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Apple's iPhone 6 still one license away from elusive China launch

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks on stage during event at the Flint Center in CupertinoBy Gerry Shih and Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) - Apple Inc is still awaiting a critical license from Chinese regulators before it can sell its new iPhone 6 in one of the company's most important markets. The official Xinhua news agency said on Thursday that Apple's new iPhone had been given regulatory approval for use on domestic frequencies, but the phone cannot be sold in China until a key network license is granted. The Xinhua report did not indicate when this is likely to happen. Speculation and uncertainty have surrounded the iPhone's status in China. ...


Alibaba set to price IPO shares amid investor frenzy

A cleaner waters the flowers below a logo of Alibaba (China) Technology Co. Ltd at the company's headquarters on the outskirts of Hangzhou(Reuters) - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is set to sell some $22 billion of shares on Thursday, capping a two-week road show that drew frenzied interest from investors worldwide and may be the world's largest ever initial public offering. The shares are expected to be priced after the markets close at 4 p.m. Thursday and start trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday under the ticker "BABA. ...


Alibaba cash could fund small spending spree at Yahoo

An employee walks past a wall painted with logo of Alibaba (China) Technology Co. Ltd at its headquarters office on the outskirts of HangzhouBy Alexei Oreskovic and Ross Kerber SAN FRANCISCO/BOSTON (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s upcoming public offering will give Yahoo Inc billions of dollars for a potential shopping spree that investors hope will jumpstart its comeback. But with numerous holes to fill and soaring tech company valuations, Yahoo will have to make tough choices with any acquisitions. Yahoo is expected to sell about $9.5 billion in stock of the Chinese e-commerce company. After giving at least half back to investors and paying taxes, Yahoo's cash stockpile, currently $4.2 billion, may swell by $3.1 billion. ...


Virtual meets real in Media-Saturn's new store

Wolfgang Kirsch, CEO of Media-Saturn Germany uses a huge online product information screen in the European state-of-the-art store of German electronics retailer Media-Saturn after a news conference at the headquarters in IngolstadtBy Emma Thomasson INGOLSTADT Germany (Reuters) - Europe's top electronics retailer Media-Saturn unveiled a new store with access to more products via a giant video wall and a drive-in collection point for online orders, aiming to better link online and offline shopping and fight back against internet specialists. Media-Saturn, whose sprawling stores selling everything from washing machines to laptops generate about a third of the revenues of retail group Metro, has seen online competition from the likes of Amazon steadily erode its business in recent years. ...


Kinnevik CEO says lessons from first Internet bubble to curb tech froth
By Mia Shanley and Helena Soderpalm STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Painful memories of the Internet bubble more than a decade ago are likely to cut the risk that tech stocks get too frothy as online newcomers Zalando and Rocket Internet prepare to make market debuts, the CEO of Sweden's Kinnevik said. The Swedish company is the biggest investor in German online fashion retailer Zalando and has an 18.5 percent stake in venture capital company Rocket Internet, which has ambitions to be the largest Internet business outside the United States and China. ...
Toshiba says to cut 900 jobs in PC restructuring

A visitor looks at a display of Japan's Toshiba company during the IFA Electronics show in BerlinTOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Toshiba Corp said it would cut 900 jobs in a restructuring of its PC business that will include an exit from business-to-consumer operations in some regions. The Japanese electronics conglomerate expects the PC restructuring to cut operating profit by 45 billion yen ($414 million) but did not change its earnings forecast for the current year to March, as better-than-expected earnings in electricity and other operations offset the impact. ...


The time for the Galaxy S6 is now

The time for the Galaxy S6 is nowThe new iPhone is here and it’s amazing. The Korean company that still sells the most smartphones worldwide seems to be off in the corner, doodling on its Galaxy Note 4 and muttering under its breath about how it invented the big-screen smartphone. Samsung can feel justifiably proud for showing the way, but its lead has been undermined by its American competitors who can now claim to have the two best phones on the market.


Anki Drive racing game outgrows iOS with Android support

Anki Drive racing game outgrows iOS with Android supportThe company behind intelligent miniature race cars is evolving beyond its Apple roots with an Android app, new vehicle line, and price drop.>


Anki Drive drops price of its racing game and announces Android app

Anki Drive drops price of its racing game and announces Android appAnki Drive, the robot racing game that launched just under a year ago, is dropping its prices ahead of the holidays. The starter kit, which includes a race track and two toy cars enhanced by artificial intelligence, is now $149 , down from $199. Expansion cars continue to cost $69.99, and the company is selling a new one for the holidays: Spektrix, a "trickster" car whose weapon scrambles the traffic in front of it.


iOS 8 brings big boost for Web programmers

iOS 8 arrived September 17, 2014Apple's newest operating system supports WebGL and IndexedDB, two standards that'll make websites much more capable on its mobile devices. Also new: a faster Web with SPDY.>


Verizon, Motorola to unveil fast-charging Droid in October

What could HTC and Verizon reveal on November 13?The latest smartphone in Verizon's Droid franchise will boast rapid charging as its marquee feature.>


43 accused of running cybersex ring in Philippines
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities arrested 43 suspected members of a syndicate that runs a lucrative online cybersex operation catering to clients worldwide, officials said Thursday.
Sony hopes for PlayStation profit boost as smartphones struggle

A man plays a video game on Sony Corp's Play Station 4 console at its showroom in TokyoBy Sophie Knight TOKYO (Reuters) - The head of Sony Corp's PlayStation division hopes to raise its profit outlook for this year, in stark contrast to the Japanese electronics firm's mobile business which has forecast deep losses and sent Sony's stock reeling. With Sony's three core electronics businesses - the third is imaging - looking increasingly lopsided, the company is having to shrink and restructure in mobile, and focus its growth hopes on image sensors and the 20-year-old PlayStation games console. ...


Where in the world is your iPhone 6?

Where in the world is your iPhone 6?


News Corp opposes Google in EU antitrust case
BRUSSELS (AP) — The media conglomerate controlled by Rupert Murdoch is joining the fray in Google's protracted European antitrust case, saying the technology company unfairly distorts competition.
3D tech startup Mantis Vision unveils tablet for creating 3D content

3D tech startup Mantis Vision unveils tablet for creating 3D contentThe Israel-based company -- which has also partnered with Google on its Project Tango devices -- announces another tablet, with the goal of advancing 3D technology.>


Get a Lenovo 23-inch touchscreen monitor for $149.99

LenovoThat's half off the regular price of this spacious, feature-rich desktop display.>


Indie game developers sprouting at Tokyo Game Show

Visitors play Sony's PS4 video game console at the Tokyo Game Show in Chiba, suburban Tokyo on September 18, 2014Nestled among the industry giants at the Tokyo Game Show Thursday are a growing number of small and independent games developers from Asia and Europe, all hoping they are sitting on the next Minecraft.


Apple iPhone lacks 'key' licence in China: report

Apple fan Tetsuya Tamura holds a China made 'iPhone 6' outside an Apple store in Tokyo on September 12, 2014Apple's iPhone 6 still lacks a key network access licence in China, state media confirmed Thursday on the eve of its global launch, breaking official silence on why sales of the smartphone will be delayed.


Watch how Nissan's hybrid supercar fares on Top Gear's test track

Watch how Nissan's hybrid supercar fares on Top Gear's test track


Your iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus questions, answered right here

Your iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus questions, answered right hereIn a special Ask the Experts: iPhone Overtime edition, CNET's Jeff Bakalar sits down with Scott Stein to answer your questions on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.>


Chinese hacked U.S. military contractors: Senate panel

Illustration file picture shows a man typing on a computer keyboard in WarsawBy Ros Krasny WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hackers associated with the Chinese government have repeatedly infiltrated the computer systems of U.S. airlines, technology companies and other contractors involved in the movement of U.S. troops and military equipment, a U.S. Senate panel has found. The Senate Armed Services Committee's year-long probe, concluded in March but made public on Wednesday, found the military's U.S. Transportation Command, or Transcom, was aware of only two out of at least 20 such cyber intrusions within a single year. ...


Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 goes on sale in the UK on October 10th, pre-orders open tomorrow

Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 goes on sale in the UK on October 10th, pre-orders open tomorrowThe latest member of Samsung's successful Note phablet family is nearly ready to make its retail debut. Samsung has this morning announced UK availability of the Galaxy Note 4 for October 10th, with pre-orders opening up at Samsung Experience Stores from tomorrow. The Note 4 was already a highlight device for Samsung, combining its latest and best technological advancements, but now that the iPhone 6 Plus has arrived, it stands as the most direct challenger to Apple's incoming device. ...


Silicon Valley provocateur Thiel takes on 'many-sided mediocrity'

Thiel, partner of Founders Fund, speaks during the panel discussion at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, CaliforniaBy Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Forget striving for a well-rounded resume. According to a new book from Peter Thiel, the investor and PayPal co-founder, well-roundedness amounts to “many-sided mediocrity.” Instead, his “Zero to One” urges entrepreneurs to “focus relentlessly on one thing you’re good at doing.” And yet this very readable and provocative book by Thiel, a Stanford graduate with a degree in philosophy, draws on sources from Shakespeare to Roman history to Lady Gaga and amounts to a testament to the value of generalization. ...


Amazon's new tablets offer something for everyone

Fire HDXThe online retailer's latest Fire devices could have been billed as the slate of the nation as each new model is the result of customer feedback and of consumer buying and preference trends observed across the company's website.


OnePlus kills its unique swappable covers before they had the chance to live

OnePlus kills its unique swappable covers before they had the chance to live


Microsoft's next version of Office includes a Clippy-like helper and a very dark theme

Microsoft's next version of Office includes a Clippy-like helper and a very dark themeMicrosoft is busy preparing a "Windows Technical Preview" for later this month, but the software maker is also privately testing an "Office Technical Preview" for the next version of its popular Office suite. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s Office plans tell The Verge that the company has been distributing copies of a future version of Office to partners and testers recently, providing an early look at new features. While testing is in the early stages, we understand Microsoft is adding the "Tell Me" helper found in its Office Online apps to the desktop versions.


Monitise shares tumble as Visa explores options for stake
(Reuters) - Shares of Monitise Plc fell by nearly a third after Visa Inc said it was exploring options for its 5.5 percent stake in the British mobile banking technology company. Visa, the world's largest credit and debit card company, said it had hired J.P. Morgan Securities Plc to help consider its options for the investment. Monitise was the biggest percentage loser on the London Stock Exchange on Thursday morning, with nearly 250 million pounds ($408 million) wiped off the company's market value. More than 51 million shares had changed hands by 1008 GMT (6:08 a.m. ...
Alibaba symbol of China's new tech giants

A man walks past an advertising billboard showing the mobile app of Alibaba’s Taobao consumer-to-consumer site at a subway station in Beijing Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Alibaba Group's U.S. stock offering is a wakeup call about an emerging wave of technology giants in China's state-dominated economy. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)BEIJING (AP) — Alibaba Group's U.S. stock offering is a wakeup call about an emerging wave of technology giants in China's state-dominated economy.


Ericsson to shut modem business, 1,000 jobs to go

The exterior of Ericsson's headquarters are seen in StockholmSTOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Ericsson, the world's biggest mobile network equipment maker, is winding down its modem business, shutting a loss-making unit with the departure of about 1,000 staff. The decision comes amid falling prices of modems, rising demands on research and development and a shrinking market as more smartphone makers buy modems and processors, which Ericsson does not make, together. The Swedish company had said it would evaluate the future of the business within 18 to 24 months of taking it on in 2013 when joint venture partner STMicroelectronics pulled out. ...


US-backed study finds forced labor at core of electronics industry

US-backed study finds forced labor at core of electronics industryMigrant workers at electronics factories in Malaysia are suffering under forced labor, according to a US-backed report released this week. The report from Verité, a Massachusetts-based labor watchdog, finds that 32 percent of the approximately 350,000 migrants employed at Malaysian factories have been effectively trapped in their jobs, after being forced to hand over their passports or paying steep recruitment fees that saddle them with debt. ...


Music fan tries to raise $40,000 to make kitty hip-hop 'meowlbum'

Music fan tries to raise $40,000 to make kitty hip-hop 'meowlbum'


Amazon beats Google to purchase .buy domain for $4.6 million

Amazon beats Google to purchase .buy domain for $4.6 millionAmazon might not be able to create its own .amazon domain, but that’s not stopping the online retail giant from securing the .buy domain instead. Amazon is paying nearly $4.6 million for the top-level .Buy domain, beating a bid by Google. A similar auction for the .tech generic top-level domain (gTLD) saw it fetch $6.7 million from Dot Tech LLC, a group set up to create an online environment for the technology industry as a whole. Google also reportedly lost out on the . ...


Amazon's Kindle Voyage: an e-reader with a touch of class

The Kindle VoyageAlmost as light as an iPad Air and with the same attention to detail, the Kindle Voyage is an e-reader for those that place a financial and intellectual premium on reading.


Ericsson to stop making modems, shed hundreds of jobs

Ericsson's headquarters in Stockholm's suburb of Kista. The Swedish telecom equipment is to stop developing modems, a decision affecting almost 1,600 employees worldwideStockholm (AFP) - Swedish telecom equipment company Ericsson said on Thursday that it would stop developing modems, a decision affecting almost 1,600 employees worldwide which is expected to lead to hundreds of job cuts.


NYSE to provide operational updates for Alibaba IPO

People walk at the headquarters of Alibaba in HangzhouNEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Stock Exchange said on Wednesday it will hold an industry conference call to provide operational updates for the Alibaba Group Holding Ltd initial public offering. The call will begin at 8:30 a.m. ET on Friday and is for members of the trading, technology and operations segments of the industry. It will not provide order imbalance and detailed price information. Alibaba's IPO, potentially the world's largest ever, is scheduled to price Thursday night. The expected price range is $66 to $68 per share. (Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by Leslie Adler)



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Islamic State seizes Syrian villages

Kurdish peshmerga fighters take positions on the front line with militants from the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State in IraqCommunication with residents is severed after heavily armed militants take control.


Economy improves: Unemployment claims drop, housing market gains

A "Now Hiring" sign hangs on the door to the Urban Outfitters store at Quincy Market in BostonBy Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, suggesting that a sharp slowdown in job growth last month was probably an aberration. While other data on Thursday showed housing starts declined in August, upward revisions for groundbreaking in July offered hope that the housing market was continuing to gradually improve. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 36,000 to a seasonally adjusted 280,000 for the week ended Sept. 13, the lowest level since July, the Labor Department said. ...


Matt Bai: Mark Sanford's oversharing problem
The South Carolina congressman's Facebook post about his broken engagement is bad news for his colleagues and the rest of us
Scotland's historic 'Yes' or 'No'

Decision whether to end 307-year-old union with UK expected to be close.


Australia detains 15, charges one in major anti-terrorism raid

Australia detains 15, charges one in major anti-terrorism raidAustralian police detained 15 people and charged one on Thursday, September 18, in what they described as the biggest anti-terrorism operation in the country’s history. More than 800 officers, from the New South Wales and Australian Federal Police forces, took part in the operation in Sydney and Brisbane. According to a statement issued by the Australian Federal Police, “The operation follows the Joint Counter Terrorism Team investigation of a group of people located in Sydney alleged to have the intent to carry out random attacks on individuals here in Australia. Police believe this group was actively preparing for the attacks however there is no information regarding a specific attack, including dates, time or location. The warrants were undertaken today to prevent the group’s planning activities at the earliest opportunity, and collect further evidence.” Credit: Courtesy of the Australian Federal Police


Wildfire in California's Sierra Nevada menaces 2,000 homes

A firefighter watches the King Fire burn near Fresh PondBy Alex Dobuzinskis and Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fire crews in California's rugged Sierra Nevada battled to gain the upper hand on Wednesday against a blaze that threatened at least 2,000 homes and has displaced hundreds of residents as flames roared for a fifth day through dry timber and brush west of Lake Tahoe. The so-called King Fire, the most menacing of 11 major wildfires raging across the drought-parched state, has scorched nearly 28,000 acres (11,331 hectares) of state land and the El Dorado National Forest since it erupted Saturday, fire officials said. ...


Chinese hacked U.S. military contractors: Senate panel

Illustration file picture shows a man typing on a computer keyboard in WarsawBy Ros Krasny WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hackers associated with the Chinese government have repeatedly infiltrated the computer systems of U.S. airlines, technology companies and other contractors involved in the movement of U.S. troops and military equipment, a U.S. Senate panel has found. The Senate Armed Services Committee's year-long probe, concluded in March but made public on Wednesday, found the military's U.S. Transportation Command, or Transcom, was aware of only two out of at least 20 such cyber intrusions within a single year. ...


Pakistani woman embraced by Islamic State seeks to drop U.S. legal appeal

A supporter of the Islamist political party Jamaat-e-Islami holds up an image of Aafia Siddiqui amidst a demonstration in front of parliament in IslamabadBy David Ingram NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Pakistan-born neuroscientist has become a rallying cry for militant groups demanding her release from a U.S. prison. But in a little-noticed move she is trying to abandon her legal fight for freedom, saying the U.S. court system is unjust. Islamic militants in Syria, Algeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan have made Aafia Siddiqui's release a condition for freeing certain foreign hostages. Islamic State, for example, proposed swapping American journalist James Foley for her, but he was executed after their demands, which also included an end to U.S. ...


S.C. dad feared 5 slain kids would kill him: warrant

Timothy Ray Jones Jr., is escorted by lawmen out of the Smith County Jail in Raleigh, Miss., Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 to a vehicle for transport to Lexington County, S.C., where is expected to be charged with murder in the deaths of his five children after he led authorities to a secluded clearing in Alabama, Tuesday, where their bodies were found wrapped in garbage bags. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)A South Carolina father who authorities said killed his five children believed the kids "were going to kill him, chop him up and feed him to the dogs," according to an unredacted arrest warrant released Wednesday.


Obama, Ukraine president to meet at White House

President Barack ObamaWASHINGTON (AP) — In a symbolic show of support for Ukraine's fledgling government, President Barack Obama is meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Oval Office on Thursday after the leader of the former Soviet republic speaks to a rare joint session of Congress.


Scots decide whether to declare independence
Scots held the fate of the United Kingdom in their hands Thursday as they voted in a referendum on becoming an independent state, deciding whether to unravel a marriage with England that built an empire ...
Survivors tell of Europe's deadliest migrant shipwreck

Mohamed Raad, a 23-year-old from Gaza, talks to AFP at the port town of Chania on Crete island on September 17, 2014Chania (Greece) (AFP) - After three days adrift, drinking his own urine to survive as he watched dozens of people sink to a watery grave, Mohamed Raad started to lose his grip.


House approves arms, training for Syrian rebels

Secretary of State John Kerry appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to shore up President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. President Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels to carry out the ground fight on their own. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)The GOP-controlled House has voted to allow the U.S. military to train, arm Syrian rebels.


Dog that went missing in New York found 2 years later in Florida
A dog that went missing in New York more than two years ago turned up alive and well this week — in Florida.
School district police stock up free military gear

Texas middle school student tased by campus policeSchool police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles.


Netanyahu rival shocks Israel with sudden plan to quit cabinet

Israel's PM Netanyahu and Education Minister Saar attend cabinet meeting in JerusalemIsrael's interior minister, seen as a rival and potential successor to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, announced on Wednesday he was quitting the government, in a move that stunned the political right. Gideon Sa'ar, 47, widely viewed as a favorite to one day challenge Netanyahu for the leadership of the ruling Likud, told party faithful that he would step down from both the cabinet and parliament after the Jewish New Year later this month.


Toronto Mayor Rob Ford diagnosed with rare cancer

The tumor in Rob Ford's abdomen, the discovery of which led the mayor of Toronto to drop out of the election last week, is both malignant and rare, according to medical authorities.


Magnitude-4.0 quake hits Washington's Puget Sound

Ainsley MacDonald, right, and Will Walker, 10, try to leap above incoming waves as Calister MacDonald, left, 3, looks on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at a beach on the Puget Sound in Mukilteo, Wash. Temperatures are expected to hit near 90 in nearby Seattle and 97 in Portland Tuesday, which is considered a heat wave in the Pacific Northwest in July. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)SEATTLE (AP) — A magnitude-4.0 earthquake rattled the Puget Sound in Washington state early Wednesday, waking up residents who felt it miles away in Seattle.


Panthers remove Hardy from active roster

The Panthers announced they've placed Greg Hardy on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, meaning the Pro Bowl defensive end has been removed from the team's active roster until his domestic violence case is resolved.


Dow closes at record high after Fed holds rate course

Fed, Yellen keep "considerable time" rate pledge, miss great opportunity.


Northern Calif. wildfire rips through 150 homes

Firefighters battling the King Fire watch as a backfire burns along Highway 50 in Fresh PondFire crews in California battled on Tuesday to halt the advance of wildfire that has already destroyed about 150 homes, lapped at rural schools and caused power outages that left an evacuation shelter without electricity, authorities said. The day-old blaze, one of about a dozen major fires raging across the drought-parched state, prompted authorities to order the evacuation of about 1,000 households in and around the Northern California town of Weed, which has a population of about 3,000. ...


French doctor sick with Ebola in Liberia

The Ebola virus has claimed 2,097 lives out of 3,944 people infected in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, according to the World Health OrganizationLiberia's president praises U.S. troops and treatment centers, but says more is needed.


Michigan woman holds off thief, then gives birth

Mark NewtonFLINT, Mich. (AP) — Police in Flint, Michigan, say a woman gave birth after she and her family captured a purse snatcher in a grocery store parking lot.


15 killed in college shooting in Nigeria's Kano

A student looks over at the damage to a lecture hall at the Federal College of Education in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, on September 17, 2014Gunmen stormed a higher education college in northern Nigeria on Wednesday, firing on fleeing students and setting off an explosion in an attack that killed at least 15 people and wounded 35, police said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack in the region's main city of Kano, but the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, which has repeatedly targeted civilians in the north, is likely to be a prime suspect. A police spokesman added that officers arrived on the scene and killed two of the attackers. ...


Fed signals plan to keep record low rate

In this Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen arrives for a dinner during the Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium at the Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park near Jackson, Wyo. Yellen will be pressed to clarify the Fed's intentions after the Fed issues its policy statement on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/John Locher)The Federal Reserve has renewed a pledge to keep interest rates near zero.


Snowden: NSA shared private U.S. communications with Israel

Former US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden has accused the US National Security Agency of routinely passing private, unedited communications of Americans to Israel, an expert on the intelligence agency saysFormer U.S. intelligence analyst Edward Snowden has accused the U.S. National Security Agency of routinely passing private, unedited communications of Americans to Israel, an expert on the intelligence agency said Wednesday.


Obama vows no Iraq ground war

U.S. President Obama speaks after a military briefing at U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base in TampaEven after top general suggested troops could be deployed, president says airstrikes method of choice.


R&A Golf Club set for historic vote on women members

The ''Home of Golf'' is about to find out if its doors are open to women.


3 arraigned in disappearance, death of Mass. 5-year-old

Report: DCF didn't do enough to protect boy found deadWORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Three Massachusetts residents charged with hindering the investigation into the disappearance and death of a 5-year-old boy have been arraigned in Superior Court.



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