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South Florida Beaches Reopen After Shark Scare

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Several beaches in South Florida are open again following their closure earlier this week as a precautionary measure after thousands of migrating sharks were spotted near shore.

The Palm Beach Post reports that as of 9 a.m. ET, all Palm Beach County beaches were open because no more sharks ...

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U.N. Security Council Approves New Sanctions On North Korea

Thursday, March 07, 2013

The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved tough new sanctions on North Korea just hours after Pyongyang threatened a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States and its allies.

The Security Council's actions to clamp down on the North's nuclear program follow the country's third nuclear test, carried out last month ...

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Egypt's Locust Plague Threatens Israel

Thursday, March 07, 2013

A swarm of locusts that began in Egypt and has crossed the border into Israel is inviting comparison to one of the Biblical plagues of Exodus.

The New York Times says the swarms are "like a vivid enactment of the eighth plague visited upon the obdurate Pharaoh. Others with ...

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Suspect In New York City Hit-And-Run Surrenders To Police

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Four days after a hit-and-run in Brooklyn that killed a young couple riding in a cab, suspect Julio Acevedo surrendered to police at a convenience store parking lot in Bethlehem, Pa.

The New York Times says:

"The surrender was arranged by a friend of Mr. Acevedo's, Derrick ...

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South Korea Vows Retaliation If Pyongyang Makes Good On Military Threat

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

South Korea upped the ante Wednesday after Pyongyang threatened to scrap the armistice that ended a brutal war between the rival neighbors in 1953, promising retaliation for any North Korean attack.

"If North Korea carries out provocations that threaten the lives and safety of South Koreans, our military will ...

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Storm Brings Season's Heaviest Snowfall To Midwest, Mid-Atlantic

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

The winter storm that has dumped several inches of snow from the Dakotas to Maryland is expected to linger over the mid-Atlantic on Wednesday, bringing another 5 to 9 inches to many areas in the east.

Federal government offices in the nation's capital were closed Wednesday in anticipation of the ...

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Three Arrested In Booze Cruise Gone Bad Aboard Stolen Luxury Yacht

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Three people are in custody Tuesday in California, accused of commandeering an 82-foot luxury sailboat in Sausalito, partying through the night, and then running the yacht aground in the pounding surf off the beach at Pacifica.

Suspects Leslie Gardner, 63; Dario Mora, 54; and Lisa Modawell, 56, had allegedly stocked ...

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Add 'North Korea Expert' To Dennis Rodman's Resume

Friday, March 01, 2013

Strange as it may seem, a pierced, tattooed and occasionally cross-dressing former basketball star is now one of the West's leading experts on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman, following his improbable visit to Pyongyang this week, has become the only Westerner to have ...

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SpaceX Reports Problem With Dragon Capsule

Friday, March 01, 2013

Update at 8:10 p.m. ET: Problem Fixed, Arrival Delayed

SpaceX says the problem with its unmanned craft carrying supplies for the International Space Station has been fixed.

The Associated Press reports: "The earliest the Dragon capsule could show up is Sunday, a full day late, said top officials for NASA ...

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Woodward: White House Dislikes Being 'Challenged Or Crossed'

Friday, March 01, 2013

On a day when we're in the final countdown for sequestration, Washington is still abuzz over whether or not White House economic adviser Gene Sperling threatened journalist Bob Woodward.

For the record, Woodward says no. "I never characterized it as a 'threat.' I think that was Politico's word,"

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China Accuses U.S. Of Hacking Military Sites

Thursday, February 28, 2013

China's answer to accusations of cyber-espionage against the U.S.? The Americans are doing it to us, too.

Barely a week after a report from security firm Mandiant that an arm of the People's Liberation Army was behind the theft of "hundreds of terabytes" of data from U.S. companies, China's ...

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Mastermind Of Great Train Robbery Dies

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Bruce Reynolds, the brains behind the Great Train Robbery of 1963, has died at the age of 81, nearly five decades after he and his partners in crime made off with 2.6 million pounds at Ledburn, Buckinghamshire, England.

Reynolds was part of the gang that executed an elaborate scheme to ...

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The Meaning Of 'Regret': Journalist Bob Woodward, White House Disagree

Thursday, February 28, 2013

It all depends on how you interpret the phrase "you will regret doing this." That piece of advice coming from a parent might be taken far differently than it would as a line from a Joe Pesci movie.

Where it falls on a spectrum from friendly advice to outright threat ...

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Countdown To Sequester: 3 Stories That Sum It Up

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

As a public service to our readers this week we've been offering a list of three stories each day that we think illuminate the looming sequester (or at least the debate over it), set to be triggered by the passing of Friday's deadline.

-- "How Sequester Cuts ...

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Scientists May Have Uncovered Ancient Microcontinent

Monday, February 25, 2013

The remains of a small continent have been hiding right under our noses for the past 85 million years or so.

That's according to a new study published Sunday in the journal Nature Geoscience. Scientists looked at lava sands from beaches on Mauritius to determine when and where the ...

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Today's 3 Stories To Read About 'The Sequester'

Monday, February 25, 2013

Barring a last-minute deal that at the moment seems unlikely, months of brinkmanship are set to culminate on Friday.

The sequester — $85 billion worth of across-the-board cuts in federal spending — will begin to kick in, with potentially serious economic consequences, including federal furloughs and the slashing of programs.

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House Votes To Approve 'Fiscal Cliff' Legislation

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

The compromise deal, which was approved by the Senate earlier Tuesday, stops large tax increases for 99 percent of Americans and delays massive spending cuts for two months. The bill ...

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What North Korea's Rocket Launch Means — And What It Doesn't

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Although North Korea claims the launch was a scientific endeavor to put a satellite in orbit, the U.S. and its allies were quick to call it a long-range missile test. That may conjure...

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Kerry: In The Shadow Of Rice's Firestorm

Friday, November 30, 2012

The fight over U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice's potential nomination for secretary of state has left Sen. John Kerry in an odd spot because he could be up for the Cabinet post, too. Once ...

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Superstorm Sandy May Have Blown In Fresh Breeze Of Bipartisanship

Thursday, November 01, 2012

When President Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came together in the aftermath of the superstorm, pundits took notice of a rare moment of bipartisanship and wondered if more was to come.

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