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France train attack hero Stone stabbed in California

By Sharon Bernstein By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – U.S Continue reading

John Boehner stuck in limbo as speaker after Kevin McCarthy withdraws bid

The same ultraconservative lawmakers who forced Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to move up his planned resignation are now keeping him in a cruel congressional purgatory with no departure date in sight as his assumed successor dropped his speakership bid with no clear next-in-line. Current House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., who was being groomed as Boehner’s replacement, sent shockwaves through Washington Thursday when he announced he would no longer seek the job. His withdrawal from consideration came just as a closed-door Republicans-only test vote for speaker was scheduled to begin. Continue reading

High-tech firm’s plans to make drones in NY spark questions

By FRANK ELTMAN, Associated Press RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A plan to manufacture solar-powered drones at a suburban New York site that once made fighter jets for the U.S. military is sparking questions about whether the aircraft will be used to beam Internet service. Continue reading

Feds offer little guidance to Islamic State recruits too young to prosecute

Aasha, 17, looked up from her hands and saw the faces of six of her closest friends staring back at her. They awkwardly sat in a circle in a small counselor’s office in their high school Continue reading

Kevin McCarthy drops out of race for House speaker

WASHINGTON — In a stunning move, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has withdrawn his candidacy for House speaker. GOP lawmakers said McCarthy told colleagues at the start of the conference Thursday that he was not the right person for the job. He recommended that the election be postponed, and Speaker John Boehner delayed it Continue reading

Amazon challenges Etsy with Handmade at Amazon

By MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is launching its site for handcrafted goods called Handmade at Amazon on Thursday, hoping to capitalize on shoppers’ appetite for homemade goods ahead of the holiday season. The move throws down the gauntlet to craft-selling site Etsy. But at least at the time of launch, the two sites will have a very different seller base, fee structure and stances on manufacturing. Continue reading

UN orders audit of 2 foundations linked to bribery case

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Rupert Murdoch apologizes for suggesting Ben Carson would be a ‘real black president’

Rupert Murdoch has apologized for his suggestion that retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, the lone African-American in the 2016 race for the White House, would be a “real black” president — and that President Obama, the country’s first African-American commander in chief, is somehow not one. “Apologies!” Murdoch wrote on Twitter. Continue reading

Guns, Congress and Murphy’s Law

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Man hailed as hero in Oregon college shooting leaves hospital

(Reuters) – Chris Mintz, the man credited with likely saving lives during the mass shooting at a college in southern Oregon last week, has been released from the hospital after treatment for multiple bullet wounds, the hospital said on Thursday. Mercy Medical Center spokeswoman Kathleen Nickel did not say when he was released or give an update on his condition Continue reading