Scott Neuman

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ISIS Claims Responsibility For Attack On Italian Consulate In Cairo

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Updated at 3:20 p.m. ET

A purported affiliate of the self-declared Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a deadly car bomb attack that seriously damaged the Italian Consulate in Cairo, killing one Egyptian.

A group calling itself Islamic State in Egypt posted the claim of responsibility to social media, the ...

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Roger Rees, Welsh-Born Stage, Screen And TV Actor, Dies At 71

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Roger Rees, the Tony Award-winning Welsh-born actor and director who got his start on the stage but also appeared in film and television shows such as Cheers and The West Wing, died Friday night in New York at age 71 after what his spokesman described as a "brief illness."

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Serena Williams Wins 21st Grand Slam Title At Wimbledon

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Updated at 2:10 p.m. ET

Serena Williams won her 21st Grand Slam title in a Wimbledon final against a much younger opponent, 21-year-old Garbine Muguruza of Spain.

For Williams, 33, it was her fourth Grand Slam championship in a row and her 25th career Grand Slam title match. It was ...

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Strong Typhoon Slams Shanghai, Second In A Week For China

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Typhoon Chan-hom has come ashore just south of Shanghai, packing winds of up to 100 mph, forcing more than a million people to flee their homes and shutting down hundreds of flights at the region's airports.

Cham-hom is the second major storm to hit China this week, after Typhoon ...

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20 Years After Srebrenica, Anger Over Genocide Still Runs Hot

Saturday, July 11, 2015

At a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the massacre of Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica by Christian Serbs, the crowd turned its anger at the 1995 genocide against Serbia's prime minister, driving him from the event with rocks and bottles.

Aleksandar Vucic was one of several foreign dignitaries, including former ...

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New York Times, Ted Cruz In Row Over 'Best-Selling' Book

Friday, July 10, 2015

Sen. Ted Cruz's campaign tome, A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Miracle of America, has sold 11,854 copies. That should have been enough to earn it the No. 2 slot on The New York Times Best Seller List for hardcover nonfiction. But, instead comedian Aziz Ansari's Modern Romance ...

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Bemused Or Irritated? Pope Reacts To Gift Of 'Communist Crucifix'

Friday, July 10, 2015

Pope Francis normally receives all gifts with a polite thanks and smile. But the pontiff's reaction earlier this week when Bolivia's president gave him a crucifix in the shape of a communist hammer and sickle is open to interpretation.

The Guardian reports: "The gift from the leftwing leader [Evo ...

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Forecast Says Oil Price Could Fall Amid Weak Demand

Friday, July 10, 2015

Oil prices have further to fall before bottoming out amid a surge in production, mainly by OPEC nations, and a weakening of global demand, according to the International Energy Agency's latest forecast.

In the second quarter of 2015, the world's supply of oil was 96.39 million barrels a day, ...

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Eruption Of Indonesian Volcano Forces Closure Of Airports

Friday, July 10, 2015

Volcanic ash spewing from Indonesia's Mount Raung has shut down airports and canceled flights on the resort island of Bali.

The volcano, located in East Java province, is about 95 miles west of Bali's international airport. The mountain began rumbling several weeks ago and on Friday began belching ash 12,000 ...

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Army To Cut 40,000 Troops Over 2 Years At U.S. Bases

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Updated at 5:55 p.m. ET

The Army confirmed Thursday that it will cut 40,000 troops at several domestic bases over the next two years in a cost-saving move. If the White House and Congress are unable to avert another round of sequestration cuts, the troop reductions could be even deeper, ...

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Joint Chiefs Nominee Says Russia Could Pose 'Existential Threat' To U.S.

Thursday, July 09, 2015

The Obama administration's nominee to become the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff warns that Russia is the biggest threat to American interests and describes Moscow's recent geopolitical moves as "nothing short of alarming."

Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., speaking at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed ...

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U.S. Criticizes Thailand's Deportation Of Uighurs To China

Thursday, July 09, 2015

The U.S. has condemned a move by Thailand to deport more than 100 ethnic Uighur Muslims back to China amid fears that the refugees will be persecuted by Beijing authorities.

Michael Sullivan, reporting for NPR from Thailand, says the Uighurs fled China more than a year ago and were detained ...

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IBM Announces Breakthrough In Chip Technology

Thursday, July 09, 2015

IBM says it has overcome a technological hurdle by producing a prototype chip with transistors that are just 7 nanometers wide, or about 1/10,000th the width of a human hair. The smallest transistors currently in use are twice as big.

The breakthrough occurred at SUNY Polytechnic Institute's Colleges of Nanoscale ...

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Kerry: 'We Will Not Rush' Deal On Iran's Nuclear Program

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Update at 1:20 p.m. ET

Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States and its five negotiating partners working to hammer out a deal to curb Iran's nuclear program "will not rush and ... will not be rushed" into a deal.

He said that "despite all of the progress" ...

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New Hosts To Join NPR's 'All Things Considered'

Thursday, July 09, 2015

All Things Considered, NPR's flagship evening news program, is expanding its lineup of hosts: Ari Shapiro and Kelly McEvers will join veterans Robert Siegel and Audie Cornish on weekdays, and Michel Martin will become the new host of the weekend show.

The network says the expanded lineup ...

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U.N. Says Syria Represents Worst Refugee Crisis In 25 Years

Thursday, July 09, 2015

The U.N. estimates that more than 4 million Syrians have fled the country since the start of the civil war there four years ago, making it the worst refugee crisis in a quarter century.

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees says the total number of refugees ...

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Obama To Meet With Vietnam's Communist Party Chief Amid Concern Over China

Monday, July 06, 2015

Nguyen Phu Trong — the head of Vietnam's communist party and one of most powerful figures in the Southeast Asian nation — will meet with President Obama on Tuesday for a historic meeting aimed at strengthening ties between the two nations.

The 71-year-old party secretary said Friday that he hopes ...

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Kerry: Iran Faces 'Hard Choices' To Reach Nuclear Deal With West

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States is ready to walk away from the negotiating table if Tehran is unwilling to make the "hard choices" necessary to achieve a deal with the West on limiting its nuclear program.

However, Kerry also said that he and his Iranian counterpart, ...

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China Takes Steps To Halt Plunge In Stock Markets

Sunday, July 05, 2015

China's central bank will provide an injection of cash for the state-run margin finance company, as the country's top brokerages pledge to go on a share-buying spree to prop up faltering markets that have lost a third of their value in less than a month.

Some analysts estimate the total ...

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Russian Supply Capsule Successfully Docks With Space Station

Sunday, July 05, 2015

The International Space Station has just received a much-needed delivery, including some groceries, aboard a Russian capsule that successfully docked after three previous attempts to resupply the orbiting laboratory had failed.

The unmanned Progress M-28M spacecraft, carrying 2.5 metric tons of fuel, oxygen, water, food and other supplies, linked up ...

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