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Contractors ill-equipped for secret Cuba programs

AP - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 16:15
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When the U.S. government's global-aid agency launched secret plans to undermine Cuba's communist government, it didn't turn to the CIA for help. Instead, it used little-known contractors to carry out the operations - leading to multiple detentions and the high-profile arrest of American Alan Gross....
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US backed secret Islamic State talks to save hostage - Telegraph.co.uk

Google - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 16:10

Telegraph.co.uk

US backed secret Islamic State talks to save hostage
Telegraph.co.uk
Two leading jihadi clerics and a controversial American lawyer conducted secret negotiations over six weeks to try to save the life of Islamic State hostage Peter Kassig in an operation approved by senior US counter-terrorism officials, it has emerged.
US backed talks with ISIS over American hostage: newspaperYahoo News

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Slender Man: Both Stabbing Suspects Ruled Competent to Stand Trial - ABC News

Google - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 14:59

ABC News

Slender Man: Both Stabbing Suspects Ruled Competent to Stand Trial
ABC News
Two Wisconsin girls who allegedly stabbed a friend over Slender Man were found competent today to stand trial. A Wisconsin judge found 13-year-old Anissa Weier competent, while the second suspect, Morgan Geyser, waived her right to a hearing and was ...
Judge: Slender Man stabbing defendant competentGazettextra
Judge rules Wisconsin girl competent to stand trial in Slender Man stabbingWashington Post

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Boston bombing suspect seen for the first time since 2013 - USA TODAY

Google - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 14:56

USA TODAY

Boston bombing suspect seen for the first time since 2013
USA TODAY
Corrections and clarifications: An earlier version of this story indicated an MIT security officer was killed during the Boston manhunt. The victim was an MIT police officer. BOSTON — A tense court hearing with the first public appearance by the Boston ...

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NASA's Curiosity Rover Drills A Hole On Mars And Finds Water - Bio & Tech Insights

Google - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 14:36

Newsweek

NASA's Curiosity Rover Drills A Hole On Mars And Finds Water
Bio & Tech Insights
Mars-Rover-Curiosity-Artist-Rendition-NASA (1) The Curiosity rover by NASA is trying to find out how Mars lost water on its surface a long time ago. The rover spotted a Martian rock known as Cumberland and drilled in it. Inside, they found water present from ...
NASA's Curiosiry Rover Finds Methane On Mars Indicating Possibility Of LifeKpopStarz
Mars has gas, and Curiosity finds organic matter — fuzzy signs of life?Q13 FOX
VIDEO: NASA notes methane-level spikes on MarsWicked Local Abington

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Several Top ISIS Leaders Have Been Killed in Iraq, US Says - Wall Street Journal

Google - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 14:21

Telegraph.co.uk

Several Top ISIS Leaders Have Been Killed in Iraq, US Says
Wall Street Journal
WASHINGTON—U.S. airstrikes have killed several very senior military leaders of Islamic State forces in Iraq, the Pentagon's top uniformed officer disclosed Thursday. Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in an interview with The ...
US air strikes kill 3 top ISIS leadersCNN
3 senior ISIS leaders killed in US airstrikesCBS News
US Kills Three ISIS Leaders in Iraq Strikes, Officials SayNBCNews.com
Telegraph.co.uk -The Independent -Reuters
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Paramount Bans Showing Team America - Daily Beast

Google - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 14:19

Daily Beast

Paramount Bans Showing Team America
Daily Beast
Three movie theaters say Paramount Pictures has ordered them not to show Team America: World Police one day after Sony Pictures surrendered to cyberterrorists and pulled The Interview. The famous Alamo Drafthouse in Texas, Capitol Theater in ...
Paramount Reportedly Cancels 'Team America' ScreeningsHuffington Post
Movie theater answers North Korean threats with 'Team America'WEEI.com
Theaters Cancel Screenings of 'Team America: World Police'Hollywood Reporter
USA TODAY -Charlotte Observer -KEYE TV
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Key elements of US policy shift toward Cuba

AP - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 14:11
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. and Cuba will begin taking steps to restore full diplomatic relations, marking the most significant shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island in more than half a century. Key elements of changes to U.S. policy toward Cuba, some of which President Barack Obama announced at the White House this week:...
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Girl, 13, competent to stand trial in stabbing

AP - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 14:11
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- One of two girls accused of stabbing a classmate in a southeastern Wisconsin park to please a fantasy character known as Slender Man is competent to stand trial for attempted homicide, a judge ruled Thursday....
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Bruce and Kris Jenner finalize divorce

AP - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 14:11
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Court records show Kris and Bruce Jenner have finalized their divorce, but they won't be officially single until March....
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Amazon Web Services updates console to simplify management

InfoWorld - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 13:32

As enterprises have increased the number of systems they run on Amazon Web Service's cloud, keeping track of it all has become more difficult. But the company is now trying to rectify that with the help of better tagging.

Tags are used to organize resources on Amazon's cloud and have become increasingly important as companies use its infrastructure in more sophisticated ways. To make tags more useful, Amazon has upgraded its management console with resource groups and the Tag Editor tool.

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Resource groups are used to create collections of servers, storage buckets, databases and so on. The Tag Editor is used to manage tags across services and regions, Amazon said in a blog post on Wednesday.

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Deval Patrick reflects on his transition from corporate exec to Massachusetts ... - Fortune

Google - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 13:19

Boston Herald

Deval Patrick reflects on his transition from corporate exec to Massachusetts ...
Fortune
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick will leave office next month and return to the private sector, where he previously held senior executive roles with such companies as Coca-Cola KO and Texaco. There also continues to be talk about the 58 year-old as an ...
President Obama calls into Boston radio showNew York Daily News
Obama Surprises Deval Patrick with an On-Air Phone CallBloomberg
President Obama just called in to Boston Public RadioVox
San Francisco Chronicle
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Review: 'The Interview' deserves to be seen

AP - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 13:08
That I was one of the relative few to see "The Interview" is not a boast I take any pleasure in....
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FACT CHECK: Putin on the ruble collapse, Ukraine

AP - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 13:08
MOSCOW (AP) -- A fact-checking look at some of Russian President Vladimir Putin's statements on the ruble collapse and the Ukrainian crisis from his annual news conference Thursday:...
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Craig Ferguson to end 10 years as host of 'Late Late Show'

AP - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 13:08
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's not such a great day, America - not for fans of Craig Ferguson....
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Lauren Hill to become honorary coach

AP - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:06
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Lauren Hill's basketball career is finished....
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Congressional critics ready to block Obama push to normalize Cuban relations - Fox News

Google - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:14

Fox News

Congressional critics ready to block Obama push to normalize Cuban relations
Fox News
The historic plan announced by President Obama on Wednesday to normalize relations with Cuba was met with heavy bipartisan resistance on Capitol Hill, raising questions of whether Congress will even consider easing a more than 50-year trade embargo ...
Taking Cuba Off Blacklist Leaves Only North Korea as Cold War VestigeNew York Times
Where US-Cuba relations stand and what may changeWashington Post
How the Obama-Castro Deal Went DownBloomberg
BBC News -CBS Local -ABC News
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Exiles divided on plans to thaw US-Cuba relations

AP - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:05
MIAMI (AP) -- When Cuban and American leaders announced they would restore diplomatic relations after a standoff lasting more than a half-century, all eyes in the U.S. immediately turned to Miami, where many expected the country's largest population of Cuban exiles to pour angrily into the streets....
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Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013

AP - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:05
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has made his final court appearance before his trial begins next month....
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North Korea's purported vast hacking network in spotlight after Sony hack - CNN

Google - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:55

Fox News

North Korea's purported vast hacking network in spotlight after Sony hack
CNN
Seoul, South Korea (CNN) -- North Korea is one of the world's poorest countries, seen as well behind most everyone when it comes to most technologies and much more. Hacking may not be one of them. Scant resources or not, a defector who once worked ...
US Says N. Korea Behind Sony Cyber AttackVoice of America
Alex Proud: We let the bad guys win in Sony hack storyTelegraph.co.uk
Sony hack fallout: A look at North Korea's cyberwar capabilitiesCTV News
PC Magazine -CNNMoney -Reuters Blogs (blog)
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