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350 more troops sent to protect U.S. embassy in Baghdad

The main building inside the U.S. embassy compound in Baghdad, Iraq. Photo by U.S. State Department The U.S. is adding 350 more troops to help protect the American Embassy in Baghdad and its support facilities in the capital, raising the number of U.S. Show More Summary

Lose weight with the ‘PBS diet’

Research shows that what you watch can affect how much you eat in front of the TV. Photo by Flickr user veggiefrog The war between the low-fat and low-carb diets has been raging for decades. The latest shot to be fired comes in the form of a new study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine and financed by the National Institutes of Health. Show More Summary

U.S. rejects bid for low-cost US-Europe flights

LN-NGN Boeing 737-800 Norwegian Air Shuttle. Photo by Flickr user Mark Harkin. WASHINGTON — In a case that has labor and trade policy implications, the Obama administration on Tuesday rejected a request that would have immediately permitted a low-cost air carrier to begin flights between the U.S. Show More Summary

NATO to bolster security against Russian aggression

Ukrainian troops stand guard at the headquarters of the Ukrainian army’s Anti-Terrorist Operation, ATO, near the eastern Ukrainian city of Izyum, near Donetsk, on June 20, 2014. Photo by Sergey Bobok/AFP/Getty Images WASHINGTON — Confronted...Show More Summary

Germany bans Uber taxi services temporarily

A Frankfurt court has temporarily banned ridesharing service Uber from being used in Germany. A spokesperson for the court said on Tuesday that Uber violates the country’s Passenger Transportation Act. The service is suspended nationwide...Show More Summary

Graham family’s ties to Washington Post come to an end

Photo by Flickr user Victoria Pickering The Washington Post announced today that CEO and Publisher Katharine Weymouth — the granddaughter of former publisher Katharine Graham — will leave the newspaper on Oct. 1. Fred Ryan, a co-founder...Show More Summary

Journalist Steven Sotloff purportedly killed in Internet video

American journalist Steven Sotloff, shown here in the black helmet talking to Libyan rebels in June 2011, was reportedly killed by ISIS Tuesday. Photo by Etienne de Malglaive via Getty Images American journalist Steven Sotloff purportedly...Show More Summary

Federal investigation finds no mistreatment of child immigrants

Detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility, on June 18, 2014, in Brownsville,Texas. Thousands of unaccompanied children have entered the country illegally since 2012. Photo by Eric Gay-Pool/Getty...Show More Summary

A map of every device connected to the internet on the planet

Photo: Pinged all devices on the Internet, here's a map of where they're located :) pic.twitter.com/G3fiNcKCul — John Matherly (@achillean) August 28, 2014 John Matherly, founder of internet search engine Shodan, created a map that shows...Show More Summary

Human trials for experimental Ebola vaccine to begin this week

This undated handout photo provided by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and GlaxoSmithKline (NIAID/GSK) shows a vaccine candidate, in a vial, that will be used in the upcoming human Ebola trials. Photo from GlaxoSmithKline The...Show More Summary

States to help foot insurer tax bill for Affordable Care Act

Insurance companies are getting help from states to pay an $8 billion Affordable Care Act tax. Photo by Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images When Congress passed the Affordable Care Act, it required health insurers, hospitals, device makers...Show More Summary

U.S. targeted drone strikes at al-Shabab leader

Undated handout image courtesy of the U.S. Air Force shows a MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft. The Pentagon said that U.S. military forces targeted the al-Shabab network Monday in a drone operation. Image courtesy of Reuters/Air Force/Lt. Show More Summary

Marine helicopter crashes in Gulf of Aden; all rescued

A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter, like this one pictured here on Aug. 27 on the flight deck of the USS Comstock, crashed Monday in the Gulf of Aden. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Melissa Wenger WASHINGTON — A Marine Corps helicopter...Show More Summary

Why calling stolen photos of celebrities a ‘leak’ is wrong

Jennifer Lawrence, seen here at the Academy Awards in March, has called for an investigation into the theft and distribution of her personal photos. Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage A hacker posted pictures of nude female celebrities without...Show More Summary

2014 electorate is ‘still an incumbent’s world’

The midterm elections are less than 10 weeks away. Photo by Getty Images. WASHINGTON — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to “keep the bums in,” with at leastShow More Summary

Ferguson police now wearing body cameras

Police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, began wearing body cameras on Saturday. Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images Police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday began wearing body cameras attached to their uniforms following...Show More Summary

What’s behind a ‘disastrously inadequate response’ to West Africa’s Ebola outbreak

A Liberian health worker disinfects a corpse after the man died in a classroom now used as Ebola isolation ward on Aug. 15 in Monrovia, Liberia. With the right public health system in place, the countries in western Africa can contain and eradicate the the virus, write infectious disease doctors Jim Yong Kim and Paul Farmer. Show More Summary

Obama promoting economic gains as elections near

President Barack Obama, seen here in Minneapolis in June, will make a Labor Day speech in Milwaukee today. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images WASHINGTON — Boosted by recent economic gains, President Barack Obama is sounding more bullish...Show More Summary

Paris explosion leaves at least four dead, 11 injured

Firefighters search through the rubble of a residential building that collapsed following a blast in Rosny-sous-Bois in the eastern suburbs of Paris on Sunday. Credit: Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images At least four people died Sunday following...Show More Summary

Lawmakers push White House to take action on Islamic State threat

Islamic State of Iraq and Levant-led militants patrol on the roads of Baiji on July 30, 2014. Leaders of the U.S. House and Senate intelligence committees said Sunday that President Barack Obama should take decisive action against the growing threats from Islamic State militants on American soil. Show More Summary

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