KEYSTONE MILESTONE Senate passes pipeline bill despite Obama veto threat

Thursday, 29 January 2015 18:20
WASHINGTON – The Senate passed legislation Thursday approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, setting up a looming veto showdown with the White House. The legislation passed on a 62-36 vote, after lawmakers spent weeks considering amendments. The House passed a similar bill earlier this month, though there are slight differences that have to be ironed out before the bill can go to President Obama's desk. ADVERTISEMENT
BACK TO THE FIGHT? Official: Ex-Gitmo prisoner reaching out to Taliban
Thursday, 29 January 2015 18:20
One of the five Taliban fighters traded last year for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is trying to make contact with the Taliban once again, Fox News has learned. A U.S. official confirmed to Fox News that the former Guantanamo prisoner has been intercepted making telephone calls to the Taliban. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The development comes amid rising concerns over former Guantanamo detainees returning to the battlefield, and over the nature of the Bergdahl-Taliban trade itself last year,…
Libya backchannel? Pentagon tried to stop Clinton push for war, report says - McCain rips protesters during Kissinger hearing, calls them 'low-life scum' - VIDEO: McCain confronts protesters
Thursday, 29 January 2015 18:20
Pentagon officials were so concerned with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's push in 2011 to back Libyan rebels against Muammar Qaddafi that they opened their own back-channels with Qaddafi to try and prevent the U.S. from entering the civil war, according to a report that cited newly uncovered audio tapes. According to a report Thursday in The Washington Times, Pentagon officials used an intelligence "liaison" to communicate with Qaddafi's son and a top Libyan leader…
Exclusive: U.S. armed drone program in Yemen facing intelligence gaps
Thursday, 29 January 2015 17:35
Followers of the Houthi movement demonstrate to show support to the movement in Sanaa January 23, 2015. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah By Mark Hosenball, Phil Stewart and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is facing increasing difficulty acquiring intelligence needed to run its stealth drone program in Yemen, undermining a campaign against the most lethal branch of al Qaeda after Houthi rebels seized control of parts of the country’s security apparatus, U.S.
Marijuana arrests: A look at their rise and fall in New York City
Thursday, 29 January 2015 17:27
NEW YORK – Low-level marijuana arrests came under scrutiny in New York City after rocketing up during the last 20 years. But they've declined markedly amid public pressure and policing changes in the last few years. A look at the annual numbers: ___ ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT 1980 — 1,314 1985 — 4,546 ___ 1990 — 891 1995 — 5,715 ___ 2000 — 51,267 2005 — 29,754 2006 — 31,925 2007 — 39,163
New York college bans 'Mr.' and 'Mrs.' salutations
Thursday, 29 January 2015 17:27
Mr. and Mrs. Politically Correct have laid down the law at City University of New York, where gender-specific salutations are now a no-no. School officials sent out a memo barring professors and other staffers within the graduate program from addressing students with titles like “Mr.” and “Mrs.," according to the Wall Street Journal. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT “Effective Spring 2015, the (graduate center’s) policy is to eliminate the use of gendered salutations and references in correspondence to…
US Congress passes Keystone approval
Thursday, 29 January 2015 16:28
29 January 2015Last updated at 21:46 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint A similar bill failed in the Senate last year - but now the chamber is controlled by Republicans Continue reading the main story Related StoriesWhy is the Keystone XL pipeline so disputed?Obama threatens Keystone XL veto The US Senate has passed a bill to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, sending it to President Barack Obama's desk for a likely veto.
Amazon posts modest holiday profits
Thursday, 29 January 2015 16:28
29 January 2015Last updated at 22:17 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint Amazon's Prime service offers speedier deliveries, as well as access to music and videos online Continue reading the main story Related StoriesEC outlines Amazon tax concernsAmazon workers in Germany on strikeAmazon's 'Cyber Monday' boom Watch The online retail giant Amazon has reported weaker profits for the busy Christmas period, but a 15% rise in sales has cheered investors. The company made a net profit of $214m…
Google profits up nearly 30%
Thursday, 29 January 2015 16:28
29 January 2015Last updated at 22:09 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt recently defended job creation in the technology sector Continue reading the main story Related StoriesGoogle and Fidelity invest in SpaceXGoogle calls end to Glass experimentMicrosoft hits out at Google team Internet giant Google reported fourth-quarter profits of $4.76bn (£3.16bn), up nearly 30% from the same period a year before, but revenue missed Wall Street expectations.
Report: 2 lawyers in city-funded group participated in anti-police video with violent message
Thursday, 29 January 2015 16:26
NEW YORK – Two lawyers at a legal defense agency that receives $20 million in city funding participated in a music video that advocated the killing of police officers, city investigators said Thursday. The video called "Hands Up" includes images of guns held to a police officer's head and lyrics that say "a cop got to get killed." Two lawyers with the Bronx Defenders appear in the video, and scenes were filmed inside the nonprofit's…

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