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‘Stamp Out This Disease’: Kerry Calls on the World to Help Defeat ISIS – NBCNews.com

Posted: Saturday, August 30, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry is calling for a “much fuller response” to fight against brutal Islamist militants in Iraq, and suggested that “airstrikes alone won’t defeat this enemy.” Kerry — in an op-ed published in The New York Times on Friday — wrote that the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) isn’t satisfied wreaking…

Lesotho PM Tom Thabane confirms coup, flees to South Africa in fear of life – Indian Express

Posted: Saturday, August 30, 2014

Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane confirmed on Saturday that the military had seized power in a coup in the tiny kingdom and that he had fled to neighbouring South Africa in fear of his life. “I have been removed from control not by the people but by the armed forces, and that is illegal,” Thabane told the BBC. “I came into South Africa this morning and I will return as soon…

Mitch McConnell’s campaign manager resigns amid 2012 fallout – CBS News

Posted: Saturday, August 30, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign manager resigned Friday amid fallout from a scandal in Iowa involving a presidential campaign he worked for in 2012. Jesse Benton said he didn’t want to become a distraction as McConnell tries to win a tough re-election campaign in Kentucky. “This decision breaks my heart, but I know it is the right thing for Mitch, for Kentucky and for the country,”…

Judge tosses out new requirements for abortion clinics in Texas – Dallas Morning News

Posted: Saturday, August 30, 2014

AUSTIN — A federal judge threw out new Texas abortion restrictions Friday that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics statewide in a victory for opponents of tough new anti-abortion laws sweeping across the U.S. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel sided with clinics that sued over one of the most disputed measures of a sweeping anti-abortion bill signed by Republican Gov. Rick Perry in 2013. The ruling stops…

Putin, defiant toward West, likens Ukraine conflict to WWII – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Saturday, August 30, 2014

Evoking startling images of siege and empire, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday struck a defiant pose over the deployment of troops and tanks in eastern Ukraine, declaring that Russia has no plans for “large-scale conflicts” but reminding the world that he presides over a nuclear-armed state. “It’s best not to mess with us,” Putin said, referring to Russian separatist fighters in Ukraine with a term that dates back to…

Judge Rejects Texas Stricture on Abortions – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, August 30, 2014

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As Russian Threat in Ukraine Grows, NATO Faces Thorny Spending Questions – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Saturday, August 30, 2014

Ukraine’s showdown with Moscow deepened as Russian President Vladimir Putin lashed out at Kiev and its allies Friday while sidestepping allegations that his troops are pushing deeper into Ukraine’s territory to aid separatist rebels. Hopes for a diplomatic solution, already waning, dimmed further as Mr. Putin accused Ukraine and its Western supporters of backing peace talks only as a smoke screen to continue Kiev’s attacks against…

Obama Weighing Delay in Action on Immigration – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, August 30, 2014

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Mitch McConnell campaign manager resigns in fallout from Iowa case – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Saturday, August 30, 2014

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, locked in a fierce reelection fight in Kentucky, lost the services Friday of his tea party-allied campaign manager, who abruptly quit over a scandal involving the 2012 Iowa presidential caucuses. Jesse Benton, a former strategist for presidential hopeful Ron Paul as well as his son, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, issued a written statement announcing his departure, even as he proclaimed his innocence. “I hope those…

With accidental Uzi death, a spotlight on gun ranges as tourist destinations (+ … – Christian Science Monitor

Posted: Saturday, August 30, 2014

The accidental death of an Arizona gun instructor at the hands of an Uzi-wielding 9-year-old girl has put a grim face on the little-known but thriving industry of gun tourism. These consumers may not be ready to purchase their own weapon, but they’re paying big bucks for the opportunity to take a range of firearms for a test drive under the watchful eye of experienced instructors – and far from…

Intel turns its attention to desktop performance, unveils 8-core Haswell-E … – PCWorld (blog)

Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014

Intel took the wraps off its most powerful consumer CPU at the PAX video-game conference in Seattle, WA, today. Intel’s Core i7 High-end Desktop Processor Family, code-named Haswell-E, consists of three unlocked processors that support hyperthreading, DDR4 memory, and Intel’s all-new X99 chipset. The top-of-the-line Core i7-5960X boasts eight cores (16 processor threads), 20MB of cache, and 40 PCIe 3.0 lanes. This $999 processor runs at a base clock frequency…

As AMD And Origin PC Bury The Hatchet, A Personal Story About AMD’s Efforts … – Forbes

Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014

Custom system builder Origin PC and Radeon graphics card maker AMD just settled a year-long silent treatment, with representatives from both companies meeting live on Maximum PC’s podcast to build a new bridge forward. Roy Taylor, AMD’s VP of Global Channel Sales, confessed that the company “still has a lot of work to do to win back everybody’s trust.” Today felt like the perfect opportunity to share a personal story of how…

As AMD And Origin PC Bury The Hatchet, A Personal Story About AMD’s Efforts … – Forbes

Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014

Custom system builder Origin PC and Radeon graphics card maker AMD just settled a year-long silent treatment, with representatives from both companies meeting live on Maximum PC’s podcast to build a new bridge forward. Roy Taylor, AMD’s VP of Global Channel Sales, confessed that the company “still has a lot of work to do to win back everybody’s trust.” Today felt like the perfect opportunity to share a personal story of how…

Eagles coach Chip Kelly should give unreliable kicker Alex Henery the boot – The Star-Ledger

Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Two years ago, Alex Henery was the toast of the town, the second-most accurate kicker in NFL history. Now, he is fighting for his NFL career — at least, his Eagles’ career — after a disappointing 2013 postseason and 2014 preseason. Should Eagles coach Chip Kelly give the unreliable kicker the boot? Absolutely. Will he? Possibly. Rookie Cody Parkey made a strong case for himself Thursday night by…

As AMD And Origin PC Bury The Hatchet, A Personal Story About AMD’s Efforts … – Forbes

Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014

Custom system builder Origin PC and Radeon graphics card maker AMD just settled a year-long silent treatment, with representatives from both companies meeting live on Maximum PC’s podcast to build a new bridge forward. Roy Taylor, AMD’s VP of Global Channel Sales, confessed that the company “still has a lot of work to do to win back everybody’s trust.” Today felt like the perfect opportunity to share a personal story of how…

AMD Radeon R7 SSD (240GB) Review – AnandTech

Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2014

In 2011 AMD took the first step in expanding the Radeon brand and partnered with Patriot and VisionTek to provide AMD branded memory. With the launch of the Radeon R7 SSD AMD is continuing this strategy by jumping into the SSD market. Just as they did with memory, AMD is partnering with a third party that handles the development, manufacturing and support of the product, which in the case…

Intel’s tax breaks: Historic 30-year deal approved by Hillsboro, Washington County – The Oregonian – OregonLive.com

Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hillsboro and Washington County officials on Tuesday night approved a historic 30-year deal with Intel that will grant the tech giant more than $2 billion in potential property tax breaks on up to $100 billion in local investment. The deal does not require the company to invest anything or add jobs, but officials said it provides the region economic certainty. The Hillsboro City Council and Washington County Board of Commissioners unanimously…

Intel’s tax breaks: Historic 30-year deal approved by Hillsboro, Washington County – The Oregonian – OregonLive.com

Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hillsboro and Washington County officials on Tuesday night approved a historic 30-year deal with Intel that will grant the tech giant more than $2 billion in potential property tax breaks on up to $100 billion in local investment. The deal does not require the company to invest anything or add jobs, but officials said it provides the region economic certainty. The Hillsboro City Council and Washington County Board of Commissioners unanimously…

Intel’s tax breaks: Historic 30-year deal approved by Hillsboro, Washington County – The Oregonian – OregonLive.com

Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hillsboro and Washington County officials on Tuesday night approved a historic 30-year deal with Intel that will grant the tech giant more than $2 billion in potential property tax breaks on up to $100 billion in local investment. The deal does not require the company to invest anything or add jobs, but officials said it provides the region economic certainty. The Hillsboro City Council and Washington County Board of Commissioners unanimously…

Scientists craft a semiconductor junction only three atoms thick – UW Today

Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Scientists have developed what they believe is the thinnest-possible semiconductor, a new class of nanoscale materials made in sheets only three atoms thick. U of Washington As seen under an optical microscope, the heterostructures have a triangular shape. The two different monolayer semiconductors can be recognized through their different colors. The University of Washington researchers have demonstrated that two of these single-layer semiconductor materials can be connected in an atomically…

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