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U.S. Drone Strikes Violate International Law, Reports Allege

U.S. Drone Strikes Violate International Law, Reports Allege

Two reports released on the eve of White House visit by Pakistan’s prime minister allege that the U.S. has “violated international law with top-secret targeted-killing operations that claimed dozens of civilian lives in Yemen and Pakistan,” as McClatchy Newspapers writes.

JPMorgan Strikes Tentative $13B Mortgages Settlement

JPMorgan Strikes Tentative $13B Mortgages Settlement

In what would be the largest such settlement in U.S. history, JPMorgan Chase & Co. has reportedly reached a $13 billion tentative deal with the Justice Department to settle civil charges related to wrongdoing during the housing crisis.

190-Plus Nations In 23 Years For World’s ‘Most Traveled’ Man

190-Plus Nations In 23 Years For World’s ‘Most Traveled’ Man

Mike Spencer Bown’s latest Facebook post has him in Cork, Ireland, which means he isn’t quite finished wandering the world.

Snowden Says He Ditched Classified Docs, Before Fleeing To Russia

Snowden Says He Ditched Classified Docs, Before Fleeing To Russia

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden says by the time he got to Russia, he had given all his classified files to journalists.

Federal Workers Head Back To Jobs As Government Reopens

Federal Workers Head Back To Jobs As Government Reopens

Hundreds of thousands of federal workers on furlough for two weeks are going back to work after Congress approved a late-night deal Wednesday to fund the government and stave off default.Hundreds of thousands of federal workers on furlough for two weeks are going back to work after Congress approved a late-night deal Wednesday to fund the government and stave off default.Hundreds of thousands of federal workers on furlough for two weeks are going back to work after Congress approved a late-night deal Wednesday to fund the government and stave off default.

Welcome To Week Three Of The Shutdown

Welcome To Week Three Of The Shutdown

The partial government shutdown begins its third week on Tuesday as the debt ceiling deadline looms just two days from now. Congressional leaders seem to be inching toward a deal that could prove acceptable to both sides and the White House. But, we’ve been here before.

Dozens Die In Philippines After Powerful Earthquake

Dozens Die In Philippines After Powerful Earthquake

A powerful earthquake has left dozens of people dead in the Philippines. The quake, whose magnitude was first reported as 7.2 and then downgraded to 7.1, struck near the city of Catigbian in the inland area of Bohol, one of the central Visayas Islands.

Grand Canyon And Other National Parks Reopen, On States’ Dime

Grand Canyon And Other National Parks Reopen, On States’ Dime

Thanks to agreements between the Department of the Interior and several states, a dozen popular national parks are open again, at least temporarily.

Chemical Weapons Watchdog Gets Nobel Peace Prize

Chemical Weapons Watchdog Gets Nobel Peace Prize

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, a watchdog group that is overseeing efforts in Syria to eliminate its chemical stockpile, has won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Shutdown Day 10: Obama, GOP To Meet Amid Signs Of Possible Thaw

Shutdown Day 10: Obama, GOP To Meet Amid Signs Of Possible Thaw

It’s Day 10 of the partial federal government shutdown, and the big news is a meeting between President Obama and a select group of House Republicans.