Scott Neuman

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Academy Investigates Alleged Sex Assault Of Female Midshipman

Friday, May 31, 2013

The U.S. Naval Academy is investigating allegations that a female midshipman was sexually assaulted last year by members of the academy's football team, a Pentagon spokesman says.

The woman alleges that three men from the team assaulted her at an off-campus house in April 2012. She says she was "ostracized" ...

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Firefighters Killed In Houston Motel Blaze

Friday, May 31, 2013

Four firefighters have been killed battling a five-alarm fire at a Houston motel. At least five others have been injured.

The Houston mayor's office confirmed the dead and injured after firefighters responded to the massive blaze at the Southwest Inn shortly after noon. The fire reportedly began at a restaurant ...

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U.S., Russia At Odds Over Moscow's Plan To Arm Syria

Friday, May 31, 2013

Russian media has hinted that Moscow could speed up delivery of S-300 surface-to-air missiles to Syria if the U.S. and its allies decide to impose a no-fly zone to aid rebels there. Meanwhile, a Russian airplane maker says Syria is discussing the purchase of additional MiG-29 fighters.

A Russian arms ...

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Turkish Police, Anti-Government Protesters Clash

Friday, May 31, 2013

Turkish police in Istanbul used tear gas and water cannons to break up what are being described as the worst anti-government protests in years.

Reuters reports:

"Thousands of demonstrators massed on streets surrounding Istanbul's central Taksim Square, long a venue for political unrest, while protests erupted in the ...

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Top Khmer Rouge Leaders Apologize For Regime's Atrocities

Friday, May 31, 2013

The top two surviving leaders of Cambodia's genocidal Khmer Rouge regime have expressed remorse for their actions while in power and acknowledged a degree of responsibility for the atrocities committed in their names.

Nuon Chea, the chief lieutenant of Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot, and Khieu Samphan, who acted ...

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Report Says Al-Qaida Diminished, But Affiliates Still A Threat

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The State Department says Iran has stepped up its efforts on behalf of global terrorism to a level not seen for 20 years, but that the core elements of al-Qaida in Afghanistan and Pakistan are heading for defeat even as the network's affiliates remain a threat.

"Iran's state sponsorship of ...

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TSA: No More Graphic, Full-Body Airport Scans

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Transportation Security Administration has told Congress that it's finished retrofitting airport scanners to blunt a widely criticized technology that shows graphic detail of a passenger's body as he or she goes through security checkpoints.

In a letter Thursday from TSA Administrator John Pistole to the House Homeland Security ...

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A Kiss Is But A Kiss, But To French Kiss Is 'Galocher'

Thursday, May 30, 2013

It might come as a surprise that for centuries the French have been sans a term for "French kiss."

But, voila! The newest edition of the Petit Robert 2014 dictionary has rectified that with a new verb — "galocher," meaning "to kiss with tongues." It's a clever derivation of la ...

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Father Of Chechen Killed In Florida Says His Son Was Executed

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The father of the Chechen immigrant who was killed in Florida during an FBI interrogation over his ties to one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects says his son was killed execution-style.

At a news conference in Moscow, Abdul-Baki Todashev showed reporters 16 photos he said were of his son, ...

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Four Men In A Small Boat Face The Northwest Passage

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Only a few years ago, even large commercial vessels wouldn't take on the ice-bound Northwest Passage linking the Atlantic and Pacific via the Canadian north — but climate change has changed all that.

Now, a group of hearty adventurers hopes to be the first to row the 1,900-mile route this ...

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Soldier Accused In Afghan Shooting Rampage To Plead Guilty

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, charged with the murder of 16 Afghan villagers in one of the worst atrocities of the American-led war in that country, will plead guilty as part of a deal to avoid the death penalty, his attorney told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Bales' attorney, John Henry ...

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Algerian Terrorist Leader Clashed With His Bosses

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Algerian terrorist Mokhtar Belmokhtar was just not a team player.

As a top commander of al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM, Belmokhtar angered his bosses: He didn't return their calls, he didn't file his expense reports, he skipped important meetings and ignored their orders. And, he didn't carry ...

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Police Say Ricin-Laced Letters Sent To New York Mayor Bloomberg

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Police in New York say preliminary tests of two threatening letters sent to Mayor Michael Bloomberg contained traces of ricin.

The anonymous letters, both addressed to Bloomberg, were opened Friday in New York at the city's mail facility and Sunday in Washington, D.C., at the headquarters of the nonprofit started ...

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New Discovery Knocks 'Oldest Bird' Off Its Perch

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Move over Archaeopteryx, an older bird just landed on the evolutionary tree.

Scientists writing in Nature magazine, say a feathered, chicken-sized creature known as Aurornis xui, unearthed recently in northeastern China, challenges the "pivotal position of Archaeopteryx" — long regarded as the oldest bird.

Aurornis is dated to the ...

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Prosecutor: Radical Islam Motivated Attack On French Soldier

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Police in France say that a 21-year-old Muslim convert who confessed to stabbing a French soldier was apparently motivated by his religious beliefs, in an eerie echo of an attack last week in London, in which a British serviceman was killed.

Pvt. Cedric Cordiez, 25, was approached from the ...

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What's The Meaning Of This? A New Twist In The Spelling Bee

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

If Snigdha Nandipati, the 14-year-old who won last year's Scripps National Spelling Bee, had been asked to define her winning word, "guetapens," things might have turned out differently.

This year, a vocabulary test with word definitions is, for the first time in the bee's 86-year history, part of the competition. ...

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U.S. Embassy Officials Wounded In Caracas Nightclub Shooting

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Two U.S. officials were shot during an altercation at a strip club in the Venezuelan capital, but a State Department spokesman says their injuries were not life-threatening.

The incident occurred early Tuesday. As The Associated Press reports:

"The circumstances of the shooting were unclear, with conflicting reports over whether ...

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Head Of White House Economic Council To Step Down

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Alan Krueger, the chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, says he will step down to return to Princeton to resume his post as a professor of economics.

Krueger, who has served as CEA chairman for the past two years, will return to Princeton in time for the beginning ...

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Wal-Mart To Pay $81 Million For Hazardous Waste Dumping

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Wal-Mart Stores has agreed to pay $81 million in penalties as part of a guilty plea on criminal charges of improperly disposing of hazardous waste in California and Missouri.

Prosecutors said the violations occurred between 2003 and 2005 and included employees negligently dumping pollutants from stores into sanitation drains.

The ...

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Hacking Death Of U.K. Soldier Prompts Anti-Muslim Attacks

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

There's been a sharp rise in anti-Muslim attacks and intimidation in the U.K. since last week's hacking death of British soldier Lee Rigby by two men who said they killed him in the name of Islam.

The Guardian newspaper says that Tell Mama, a hotline for reporting such ...

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