• Device, possibly aerial drone, found on White House grounds

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A device, possibly an unmanned aerial drone, was found on the White House grounds during the middle of the night while President Barack Obama and the first lady were in India, but his spokesman said Monday that it posed no threat.

    Associated Press8 mins ago
  • Just when you thought Comcast couldn’t get any worse…

    We really shouldn’t be surprised by nightmare Comcast stories anymore… but somehow the company keeps coming up with creative ways to deliver terrible service. The Philadelphia Inquirer brings us the story of Louis Moravec and Susan Thauer, two Philly residents who had an impossible time getting…

    BGR News41 mins ago
  • Russia warns West not to blackmail it over Ukraine

    By Gabriela Baczynska MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia blamed Kiev on Monday for a surge in fighting in Ukraine and warned the West that any attempt to increase economic pressure on Moscow would be "absolutely destructive" blackmail. Pro-Moscow separatists, backed by what NATO says are Russian troops,…

    Reuters
  • 2 planes evacuated in Seattle, 3rd flight diverted to Dallas

    SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — Two planes were evacuated upon arrival at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Sunday due to what a spokesman called a "security concern."

    Associated Press
  • Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe in Miami

    MIAMI (AP) — Miss Colombia Paulina Vega, a relative pageant newcomer, has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries at Sunday's pageant in Miami.

    Associated Press
  • IS claims it executed Japanese hostage

    The Islamic State group has said it executed one of two Japanese hostages it has been holding, in an apparent beheading that has been slammed by leaders around the world. The claim, made Sunday, came a day after the release of a video announcing the murder of security contractor Haruna Yukawa by…

    AFP
  • Forget 1Gbps – the cable industry says you don’t even need 25Mbps

    There are times when it’s easy to picture cable companies as Mr. Bumble, the orphanage headmaster in Oliver Twist (i.e., “Please, sir, I want some more bandwidth!” “MORE BANDWIDTH?!!!??!”). We bring this up because Ars Technica has spotted a new FCC filing made by the National Cable…

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  • Qatar court tells US family to decide on execution

    A Qatari court ruled Sunday that the parents of an American teacher murdered in the Gulf state should decide whether her alleged killer is executed. The Pennsylvania-based family of Jennifer Brown can choose between the death penalty, compensation -- "blood money" under Islam law -- or a pardon for…

    AFP
  • When Modi met Obama, his name was all over - his suit

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave U.S. first lady Michelle Obama stiff fashion competition at the weekend, turning out in a dark pinstripe suit embroidered with his own name - repeatedly. The saffron stripes in the fitted wool jacket and trousers that Modi wore during bilateral talks with…

    Reuters
  • U.S. has 'more tools' to put pressure on Russia: Lew

    The United States has "more tools" available to increase pressure on Russia over Ukraine, if required, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Monday. We have more tools. I am not today going to enumerate what the tools are but we have more tools," Lew told a news conference in Brussels. The U.S.…

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  • 49 Philippine police killed after clash with rebels

    Forty-nine Philippine police commandos were killed when they clashed with Muslim rebels in the south, police said Monday, a bloodbath which tested a peace accord signed last March. An 11-hour gunbattle broke out after police entered the remote town of Mamasapano, held by the Moro Islamic Liberation…

    AFP
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    Driver pulled over for speeding dies in South Side crash after fleeing police

    A man pulled over for speeding on Chicago's South Side died after he got back into the SUV he was driving and crashed into another vehicle blocks away.

    WLS – Chicago
  • Dog gets 2nd chance in Utah after escaping death in Indiana

    KANAB, Utah (AP) — A dog is getting a new lease on life at a Utah animal sanctuary a month after escaping a worse fate in Indiana: being euthanized and having its cremated ashes mixed with those of its late owner.

    Associated Press
  • Colombia's Paulina Vega wins Miss Universe title

    Colombia's Paulina Vega was crowned Miss Universe, beating out contenders from the United States, Ukraine, Jamaica and The Netherlands at the world's top beauty pageant in Florida. The 22-year-old model and business student triumphed over 87 other women from around the world, and is only the second…

    AFP
  • Panic attack, bad back: Theater shooting brings jury excuses

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — One prospective juror said she had a panic attack. Another claimed to have a bad back. A third is in the military and worried he'd be deployed during the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes.

    Associated Press
  • Two dead in apparent murder-suicide at NYC Home Depot: NYPD

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two people were killed after a shooting in a Home Depot store in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood on Sunday afternoon in what appears to be a murder-suicide, two New York Police Department (NYPD) spokesmen said. One male individual, who preliminary NYPD investigations suggest…

    Reuters
  • Walmart takes on Chromecast with even cheaper, simpler streaming stick

    Walmart’s quietly launched Vudu Spark is the latest Chromecast competitor, a device that’s supposed to be about as big as Google’s streaming dongle, but even cheaper. However, it appears the stick might have more limited powers than the Chromecast also, as GigaOm reports. FROM EARLIER: How one man…

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