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  • Classified: Military Suddenly Doesn't Want You to Know How $61B Afghan Training Is Going
    Classified: Military Suddenly Doesn't Want You to Know How $61B Afghan Training Is Going

    If you’re curious what America is getting for its multi-billion dollar effort to train and equip local security forces in Afghanistan, sorry, that’s now classified. In its most recent quarterly report to Congress, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) sharply criticized a new...

  • Ukraine soldiers to government: we're coming for you next
    Ukraine soldiers to government: we're coming for you next

    Vitaliy Feshchenko, one of thousands of Ukrainian volunteers fighting pro-Russian rebels, has this message for government leaders back in the capital Kiev: his battle-hardened men might come for them next. The bearded fighter's warning illustrates the lack of trust Ukraine's young revolutionaries have in President Petro Poroshenko and other politicians promising to drag their country from a corrupt, post-Soviet past into a European future. A peaceful, pro-democracy protest in 2004 on Kiev's Maidan Square toppled Russian-backed president Viktor Yanukovych, but led only to bitter disappointment and Yanukovych's return.

  • Wal-Mart ups ante on holiday shopping
    Wal-Mart ups ante on holiday shopping

    NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is doing whatever it takes to rope in holiday shoppers however they want to buy.

  • Colombians jailed in Venezuela for $15 grocery run

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A $15 grocery run has cost two single mothers from Colombia 48 days in jail, along with the threat of a 14-year prison sentence, as a result of a crackdown on smuggling in Venezuela that is ratcheting up tensions and highlighting growing economic distortions between the neighbors.

  • Federal charges appear unlikely in Ferguson police shooting: Washington Post

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Justice Department officials probably will not bring civil rights charges against a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager set off rioting in August, the Washington Post reported on Friday. The newspaper, citing law enforcement officials, said investigators had all but concluded there was not a sufficiently strong case to prove officer Darren Wilson violated the rights of 18-year-old Michael Brown when he killed him in the St. Louis suburb on Aug. 9. ...

  • Fauci says quarantines a ‘disincentive’ for health care workers battling Ebola
    Fauci says quarantines a ‘disincentive’ for health care workers battling Ebola

    Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, told Yahoo News Friday that “blanket restrictions” on health care workers returning from West Africa could worsen the Ebola epidemic in the region.

  • 'Game of Thrones' Cast Signs for Season 7 with Big Raises (Exclusive)
    'Game of Thrones' Cast Signs for Season 7 with Big Raises (Exclusive)

    HBO has renegotiated the stars' contracts using a tiered system to factor in a potential seventh season.

  • Is This Goat Talking?
    Is This Goat Talking?

    In August, Lyndsey Hyde of Tennessee posted a video to Vine featuring a goat that sounds like it is saying "What? What? What?" The 6-second clip went viral with more than 7 million views on the video-sharing app.

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