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Obama vows no Iraq ground warYour Top Plays for Today

U.S. President Obama speaks after a military briefing at U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base in TampaEven after top general suggested troops could be deployed, president says airstrikes method of choice.


File: In this Tuesday May, 20, 2014, file photo Oscar Pistorius outide the HIgh Court in Pretoria, South Africa. Presiding Judge Thokozile Masipa is expected to announce her verdict in Pistorius' murder trail after scrutinizing evidence Thursday and Friday given by 37 witnesses in a court transcript running to thousands of pages in a drama that has played out over six months. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide


3 arraigned in disappearance, death of Mass. 5-year-oldNike suspends contract with NFL athlete Adrian Peterson

Report: DCF didn't do enough to protect boy found deadWORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Three Massachusetts residents charged with hindering the investigation into the disappearance and death of a 5-year-old boy have been arraigned in Superior Court.


Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson arrives at the 2nd Annual NFL Honors in New Orleans(Reuters) - Nike Inc said it had suspended its contract with National Football League athlete Adrian Peterson over allegations of child abuse. "Nike in no way condones child abuse or domestic violence of any kind and we have shared our concerns with the NFL," the company said in an emailed statement on Wednesday. The Minnesota Vikings NFL team, of which Peterson is a part of, suspended the star running back on the NFL exempt list, suspending him from all team activities until his child-abuse case is resolved, the franchise said on Wednesday. ...


The unlikely friendship of Cleo and ForbiRoyal and Ancient golf club set for historic vote on women members

The unlikely friendship of Cleo and ForbiAndré Costa’s pet owl and cat Cleo and Forbi have been friends for life. They are entirely at ease in each other’s company and spend much of their time together. This unique, close-up footage gives a heartwarming insight into the bonds that can develop between different animal species. This charming pair may put viewers in mind of the popular classic poem The Owl and The Pussycat . Credit: Facebook/André Costa


French player Karine Icher makes her final approach to the 18th green during the Women's British Open Golf championships at St Andrew's in Scotland, on August 7, 2007London (AFP) - The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews announced on Wednesday that prominent figures from women's golf will be allowed to join if it votes to accept female members.


Wildfire rips through 150 homes in Northern CaliforniaLeague and players' union agree on revised drug policy

Firefighters battling the King Fire watch as a backfire burns along Highway 50 in Fresh PondBy Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fire crews in California battled on Tuesday to halt the advance of wildfire that has already destroyed about 150 homes, lapped at rural schools and caused power outages that left an evacuation shelter without electricity, authorities said. The day-old blaze, one of about a dozen major fires raging across the drought-parched state, prompted authorities to order the evacuation of about 1,000 households in and around the Northern California town of Weed, which has a population of about 3,000. ...


A worker walks on a stage in front of the NFL logo in New York's Times Square(Reuters) - The National Football League and the union representing its players have agreed to a revised drug policy that includes HGH testing starting this season, the two sides said on Wednesday. The formal agreement, which should see HGH (Human Growth Hormone) testing begin by the end of the month, comes nearly a week after the players' union agreed to terms for a new policy following a vote by player representatives. ...


Chinese hackers breach U.S. military contractors: Senate probeEurope will embrace favorites tag, says captain McGinley

Illustration file picture shows a man typing on a computer keyboard in WarsawWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hackers associated with the Chinese government have repeatedly breached the computer systems of U.S. companies, including airlines and technology firms, that are involved in the movement of U.S. troops and military equipment, a U.S. Senate panel has found. The Senate Armed Services Committee's year-long probe, details of which were made public on Wednesday, found that U.S. Transportation Command, or Transcom, was only aware of two out of at least 20 such cyber intrusions within a single year. ...


Paul McGinley of Ireland looks on near the Ryder Cup during a news conference after being named the European Ryder Cup captain at the St. Regis in Saadiyat Islands in Abu DhabiLONDON (Reuters) - Europe Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley says his proud team will embrace being the favorites when the 40th edition gets underway at Gleneagles next week after overturning years of United States dominance. "As much as we are favorites, we're proud of it and embrace it," the Irishman told Sky Sports. "We're under no illusions the task ahead of us is strong and we're going to have to play very well if we are going to win the Ryder Cup. ...




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Living Wages Are A Global Problem

The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

Ukraine: Not What It Seems

After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

In a Five to Four Decision, Voting Just Got Harder

In a five to four decision along party lines, the Supreme Court ruled on the controversial Shelby County v. Holder case. The ruling, believed by many sets the nation back decades in Civil Rights, while others see it as the fault of Congress dropping the ball on updating the act when it should have years ago.

Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

 
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