Thursday, September 13, 2012

Two killed in Libya attack identified as ex-Navy SEALs

 

 

Two former Navy SEALs were identified Thursday as the third and fourth victims of the attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya this week that also killed the U.S. ambassador.Two former Navy SEALs were identified Thursday as the third and fourth victims of the attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya this week that also killed the U.S. ambassador.



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Chicago teacher strike to go into fifth day

 
 

Classes for the nation's third-largest school district were canceled for Friday as the Chicago teachers set out to strike for a fifth day, according to NBCChicago.com.Classes for the nation's third-largest school district were canceled for Friday as the Chicago teachers set out to strike for a fifth day, according to NBCChicago.com.



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Man behind anti-Islam movie ID'd as Egypt-born ex-con

 
  

"Innocence of Muslims" — the anti-Islam film blamed for sparking violence against U.S. diplomatic missions — has been traced to a producer with Egyptian Christian roots and drug and financial crime convictions.

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33,000 told to flee as volcano erupts in Guatemala

 

 

A Guatemalan volcano erupting for the sixth time this year triggered evacuations of several towns, with more than 33,000 expected to flee.A Guatemalan volcano erupting for the sixth time this year triggered evacuations of several towns, with more than 33,000 expected to flee.



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Bernanke takes aims at job market with Fed move

 




Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank's decision to unleash another flood of money on the economy was motivated by the need to get more Americans back to work.Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank's decision to unleash another flood of money on the economy was motivated by the need to get more Americans back to work.



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Why films and cartoons of Muhammad spark violence

 
 

While the motivation behind the low-budget video "Innocence of Muslims" remains unclear, the reasons it has helped fuel attacks and protests at U.S. diplomatic missions in the Middle East and Africa are both emotional and political, experts say.




Libya arrests four in hunt for US consulate killers

 
  

Libyan authorities have made four arrests in the investigation into the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi in which the U.S. ambassador and three embassy staff were killed, the deputy interior minister said on Thursday.Libyan authorities have made four arrests in the investigation into the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi in which the U.S. ambassador and three embassy staff were killed, the deputy interior minister said on Thursday.



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Bosnia candidate uses porn clips to pimp for votes

 

 

A mayoral candidate in Bosnia's fourth-largest city is using one of the Internet's greatest lures — pornography — to draw attention to his campaign.

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Romney puts softer edge on Libya criticism

 


Mitt Romney kept up with his criticism of President Barack Obama's handling of a diplomatic crisis in Libya, but softened his tone ever so slightly amid scrutiny of the GOP presidential nominee's initial criticism of the president.

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Starving polar bears a sign of warming Arctic

 
 

Wildlife biologist Ian Bullock says shrinking areas of sea ice are forcing polar bears into smaller areas and more intense competition. Tourists and researchers on a summer cruise to the Arctic saw evidence when a starving female polar bear, with cub in tow, unsuccessfully challenged a much bigger, stronger male for food.Wildlife biologist Ian Bullock says shrinking areas of sea ice are forcing polar bears into smaller areas and more intense competition. Tourists and researchers on a summer cruise to the Arctic saw evidence when a starving female polar bear, with cub in tow, unsuccessfully challenged a much bigger, stronger male for food.



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Nation bids farewell to moonwalker Neil Armstrong

 
  

Standing in the front row, Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Annie Glenn, retired senator-astronaut John Glenn and singer Diana Krall watch an honor guard pass during a tribute to first moonwalker Neil Armstrong at the Washington National Cathedral on Thursday.The nation bid farewell to Neil Armstrong, the first man to take a giant leap on the moon, at a service that also called for rekindling the spirit of exploration.



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John McCain: Obama's 'feckless foreign policy' fuels Mideast violence

 
 

A day after he and many fellow Republicans showed restrained reaction to the White House's response to the deadly attacks against American diplomats in Libya, Sen. John McCain ripped into President Obama.A day after he and many fellow Republicans showed restrained reaction to the White House's response to the deadly attacks against American diplomats in Libya, Sen. John McCain ripped into President Obama.



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