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US backed secret Islamic State talks to save hostage
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
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
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
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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
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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
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Paramount Bans Showing Team America
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
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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.[ Which freaking PaaS should you use? InfoWorld helps you decide. | Get the latest insight on the tech news that matters from InfoWorld's Tech Watch blog. ]
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.
Deval Patrick reflects on his transition from corporate exec to Massachusetts ...
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
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Congressional critics ready to block Obama push to normalize Cuban relations
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
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North Korea's purported vast hacking network in spotlight after Sony hack
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
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