Twitter Hacked: Company Says Data From 250,000 Accounts May Have Been Accessed, Stolen By Hackers
Chinese hackers ‘attack New York Times after Wen Jiabao investigation’
The New York Times has claimed that Chinese hackers have “persistently” attacked its computers over the past four months following the an investigation into Premier Wen Jiabao’s family’s fortune.
Surprise ‘Best Drama’ Win… MORE WINNERS: ‘Les Miserables’… Ben Affleck… Daniel Day-Lewis… Jessica Chastain… Hugh Jackman… Jennifer Lawrence… Christoph Waltz… Anne Hathaway… ‘Amour’… ‘Brave’… Quentin Tarantino… ‘Homeland’… ‘Girls’… Claire Danes… Damian Lewis… Lena Dunham…
Don Cheadle… ‘Game Change’… Julianne Moore… Kevin Costner…
Maggie Smith… Ed Harris… Jodie Foster… RED CARPET PHOTOS
With politicians shamelessly mugging during the “fiscal cliff” crisis, D.C. really is Hollywood for ugly people
Libor scandal: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could have lost $3bn
America’s two largest mortgage lenders could have lost more than $3bn (£1.85bn) as a result of banks’ alleged manipulation of Libor.
20 Children, 6 Adults Killed At School… 28 Dead Total Including Suspect’s Mother… Facts About The Shooting… Suspect Was ‘Nerd’ Who May Have Had Personality Disorder… Official: Gunman Killed Mother, Drove Her Car To School… Forced His Way In… Guns Were Legally Purchased, Registered To Mother… Motive Puzzles Investigators… Slain Principal Had Implemented New Security Measures… Hundreds Gather At Emotional Church Vigil… White House Vigil Pleads For Action… Obama: ‘Too Many Of These Tragedies’… World Reacts… Bloomberg Calls For ‘Immediate Action’… Aurora Shooting Victim Speaks Out… MAP: Recent Mass Shootings In U.S…
20 Children, 6 Adults Killed… Gunman Dead… Conflicting Reports Led To Confusion Over Killer’s Identity… Official: Gunman Killed Mother, Drove Her Car To School… NBC: Weapons Were Legally Purchased, Registered To Gunman’s Mother… Suspect’s Brother Wrongly Named As Mass Murderer… Official: Brother Not Involved… Slain Principal Had Implemented New Security Measures… Obama: ‘Too Many Of These Tragedies’… Shooting Timeline… Aurora Shooting Victim Speaks Out… Anti-Gun Donations Surge… MAP: Recent Mass Shootings In U.S…. How You Can Help…
AP: 18 Children Among The Dead… Witness Heard ‘100 Rounds’ Of Gunfire… Reports: Gunman Was School Parent… CNN: Principal, School Psychologist Killed… Gunman Reportedly Dead… Schools, Hospital On Lockdown… Eight-Year-Old Heard ‘Two Big Bangs’…
Assange Blasts U.S. On 2nd Anniversary Of Cable Leak… War On Terror ‘A Mockery Of International Law’… Alleged Whistleblower Bradley Manning ‘Highlighted Astonishing Examples Of U.S. Subversion’… Manning Trial Begins
WASHINGTON — The drone wars are here….
What We Are Grateful For This Year… After Sandy, Parade Aims To Lift New York’s Spirits… PHOTOS: Inflation Eve… How To Carve A Turkey… All You Need To Know About Black Friday… What We’re Thankful For In Politics… Troops In Afghanistan Celebrate Thanksgiving…
The General, the Flirt & the Harlot
The stylistic stereotypes whirling around the Petraeus affair are as old as time—and deeply unfair to women.
Obama victory tweet most retweeted ever
By Dave Lee Technology reporter, BBC News
The words “four more years”, coupled with a photo of Barack and Michelle Obama embraced in a hug, have become the most retweeted Twitter post ever.
East Coast Copes With Sandy’s Staggering Aftermath… AT LEAST 55 DEAD… New York Stock Exchange Opens… New Jersey Devastated… Gridlock… Some Airports Reopen… Millions Without Power… NYC Transit Still Down… Reports Of Looting… West Virginia Buried In Snow… Experts Stunned
Freak Storm Hurtles Towards East Coast… Deaths Reported In Haiti, Cuba… Meteorologist Warns: ‘Threat From This Situation Is Serious As A Heart Attack’…
Afghanistan’s Never-Ending, Fruitless Reconstruction Effort…
MORE, MORE MORE: Officials Mistakenly Believe More Troops, More Funds Will Solve Crises… Projects ‘Consistently Described Negatively By Afghans’
America’s Longest, Least Talked-About War
Winter-Blend Gas In Calif.: Gov. Brown Allows Winter Gas To Be Sold Early In Order To Bring Down Price
Yemen: Al Qaeda U.S. Base Bomb Plot Foiled
In this file photo, an anti-terrorist unit from the Central Security Forces of the Ministry of Interior trains in the Sarif area, on the eastern outskirts of the capital Sana, in Yemen. (AP Photo, File)
Meningitis fears prompt US medical warning
Tennessee health officials have said more meningitis cases are likely to develop
Doctors and hospitals in the US are being urged to stop using products from a firm linked to a widening outbreak of a rare form of fungal meningitis.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says investigators found contamination in a sealed steroid vial at the New England Compounding Center.
Over 35 people in six states have been ill from the disease. Five have died.
The firm recalled the steroid doses and has shut down operations, but the vials have been shipped to 23 states.
It is not yet clear how many patients may have been exposed to any contamination, and the fungal meningitis can have a lengthy incubation period.
Meningitis is an inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord. Symptoms include severe headache, nausea, and fever as well as slurred speech and difficulty walking.
‘Abundance of caution’
Your paycheck is about to take a dive. The culprit: Payroll tax relief is set expire at the end of the year and Congress is unlikely to extend it, The New York Times reported on Monday. On average, middle-income families have enjoyed around $1,000 in additional income from the payroll tax cut this year. The temporary tax cut lowered workers’ tax rates from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent on wages up to $110,000. The result was to give Americans a few extra bucks of spending money each month, a move that the government had hoped would stimulate the economy
Labor Force Dropouts: Why The Jobs Crisis Is Worse Than We Think
Reuters | Posted: 09/23/2012
Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment, Diagnosis Continues To Elude Military Doctors
China-Japan Dispute: China Wants U.S. To Remain Neutral In Dispute Despite Defense Treaty
Friday, September 14, 2012 – 2:21 PM
The State Department has gone into full-blown crisis mode, organizing a round-the-clock effort to coordinate the U.S. government’s response to the expanding attacks on U.S. embassies in the Middle East and North Africa.
Authorities Say Wade Michael Page, 40, Was Gunman…
Report: Page Was Former Member of Skinhead Band… No Motive For Attacks Clear… Sikhs React: ‘We Are Shocked, We Are A Peaceful People’… Multiple Victims Still In Critical Condition… Shooting Spreads Fear Among Sikhs
‘A HORRIFIC EVENT’
Gunman Kills 12 In Colorado Theater During Batman Premiere.. 24-Year-Old Suspect Apprehended
LATEST UPDATES: Suspect Named By Officials.. His Background.. Police: 38 Wounded… WATCH: Witnesses Describe Horror.. ‘He Had A Gas Mask, Kevlar And A Gun’.. Shot Anyone Trying To Leave Theater.. Obama, Romney React To Tragedy.. Suspect’s Mother: ‘You’ve Got The Right Person’
JULY 4th Vacation For Romney Clan
Romney left the trail for a bout of family Olympics at his lavish getaway. But then, Republicans usually win this primary. Michelle Cottle on the Dems’ holiday gap.
As the heat wave sizzles on, some 30 members of the Romney clan—Mitt, Ann, their five sons, the sons’ wives, and 18 grandkids—are kicking it this week at the family’s lavish summer home on Lake Winnepesaukee in Wolfeboro, N.H. Mitt and Ann bought the 13-acre compound in 1997, and attendance at this annual weeklong retreat has become more or less mandatory. (Running for president is no excuse for skipping.) The days are chock full of recreational delights: swimming, biking, waterskiing, tennis, volleyball, basketball, and an evolving array of athletic competitions known as “the Romney Olympics.” Evenings feature long talks and lots of s’mores.
Mitt Romney and wife, Ann, jet ski on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, N.H., where they have a vacation home (Charles Dharapak)
It is, in many ways, the picture-perfect holiday for a savvy pol: bucolic, family-oriented, tradition-bound, and not too glitzy. Indeed, if Mitt winds up in the White House, his Granite State getaway could save him considerable grief in the coming years.
A commander in chief’s holidays are always fraught. Be it brush-clearing in Crawford, Texas, or golfing on Martha’s Vineyard, presidential downtime opens a deep and predictable divide: Foes snipe that a responsible leader shouldn’t be gallivanting about when there’s a nation to run. Fans counter that all work and no play risks burning out the guy with his finger on the nuclear button.
Where the Money Lives
For all Mitt Romney’s touting of his business record, when it comes to his own money the Republican nominee is remarkably shy about disclosing numbers and investments. Nicholas Shaxson delves into the murky world of offshore finance, revealing loopholes that allow the very wealthy to skirt tax laws, and investigating just how much of Romney’s fortune (with $30 million in Bain Capital funds in the Cayman Islands alone?) looks pretty strange for a presidential candidate.
© Ruth Tomlinson/Robert Harding World Imagery/Corbis (beach); by Justin Sullivan/Getty images (inset).
BURIED TREASURE Grand Cayman, where Bain Capital maintains at least 138 funds. Inset, Mitt Romney tries to spot his La Jolla home from the campaign plane.
Did Scalia Scare Off Roberts?… ‘Unavoidable Impression’ Roberts Switched His Vote… More Hints He Flipped… BACKLASH: Conservatives Attack
Supremes Could Decide Health Care Today… If Law Is Overturned, Court Has ‘Explicitly Chosen Sides In U.S. Politics’… THE SUPREME COURT ON TRIAL
“It’s like any job,” she tells the July issue of GQ. “You find your strengths and play them up.”
Kate Upton isn’t shy about knowing her strengths: ‘I understand why my male followers like me.’
PHOTOS: Americans Honor Troops On Memorial Day Weekend…
Jennifer Granholm: Caring For Vets Shouldn’t Be Partisan Issue… Robert Reich: Thoughts On National Defense… Bonnie St. John: An Inconvenient Truth… Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: Expanding Opportunities For Heroes At Home… Create A Memorial Day Tribute Video… Gallery: Honoring Fallen Heroes