Scott Neuman

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Wal-Mart Has Its Own Plan To Help Bangladeshi Garment Workers

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Wal-Mart says it has drafted its own plan for improving safety at garment factories in Bangladesh rather than join other Western retailers in a legally binding agreement to pay for improved conditions for workers in the South Asian country.

The announcement by the world's largest retailer comes nearly three weeks ...

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White House Releases Complete Benghazi Emails

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Update at 6:42 p.m. ET: Reaction From Boehner's Office

In a statement, Brendan Buck, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner, said the emails "contradict statements made by the White House that it and the State Department only changed one word in the talking points."

Here's the statement in full:

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Benghazi Review Board Chair Asks Issa For Chance To Testify

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Former Ambassador Thomas Pickering on Tuesday defended the investigative board he led looking into last year's attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, saying he wanted the opportunity to clear up "unfounded" criticisms leveled against it during last week's Congressional hearings.

In a letter to Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), ...

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Road Crew In Belize Destroys Ancient Pyramid

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A construction crew in search of gravel to use as road filler used its backhoes to level one of Belize's largest Mayan pyramids.

"It's a feeling of incredible disbelief because of the ignorance and the insensitivity ... they were using this for road fill," Jaime Awe, the head of the ...

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Huge Boost In U.S. Oil Output Set To Transform Global Market

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

U.S. oil production is rising sharply and increased output from shale will be a "game changer" in global energy markets in the coming years, according to a new report out Tuesday by the International Energy Agency.

"U.S. shale oil will help meet most of the world's new oil needs ...

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Holder Defends Subpoena Of Journalists' Phone Logs

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Attorney General Eric Holder has defended the Justice Department's actions in secretly obtaining journalists' phone records as part of a probe into leaks of classified material, but said he himself had nothing to do with the subpoena.

Speaking at a news conference on Tuesday, Holder said he'd recused himself ...

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O.J. Simpson Seeks Retrial On Robbery-Kidnapping Conviction

Monday, May 13, 2013

O.J. Simpson, shackled and wearing a blue prison uniform, was back in court on Monday asking for a new trial in the 2008 robbery-kidnapping case that landed him in prison.

The Associated Press described 65-year-old football star and TV pitchman as "Looking grayer and heavier ... flanked by guards as ...

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Associated Press: Feds Secretly Obtained Reporter Phone Logs

Monday, May 13, 2013

The Associated Press news agency says that the Department of Justice secretly obtained two months of telephone records on 20 lines used by its reporters and editors.

The records covered April and May 2012, and according to the AP:

" ... listed outgoing calls for the work and personal ...

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TV Psychologist Dr. Joyce Brothers Dies At 85

Monday, May 13, 2013

Dr. Joyce Brothers, whose long-running television show dispensed advice on life and relationships to her viewers, has died in New York at age 85, according to her publicist.

She died on Monday of natural causes, Sanford Brokaw said.

Brothers, who was a pioneer of the television advice show, first gained ...

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Poll: Americans Split Over Benghazi Issue

Monday, May 13, 2013

Americans appear to be split over the Obama administration's handling of the aftermath from the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others, according to a new poll by the Pew Research Center for the People & ...

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Western Retailers To Fund Upgrades At Bangladesh Factories

Monday, May 13, 2013

Four retailers who represent the largest purchasers of clothes produced in Bangladesh announced Monday that they have will help finance safety upgrades at apparel factories in the South Asia country after the collapse of a garment complex killed more than 1,000 workers.

The news comes as the death toll in ...

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Doctor Found Guilty Of Murder In Late-Term Abortions

Monday, May 13, 2013

A jury in Philadelphia has found Dr. Kermit Gosnell guilty of first-degree murder in three illegally performed late-term abortions.

The jury also found Gosnell, 72, guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of a woman who was overdosed on anesthesia while undergoing a second-trimester abortion. He was found not guilty ...

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North Korea Replaces Hard-Line Defense Chief

Monday, May 13, 2013

North Korea's hard-line army general, who is believed to have been responsible for attacks on South Korea in 2010 that killed 50 people, has been replaced by a relative unknown.

The move has analysts reading the tea leaves. The consensus is that the reshuffle at the top of the People's ...

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Experts Marvel At How Cyberthieves Stole $45 Million

Saturday, May 11, 2013

With a haul of $45 million, it's being billed as possibly the biggest cyber-heist in history. But in reality, experts and authorities say, it was thousands of small but highly coordinated thefts.

As we reported on Thursday, federal prosecutors charged eight people with being the just New York cell ...

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White House Denies Any 'Substantive' Edits To Benghazi Memo

Friday, May 10, 2013

The White House says it made only minimal changes to the now-discredited talking points used to discuss the deadly attack last year on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya.

The remarks, by White House press secretary Jay Carney, came in response to an ABC News exclusive on ...

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Boston Bombing Suspect Buried In Secret At Virginia Cemetery

Friday, May 10, 2013

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been interred at a Muslim cemetery in central Virginia after a two-week ordeal in which a Massachusetts funeral director sought in vain to find a burial location.

The Associated Press reports that a burial was conducted in secret after the body was ...

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Search Ends Off Australia For Two Cruise Ship Passengers

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Update at 10:15 a.m. ET, May 10. Search Ends, Investigation Continues:

The search is over for an Australian couple who went overboard Wednesday from the Carnival Spirit cruise ship as it sailed in waters off New South Wales, Australia, The Associated Press reports.

That word comes as the ...

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Olympic Sailor Killed In Capsize Of America's Cup Racer

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Update at 7:15 p.m. ET: Sailor Was 'Trapped Underneath Boat'

On its website, Artemis Racing says Simpson, 36, "was trapped underneath the boat and despite attempts to revive him, by doctors afloat and subsequently ashore, his life was lost." Artemis says Simpson was part of an 11-member team aboard ...

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Son Of Pakistani Ex-Premier Kidnapped At Election Rally

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Gunmen in Pakistan stormed an election rally and abducted the son of a former prime minister — the latest violence in a bloody campaign ahead of nationwide polling.

Armed men drove up to an election rally in the city of Multan, opened fire, grabbed Ali Haider Gilani and sped off, ...

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Feds Charge Alleged New York Cell In International Cyber-Heist

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Eight people in New York have been charged as part of what prosecutors say was a global ring of cybercriminals who stole $45 million by hacking into prepaid credit card accounts and then using the data to get cash from thousands of ATMs around the world.

U.S. Attorney for the ...

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