Business

Gun Believed To Be Wyatt Earp’s Sold For $225,000

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A gun thought to have been carried by Wyatt Earp during the famous O.K. Corral shootout in Tombstone has sold at auction for $225,000. A telephone bidder in New Mexico made the winning bid for the Colt .45 revolver … [Read More...]

White House Refuses To Comment On Petition To Deport Justin Bieber

Troubled pop star Justin Bieber has had high-profile run-ins with the law recently but the White House doesn't appear set to add to his growing catalogue of woes. Just under 275,000 people have added their names to a petition on the White House … [Read More...]

What Happened To 7 Of The Earliest Employees Who Launched Amazon

When Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie started driving northwest from New York in 1994, they were setting off on a journey to create one of the biggest e-commerce sites in the United States, based in Seattle. Although they took that first long … [Read More...]

The New York Attorney General Is Going After Airbnb For What It Calls ‘Illegal Hotels’

The New York Attorney General's office filed legal paperwork on Friday to compel Airbnb to turn over names of some of its users. The AG wants to subpoena Airbnb's records to locate people it believes are running "illegal hotels," according to an … [Read More...]

US Politics

Obama: Your Question, Ms. Keith? – NPR (blog)

NPR (blog)Obama: Your Question, Ms. Keith?NPR (blog)I officially became NPR's White House correspondent in January. But the job didn't seem real until Thursday at 3:56 p.m., when the president of the United States looked down at a white … [Read More...]

Kansas families complain about Michelle Obama giving high school graduation … – Fox News

PoliticoKansas families complain about Michelle Obama giving high school graduation ...Fox NewsA furor over what the Topeka school district considers an honor has erupted after plans were announced for Obama to address a combined graduation … [Read More...]

Ouch: College Students Give Obama a Cold Reception in Pennsylvania – Town Hall

Town HallOuch: College Students Give Obama a Cold Reception in PennsylvaniaTown HallThe president's speeches may need to be accompanied by a laugh track from now on, considering the crickets he received at his appearance in Community College … [Read More...]

Foreign Policy

Obama is on the right course with his reorientation toward Asia – Washington Post

SFGateObama is on the right course with his reorientation toward AsiaWashington PostTom Donilon is a distinguished fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a senior fellow at Harvard's Belfer Center. He was national security adviser … [Read More...]

Near Eastern diplomat to give lecture at Ursinus College – The Reporter

Near Eastern diplomat to give lecture at Ursinus CollegeThe ReporterThe annual Walter Livingston Wright III Lecture is hosted by the Honorable Joseph H. Melrose Jr., Professor of International Relations and Ambassador in Residence, and formerly … [Read More...]

How America Lost Russia – Defense One

Defense OneHow America Lost RussiaDefense OneArshad Mohammed is a U.S. foreign-policy correspondent for Reuters. Full Bio. For a moment, it seemed, the distrust and antipathy of the Cold War were fading. Then, just weeks later, Bush announced … [Read More...]

Justice

There’s A Hidden Timebomb In The Senate Rules That Will Go Off If A Supreme Court Justice Retires

CREDIT: (AP Photo/Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States, Steve Petteway) As Jonathan Chait notes, only five Republican senators voted to confirm Justice Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, and three of those senators — Judd … [Read More...]

Justice Scalia Tells Law Students ‘Perhaps You Should Revolt’ If Taxes Become Too High

CREDIT: AP During an event at the University of Tennessee’s law school on Tuesday, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia suggested to the capacity crowd that perhaps they should revolt against the U.S government if their taxes ever get too … [Read More...]

Baltimore Will Stop Automatically Detaining Immigrants, Maryland Governor Says

CREDIT: Shutterstock The Baltimore City Detention Center will start scrutinizing federal orders to hold immigrants for deportation instead of automatically granting these requests, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) announced Friday. The … [Read More...]

Elections 2012

Supporters of Egyptian leftist leader Hamdeen Sabbahi carry boxes loaded with electoral endorsements at the High Presidential Elections Committee on April 19, 2014 in Cairo

Egypt vote a two-man race between ex-army chief, leftist

Egypt's presidential election has turned into a contest between the ex-army chief lauded by millions for ousting an Islamist government and a leftist who claims to represent the ideals of the 2011 uprising. Former army chief Abdel Fattah … [Read More...]

Leftist presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabahi talks during an interview with Reuters in Cairo

Egyptian leftist politician submits bid to run for president

Leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi officially submitted his bid on Saturday to run for Egypt's presidency, making him the second candidate for next month's election alongside former army-chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi who is widely expected … [Read More...]

Political advisor of France's President Francois Hollande, Aquilino Morelle, arriving at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris on February 25, 2013

Bespoke shoes scandal claims scalp of Hollande aide

A close advisor to Francois Hollande resigned on Friday after allegations about a conflict of interest and his extravagant lifestyle dealt a fresh blow to the beleaguered French president. In a statement to AFP, senior political advisor Aquilino … [Read More...]

World News

S. Korean President: Ferry Captain’s Actions ‘Like Murder’ – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaS. Korean President: Ferry Captain's Actions 'Like Murder'Voice of AmericaSouth Korea's president said the actions of the captain and the crew of the ferry that capsized last week with 476 aboard were "like … [Read More...]

Advocate praises ‘Hurricane’ Carter’s legacy of hope – USA TODAY

Ottawa CitizenAdvocate praises 'Hurricane' Carter's legacy of hopeUSA TODAYA Canadian advocate for the wrongfully convicted visited Rubin "Hurricane" Carter at his Toronto home two days before his death, and even though Carter was … [Read More...]

Source: ‘Massive’ attack targets al Qaeda in Yemen – CNN

CNNSource: 'Massive' attack targets al Qaeda in YemenCNN(CNN) -- An operation targeting al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is under way in Abyan and Shabwa, Yemen, a high-level Yemeni government official who is being briefed on the … [Read More...]

Politics & Media

The Hunger Games: Media Edition – We Cast the Media in Catching Fire

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Read This Before Impulsively Buying the Easter Bunny

The House Rabbit Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to responsible rabbit ownership, is not crazy about Easter according to a new … [Read More...]

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Supreme Court Justice to Students: ‘You Should Revolt’ If Taxes Get Too High

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia visited the University of Tennessee College of Law this week, and while he was there he reportedly told … [Read More...]

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Ted Cruz Writes Thank You Letter to Obama in POLITICO

This week’s POLITICO Magazine contains an uncharacteristic show of gratitude from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to President Barack Obama. Under the … [Read More...]

Economy

More Than 3 Million Smartphones Were Stolen Last Year

CREDIT: AP Photo/Ng Han Guan More than 3 million people had their smartphones stolen last year, many of which weren’t sufficiently … [Read More...]

Fired Yahoo Executive Made More Than The Company’s Female CEO

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer CREDIT: AP/Peter Kramer The chief operating officer Yahoo fired in January made $96 million for his 15 months in the … [Read More...]

Poor People’s Lives Are Getting Shorter

CREDIT: Shutterstock Although life expectancy has been rising for Americans as a whole, the people who live in this country aren’t … [Read More...]

The Long-Term Unemployed Are Stuck Without Work Thanks To Bad Luck

Unemployed workers waiting to enter a career fair CREDIT: AP The long-term unemployed have most likely been out of work for so long simply … [Read More...]