Archive for February 24th, 2013

House Intel chair: Chinese cyber attacks ‘unprecedented’

February 24, 2013
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House Intelligence Committee Chair Mike Rogers, R-Mich., said it was “beyond a shadow of a doubt” that the Chinese government and military is behind growing cyber attacks against the United States, saying “we are losing” the war to prevent the attacks.
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Afghanistan: US special forces must leave province

February 24, 2013
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s president on Sunday ordered all U.S. special forces to leave a strategically important eastern province within two weeks because of allegations that Afghans working with them are torturing and abusing other Afghans.
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Pistorius’ brother facing culpable homicide charge

February 24, 2013
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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The brother of Olympic star Oscar Pistorius is facing a culpable homicide charge for a 2008 road death, compounding problems for the family after the double-amputee runner was charged with premeditated murder in the Feb. 14 shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
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Prime suspect sought in Vegas shooting, crash

February 24, 2013
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police are seeking a 26-year-old man as the prime suspect in last week’s pre-dawn shooting and crash on the Las Vegas Strip that killed three people and injured several others
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Police name suspect in Vegas shooting

February 24, 2013
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(Reuters) – Police have identified a suspect in the fatal shooting of an aspiring rapper as he drove on the Las Vegas Strip in a Maserati before dawn on Thursday, sparking a fiery crash that also killed a cab driver and his passenger.
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Justices poised to query voting rights focus on South

February 24, 2013
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When the Supreme Court last scrutinized the 1965 Voting Rights Act in 2009, Justice Anthony Kennedy peered down from the bench and asked why federal rules were tougher for Alabama and Georgia than for Michigan and Ohio.
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U.S. Justice, Gulf states crafting BP spill settlement

February 24, 2013
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(Reuters) – The U.S. government and Gulf Coast states are considering offering BP Plc a deal under which it pays $16 billion to settle civil suits stemming from the deadly 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.
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Governors: Looming cuts threaten economic gains

February 24, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington‘s protracted budget stalemate could seriously undermine the economy and stall gains made since the recession, exasperated governors said Saturday as they tried to gauge the fallout from impending federal spending cuts.
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World’s smallest space telescopes launching Monday

February 24, 2013
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Two tiny satellites billed as the world’s smallest space telescopes will launch into orbit Monday (Feb. 25) on a mission to study the brightest stars in the night sky.
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