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Clinton had no official State Dept. email address

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 04:29 GMT // 0 Comments

READ: Hillary Clinton to announce sooner rather than later Using personal email as a sole method of communication appears to break rules outlined by the National Archives and Records Administration. The government agency stipulates that personal email can only be used in “emergency situations,” and when used, the emails “are captured and managed in accordance […]

For the U.S. and China, a Test of Diplomacy on South Sudan

by The New York Times // March 3, 2015 // Updated 04:12 GMT // 0 Comments

UNITED NATIONS — The United States may have midwifed the birth of South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation. But China has quickly become among its most important patrons, building its roads and pumping its oil. A United Nations camp for displaced people in Bentiu, South Sudan, where civil war has forced two million people from […]

Witch Hunts In Tanzania Are On The Rise As Vigilantes Seek Justice For Murders Of Albinos

by The Huffington Post // March 3, 2015 // Updated 03:52 GMT // 0 Comments

literally. This East African country is grappling with an upswing in vigilante justice as villagers attack women they believe are witches responsible for the murders of albinos, whose white skin some believe possess magical powers.Children of Kenyan member of parliament, Isaac Mwaura, who almost lost their lives to ritual killers in Tanzania. The killers believe […]

Toronto Police Say Tunnel Mystery Is Solved

by The New York Times // March 3, 2015 // Updated 03:46 GMT // 0 Comments

OTTAWA — Toronto’s mystery tunnel has turned out to be a place for a couple of guys to get away from it all, more a “man cave” than a terrorist threat. After being stumped for more than a month by a 33-foot-long, hand-dug and carefully reinforced tunnel to nowhere, the Toronto Police said Monday that […]

China Reports Say 20 Killed After Bus Falls Off Cliff

by The New York Times // March 3, 2015 // Updated 03:43 GMT // 0 Comments

BEIJING — A bus carrying an opera troupe fell off a cliff in central China on Tuesday, killing 20 people and injuring 13, state media reported. – Go to Home Page »

China Reports Say 20 Killed After Bus Falls Off Cliff

by The New York Times // March 3, 2015 // Updated 03:43 GMT // 0 Comments

BEIJING — A bus carrying an opera troupe fell off a cliff in central China on Tuesday, killing 20 people and injuring 13, state media reported. – Go to Home Page »

Geico Creates ‘Unskippable’ Preroll YouTube Ads That You’ll Want To Watch Till The End

by The Huffington Post // March 3, 2015 // Updated 03:32 GMT // 0 Comments

After sitting through the first five unavoidable seconds of a YouTube preroll ad, most people don’t bother watching the spot till the end. But Geico is now hoping to change that with two new preroll commercials that promise to be “unskippable.” – H/T Reddit

Geico Creates ‘Unskippable’ Preroll YouTube Ads That You’ll Want To Watch Till The End

by The Huffington Post // March 3, 2015 // Updated 03:32 GMT // 0 Comments

After sitting through the first five unavoidable seconds of a YouTube preroll ad, most people don’t bother watching the spot till the end. But Geico is now hoping to change that with two new preroll commercials that promise to be “unskippable.” – H/T Reddit

Obama warns cop body cameras are no ‘panacea’

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 03:17 GMT // 0 Comments

READ: White House warns Netanyahu not to reveal Iran talk details After conducting seven listening sessions around the country, members of the task force issued 59 recommendations for how our communities can build stronger relationships with the police that serve them. – The task force also discouraged officers of donning riot gear and bearing military […]

California teacher found hanging in classroom

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 03:11 GMT // 0 Comments

According to Steve Concialdi, with the Orange County Fire Authority, students had been waiting outside the classroom to get in. Another teacher opened the door. – CNN’s Sonya Hamasaki contributed to this report.

Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email at State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules

by The New York Times // March 3, 2015 // Updated 02:29 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, State Department officials said, and may have violated federal requirements that officials’ correspondence be retained as part of the agency’s record. Hillary Rodham Clinton had no government email address. (Liam Richards/The Canadian Press, via Associated Press) […]

Hillary Clinton Only Used A Private E-Mail As Secretary Of State, Protecting Messages From Disclosure: Report

by The Huffington Post // March 3, 2015 // Updated 02:20 GMT // 0 Comments

Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, State Department officials said, and may have violated federal requirements that officials’ correspondence be retained as part of the agency’s record.SANTA CLARA, CA – FEBRUARY 24: Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers a keynote address during […]

White House warns Netanyahu not to reveal Iran details

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 02:20 GMT // 0 Comments

The White House is uncertain what precise details may come out but aides spent Monday frantically mobilizing after Israeli officials said that the prime minister planned to disclose sensitive details of an agreement taking shape in talks between six world powers and Iran, which has entered a delicate final stage. Concern and anger among American […]

Man claims exploding iPhone left him with severe leg burns

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 02:11 GMT // 0 Comments

Erik Johnson of Lindenhurst says his iPhone 5C spontaneously erupted in extreme heat while it was in his pants pocket, giving him second- and third-degree burnson his leg the size of a football. He was headed to a wake for his cousin in New Jersey on February 14, Johnson said, and he dropped his car […]

Rep. Aaron Schock To Repay Taxpayer Funds Used For Flight To Football Game

by The Huffington Post // March 3, 2015 // Updated 02:09 GMT // 0 Comments

PEORIA – Scrambling to contain the damage for billing taxpayers for a private plane ride to Chicago to attend a Bears game, revealed in the Chicago Sun-Times, Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., on Monday wrote a check for $1,237 to repay the U.S. government.Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) announced on Monday that he would repay taxpayer money […]

Manny Pacquiao courts more success as he faces Mayweather showdown

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 02:07 GMT // 0 Comments

Forty years ago, one of the greatest boxing matches in history took place in an unlikely setting: the capital of the Philippines. Muhammad Ali’s epic win over great rival Joe Frazier in 1975 became known as the “Thrilla in Manila.” Four decades later, and a crowd is gathered at the same venue in this sweating, […]

Manny Pacquiao courts more success as he faces Mayweather showdown

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 02:07 GMT // 0 Comments

Four decades later, and a crowd is gathered at the same venue in this sweating, sprawling cityknown as the Araneta Coliseumfor a very different contest: a basketball game between two of the country’s pro teams. And yet, the Coliseum cannot seem to escape its boxing legacy. The most famous athlete on court today just happens […]

Clinton to announce sooner rather than later as GOP takes aim at her family’s foundation

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 02:07 GMT // 0 Comments

READ: Clinton Foundation defends foreign donations In December, Clinton and her advisers planned an April announcement. But this winter some longtime Clinton confidantes who favored waiting to begin the full-fledged campaign in the summer appeared to be gaining momentum in their push to delay, multiple sources told CNN. They argued for a formal declaration to […]

China Names 14 Generals Suspected of Corruption

by The New York Times // March 3, 2015 // Updated 01:59 GMT // 0 Comments

BEIJING — China’s military authority on Monday released a list of 14 generals who are under investigation or have been convicted of graft, among them the son of one of China’s once highest-ranking generals. The generals were the latest prominent officers to fall under President Xi Jinping’s sweeping anticorruption campaign. Published on the official website […]

Susan Rice Delivers Tough Love To AIPAC About Iranian Nuclear Negotiations

by The Huffington Post // March 3, 2015 // Updated 01:46 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — Susan Rice, President Barack Obama’s national security adviser, buttered up the thousands of American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference delegates here Monday evening with Hebrew phrases and warm anecdotes about her visits to Israel. President Barack Obama’s National Security Adviser, Susan Rice, spoke at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s 2015 conference […]

Accidental shootings plague Houston area as children play with guns

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 01:17 GMT // 0 Comments

On Sunday, another child, 4, “died under similar circumstances,” the office said. CNN affiliate KPRC reported the boy found the gun underneath a bed. Both cases are under investigation. – “I think parents need to be more cautious and take care of what they need to take care of instead of leaving that dangerous stuff […]

Dad: ‘Unarmed’ son ‘not crazy’ enough to attack FBI agent who killed him

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 01:17 GMT // 0 Comments

Ibragim Todashev was fatally shot early May 22 during questioning about a 2011 triple homicide in Waltham, Massachusetts, as well as his relationship with deceased Boston Marathon bombings suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Todashev admitted to his direct role in slashing three people’s throats in Waltham and said Tsarnaev was involved as well, a federal law enforcement […]

Republican group’s ads target conservatives, give Boehner cover

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 01:16 GMT // 0 Comments

The American Action Network’s move counters a push by House conservatives to reject anything that doesn’t also unravel President Barack Obama’s immigration executive actionsfurther elevating an internal squabble that has so far played out on Capitol Hill, and giving House Speaker John Boehner cover on his right flank. – CNN’s Deirdre Walsh contributed to this […]

Family of Tsarnaev associate killed by FBI to sue for $30 million

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 01:14 GMT // 0 Comments

The claim argues the FBI has given “no viable justification” to account for shooting and killing Todashev during a 2013 interrogation in Todashev’s apartment in Orlando, Florida. The interrogation occurred about a month after the Boston Marathon bombings and centered around another crime linked to bombing suspect Tsarnaev: a 2011 triple homicide in Waltham, Massachusetts. […]

Elizabeth Warren, Al Franken Join Growing List Of Democrats Skipping Netanyahu Speech

by The Huffington Post // March 3, 2015 // Updated 01:11 GMT // 0 Comments

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Al Franken (D-Minn.) announced Monday that they will not attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Tuesday address to a joint session of Congress. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.listen to a reporter’s question on the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Wednesday, June 11, 2014, on […]

The Toughest Job At AIPAC: Selling Iran Diplomacy

by The Huffington Post // March 3, 2015 // Updated 00:59 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — Selling nuclear diplomacy with Iran was perhaps the toughest job at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual conference this year — second only to shepherding teenage attendees to the AIPAC selfie wall. Still, one gutsy former adviser to President Barack Obama decided to give it a shot — and soon realized he […]

The Cry Being Heard Around Washington: ‘I Need a Netanyahu Ticket’

by The New York Times // March 3, 2015 // Updated 00:54 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — For Senator Lindsey Graham, the only ticket more in demand than a seat inside the House chamber for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress on Tuesday morning would be “if it was Garth Brooks — maybe.” “I’m having to tell people who supported me for decades I can’t find a ticket,” said […]

Boko Haram posts video purporting to show beheadings of two men

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 00:52 GMT // 0 Comments

The six-minute video shows two men with their arms tied to their backs. They are made to face the camera on their knees, with another man towering over one of them brandishing a knife. The knife-wielding man reaches toward the throat of one of the kneeling men, then the video switches scenes to show what […]

Boehner expected to allow vote on clean DHS bill as soon as Wednesday

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 00:52 GMT // 0 Comments

A clean bill to fully fund the Department through the end of the fiscal year is what Democrats have been demanding, and conservatives have been fighting against. READ: Boehner peering over DHS funding cliff’s edge – And Boehner, who is usually getting attacked from conservative groups on such matters, will now get some help from […]

Armored truck robbed of millions in gold along N.C. interstate

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 00:49 GMT // 0 Comments

According to the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to an armed robbery of more than $4 million in gold, just before 7 p.m. ET Sunday. The armored truck was paused after experiencing mechanical issues during a trip from Miami to Massachusetts. – Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office […]

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