2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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- Today in History
Today is Monday, September 15, the 258th day of 2014. There are 107 days left in the year.
- Did Sears get gouged by its own CEO?
- Snowden: NSA collects mass data on New Zealanders
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Former National Security Agency systems analyst turned leaker Edward Snowden said Monday that the NSA is collecting mass surveillance data on New Zealanders through its XKeyscore program and has set up a facility in the South Pacific nation's largest city to tap into vast amounts of data.
- College Students Sign Petition To Support ISIS … On 9/11[VIDEO]
Multiple college students signed a petition to support the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) last week. Media Research Center TV reporter Dan Joseph went to the campus of George Washington University on Thursday, Sept. 11, and collected a dozen signatures from students on a petition to President Barack Obama to not only stop bombing ISIS, but also actively support the terrorist group. ISIS has beheaded two American journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff.
- Gymnast rumored linked to Putin leaves parliament
MOSCOW (AP) — Alina Kabayeva, the Olympic gold gymnast whose relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin is the subject of wide speculation, is resigning from her seat in the national parliament.
- Cat Stevens announces 5-city US concert tour
- U.S. general says cannot rule out larger ground role in Iraq
By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The most senior U.S. military officer raised the possibility on Tuesday that U.S. troops might need to take on a larger ground role as they fend off Islamic State militants in Iraq, but the White House stressed there would be no combat mission for U.S. ground forces. General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the U.S. military's Joint Chiefs of Staff, said there was no intention of placing American military advisers on the ground for direct combat. The U.S. plan relies on other contributions, including air strikes. ...
- Queen of Scots, but for how long?
Scottish separatists say they will keep Queen Elizabeth II if the country votes to leave the United Kingdom, but some question how secure the monarchy would be post-independence. Members of First Minister Alex Salmond's separatist Scottish National Party (SNP) government have said that if independence wins it should be up to the people to decide whether to keep the queen. The independence campaign's chairman Dennis Canavan has even called for an early referendum on dumping the royals, calling hereditary monarchy an "affront to democracy and a complete anachronism". The queen's 15 realms outside Britain -- Australia, Canada and New Zealand included -- have a viceroy and some experts suggest Scotland would likewise need a governor-general for permanent in-country representation and to avoid the queen directly receiving conflicting advice from her governments.