Jews in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk where pro-Russian militants have taken over government buildings were told they have to "register" with the Ukrainians who are trying to make the city become part of Russia, according to Ukrainian and Israeli media.
Kathleen Sebelius may be eyeing a revenge return to Washington. The newly departed U.S. Department of Health and Human Services secretary could pay back Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) for accusing her of “gross incompetence” during the failed Obamacare rollout — by running for Roberts’ Senate seat.
The showdown between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the BLM has now moved into a new phase, marked not by the armed showdown long-desired by anti-government activists, but by the government slowly bringing the grinding weight of its legal powers to bear.
Congress's two week Easter vacation is the first long break since Obamacare's open enrollment, meaning a lot of Republicans now have to figure out how to temper their repeal and replace mantra for the newly insured.
Special Treatment For Star Football Player? Probably True In The Jameis Winston Rape Case According To NY Times
Thank you, Walt Bogdanich of the New York Times, for getting to the bottom of what went so horribly wrong in the investigation of the sexual assault accusation against Jameis Winston, Florida State University’s star quarterback.
There were 46 lifeboats attached to the South Korean ferry that sank in frigid waters -- but only one lifeboat was deployed, CNN affiliate YTN reported Thursday. CNN has not been able to independently confirm the report. But if true, it will fuel the anger of families still waiting to hear the fate of 287 passengers still missing at sea.
“Artist” Who Yelled “Boston Strong” And Left Backpacks At Finish Line Sent For Mental Health Evaluation
A bipolar man in face paint and a veil remained in jail Wednesday after his arrest for toting a rice cooker to the Boston Marathon finish line one year after the bombing.
The Obama administration is preparing to ratchet up sanctions on Russia and boost assistance for the Ukrainian military in the coming days, U.S. officials said Wednesday, as Ukraine struggles to contain a pro-Russian uprising in its eastern cities.
Former President Jimmy Carter came out publicly against the Keystone XL pipeline Wednesday, joining an international group of Nobel laureates in urging President Obama to reject the project.
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden took a trip to a Pennsylvania community college on Wednesday to promote a plan to train workers for skills they need for hard-to-fill jobs.
The Chevy Malibu name is an American Icon. My Beautiful 3 year old daughter picked up the name immediately when the vehicle arrived for a week long test drive. She asked “are we going to take the Malibu?” I was impressed and observed she does not really take to the letter and number naming that are so common in 2014. Maybe product planners could learn something from my three year old, give us some cool car names.
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I spend a lot of time teaching, and one of the most important things I tell my students, whether they are intelligence personnel getting ready to go down range or college kids learning geopolitics, is this. Always, always, always ask why.
In whatever direction we turn, we find the heavy hand of government intruding into virtually every aspect of American society. Indeed, it has reached the point that it would be a lot easier to list those areas of people’s lives into which government does not impose itself – and, alas, it would be a very short list. But it was not always that way.
About 238 years ago the leaders of our country gathered to form a new government. The intent was to have this land governed by individuals who were freely elected by the majority of the people. This land would encourage freedom, democracy and fulfillment, by proclaiming that all people had the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. This would be the land of opportunity.
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $50 million this year on a new group that will mix campaign contributions with field operations aimed at pulling 1 million gun-control supporters to the polls, he announced Wednesday
It's not just unsightly, it's an allergen and a health hazard
Chelsea Clinton on Thursday announced she is pregnant with her first child. The daughter of President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made the announcement, with her mom, at an event for the Clinton Foundation’s No Ceilings initiative
Snowden asked: "Does Russia intercept or store or analyse the communication of millions of individuals?" He went on to ask whether increasing the effectiveness of internal security systems could ever justify such actions.
Since February, we’ve been looking at the “Future of Transportation", highlighting changes we can expect in the next five to 10 years. Disney, it turns out, had a similar idea more than fifty years ago, though their focus is slightly more off-the-wall…
WARNING: may ruin friendships forever. These aren't cheats, these are strategies on how to win Monopoly, Battleship, Connect 4, Chess and Hungry, Hungry Hippos. I'm sure there will be some debate as to the validity of the strategies - feel free to comment.
The latest video to surface from al-Qaeda clearly shows that taking down the United States is still a number one priority for the terror network, American officials and experts said Wednesday.
Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio became a prominent proponent of progressive tax policy when he made raising taxes on city residents who make over $500,000 a year a cornerstone of his platform during his underdog campaign last year.
The former city manager of Bell, California, was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in state prison in a corruption case in which he and several other former city council members were accused of turning taxpayer money into a personal "piggy bank."
The wealthiest 10% of Americans and organized groups that speak for big business have far more influence over the U.S. government than average citizens, a new study by Princeton and Northwestern Universities finds.
The State Department issued an updated travel warning for Ukraine on Wednesday, adding language that says Russian troops have occupied Crimea and blaming “armed militants” for violence in the country.The updated warning Wednesday replaces a similar warning from March.
With a record-setting, once-in-500-years drought (so bad it can clearly be seen from space) still underway, it may be time for California to embrace toilet water. Recycled toilet water, that is: completely clean, safe-to-drink water that just so happens to have already passed through the municipal supply.
Think of it as public art -- except that it's on your phone. Thanks to an innovative new initiative from the Chicago-based contemporary classical ensemble Spektral Quartet, cell phone users will no longer be limited to a selection of dreary, muzak-esque sound bites or blaring, regrettable Top 40 clips when it comes to choosing their ringtones.
New deportation cases brought by the Obama administration in the nation’s immigration courts have been declining steadily since 2009 and judges have increasingly ruled against deportations, leading to a 43 percent drop in the number of deportations through the courts in the last five years, according to Justice Department statistics released Wednesday.
If Jeb Bush decides to run for president, he’ll have to defend his family’s controversial political name. But more immediate family concerns might keep him from running at all.
The "kill switch," a system for remotely disabling smartphones and wiping their data, will become standard in 2015, according to a pledge backed by most of the mobile world's major players.
Both at work and at home we want to know who is telling the truth and who is feeding us a bunch of lies. Luckily, there are some specific things you can look for to find out the real truth.
Just two dudes, hanging out in the back of a car. Except those two dudes are the president and vice president of the United States, and the car is a limo nicknamed "the beast," complete with armor plated, eight-inch-thick doors.
They grunt, claw, and feel their body is covered with hair and their nails are elongated — some people strongly believe they are in the process of metamorphosis into a wolf. There have been 13 case reports of such people since 1850, one psychiatrist has found
The Upper East Side sister-in-law of Mitchell Modell, the CEO of the family-owned athletic apparel chain, has accused him of bankrolling his lavish lifestyle with company funds, including spending $116,250 in a single day at a popular Chicago steakhouse with a corporate credit card
Dr. Greg Brannon, a Republican contending for the party’s Senate nomination in North Carolina, once called U.S. property taxes as central planning, referencing the Holocaust and Soviet Union as other examples of central planning, in a 2012 radio interview.
If you’ve ever felt the need to take a baseball bat to a piece of technology, you might want to start looking into a visit to Boise. Idaho’s capital city is the home of a new business that provides just that opportunity.
The Energy Department is getting closer to issuing loan guarantees for green-energy projects for the first time in years. DOE on Wednesday issued a draft call for applications for up to $4 billion in financing for renewable-energy and efficiency projects.
That revelation, by way of the film’s release overseas, touched off a wave of speculation that Sony, owner of the Spider-Man movie franchise, and 20th Century Fox, which owns X-Men, might be engaged in some kind of major new crossover.
...and yes, we know that every date is unique - but some are more unique than others
A young man who tried to take a selfie right next to the tracks while a huge locomotive passed by him has learned the hard way why its a bad idea.
As of today, Domino's is now serving a pizza on a chicken base with the ambiguous name Speciality Chicken. According to the press release below, the pizza-like creation swaps a dough-based crust in favor of"12 bites of lightly breaded, 100 percent whole breast white meat chicken"
Their approval rating is horrendous. They rarely get along or get anything done. So here's your chance to do something about it. With the entire House of Representatives and more than a third of the Senate up for election in November, there's a lot at stake in these midterms.
Dubbed one of the most haunted places in the world, Poveglia, which was sealed off after it was hit by the plague, is to be sold off to raise money for Italy
AFTER 223 years New Hampshire is about to make adultery legal. A law in 1791 called for convicted adulterers to be paraded on the gallows for an hour and then “publicly whipped not exceeding 39 stripes” before being sent to prison and fined £100 (probably more than a year’s wages in those days).
Mathematicians outscored the competition and ranked No. 1 in Careercast.com's 2014 Jobs Rated report. At No. 2, just behind mathematician, is the tenured university professor. The top-ranked environment, high income-earning potential and lower stress than many other fields makes tenured professor a desirable career, according to a news report on the website.
Google may be investing in big brands like Ray-Bans ahead of the upcoming Google Glass launch, but new patent filings show the tech giant might one day look to ditch glasses altogether.
Kim Jong Un's regime is allowing private companies to produce and smuggle illegal products to raise cash for activities such as North Korea's nuclear program and missile tests, according to a report released Tuesday.
We've created a slideshow highlighting the key trends and forecasts for the entire Internet-connected ecosystem, including connected TVs, connected cars, wearable computing devices, and all of the consumer and business tools that will soon be connected to the "Internet Of Things."
Fingerprint scanners like those on the latest iPhones could soon give way to another biometric identifier: The geometry of the veins in your hands.
In the spirit of "Could Bruce Willis Save the World?" and "Gravity Fact Check," we’d like to take Hollywood perhaps a bit too seriously and examine the scientific plausibility of what’s called “whole brain emulation.”
Corporate America embraces social media as a way to get the attention of consumers in an ever-more crowded digital space. But those clever or hastily tweeted promotions also can create problems for a brand.
Despite enduring "a perfect storm" of troubles for U.S. spy agencies over the last 18 months, the director of national intelligence announced on Tuesday that he plans to stay on the job through the end of President Barack Obama's term.
Dreamscience Propulsion's snowboard thrusters are difficult to describe. It's like: if you stuffed airplane engines in American Gladiator batons? It's like: if you took a boom mic and used it to swat a drone out of the air? Words fail me.
Does This Mean Twitter Is No Longer Cool? “Rumsfeld… posted a picture on Twitter of the letter he sent to the IRS”
Donald Rumsfeld has a new addition to his list of known unknowns - the accuracy of his 2013 tax filing.
SpaceX has signed a 20-year lease with NASA to operate a launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
It may be spring, but winter weather is making another appearance. A cold front is forecast Tuesday from the Florida Panhandle to New England, and Accuweather senior meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski reports a storm that brought half a foot of snow to Nebraska and Wisconsin on Sunday and Monday will continue to move northeast.
Harrison Ford is usually thought of as delightfully grumpy based on his TV appearances, but his Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) over the weekend was full of fun and funny nuggets.
Indian election officials have seized a record $36 million dollars of cash concealed in cars, private planes and even ambulances that they say was destined to buy off voters
Workers at a Chinese factory owned by Yue Yuen, the world's largest maker of athletic footwear for brands such as Nike and Adidas, are striking in a dispute over benefits.
The prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has ended his five-day cross-examination of the athlete on Tuesday with a stark summary of how he shot his girlfriend, insisting he killed her deliberately after an argument.
Matt Rosendale, a state senator running for the U.S. House of Representatives, unveiled an ad Monday that depicts a standoff between him and a “government drone” that is “spying” on him. Spoiler alert, the drone loses.
The campaign tells the Federal Election Commission that its debt on April 1, 2014, was just $14,507 less than the amount owed on May 31, 2012 — the month Gingrich officially suspended his White House bid.
We were entranced recently by a report of a young snake that tried to eat an old centipede. It seems the snake managed to swallow the centipede live, but then the centipede fought back, attempting to escape by eating its way out of the snake…
An X-Box, a Nintendo Wii and a Sony Playstation, along with dozens of games and gaming paraphernalia, an iPod, an iPad and three computers were taken from the home of the Pennsylvania high school stabbing suspect, according to an affidavit released Monday.
As many as 200 girls were abducted from their boarding school in northeastern Nigeria by heavily armed Boko Haram Islamists who arrived in trucks, vans and buses, officials and witnesses said.
A man dressed all in black and chanting “Boston strong! Boston strong!” dropped two backpacks near the marathon finish line last night — just as a bus with two bombing survivors arrived — in a scary security breach that’s raising new concerns
The New York Police Department announced on Tuesday it was disbanding a decade-old secret surveillance program of the city's Muslim community. The NYPD’s Zone Assessment Unit—previously called the Demographics Unit—was designed, the New York Times reports, “to identify the mundane locations where a would-be terrorist could blend into society.”
Farman Ali, 33, was jailed in 2011 with brother Mohammad Arif after they admitted to digging up graves, stealing as many as 150 bodies and feasting on the exhumed flesh, according to The Express Tribune.
Frazier Glenn Miller, who could face the death penalty for allegedly killing three people at Jewish centers in Kansas, made his first court appearance today wearing a suicide prevention smock with his arms and legs exposed.
The Ukrainian military on Tuesday secured an airfield threatened by Russian sympathizers, signaling the start of a campaign to counter militants who have stormed official buildings in at least 10 eastern cities.
Having A Job Doesn’t Mean You’re Off The Dole: Walmart Emps Cost Taxpayers $6.2B In Public Assistance
Walmart's low-wage workers cost U.S. taxpayers an estimated $6.2 billion in public assistance including food stamps, Medicaid and subsidized housing, according to a report published to coincide with Tax Day, April 15.
In competitive job markets like Silicon Valley, companies are doing everything they can to entice the best and brightest -- offering freebies that have become the stuff of legend. But the taxman could soon crack down.
Nearly 300 people were still missing Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 459, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast, killing at least two and injuring seven, officials said.
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During the 2011 fiscal year, state-local tax burdens as a share of state incomes decreased on average. This trend was largely driven by the growth of income in all states
They literally have no idea what this thing is. To be fair, it would be the same if you gave someone in their 80's an iPad and no instruction.
Southwest Airlines is known for their relaxed approach to flying, with no seat assignments and staff who often go above and beyond to be as informal as they can be. This flight attendant fully embraced that spirit with her hilarious flight safety instructions
The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings promises to be a day of tributes to the three people who died, the more than 260 people who were injured, and the first responders, doctors and nurses who helped them.
Campaigns are about numbers, so here are a few: After two separate recent events in Houston, President Obama will have attended 373 fundraisers during his five-plus years in office. That's just about one every five days or so.
A dedicated poetry reader appears to have discovered a smiley face in a poem from 1648, a find that would extend the pre-history of the emoticon back by about 200 years.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Concerns about electronic cigarettes, including flavors and marketing that could appeal to young people, underscore the need to regulate the fast-growing industry, according to a Congressional report released Monday.
Technology companies are expanding beyond the Net and taking to the skies -- literally, with solar-powered drones that will beam broadband Internet access to the developing world, which houses growing numbers of newly minted Web users these companies want desperately to get their hands on.
Terrified of heights? Then you might want to turn away from these photos, which show roller coasters so tall that to get to them you'd need the Space Shuttle.
The robotic submarine sent to look for the missing Malaysian jetliner deep in the Indian Ocean aborted its mission when the search area proved beyond its 15,000-foot limit, Australian authorities said Tuesday.
Marriage. What’s love got to do with it? Well, a lot, as it turns out—but you may also want to ask, "What’s glucose got to do with it?" A new study of married couples finds that lower levels of blood glucose may make married people both angrier at their spouses and more aggressive toward them.
Google announced the plan last week. "Every day, we get requests from those of you who haven’t found a way into the program yet, and we want your feedback too," the company wrote in a blog post.
Brewers, distillers, wine and beer sommeliers, bartenders: They're all into whipping out specialized vocabulary about their work.Whether you're a boozehound or not, these are the words you should know to sound savvy when you're mixing or ordering drinks.
An erectile dysfunction ad isn't the kind of thing most politicians would typically gravitate toward. OK, there was former Sen. Bob Dole pitching Viagra years ago. But he was already out of office when he became a spokesman for the virility drug.
Easter is a time to celebrate many things: resurrection, the coming of Spring, and the love of family and friends. It is also a time to celebrate the fact that ham is delicious and that candy is perfectly acceptable to eat for breakfast (CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL RECIPES)
Bill Clinton is cheating — on his vegan diet. Clinton’s doctor let the secret out in New York Times that sometimes the former president cheats on his healthy diet.
In 2004, Tereasa Surratt and David Hernandez purchased Camp Wandawega, his childhood getaway, with the intention of preserving its old buildings and cabins. Surratt’s father christened the newly-obtained property by hanging a rope swing on the giant elm located in the center of property
The moon took on an eerie blood-red hue early Tuesday during the first total lunar eclipse of 2014, a celestial sight that wowed potentially millions of stargazers across North and South America. See photos of the amazing total lunar eclipse here.
On Monday, French authorities announced that they would DNA test 527 male students and staff at Fenelon-Notre Dame high school to help find the man responsible for the rape of a 16-year-old student at the school last year.
For centuries, brewers have given or sold the leftover grain from the brewing process to local ranchers and dairy farmers for cattle feed. But new regulations proposed by the Food and Drug Administration threaten to end that relationship.
Budget cuts and new responsibilities are straining the Internal Revenue Service's ability to police tax returns. This year, the IRS will have fewer agents auditing returns than at any time since at least the 1980s.
Google knew about a critical flaw in Internet security, but it didn't alert anyone in the government. Neel Mehta, a Google engineer, first discovered "Heartbleed"—a bug that undermines the widely used encryption technology OpenSSL—some time in March. A team at the Finnish security firm Codenomicon discovered the flaw around the same time.
Dutch police have arrested a 14-year-old girl in Rotterdam after she sent American Airlines a threatening tweet on Sunday.
Speaking for the first time in more than two weeks, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin showed little sign of agreement on Monday, with the U.S. leader urging pro-Russian forces to de-escalate the situation
Israel described as "unacceptable" on Monday remarks by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry suggesting cautious openness to negotiating a nuclear deal that would keep Iran six to 12 months away from bomb-making capability.
Two newspapers that uncovered the vast scope and sweep of the nation’s surveillance apparatus were awarded journalism’s highest honor today when they were named winners of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in public service journalism.
With the nation focusing on Boston a year after the marathon was the subject of a bombing attack, chatter among terrorist groups continues to suggest a desire to strike high-profile sporting events in the United States, Rep. Peter King said.
For example, New York Rep. Tom Reed has been late paying his property taxes at least 46 times since 2005. And he racked up more than $6,200 in penalties and interest on more than $100,000 in taxes, according to county records.
President Obama spoke with Russia's Vladimir Putin on Monday in the latest effort by the U.S. to calm tensions in eastern Ukraine -- as pro-Russian protesters stormed government buildings in what U.S. officials said appears to be a coordinated effort
The day before Tax Day, April 15, a new poll shows that more than half of Americans think the amount they pay in federal income taxes is too high. Fifty-two percent said the amount they have to pay is too high, while 42 percent say it's just right.