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North Korea's big move on captured American

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 13:07
WASHINGTON (AP) — American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes in North Korea are still being held. Fowle, 56, of Miamisburg, Ohio, had been awaiting trial on charges of leaving a Bible at a nightclub in the northern port city of Chongjin last May.
Stone in Jerusalem may answer ancient mystery
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 13:07
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli archaeologists said Tuesday they have discovered a large stone with Latin engravings that lends credence to the theory that the reason Jews revolted against Roman rule nearly 2,000 ago was because of their harsh treatment. Israel's Antiquities Authority said the stone bears the name of the Roman emperor Hadrian and the year of his visit to Jerusalem, a few years before the failed Bar Kochba revolt in the second century A.D.
Unemployment rates fall in 31 US states, most gain jobs in final pre-election report
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 12:28
By Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press WASHINGTON - Unemployment rates fell in 31 U.S. states in September, including in many where incumbent governors and senators face tough re-election campaigns. The report is the final data on state unemployment before the Nov. 4 elections. Tuesday's data may quickly find its way into late campaign ads and stump speeches. The economy is the top concern for voters in this year's Congressional and gubernatorial races. The Labor…
Pew: Liberals, conservatives live in their own media bubbles
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 12:28
Among the roughly 20 percent of the American public that comprises the most ardent liberals and conservatives, there is almost no agreement on which news sources are trustworthy, a major report on political polarization from the Pew Research Journalism Project finds. The year-long study looked at how people get their political information from the news media, social media and friends and family. There were several news outlets liberals cited as their main source of news.
George H.W. Bush disapproves of his cameo in Michelle Nunn ad
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 12:28
Georgia's Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn has released a new ad highlighting her relationship with former President George H.W. Bush, but the former Republican president doesn't appreciate the attention. In the ad, Nunn is pictured with President Obama and Mr. Bush at an event honoring the former president. Nunn notes that she previously served as CEO of Mr. Bush's Points of Light foundation. "Throughout my career I've been able to work with Republican and Democrats,"…
Biggest billionaire super PAC donor? Not Sheldon Adelson
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 12:28
Tom Steyer, the Democrat-aligned hedge fund manager intent on making climate change a campaign issue, has set a new record as the biggest single donor to super PACs in one election cycle. After funneling $15 million last month to his super PAC, called NextGen Climate Action Committee, Steyer has now given a grand total of $55 million to the group since June 2013, the New York Times reports. That surpasses the $49.8 million that conservative…
Islamic Front propaganda video as good as martial arts movie
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 12:06
Now watchingPausedUp next 18:59 Islamic Front propaganda video as good as martial arts movie The Islamic Front, an alliance of militant groups in Syria, released a video on October 20, described as showing “special operations” unit training camp. The unit, dubbed War Lions, are filmed undergoing vigorous exercises.A fighter being interviewed in 1’00" says that main reason they come to the training camp is to defeat militias from different countries that have recently entered Syria.The…
Lawyer: Boston bombing suspect's friend too stoned to have lied to FBI
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 12:06
BOSTON (AP) — A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told a string of lies to investigators, a prosecutor told a jury Tuesday, but a defense lawyer said the defendant was a frightened 19-year-old who couldn't remember certain details because he had smoked marijuana for at least 12 hours straight. Robel Phillipos is charged with lying to the FBI about being in Tsarnaev's dorm room at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth while two other…
Purple Heart medal, lost 20 years, finds way home
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 11:06
MANLIUS, N.Y. (AP) — A Purple Heart medal posthumously awarded to a New York soldier killed in Vietnam is being returned to his family about two decades after it was found on a school playground. Purple Hearts Reunited says Pfc. Thomas McGraw's medal will be presented to his widow and daughter Nov. 4 during a ceremony in Manlius, near Syracuse. McGraw was killed in an ambush in February 1966 while serving with the Army's 1st…
6,000-year-old temple discovered with altars for sacrifices
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 10:05
A 6,000-year-old temple holding humanlike figurines and sacrificed animal remains has been discovered within a massive prehistoric settlement in Ukraine. Built before writing was invented, the temple is about 60 by 20 meters (197 by 66 feet) in size. It was a "two-story building made of wood and clay surrounded by a galleried courtyard," the upper floor divided into five rooms, write archaeologists Nataliya Burdo and Mykhailo Videiko in a copy of a presentation they…

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