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Row Breaks Out Between Brussels Bureaucrats Over Data Privacy Ruling

An extraordinary row has broken out between the European Commission and lawmakers at its own judicial body, the European Court of Justice over its ruling that the data transfer pact with the US - the Safe Harbor agreement - is inval...

French Startup Launches An 'Uber' For People Who Use Wheelchairs

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

For individuals in wheelchairs, getting around can be a challenge -- particularly when it comes to finding accessible rental cars, taxis or public transportation. A Paris-based startup is attempting to fix that. Launched last year, Wheeliz...Show More Summary

Russian warships launch rockets on Islamic State in Syria

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Four Russian warships in the Caspian Sea launched 26 rockets at Islamic State in Syria which hit their targets, Russia's Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and President Vladimir Putin said in a joint television appearance on Wednesday.

Has Barack Obama Done Enough for African-Americans?

There is a photo by Pete Souza, the White House’s canny and peripatetic photographer, that surfaces from time to time online. The setting is Marine One, and it features a modest cast of five. Valerie Jarrett, dressed in a suit of blazing pink, is staring at her cell phone. Barack... More »

Did the US Bombing of an Afghan Hospital Cross the Line Between Screwup and War Crime?

On October 3, just after 2 a.m., a US AC-130 warplane dropped its first bombs on a Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, beginning an attack that lasted more than an hour. The strikes killed...Show More Summary

Kate Hudson Shares Sexy Underwear Selfie In Wake Of Fabletics Controversy

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Kate Hudson's athletic clothing line may be getting a bad rap these days, but at least she still loves it. The actress shared a photo of herself on Instagram sporting a red bra and boyshort combo from her line with the caption, "This...Show More Summary

Trey Gowdy Is Still Really Upset With Kevin McCarthy

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's controversial comments about Hillary Clinton may have cost him a friendship -- fellow congressman and Benghazi committee chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) Gowdy told the Washington Post that McCarthy...Show More Summary

Bill O’Reilly doesn’t believe in child poverty: “There are no urchins running around starving because of the system”

It's a "total lie," a "myth" that there are poor, starving children in America -- because O'Reilly wants it to be

Happy Birthday, Mr President! Vladimir Putin's Most Unusual Presents

Russian Presiden Vladimir Putin celebrates his 63rd birthday today; he celebrated his previous b-day in the tranquil taiga, while this one will be marked in noisy Sochi. As the president gets ready to hit the ice playing hockey, we take a look at the most unusual presents the Russian leader has received for the occasion.

Cargo Ship Probe to Seek Answers to 2 Questions

On board the 790-foot El Faro when it set out on its doomed voyage into the path of Hurricane Joaquin were five Polish workers whose jobs were to prepare the engine room for a retrofitting. Could that work have caused the loss of power that led to the US container...

Jessica Mendoza Makes Baseball History, Prompting Sexist Backlash

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Jessica Mendoza made baseball history on Tuesday night when she became the first woman to call a nationally televised MLB playoff game. The ESPN analyst joined John Kruk and Dan Shulman in the booth at Yankee Stadium to provide color...Show More Summary

Rep. Kevin McCarthy wants to convince conservatives he’s not like John Boehner

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy sought to convince conservative lawmakers on Tuesday that he will be different from retiring Speaker John Boehner if McCarthy is elected as Boehner’s successor this month. “I think McCarthy’s pitch was, ‘I’m...

Political Calculus: Joe Biden: No Money, Weak Polls, but Still Clinton’s Toughest Rival

2 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

If Mr. Biden ran, he would pose a greater challenge than Bernie Sanders because he could threaten Hillary Clinton’s hold on moderate voters.

Reflections on the White House Beat

2 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Peter Baker, who covers President Obama as The Times’s chief White House correspondent, discusses his experiences in Washington and beyond.

Marco Rubio Overtakes Carly Fiorina In Polls, Becomes Target Of Jeb Bush Cracks, Donald Trump Water Prank

Most recent polls conducted by Public Policy Polling show that Marco Rubio has overtaken Carly Fiorina and is now running third in polling for the Republican Party presidential nomination, according to Real Clear Politics. The poll includes data that was collected between October 1 and 4 and was conducted with 1,338 registered voters. Show More Summary

Doctors Without Borders calls for independent investigation of Afghan hospital attack

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) called on Wednesday for an independent international fact-finding commission to be established to investigate the U.S. bombing of its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, which it deems a war crime. The medical charity said that the commission, which can be set up at the...

Forbes removes article claiming there’s ‘no diversity crisis’ in the tech sector

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Forbes has removed a contributor piece titled “There Is No Diversity Crisis in Silicon Valley” after being hit with a barrage of criticism from readers, including many leading the tech industry’s movement to hire more women, Hispanics and African-Americans. The article, authored...

Nuclear Smugglers Seek ISIS Buyers

A nightmare scenario for the West is coming true in a former Soviet republic, where smugglers linked to Russia have radioactive material for sale and are actively seeking Islamic extremists to buy it, according to an AP investigation. In a case in Moldova earlier this year, a smuggler called Valentin...

China's Glass-Bottom Bridge Cracks Over Chasm in Nightmare Scenario

Not afraid of heights yet? China's enormous glass-bottom bridge cracked after a tourist dropped a metallic thermos on it.

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