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UN says it will contact Washington over NSA spying report

UN says it will contact Washington over NSA spying report Mon, 26 Aug, 2013

The United Nations said on Monday it plans to contact the United States over a report that the U.S. National Security Agency bugged its New York headquarters and warned that countries are expected to respect the world body's diplomatic inviolability.
Yosemite wildfires threaten California towns

Yosemite wildfires threaten California towns Mon, 26 Aug, 2013

A massive wildfire in the western U.S. state of California is raging out of control and threatening one of the country's best known national parks.
German report says US spied on UN

German report says US spied on UN Mon, 26 Aug, 2013

The German magazine Der Spiegel says the U.S. National Security Agency secretly monitored the U.N.'s internal video conferencing system by decrypting it last year.
US says man arrested with uranium for Iran hidden in shoes

US says man arrested with uranium for Iran hidden in shoes Sat, 24 Aug, 2013

U.S. prosecutors charged a man from Sierra Leone with trying to sell undercover agents 1,000 tons of yellowcake uranium he thought would be shipped to Iran, after he was arrested in New York with a sample of the toxic material hidden in his shoes.
Egypt reopens Rafah border crossing with Gaza Strip

Egypt reopens Rafah border crossing with Gaza Strip Sat, 24 Aug, 2013

An Egyptian official says the country's border crossing with Gaza, which was closed after a deadly attack on policemen this week, has reopened.
US celebrates anniversary of Martin Luther King march

US celebrates anniversary of Martin Luther King march Sat, 24 Aug, 2013

Thousands of people have attended a rally in Washington to mark 50 years since Martin Luther King's famous "I have a dream" speech on civil rights.
California wildfire reaches Yosemite National Park

California wildfire reaches Yosemite National Park Sat, 24 Aug, 2013

The massive Rim Fire, which since Saturday has been quickly burning though eastern central California, reached a remote section of Yosemite National Park Friday, while firefighters battled to save the Sierra Nevada foothill towns of Pine Mountain Lake, Lake Mather and Groveland.
U.S. soldier sentenced to life in prison over Afghan killings

U.S. soldier sentenced to life in prison over Afghan killings Fri, 23 Aug, 2013

U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales has just received his sentencing for his massacre of 16 Afghan civilians last year. 
US Army Maj. Nidal Hasan found guilty in 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage

US Army Maj. Nidal Hasan found guilty in 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage Fri, 23 Aug, 2013

A United States Army psychiatrist has been found guilty of all 45 charges against him, including premeditated murder, for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood. 
Nasdaq halts trading due to a technical issue

Nasdaq halts trading due to a technical issue Thu, 22 Aug, 2013

Trading in one Nasdaq Stock Market NDAQ -3.33% -listed security had resumed Thursday afternoon and officials said others would follow at 3:25 p.m. ET, more than three hours after an abrupt halt in trading blamed on an unexplained technical issue paralyzed a large chunk of the U.S. stock market.
Bradley Manning says he wants to live as a woman, be called Chelsea

Bradley Manning says he wants to live as a woman, be called Chelsea Thu, 22 Aug, 2013

Bradley Manning, the U.S. soldier sentenced to 35 years in military prison for the biggest breach of classified documents in the nation's history, said on Thursday he is female and wants to live as a woman named Chelsea.
US admits NSA illegally collected thousands of emails

US admits NSA illegally collected thousands of emails Thu, 22 Aug, 2013

The National Security Agency may have unintentionally collected as many as 56,000 emails of Americans per year between 2008 and 2011 in a program that a secret U.S. court subsequently said may have violated U.S. law and the Constitution, according to documents released on Wednesday.

Facebook aims to get the world online Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

Facebook wants to get more of the world's 7 billion people online through a partnership with Samsung, Nokia, Qualcomm and Ericsson and other large mobile technology companies.
Jazz legend Marian McPartland dies at age 95

Jazz legend Marian McPartland dies at age 95 Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

Marian McPartland, a world-renowned jazz pianist and host of an internationally syndicated National Public Radio show for more than 40 years, has died at age 95. 
US soldier Manning sentenced to 35 years in WikiLeaks case

US soldier Manning sentenced to 35 years in WikiLeaks case Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

A military judge has sentenced Army Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison for giving a trove of military and diplomatic secrets to the website WikiLeaks. Manning was sentenced Wednesday at Fort Meade, near Baltimore.
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