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Thousands to march against NY chokehold death

Saturday, 23 August 2014 - 05:59 AM - (Information Technology)

Rev. Al Sharpton, left, and Esaw Garner, the wife of fatal police chokehold victim Eric Garner, listen during a press briefing after meeting privately with U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch on Thursday Aug. 21, 2014 in New York. The family of the unarmed Eric Garner, whose death last month in police custody was recorded on video, has asked federal prosecutors to investigate the case.(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of marchers are expected to protest the death of an unarmed black man who was placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.


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SpaceX rocket explodes during Texas test flight

Saturday, 23 August 2014 - 05:58 AM - (Information Technology)

SpaceX rocket explodes during Texas test flightCompany says unmanned Falcon 9 rocket self-destructed in midair after "anomaly" detected


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Hamas chief backs International Criminal Court bid

Saturday, 23 August 2014 - 05:51 AM - (Information Technology)

A Palestinian boy, along with supporters of Hamas, holds a representation of a rocket as others shout slogans to protest against Israel and to support people in Gaza, during a demonstration in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas has signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court, two senior officials in the group said Saturday. Such a step could expose Israel — as well as Hamas — to war crimes investigations.


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Emails show Walker recall election campaign push

Saturday, 23 August 2014 - 05:42 AM - (Information Technology)

FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, file photo, Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker speaks at the Republican National Committee summer meetings in Chicago. Court documents released Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, show that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's recall election campaign team told him to instruct donors to give to Wisconsin Club for Growth, which would run ads for Walker and distribute money to other conservative groups backing him. The emails were part of some 1,300 pages released by a federal appeals court from a secret investigation into whether Walker's recall campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski, File)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Newly released court documents include excerpts from emails showing that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's recall election campaign team told him to instruct donors to give to a key conservative group that would run ads for Walker and distribute money to other conservative groups backing him.


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Havana retro-Soviet restaurant a nod to nostalgia

Saturday, 23 August 2014 - 05:42 AM - (Information Technology)

In this Aug 20, 2014 photo, a waitress works during the pre-launch rehearsal at the new restaurant Nazdarovie where the reproduction of Soviet propaganda poster hangs over the bar area in Havana, Cuba. The new retro-Soviet restaurant serves minty mojitos, but they come mixed with vodka instead of the traditional white rum. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)HAVANA (AP) — There's no rice, beans or fried plantains at Havana's newest private restaurant. You can order a minty mojito, but it'll come mixed with vodka instead of the traditional white rum.


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Crusaders claim referee apology for costly Super final ruling

Saturday, 23 August 2014 - 05:40 AM - (Information Technology)

File photo taken on October 23, 2011 shows referee Craig Joubert during the Rugby World Cup final between New Zealand and France at Eden Park Stadium in AucklandNew Zealand rugby is claiming its second referee apology in a week, with Craig Joubert said to have admitted he was wrong with a ruling that probably cost the Canterbury Crusaders the Super 15 crown. The NSW Waratahs won a tense final three weeks ago in Sydney 33-32, with the winning points coming from a penalty when flanker Richie McCaw was penalised for entering a ruck from the side with a minute remaining in the match. Had the kick missed, the Crusaders would have had possession and would have been unlikely to yield their 32-29 lead with time almost up. The contentious ruling has been widely debated since the final, with former top South African referee Jonathan Kaplan writing on his blog that the final penalty was "incorrect" and "the Crusaders would have reason to feel a little hard done by".


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China shuts down Beijing independent film festival

Saturday, 23 August 2014 - 05:38 AM - (Entertainment)

BEIJING (AP) — Organizers say Chinese authorities have shut down an independent film festival, a rare venue for the showing of independent films that may be critical of the government in a country with tight controls.

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Police officer accused of sex assaults on patrol

Saturday, 23 August 2014 - 05:37 AM - (Information Technology)

This Aug. 21, 2014 photo made available by the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office shows Daniel K. Holtzclaw. The 27-year-old Oklahoma City police officer was arrested Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 and is being held in lieu of $5 million bond after being accused of committing a series of sexual assaults against at least six women while on duty. (AP Photo/Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer arrested on charges of serial sexual assault preyed on women in the rundown neighborhoods he was assigned to patrol — picking some up off the street, pulling others over at traffic stops and in one case taking a woman to a nearby school, police documents show.


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Police officer brands Ferguson protesters 'rabid dogs'

Saturday, 23 August 2014 - 05:35 AM - (Information Technology)

Demonstrators protest the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on August 22, 2014A police officer in Missouri was suspended Friday after he used Facebook to lash out at protesters condemning the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. A second officer in the Midwestern state was taken off the beat pending an internal review over a YouTube video in which he boasted about being a Jesus-loving "killer." Meanwhile, some 150 demonstrators returned to the streets of the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson at sunset Friday to demand justice for the August 9 death of Michael Brown. Police kept a low profile, in sharp contrast to previous nights when tear gas and rubber bullets were used to disperse hundreds of protesters demanding that Darren Wilson, the officer who shot Brown, be charged with murder.


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Short doping ban in NRL draws critics

Saturday, 23 August 2014 - 05:33 AM - (World News)

SYDNEY (AP) — National Rugby League chief executive Dave Smith has confirmed that 12 past and current Cronulla Sharks players have accepted backdated 12-month doping bans, meaning most will miss only three games.

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Spirits, prayers mark hunt for Myanmar's lost bell

Saturday, 23 August 2014 - 05:32 AM - (Information Technology)

In this Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 photo, a man uses a pair of binoculars to get a glimpse of recovery efforts of an ancient bell in the Yangon River in Yangon, Myanmar. Unsubstantiated rumors that the 270-ton mysterious bell has been spotted have sent thousands of curious spectators flocking to the banks of the river. The world's largest copper bell, believed to have been lying deep beneath the riverbed for more than four centuries. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Divers stand on the edge of a small wooden fishing boat gazing at the murky, choppy waters below. After receiving blessings from Buddhist monks, they lower their masks and plunge one-by-one into the mighty Yangon River, clinging to garden hoses that will act as primitive breathing devices during their dizzying descent into darkness.


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US picks 12-man roster for basketball World Cup

Saturday, 23 August 2014 - 05:32 AM - (World News)

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. has picked the 12 players it believes can defend its world basketball title.

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Pakistan wins toss, elects to field first

Saturday, 23 August 2014 - 05:31 AM - (World News)

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss and elected to bowl under overcast conditions in Saturday's opening game of the three-match one-day series against Sri Lanka.

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As ISIS rampages in Mideast, U.S. eyes potential for domestic threat

Saturday, 23 August 2014 - 05:28 AM - (Information Technology)

U.S. officials are concerned about Americans and other Westerners who have joined up with the Islamic extremist group ISIS.There's no credible information pointing to ISIS plot against homeland, but officials have incomplete intel and that worries them


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India accuses Pakistan of killing 2 in Kashmir

Saturday, 23 August 2014 - 05:23 AM - (World News)

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India has accused Pakistani troops of firing guns and mortar rounds on at least three villages in the Indian portion of Kashmir, killing at least two members of one family.

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