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  • Are you watching Vladimir? Obama lands in Belgium with entourage of 900 and 45 armored vehicles for ONE night only costing THEM $10.4 million in security

    March 26, 2014 8:59 AM 18

    It is going to cost Brussels $10.4 million to host Barack Obama on his first presidential visit to the Belgian capital. Even for the headquarters of the European Union and NATO the astronomical sum has raised eyebrows - especially as President Obama intends on spending only 24 hours in the historic city. Bringing with him a personal diplomatic and security

  • Honolulu Police: OK to Outlaw Sex With Prostitutes

    March 26, 2014 2:48 AM 8

    (HONOLULU) — Honolulu police are telling a key Hawaii lawmaker that they’re OK with making it expressly illegal for officers to have sex with prostitutes, as long as undercover officers can still say they’ll have sex so they can make arrests. Honolulu police spokeswoman Teresa Bell told The Associated Press on Tuesday that officers have never been allowed

  • Officials: More Washington mudslide victims found

    March 26, 2014 12:20 AM 28

    Trap of payday loans can lead to triple-digit interest rates With the grim developments came word of the 1999 report by geomorphologist Daniel Miller, raising questions about why residents were allowed to build homes on the hill and whether officials had taken proper precautions. “I knew it would fail catastrophically in a large-magnitude event,” though

  • Barack Obama and other world leaders played ‘nukes on the loose’ terror war game during nuclear summit

    March 26, 2014 12:00 AM 12

    David Cameron played a “nukes on the loose” war game with Barack Obama, Angela Merkel and other world leaders to see how they would cope with a terrorist nuclear attack, it has emerged. The heads of state took part in the computer tests alongside dozens of other leaders during a nuclear summit this week in The Hague. In a series of anonymous tests, the leaders

  • A note about the reported 108 people missing after the landslide

    March 25, 2014 11:27 PM 7

    Authorities said Monday that there are 108 names on the list of people reported missing or unaccounted for after the fatal landslide in northwest Washington state over the weekend. That number was quickly picked up by countless news outlets and agencies (including ours) and ricocheted around social media. But it’s important to step back for a second

  • Georgia compound like 'Disney' for elite rescuers

    March 25, 2014 11:02 PM 10

    Elite rescuers train in Georgia Rescue specialists for USA-1 drill through a concrete slab to rescue a victim from the scene of a mock disaster area during a training exercise at the Guardian Center in Perry, Georgia, March 25, 2013. A week of field training, the first of its kind at the 830-acre training site, to be open to the media, began Monday with the arrival

  • Phoenix judge spares life of pit bull that mauled child, orders dog neutered and defanged

    March 25, 2014 9:46 PM 12

    PHOENIX -- A Phoenix judge on Tuesday spared the life of a pit bull that mauled a 4-year-old boy last month and touched off a polarizing Internet debate on mercy, blame and animal violence. Municipal Court Judge Deborah Griffin ruled that the dog named Mickey must be neutered, defanged and microchipped. She declared the dog vicious earlier in the day and could

  • Obama meets Putin ally with Ukraine still in mind

    March 25, 2014 5:33 PM 34

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The thrust of his diplomatic efforts still focused on Ukraine, President Barack Obama met Tuesday with a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin as he continued his efforts to isolate Moscow over its incursion into Crimea. In an addition to his public schedule, Obama sat down with Kazakhstan's President Nursultan

  • Bus plunges into ravine killing 30 in western Thailand

    March 25, 2014 3:24 PM 16

    Bangkok: A double-decker bus carrying municipal workers on a field trip in western Thailand plunged off a steep road and into a ravine, killing at least 30 people and injuring 22 others, officials said on Tuesday. The accident on Monday night was the latest fatal crash on a mountain road in Tak province known for its treacherous dips and turns where

  • Day 18: Chinese protest, relatives march on Malaysian embassy in Beijing

    March 25, 2014 11:50 AM 51

    Chinese relatives of passengers onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, flight MH370, shout as they stage a protest march towards the Malaysia embassy in Beijing, China, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Furious over Malaysia's handling of the lost jetliner a day after the country said the passengers must be dead, Chinese relatives of the missing marched