Scott Neuman

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Costa Concordia Captain To Face Manslaughter Charges

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A judge in Italy on Wednesday ordered the captain of the ill-fated Costa Concordia cruise ship that ran aground off the coast of Tuscany last year, killing 32 people, to face charges of manslaughter.

Francesco Schettino, 52, is accused of negligence that led to the grounding of the ship ...

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London Attack Deemed Likely Terrorist Incident

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A man has been killed in what reports described as a machete attack in London, and police have shot two suspects in what British Prime Minister David Cameron says is likely a terrorist incident.

The Associated Press says the incident occurred Wednesday when the suspects attacked the man near a ...

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IRS Official In Charge Of Nonprofits Declines To Testify

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Lois Lerner, the Internal Revenue Service official who handled the division that deals with nonprofit groups seeking tax-exempt status, will invoke her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination rather than answer questions at a congressional hearing set for Wednesday.

Lerner is accused of placing conservative groups under special scrutiny when they ...

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Why Oklahomans Don't Like Basements

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

When Randy Keller moved from Texas to the Oklahoma City area seven years ago, he couldn't find the house he was looking for.

"I was moving from Texas, where there are also a lot of tornadoes," says the professor of geology and geophysics at the University of Oklahoma who experienced ...

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Gandhi Artifacts Could Fetch Steep Prices At Auction

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Artifacts that once belonged to Mohandas K. Gandhi, the Indian independence leader who took a vow of poverty, could fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars at auction.

A pair of sandals, a shawl, a drinking cup, Gandhi's will and various other documents associated with the leader are all up ...

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Court Backs Withholding 'Potent' Images Of Bin Laden's Body

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in favor of the government's decision to keep photos and video of the May 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden a secret, rebuffing a conservative watchdog group that had sought their release.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington ...

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Tweets Capture 'Shock And Awe' At Tornado's Deadly Power

Monday, May 20, 2013

Our colleague Andy Carvin has scanned Twitter in search of reaction, including photos and video, from the massive tornado that swept through central Oklahoma on Monday.

Among the tweets:

Sidney Montoya of Oklahoma City says he is "Praying for my little cousins in Moore, their elementary school just ...

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A Brief History Of Oklahoma Tornadoes

Monday, May 20, 2013

Although Oklahoma is a state where tornadoes are a fact of life, few days stand out like May 3, 1999.

That was when some 70 tornadoes touched down over a 21-hour period, cutting paths of destruction like deep cuts of a knife blade in and around Oklahoma City. One ...

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British Aircraft Carrier HMS Ark Royal Heads For Scrap Yard

Monday, May 20, 2013

The people of Portsmouth, England, on Monday turned out to bid farewell to the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal, destined for a Turkish scrap yard after its decommissioning two years ago.

The Invincible class carrier was a victim of a 2010 defense review that recommended scrapping the vessel and selling ...

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Beijing Angry Over North Korea's Seizure Of Chinese Fishermen

Monday, May 20, 2013

Beijing has long been about the closest thing to an ally that Pyongyang enjoys, but the seizure of a Chinese fishing boat by unidentified North Koreans has threatened to put an already tenuous relationship on even shakier ground.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei was quoted by The New ...

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Toronto Mayor Blames Newspaper For Cocaine Video

Friday, May 17, 2013

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford responded on Friday to a video that purports to show him smoking crack cocaine, calling it "ridiculous."

According to The Toronto Star, the cellphone video, seen by two of the newspaper's reporters, is being "shopped around Toronto by a group of Somali men involved in ...

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Dozens Injured In Connecticut Train Derailment

Friday, May 17, 2013

Two Metro-North Railroad trains have collided on a stretch of track near Fairfield, Conn., causing a "major derailment" and "preliminary reports of injuries," according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

[Update at 8:55 p.m. ET: The Associated Press quotes Connecticut officials as saying about 50 people have been hurt, four ...

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Need A Tattoo Translated? Forget The British Foreign Office

Friday, May 17, 2013

The British Foreign Office is happy to assist its citizens, but officials want to make clear that there are some requests they won't fulfill.

Such as supplying Olympic tickets or doing a background check on that Swedish woman you met online.

Those are just a few of the "often good ...

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America's Cup Death Raises Concerns Over High-Tech Race Boats

Friday, May 17, 2013

America's Cup, the oldest and most prestigious sailing competition, has hit some choppy water.

The death last week of British sailor and gold medal Olympian Andrew "Bart" Simpson when the boat he was crewing capsized and broke up during a practice run off San Francisco, has prompted tough ...

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Illinois Lawmakers Send Medical Marijuana Bill To Governor

Friday, May 17, 2013

The Illinois Senate has approved a measure to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes, sending the bill to the governor for his signature.

The bill would be the strictest in the nation. According to The Chicago Tribune:

"The proposal would create a four-year trial program in ...

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Former Argentine Dictator Who Oversaw Death Squads Dies At 87

Friday, May 17, 2013

Jorge Rafael Videla, an ambitious Army chief who seized power in Argentina in 1976 and orchestrated a campaign of terror against his opponents, has died in prison at age 87.

Videla, whose "Dirty War" killed at least 15,000 people, perhaps twice as many, died of natural causes in Argentina's Marcos ...

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House Republicans Vote (Again) To Repeal Obamacare

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Note at 10:45 a.m. on May 17: Thursday's vote was the 37th time that House lawmakers have voted to try to curtail Obamacare in some manner, but the third vote on repealing the law outright.

The 37th time is unlikely to be the charm for House Republicans who voted on ...

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Bipartisan House Group Says It's Reached Immigration Deal

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Members of a bipartisan group of House lawmakers say they've overcome disagreements and have reached a tentative deal to overhaul the nation's immigration system.

Eight Democratic and Republican House members left a two-hour closed-door meeting Thursday evening, saying they would be working on drafting the measure, The Associated Press reports.

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Federal Prosecutors Arrest Uzbekistan National On Terrorism Charges

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Authorities in Idaho have arrested an Uzbekistan national on federal terrorism charges, the Justice Department announced Thursday evening.

Fazliddin Kurbanov, 30, was arrested in Boise on Wednesday, prosecutors say. He is being charged with one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization and one ...

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