanks Law Enforcement Partners in Police Week Message | WASHINGTON — FBI lab problems have prompted some noteworthy action from leaders of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. In a letter Tuesday to FBI Director James Comey, the commitee’s Republican chairman and senior Democrat voiced “grave concerns” about recent revelations concerning erroneous lab results and inaccurate testimony involving microscopic hair analyses. “The scope of this catastrophe is almost impossible to believe,” wrote Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., adding that the recent discoveries are “shocking and obviously unacceptable.” - WASHINGTON: House committee probes FBI lab problems | » Sepp Blatter Too Afraid Of The FBI To Enter The United States 13/05/15 18:51 | » Former CIA Officer Receives Light Sentence In Iran Leaks Case 12/05/15 13:02

 — FBI lab problems have prompted some noteworthy action from leaders of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
In a letter Tuesday to FBI Director James Comey, the commitee’s Republican chairman and senior Democrat voiced “grave concerns” about recent revelations concerning erroneous lab results and inaccurate testimony involving microscopic hair analyses.
“The scope of this catastrophe is almost impossible to believe,” wrote Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., adding that the recent discoveries are “shocking and obviously unacceptable.” - 

WASHINGTON: House committee probes FBI lab problems | Suits & Sentences

Panic at the FBI? - Power Line (blog)

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Panic at the FBI?
Power Line (blog)
But the officials who spoke to ABC News described a “panic” and “crisis” inside the FBI because the agency and the rest of the nation's homeland security infrastructure are not built to deal with the non-stop flow of homegrown extremists and possible ...

Accused of Spying for China, Until She Wasn’t

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A National Weather Service flood forecaster in Ohio faced federal economic espionage charges, until her case was dropped as abruptly as it had upended her life.

FBI's case against Louie Louie was screwy, screwy - Charleston Gazette

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FBI's case against Louie Louie was screwy, screwy
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That's why I was surprised to learn last week that the FBI has released 119 pages of documents covering a two-year investigation it conducted into the lyrics of “Louie Louie” to determine whether the Kingsmen produced an obscene song and should be ...

FBI increases monitoring of suspected ISIS supporters in wake of ... 

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WASHINGTON (CNN) — The FBI is increasing its monitoring of suspected ISIS supporters in the U.S. in the wake of last weekend's Garland, Texas, attack and the discovery by investigators that one of the attackers was having ...

Director Thanks Law Enforcement Partners in Police Week Message 

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In a video message during National Police Week, FBI Director James Comey expressed his personal thanks to our law enforcement partners.

Aurora theater shooting trial: Day 10 begins with FBI agent testimony - The Denver Post

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Aurora theater shooting trial: Day 10 begins with FBI agent testimony
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CENTENNIAL — The 10th day of the Aurora theater shooting trial began Monday, and prosecutors brought FBI Special Agent Christopher Rigopoulous back to the stand. Prosecutors called the agent, who is an expert in explosive devices, to the stand on ...

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FBI Spent Years 'Researching' The Lyrics To 'Louie, Louie' Prior To ... 

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This was after the FBI had reached out to the record label (who gave them the accurate lyrics) along with the original author of the song, Richard Berry, who told them the lyrics. Oddly, apparently, theFBI never bothered to ask ...

Security at Muhammad Cartoon Event Is Defended by Police

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The police chief in Garland, Tex., spoke amid questions about whether local officials were warned by federal authorities that one of the gunmen posed a potential threat.

Telephone Customer Service Representative Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud Conspiracy 

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Film: “1971” tells story of activists who broke into FBI offices to ... 

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Airing Monday, May 18 on PBS stations around the U.S.: "1971," a documentary by Johanna Hamilton on a brave group of activists who worked to expose unchecked power and corrupt activities in the ...

WASHINGTON: House committee probes FBI lab problems | Suits & Sentences

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WASHINGTON — FBI lab problems have prompted some noteworthy action from leaders of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
In a letter Tuesday to FBI Director James Comey, the commitee’s Republican chairman and senior Democrat voiced “grave concerns” about recent revelations concerning erroneous lab results and inaccurate testimony involving microscopic hair analyses.
“The scope of this catastrophe is almost impossible to believe,” wrote Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., adding that the recent discoveries are “shocking and obviously unacceptable.”
The two lawmakers asked Comey for a briefing by May 22, pressing seven separate questions from when the Bureau first learned of the lab problems to what disciplinary actions, if any, have been taken against the lab examiners.
The committee’s oversight actions follow up on the revelations last month that examiners’ testimony in at least 90 percent of trial transcripts the Bureau analyzed as part of its Microscopic Hair Comparison Analysis Review contained erroneous statements. Twenty-six of 28 FBI analysts provided either testimony with erroneous statements or submitted laboratory reports with erroneous statements.
“We need to understand more about these cases,” Chaffetz and Cummings wrote.
In a statement last month, Amy Hess, the executive assistant director of the FBI’s Science and Technology Branch stressed that the Justice Department and the FBI are “committed to ensuring that affected defendants are notified of past errors and that justice is done in every instance.”

Police say they didn't see FBI bulletin before Texas attack

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GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Hours before two would-be terrorists attacked a provocative Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest, the FBI sent local authorities the license plate number and photo of one of the shooters, who had a prior terrorism-related conviction, but police said Monday they didn't see the intelligence bulletin in time.
Garland Police Chief Mitch Bates also said the FBI notice was not specific enough to have altered authorities' response.
About 40 Garland police officers, along with members of federal and state law enforcement agencies, were guarding the May 3 event at a conference center in suburban Dallas when the attackers drove up and opened fire. Five officers responded, killing the two gunmen. One unarmed security guard was injured; no one attending the event was hurt.
Bates described the security plan, which he said took several months to create, as "an overwhelming success."
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The FBI sent the bulletin through its Dallas command post to Garland police, informing them that one of the attackers, Elton Simpson, "might be interested in going to Garland," FBI Director James Comey told reporters in Washington on Thursday. An FBI spokeswoman in Dallas made the transcript of Comey's comments available Monday.
But Bates said no one at the law enforcement command post was aware of the FBI's bulletin on Simpson prior to the attack.
"We had no information from the FBI or anyone else that Simpson posed a threat to our event," he said.
The FBI memo was sent to the North Texas Joint Terrorism Task Force, a 24-agency organization that includes one Garland police detective, Bates said. That detective, who received the bulletin via email, didn't see it until after the event.
The police chief described the bulletin as "one of many emails sent on that day," and his spokesman said Bates had no access to it.
The FBI routinely disseminates information about potential national security concerns to local law enforcement officials, including members of joint terrorism task forces and regional locally operated fusion centers. In this case, the FBI flagged individuals — including Simpson — who it thought were interested in the cartoon contest.
Simpson and the other gunman, Nadir Soofi, were armed with three pistols, three assault rifles and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, Bates said Monday. The firefight happened outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland where the contest was held.
Neither the FBI nor Garland police said they anticipated that either suspect would target the event. And Bates added: "Please note that the contents of that email would not have prevented this shooting, nor would it have changed the law enforcement response in any fashion."
Federal and local law enforcement officials declined to provide The Associated Press with a copy of the FBI's May 3 intelligence bulletin.
Zach Horn, a Dallas attorney representing five officers involved in the shooting, said neither he nor his clients had seen the FBI memo. But, he added, "They knew they weren't guarding a Girl Scout convention."
Mainstream Islamic tradition holds that any physical depiction of the Prophet Muhammad is blasphemous, and drawings such as the ones featured at the Garland have sparked violence around the world.
The officers, all of whom remain on paid administrative leave, are members of the Texas Municipal Police Association. The union provides legal representation for police in officer-involved shootings.
The Garland school board, which owns the publicly funded Curtis Culwell Center, said Monday it will discuss arming its security personnel and will evaluate its leasing policy. In January, the center opened its doors to a fundraiser organized by a Chicago-based nonprofit that aims to help Muslims combat negative depictions of the prophet. That event drew about 1,000 protesters.
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FBI hair analysis problems reveal limits of forensic science

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By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kirk Odom was convicted of a 1981 rape and robbery after a woman identified him as her attacker and an FBI specialist testified that hair on her nightgown was similar to hair on Odom's head.
But DNA testing some 30 years later affirmed what Odom long had maintained: The hair wasn't his; neither was the semen left on a pillowcase and robe. A felony conviction that imprisoned him for decades was overturned in 2012 by a judge who declared it a "grave miscarriage of justice."
"I was hoping that I was going to go home that day," Odom, recalling his trial in Washington, D.C., said in an interview. Instead, "they sentenced me to 20 to 66 years in prison."
His experience is but one example of flawed forensic science from the pre-DNA era, a simmering problem that now appears far more widespread than initially thought. The Innocence Project, which works to exonerate the wrongly accused, has identified 74 overturned convictions in which faulty hair evidence was a factor. Now, a new disclosure by the FBI that experts gave erroneous testimony on hair analysis in more than 250 trials before 2000 suggests that number could rise dramatically.
Defense lawyers say the latest revelations — on top of established concerns about bite mark identification and arson science — confirm fears about the shortcomings of old-fashioned forensic techniques and could affect thousands of cases. Advancing technologies have put such techniques under more scrutiny, including from judges, and highlighted the limits of once-established practices.
"There are forces converging at the moment that are finally bringing some recognition to the failings of many venerable techniques," said Chris Fabricant, director of strategic litigation at the Innocence Project.
A 2013 Associated Press investigation concluded that at least 24 men convicted or charged with murder or rape based on bite-mark evidence — the practice of matching teeth to a flesh wound — were exonerated since 2000. Meanwhile, some high-profile criminal cases involving arson science have come under renewed scrutiny amid debunked fire investigations. Last year, a Pennsylvania judge threw out the conviction of a Korean immigrant who had spent 24 years in prison for his daughter's death.
When subjective speculation is injected into a trial under the guise of science, "then a real perversion of justice is what happens," Fabricant said.
Microscopic hair analysis, which involves comparing hair specimens through a microscope, has for decades been an established FBI practice and passed along at seminars to hundreds of state-level examiners.
But critics say the technique lacks objective standards, with limitations that have led experts to overstate its evidentiary value too often.
Though this kind of evidence may be used to include or exclude individuals who could be a potential source of hair, critics note that there's no way to conclusively know how common or rare the specimen is because no national database of hair specimens exists. A 2009 report from the National Academy of Sciences described as "highly unreliable" testimony purporting to identify a particular defendant through hair analysis.
The FBI still considers microscopic hair analysis valid, but has also acknowledged its scientific limitations and uses it now in conjunction with more scientifically reliable DNA testing.
The Justice Department in 2012 embarked on a review of criminal cases following high-profile exonerations in which microscopic hair analysis was used. The government has identified nearly 3,000 cases in which FBI examiners submitted reports or may have testified in trials involving hair analysis.
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Sepp Blatter Too Afraid Of The FBI To Enter The United States

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Report: Sepp Blatter Too Afraid Of The FBI To Enter The United States
Slavery-enabler Sepp Blatter might actually be facing consequences for how FIFA awarded the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids to Russia and Qatar. ESPN’s investigative newsmagazine show, E:60, debuted an hour-long documentary on Blatter tonight, and reports that he is so fearful of an FBI investigation into bribery and corruption during the bidding process that he has decided not to step foot on U.S. soil:
Jeremy Schaap believes the last time Blatter was in the U.S. was 2011.
CNN reported last November—after FIFA’s own investigation found no reason to take the World Cup’s away from Russia or Qatar—that the FBI’s three-year-old probe would continue:
A U.S. law enforcement official said the probe is looking at a variety of alleged corruption issues, including the 2018 and 2022 bidding process.
The FBI investigation includes the cooperation of a former top FIFA official who has provided documents and recordings of meetings with colleagues, law enforcement officials said.
Both CNN and E:60 report that an unnamed former FIFA official, likely Chuck Blazer, is assisting the investigation. Blazer was on the FIFA Executive Committee from 1996 to 2013, and was himself the subject of an FBI probe before he flipped, at least according to the New York Daily News.
Last summer E:60 debuted a documentary on the conditions faced by workers building World Cup stadiums in Qatar. Jeremy Schaap and an E:60 team went to Qatar, and the video they took and stories they heard were absolutely brutal. They snuck into a migrant camp where they documented the absolute squalor the workers live in—eight or ten to a room, cooking in overcrowded and filthy kitchens—and heard the stories of workers who cannot leave Qatar because their “employer” possesses their passport.
By choosing Qatar’s $200 billion World Cup bid over many others’s, including the United States’s, FIFA helped worsen an already terrible situation. Migrant workers were already streaming into Qatar to build fantastic monuments to oil wealth and living in near-slavery conditions, but the need to build a dozen stadiums and the infrastructure to support the World Cup has subjected hundreds of thousands more to them. As E:60 reported, Qatar essentially lies to these workers about the job to entice them to leave behind their families and countries in an attempt to better their lives, and then traps them once they get there.

Contact the author at kevin.draper@deadspin.com. Photo via AP.
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North Las Vegas police ask FBI to investigate inappropriate images on mayor's computer

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May 23, 2011: Former Nevada Sen. John Lee, D-North Las Vegas, at work on the Senate floor at the Legislature in Carson City, Nev. (AP)
North Las Vegas police asked the FBI Tuesday to take over an investigation of how Mayor John Lee obtained images on his computer that he suspected showed child pornography.
The city’s new police chief, Alexander Perez, decided to seek federal help after reviewing how detectives handled Lee’s request last October to clear images from his iPad, police officer Aaron Petty said.
FBI Las Vegas spokeswoman Bridget Pappas said she had no immediate information about a request for bureau involvement.
The developments came after the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Friday that a detective discovered web-browser links on Lee’s computer to at least one website displaying possible child pornography originating from a foreign country.
The paper said the Oct. 30 investigation ended after one day because the detective could not immediately verify the age or identify the location of the children. Lee’s other devices were not examined.
The news report came a day after Joseph Chronister retired as police chief and Perez, his former assistant chief, was promoted.
Lee told the Review-Journal the images began popping up on his computer after someone sent him an email, and he contacted police because he was worried they showed children being harmed.
Chronister, who retired as North Las Vegas police chief after more than 25 years in the department, told the newspaper he wished he had taken the findings of the police investigation to the Clark County district attorney and that the probe had been more complete.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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FBI — Leader of Drug Trafficking Organization Admits Conspiring to Sell Kilograms of Heroin in New Jersey

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TRENTON, NJ—A leader of a large-scale drug trafficking organization today admitted conspiring to distribute heroin in Ocean and Monmouth counties and elsewhere in New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Rufus Young, a/k/a “Equan,” a/k/a “E-Money,” of Asbury Park, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan in Trenton federal court to an information charging him with conspiring to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.
In March 2014, 19 other alleged members of the drug trafficking organization of which Young was a leader were charged by criminal complaint with conspiring to distribute heroin. The complaint referred to the drug trafficking organization as the “Britt-Young DTO,” after its leaders, Young and Robert Britt, a/k/a “True.” Of those 19 individuals, 14 have pleaded guilty.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
Between February 2013 and March 2014, Young conspired with others to distribute heroin in Ocean and Monmouth counties as part of the Britt-Young DTO. Young was a leader of the organization and was responsible for, among other things, supplying heroin to various sub-dealers who distributed the heroin to others. To carry out Britt-Young DTO’s drug trafficking business, Young maintained several stash house locations that he and his conspirators used to package, store and sell heroin, including a recording studio in Toms River and two apartments in Neptune, New Jersey. Young was responsible for distributing between one and three kilograms of heroin during the conspiracy.
The narcotics conspiracy charge to which Young pleaded carries a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison and a $5 million fine. Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 19, 2015.
U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI, Red Bank Resident Office, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Richard M. Frankel; officers of the Brick Township Police Department, under the direction of Chief Nils R. Bergquist: and officers of the Toms River Police Department, under the direction of Chief Mitchell Little, with the investigation. He additionally credited special agents of the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge George P. Belsky; inspectors of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, under the direction of Inspector in Charge Maria L. Kelokates; officers of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Acting Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni; and officers of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato. He also thanked the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office and the Neptune Township, Asbury Park, Marlboro, Long Branch and Freehold police departments for their roles in the case.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas Grippo of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Newark.
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FBI delivers on $1.1B biometrics program

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The FBI added a host of new capabilities for federal and local law enforcement officials to improve how they identify suspects. The Next Generation Identification System replaced a 15-year-old fingerprint system with advanced biometrics.
But it wasn't just the facial recognition or the move from two fingerprints to 10 fingerprints or the huge improvements around identifying latent fingerprints. The FBI actually delivered this $1.1 billion program on-time, on-budget and within expected capabilities, and turned off the 1990s-era Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS).
"It was a quite a feat. It was actually a 10-year program with six years of contract work. Increments we decided were the best way to deliver functionality each year. We can make sure we have something out there," said Jim Preaskorn, the program manager for the FBI's next generation identification system, in an interview with Federal News Radio after the AFCEA Bethesda's 8th Annual Governmentwide Initiatives Excellence Awards in Washington. "As for the cost and schedule, it was a team effort. It was a $1.1 billion program, so we had a whole program office and that philosophy of earned value, schedule containment and quality as well as scope. Think of it as a three-legged stool, quality, cost and schedule, saw one off, you have to do something to the others."
The FBI hired Lockheed Martin in 2008 under a 10-year contract to implement NGI to replace IAFIS, which the bureau implemented in 1999.
The FBI and Lockheed began implementing new capabilities starting in 2011, with increment four going live in September 2014 to meet full operational capability.
It was that reason why AFCEA Bethesda honored Preaskorn and the FBI with the Excellence in Mission Award. In all, the organization honored federal and state IT executives in nine categories.
"You are being honored here today because you naturally aspire to and exhibit these ideals of excellence. You are being honored here today because you passionately and instinctively employ the attributes we have heard extolled," said Richard McKinney, the Transportation Department chief information officer, who gave the keynote speech at the awards ceremony. "You understand their meaning intuitively without needing a reminder from me or anyone else because you practice them every day. You work hard as a matter of habit. Your virtue and your excellence are the just rewards of that hard work and the cause for this celebration today."
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Accuracy and speed
The FBI's hard work translated into significant more capabilities for federal, state and local law enforcement officers.
Preaskorn said NGI improved the accuracy of fingerprint algorithms to 99.6 percent from 92 percent. Officers now have access to the Repository for Individuals of Special Concern (RISC) through theirmobile devices.
"An officer can take one or two fingers and get images back to us and within six seconds or so, we will give a probable cause, red light or green light type of thing," he said. "We redid our latent and became three times more accurate. We went from about 26 percent accurate on our latent submissions to about 82 percent to 86 percent accurate."
Preaskorn said the IAFIS system didn't process flat or latent fingerprints as opposed to rolled fingerprints well.
Most recently under increment four, the FBI received facial recognition capabilities and a Rap Back services, which provides law enforcement officers notification of criminal, and, in limited cases, civil activity of individuals that occurs after the initial processing and retention of criminal or civil transactions.
"We take still images, which are mug shots and photos contributed by law enforcement, and we will return a candidate list and they will have a gallery to select from," Preaskorn said. "We also are scalable now. We built this on a service-oriented architecture so as a modality changes we can unplug in and plug in a new vendor, or expand if we want to add iris in the future. We can just plug it into the service-bus and it allows us to expand and grow."
Probably the biggest difference between the two systems is the FBI designed the IAFIS system for about 62,000 transactions a day. The bureau created NGI to handle as many as 700,000 transactions a day.
"We've actually hit 693,000 on April 16. It's not a typical day. The busy times are 260,000 or so," he said. "It's scalable, more flexible built on blade technology, increase core processing, add memory or change hardware at will."
Other feds using NGI
Preaskorn said by building NGI increments over the last few years, the FBI allowed field agents and other stakeholder to test and comment on the system. This ensured the FBI wouldn't suffer from scope creep and that it was meeting users' needs.
The FBI will continue evolving NGI over the next few years. Preaskorn said they are piloting iris technology to see if it's viable. He said the bureau also is considering DNA, voice or other modalities as those technologies improve.
The Next Generation Identification System isn't just for the FBI. Preaskorn said the Homeland Security Department is its biggest federal customer. DHS sends prints to NGI from all border crossings and port of entry checkpoints.
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FBI Chief of Staff Tapped as Acting DEA Administrator

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A former U.S. attorney and current chief of staff to the FBI director has been named acting director for the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Chuck Rosenberg will replace ousted DEA chief Michele Leonhart.
Leonhart, a career drug agent, was forced to retire last month amid questions about her handling of allegations of misconduct by agents outlined in an inspector general's report. The report included allegations that agents working in a foreign country attended sex parties with prostitutes. The DEA later confirmed that the country was Colombia. Twenty-two members of the House Oversight Committee, including 13 Democrats, signed a no-confidence statement after Leonhart testified about the report and allegations that the agents involved in misconduct received lenient punishments.
Rosenberg will take over on a temporary basis next week.
He previously served as U.S. Attorney from the Eastern District of Virginia and the Southern District of Texas under President George W. Bush. He is currently chief of staff to FBI Director James Comey.
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Amtrak Train That Derailed Was Going 100 M.P.H., Officials Say; 7 Killed

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PHILADELPHIA — The Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, killing at least seven people, was barreling through a sharp turn at 100 miles an hour or more, at least twice the speed limit on that stretch of track, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.
The train’s speed was recorded in the “black box” data recorders that were recovered from the wreckage, according to officials with knowledge of the investigation, while emergency crews searched for more survivors and victims of a wreck that injured more than 200 people.
The recorders were taken to Amtrak’s operations center in Delaware to download information like the train’s speed, images from a video camera on the engine and a log of when the train’s operator used tools like the brake, throttle and horn, officials said at a news conference.
Passengers who emerged battered and bloodied described a chaotic, terrifying scene, with people thrown against walls, furniture and each other, and luggage and other loose items flying through the air and hitting people.
The wreck occurred as the New York-bound train made a sharp left turn at a railyard called Frankford Junction northeast of Center City, where multiple freight and passenger routes converge and Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor makes one of its sharpest turns. The speed limit on that curve, in the Port Richmond section of the city, is 50 miles an hour, according to the Federal Railroad Administration, and on either side of the curve it is 70 m.p.h.
Robert Sumwalt, a safety board member, said during a news conference that the train was traveling 106 m.p.h. when the brakes were applied as the train was making a left-had curve.
Experts said the derailment might have been averted by a safety system called positive train control, that can, among other features, automatically reduce the speed of a train that is going too fast. To do that, the system must be installed on both the train and the route; the Amtrak train had it, but that stretch of track did not.
Railroads are under a congressional mandate to install the system on passenger routes and major freight lines by the end of the year, but they are seeking an extension because of the cost and complexity of the work. The Association of American Railroads said that operators have already spent $5 billion on positive train control, and still need to spend about the same amount to comply with the mandate.
Absence of positive train control was also cited as a factor in the fatal 2013 crash of a Metro-North train in the Bronx.
But even without the system, rail safety experts said Amtrak locomotives have multiple systems to alert train operators to excess speed, with warning lights and sound alarms.
“When you are depending entirely on a human being, the engineer in this case, then there is an opening for a human error and a tragedy like this one,” said Russ Quimby, a retired rail crash investigator with the safety board. “If you have no system to regulate the speed, then that’s the core failure.”
Mayor Michael A. Nutter of Philadelphia, at a news conference, refuted reports that the engineer who was driving the train had refused to speak to investigators. “The engineer was injured, received medical care, and was interviewed by the Philadelphia Police Department,” he said.
He confirmed reports that the death toll had reached seven, with more than 200 people injured, and said that for now, the focus of emergency crews combing through the twisted wreck was “making sure that we are searching every car, every inch, thousands of square feet, to find individuals that may have been on the train.”
“We are heartbroken at what has happened here,” he said. “We have not experienced anything like it in modern times.”
The names of the victims began to trickle out Wednesday afternoon. The United States Naval Academy confirmed that one of its midshipmen was among the dead, and family members identified him as Justin Zemser of Rockaway Beach, in Queens, a former student body president at Channel View High School.
“We’re not ready to talk yet. We are just grieving, and when we are ready we will be in touch,” said a relative, who did not want to be identified.
The Associated Press said that one of its employees, Jim Gaines, 48, a video software architect who lived in Plainsboro, N.J., was also killed.
Another victim was Rachel Jacobs, chief executive officer of ApprenNet, an education technology company in Philadelphia, whose co-workers spent most of the day Wednesday unsure of what had happened to her. A friend, Michelle Kedem, said she had received a text message from Ms. Jacobs’s family confirming her death.
Mr. Nutter said some passengers have not yet been found, but officials were still not sure how many. “We have not completely matched the manifest that we received from Amtrak with the patient or hospital records,” he said.
Investigators are trying to determine what caused a New York-bound Amtrak train to jump the tracks Tuesday night.
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People trying to find loved ones congregated first at Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station, then at a temporary aid station the city set up at an elementary school, and finally at the Marriott Hotel downtown, where Amtrak opened a family center.
Philadelphia’s director of emergency management, Samantha Phillips, said, “Our hospitals treated over 200 patients last night and this morning.”
The train, Northeast Regional Train 188, from Washington to New York, was pulled by an ACS-64 electric locomotive built by Siemens, a model first put into service last year that is capable of speeds up to 125 miles per hour.
It jumped the tracks at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, tossing around the passengers and crew, as most of the train’s seven passenger cars tumbled onto their sides and crumpled. One car was particularly badly mangled, looking like nothing so much as a crushed and torn soda can. One car struck a steel utility pole, and a stretch of bent and twisted track could be seen near the wreckage, indicating the sheer force of the crash.
Passengers described a quiet ride turned suddenly chaotic and terrifying.
“The guy next to me was unconscious, so I just kind of picked him up and slapped him in the face and said ‘Hey buddy, get up, get up,’ and he came to,” said Patrick J. Murphy, a former congressman from Pennsylvania, who was on the train.
The engine pulling the train separated from the passenger cars, left the tracks, rumbled through a dirt area and came to rest diagonally across other sets of tracks.
After the crash, emergency workers carrying flashlights and ladders moved frantically from car to car helping passengers off the train, some bloodied, others dazed. Parts of the damaged cars were so badly mangled that firefighters had to use hydraulic tools to rescue people trapped inside.
Amtrak reported that 238 passengers and five crew members were supposed to be on the train, but officials cautioned that those figures were inexact; off-duty Amtrak employees could have been aboard without appearing on passenger manifests, and people who bought tickets might have missed the train.
Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board began to arrive before 5 a.m., said Robert Sumwalt, a board member, adding that they may be able to release more information on Wednesday afternoon. The F.B.I. was also investigating.
On Wednesday, a giant crane moved into position and began attempting to lift the damaged cars. The wreck severed Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor, one of the nation’s busiest rail routes, and the Southeast Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s commuter train line from Philadelphia to Trenton, stranding thousands of passengers and threatening to snarl travel for days or weeks to come.
Temple University Hospital received 54 patients from the wreck, including one who died overnight from a massive chest injury, Herbert E. Cushing, the chief medical officer, said Wednesday morning. He said that most of the patients suffered fractures from being thrown around the train, and that 25 remained in the hospital, including eight people in critical condition.
“There were lots of people from all around the world” among the injured, he said, including patients from Albania, India and Spain.
About 20 minutes before the crash, on the same line but a few miles away, “an unknown projectile” struck a SEPTA commuter train and damaged a window, an authority spokeswoman said. Mr. Nutter said that had “nothing to do with this incident.”
Amtrak service continued between Philadelphia and Washington on a modified schedule, but no trains were able to run between Philadelphia and New York.
The derailment took place in roughly the same area of track that was the site of one of the nation’s deadliest rail accidents. On Labor Day in 1943, a 16-car Pennsylvania Railroad Congressional Limited train carrying military service members on leave derailed near the same curve, killing 79 people and injuring 117.
Officials concluded that a hot journal box had burned off and caused an axle to snap, which sent the train catapulting off the track.
Correction: May 13, 2015
An earlier version of this article misstated, at one point, the day on which the train derailment occurred. It was on Tuesday, not Wednesday.
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» Pentagon mulls sending planes, ships near disputed South China Sea islands - Reuters
13/05/15 13:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Reuters Pentagon mulls sending planes, ships near disputed South China Sea islands Reuters WASHINGTON The Pentagon is considering sending U.S. military aircraft and ships to assert fre...
» Inspectors in Syria Find Traces of Banned Military Chemicals
13/05/15 13:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The discovery came as Syrian government forces were being accused of continuing to bombard insurgent-held areas with chlorine bombs.
» As Obama Plays China Card on Trade, Chinese Pursue Their Own Deals
13/05/15 13:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. In a subtle form of competition, Xi Jinping is picking off American allies to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
» Obama to meet with Saudi crown prince, deputy in Oval Office on Wednesday
13/05/15 13:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will meet with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office on Wednesday,...
» N Korea Defence Chief 'Shot For Falling Asleep'
13/05/15 13:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. According to reports from South Korea, Hyon Yong Chol was executed after falling asleep at an event attended by Kim Jong-Un.
» S. Korea's spy agency says N. Korea executed defense chief
13/05/15 13:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 11:32 a.m. EDT. SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's spy agency says it has information that North Korea executed its defense chief for sleeping during a meeting and talking back to...
» North Korean defence minister executed by anti-aircraft gun – report
13/05/15 13:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. South Korea intelligence agency reports Hyon Yong Chol fell out of favour with Kim Jong-Un North Korea has executed its defence chief on treason charges, Seoul’s National Inte...
» Judges Close Conspiracy Case Against Argentina’s President
13/05/15 13:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. A panel accepted a prosecutor’s decision not to pursue accusations that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner conspired to shield Iranians suspected of planning a 1994 bombing.
» Prince Charles' 'black spider' memos to be revealed today
13/05/15 13:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. After a lengthy legal battle, 27 letters, dubbed as 'black spider memos, written by the Prince of Wales between 2004 and 2005 to ministers in Tony Blair's government will be made public...
» Conviction Rates Count More in Chinese Justice Than Innocence
13/05/15 13:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Chen Jianzhong, 51, spent more than 17 months in jail before he was exonerated. He wants an apology and an investigation into the men who he says tortured him.
» S. Korean Intelligence: N. Korean Dictator Kim Executes Defense Minister
13/05/15 13:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. South Korean intelligence is reporting that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had his defense minister executed for apparently falling asleep at a military event. Seoul's Yonhap News Agency...
» Police torture in China still routine despite reforms: rights group
13/05/15 13:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BEIJING (Reuters) - Six years after China took steps to crack down on torture by police, detainees continue to be beaten, hanged by their wrists and shackled to iron chairs, New York-b...
» U.S. Will Remain Tough on Iran, Obama Tells Arab Newspaper
13/05/15 13:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Ahead of a two-day meeting with officials from several Persian Gulf countries, the president also defended his efforts to reach a nuclear deal.
» Summit, Without Saudi King, to Focus on Security Ties
13/05/15 13:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. President Obama hosts a summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council nations starting Wednesday to reassure them that the United States stands behind them in the face of threats from Iran and e...
» Obama Maintains Hope for Two-State Solution to Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
13/05/15 13:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. President Barack Obama said he has not given up hope for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but noted that simmering tensions in the region and "serious questions" ...
» Cameron keeps his enemies closer with a slew of top jobs: MPs who rebelled in the past are made ministers in new government
13/05/15 13:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Dominic Raab, seen as one of the brightest stars of the 2010 Conservative intake but long denied a job after rebelling over Europe and human rights legislation, was made justice minister.
» Torture still routine in Chinese jails, Human Rights Watch report finds
13/05/15 13:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Human Rights Watch report says detainees electrocuted, shackled to chairs, starved and deprived of sleep to elicit confessions Torture is still routine in Chinese jails, with ...
» Baltimore police's handling of injured suspects questioned
13/05/15 13:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Home - CBSNews.com. CBS News investigation finds in last three years, 700 detainees with visible injuries taken to the hospital -- only after being turned away by central booking
» Video: Dramatic Footage Shows Volcano Drama
13/05/15 13:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. A group of sightseers get more than they bargained for when Nicaragua's Telica volcano roared into life.
» Six US Marines Aboard Helicopter Missing in Nepal - Wall Street Journal (blog)
13/05/15 13:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Wall Street Journal (blog) Six US Marines Aboard Helicopter Missing in Nepal Wall Street Journal (blog) WASHINGTON—A U.S. military helicopter conducting relief efforts in Nepal h...
» Experts: North Korea’s Submarine Missile ‘Emerging Threat’
13/05/15 13:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. U.S. experts say North Korea is still a long way from possessing an operational ballistic missile submarine despite the North’s claim that it has successfully test-fired a ballistic missi...
» North Korea Said to Execute a Top Official
13/05/15 13:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The minister of North Korea’s People’s Armed Forces, Gen. Hyon Yong-chol, was executed as a “traitor” for showing disrespect for its leader, Kim Jong-un, South Korean intelligence officials...
» US, Russia to Continue Push to Cooperate More Closely on Key International Issues
13/05/15 13:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The United States and Russia are vowing to continue discussions on how they can work more closely on critical issues around the globe. This follows a trip by U.S. Secretary of State John ...
» Amtrak passengers try to escape in immediate aftermath of Philadelphia train crash – video
13/05/15 13:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news + Video | The Guardian. Video posted to social media shows the moment after a train crash in Philadelphia, which injured dozens of people. The train was traveling from Washington DC to New York....
» 'You can’t trust anybody': the Mexicans caught up in the drug war just south of Texas
13/05/15 13:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Cartel violence in Tamaulipas state has claimed 254 lives in the first three months of this year, but has largely gone unreported in the press When Carlos Ulivarri heard that ...
» Mexican environmental authorities seize gallons of stewed iguana
13/05/15 13:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Spiny-tailed iguanas are a protected threatened species in Mexico, where authorities are discouraging people from eating them Mexican environmental authorities say they seized...
» Number of Americans using $100000 in medicines triples: Express Scripts - Reuters
13/05/15 13:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Number of Americans using $100000 in medicines triples: Express Scripts Reuters More than a half-million U.S. patients had medication costs in excess of $50,000 in 2014, an incre...
» US Lawmakers Discuss Extension of US-China Nuclear Deal
13/05/15 13:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A group of U.S. senators heard testimony from top nuclear security officials on the "risks and rewards" of renewing a treaty on peaceful nuclear power cooperation with China. The Senate F...
» Deadly Passenger Train Derailment Near Philadelphia
13/05/15 13:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Mayor Michael Nutter of Philadelphia said five people were killed when a commuter train derailed outside the city late Tuesday night. Multiple emergency units responded when the Amtrak tr...
» Three British teenage Jihadi brides who married militants in Iraq are now on the run from Isis after escaping
13/05/15 13:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Three teenage girls, said to be about 16, are understood to have escaped the clutches of their militant husbands, a source within the ISIS-controlled city of Mosul revealed.
» Russia's Vnesheconombank To Back Suspect In Spy Case
13/05/15 13:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A bank owned by Russia will pay the legal costs for a banker charged with participating in a Cold War-style Russian spy ring, his lawyer said May 12.
» Young Critics of Venezuela Government Put Hope in Elections - New York Times
13/05/15 13:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Fox News Young Critics of Venezuela Government Put Hope in Elections New York Times CARACAS, Venezuela — Last year, Rafael Rico was covering his baby face with a vinegar-soaked rag and...
» Senior Tories tell David Cameron to give Scotland complete financial independence
13/05/15 13:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon takes a selfie with a group of nurses during a visit to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where she praised staff as A&E performance figures improved to their bes...
» Cameron to fast track terror laws - NEWS.com.au
13/05/15 13:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. NEWS.com.au Cameron to fast track terror laws NEWS.com.au BRITAIN is set to introduce some of the toughest counter terrorism laws in the western world with Prime Minister David Cameron...
» Amtrak train crashes in Philadelphia
13/05/15 13:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Several people were injured after a train traveling from Washington DC to New York City reportedly went off the tracks in Philadelphia on Tuesday night when it was going into a turn.
» South Korean Soldier Goes on Shooting Rampage Before Killing Himself
13/05/15 13:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The army reservist killed one person and wounded three others at a firing range, an official said, in the latest case to raise concerns about military discipline.
» South Korean Soldier Goes on Shooting Rampage Before Killing Himself - New York Times
13/05/15 13:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. South Korean Soldier Goes on Shooting Rampage Before Killing Himself New York Times SEOUL, South Korea — A South Korean Army reservist shot and killed a fellow soldier and wounded thre...
» South Korean Reservist Kills Himself, Fellow Serviceman
13/05/15 13:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A South Korean reservist has shot to death a fellow soldier and wounded at least three others before turning the gun on himself. South Korean officials reported Wednesday that the man wen...
» Ukraine's refugees find solace in Poland, Europe's most homogenous society
13/05/15 13:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Hundred of thousands have fled to their neighbouring country since the current conflict began, with some taking jobs vacated by emigrants to the west As sunlight streams throu...
» Android Wear 5.1 review: simple, useful and the best – for now
13/05/15 13:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Google’s latest version of Android Wear makes it easier to get to apps, improves notification handling and adds brilliant emoji features Google’s smartwatch operating system, ...
» Five shot dead in Arizona home in possible murder-suicide: newspaper - Reuters
13/05/15 13:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. New York Daily News Arizona Daily Star Five shot dead in Arizona home in possible murder-suicide: newspaper Reuters Five people were found dead from gunshot wounds inside an Ariz...
» Kerry Fills in NATO Allies on Putin Meeting - New York Times
13/05/15 13:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Times LIVE Kerry Fills in NATO Allies on Putin Meeting New York Times ANTALYA, Turkey — A day after lengthy talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. Secretary of State John Ke...
» Over 40 Killed as Gunmen Attack Karachi Bus
13/05/15 13:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Pakistani authorities said Pakistani authorities say gunmen attacked a bus in Karachi Wednesday, killing at least 43 people, including 16 women, all of whom women. The victims belonged to...
» More Than 40 Killed After Gunmen Attack Bus In Karachi
13/05/15 13:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Pakistani officials Officials say at least 43 members of a minority Shi'ite Muslim sect were killed when 41 minority Shi'ite Muslims were killed and dozens injured after ...
» Dozens killed in Karachi bus attack
13/05/15 13:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Gunmen on motorcycles open fire on vehicle in south Pakistan city, police say Gunmen on motorcycles have killed 43 people in an attack on a bus in Karachi, police have said. O...
» Police: 5 found shot to death in Tucson home - USA TODAY
13/05/15 13:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Police: 5 found shot to death in Tucson home USA TODAY TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Police say five people have been found shot to death in a Tucson home in what appears to be a murder-s...
» We need a new kind of politics: a vote every five years is not enough
13/05/15 13:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. The barriers between politicians and ordinary citizens must come down in order to achieve true democracy When you stand back and draw breath after this dramatic and surprising...
» Kerry fills in NATO allies on Putin meeting - Washington Post
13/05/15 13:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Kerry fills in NATO allies on Putin meeting Washington Post ANTALYA, Turkey — A day after lengthy talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was fi...
» Motorcycle gunmen kill 41 in bus attack in Pakistan's Karachi - police - Reuters
13/05/15 13:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Financial Express Motorcycle gunmen kill 41 in bus attack in Pakistan's Karachi - police Reuters KARACHI, Pakistan Gunmen on motorcycles killed at least 41 people in an attack on...
» North Korea Reportedly Executes Its Defense Minister for Dozing Off at a Military Event
13/05/15 13:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. North Korea has reportedly executed its Defense Minister defense minister for falling asleep at a military event that was attended by the country’s leader Kim Jong Un, Seoul’s National Intelligence S...
» Why China and India Just Can’t Get Along
13/05/15 13:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. In the 7th century, a Chinese monk traversed a ribbon of the Silk Road, through the forbidding Taklamakan desert and over the mighty Tianshan peaks, to India. The Buddhist cleric’s name was Xua...
» Police: 5 found shot to death in Tucson home - Scottsbluff Star Herald
13/05/15 13:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Police: 5 found shot to death in Tucson home Scottsbluff Star Herald TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Police say five people have been found shot to death in a Tucson home in what appears to...
» French President Hollande Makes Historic Visit to Haiti
13/05/15 13:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. French President Francois Hollande visited Haiti Tuesday and pledged to help the impoverished Caribbean nation recover from the 2010 earthquake that left much of the country island in rui...
» Police: 5 found shot to death in Tucson home - Montana Standard
13/05/15 12:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Police: 5 found shot to death in Tucson home Montana Standard TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Police say five people have been found shot to death in a Tucson home in what appears to be a m...
» Clearer security arrangement between GCC, U.S. critical to terrorism fight: Kerry
13/05/15 12:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. ANTALYA, Turkey (Reuters) - Defining a clearer security arrangement between Gulf countries and the United States is critical to fighting terrorism, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry s...
» Amtrak train derails in Philadelphia, killing five
13/05/15 12:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from itnnews's YouTube Videos. From: itnnews Duration: 01:06 Dramatic images of the fatal train crash in Philadelphia show the extent of the damage after an Amtrak service derailed en route to New York. Rep...
» Trade illustrates divide between Obama, Democrats - seattlepi.com
13/05/15 12:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. seattlepi.com Trade illustrates divide between Obama, Democrats seattlepi.com WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama poured intense effort into lobbying fellow Democrats on tra...
» NATO says will look at what more it can do in fight against Islamic State
13/05/15 12:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. ANTALYA, Turkey (Reuters) - NATO foreign ministers meeting in Turkey on Wednesday will look at how the alliance can do more to fight Islamic State, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said.
» The Queen gushes over the arrival of Princess Charlotte
13/05/15 12:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. The Queen's remarks at the Buckingham Palace garden party are the first time she has expressed any public opinion about the birth of the new princess, born just over a week ago.
» Police: 5 found shot to death in Tucson home - La Crosse Tribune
13/05/15 12:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Police: 5 found shot to death in Tucson home La Crosse Tribune TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Police say five people have been found shot to death in a Tucson home in what appears to be a ...
» Kerry Fills In NATO Allies On Putin Meeting
13/05/15 12:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has briefed allies during a gathering of NATO foreign ministers in the southern Turkish town of Antalya, a day after holding lengthy ta...
» Kerry: Now Is ‘Critical Moment’ for Ukraine Conflict
13/05/15 12:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said now is a "critical moment" for Russia and pro-Russia separatists to fulfill a peace deal meant to end violence in eastern Ukraine. "There was stron...
» Amtrak Train Derails in Philadelphia, Killing at Least 5 and Injuring Dozens - New York Times
13/05/15 12:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. New York Times Amtrak Train Derails in Philadelphia, Killing at Least 5 and Injuring Dozens New York Times PHILADELPHIA — At least five people were killed and dozens more were injured ...
» WorldViews: Is it time for France to pay its real debt to Haiti?
13/05/15 12:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post. In 1791, the slaves of France's most profitable Caribbean colony, Saint Domingue, revolted. The uprising was kindled by the a...
» Islamic State attacks army-held areas in central Syria
13/05/15 12:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters launched an attack on Syrian army-held areas in Homs province overnight, a Syrian military source and an organization tracking the war said, p...
» George Zimmerman awaits police probe in shooting on road - WGME
13/05/15 12:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. George Zimmerman awaits police probe in shooting on road WGME ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- George Zimmerman had moved out of Florida, but is now sticking around as police officers inves...
» Prince Charles’ Secret ‘Black Spider’ Letters to be Published Wednesday
13/05/15 12:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. LONDON — Prince Charles’ secret letters to government officials are set to be released to the public after a long court battle. The 27 contested letters have been called the “black ...
» Amtrak passengers escape from train wreckage after crash in Philadelphia - video
13/05/15 12:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news + Video | The Guardian. Video from Janelle Richards posted to Twitter, shows passengers on board crashed Northeast Region 188 train escaping the wreckage of the train after it derailed on Tuesda...
» Deadly Mexican Cartel Rises as New Threat
13/05/15 12:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. President Peña Nieto deploys military forces to confront the New Generation Jalisco Cartel after it kills soldiers, officers and politicians and wreaks havoc in an economically importa...
» Decision Not to Charge Police Officer Spurs Protests in Wisconsin
13/05/15 12:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from VOAvideo's YouTube Videos. From: VOAvideo Duration: 02:42 A white police officer in Wisconsin won't be charged for fatally shooting an unarmed 19-year-old biracial man in March. The announcement of tha...
» Cops shoot hammer-wielding suspect in Midtown | New York Post
13/05/15 12:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from | Cops shoot hammer-wielding suspect in MidtownNew York Post. Cops shoot hammer-wielding suspect in Midtown By David K. Li View author archive email the author follow on twitter Get author RSS feed Ma...
» NYPD Officer Shoots Hammer-Wielding Man Suspected of Injuring Two Women
13/05/15 12:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Newsweek. U.S. U.S. A scene after an NYPD officer shot a hammer-wielding man in New York City on May 13, 2015. NYC Police Scanner On Wednesday morning, an officer with the NYPD shot a man suspected of stri...
» Two women attacked by hammer-wielding man in Union Square, Manhattan
13/05/15 12:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from 7online.com RSS Feed. UNION SQUARE (WABC) -- Police in Manhattan continue to search for a man who is randomly attacking people with a hammer, and they have released a photo of the suspect. Authorities beli...
» hammer and sickle - Google Search
13/05/15 12:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Search Results en.wikipedia.org {"cb":3,"cl":3,"cr":3,"ct":3,"id":"HnUpLer0ACXciM:","ml":{"0":{"bh":160,"bw":151,"o":0}},"oh":2000,"os":"1KB","ou":"http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/41/Ham...
» hammer-wielding - Google Search
13/05/15 12:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Search Results In the news Report: Hammer-Wielding Man Shot and Killed by NYPD in Midtown Manhattan Gawker ‎ - 51 mins ago NYPD officers reportedly shot a hammer - wielding man this morning in midtown M...
» Carol: the women behind Patricia Highsmith's lesbian novel
13/05/15 11:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Todd Haynes’s film of Highsmith’s only openly lesbian novel, Carol, is about to premiere in Cannes, starring Cate Blanchett, who has herself revealed her past relationships wi...
» Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Greece’s Split-Personality Problem
13/05/15 11:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. There are two Greeces: one official, one unofficial. One works, one doesn't.
» Men are committing suicide more than women everywhere in the world. Why? - Quartz
13/05/15 11:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from world - Google News. Quartz Men are committing suicide more than women everywhere in the world . Why? Quartz More than 800,000 people around the world kill themselves each year, and millions more try but f...
» Port Richmond neighborhood along the Delaware River - Google Search
13/05/15 11:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Search Results Amtrak Train Derails In Philadelphia, Killing Six Daily Caller - 1 hour ago The accident left rail cars mangled, ripped open and strewn upside down in the city's Port Richmond neighborhood alon...
» Tribute to the Joker - U2 - Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me - YouTube
13/05/15 11:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Uploaded on Dec 6, 2010 You can see other amv videos here: http://www.alfonso-hc.com/media_video... This is my version tribute to Heath Ledger, the actor who embodies the best Joker of cinema, and the best fi...
» Sec. Kerry: 'Critical Moment' for Russia - YouTube
13/05/15 11:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on May 13, 2015 A day after lengthy talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, US Secretary of State John Kerry says now is a critical moment for action by Russia and by the separatists to live up...
» Turkish graft prosecuters dismissed - YouTube
13/05/15 11:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on May 13, 2015 Four Turkish prosecutors and one judge, who had been involved in the country's biggest-ever corruption investigation have themselves been dismissed. The five had targeted politicians...
» Путин угостил Керри крымским вином и "разъяснил ему свою позицию" - YouTube
13/05/15 11:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on May 13, 2015 Главы российской и американс ...
» At least 5 dead and dozens hurt in Philadelphia train crash - YouTube
13/05/15 11:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on May 13, 2015 A train crash in the United States has left at least five people dead and around 50 injured, some critically. At least seven carriages came off the tracks in Philadelphia - a witness...
» Sanctions mentioned in positive talks between the US and Russia in Sochi - YouTube
13/05/15 11:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on May 13, 2015 US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov have held a top level meeting in the Black Sea resort of Sochi to try and ease nearly two years of straine...
» North Korea executes defence chief for 'falling asleep' at official event - YouTube
13/05/15 11:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on May 13, 2015 North Korea has reportedly executed its defence chief after having shown disrespect to leader Kim Jong-un by dozing off at a military event. Report by Claire Lomas.
» Kerry arrives in Russia to push Putin on Ukraine crisis
13/05/15 10:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AFP's YouTube Videos. From: AFP Duration: 01:14 Keep up-to-date with the latest news, subscribe here: http://bit.ly/AFP-subscribe US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives for high stakes talks in the R...
» U.S., NATO say Russia must fully implement Ukraine ceasefire
13/05/15 10:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. ANTALYA, Turkey (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called for a halt to fighting around the Ukrainian coastal town of Shyrokyne on Wednesday as NATO backed his demand that ...
» NATO Criticizes Russia on Ukraine
13/05/15 10:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization urged Moscow to take steps toward ending the conflict in eastern Ukraine, a day after the U.S. and Russia agreed to use their influence to make a...
» How World War II Created the Cannes Film Festival - TIME
13/05/15 10:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from world - Google News. TIME How World War II Created the Cannes Film Festival TIME The official timeline of the Cannes Film Festival makes it clear that the glitzy celebration of cinema began in 1946. So why...
» Passenger Train Derails Near Philadelphia
13/05/15 10:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter says five people were killed and dozens were injured when an Amtrak commuter train derailed outside the city late Tuesday night.
» Fresh Blast Hits Ukraine's Government-Held Odesa
13/05/15 10:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. An overnight explosion near the Black Sea port city of Odesa has damaged a rail line and delayed trains for hours but reportedly did not cause any injuries.
» Is Abkhazia Heading For A New Political Standoff?
13/05/15 10:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The arrest last month on corruption charges of Abkhaz construction magnate Vadim Matua could herald a new standoff between former President Aleksandr Ankvab’s successor, ...
» Wisconsin Protesters Vow to Stage Walkout Over Decision Not to Charge Officer - New York Times
13/05/15 10:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Chicago Sun-Times Wisconsin Protesters Vow to Stage Walkout Over Decision Not to Charge Officer New York Times Protesters in Madison, Wis., who have been demanding that a police ...
» Reports: North Korean defense chief executed
13/05/15 10:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - World. South Korean media reports that North Korea's Defense Chief, Hyon Yong Chol, was executed in public as hundreds watched. CNN's Kathy Novak reports.
» Top German spy says no evidence of industrial espionage by the U.S.
13/05/15 10:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's domestic intelligence agency (BfV) has no evidence that the United States carried out industrial espionage in Europe, its chief said on Wednesday.
» Life Inside Mexico’s ‘Infamous Cesspool,’ the Black Palace Prison
13/05/15 10:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. Prisons are a perennially newsworthy topic, whether the angle is mass incarceration , substandard conditions or the accuracy of pop culture representations like Orange Is the New Black ’s Litch...
» CNN crew roughed up by police
13/05/15 10:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - World. A CNN team covering protests in Beijing was roughed up and detained by police. CNN's David McKenzie has the details.
» Persian Gulf Breach With U.S. Creates Opportunities for France
13/05/15 10:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The French have been ideally positioned in recent weeks to take advantage of the growing rift between Arab monarchies and the United States.
» Stoltenberg: NATO, Afghanistan Agree Civilian-Led Mission
13/05/15 10:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. NATO's Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance and Afghan leaders have agreed on a framework for a future joint military-civilian presence in Afghanistan whe...
» Estonian general alert to Russian threat
13/05/15 10:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News. Terras stresses need for unity within country to combat Moscow’s subversive tactics
» Eye Opener: Deadly train derailment in Philadelphia
13/05/15 10:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Home - CBSNews.com. Your world in 90 seconds.
» Amtrak train crashes in Philadelphia, wreckage 'pretty bad'
13/05/15 00:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 11:03 p.m. EDT. PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An Amtrak train has crashed in Philadelphia, and several people appear to be injured....
» Philadelphia train crash: multiple injuries in Amtrak derailment
13/05/15 00:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Emergency services at scene after train wreck on busy 188 line between Washington DC and en route from Washington DC to New York An Amtrak passenger train has crashed in Phila...
» The latest on Amtrak crash: A mix of injuries suffered
13/05/15 00:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 11:03 p.m. EDT. There's been a mix of injuries suffered when an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia....
» Decision Not to Charge Police Officer Spurs Protests in Madison, Wisconsin
13/05/15 00:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A white police officer in Wisconsin won't be charged for fatally shooting an unarmed 19-year-old biracial man in March. The announcement of that decision Tuesday led to protests in Wiscon...
» Dozens Injured In Philadelphia Train Derailment
13/05/15 00:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Dozens of people have been injured after a train derailed near Philadelphia leaving 10 carriages overturned.
» Amtrak train derails in Philadelphia
13/05/15 00:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Home - CBSNews.com. At least 15 injured after train Train bound from Washington, D.C. to New York City jumped tracks was going into turn when it jumped rails
» Amtrak train derails in Philadelphia, causing multiple injuries
13/05/15 00:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . PHILADELPHIA An Amtrak passenger train with more than 200 passengers on board derailed in north Philadelphia on Tuesday night, causing multiple injuries, a city fire department supervisor said. The official, ...
» Amtrak Train Derails in Philadelphia, Injuring More Than 50
13/05/15 00:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Dozens of people were injured on Tuesday night when an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia, according to the authorities and passengers aboard the train. The train was headed from Washington to New York whe...
» No breakthroughs as Kerry, Putin meet in Sochi
13/05/15 00:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Secretary of State John F. Kerry, left, meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi. (Joshua Roberts/AFP via Getty Images) MOSCOW — Secretary of State John F. Kerry met with Russian President V...
» Kerry Arrives in Russia for Talks With Vladimir Putin on Cooperation
13/05/15 00:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . SOCHI, Russia — Secretary of State John Kerry held more than four hours of talks on Tuesday with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia , in what both sides depicted as a frank and cordial meeting aimed ...
» 2,790,3392,790,3392015-05-12Christians drop, 'nones' soar in new religion portrait | Human Rights
12/05/15 21:05 from Mike Nova - Google+
2,790,339 2,790,339 2015-05-12 Christians drop, 'nones' soar in new religion portrait | Human Rights Watch details abuse of mentally disabled prisoners | Iran Rapidly Building Cyber Warfare Capabilities | "Garland’s police chief made cle...
» Police: Zimmerman, alleged road rage attacker both had guns - USA TODAY
12/05/15 20:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. USA TODAY Police: Zimmerman, alleged road rage attacker both had guns USA TODAY Police in the central Florida city where George Zimmerman suffered minor injuries in an apparent r...
» Kerry’s Russia Meetings Produce Little Evidence of Progress in Ukraine Crisis
12/05/15 20:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. (SOCHI, Russia) — Despite a cordial atmosphere, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s meetings Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin and his foreign minister produced little eviden...
» Kerry holds talks with Putin during first visit to Russia in two years
12/05/15 20:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Meeting between US secretary of state and Russian president signals mutual intent to engage in dialogue after strained relations John Kerry, the US secretary of state, has met...
» No Charges For Wisconsin Cop In Fatal Shooting
12/05/15 20:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. A white police officer who shot dead an unarmed biracial man in Wisconsin two months ago will not be charged, a prosecutor has said.
» Prosecutor: No charges against white police officer
12/05/15 20:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 6:47 p.m. EDT. MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A white Wisconsin police officer won't face criminal charges for fatally shooting an unarmed 19-year-old biracial man whom witnesses say was acting ...
» Latest on Madison police shooting: Officer remains on leave
12/05/15 20:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 6:47 p.m. EDT. MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- 4:30 p.m....
» No charges in Wisconsin police shooting of unarmed biracial teen - video
12/05/15 20:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news + Video | The Guardian. A Madison police officer will not face charges in the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Tony Robinson in March, Dane County district attorney Ismael Ozanne said on Tuesday. A...
» Iranian Ship Heading to Yemen
12/05/15 20:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. A U.S. defense official Tuesday urged an Iranian ship purportedly carrying aid to Yemen to change course and head to Djibouti, where the United Nations is overseeing humanitarian deliveri...
» Hollande promises to pay 'moral debt' to former colony Haiti
12/05/15 20:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande pledged to pay back a "moral debt" to Haiti during a visit on Tuesday to the impoverished Caribbean nation founded by form...
» Turkish FM critical of Russia's policy before NATO meeting
12/05/15 20:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AFP's YouTube Videos. From: AFP Duration: 00:41 Keep up-to-date with the latest news, subscribe here: http://bit.ly/AFP-subscribe Turkey says nothing can justify Russia's actions in Ukraine and other e...
» No charges in police-involved death of unarmed teen
12/05/15 20:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Home - CBSNews.com. Shooting of Tony Robinson in Madison, Wisconsin, was one in a string of killings by police nationwide that stirred protests and racial passions
» Swedes Are Trolling Russia With A Pro-Gay 'Singing Sailor' - Huffington Post
12/05/15 20:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Huffington Post Swedes Are Trolling Russia With A Pro-Gay 'Singing Sailor' Huffington Post Their goal is to call out the Russian government for the “awful” conditions for LGBT people ...
» A new Swedish message to Russian submarines: 'This way if you are gay.' - Washington Post (blog)
12/05/15 20:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Huffington Post A new Swedish message to Russian submarines: 'This way if you are gay.' Washington Post (blog) Late last year, Swedish authorities were perturbed by signs that a forei...
» How China and Russia are teaming up to erode American dominance - Telegraph.co.uk
12/05/15 20:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Telegraph.co.uk How China and Russia are teaming up to erode American dominance Telegraph.co.uk While Russia's total active military manpower is a third of China's, it is rich in tank...
» ISS Crew Stuck in Orbit While Russia Assesses Rocket - Discovery News
12/05/15 20:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Discovery News ISS Crew Stuck in Orbit While Russia Assesses Rocket Discovery News Wednesday's planned homecoming of three space station crewmembers is being delayed while Russian eng...
» Kerry, Russia say cease-fire in Ukraine must continue - USA TODAY
12/05/15 20:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. USA TODAY Kerry, Russia say cease-fire in Ukraine must continue USA TODAY Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart called Tuesday for an end to cease-fire violations ...
» Kerry in Russia for planned talks with Putin, Lavrov - CNN
12/05/15 18:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. CNN Kerry in Russia for planned talks with Putin, Lavrov CNN U.S. officials, like many in the West, accuse Russia of equipping and supporting pro- Russia separatists in eastern Ukrain...
» Kerry Meets Putin in Russia for Talks on Iran, ISIS and Yemen
12/05/15 18:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . NBC News Paste HTML to embed video: Secretary of State John Kerry had a rare direct meeting with President Vladimir Putin in Russia on Tuesday, with everything from Iran and Yemen to Ukraine and ISIS on the a...
» Глава МИД РФ Сергей Лавров и госсекретарь США Джон Керри провели переговоры
12/05/15 18:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Первый канал. RSS-лента. Выделите любой фрагмент прям&#...
» Why Putin Treats Fantasy as History - Bloomberg View
12/05/15 18:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. Bloomberg View Why Putin Treats Fantasy as History Bloomberg View Putin was simply rehashing here what Soviet historians said throughout the post-war years. Their version of events was...
» Putin's Next Takeover Target Is a $34 Billion Siberian Oil Giant - Bloomberg
12/05/15 18:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. Bloomberg Putin's Next Takeover Target Is a $34 Billion Siberian Oil Giant Bloomberg In Russia, even private companies serve at the pleasure of the president, particularly if they pump...
» Vladimir Putin - by numbers - Telegraph.co.uk
12/05/15 18:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. Telegraph.co.uk Vladimir Putin - by numbers Telegraph.co.uk Vladimir Putin was born in 1952 and was first inaugurated as the President of Russia in 2000. Prior to his time in governmen...
» Путин досрочно прекратил полномочия губернатора Ленинградской области - РИА Новости
12/05/15 18:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from путин – Новости Google. РИА Новости Путин досрочно прекратил полномочия губернатора Ленинградской области РИА Новости СОЧИ, 12 мая — РИА Новости. Президент РФ Владимир Путин подписал документы о досрочном ...
» Перед встречей с Керри Путин напомнил о высоких темпах перевооружения российской армии - НТВ.ru
12/05/15 18:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from путин – Новости Google. НТВ.ru Перед встречей с Керри Путин напомнил о высоких темпах перевооружения российской армии НТВ.ru Когда самолет госсекретаря США только приземлился в Сочи, Владимир Путин еще реш...
» Рамзан Кадыров опубликовал обращение к Бараку Обаме в Instagram - Коммерсантъ
12/05/15 18:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Рамзан Кадыров - Google News. Lenta.ru Комсомольская правда Рамзан Кадыров опубликовал обращение к Бараку Обаме в Instagram Коммерсантъ Президент Чеченской Республики Рамзан Кадыров опубликовал на своей ст...
» The Kremlin Has No Plans for the Future - The Moscow Times
12/05/15 18:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Ramzan Kadyrov - Google News. The Moscow Times The Kremlin Has No Plans for the Future The Moscow Times Putin's continued presence at the pinnacle of Russian power is required to keep Chechnya's strongman ...
» Is Putin's elite security service feuding with his own puppet regime in Chechnya? - Vox
12/05/15 18:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Ramzan Kadyrov - Google News. vestnik kavkaza Is Putin's elite security service feuding with his own puppet regime in Chechnya? Vox But on a recent reporting trip there, one rumor came up over and over aga...
» Putin May Have 10000 Troops in Ukraine, Russian Opposition Says - Bloomberg
12/05/15 18:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Ramzan Kadyrov - Google News. Putin May Have 10000 Troops in Ukraine, Russian Opposition Says Bloomberg ... in which critics are vilified on state television to fan patriotic fervor over the annexation of ...
» Ukraine Report Linked to Slaying of Putin Critic Boris Nemtsov Published - ABC News
12/05/15 18:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Ramzan Kadyrov - Google News. Hindustan Times Ukraine Report Linked to Slaying of Putin Critic Boris Nemtsov Published ABC News The issue of the motives behind the murder remains open.” While possible moti...
» Рамзан Кадыров написал Бараку Обаме письмо - Islam Today
12/05/15 18:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Рамзан Кадыров - Google News. Islam Today Рамзан Кадыров написал Бараку Обаме письмо Islam Today Глава Чечни опубликовал в популярной сети Instagram свое обращение к президенту США, который, к слову, не пр...
» Kerry Holds 'Frank' Talks With Putin About Ukraine, Syria, Iran
12/05/15 15:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Tuesday, May 12, 2015 Audio menu Internet TV Russia Kerry Holds 'Frank' Talks With Putin About Ukraine, Syria, Iran Print Share: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (cente...
» Bugs Found in Food, But for This Oregon Business It's OK
12/05/15 14:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. An American businessman is hoping to add pulverized crickets to the American diet. Americans are generally squeamish about eating bugs even though insects are a normal part of the diet fo...
» Ревизия преступлений сталинизма
12/05/15 14:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from SvobodaRadio's YouTube Videos. From: SvobodaRadio Duration: 00:00 Почему президент Росс...
» Obama Trade Agenda Faces Key Senate Hurdle
12/05/15 14:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. U.S. President Barack Obama’s trade agenda faces a critical test in the coming hours when the Senate holds a test vote on so-called “fast-track” authority that would make negotiated trade...
» Key Allegations Of Nemtsov War Report
12/05/15 14:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Before he was killed in February, opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was working on an investigative report to expose what he described as President Vladimir Putin's "war" i...
» Is Radical Nationalism in Russia Getting Out of Control?
12/05/15 14:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Home - Institute of Modern Russia. Radical nationalism has long been one of the leading threats to Russia’s national security. However, in recent years, and especially during the Ukraine crisis, the Kremli...
» Vladimir Putin - by numbers
12/05/15 14:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. Key numbers behind Vladimir Putin, including his alleged $200 billion wealth, his 16 years service in the KGB and the 8,000 nuclear warheads at his di...
» US Lawmakers Assess China Nuclear Cooperation Deal
12/05/15 14:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. U.S. lawmakers are holding a hearing Tuesday to assess "potential risks and rewards" of renewing a nuclear power cooperation deal with China. Two top nuclear security officials are testif...
» «Только не в Крым!»: Киев «наехал» на Нидерланды из-за скифского золота - ИА REGNUM
12/05/15 14:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Forbes Ukraine «Только не в Крым!»: Киев «наехал» на Нидерланды из-за скифского золота ИА REGNUM Верховная рада Украины сегодня, 12 мая, обратилась к правительству Нидерландов с пр...
» Syriza must let markets and meritocracy rule
12/05/15 14:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Europe News. The perception that some citizens are more equal than others has eroded trust in Greek society, writes Yannis Palaiologos
» French President Makes Rare Visit to Haiti
12/05/15 14:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Francois Hollande on Tuesday became only the second sitting president of France to ever visit the once prized possession of Haiti, where bountiful resources and brutal plantation slavery ...
» How China and Russia are teaming up to erode American dominance
12/05/15 13:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. While the US military is still the biggest in the world, Beijing and Moscow are catching up. Here we look at the respective countries' manpower
» Splurging £102.6m on Picasso’s Women of Algiers is simply insane
12/05/15 13:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. The record-breaking price paid for a late, ungreat work shows the foolishness of collectors infected by a dumb new buzz around the artist Picasso was the greatest artist of th...
» W.H.: Osama bin Laden report full of 'outright falsehoods'
12/05/15 13:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - World. The White House condemns Seymour Hersh's report into the circumstances surrounding Osama bin Laden's death. CNN's Jake Tapper investigates.
» Report: Germany Gives Significant Phone, Text Data to US
12/05/15 13:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Germany's BND intelligence agency sends mammoth amounts of phone and text data to the U.S. National Security Agency [NSA] each month, Die Zeit Online reported, highlighting the scale of s...
» WorldViews: A new Swedish message to Russian submarines: ‘This way if you are gay.’
12/05/15 13:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post. Late last year, Swedish authorities were perturbed by signs that a foreign submarine had entered their waters. Worse still, m...
» Kim 'poisoned aunt for backchat' - NEWS.com.au
12/05/15 13:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. NEWS.com.au Kim 'poisoned aunt for backchat' NEWS.com.au NORTH Korean dictator Kim Jong-un ordered that his own aunt be poisoned after she complained about the execution of her husband...
» Kerry in Russia Meeting Putin, Lavrov
12/05/15 13:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. U.S. Secretary of State John met with Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday in the resort city of Sochi, in Kerry's first visit to Russia since relations soured over sharp disagreement...
» Saudi King’s Absence at Obama Summit Moves Spotlight to Mysterious Son
12/05/15 13:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. On one hand, the announcement that Saudi Arabia’s King Salman will not attend President Obama’s Camp David summit of Gulf Arab monarchs on Thursday, despite having earlier accepted the in...
» Vienna brings in gay-themed crossing lights
12/05/15 13:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - World.
» EU Lawmakers Call On Baku To Free Critics Ahead Of European Games
12/05/15 13:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. EU lawmakers have called on Azerbaijan to release individuals widely seen as political prisoners ahead of the inaugural European Games and urged European leaders to skip ...
» Study: Americans spurning religion hits record high
12/05/15 13:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Home - CBSNews.com. Group researchers call "nones" has grown by the millions in recent years, passing all but one other faith on the list
» World War I Retrospective: The Challenges of the Eastern Front - STRATFOR
12/05/15 13:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from stratfor russia - Google News. STRATFOR World War I Retrospective: The Challenges of the Eastern Front STRATFOR Unlike the Western Front, which was static for much of World War I, the Eastern Front was mos...
» RUSSIA: Rehabilitating Imperial Ambitions
12/05/15 13:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from StrategyPage.com. None
» NSA Chief Speaks Out on Surveillance
12/05/15 13:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from GlobalSecurity.org. The United States must create a framework for mass data collection that can quickly yield insights while still protecting citizens' privacy, the nation's cyber chief said Monday.
» White House Slams Report That Pakistan Aided Bin Laden Kill Mission
12/05/15 13:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The White House May 11 dismissed a controversial report alleging the Obama administration lied about the circumstances surrounding the 2011 killing of Osama bin Laden.
» Former CIA Officer Receives Light Sentence In Iran Leaks Case
12/05/15 13:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A former U.S. Central Intelligence Agency officer was sentenced May 11 to 3 ½ years in prison for leaking details of a secret mission to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions, ...




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