August 20th, 2014

At Least 6 Dead From Hiroshima Landslides

At Least 6 Dead From Hiroshima Landslides

In this aerial photo, a rescue helicopter hovers over an area devastated by a massive landslide in Hiroshima, western Japan, Wednesday. (PHOTO CREDIT: AP/Kyodo News)

In this aerial photo, a rescue helicopter hovers over an area devastated by a massive landslide in Hiroshima, western Japan, Wednesday. (PHOTO CREDIT: AP/Kyodo News)

At least six people were confirmed dead and 22 were missing after rain-sodden hills in the outskirts of Hiroshima gave way early Wednesday in several landslides.

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August 20th, 2014

Putin and Poroshenko Meeting Next Week to Discuss Ukraine

Putin and Poroshenko Meeting Next Week to Discuss Ukraine

Ukraine's President-elect Petro Poroshenko, and Russian President Vladimir Putin during the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Ouistreham, France, on June 6, 2014. The two leaders are scheduled to meet in Minsk on Aug. 26. (PHOTO CREDIT: Pool photo by Christophe Ena)

Ukraine’s President-elect Petro Poroshenko, and Russian President Vladimir Putin during the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Ouistreham, France, on June 6, 2014. The two leaders are scheduled to meet in Minsk on Aug. 26. (PHOTO CREDIT: Pool photo by Christophe Ena)

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will meet next week in Minsk in their…

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August 20th, 2014

Two LA Teens Arrested on Charges of Plotting High-School Massacre

Two LA Teens Arrested on Charges of Plotting High-School Massacre

South Pasadena High School was the target of a mass shooting plot by two teenagers. (PHOTO CREDIT: AFP)

South Pasadena High School was the target of a mass shooting plot by two teenagers. (PHOTO CREDIT: AFP)

Two US teenagers arrested on charges of plotting a high-school mass shooting had a “very methodical” plan and wanted to die in the gunbattle.

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August 20th, 2014

Most U.S. Teen Births are in the South and Southwest

Most U.S. Teen Births are in the South and Southwest

Mother hold feets newborn baby. (PHOTO CREDIT: iStockphoto)

Mother hold feets newborn baby. (PHOTO CREDIT: iStockphoto)

More teens are having babies in the South and Southwest while the fewest are in the Northeast, according to new state-by-state breakdowns of federal data out Wednesday.

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August 20th, 2014

Twitter Makes Changes to Attract New Users, but Seems to be Irritating the Old

Twitter Makes Changes to Attract New Users, but Seems to be Irritating the Old

Twitter headquarters

Twitter headquarters

When starting a company, appealing to a narrow niche of passionate customers is a good strategy. As Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham put it: “[Y]ou can either build something a large number of people want a small amount, or something a small number of people want a large amount. Choose the latter. Not all ideas of that type are good startup ideas, but nearly all good…

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August 20th, 2014

World Jewish Congress President Asks, Why is the World Silent as Christians are Slaughtered in Africa and the Middle East?

World Jewish Congress President Asks, Why is the World Silent as Christians are Slaughtered in Africa and the Middle East?

(Credit: Edel Rodriguez, NYT)

(Credit: Edel Rodriguez, NYT)

by Ronald S. Lauder

Why is the world silent while Christians are being slaughtered in the Middle East and Africa? In Europe and in the United States, we have witnessed demonstrations over the tragic deaths of Palestinians who have been used as human shields by Hamas, the terrorist organization that controls Gaza. (more…)

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August 20th, 2014

Redskins Players Run Onto Field Before Monday Night Football Game with Hands Up for Michael Brown

Redskins Players Run Onto Field Before Monday Night Football Game with Hands Up for Michael Brown

@Redskins walk onto field with hands up. I love when a group of people realize their influence #MikeBrown #DontShoot (Twitter/ @ayyeCrump)

@Redskins walk onto field with hands up. I love when a group of people realize their influence #MikeBrown #DontShoot (Twitter/ @ayyeCrump)

From nearly 1,000 miles away, several Washington Redskins players used the Monday Night Football stage to draw attention to the situation that has been unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri by running onto FedExField with their hands up in the air. (more…)

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