• White House intruder had ammo in car

    White House intruder had ammo in car

    22 September 2014 Last updated at 20:40 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Cameraman Dennis Gaffney caught the moment the intruder ran across the lawn The man who broke into the White...
  • French national abducted in Algeria

    French national abducted in Algeria

    22 September 2014 Last updated at 21:17 The Kabylie region is a rugged and mountainous area of Algeria A French man has been kidnapped while on holiday in eastern Algeria, the French foreign ministry has...
  • Ghani praises Afghan vote deal

    Ghani praises Afghan vote deal

    22 September 2014 Last updated at 18:41 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Ashraf Ghani: “I am not corrupt and I am not going to encourage corruption” Afghan President-elect Ashraf Ghani has...
  • US student killed by black bear

    US student killed by black bear

    22 September 2014 Last updated at 20:12 Black bears like this one in Wyoming are populous in New Jersey forests A New Jersey university student was killed after being mauled by a black bear while...

Headline News

  • Texas captures convicted killer hours after prison break


    HOUSTON (Reuters) – A murderer escaped from a state prison in Amarillo, Texas, early on Monday, scaling a fence and fleeing as a guard fired six shots at him, officials said. Marvin Garcia, 34, was serving a 25-year sentence at the Neal Unit prison for a homicide committed in Harris County in 2008. He scaled the fence at 3:40 a.m. CDT, leaving his jacket and blood on the fence. It was not clear whether the blood was the result of the correction officer’s gunfire. “I can’t recall a specific escape at this facility,” said Jason Clark, director of public information at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Garcia has three identifying tattoos – a tear drop under his left eye, a beaded rope with a cross on his chest and a heart with flames on his arm. Clark said that there are multiple agencies, as well as tracker dogs, hunting for Garcia. Authorities do not …

    September 22, 2014 3:35 pm
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Politics

  • U.S. says won’t link Iran cooperation on Islamic State to nuclear talks


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States said on Monday it will refuse any effort by Iran to gain its cooperation on fighting Islamic State forces by being more flexible about Tehran’s nuclear program. Senior Iranian officials told Reuters that Iran is ready to work with the United States and its allies to stop Islamic State militants but would like more flexibility on Iran’s uranium enrichment program in exchange. Asked to respond, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the idea was unacceptable. He said the effort by world powers, including the United States, to persuade Iran to give up its nuclear program is “entirely separate” from President Barack Obama’s attempts to build a coalition against Islamic State. “The United States will not be in the position of trading aspects of Iran’s nuclear program to secure commitments to take on ISIL,” Earnest said, using an acronym for Islamic State. He also said the United States will not …

    September 22, 2014 1:33 pm
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Stocks

  • Scenes from #FloodWallStreet: "Corporate capitalism = Climate chaos"


    Hundreds of protesters marched the financial district in New York Monday to protest the role big business plays in climate change. The demonstration, dubbed #FloodWallStreet, blocked traffic near Wall Street. It came one day after tens of thousands of people took part in the People’s Climate March in New York City. That march attracted numerous celebrities from all walks of life including former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, comedian Chris Rock, as well as actors Leonard DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo. Monday’s demonstration drew people like 23-year-old Maddy Ray (left) and 27-year-old Doug Collins from Maine, photographed below: And Barry Knight, who came from Massachusetts to the the march. Knight held up this sign and told CNNMoney: “If you think this is inconvenient, think about how inconvenient it will be for your grand kids when they don’t have a sustainable planet.” The protesters had initially planned on meeting a few blocks …

    September 22, 2014 4:36 pm
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Sports

  • Amid NFL scandals, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says NHL is proactive about off-ice conduct


    TORONTO –  Amid the NFL’s domestic violence scandals, Gary Bettman says the NHL has been proactive about off-ice conduct. Speaking at The Canadian Club of Toronto, the NHL commissioner did not specifically address football’s problems but said hockey has tried to stay ahead of similar issues by educating players. Bettman added that sports can be a “vehicle for positive social change.” ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Asked about NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Bettman says he “can relate to being a subject of media scrutiny.” Bettman says any mistake is magnified in a highly visible job. Goodell has faced widespread criticism for the way he handled the suspension of now ex-Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice after video showed him punching his then-fiancee in an elevator. Meanwhile, Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson is charged with child abuse in Texas for using a tree branch to spank his 4-year-old son.

    September 22, 2014 3:35 pm
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World News

  • White House intruder had ammo in car


    22 September 2014 Last updated at 20:40 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Cameraman Dennis Gaffney caught the moment the intruder ran across the lawn The man who broke into the White House on Friday evening had 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in his car, authorities have said. Omar Gonzalez, 42, was carrying a knife when stopped by Secret Service officers just inside the building. On Monday officials said he was also arrested in July with a sniper rifle and a map marking the White House. The Secret Service says it has stepped up security and launched a comprehensive review of procedures. Mr Gonzalez, a US military veteran who was decorated for his service in the Iraq war, faces charges of unlawfully entering a restricted building carrying a “deadly or dangerous weapon”. During his court hearing on Monday, federal prosecutors also said Mr Gonzalez was stopped but not …

    September 22, 2014 4:37 pm
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Technology

  • iPhone 6 sales top 10m in first weekend


    More than 10m iPhone 6 and 6 Plus phones were snapped up in their first three days on sale, Apple has said, setting a new record despite the phones not being available in China. The figure includes sales to mobile phone operators as well to consumers, some of whom queued for days outside the company’s stores around the world. The total exceeds last year’s sales of the new iPhone 5C and 5S, which reached 9m in the first weekend. In 2012, sales of the iPhone 5 were 5m. The first-weekend totals in 2012 and 2013 were boosted by sales in China, which according to analysts has the largest number of iPhone users in the world. The government there has not yet approved the new models for sale. Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook, said: “Sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded our expectations for the launch weekend, and we couldn’t be happier.” He said …

    September 22, 2014 1:33 pm
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Science

  • 2014 Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Sixth Lowest on Record


    [image-36] Arctic sea ice coverage continued its below-average trend this year as the ice declined to its annual minimum on Sept. 17, according to the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Over the 2014 summer, Arctic sea ice melted back from its maximum extent reached in March to a coverage area of 1.94 million square miles (5.02 million square kilometers), according to analysis from NASA and NSIDC scientists. This year’s minimum extent is similar to last year’s and below the 1981-2010 average of 2.40 million square miles (6.22 million square km). “Arctic sea ice coverage in 2014 is the sixth lowest recorded since 1978. The summer started off relatively cool, and lacked the big storms or persistent winds that can break up ice and increase melting,” said Walter Meier, a research scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. “Even with a relatively cool year, …

    September 22, 2014 1:54 pm
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Health

  • Ebola outbreak ‘pretty much contained’ in Senegal and Nigeria


    GENEVA (Reuters) – Two of the five countries affected by the world’s worst-ever Ebola outbreak are managing to halt the spread of the disease, the World Health Organization said on Monday, although the overall death toll has risen to 2,811 out of 5,864 cases. “On the whole, the outbreaks in Senegal and Nigeria are pretty much contained,” said an update from WHO’s regional director in Africa. Only one case has been reported in Senegal and all contacts with the patient have now completed a 21-day follow-up, the incubation period of the disease, with no further cases of the virus found, a second WHO statement said. In Nigeria, the number of cases has been cut from 21 to 20 after a suspected case was ruled out and 696 contacts have completed the 21-day follow-up. Three were still being monitored in Lagos and 175 in Port Harcourt, the WHO said. In the three worst-hit countries – Liberia, …

    September 22, 2014 1:33 pm
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Entertainment

  • Ariana Grande’s reported diva ‘tude makes life coach quit


    The singer’s life coach, who has mysteriously remained unnamed, supposedly walked out on her after he became fed up with her behavior, a source told Page Six. The coach, who was allegedly in charge of keeping Grande healthy and mentally sane, quit a while back because he was sick of her crap and demands. Yanis Marshall struts all over Ariana Grande’s “Break Free” “He just couldn’t take it anymore,” the source said. “Everything people are saying about her is true.” Rumors that Grande has an attitude problem the size of Texas have been uncontrollably expanding, with the latest report claiming she wished death upon her fans. When the “Problem” star had to escape a swarm of fans by running into an elevator, Grande apparently said, “I hope they all f***ing die.” Other reports claim that Grande is impossible to work with and she makes all kinds of extreme diva demands from her staff. “She’ll only …

    September 22, 2014 3:15 pm
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Editorial

  • Stand up: Germany’s Merkel urges nation to confront growing anti-Semitism


    Sept. 14, 2014: German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers her speech at a rally against anti-Semitism near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Thousands of protesters attended the public rally organized by Germany’s Jewish community at the capital’s Brandenburg Gate after tensions over the Gaza conflict spilled over into demonstrations in Europe that saw anti-Jewish slogans and violence. The slogan reads: Stand Up! – Jew hatred – never again!’, and the name of the organizer: Central Council of Jews in Germany. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) The embers of anti-Semitism still burn in Germany. This was clear during summer demonstrations against the war in Gaza. Anti-Israeli protesters crossed a line when they engaged in hate speech and violence against Jews, breaking all German taboos and laws against such speech. Police reaction was weak.   These expressions of virulent anti-Semitism and the government’s failure to effectively counter them show that Germany must rethink its current policies and face the haters head-on. …

    September 22, 2014 1:33 pm
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Odd News

  • Alaska TV reporter curses, quits on air over marijuana issue


    (Note: Strong language in paragraph four) Reuters) – An Alaska television reporter wrapped up a live segment on medical marijuana with a curse and an “I quit,” telling viewers she will work instead to legalize pot in the state. Charlo Greene revealed she was in fact the owner of the “cannabis club” featured in her story on Anchorage’s KTVA 10 p.m. broadcast Sunday. “I … will be dedicating all of my energy toward fighting for freedom and fairness, which begins with legalizing marijuana here in Alaska,” the reporter said. “And as for this job, well, not that I have a choice but, fuck it, I quit,” she added, before shrugging her shoulders and walking off-camera. A stunned colleague apologized immediately to viewers. KTVA news director Bert Rudman said in a statement later the station regretted the use of inappropriate language. “The employee has been terminated,” Rudman said on the channel’s Facebook page, prompting several readers …

    September 22, 2014 1:54 pm
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