Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Trump Continues Surge in Republican Presidential Field

Trump Continues Surge in Republican Presidential Field

Wall Street Jumps Onboard Bush Campaign - Wall Street Journal

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Wall Street Jumps Onboard Bush Campaign
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Wall Street opened its wallet for Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush in his first 15 days as a candidate, with employees at Goldman Sachs GS 0.38 % donating nearly $145,000 to his campaign and almost $167,000 coming from seven other big ...
Maxed-out donors dominate Jeb Bush haulUSA TODAY
Lobbyists bundle nearly a quarter million dollars for Jeb BushWashington Post
Bush, Walker to Reveal Top Presidential Money-RaisersABC News
Huffington Post -Tampabay.com
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Jurors Begin Deliberations in US Movie Theater Shooting

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Jurors in the western U.S. state of Colorado have begun deliberations over the fate of James Holmes, who went into a suburban Denver movie theater three years ago, killed 12 people and left 70 wounded. The panel of nine women and three men will determine whether Holmes was legally insane. He has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to 165 charges including murder. Holmes, a 27-year-old former neuroscience graduate student from California, could face the death penalty if he is...

With More Cash, Iran Poised to Help Mideast Friends

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Even as funds are set to flow with lifting of economic sanctions, Tehran and Washington find themselves fighting a common enemy in the region.

Iran's Sway Undermined by Sunni-Shiite Split

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Iran has tried to cast itself as the leader of the entire Muslim world, but its regional standing has been undermined by four years of upheaval that split the Middle East along deepening sectarian lines.

Greece's Parliament Passes Austerity Measures Required for Bailout

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Greece’s Parliament passed early Thursday the first set of austerity measures required for a eurozone bailout package.

'El Chapo' Escape in Mexico Was Meticulously Planned

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The government released a security video to answer questions over Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán’s escape, but it instead sparked fresh criticism of the government’s inability to keep the Sinaloa cartel leader behind bars.

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Iraq hopes U.S.-Iran nuclear accord will put an end to its divided loyalties 

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BAGHDAD — Many Middle East governments are suspicious about the new Iran nuclear deal. But Iraqi authorities are embracing it — hoping it will reinvigorate the fight against Islamic State militants by easing friction between this country’s two main allies: the United States and Iran.Read full article >>

USS Midway museum catches fire - The San Diego Union-Tribune

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USS Midway museum catches fire
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DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO — The USS Midway was evacuated Wednesday morning after a fire broke out at the aircraft carrier museum and fire crews were working to get access to the blaze, a fire official said. Firefighters were called around 5:30 a.m. to the ...
Fire leads to evacuation of historic USS Midway in San DiegoDaily Mail

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CNN Reporter Sounds Off on Obama for 'Slamming Reporters': It Revealed ... - TheBlaze.com

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CNN Reporter Sounds Off on Obama for 'Slamming Reporters': It Revealed ...
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CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta skewered President Barack Obama Wednesday for scolding CBS reporter Major Garrett during an afternoon press conference. “Well, [Obama] can get testy at times, and clearly this question got under his skin,” ...
Obama questioned by CBS News' Major Garrett on Iran hostagesCBS News
HUFFPOST HILL - 'More Like Major A-Hole,' Obama ThinksHuffington Post
Obama: Would have complicated talks to include US citizens held in IranReuters
MSNBC -Ynetnews
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Iraq minister: Baghdad museum gets back antiquities recovered during US ... - Fox News

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Iraq minister: Baghdad museum gets back antiquities recovered during US ...
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Recovered antiquities are displayed at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Nearly 500 artifacts recovered by U.S. Army commandos during a recent raid in Syria targeting the Islamic State group were displayed at the ...
Iraq Receives Artifacts Found by US Special Forces in SyriaABC News
US delivers Iraqi antiquities seized in raid on Islamic StateReuters
Iraq gets back antiquities recovered by US forces in SyriaPhilly.com
Belfast Telegraph
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Republican Bush raises $11.4 million for 2016 presidential bid: filing - Reuters

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Republican Bush raises $11.4 million for 2016 presidential bid: filing
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NEW YORK Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush raised $11.4 million for his 2016 campaign in the quarter ended June 30, his campaign said in a Federal Election Commission filing on Wednesday. His campaign had released that same total earlier in ...
Jeb Bush put $388K of his own cash into campaignMiami Herald (blog)
News Guide: Presidential candidates file fundraising reportsChron.com 

Jeb's official haul: 11.4 millionPolitico 
Tampabay.com (blog)
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Possible 'Gone Girl' Suspects Claimed They Kidnapped the Wrong Woman - ABC News

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Possible 'Gone Girl' Suspects Claimed They Kidnapped the Wrong Woman
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The female victim in the “Gone Girl” kidnapping case in California was not the intended target, according to someone claiming to be among the perpetrators who said it was a case of mistaken identity. An email sent to a reporter at the San Francisco ... 
Vallejo police, city leaders not ready to apologize in Denise Huskins caseLos Angeles Times

Harvard-educated lawyer and former Marine accused in Bay Area kidnapping ...New York Daily News 
Vallejo City Officials Keeping Quiet After FBI Affidavit Sheds Bizarre New ...CBS Local
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​Alaska Boy Scout rescued after being pinned by 3000-pound boulder - CBS News

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​Alaska Boy Scout rescued after being pinned by 3000-pound boulder
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JUNEAU, Alaska -- Firefighters in Alaska rescued a Boy Scout after a 3,000-pound boulder tumbled onto him at a Juneau camp, pinning his legs. The Juneau Empire reported Capital City Fire/Rescue freed the boy Monday after an intensive rescue that took ...
Boy Scout rescued after 3000-pound boulder falls on him, pins his legs at ...Fox News

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Exclusive: Carter to travel to Saudi Arabia to discuss Iran, says Rice

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter will travel to Saudi Arabia as part of the Obama administration's efforts to convince skeptical allies in the region about the benefits of the Iran nuclear deal, National Security Adviser Susan Rice said on Wednesday.
  

El Chapo’s prison inmates complained of DRILLING days before escape

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Prison authorities had authorised ‘drilling and waterproofing works’ connected with the pipeline construction project that ran alongside the perimeter of Mexico’s most secure jail.

ISIS child executioner ignores prisoners' pleas to spare them in video

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WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Harrowing footage has emerged of a boy executing prisoners on the banks of the Tigris River, amid one of the biggest massacres ever committed by ISIS.

Obama to skeptics: What's your alternative?

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President insists the deal over Iran's nuclear program represents "the most vigorous inspection and verification regime" ever negotiated

Greek parliament passes austerity bill demanded by creditors

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The bill, a first step toward a bailout, was approved despite serious objection from the governing Syriza party
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Ukraine nationalists in standoff with security forces 

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President Petro Poroshenko confronted a fresh crisis Monday as a deadly standoff between interior ministry units and armed Ukrainian ultranationalists entered a third day in a western enclave near Hungary.
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Menendez Defense Raises More Than $1.5M Since Indictment

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Sen. Menendez legal defense fund raises more than $1.5 million since day he was indicted

Obama on Bill Cosby scandal: 'This country should have no tolerance for rape'

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President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that there is no precedent to revoke Bill Cosby's Medal of Freedom.

MH17 likely downed by air-to-air missile, not Russian made – Investigative ... - RT

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MH17 likely downed by air-to-air missile, not Russian made – Investigative ...
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The version that the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was downed by an air-to-air missile nearly a year ago is the one in priority, said Russia's Investigative Committee head Vladimir Markin. He added that the rocket was not Russian made. Russia's IC has ...
Nyet: Russia opposes tribunal to seek justice in downing of MH17Fox News
Malaysian Airlines flight shot down by pro-Russian rebels: investigative reportNew York Daily News 
MH17 Most Likely Shot Down by Air-to-Air MissileSputnik International
Pravda-CNN-NBCNews.com
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Obama on Iran Nuclear Deal 

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President Obama is speaking about the nuclear deal with Iran that was announced on Tuesday. The deal has provoked criticism in Washington and abroad.
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WorldViews: Artifacts looted during the Iraq invasion turned up in the house of an Islamic State leader 

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BAGHDAD — The United States handed over more than 400 ancient artifacts to Iraq on Wednesday, part of ongoing efforts to repatriate the country’s looted heritage. But this latest batch has a particularly intriguing back story — the antiquities were seized by U.S. Special Operations forcesmembers as they raided the house of a leader of the Islamic State militant group.Read full article >>
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WorldViews: Israel’s Netanyahu wants ‘permanent’ tension with Iran, says Britain’s top diplomat 

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The most outspoken critic of the accord forged in Vienna between Iran and six world powers has been Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who condemned the agreement in apocalyptic terms. One of his cabinet ministers complained that it marked "one of the darkest days in world history."Read full article >>

Iran hopes to welcome 20 million tourists a year following nuclear deal 

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Tour operators and hoteliers welcome the nuclear deal that could open up Iran's tourism industry

Dozens of child soldiers recruited by Isil in Syria killed since the start of 2015 

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Since the start of the year, the extremist group has recruited more than 1,100 children, using them to execute prisoners and suicide bomb attacks

Yemen troops capture Aden airport and parts of city

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Operation Golden Arrow, the biggest government fightback yet against Iran-backed fighters, comes four months after Huthi rebels entered the port city

HRW: Kurdish Forces Using Child Fighters Despite Pledge

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Kurdish fighters in Syria continue to use child soldiers despite a pledge to stop doing so a year ago, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. HRW said the People's Protection Unit, or YPG, has made some progress in demobilizing some child fighters, but that local and international organizations have documented 59 children who have volunteered or been recruited. The rights group said it was able to itself verify seven of those cases by speaking directly to families. It also said...

Gulf Countries Skeptical About Iran Nuclear Deal

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If the newly-reached accord between Iran and major world powers works as designed, it will keep Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon for the next decade and beyond. Some analysts say another way to judge the deal reached Tuesday in Vienna is whether it keeps Arab governments, many of whom view Iran as a main rival, from pursuing nuclear programs of their own. Keeping a watchful eye Several Arab countries, mainly those in the Persian Gulf, have expressed alarm at the prospect...

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Mexico Drug Lord Escape Tunnel is Audacious Engineering Feat 

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Mexico's most prized prisoner paced his cell, first to the latrine, then the shower, then the bed. At every turn around the tiny room, drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman checked the shower floor hidden by a half wall, because even jailed criminals get their privacy. In his final sweep, Guzman sat on his bed and took off his shoes. Then he walked back to the shower, stooped behind the wall and disappeared. It was the beginning of an escape odyssey straight out of the pages of fiction,...

VOA Interview: McCain Concedes Congress Unlikely to Block Iran Nuke Deal 

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Senator John McCain (R-AZ), a  leading critic of Tuesday’s landmark nuclear accord with Iran, has conceded that the U.S. Congress is unlikely to be able to block the deal, despite strong opposition from Republican lawmakers who control both chambers. McCain, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, told VOA “it’s doubtful, just doubtful” that enough Democrats would join with Republicans to override a presidential veto of congressional votes disapproving the deal.   Those...

Trump Continues Surge in Republican Presidential Field

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Love him or hate him, Donald Trump is having a huge impact on the Republican presidential field.  The real estate mogul has vaulted into first place in the latest Suffolk University Poll with 17 percent support, followed by former Florida governor Jeb Bush with 14 percent and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker at 8 percent.  In other recent polls, Trump has surged into second place behind Bush. What’s behind the surge?  Trump’s ‘in-your-face’ message blasting illegal...

Debt Crisis in Greece

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The IMF predicted that Greece's fortunes will worsen in the next two years, with its debt reaching close to twice that of its national economic product.

Moscow Pranksters 'Amazed' By Abuse In Viral 'Hand-In-Hand' LGBT Video

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A "social experiment" elicits some shocking reactions from Muscovites confronted with two men holding hands and strolling through the capital.

Obama Defends Nuclear Deal With Iran

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U.S. President Barack Obama defended a landmark nuclear agreement reached with Iran saying the deal is in the United States' national interests. 

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NATO Plans Massive ExercisesTo Counter IS

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NATO and its allies are planning to hold the biggest military exercises since 2002 in an effort to counter the threat of Islamic State on the alliance’s southern flank.

Poroshenko Begins Reshuffle In Zakarpattya

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said a large-scale reshuffle is needed in the western region of Zakarpattya.

Farewell FAO Schwarz: Last day of business at NYC toy store

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Tom Hanks danced on a large floor piano there in the movie "Big." Multitudes of children wandered through the aisles, wide-eyed with delight at the giant stuffed animals and other toys. And a fair number of parents winced at some of the price tags....

Obama: No mechanism to revoke Cosby's Medal of Freedom

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is rejecting the idea of revoking Bill Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom because of sexual misconduct allegations....

Trump campaign sets his personal fortune at $10 billion

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump unveiled new documents Wednesday setting his personal fortune at more than $10 billion and an annual income of more than $362 million....

Testimony from Rosenberg brother released in famous spy case 

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The brother of Ethel Rosenberg, who was a star witness against his sister and brother-in-law in a sensational Cold War atomic spying case, minimized his dealings with his sister during an earlier appearance before a grand jury and said that they had never discussed her role "at all," according to secret court records unsealed Wednesday....
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Wages of fear trap Mexican prison guards in corruption spiral

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By Alexandra Alper, Joanna Zuckerman Bernstein and Lizbeth Diaz
  

France 'foiled new attacks this week'; four under arrest

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PARIS (Reuters) - France "prevented terrorist acts this week" President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday, and a source close to the situation revealed that four people had been arrested in connection with the foiled attacks.
  

Turkish PM talks peace, not coalition, with Kurdish party

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ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's prime minister called on Wednesday for new efforts to advance a Kurdish peace process, but his talks with an opposition party that helped foster the fragile peace confirmed there was little prospect they could form a coalition.
  

Obama: Iran deal is only alternative to more Mideast war

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, seeking to sell the Iran nuclear deal to skeptical U.S. lawmakers and nervous allies, insisted on Wednesday the landmark agreement was the only alternative to a nuclear arms race and more war in the Middle East.

NATO plans biggest exercise since 2002 to counter Islamic State

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO and its allies will hold their biggest military exercise in more than a decade from October, deploying 36,000 personnel across the Mediterranean to counter the threat of Islamic State on the alliance's southern flank.
  

Obama says Iran nuclear deal best way to avoid more Mideast war

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, seeking to sell the Iran nuclear deal to skeptical U.S. lawmakers and the American public, insisted on Wednesday that the landmark agreement was the best way to avoid a nuclear arms race and more war in the Middle East.
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Iran nuclear deal should be scrutinized carefully: Khamenei

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DUBAI (Reuters) - The text of a nuclear deal reached between Iran and world powers should be carefully scrutinized and legal procedures taken so the other side does not breach it, Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said in his first public statements on the accord.

FBI, DEA met Mexico agents over Guzman escape: Mexico official

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - U.S. officials met with agents of the Mexican attorney general's office this week to discuss the recent escape from prison of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and coordinate efforts to recapture him, a Mexican government official said on Wednesday.
  

Death Toll Rises In Barracks Collapse In Omsk