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Police: Be careful what you tweet ... crooks tweet, too!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP Associated Press SEATTLE — Police in Washington state are asking the public to stop tweeting during shootings and manhunts to avoid accidentally telling the bad guys what officers are doing. The “TweetSmart” campaign began in late July by a coalition of nine agencies, including the Washington state patrol and the Seattle police, and aims to raise … 0

It’s a jungle out there

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

By DAVID ESPO Associated Press WASHINGTON — It’s a veritable menagerie out there in political television advertising, what with parrots, chicks, dogs and pigs taking turns in commercials that bite and scratch in a way no nonpartisan pet ever would. “You can keep it,” squawked a parrot in a Club for Growth Action … 0

On their own

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

WASHINGTON — Journalists James Foley, Steven Sotloff and Peter Theo Curtis all had one thing in common when they were captured by Islamic militants in Syria, the title “freelance journalist.” The role of freelancers, who make a living by selling individual stories, photos and video to multiple outlets, has expanded across conflict zones … 0

No end in sight

Thursday, August 21, 2014

WASHINGTON — U.S. airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but the well-resourced Islamic State militants can be expected to regroup and stage a new offensive, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday. Speaking … 0

Hunt for German neo-Nazis was ‘complete disaster’

Thursday, August 21, 2014

BERLIN — Police and security services in Germany’s eastern state of Thuringia bungled the hunt for three neo-Nazis, who years later turned out to be the main suspects in a far-right murder spree, according to an official report … 0

Obama weighs broader move on legal immigration

Thursday, August 21, 2014

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is considering key changes in the nation’s immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups, in a move that could blunt Republicans’ election-year criticism of the president’s go-it-alone approach to immigration. … 0

Social media pushes back at militant propaganda

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

BEIRUT — The extremists of the Islamic State group have turned their social media into a theater of horror, broadcasting a stomach-turning stream of battles, bombings and beheadings to a global audience. The strategy is aimed at terrorizing … 0

Obama, allies vow firm response to Islamic State

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WASHINGTON — The United States stood firm Wednesday in its fight against Islamic State militants who beheaded a U.S. journalist in Iraq, pledging to continue attacking the group despite its threats to kill another American hostage. President Barack … 0

Airstrike kills wife, child of Hamas military chief

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Hamas’ shadowy military chief escaped an apparent Israeli assassination attempt that killed his wife and infant son, the militant group said Wednesday as Israel’s prime minister warned that the bombardment of Gaza will … 0

AP NewsBreak: Navy kicks out 34 for nuke cheating

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WASHINGTON — At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site, and 10 others are … 0

Liberian slums barricaded as Ebola sets new record

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia — Riot police and soldiers acting on their president’s orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their Liberian slum Wednesday, trying to contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed 1,350 … 0

Lethal injection method loses star witness

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An anesthesiologist said he would no longer act as an expert witness for states defending their lethal injection methods, creating another hurdle for corrections departments scrambling to find workable execution systems. Mark Dershwitz, a University of Massachusetts anesthesiologist and pharmacologist, was the expert called by … 0

When $17B is less than $17B

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WASHINGTON — How much will Bank of America’s expected $17 billion mortgage settlement cost the company? The answer is, almost certainly not that much. In mega-settlements negotiated with the government, a dollar is rarely worth an actual dollar. … 0