Last Generation Network News: AMERICAN EDITION December 10, 2013 –TUESDAY- Tevet 7, 5774 Vol. 1 No.9

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Nevada police searching for missing family of six

New York Daily News - ‎57 minutes ago‎
Nevada police are frantically searching for six people, including four children, who disappeared in a flurry of harsh winter weather, authorities said.

Obama brings on new advisor — veteran of Clinton impeachment

Los Angeles Times
18 minutes ago
Written by
Christi Parsons
WASHINGTON - With approval ratings flagging and his healthcare law at risk, President Obama is bringing on board the Democratic advisor who helped guide President Clinton through the darkest days of his presidency.

1 year after Newtown, Biden to boost mental health

WEAR - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden is pledging more funding for mental health as the first anniversary of the Newtown, Conn.

Obama eulogizes Mandela as 'great liberator'

USA TODAY - ‎35 minutes ago‎
JOHANNESBURG - President Obama eulogized Nelson Mandela as "the last great liberator of the 20th Century'' as tens of thousands of South Africans, joyously cheering and singing despite a cold rain, mourned the passing and celebrated the life of the ...

Palestinians say Kerry appeasing Israel over Iran at their expense

Reuters - ‎12 hours ago‎
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A senior Palestinian official said the United States was asking Palestinians to make security concessions in peace talks with Israel in order to silence the Jewish state's criticism of world power diplomacy over Iran's nuclear ...

DC area, northeast seeing another round of snow

Houston Chronicle - ‎46 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - Residents along the East Coast and in the Appalachians woke up to snow Tuesday and government workers and students in the DC area were told to stay home as the region saw a round of snow that came just a few days after some 


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DC area, northeast seeing another round of snow

Houston Chronicle - ‎48 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - Residents along the East Coast and in the Appalachians woke up to snow Tuesday and government workers and students in the DC area were told to stay home as the region saw a round of snow that came just a few days after some ...

Quotations in the News

Albany Democrat Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
"His reconciliation allowed whites to be released themselves. I honestly don't think the world will see another leader like Nelson Mandela.

Nevada police searching for missing family of six

New York Daily News - ‎59 minutes ago‎
Nevada police are frantically searching for six people, including four children, who disappeared in a flurry of harsh winter weather, authorities said.

US attorney: 18 current, former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies face array ...

Seattle Post Intelligencer - ‎16 hours ago‎
Page 1 of 1. LOS ANGELES (AP) - US attorney: 18 current, former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies face array of charges. Printable Version.

Spies Infiltrate a Fantasy Realm of Online Games

New York Times - ‎Dec 9, 2013‎
Not limiting their activities to the earthly realm, American and British spies have infiltrated the fantasy worlds of World of Warcraft and Second Life, conducting surveillance and scooping up data in the online games played by millions of people across the globe ...

George Zimmerman's girlfriend wants case dropped, document says

CNN - ‎5 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- George Zimmerman's girlfriend is asking a judge to lift an order that blocks her from seeing him and says she doesn't want charges filed against him.

West Des Moines firefighters fight frigid temps along with blaze
59 minutes ago
Written by
Regina Zilbermints
Fire crews from West Des Moines and surrounding areas battled the wind and extreme cold Monday as they worked much of the day to put out a house fire.

Deadly train-car collision in Baltimore

CNN - ‎17 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- A car and train collided Tuesday morning in Baltimore, leaving two people dead and another with life-threatening injuries, the fire department said.

Biden, WH pledge $100M for mental health services

Detroit Free Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
Vice President Biden on Tuesday will announce a $100 million plan to improve mental health services, as the one-year anniversary of the Connecticut elementary school shooting approaches.

Obama brings on new advisor — veteran of Clinton impeachment

Los Angeles Times
21 minutes ago
Written by
Christi Parsons
WASHINGTON - With approval ratings flagging and his healthcare law at risk, President Obama is bringing on board the Democratic advisor who helped guide President Clinton through the darkest days of his presidency.

Antarctica Sees Coldest Weather Ever Recorded On Earth

TIME - ‎17 minutes ago‎
With snow and ice falling in North America, new data about record cold weather in Antarctica puts things into some perspective. New analysis from a NASA satellite revealed that East Antarctica reached minus-135.8 degrees in August 2010, NBC reports, the ...

Senate's No. 2 Republican faces new primary challenge

Los Angeles Times - ‎10 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - Mitch McConnell isn't the only Republican Senate leader who must contend with a noteworthy primary challenge. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, the Republican whip, will face a conservative challenger in Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas), who ...

Defense deal minted, but Gillibrand sexual assault amendment dropped - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Carrie Dann and Kasie Hunt, NBC News. Lawmakers announced a sweeping agreement Monday to pass a long-awaited authorization bill for the Defense Department before the end of the year, but a proposed amendment to curb military sexual assault ...

Long Island Man Finds Wife Killed in Bedroom: Police

NBC New York - ‎1 hour ago‎
A man found his wife dead in their home on Long Island Monday evening, police say, and the case is being investigated as a homicide.

Most electricity restored in Texas after ice storm

FOX 4 News - ‎1 hour ago‎
DALLAS (AP) - Electricity has been restored to most North Texas homes and businesses as recovery continues from last week's ice storm.


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  • Missing Nevada group: Some of the area being searched for two adults and four children missing in Nevada's Pershing County

    Race against clock, cold in search for Nevada group

  • Newtown's year: Horror, grief and tough choices

    Newtown's year: Horror, grief and tough choices

    It's been a painful and frenetic year for Newtown, which has experienced everything from horror to despair since one of nation's deadliest shootings took place there.

  • More snow forecast for mid-Atlantic, Appalachians

    More snow forecast for DC area, Appalachians

    The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning Tuesday for the Eastern Seaboard as the region braced for more snow.

  • Pension crisis endangers Chicago's future: Chicago Teachers Union Vice President Jesse Sharkey

    Pension crisis endangers Chicago's future

    Chicago is the economic capital of Illinois, but holds the dubious distinction of having the worst-funded public pension system of any major U.S. city.

  • 3D printed gun

    Congress renews undetectable gun ban for decade

    By voice vote, the Senate gave final congressional approval to a 10-year extension of the prohibition against guns that can slip past metal detectors and X-ray machines.

  • US vet detained in North Korea: Merrill Newma, center, says a videotaped confession he made was done under duress.

    US vet held in N Korea says statement was coerced

    Merrill Newman says North Koreans told him that if he did not apologize for alleged crimes during the Korean War he would be sentenced to prison for espionage.

  • Chief: Fatally shot Texas student charged officer: University of the Incarnate Word student Robert Redus was shot five times Friday by campus police Capt. Chris Carter after the two struggled when Carter tried to handcuff Redus.

    Chief: Fatally shot Texas student charged officer

    University of the Incarnate Word student Robert Redus was shot five times Friday by campus police Capt. Chris Carter after the two struggled when Carter tried to handcuff Redus.

  • Newtown anniversary: A sign expressing displeasure with the media is tacked on a pole in Newtown, Conn.

    Newtown seeks privacy as Sandy Hook anniversary nears

    Last Dec. 14, a 20-year-old Newtown resident went on a rampage at the elementary school, shooting dead 20 children and six adults.

  • Wreckage of 152-year-old steamship found on Lake Huron

    What exactly happened to the Keystone State and its 33 occupants in a November 1861 voyage to Milwaukee from Detroit remains a mystery.

  • Californian water supply: The ambitious program would divert water from the Sacramento River above the delta to provide water for two-thirds of the state's population.

    California seeks to provide water for parched lands

    The ambitious program would divert water from the Sacramento River above the delta, sending it through massive underground tunnels to provide water for two-thirds of the state's population.

  • Obama traveling companions: ​President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base

    High-powered traveling companions on Air Force One

    President Barack Obama was joined by a former president and a former secretary of state on his flight to Nelson Mandela's memorial service.

  • Passenger locked on plane: United Airlines and ExpressJet operate United Express, which inadvertently left a sleeping passenger on a plane

    Passenger awakes to find himself locked in plane

    Tom Wagner says no United Express crew members noticed he was still sleeping on a plane in Houston before they closed up the jet.

  • GM bailout: ​General Motors world headquarters in Detroit.

    US exits GM stake, taxpayers lose about $10 billion

    The government sold its last shares in GM, leaving an overall shortfall of about $10 billion from the automaker's 2009 bailout.

  • Guantanamo searches: Guantanamo prison

    Judges question need for Gitmo genital searches

    An appeals court judge will decide whether genital searches will be conducted on prisoners at Guantanamo when they want to meet with their attorneys.

  • Auto bailout: Chrysler Jefferson North Assembly plant in Detroit.

    Auto bailout saved 1.5 million jobs, study says

    The Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor, Mich., estimated in a study that the auto bailout in 2009 saved many jobs and preserved tax collections.

  • Princeton meningitis: Princeton University

    Princeton starts mass meningitis B vaccinations

    Seven Princeton students and one student visitor have been stricken by potentially life-threatening type B meningococcal disease since March.

  • The new rich: James Lott outside the Wal-Mart store where he works as a pharmacist in Bonney Lake, Wash.

    Rising riches: 1 in 5 in US reaches affluence

    The "new rich" — older professionals, working married couples and more educated singles making $250,000 or more a year — make up about 25 million US households.

  • Former CIA operative Plame Wilson

    Push to place US spies out-and-about fizzles

    Twelve years after the CIA tried to get its operatives out of embassies and into the foreign business world, the effort is being called a flop.

  • S.C. sheriff won't honor Mandela with half-staff flag

    Sheriff Rick Clark is declining to fly the flag outside his office at half-staff because former South African President Nelson Mandela wasn't a U.S. citizen.

  • American Airlines

    New American Airlines emerges as deal closes

    The merger survived a challenge from the government and criticism from consumer groups, who fear it will lead to higher prices.

  • Barack Obama, Michelle Obama

    Obama heading to South Africa for Mandela memorial

    The occasion presented an opportunity for a rare get-together of American presidents.

  • Tea Party in Atlanta: Proponents and opponents of a plan for a new baseball stadium in Marietta, Ga.

    Tea Party fights public money for stadium

    Tea Party members in Georgia are battling a Republican-led county commission over the use of public funds to build a new stadium for the Atlanta Braves.

  • Eight states want EPA crackdown on Midwest pollution

    A group of governors led by Delaware Gov. Jack Markell say power plants in nine other states send pollution over their borders.

  • Cuba temporarily reopens consular services in U.S., still seeks bank

    M&T Bank Corp. decided to stop offering services to foreign diplomatic missions.

  • Obama nominees: Federal Reserve Board Chair nominee Janet Yellen

    Senate Democrats push Obama nominees

    Democrats begin a drive this week to muscle a half dozen of President Barrack Obama's Republican-opposed nominees through the Senate.

  • Female veterans: Francessca Phillips walks her children, Davi-Allen Dunlop, 9, and Sorielle Kye Dunlop, 6, to school in Chicago.

    Female vets battle for benefits at home

    Women have become the fastest-growing segment of the veteran population, posing new issues for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • Marijuana in Maine: The Rev. David Perkins at the historic Neal Dow House in Portland, Maine.

    Temperance group targets marijuana in Maine

    In Maine, where workers once had three rum breaks each day, the Woman's Christian Temperance Union is trying to reinvent itself, and sees marijuana as a new foe.

  • US vet released by North Korea: Merrill Newman, center, walks beside his wife Lee, left, and his son Jeffrey

    US vet held in North Korea says he was comfortable

    Merrill Newman had been detained in North Korea for over a month, six decades after he oversaw a group of South Korean wartime guerrillas during the 1950-53 war.

  • A Ten Commandments monument erected outside the Oklahoma state Capitol is shown on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.

    Satanists seek spot on Oklahoma Statehouse steps

    Republican lawmakers in Oklahoma may have unwittingly opened the door to a satanic statute when they approved a Ten Commandments monument for the Statehouse steps.

  • School shooting: Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

    Teacher describes surviving Sandy Hook shooting

    Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis, who hid her students in a bathroom as a man opened fire inside the school, recounts the horrors of Dec. 14, 2012, in Newtown, Conn.

  • Stranded whales die: Dozens of pilot whales stranded in Florida's Everglades National Park.

    Officials find 11 more dead whales in Florida

    National wildlife officials in Florida discovered 11 more dead whales thought to be part of a pod that was stranded in the Everglades.

  • Cameras on trains: An Amtrak train, top, traveling on an unaffected track, passes a derailed Metro-North commuter train in New York.

    Senators: Put cameras on train tracks

    Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal and New York Sen. Charles Schumer say trains should be outfitted with cameras pointed at engineers and at the tracks.

  • George Zimmerman, acquitted in the high-profile killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, listens to defense counsel Daniel Megaro, left,  Tuesday, Nov. 19,  2013, in Sanford, Fla., during Zimmerman's hearing on charges including aggravated assault stemming from a fight with his girlfriend.

    Zimmerman's girlfriend wants case dropped

  • Minn. coach accused of tattooing teenage girl

  • LA deputies charged: Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca arrives at a news conference in Los Angeles.

    18 LA sheriff's deputies face US charges

    The FBI has been investigating allegations of excessive force and other misconduct at the county's jails since at least 2011.

  • Adventurer arrested: Aron Ralston

    Charges against '127 Hours' adventurer dropped

    Aron Ralston, an adventurer who amputated his own forearm to free himself in a Utah canyon, was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.

  • Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner stands before judge Robert J. Trentacosta's courtroom as he was sentenced on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 in San Diego.

    Ex-mayor sentenced for harassment

    Former 10-term congressman Bob Filner learned his punishment Monday, two months after pleading guilty to one felony and two misdemeanors.

  • 30 years for man who let others have sex with son

    An Australian man was sentenced to 30 years in prison after authorities said he allowed at least eight others to have sex with his adopted boy for money.

  • Montana bride: Newlywed wife Jordan Linn Graham, left, has been charged with murder after allegedly pushing her husband of one husband Cody Lee Johnson, 25, off a cliff at the Glacier National Park in Montana.

    Jury selected in Montana newlywed killing case

    Prosecutors say Jordan Graham was unhappy in her new marriage and deliberately shoved her husband off a cliff while hiking a steep trail.

  • Trial over New Mexico 'right-to-die' law to begin

    New Mexico doctors who want to legally prescribe lethal medication to dying patients are set to go to trial against existing law that charges them with a felony.

  • Three New Mexico State Police officers react as a minivan driven by motorist Oriana Farrell pulls away from a chaotic traffic stop that included one officer bashing the van’s window with his night stick and another, Elias Montoya, at left, firing three shots as the van drives off, in this video made Oct. 28, from the dashboard camera of the police cruiser. Montoya, the officer who fired at the van full of children, has been suspended.

    NM police officer in van shooting to appeal firing

    Attorneys for Elias Montoya say the veteran officer intends to file an appeal for wrongful termination.

  • UK soldier killing trial: Court artist sketch of the two men accused of the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby

    Defendant in UK soldier killing: I love al-Qaida

    Michael Adebolajo, and fellow defendant Michael Adebowale are accused of brutally killing soldier Lee Rigby in a London street in May.

  • Chicago girl, 2, dies in dog attack at kin's home

    The death of a 2-year-old Chicago girl was ruled a homicide after she died from injuries suffered in a dog attack at her grandfather's home.

  • Alabama county fraud: Marshall County Revenue Commissioner Joey Masters

    Alabama county could be out $400, or millions

    An alleged scam orchestrated by former Marshall County Revenue Commissioner Joey Masters cost the county $12 million to $20 million over three years, according to a lawsuit.

  • Dye House murder-suicide: Neighbors walk by the scene where a triple murder-suicide occurred on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 in Manchester, Conn.

    Suspect in 3 deaths lets baby go, kills self

    The child appeared to be unharmed but was taken to a hospital to be evaluated.

  • Police officers lead Elyett Barbour from District Justice Benjamin Apfelbaum's office in Sunbury, Pa., after being charged in the stabbing death of Troy LaFerrara, 42, of Port Trevorton, Pa.

    Newlyweds allegedly killed man for thrills

    Police say a newlywed couple used Craigslist to lure a Pennsylvania man to his death because they wanted to kill someone together.

  • Calif. hijack call leads police to 12 tons of pot

    Police found $7 million worth of marijuana hidden in a tractor trailer in California.

  • Attica State Prison maximum security in western New York.

    2 inmates die of apparent overdoses at NY's Attica

    The men, ages 25 and 51, were found in separate cells at the Attica Correctional Facility on Thursday.

  • Teen arrested in theft of part from Walker crash: Sheriff's deputies at work

    Teen arrested in theft of part from Walker crash

    A teenager accused of stealing some wreckage from the Porsche that "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker was in when he died in a crash in Calif. was arrested Thursday.

  • Utah doctor Martin MacNeill suicide attempt: Martin MacNeill during his trial.

    Utah doctor tries suicide after murder conviction

    Utah doctor Martin MacNeill, who was convicted of murdering his wife and faces sentencing in January, was rushed to the hospital after a suicide attempt.

  • Colin Ferguson, Long Island Rail Road

    Remembering the Long Island Rail Road massacre

    Twenty years on, The Associated Press conducted a series of interviews with those whose lives changed.

  • UK marine gets minimum 10 years for Afghan murder

    Alexander Blackman, a British marine, was sentenced to a minimum of 10 years in prison for murdering a wounded Taliban insurgent.

  • Woman at center of infamous killing to be freed: Valessa Robinson

    Woman at center of infamous Fla. killing set free

    Valessa Robinson, who was convicted of helping her friends kill her mother in 1998, is set to be released from a Florida prison on Friday.

  • Montana teacher Sherry Arnold's murder: Rhonda Whited-Rupp holds up a picture of her sister, Sherry Arnold.

    After teacher's death, suspect's trial in doubt

    Almost two years after the murder of Montana teacher Sherry Arnold, attorneys for defendant Michael Keith Spell are seeking to have him declared unfit for trial due to mental disability.

  • Georgia shooter PTSD: ​Defendant Sgt. Anthony Peden walks into the courtroom during a preliminary hearing at Long County Superior Court, Thursday Aug. 30, 2012, in Ludowici, Ga.

    Attorney: Ga. soldier charged in killings has PTSD

    Sgt. Anthony Peden faces a possible death sentence if he is convicted of the Dec. 4, 2011, killings of Michael Roark and Tiffany York.

  • Man linked to cartel faces California sentencing

    Juan Sillas has not been charged in the murder-for-hire case, but the criminal complaint said he offered to pay $50,000 for the killings.

  • Sara Ylen

    Jury quickly convicts woman in false rape trial

    A St. Clair County judge Thursday sent Sara Ylen to jail to await sentencing on Jan. 17. Jurors took less than 30 minutes to convict her.

  • Tamerlan Tsamaev waits for a decision in the 201-pound division boxing match during the 2009 Golden Gloves National Tournament of Champions May 4, 2009 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Sisters of Boston bomb suspect's widow at grand jury

    Three people were killed and 260 people were injured when two pressure-cooker bombs went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

  • Jeffrey Dingman, right, leaves a parole board meeting at the State Prison Thursday Dec. 5, 2013 in Concord, N.H.

    Man who killed parents earns conditional parole

    Jeffrey Dingman was barely 14 when he and his older brother, Robert, shot their parents to death as they arrived home from work on Feb. 9, 1996.

  • Jameis Winston

    No charges against FSU QB in assault case

    The alleged incident occurred nearly a year ago, but it wasn't until last month that Tallahassee police turned over information about the case to prosecutors.

  • Former New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton answers questions from reporters on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, after speaking at a school safety symposium in Purchase, N.Y.

    'Proven crime-fighter' chosen to lead NYPD

    Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced the appointment Thursday, saying William Bratton is a "proven crime-fighter" who knows how to keep cities safe.

  • Anjan Dutta-Gupta

    Ga. Navy contractor sentenced in $18M scheme

    Anjan Dutta-Gupta is the fourth person to be sentenced in a federal probe into a 15-year scheme led by former civilian Navy employee Ralph M. Mariano.

  • Jacqueline Badger Mars, executive and part-owner of Mars Inc., greets a guest at the National Museum of Women in  the Arts 25th Anniversary Gala which she co-chaired in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, April 27, 2012.

    Mars co-owner pleads guilty in fatal Va. crash

    Jacqueline Badger Mars, 74, one of the world's richest women, was sentenced to a $2,500 fine after victims of the crash and family members pleaded with the judge.

  • Carlee Soto uses a phone to get information about her sister, Victoria Soto, a teacher at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Conn. Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.

    On Newtown 911 calls, panicked voices, gunshots

    Seven calls from inside Sandy Hook Elementary School to Newtown police during a deadly shooting rampage last December are expected to be released Wednesday.

  • Figurines are depicted in an embrace as part of the wedding cake display at Masterpiece Cakeshop, in Denver, Thursday, June 6, 2013.

    Court hears discrimination case over wedding cake

    The bakery owner faces up to a year in prison if the court rules against him and he continues to refuse to make wedding cakes for gay couples.

  • 1 dead after altercation outside Arrowhead Stadium: Kansas City, Mo. police

    Death outside Kansas City stadium ruled homicide

    Investigators have ruled the death of a fan in a vehicle parked outside a Kansas City football stadium during an NFL game a homicide.

  • Ex-paramedic sentenced: Bryce Reed

    Ex-paramedic in Texas fertilizer blast sentenced

    Bryce Reed, a former paramedic who responded to an April 17 explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant, was sentenced on unrelated federal pipe bomb charges.

  • File photo of West Orange High School in Winter Garden, Fla.

    Suspect in custody after Fla. school shooting

    A student was shot outside an Orlando-area high school on Wednesday and sheriff's deputies were searching for the shooter, according to the school principal.

  • Mass. boy to be arraigned in killing of teacher: Philip Chism, left, and his attorney Denise Regan

    Mass. boy denies raping, killing his math teacher

    Philip Chism, 14, is set to be arraigned on murder, aggravated rape and armed robbery charges in the killing of his high school math teacher.


Senate Republicans Block More Obama Nominees

Lamar Alexander
Alex Wong via Getty Images

Christie Scandal.. Harsh Anti-Gay Jab.. Grayson Loses Big.. Tea Party vs. GOPer.. Republican Concedes

Fox News Paid Former Exec Millions To Keep Quiet

Fox News Credibility Poll

Disgusting Rush.. Hersh Hits Back.. Newtown Warning.. Mandela Advice.. CNN Bashes Ron Burgundy

Poll: Support For Tougher Gun Laws Fades


Lululemon Chairman Stepping Down After Angering A Whole Lot Of People

Chip Wilson

Disney's New Secret.. Ralph Nader vs. Dollar General.. Receipt Drama.. A&F CEO Win.. Drive-In Racism

Obama Shakes Hands With Raul Castro

Obama Raul Castro

O'Reilly FLIPS About Weed

Bill Oreilly

Report: GM To Name First Ever Female CEO

Mary Barra

BUSTED: 5 Big Myths About Our Schools


Police, Protesters Clash In Kiev

Ukraine Protests

Mother Speaks On FGM.. Assad's New Weapon.. Ikea Symbol?.. Kim's Uncle Out.. Xmas Mistakes

It Takes A McDonald's Worker 4 Months To Earn What CEO Makes In An Hour

Fast Food Strikes

U.S. Calls For Release Of Nobel Laureate

Liu Xiaobo

China: U.S. Has No Right To Comment On Activists' Fate

NEW RECORD: Antarctica Hit Ridiculously Cold Temperature


China's Smog.. Pollution Crackdown.. Reindeer Escape.. Heating Tips.. Shark Wrestling.. Arctic.. Faux Fur

Report: Former Clinton Chief Of Staff To Join Obama Administration

John Podesta

Scandal Brewing Around Chris Christie Appointees

Chris Christie

Heisman Trophy Finalists Revealed

Johnny Manziel

Newtown Urges Media To Stay Away

Newtown Shooting News

Tea Party Favorite Announces Run Against GOP Senator

Steve Stockman

This Psychedelic Substance Is About To Hit Critical Mass

RNC Committee Member Makes Head-Turning Anti-Gay Accusation

The Real Reason Companies Are Mad At The NSA

Nsa Leaks

Deal Could Make It Easier For Obama To Finally Close Guantanamo


Cops Asked For Phone Data Over 1 Million Times Last Year


University Under Federal Investigation For Handling Of Sexual Assaults

Uconn Sexual Assault

Why Did He Die?.. Fans Burn Couches.. New Virus Outbreak.. Sitting In Vomit

Obama Urges Calm In Central African Republic

Barack Obama

'Wire' Creator Rails Against Inequality In America

David Simon The Wire

LOOK: Photographer Documents The Toll Of Youth Violence

Ortiz Book Kickstarter

H&M May Make Big Move To Aid Workers


Nobel Laureates Take On NSA

Nobel Medal

Plastic Gun Ban Extended

Chuck Schumer

Pro-Israel groups change tactics on Iran deal


AIPAC and ADL, like Netanyahu, are retreating from their confrontational stance vis-a-vis the White House and focusing on shaping a final agreement

In a conference call last week, Howard Kohr, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s executive director, advised pro-Israel activists and leaders not to confront the Obama administration directly over the “difference of strategy” between the United States and Israel on Iran. Instead, Kohr said to focus on passing new sanctions as a means of shaping a final deal.

AIPAC would not comment on the call, which was first revealed Dec. 3 in a Zionist Organization of America news release criticizing AIPAC’s approach. But Kohr’s advice comports with a recent rhetorical pivot by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who initially excoriated the interim deal with Iran reached last month in Geneva as a “historic mistake.”



Winter Storm Dion and Record Cold Temperatures


Winter Storm Dion will produce sleet, freezing rain, and snow in parts of the East on Monday. A second round of wintry precipitation will affect many of the same areas late Monday night into Tuesday.

We are also tracking the very cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills that continue to grip a large part of the West and Midwest.


Extreme Cold, Snow Usher in December 2013


The first full week of December 2013 has been packed full of bitter cold, snowy and icy extremes. On the following pages, we walk through some of the most interesting facts about this wintry start to December beginning with the extreme cold.

On the morning of Dec. 7, Jordan, Mont. recorded a low temperature of -42 degrees. Not far behind was Havre, Mont. with a low of -39 degrees. Sunday morning, Havre, Mont. was the coldest spot in the nation with a low temperature of -37 degrees. 
Featured News 

Israelis, Palestinians, pour cold 
water on Kerry’s security ‘ideas’

Tech companies seek limits 
on government surveillance

US defense bill boosts funding
for joint Israel missile
defense projects

Pro-Israel groups change
tactics on Iran deal

Getting down to details: Iran 
and powers start implementing 
nuclear deal

Iran knows there is almost no chance
of strike, ex-top adviser says

Report: Kerry to Postpone Terrorist
Release to Pressure PA

5 Days Left: Congress races 
against deadlines as doc
cuts, price spikes loom

Iran Announces Refusal to
Recognize Israel at United
Nations Session

Latest News 

Russian news agency RIA
Novosti closed down

Chinese hackers spied on Europeans
before G20 meeting

Periplaneta japonica: New cockroach
in town sneers at a New York winter

Snow, ice cancel more
than 1,650 flights

18 current, former L.A. County sheriff's deputies face federal charges 

Iranian paper fears ‘trap’ for
Rouhani at Mandela funeral

Now that's c-c-c-cold: Antarctica 
sets record of -135.8 degrees!

Two Senators Preparing
New Iran Sanctions

Town wants to shoot 
down drones

Ice, snow make Mid-Atlantic and
Northeast U.S. a misery

U.S. military aircraft to aid Central
African Republic mission

Ukraine Interbank Rates Soar to 
20% as Intervention Drains Cash

Spies’ Dragnet Reaches a Playing
Field of Elves and Trolls

Gene therapy scores big wins 
against blood cancers

Dementia cases 'set to treble
worldwide' by 2050

Report: German president to boycott
Olympics in Russia over human rights

Seizure of nuns stokes
Syrian Christian fears

Researchers discover massive freshwater reserves beneath
the oceans

11 more pilot whales die in Florida;
outlook 'bleak' for survivors

Okla. Satanists seek monument
by Statehouse steps

Hundreds Riot in Singapore's
Little India

White House News 

The Secret's Out: Obama Acknowledges Existence
Of Area 51

New caveat on Obama pledge:
Pay to keep your doctor

Poll: Obama, Iran face selling
job on nuclear pact

Rand Paul says 'seriously thinking 
about' 2016 White House run

Obama salutes WTO, says small
businesses are big winners

Mandela trip dominates
Obama's schedule

Activists urge Obama to go
rogue, sidestep Congress

The venom between Barack 
Obama and Charlie Rangel

In reversal, Obama says 
he lived with uncle


Inspired by God 


Christian News

"The men who have done the most for God in this world have been early on their knees. He who fritters away the early morning, its opportunity and freshness, in other pursuits than seeking God will make poor headway seeking Him the rest of the day. If God is not first in our thoughts and efforts in the morning, He will be in the last place the remainder of the day." - E. M. Bounds 

December 10: Learning From Suffering - Streams in the Desert 

December 10: The Offering of
the Natural - Oswald Chambers

December 10: No Work for God Is 
Unimportant - Charles Stanley

A.W. Tozer's Daily Devotional 

Charles Spurgeon's 'Morning and 
Evening' Daily Devotional

Daily Light 'Morning and Evening' 
Devotional - Jonathan Bagster

Charles Stanley's Audio Messages 

McLean Bible's Internet Services - 
Pastor Lon Solomon: Services are 
"live" Sunday' at 9 am, 10:45 am, & 
12:30 pm (Eastern-US), rebroadcast 
Monday at 2 pm (Eastern-US)

Pastor Lon Solomon, McLean Bible
Church, McLean, Virginia - 
Sermons by Date, Series and Podcasts


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