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  • LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 20: Theo Hornbacher, 14, (C) and his brother Noah Hornbacher, 11, (R) along with hundreds of protesters take part in a 'Justice for Trayvon' vigil outside Los Angeles Federal Courthouse July 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, United States. The vigil, along with others held nationwide, was organized by the National Action Network and called for federal charges to be filed against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

    “Justice For Trayvon” Rallies Held Across The Country In 100 Cities

     
    ATLANTA — One week after a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, people gathered nationwide Saturday to press for federal civil rights charges against the former neighborhood watch leader, and to […]

  • Trayvon Martin’s Parents Lead Protests

    Trayvon Martin’s Parents Lead Protests

    NEW YORK/MIAMI – Trayvon Martin’s mother choked back tears as a crowd of 2,000 New Yorkers chanted “We love you” – one week after George Zimmerman was acquitted of murder by a Florida jury in the fatal shooting of the […]

  • Superman & Batman Movie Coming? Comic-Con Heats Up With Surprise Announcement

    Superman & Batman Movie Coming? Comic-Con Heats Up With Surprise Announcement

    Superman and Batman will team-up on the big screen, according to a new report from the Los Angeles Times. Warner Bros. made the official announcement during its Comic-Con panel in Hall H at the San Diego Convention Center on Saturday afternoon.
    “Man of […]

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  • Keta Taylor, center, of Birmingham, Ala., joins about 500 other demonstrators during a rally and march in support of Trayvon Martin in Birmingham, Ala., Monday, July 15, 2013. The crowd marched along downtown streets singing civil rights hymns and chanting "No justice, no peace," as police looked on. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

    ‘Justice For Trayvon’ Rallies Set For 100 Cities

    ATLANTA — One week after a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, people began to gather for nationwide rallies to press for federal civil rights charges against the former neighborhood watch leader.
    The […]

  • Out In Hamburg, Roger Federer Loses To Qualifier In Semis

    Out In Hamburg, Roger Federer Loses To Qualifier In Semis

    HAMBURG, GERMANY(AP)
    In a further sign of his decline, Roger Federer lost to Argentine qualifier Federico Delbonis 7-6 (7), 7-6 (4) in the semifinals of the German Tennis Championships on Saturday.
    Federer, a four-time champion in Hamburg, was outplayed by the No. […]

  • In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, medical workers and policemen work at the terminal three of Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, Saturday, July 20, 2013. The explosion was heard at Beijing International Airport, according to Xinhua. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Chen Jianli)

    Man Hurt After Detonating A Bomb At Beijing Airport

    BEIJING — A man in a wheelchair set off a homemade bomb in Terminal 3 of the Beijing International Airport on Saturday evening, injuring himself but no one else, Chinese state media reported.
    Order was quickly restored and no flights were […]

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  • Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny (L) addresses his supporters after arriving from Kirov, with his wife Yulia standing nearby, at a railway station in Moscow, July 20, 2013. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

    Moscow Crowd Greets Returning Opposition Leader

    MOSCOW – Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny told cheering supporters on Saturday he wants to contest and win an election to become Moscow mayor after being freed on bail while he fights a five-year jail sentence.
    Hundreds of people, some waving […]

  • Trayvon Martin's parents Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin sit in court as Judge Debra Nelson reads instructions to the jury during George Zimmerman trial in Seminole circuit court in Sanford, Florida July 12, 2013.
Credit: Reuters/Gary W. Green/Pool

    Trayvon Martin’s Parents Lead Protests Over Zimmerman Verdict

     

    MIAMI – Trayvon Martin’s parents were due to lead demonstrations in New York and Miami on Saturday, as protesters across the country rallied to express anger over the acquittal of the man who shot and killed the unarmed black teenager.

    The […]

  • VIDEO: Mountain Fire Continues To Blaze Through CA

    VIDEO: Mountain Fire Continues To Blaze Through CA

    Firefighters continue battling a massive wildfire in California. Julie Noce reports.

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  • VIDEO: Israel, Palestine Could Resume Peace Talks-Kerry

    VIDEO: Israel, Palestine Could Resume Peace Talks-Kerry

    US Secretary of State John Kerry says Israeli and Palestinian leaders have laid the groundwork for resuming peace talks. Julie Noce reports.

  • Jamie Foxx seen at Sony Pictures Presentation at 2013 Comic-Con, on Friday, July, 19, 2013 in San Diego, Calif. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Sony Pictures/AP Images)

    Jamie Foxx Backs Trayvon Martin’s Mom ‘Forever’

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Hours after President Barack Obama delivered remarks about Trayvon Martin and the George Zimmerman trial, Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson addressed the racially charged case at Comic-Con in San Diego.
    Foxx was at the massive pop […]

  • Kanye West Attacks ANOTHER Paparazzi

    Kanye West Attacks ANOTHER Paparazzi

    Exactly one week after the rapper confronted a photographer for refusing to leave him alone at the same location, West was surrounded by a group of photogs while he was leaving the terminal.
    In video from TMZ, one cameraman is heard repeatedly asking West […]

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  • An undated aerial handout photo shows the National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters building in Fort Meade, Maryland. REUTERS/NSA/Handout via Reuters

    U.S. Court Renews Surveillance Program Exposed By Snowden

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. government said on Friday a secret court that oversees intelligence activities granted its request to continue a telephone surveillance program – one of the two data collection efforts leaked by former security contractor Edward Snowden.
    The Office […]

  • Norwegian Rape Victim, Sentenced To 16 Months Jail In Dubai For Sex Outside Of Marriage

    Norwegian Rape Victim, Sentenced To 16 Months Jail In Dubai For Sex Outside Of Marriage

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A Norwegian woman sentenced to 16 months in jail in Dubai for having sex outside marriage after she reported an alleged rape said Friday she decided to speak out in hopes of drawing attention to […]

  • Roger Federer Beats Florian Mayer In 3 Sets For A Place In Hamburg Semifinals

    Roger Federer Beats Florian Mayer In 3 Sets For A Place In Hamburg Semifinals

    HAMBURG, GERMANY –  Top-seeded Roger Federer struggled for a 7-6 (4), 3-6, 7-5 victory Friday over Florian Mayer and a place in the semifinals of the German Tennis Championships.
    Federer is playing his first tournament since losing in the second round […]

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  • President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks during his daily news briefing at the White House, Friday, July 19, 2013, in Washington, about the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) / AP

    Obama Asks ‘Soul Searching’ After Martin Shooting

    WASHINGTON – Looking for positive lessons to draw from the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, President Barack Obama said Friday the nation needs to do some “soul-searching,” look for ways to bolster African-American boys and examine state and local laws to […]

  • Protesters against drone strikes walk along the highway with a model of a drone in an attempt to deliver a letter to U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director John Brennan as they gather outside CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, June 29, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

    Judge Weighs Rights Of U.S. Citizens In Drone Strikes

    WASHINGTON  – A federal judge fired difficult questions at the Obama administration and at civil liberties lawyers on Friday in a court case about whether U.S. citizens abroad targeted in drone strikes can seek compensation from the government.
    At a hearing […]

  • Former CIA Chief, Michael Hayden Talks About Snowden’s NSA Leaks (VIDEO)

    Former CIA Chief, Michael Hayden Talks About Snowden’s NSA Leaks (VIDEO)

    Gen. Michael Hayden, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, spoke out on Edward Snowden Friday morning, criticizing the whistleblower for sparking a debate about surveillance that came “at a tremendously high price.”
    “American firms doing nothing but obeying American law to […]

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  • Rihanna sues Topshop over a T-shirt that bears her image.

    Rihanna’s Sues Topshop, Alleges Company Used Her Image Without Permission

    LONDON — Racks of T-shirts bearing Rihanna’s image have been on display at London’s High Court, where the singer is suing a British retailer for using her image.
    Lawyers for the star seek damages from Arcadia Group Brands Ltd., which owns […]

  • Reuters/Reuters - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny (R, centre) talks to the media, with his wife Yulia (L, centre) standing nearby, outside a court building in Kirov, July 19, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei

    Russia opposition Leader Freed On Bail, Protests Rattle Kremlin

    KIROV, Russia  – Russia unexpectedly freed opposition leader Alexei Navalny on bail on Friday, bending to the will of thousands of protesters who denounced his five-year jail sentence as a crude attempt by President Vladimir Putin to silence him.
    In a […]

  • U.S. President Barack Obama (L) meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G8 Summit at Lough Erne in Enniskillen,  Northern Ireland June 17, 2013.   REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque   (NORTHERN IRELAND - Tags: POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTX10R8I

    Obama May Cancel Summit With Putin In Moscow

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is considering canceling a fall summit between President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, a move that would further aggravate the already tense relationship between the two leaders.
    The White House is […]

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  • China, U.S. Companies’ Great Hope, Now A Drag

    China, U.S. Companies’ Great Hope, Now A Drag

    NEW YORK – It’s official. China’s slowdown is starting to hurt corporate America.
    As the world’s second-largest economy – and still growing – China is seen as a primary source of revenue growth by the largest U.S. companies. But a country that once […]

  • BRICS Joint Action At G20 Summit May Be Wishful Thinking

    BRICS Joint Action At G20 Summit May Be Wishful Thinking

    BRASILIA – Plans by the world’s leading emerging economies to join forces to battle the latest bout of global financial turbulence could remain on the drawing board once again at the G20 meeting in Moscow this week.

    An exodus of capital […]

  • Michael Moore Divorcing Wife Of 21 Years: Report

    Michael Moore Divorcing Wife Of 21 Years: Report

    Documentary filmmaker and author Michael Moore has filed for divorce from his wife of 21 years, according to MLive, a Michigan-based news website.
    Moore, who is perhaps best known for his controversial documentaries including “Bowling For Columbine” and “Fahrenheit 9/11,” married Kathleen […]

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  • Amid staggering debts, Detroit files for Chapter 9 bankruptcy

    Amid staggering debts, Detroit files for Chapter 9 bankruptcy

    DETROIT — The City of Detroit filed Thursday afternoon for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection in federal court, laying the groundwork for a historic effort to bail out a city that is sinking under billions of dollars in debt and decades […]

  • Senators Reach Deal To Move Student Loans To Market Rates

    Senators Reach Deal To Move Student Loans To Market Rates

    WASHINGTON – A coalition of Senate Democrats and Republicans have reached a tentative deal with President Barack Obama that would roll back a recent spike in interest rates on new federal loans for college students and instead move the loans […]

  • WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 18: U.S. President Barack Obama (L) speaks as Assistant Attorney General of Justice Department's civil rights division Thomas Perez (R) listens during a personnel announcement March 18, 2013 at the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. President Obama has nominated Perez to succeed Hilda Solis as the next labor secretary. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    Thomas Perez Confirmed As Labor Secretary By Senate

    WASHINGTON — A divided Senate confirmed Thomas Perez on Thursday to become secretary of labor, elevating the son of Dominican immigrants who as a top Justice Department official won praise from Democrats for aggressively enforcing civil rights laws and criticism […]

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  • Russia Jails Top Opposition Leader; Putin Denounced As Dictator

    Russia Jails Top Opposition Leader; Putin Denounced As Dictator

     
    By Gabriela Baczynska
    KIROV, Russia  – Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was sentenced to five years in jail for theft on Thursday, an unexpectedly tough punishment which supporters said proved President Vladimir Putin was a dictator ruling by repression.

    Navalny, an anti-corruption […]

  • Obamacare Speech By President To Highlight Benefits For Health Insurance Consumers

    Obamacare Speech By President To Highlight Benefits For Health Insurance Consumers

    President Barack Obama will again seek to seize control of the debate over his health care reform law during remarks Thursday that will emphasize Obamacare’s benefits for people who buy health insurance, senior administration officials said during a conference call […]

 
 

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