As of Wednesday, Jun 19, 04:00 AM CDT
Islamists Press Blasphemy Cases in a New Egypt
The number of blasphemy cases, once rare in Egypt, has increased sharply as Islamists assert their new power in public life.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/19/world/middleeast/islamists-press-blasphemy-cases-in-a-new-egypt.html?partner=rss&emc=rssPosted 31 minutes 32 seconds ago - 06/19/13 - Full Story
The F.B.I. Deemed Agents Faultless in 150 Shootings
Critics say the fact that no agent in the past two decades has been disciplined for any instance of deliberately shooting someone raises questions about the bureau’s internal investigations.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/19/us/in-150-shootings-the-fbi-deemed-agents-faultless.html?partner=rss&emc=rssPosted 37 minutes 32 seconds ago - 06/19/13 - Full Story
Taliban Attack and Afghan Move Cast Pall on Peace Talks
Within hours of opening an office for peace talks in the Gulf state of Qatar, Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan launched an ambush on an American convoy.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/20/world/asia/taliban-kill-4-americans-after-seeking-peace-talks.html?partner=rss&emc=rssPosted 37 minutes 32 seconds ago - 06/19/13 - Full Story
Obama to call for nuclear warhead reduction in U.S., Russia
BERLIN—President Obama will call Wednesday for reducing the number of deployed U.S. strategic nuclear warheads by one-third if the Russian government agrees to similar cuts, reviving a goal outlined early in his presidency to work toward a world without nuclear weapons. Read full article >>
http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/c/34656/f/636635/s/2d7cf50e/l/0L0Swashingtonpost0N0Cpolitics0Cobama0Eto0Ecall0Efor0Enuclear0Ewarhead0Ereduction0Ein0Eus0Erussia0C20A130C0A60C190C23b8e7aa0Ed8ac0E11e20Ea9f20E42ee3912ae0Ae0Istory0Bhtml0Dwprss0Frss0Inational/story01.htmPosted 1 hour 1 minute ago - 06/19/13 - Full Story
Climate change threatens trouble in the near future, World Bank says
The World Bank is beginning to commit billions of dollars to flood prevention, water management and other projects to help major Asian cities avoid the expected impact of climate change, a dramatic example of how short the horizon has become to alleviate the effects of global warming. Read full article >>
http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/c/34656/f/636635/s/2d7ce1be/l/0L0Swashingtonpost0N0Cbusiness0Ceconomy0Cclimate0Echange0Ethreatens0Etrouble0Ein0Ethe0Enear0Efuture0Eworld0Ebank0Esays0C20A130C0A60C180C1ba2bcea0Ed83d0E11e20Ea9f20E42ee3912ae0Ae0Istory0Bhtml0Dwprss0Frss0Inational/story01.htmPosted 1 hour 6 minutes ago - 06/19/13 - Full Story
Extending a Hand Abroad, Obama Often Finds a Cold Shoulder
For all of his effort to cultivate personal ties with foreign counterparts over the last four and a half years, President Obama has complicated relationships with some, and has bet on others who came to disappoint him.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/19/world/americas/extending-a-hand-abroad-obama-often-finds-a-cold-shoulder.html?partner=rss&emc=rssPosted 1 hour 48 minutes ago - 06/19/13 - Full Story
Jerusalem Journal: A-List Celebration Traces Leader’s Trajectory, and Israel’s
Dignitaries and celebrities gathered to fete President Shimon Peres of Israel, already the world’s oldest leader, who turns 90 in August.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/19/world/middleeast/a-list-celebration-traces-leaders-trajectory-and-israels.html?partner=rss&emc=rssPosted 1 hour 48 minutes ago - 06/19/13 - Full Story
A Political Stalemate Ends in Washington, With Food Truck Rules
The City Council in Washington agreed on regulations for food trucks after a protracted legislative battle that consumed the city.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/19/us/a-political-stalemate-ends-in-washington-with-food-truck-rules.html?partner=rss&emc=rssPosted 3 hours 21 minutes ago - 06/19/13 - Full Story
Clues in the Search for a Sunken Ship, Lost in the 1600s
Experts hope that the search is over for the Griffin, a ship lost in Lake Michigan over 300 years ago that was commanded by a 17th-century French explorer.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/19/us/clues-in-the-search-for-a-sunken-ship-lost-in-the-1600s.html?partner=rss&emc=rssPosted 3 hours 51 minutes ago - 06/19/13 - Full Story
Game 6: Heat 103, Spurs 100 (OT): Heart-Stopping Survival as Heat Force Game 7
LeBron James, his much-debated legacy still intact, posted a triple-double and led a late charge, propelling the Heat to an overtime victory against the San Antonio Spurs.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/19/sports/basketball/heart-stopping-survival-as-heat-force-game-7.html?partner=rss&emc=rssPosted 3 hours 51 minutes ago - 06/19/13 - Full Story
Full transcript of congressional interview with IRS manager released
The House oversight committee’s top Democrat on Tuesday released the full transcript of a congressional interview that he said “debunks conspiracy theories” about the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting controversy. Read full article >>
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AMA declares obesity a disease
The move by the American Medical Assn. board means that one-third of adults and 17% of children in the U.S. have a medical condition that requires treatment.The American Medical Assn. voted Tuesday to declare obesity a disease, a move that effectively defines 78 million American adults and 12 million children as having a medical condition requiring treatment.
http://feeds.latimes.com/~r/latimes/news/nationworld/nation/~3/IQtmz-DSrtQ/la-sci-obesity-disease-20130619,0,4113971.storyPosted 4 hours 8 minutes ago - 06/19/13 - Full Story
From the editor: A new Chicago Sun-Times online and in print
Today marks the beginning of a change in the way we deliver news and information both in the newspaper and online. We are rolling out a new contemporary design in print that we believe will help you navigate the paper better while better connecting related information and content on our website. In fact, that enhanced integration with our digital content is now reflected on our front page. Here, you will find a much better news site, with easier navigation to get to the stories and features you want faster. We are delivering more content across multiple platforms so that you …
http://www.suntimes.com/news/20831517-418/from-the-editor-a-new-chicago-sun-times-online-and-in-print.htmlPosted 4 hours 14 minutes ago - 06/18/13 - Full Story
DealBook: Dish Says It Won’t Submit a New Offer for Sprint Ahead of Deadline
Dish Network, a pay TV provider, said that because of new conditions imposed by Sprint Nextel, it would focus on acquiring a stake in Clearwire, a smaller competitor.
http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2013/06/18/dish-says-it-wont-submit-a-new-offer-for-sprint-ahead-of-deadline/?partner=rss&emc=rssPosted 4 hours 50 minutes ago - 06/18/13 - Full Story
Report: Humanities, social science education needed for innovation along with STEM
A workforce lacking robust a humanities and social science education could be just as detrimental to the country’s future economic competitiveness as one deficient in science and technological expertise, according to an American Academy of Arts and Sciences report released Wednesday. Read full article >>
http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/c/34656/f/636635/s/2d7aba38/l/0L0Swashingtonpost0N0Clocal0Ceducation0Creport0Ehumanities0Esocial0Escience0Eeducation0Eneeded0Ealong0Ewith0Estem0C20A130C0A60C180C760A76df60Ed83e0E11e20Ea0A160E92547bf0A94cc0Istory0Bhtml0Dwprss0Frss0Inational/story01.htmPosted 5 hours 1 minute ago - 06/18/13 - Full Story
U.S. vs. Honduras: U.S. takes another step toward 2014 World Cup with 1-0 victory
SANDY, UTAH – The busiest and most important stretch of Juergen Klinsmann’s two-year tenure as U.S. national team boss concluded Tuesday with another three points — and another step toward the World Cup in Brazil next summer. Read full article >>
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Budget report gives key push to Senate immigration bill
As the Congressional Budget Office finds that newly legal immigrants would generate more than enough money to offset the bill's costs, senators' differences on border security seem to narrow. WASHINGTON — The sweeping immigration overhaul bill received a boost Tuesday as senators appeared to narrow their differences on border security and the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reported that newly legal immigrants would provide more than enough new tax revenue, fees and economic growth to offset the bill's costs.
http://feeds.latimes.com/~r/latimes/news/nationworld/nation/~3/PtBPxq2MyJk/la-na-immigration-fence-20130619,0,4650806.storyPosted 5 hours 47 minutes ago - 06/18/13 - Full Story
Arizona law denying bail for some immigrants wins appeal
Judges on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals uphold Proposition 100, a 2006 ballot measure that created a constitutional amendment to create bail exceptions for immigrants who are in the country without authorization.SAN FRANCISCO — An Arizona law that denies immigrants who are in the country without legal permission the right to post bail for a wide array of felonies won approval Tuesday from a divided federal appeals court.
http://feeds.latimes.com/~r/latimes/news/nationworld/nation/~3/NqOx0ZRNctg/la-na-arizona-immigrants-20130619,0,1055557.storyPosted 5 hours 47 minutes ago - 06/18/13 - Full Story
Spoils of the Sea Elude Many in an Alaska Antipoverty Plan
A government-backed fishery program meant to help impoverished Alaskans has made some villages haves and others have-nots.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/19/us/spoils-of-the-sea-elude-many-in-an-alaska-antipoverty-plan.html?partner=rss&emc=rssPosted 6 hours 5 minutes ago - 06/18/13 - Full Story
IRS manager says tea party groups not politically targeted
John Shafer, a Republican, told Congress that the groups' applications were pulled for scrutiny to ensure they were treated uniformly, a transcript shows.WASHINGTON — An Internal Revenue Service manager who described himself as a "conservative Republican" told congressional investigators that no one in the agency's Cincinnati office was trying to target tea party organizations for political reasons, according to an interview transcript released Tuesday.
http://feeds.latimes.com/~r/latimes/news/nationworld/nation/~3/u-Q_YB3VTDk/la-na-irs-scandal-20130619,0,6850335.storyPosted 6 hours 5 minutes ago - 06/18/13 - Full Story
Joe Biden touts White House progress on gun control
The vice president notes that the administration has implemented or nearly completed 21 of 23 executive actions. He also tries to prod Congress into action.WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden, seeking to reinvigorate the White House's stalled gun safety push, touted incremental progress Tuesday in nearly two dozen executive actions pledged by the administration in January.
http://feeds.latimes.com/~r/latimes/news/nationworld/nation/~3/A6ox2Fp-woU/la-na-white-house-guns-20130619,0,5714411.storyPosted 6 hours 5 minutes ago - 06/18/13 - Full Story
SEC to require admissions of guilt in some settlements
The Securities and Exchange Commission will begin requiring admission of guilt in certain types of civil settlements, a major departure from the agency’s routine use of a boilerplate clause that allows defendants to pay fines without acknowledging liability. Read full article >>
http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/c/34656/f/636635/s/2d79af07/l/0L0Swashingtonpost0N0Cbusiness0Ceconomy0Csec0Eto0Erequire0Eadmissions0Eof0Eguilt0Ein0Esome0Esettlements0C20A130C0A60C180C9eff620Ac0Ed87c0E11e20Ea9f20E42ee3912ae0Ae0Istory0Bhtml0Dwprss0Frss0Inational/story01.htmPosted 6 hours 29 minutes ago - 06/18/13 - Full Story
In Bulger’s Underworld, a ‘Judas Was the Worst’
In the first few days of testimony in the criminal trial of James (Whitey) Bulger, who is charged with racketeering and murder, witnesses discussed the concepts of honor and loyalty.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/19/us/in-bulgers-underworld-a-judas-was-the-worst.html?partner=rss&emc=rssPosted 6 hours 29 minutes ago - 06/18/13 - Full Story
Less ‘Rambo’ Seen in New U.S. Military Culture
Maj. Gen. Bennet Sacolick said that changes in the armed services had led to opening front-line combat positions to women.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/19/us/less-rambo-seen-in-new-us-military-culture.html?partner=rss&emc=rssPosted 6 hours 58 minutes ago - 06/18/13 - Full Story
Obama Has Plans to Cut U.S. Nuclear Arsenal, if Russia ReciprocatesNext 25 >>
In a speech in Berlin on Wednesday, the President Obama will resume a drive toward disarmament that had been largely shunted aside.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/19/world/obama-has-plans-to-cut-us-nuclear-arsenal-if-russia-reciprocates.html?partner=rss&emc=rssPosted 6 hours 58 minutes ago - 06/18/13 - Full Story