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  • Don't mess with nuclear Russia, Putin says
    Don't mess with nuclear Russia, Putin says

    By Alexei Anishchuk LAKE SELIGER Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russia's armed forces, backed by its nuclear arsenal, were ready to meet any aggression, declaring at a pro-Kremlin youth camp that foreign states should understand: "It's best not to mess with us." Putin told the assembly, on the banks of a lake near Moscow, the Russian takeover of Crimea in March was essential to save a largely Russian-speaking population from Ukrainian government violence. He said continued fighting in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian separatists launched an uprising in April, was the result of a refusal by Kiev to negotiate. Ukraine, and Western governments, accuse Russia of sending troops and armor to back the separatists in a conflict that has already killed over 2,000 people.

  • Yoko Ono publicist sues Batali eatery in NYC over 'homophobic' flap
    Yoko Ono publicist sues Batali eatery in NYC over 'homophobic' flap

    Yoko Ono's publicist is suing Eataly, celebrity chef Mario Batali's New York food emporium, claiming the bouncers at the popular Manhattan eatery shouted homophobic slurs at him and hurled him through a glass window. Kip Kouri suffered a gash on his leg that required stitches, cuts on his head and injuries to both knees in the assault on July 17, his lawyer, Richard Klass, said on Friday. An Eataly spokeswoman denied anyone used homophobic slurs and said security guards had to forcefully remove Kouri from the restaurant, the New York Daily News reported. "While doing so, the whole group banged into the glass window, which crashed, injuring all involved, including our guards," Cristina Villa was quoted as saying in the News story.

  • Sam cut from Rams, but may still have NFL future
    Sam cut from Rams, but may still have NFL future

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Not long after Michael Sam waved to an adoring crowd at Missouri's season opener, he looked down at his cell phone.

  • The Fed should ‘give money directly to the people’: Economist
    The Fed should ‘give money directly to the people’: Economist

    For those who want the central bank to do more to try to boost the economy or think its current policies haven't been effective enough, here's a novel idea: The Federal Reserve could print money and give it to consumers directly. That's the provocative suggestion made in a new essay in Foreign Affairs magazine. We talk to one of the authors.

  • New iPhone 6 photo leak shows fully assembled housing… and it’s still ugly
    New iPhone 6 photo leak shows fully assembled housing… and it’s still ugly

    We have good news and we have bad news, Apple fans. The good news is that you’ll soon finally be able to get your hands on an iPhone with a significantly larger display, as Apple has sent out invitations to its big iPhone 6 event set to take place on September 9th. The bad news is that from the looks of things, the new iPhone with a significantly larger display is also going to be significantly uglier than its predecessor. FROM EARLIER: Will the iPhone 6 really be as hideously ugly as we’ve seen in leaks? Several months ago, iPhone 6 schematics leaked from Foxconn and we’ve seen iPhone 6 mockups pop up all over the place ever since. These mockups all

  • Here's what happens when a casino closes down
    Here's what happens when a casino closes down

    When a casino shuts down, making an announcement over the loudspeaker and herding gamblers off the casino floor is only the beginning. Here's a look at what takes place behind the scenes: — Secure the ...

  • Motorcyclist brags to cops he hit 185 mph in chase

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire police say a motorcyclist clocked at 127 mph bragged after being arrested that he had reached 185 mph during the chase.

  • Couple Fined For Refusing To Host Gay Wedding Shuts Down Venue
    Couple Fined For Refusing To Host Gay Wedding Shuts Down Venue

    A Christian couple fined $13,000 for refusing to host a lesbian wedding on their New York farm has decided to close the venue rather than violate their religious beliefs. Cynthia and Robert Gifford decided not to host ceremonies anymore, other than those already scheduled, Alliance Defending Freedom attorney James Trainor told The Blaze. ”Since the order essentially compelled them to do all ceremonies or none at all, they have chosen the latter in order to stay true to their religious convictions, even though it will likely hurt their business in the short run,” he said. New Jersey couple Jennifer McCarthy and Melisa Erwin took the Giffords to court when they refused to host their 2012 wedding at Liberty Ridge Farm, where the Giffords host about a dozen weddings a year.

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