Jackie Northam

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Australia Announces Security Crackdown Amid 'Rising' Terrorist Threat

Monday, February 23, 2015

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has introduced a raft of tough new measures aimed at countering what he called the rising threat of terrorism.

Abbott announced the national security crackdown one day after the release of a review of Australia's counterterrrorism operations and a report on a deadly attack ...

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Arctic Temperatures Create Enormous Ice Formations At Niagara Falls

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Arctic cold snap that has gripped much of the U.S. lately may be causing hardship for many, but it's also creating some spectacular ice formations at Niagara Falls. The spectacle is drawing huge crowds on both the Canadian and American side of the border.

The air temperature is so ...

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YouTube Is Expected To Unveil New App Just For Kids

Friday, February 20, 2015

There's some relief on the way for parents who worry what their young children may be watching on the internet. YouTube is set to release a new app that will offer more age-appropriate viewing for kids. An official with YouTube says the app - YouTube Kids - is due to ...

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U.S. West Coast Port Dispute Forces Shippers To Find Alternatives

Friday, February 20, 2015

Global shipping companies are looking for other seaports to unload their goods, including those in Canada and along the East Coast of the U.S.

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British Fighter Jets Escort Russian Bombers Away From Coast Of U.K.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

British fighter jets scrambled from their base on Wednesday after two Russian long-range bombers skirted the coast of Cornwall, in the southwest of England. The incident comes one day after British Foreign Secretary Michael Fallon warned about Russia's intentions in Europe.

According to the Guardian newspaper, British Typhoon warplanes ...

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Wal-Mart Gives 500,000 Employees A Pay Raise

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Some 500,000 Wal-Mart employees will soon be getting a pay raise. Starting in April, the company's full- and part-time U.S. employees will earn at least $9 an hour, at least $1.75 above today's federal minimum wage.

The pay boost will also apply to employees of Sam's Club, which is owned ...

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U.N. Security Council Passes Resolution Targeting ISIS Revenue

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The U.N. Security Council resolution targets funding streams for the so-called Islamic State. The militant group has been raking in millions of dollars through oil smuggling, antiquities and ransoms.

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Australia To Compete In The 2015 Eurovision Song Contest

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

If you open an atlas, you'd see pretty quick that Australia is nowhere near Europe. That doesn't seem to matter to the organizers of the Eurovision Song Contest, who have decided that Australia can compete this year. The decision to allow Australia into the 2015 competition for the first time ...

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Putin Presents Egyptian Leader With An AK-47

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

It's not unusual for world leaders to present their host with a gift when they visit a foreign country. But an assault weapon? Russian President Vladimir Putin gave Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi a Kalashnikov AK-47 shortly after arriving in Cairo Monday evening for talks. The weapon, a long-time favorite of ...

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Obama Defends Decision Not To Meet With Netanyahu During D.C. Visit

Monday, February 09, 2015

President Obama is defending his decision not to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during Netanyahu's upcoming visit to Washington. The prime minister was invited by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to address a joint meeting of Congress on March 3.

The White House was not told of the ...

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Donations Roll In For Detroit Man Who Walks 21 Miles To Work

Friday, February 06, 2015

It took just one newspaper article to change James Robertson's life.

Last Sunday, the Detroit Free Press ran a front page story about the 56-year-old factory worker. It said every weekday for a decade, Robertson has left his house and walked more than 20 miles to and from his ...

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All-Female Jihadi Group Delivers Guide To Life Under Islamic State

Thursday, February 05, 2015

It is considered legitimate for a girl to be married at the age of nine, most "pure" girls will be married by 16 or 17, and there is no greater responsibility for a woman than being a wife to her husband.

Those are just some of the statements laid out ...

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Thousands of Cats Destined for Vietnamese Tables Are Buried Instead

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Vietnamese authorities have buried thousands of cats, many of them apparently still alive, that were destined for restaurant tables. The Associated Press says the felines were culled because they posed an environmental and health risk.

The cats were being smuggled into northern Vietnam from China. The AP says the ...

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Alberta Premier Says Keystone XL Pipeline Benefits U.S. And Canada

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Jim Prentice, the premier of Alberta, Canada, says the fight over the Keystone XL pipeline has been a long and tortured process. But, he adds, if President Obama vetoes a bill that would approve construction, the issue would not necessarily go away.

There is enormous opposition among environmentalists to the ...

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New York State Clamps Down On Herbal Supplements

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

If you are looking to herbal supplements to help improve your memory or vitality or help you to sleep, you may want to save your money. The New York State attorney general's office is asking four major retailers — GNC, Target, Walmart and Walgreens — to stop selling herbal ...

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Detroit Man Commutes 21 Miles A Day On Foot

Monday, February 02, 2015

In many U.S. cities, a 21-mile round-trip commute can take a long time. Imagine if you were making the journey on foot. The Detroit Free Press says that exactly what James Robertson does every day.

The newspaper says when the 56-year-old James' aging Honda Accord quit on him in ...

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Egyptian Court Condemns 183 To Death In Mass Trial

Monday, February 02, 2015

An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced 183 people to death on charges of killing policemen during an uprising in 2013. The convictions were handed down as part of a mass death sentence, as the Egyptian government cracks down on supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, which it considers a terrorist organization.

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Where Is All That Excess Oil Going?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Oil prices are low because there's too much on the market. That extra oil has to be stored somewhere. A lot of it is sitting on ships at sea, with traders hoping the price will go up soon.

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Tiger Skins And Rhino Horns: Can A Trade Deal Halt The Trafficking?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A proposed U.S.-Asia trade pact calls for incorporating the issue wildlife trafficking. The goal is to slow the poaching of endangered animals such as elephants, tigers and rhinos.

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2 Americans Face Charges Over Gambia Coup Attempt

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Two U.S. citizens are charged with trying to overthrow the government of the tiny West African nation of Gambia. The charges stem from a December 30 coup attempt.

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