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Agence France-Presse, by Bertrand De Saisse * Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Thu, 24 37 2014 05:37:42 GMT Slavyansk, Ukraine - Ukraine´s military launched assaults to retake rebel-held eastern towns on Thursday in which up to five people were reported killed, a move Russian President Vladimir Putin warned would have "consequences". The offensive sent international tensions soaring and oil prices up, raising the prospect of Russia making good on its threat of a massive response in the ex-Soviet republic. (Snip) Putin called the armed operation a crime. "If Kiev has really begun to use the army against the country´s population... that is a very serious crime against its own people," he said, calling Kiev´s authorities a "junta".
MSNBC, by Ned Resnikoff Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 24 36 2014 05:36:31 GMT Theres the 99% and the 1%, and then theres the 16%. The latter number is the proportion of Americans who dont have enough food to eat, according to the most recent figures on food insecurity. In absolute numbers, nearly 50 million people in this countryincluding 16 million childrencurrently lack sufficient food to live a healthy life. The numbers are striking on their own, but whats even more striking is how little attention the problem has received in Washington. When the food stamp program received an automatic $5 billion cut, reducing benefit levels across the board, there was little response from
Associated Press, by Staff* Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 24 32 2014 05:32:26 GMT BOISE, Idaho Wranglers in the West who have for decades cashed in on the allure of getting on a horse and setting out on an open trail say they have had to add bigger horses to their stables to help carry larger tourists over the rugged terrain. The ranches say they are using draft horses, the diesels of the horse world, in ever greater numbers to make sure they don´t lose out on income from potential customers of any size who come out to get closer to the West of yesteryear. "Even though a person might be overweight, or, you
National Review, by Christine Sisto Posted By: Judy W.- Thu, 24 27 2014 05:27:11 GMT Another model came forward Monday with allegations of sexual misconduct by celebrated fashion photographer Terry Richardson. Model Emma Appleton tweeted a screenshot of a Facebook message that endearingly reads, If I can [expletive] you, I will book you in NY in a shoot for Vogue. Richardsons representative has since stated that the message is from an imposter and that Appleton herself has said that it is possible that the message could have come from a Facebook user impersonating Richardson. Vogue has since stated that the magazine has not worked with Richardson since 2010 and has no plans to work with him
Fox News, by Staff Posted By: KarenJ1- Thu, 24 25 2014 05:25:15 GMT Megyn Kelly shared some great news with us on Fox and Friends this morning, as Time Magazine named her one of its 100 Most Influential People. Kelly is listed in the "Pioneers" section of the list, with longtime Fox News colleague Brit Hume providing the write-up. Under the headline, "an authoritative force in cable news," Hume wrote: Ten years ago, my wife Kim, then Fox News Washington bureau chief, walked into my office carrying a videocassette. You have got to see this, Kim said. It was the audition tape of a local TV reporter then named Megyn Kendall. She was a lawyer and new to the business, but her tape displayed as
Cybercast News Service, by Melanie Hunter Posted By: KarenJ1- Thu, 24 15 2014 05:15:14 GMT First lady Michelle Obama told children at the White House´s Annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on Thursday that her favorite healthy food was pizza and her favorite junk food was French fries. So Im gonna give you my favorite healthy thing to eat, which actually is my favorite thing to eat pizza. Yes, but usually when I have pizza alright dont get mad at me I do veggie pizzas, she said in response to a question about her favorite food. Its really good, and they make great pizza here at the White House. So thats a way that I get the favorite food that I love but also do it in a healthy way so I can eat it whenever I want to,
Washington Examiner, by Susan Crabtree Posted By: KarenJ1- Thu, 24 11 2014 05:11:59 GMT Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is raising new questions about the Justice Department´s role in the IRS targeting of conservative groups. Issa wants more answers from the administration about a previously unreleased email between a DOJ official and former IRS official Lois Lerner about potential prosecutions of conservative groups that had applied for tax-exempt status. In the email, Richard Pilger, director of the Election Crimes Branch of the DOJ´s Public Integrity Section, noted via email to Lerner, "When you have a moment, will you call me? I´ve been asked to run something by
Breitbart California, by Robert Wilde Posted By: KarenJ1- Thu, 24 04 2014 05:04:37 GMT The mellow, "peace now," countercultural, environmentally conscious 420 celebration deposited 10,000 pounds of garbage on what is known as Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park, leaving volunteers and park workers to clean up the mess. According to the San Francisco Chronicles website SF Gate, this years celebration drew a massive amount of revelers estimated at between 10,000 and 15,000. The pot smokers´ untidiness will cost the city more than $10,000 in cleanup costs. The immense load of empty bags of chips, candy wrappers, and snack containers left behind was evidence that it was indeed the remnants of weed smokers
New York Post, by Beth DeFalco Posted By: KarenJ1- Thu, 24 59 2014 04:59:56 GMT Mayor Bill de Blasio celebrated Earth Day on Tuesday by proposing more regulations including a ban on new wood'burning fireplaces. The mayor made the proposal, along with those for other sweeping regulations that he said would update emission standards and help curb air pollution. Instead of wood'burning fireplaces, de Blasio wants to allow only cleaner'burning units, such as those that use natural gas. Residents who already have wood'burning fireplaces would be allowed to keep them, but would be required to use only firewood that has 20 percent moisture or less, according to the Department of Environmental Protection.
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Rebecca Shabad Posted By: KarenJ1- Thu, 24 56 2014 04:56:35 GMT Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Wednesday talked about his biggest regrets in life during an event with students at Harvard University. A student who said he admires McCain asked the senator to identify his biggest regret in life. "As far as one huge mistake maybe running for president, McCain said at one point during his answer at Harvard Universitys John F. Kennedy Jr. forum.McCain, 77, lost to President Obama in 2008, receiving only 173 electoral votes to Obamas 365. He also ran for president in 2000, but President George W. Bush won the nomination. Earlier, in response to the same question, McCain recounted a moment
Alabama Media Group, by Lee Roop Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Thu, 24 40 2014 04:40:57 GMT McGregor,Texas - SpaceX released this video April 18 of a Falcon 9 Reusable (F9R) rocket making its first test flight. The rocket lifts off to a height of about 800 feet, hovers and returns for a landing in the video shot by an aerial drone. SpaceX has been working on a reusable spacecraft with its earlier experimental Grasshopper program. The Grasshopper can be seen in the background of this video. The wings on the Falcon 9 are fixed in the tests, but SpaceX will transition to wings stowed against the side of the rocket and extended just before landing. The company says it will also test the F9R at its site in New Mexico,
New Yorker, by Maria Konnikova Posted By: StormCnter- Thu, 24 37 2014 04:37:51 GMT On January 27, 2008, Penny Boudreaus twelve'year'old daughter, Karissa, went missing in her hometown of Bridgewater, Canada. That afternoon, mother and daughter had had a fight in a grocery'store parking lot. Theyd been having a heart'to'heart about typical teen'age things, Boudreau said. At 7:30 P.M., Boudreau, worried, called a few friends and teachersnone had heard a thingand notified the police. By the following day, Karissa was still unaccounted for and the Bridgewater police began notifying other precincts. They issued a media alert and began a full search effort. On January 29th, the police station held a press conference. Penny, distraught, pleaded
Breitbart Big Peace, by Charlie Spiering Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 24 37 2014 04:37:36 GMT (Video) During his visit to Tokyo, President Obama had a chance to meet ASIMO, a Japanese humanoid robot. ASIMO, an acronym for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility, exchanged bows with the president before demonstrating that it could kick a soccer ball. "How about that, that was pretty impressive," Obama marveled after the demonstration. Later, during a meeting with students Obama mentioned his meeting with ASIMO. We saw some truly amazing robots '' although I have to say the robots were a little scary, he said. They were too lifelike. They were amazing.
KLAS'TV [Las Vegas, NV], by Lauren Rozyla Posted By: StormCnter- Thu, 24 34 2014 04:34:33 GMT LAS VEGAS '' Confidential documents which appear to be from a Nevada Health Link employee may reveal huge problems within the state health exchange. What could be internal memos seem to show the former health exchange CEO knew early on there were problems with premium pricing and tried to hide them from the public. Now, one local law firm is planning a class action lawsuit against Nevada Health Link and Xerox, the company in charge of running the website. The documents were mailed to 8 News NOW and other news outlets around the Las Vegas valley. A note sent with
American Spectator, by Jeffrey Lord Posted By: SpeedMaster- Thu, 24 26 2014 04:26:19 GMT Donald Trump looked out over the audience of New Hampshire conservative activists and mentioned the name Jeb Bush. On April 12, the Hill reported the reaction this way: You know, I heard Jeb Bush the other day, he said, with quiet boos and angry murmurs erupting from the crowd at the mention of Bushs name. And he was talking about people that come into this country illegally, they do it for love, he continued, with the boos growing louder. Trump added, to laughter from the crowd: And I said, say it again I didnt get thats one Ive never heard before I understand what hes saying, but, you know, its out there.
Mediaite, by Evan McMurry Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Thu, 24 25 2014 04:25:44 GMT Russian President and 2005 Super Bowl champion Vladimir Putin told a media forum in St. Petersburg Thursday that the internet was a CIA project. Putin said that the series of tubes began as a CIA project and is still developing as such, adding that Russia needed to fight for its influence on the web. The comments come as the Kremlin tightens its grip on the internet within Russia. Just this week Russias parliament just passed a law requiring social networks to be Russian-based and save users information, while the founder of VKontakte, essentially Russias Facebook, quit and fled the country over Russias increasing control of
Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Thu, 24 09 2014 04:09:41 GMT Los Angeles ' Jodie Foster is a married woman. The 51'year'old Oscar winner wed girlfriend Alexandra Hedison over the weekend, Foster´s publicist confirmed Wednesday. Jennifer Allen offered no other details. E! was the first to report that Foster tied the knot with Hedison, a 44'year'old photographer based in Los Angeles. It´s the first marriage for Foster, who came out publicly in a rambling, heartfelt speech at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards, where she accepted lifetime achievement honors. After saying she planned to make a big announcement that would make her publicist nervous, Foster jokingly revealed that she was single.
Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard Posted By: KarenJ1- Thu, 24 05 2014 04:05:20 GMT A growing number of conservatives are calling for Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to consider running for president in 2016, believing that while others claim to be Reaganesque, the former radio host and House GOP leader is the real heir to the throne. I really like Pence, said Gary Bauer, president of American Values, a conservative family group and one-time presidential candidate. To many, many conservative leaders, he is the first choice, said legendary Republican direct-mail fundraiser Richard Viguerie. Pence has played down talk of a bid, but he raised his profile significantly this month when he took a well-publicized trade mission to
Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard Posted By: KarenJ1- Thu, 24 56 2014 03:56:37 GMT A week after General Electric blamed Obamacare for hurting its medical business, the company´s chairman on Wednesday warned that uncertainty in the health care field will persist for much longer. I think that there´s still a lot of uncertainty in health care and we´ll just have to see that over time, warned Jeff Immelt during a shareholders´ meeting in Chicago. Last week, the firm released financial figures which showed a rise in profits, but a cut in its medical business. That was blamed on companies and hospitals holding back on purchases of GE equipment out of concern over how bad