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How scandal could touch Rand Paul, McConnell – The Courier-Journal

Posted: Saturday, August 30, 2014

Jesse Benton and Sen. Mitch McConnell mug for the camera in 2013 after an audiotape was released with Benton saying he was “holding my nose” in order to work for McConnell. (Photo: Mitch McConnell campaign ) Jesse Benton may have mitigated harm to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s campaign when he resigned in reaction to a burgeoning bribery scandal on Friday, but it could send shock waves through the expected 2016…

Legislature OKs plastic bags ban, new groundwater rules – SFGate

Posted: Saturday, August 30, 2014

(08-30) 12:58 PDT Sacramento — Historic and controversial groundwater management rules and a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags were among the bills the California Legislature approved during a marathon session Friday that ended early Saturday morning. Dozens of bills were sent to Gov. Jerry Brown, including a measure that would require employers to give workers at least three days of sick leave per year. Currently, San Francisco stands alone…

Some UN peacekeepers rescued in Golan Heights – USA TODAY

Posted: Saturday, August 30, 2014

European members of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) use binoculars to watch the Syrian side of the Golan Heights on Aug. 30, 2014, in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, after Syrian rebel fighters took control of the Quneitra checkpoint between Israel and Syria.(Photo: Ahmad Gharabli, AFP/Getty Images) Thirty-two Filipino U.N. peacekeepers have been rescued from Islamist militants in Golan Heights as clashes continue against al-Qaeda-linked Syrian rebels. The militants…

Death of man restrained by NYPD ruled homicide – CNN

Posted: Saturday, August 30, 2014

New York (CNN) — The death last month of a man who struggled with police while being taken into custody in Manhattan has been ruled a homicide, the medical examiner’s officer said. Ronald Singleton, 45, died in police custody on July 13, four days before a man in Staten Island died after police put him in a choke hold, a case that sparked national outrage. The Staten Island death also…

Six Strategies Obama Could Use to Fight the Islamic State – Politico

Posted: Saturday, August 30, 2014

After a summer in which Islamic State militants have rampaged through Iraq and Syria, declared an Islamic caliphate, recruited extremists from abroad and claimed credit for decapitating American journalist James Foley, President Obama vowed earlier this week that “justice will be done” to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, known as ISIL or simply the Islamic State—a group that Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs…

EU Ready To Impose ‘Strong’ Russia Sanctions – RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Posted: Saturday, August 30, 2014

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso says the EU is ready to take “very strong and clear measures” against Russia over the Ukraine crisis. Barroso told a joint news conference with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Brussels on August 30 that he would propose a broad range of options to member states. “What I can tell you now on behalf of the European Commission is…

‘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…

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