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U.S. Threatened To Fine Yahoo $250K A Day If It Didn't Release User Data

Thursday, September 11, 2014

In a dramatic showdown in 2008, the United States government threatened to sue the Internet giant Yahoo! $250,000 a day if it did not turn over a vast amount of user data.

That's according to the company's general counsel, who announced today that it had won a fight to ...

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Susan Rice: Islamic State Fight Will Not Be 'Iraq War Redux'

Thursday, September 11, 2014

In an interview with NPR, the national security adviser said the U.S. will not be drawn into a ground war in Iraq and Syria, even if local forces are insufficient at containing the Sunni militants.

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NFL: Ex-FBI Chief Will Investigate How League Handled Rice Evidence

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Update, 11 p.m.:

The NFL is bringing in former FBI Director Robert Mueller to investigate how the league handled evidence in the Ray Rice case, a reporter for the league's website said Wednesday night.

The original story continues below:

The National Football League is denying a report that it received ...

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Obama Says U.S. Will 'Take Out' Islamic State 'Wherever They Exist'

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

In a prime-time speech on Wednesday, President Obama said the United States plans to "take out" the Islamic State "wherever they exist."

"With a new Iraqi government in place, and following consultations with allies abroad and Congress at home, I can announce that America will lead a broad coalition to ...

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NFL Commissioner: 'We Have Been Very Open And Honest'

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

The NFL commissioner says the league has been "very open and honest," in its handling of the Ray Rice controversy.

If you haven't been keeping up, Rice was suspended indefinitely from the NFL after a video showed him hitting his then-fiancee in an elevator. After watching only part of ...

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Obama Tells Lawmakers He Has Authority He Needs For Islamic State Fight

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

In a meeting with congressional leaders, President Obama told them he had the authority he needed in the fight against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL.

Obama is scheduled to address the nation in prime time on Tuesday. During his speech, he will lay out the ...

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Marin Cilic Wins U.S. Open, Sealing An Improbable Journey

Monday, September 08, 2014

Marin Cilic won the U.S. Open on Monday, sealing an improbable journey and ending that of Kei Nishikori, who had become the highest-ranked Japanese player in history.

Cilic, as we reported, got to this point by dispatching Roger Federer in three sets on Saturday.

Today, he beat Nishikori, who ...

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Obama: Our Goal Is To 'Dismantle' The Islamic State

Friday, September 05, 2014

During a press conference to mark the end of a two-day meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Wales, President Obama said he found "conviction" among U.S. friends and allies that the international community must "degrade and ultimately destroy" the Islamic State.

Obama said the militant Sunni group cannot ...

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Pentagon Says Drone Strike Killed Leader Of Militant Group Al-Shabab

Friday, September 05, 2014

The Pentagon says the co-founder of the al-Qaida affiliate in Somalia was killed in a U.S. drone strike earlier this week.

In a statement on Friday, Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said:

"We have confirmed that Ahmed Godane, the co-founder of al-Shabaab, has been killed. The U.S. ...

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In Ukraine, Cease-Fire Between Government, Separatists Takes Hold

Friday, September 05, 2014

This post was updated at 1 p.m. ET.

The government of Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists in the east say they have stopped fighting, honoring a cease-fire that took effect late Friday afternoon local time.

NPR's Corey Flintoff tells our Newscast unit that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ordered a cease-fire once ...

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Update: After A 4-Day Hunt, Albino Cobra Is Caught In L.A. Suburb

Friday, September 05, 2014

We have an update on a story we brought you, yesterday: The great hunt for an albino cobra that got loose in a Los Angeles suburb is over.

A driver spotted the highly-venomous snake slithering along a fence not far from where it was first spotted. She called authorities, ...

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Hiring Slows In August, But Unemployment Dips To 6.1 Percent

Friday, September 05, 2014

The August jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics is a mixed one: It shows that hiring slowed in August, but the unemployment rate dipped a tenth of a percent.

Here are the two big numbers:

-- The economy added 142,000 jobs; way below the 200,000 level ...

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U.S. Announces Coalition To Fight Against The Islamic State

Friday, September 05, 2014

The United States says it has formed a coalition of 10 countries to help in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq.

The group consists of the United States plus Britain, France, Germany, Canada, Australia, Turkey, Italy, Poland and Denmark.

The New York Times reports that the coalition ...

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U.S. Expresses Concern That Syria May Still Have Chemical Weapons

Friday, September 05, 2014

The United States said Thursday that it is concerned that Syria may still have chemical weapons and that extremist groups could get hold of them.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power made the comments after she received a private briefing Thursday from the U.N. official in charge ...

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NATO Announces 'Rapid-Reaction Force' Amid News Of Ukraine Cease-Fire Deal

Friday, September 05, 2014

(This post was last updated at 8:04 a.m. ET.)

On the second and final day of their meeting in Wales, members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization are expected to announce more aid to Ukraine.

NATO also announced the formation of a so-called rapid-reaction force. As The Associated Press describes ...

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Misplaced IV Line Responsible For Botched Oklahoma Execution, Report Finds

Thursday, September 04, 2014

A misplaced intravenous line was responsible for the botched execution of an Oklahoma inmate last April, an official report released on Thursday found.

Clayton D. Lockett suffered a prolonged execution because the IV line inserted into his groin area delivered the fatal-dosage of drugs to the surrounding tissue rather ...

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BP Acted With Gross Negligence In Gulf Oil Spill, Federal Judge Rules

Thursday, September 04, 2014

In a long-awaited ruling, a federal judge on Thursday said BP acted with gross negligence in relation to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and consequent oil spill.

The decision could cost the British oil giant billions of dollars. Bloomberg reports:

"U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier held ...

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After A 35-Year Run, NPR's Programming Chief Will Retire

Thursday, September 04, 2014

After almost 35 years at NPR, Ellen McDonnell, the network's executive editor for news programming, is stepping down.

The network announced her retirement in a memo to staff on Thursday.

"Ellen is as much a part of NPR's DNA as she is a presence in our daily lives," NPR's ...

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In A Los Angeles Suburb, The Hunt Is On For An Albino Cobra

Thursday, September 04, 2014

A pretty terrifying drama is unfolding in the Los Angeles suburb of Thousand Oaks: An albino cobra is on the loose, and authorities say it may have already bitten a dog.

The Los Angeles Register reports that authorities have launched an urgent snake hunt:

" 'It's a little ...

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Job Growth Continues At Healthy Pace, Survey Finds

Thursday, September 04, 2014

For the fifth straight month, private companies added more than 200,000 jobs, according to the ADP National Employment Report for the month of August.

That's good news because any number above 200,000 will usually bring down the unemployment rate.

In a statement, Carlos Rodriguez, president and chief executive ...

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