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Congress Whips Up Own Strategies to Fight ISIS as GOPs, Dems Unite on ‘Threat to the Entire World’

While State Department official gives hint at administration strategy: counting on tribal leaders to tire of ISIS.

Lessons from the American Airlines-Orbitz Split

American Airlines, one of the world’s largest air carriers, has announced that it will no longer list its flights on consumer websites powered by Orbitz. This comes after months of negotiations and discussions failed to end in agreement between the third-party ticket distributor and the respected airline. Show More Summary

Will Rand Paul Have to Risk His Senate Seat for the Presidency?

5 hours agoNews : Reason

The Louisville, Kentucky's Courier-Journal highlights one big potential roadblock to Rand Paul's likely run for president: that it might prevent him from running simultaneously for his Senate seat, which he'd have to do in 2016 as well. Show More Summary

“I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother” writer Liza Long: I’m not scared of my son anymore

The writer and mental health advocate discusses how her family's life has changed since that essay went viral

Justin Verlander addresses online hacking of nude photos

5 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander says he wants to keep his personal life private after nude photos of him and model girlfriend Kate Upton allegedly were hacked from an online account.

Islamic State Says It Has Beheaded Another American Journalist

5 hours agoNews : Truthdig

Steven Sotloff of Time is reportedly the latest American journalist to be beheaded by the Islamic State, a militant group in control of large parts of Iraq and Syria. When IS, which is also known as ISIS and ISIL, released a video of previous victim James Foley’s beheading, the group threatened to kill a second American unless its terms were met. 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

Apple admits celebrity accounts hacked but denies large breach

5 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

Apple has issued a statement about the 100+ celebrity iCloud accounts that were allegedly hacked for nude photos.

Serial killer, 74, convicted of 3 murders

A jury has convicted a 74-year-old career criminal in 3 serial murders from the 1980s.

Gun Rights And Public Sex: Well-Dressed Permit Holder Fires On Couple Who Interrupted Alley Sex Act

Can your gun rights under the Second Amendment be used to protect your right to receive oral sex in a public alleyway? That’s the debate sure to be ignited following an incident in Seattle, Washington, last week, in which a distinguished,...Show More Summary

PR Firm Apologizes for Horribly-Timed ‘Headless’ Ad

5 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Today a PR firm decided to get people excited for the Season One DVD release of the hit Fox show Sleepy Hollow. Unfortunately, it was rather horribly timed...

Apple says its systems not to blame for celebrity photo breach

The week before a crucial launch of its new iPhone, Apple Inc said intimate photos of celebrities including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence were leaked online through the apparent hacking of individual iCloud accounts.

Remembering Steven Sotloff through his journalism

5 hours agoNews : BlogPost

As a former editor at Time magazine, I had the privilege of briefly working with Steven Sotloff, the second American journalist believed to have been beheaded in Syria by Islamic State jihadists. Sotloff, a freelancer, disappeared in August 2013 while on a reporting trip in the environs of the Syrian city of Aleppo. Read full article >>

Remembering Steven Sotloff through his journalism

5 hours agoNews : BlogPost

As a former editor at Time magazine, I had the privilege of briefly working with Steven Sotloff, the second American journalist believed to have been beheaded in Syria by Islamic State jihadists. Sotloff, a freelancer, disappeared in August 2013 while on a reporting trip in the environs of the Syrian city of Aleppo. I can't pretend […]

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

Putin Boasts of Being Able to Take Kiev in 2 Weeks

The Kremlin doesn’t deny the stakes-raising comment but says it was taken out of context

What War Is Good For

6 hours agoNews : Reason

Friday night's theme episode of The Independents, itled "The War on War," delved into myriad applications (and mis-applications) of that murderful word. Cato Executive Vice President David Boaz, for example, spoke about the potency of...Show More Summary

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