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Samantha Power, the United State’s ambassador to the United Nations, speaks during an U.N. Security Council emergency meeting called at Russia's request Sunday, April 13, 2014, at United Nations headquarters, to discuss the growing crisis in Ukraine. The meeting comes as the new Ukrainian government declared it would deploy armed forces to quash an increasingly bold pro-Russian insurgency in its eastern region. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)The UN Security Council held an emergency meeting on the crisis in Ukraine.


8/28/2014 1:17:43 PM

A forensic team member takes a picture near the place where a body was found next to Ein Karem village, near JerusalemIsrael: Search for Aaron Sofer, missing since last week, leads to body in Jerusalem.


8/28/2014 10:32:49 AM

In this Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 photo, relatives of victims of a plane crash react after reaching the crash site a half-mile southwest of the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds in Las Cruces, N.M. Authorities say all four people aboard the medical flight that was headed to Phoenix were killed when the plane crashed in Las Cruces. (AP Photo/The Las Cruces Sun-News, Carlos Javier Sanchez)LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — An air ambulance carrying a cancer patient to Phoenix crashed shortly after taking off from a southern New Mexico airport, killing all four people aboard, authorities said Thursday.


8/28/2014 1:19:38 PM

This undated handout photo provided by the journal Science shows Ebola surveillance at Kenema Governement Hospital is done by polymerase chain reaction, or PCR. On Thursday, officials at the National Institutes of Health announced that they were launching safety trials on a preliminary vaccine for Ebola. Researchers have already checked that still-not-tested vaccine against some of the more than 350 mutations in this strain of Ebola to make sure the changes the disease is making won’t undercut science’s hurried efforts to fight it, said Pardis Sabeti, a scientist at Harvard University and its affiliated Broad Institute. She and Gire, also at Broad and Harvard, are two of the lead authors of a study published Thursday in the journal Science that maps the killer disease strain based on specimens collected from 78 patients. (AP Photo/Stephen Gire, Science)Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus.


8/28/2014 10:12:38 AM

A Ukrainian serviceman holds his rifle as he combs the area with comrades after being shot at by pro-Russian militants at their check-point near the small city of Dzerzhynsk, in the Donetsk region, on August 28, 2014Ukraine announced on Thursday that it will return to mandatory conscription in the coming months as its troops battle pro-Russian insurgents in the east. "The National Security and Defence Council has decided to restart conscription in the fall (autumn)," Mykhailo Koval, deputy head of the council, said after an emergency meeting chaired by President Petro Poroshenko. Ukraine's government decided last year to switch to a contract-based professional army, ending Soviet-style bi-annual drafts in the spring and fall for men between 18 and 25.


8/28/2014 11:50:11 AM

Minneapolis is recruiting are for Islamic extremistsSlain ISIS fighter Douglas McCain was one of many who have joined Islamic fighters, and now extremists are trying to lure young women


8/27/2014 11:21:17 PM

Image made available by Jihadist media outlet Welayat Raqa on July 25, 2014, claims to show members of IS (Islamic State) raising their flag over a building belonging to a Syrian army base in the northern rebel-held Syrian city of RaqaMore than 160 Syrians killed in the latest in a string of brutal attacks by the militants.


8/28/2014 1:26:43 PM

Joan Rivers has been rushed to a New York City hospital in critical condition after an emergency call that she was in cardiac arrest, according to a law enforcement source.


12/31/1969 6:00:00 PM

FILE - This Aug. 1, 2014 file photo shows President Barack Obama speaking in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. The president spoke on various topics including the economy, immigration, Ukraine and the Middle East. The White House is crafting a blame-it-on-Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama's impending executive actions on immigration. Facing an expect onslaught of opposition, the administration plans to argue that by failing to provide enough resources to fully enforce U.S. laws, lawmakers have ceded wide latitude to White House to prioritize deportations, administration officials and legal experts said. But Republicans, too, are exploring their legal options for stopping Obama from what they’ve deemed an egregious presidential overstep. (AP Photo/Connor Radnovich, File)Should such a thing as a foreign policy even exist?


8/28/2014 2:49:16 AM

A Russian soldier stands next to a tank ready to be loaded on a truck in Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, Rostov region, near the border with UkraineMore than 100 Russian soldiers were killed in eastern Ukraine in a battle this month while helping pro-Russian separatists fight Ukrainian troops, two members of the Russian presidential human rights council said on Thursday, citing accounts of eye-witness and relatives of the dead. Ella Polyakova and Sergei Krivenko, both members of the council, said around 300 people were also injured in the violence on Aug. 13 near the town of Snizhnye in Donetsk Province, when a column of trucks full of ammunition they were driving was hit by a sustained volley of Grad missiles. "A column of Russian soldiers was attacked by Grad rockets and more 100 people died. Polyakova said she had also been given the same figure, of more than 100, for the number of Russian soldiers killed in the attack.


8/28/2014 10:15:51 AM

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8/28/2014 1:34:50 PM

The White House confirmed today the rumors that Todd Park, the nation’s Chief Technical Officer and the spiritual leader of its effort to reform the way the government uses technology, is leaving his post.

8/28/2014 12:48:16 PM

A recent New York Times article warned of the future dangers robots could pose to the humans who work alongside them. The article cited the 33 deaths robots caused in the industrial setting over the past 30 years. While any death is unfortunate, let’s put that number into perspective. In the U.S. alone, there are 80 deaths […]

8/28/2014 12:48:14 PM

It’s a well-known fact that development project failures, and the necessary accompanying re-work, are common in our industry. Though many have given up on attempts to remediate the situation, the Cost of Poor Quality (CoPQ) can be controlled. At the root of the issue is a general lack of concern for CoPQ from development and […]






8/28/2014 12:01:36 PM

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8/28/2014 12:01:36 PM

As the rumors foretold, Apple will be holding a media event September 9th. Invitations to members of the press just went out this morning.






8/28/2014 11:15:23 AM

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8/28/2014 9:58:07 AM

It's time to face the facts. Summer is nearly over. As Labor Day approaches we need to start packing away those beach towels, because that long setting sun will soon hibernate for the winter, and the box office is heralding its slumber. So get ready to say goodbye to the Newsroom, hello to Girls, and something like "Get out!" to demons and robot oppressors and craven journalists, because they're all here and ready to walk you into the fall.






8/28/2014 4:49:02 AM

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8/28/2014 4:49:02 AM

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