Islamic State kills at least 25 Iraqi tribesmen near Ramadi: officials

Saturday, 22 November 2014 12:36
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Islamic State militants have killed 25 members of a Sunni Muslim tribe during their assault on a provincial capital west of Baghdad, local officials said on Saturday, in apparent revenge for tribal opposition to the radical Islamists. They said the bodies of the men from the Albu Fahd tribe were discovered after the army launched a counter-offensive on Saturday against the Islamic State in a village on the eastern edge of Ramadi,…
U.S. and Turkey discuss transition away from Assad in Syria
Saturday, 22 November 2014 12:36
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) meets with Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan at Beylerbeyi Palace in Istanbul November 22, 2014. REUTERS/Murad Sezer ISTANBUL (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said he and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan he had discussed a transition of power in Syria away from President Bashar al-Assad during a four-hour meeting in Istanbul on Saturday. Turkey has been a reluctant partner in the U.S.
Former Amazon employee set for hunger strike at Seattle headquarters
Saturday, 22 November 2014 12:29
A former Amazon employee embroiled in a legal battle with the online retailer is set to go on hunger strike in an attempt to force the company to change business practices which he calls “deceptive and fraudulent”. Kivin Varghese plans to start his vigil on Tuesday outside Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle in order to raise awareness of what he alleges are poor business practices and employee treatment by the company. “I think if Amazon customers…
Gambling nuke commander linked to fake poker chips
Saturday, 22 November 2014 12:29
WASHINGTON — The admiral fired last year as No. 2 commander of U.S. nuclear forces may have made his own counterfeit $500 poker chips with paint and stickers to feed a gambling habit that eventually saw him banned from an entire network of casinos, according to a criminal investigative report obtained by The Associated Press. Although Rear Adm. Timothy M. Giardina's removal as deputy head of U.S. Strategic Command was announced last year, evidence of…
Ferguson has third straight night of unrest
Saturday, 22 November 2014 12:01
FERGUSON, Mo. – Authorities arrested three protesters during a third straight night of unrest in Ferguson as tensions mount amid speculation that a grand jury could decide soon whether to indict the police officer who killed Michael Brown. St. Louis County police said large groups of protesters blocked traffic three times in the St. Louis suburb Friday night. That happened twice near the police station and once on West Florissant Avenue, the site of violent…
GITMO RELEASE Saudi headed home for militant rehab program
Saturday, 22 November 2014 12:01
FILE 2006: A Saudi citizen who has spent the past 12 years detained at Guantanamo Bay has been released, the Pentagon said Saturday, amid a push to whittle down the prison population at the U.S. base in Cuba. (AP) A detainee at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is being returned to his home in Saudi Arabia where he will take part in a program to rehabilitate militants, according to the Pentagon.
Florida shooting near Tallahassee leaves sheriff's deputy, gunman dead; 1 deputy injured
Saturday, 22 November 2014 11:51
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A Florida official says a sheriff's deputy and a gunman have been killed in shootout near Tallahassee. The official says the gunman set his house on fire Saturday morning and fatally shot the first deputy who arrived. The second deputy who arrived was shot but saved by his bullet-resistant vest. His injuries are not believed to be serious. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The official said a Tallahassee police officer who lived nearby heard the…
Man arrested, charged with manslaughter in 2013 death of woman found in car at I-95 ramp
Saturday, 22 November 2014 11:51
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Connecticut State Police have made an arrest in the 2013 death of a woman found in a car at an Interstate 95 entrance ramp. Authorities said Cesar "David" Martinez was arrested in a Bridgeport courtroom without incident Friday after state police learned he was there. He was charged with first-degree manslaughter. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Police responded to the on-ramp in April 2013 for a report of an unresponsive woman.
SEA MONSTER CAUGHT Researchers film rare, deep-sea fish off California
Saturday, 22 November 2014 11:01
Research team captured first-ever video of a rarely-seen denizen of the deep called the black seadevil while conducting a dive in Monterey Bay, Calif. (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute) A research team conducting a dive in Monterey Bay off the coast of California have captured first-ever video of a rarely-seen denizen of the deep called the black seadevil. The creature was spotted this week in the dark, deep waters 1,900 feet below the surface by…
New York state OK's $3.6 million for man whose murder conviction was tossed after 2 decades
Saturday, 22 November 2014 10:51
NEW YORK – A man whose New York City murder conviction was overturned after he spent over 20 years in prison is getting $3.6 million from the state. The Daily News (http://nydn.us/11GwP9C ) reports Saturday that state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman approved the payout this week in Anthony Yarbough's case. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Schneiderman spokeswoman Melissa Grace tells the paper Schneiderman has to ensure that people unjustly imprisoned get justice speedily. Yarbough's lawyer, Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma, says…

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