Monthly Archives: August 2013

UN chemical weapons experts pull out of Syria – USA TODAY

Toronto Star UN chemical weapons experts pull out of SyriaUSA TODAYSHARECONNECT 47 TWEETCOMMENTEMAILMORE. BEIRUT (AP) — U.N. chemical weapons experts have left Syria and crossed into neighboring Lebanon. An Associated Press crew saw the U.N. personnel cross into Lebanon from Syria through the …Obama and Kerry aggressively press their case for a military strike on SyriaThe […]

Yosemite fire battle hampered by hotter weather – Los Angeles Times

San Francisco Chronicle Yosemite fire battle hampered by hotter weatherLos Angeles TimesTUOLUMNE CITY, Calif.–Warm, dry weather through the Labor Day weekend poses new challenges for firefighters battling the Rim fire in and around Yosemite. The Rim fire has so far scorched more than 213,000 acres since it began Aug. 17, making it the …Rim Fire: Did […]

Microsoft pledges to move forward with NSA surveillance lawsuit – Los Angeles Times

Sky News Australia Microsoft pledges to move forward with NSA surveillance lawsuitLos Angeles TimesSAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft, Google and other major U.S. technology companies fighting to reveal more detail about the surveillance demands by U.S. intelligence say negotiations with the government have not reached an agreement “acceptable to all.”.Surveillance disclosure battle heats upPoliticoSource: US seeks […]

NFL, players agree to settle concussion lawsuit – Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune NFL, players agree to settle concussion lawsuitChicago TribuneThe NFL has agreed to a $765 million settlement deal with thousands of former players who sued the league, accusing it of hiding the dangers of brain injury while profiting from the sport's violence, according to court papers released Thursday. The league …NFL, Players Reach $765 Million […]

US Says It Won’t Sue to Undo State Marijuana Laws – New York Times

KENS 5 TV US Says It Won't Sue to Undo State Marijuana LawsNew York TimesWASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Thursday said it would not sue to undo laws legalizing marijuana in 20 states, although it will monitor operations in those states to make sure they do not run afoul of several enforcement priorities. Washington …Obama […]

No, Snowden Didn’t Have Any ‘Other Avenues’ To Blow The Whistle – Techdirt

No, Snowden Didn't Have Any 'Other Avenues' To Blow The WhistleTechdirtOne of the key points that defenders of the NSA surveillance efforts keep making is that if Ed Snowden was so upset by what was happening he had "other avenues" to make his concerns known. Jennifer Hoelzer, whom you may recall from the post she […]

Military strikes on Syria ‘as early as Thursday,’ US officials say – NBCNews.com

AFP Military strikes on Syria 'as early as Thursday,' US officials sayNBCNews.comOfficials tell NBC News they have intelligence intercepts tying the chemical attacks to the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The White House is now waiting for a report from the U.N. team that arrived at the attack site Monday. NBC's Andrea Mitchell …Lawmakers want […]

Hagel Meets Asian Defense Leaders as Syria Simmers – ABC News

Vancouver Sun Hagel Meets Asian Defense Leaders as Syria SimmersABC NewsU.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is opening two days of talks with Asian defense leaders in Brunei, pushing for closer military ties even as the world is focused on Syria. Hagel was consulting by phone with administration officials and with allied defense …How would a US […]

Fast-moving grass fire threatens homes in California, as crews continue to battle … – Fox News

ABC News Fast-moving grass fire threatens homes in California, as crews continue to battle …Fox NewsA fast-moving wildfire has burned at least two homes and is threatening dozens more in a crowded Northern California neighborhood, as officials elsewhere in the state hope cooler temperatures will help in the fight against a blaze near Yosemite National …Rim […]

Kerry: Obama determined to hold Syria accountable for using chemical weapons – Washington Post

Washington Post Kerry: Obama determined to hold Syria accountable for using chemical weaponsWashington PostSecretary of State John F. Kerry said Monday that Syria's use of chemical weapons is “undeniable,” and that “this international norm cannot be violated without consequences.” In a strongly worded assessment, Kerry said that evidence now being gathered by …Despite Sniper Fire, UN […]