Violence fears in Thailand as attempt to shut down Bangkok begins

Rights groups and others have called on Thai authorities and anti-government protesters to respect human rights and avoid violence during mass demonstrations in Thailand’s capital, Bangkok. The People’s Democratic Reform Committee protest group — which hopes to force Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from office — launched its “Bangkok shutdown,” intended to last a month, Monday. The protesters plan to achieve […]

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New Barnes & Noble CEO faces tough task

Barnes & Noble (BKS, Fortune 500) announced Huseby’s promotion to CEO on Wednesday, one day before the company revealed lackluster holiday sales. The CEO spot had been open since William Lynch resigned last July. Lynch stepped down after a difficult three-year tenure, marked in particular by disappointing sales of Nook tablets. That trend has continued post-Lynch: On Thursday, Barnes & […]

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Becoming an Officer and a Gentleman

Sure, you’re learning how to bomb an enemy capital back to the Stone Age with that old tried-and-true “shock and awe” strategy. But do you become flustered at a fancy dinner party when you have to pick the right salad fork? Have no fear, Air Force Academy cadet: the service is seeking outside help to calm those Aim-High-society jitters. The […]

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Government Declares State of Emergency After West Virginia Chemical Spill

The federal government joined West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin in declaring a state of emergency following a chemical spill along one of the state’s major rivers. The spill has caused authorities to issue a water ban in nine counties that could affect an estimated 100,000 residents. Federal officials are now launching an investigation into the cause of the spill, U.S. […]

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Al Qaeda in Syria Hoping to Recruit American Jihadis for Attacks on U.S. Soil

U.S. officials are increasingly worried that al-Qaeda elements in Syria are working to recruit American jihadis fighting in the conflict to carry out attacks when they return home. At least 70 Americans have traveled or attempted to travel to Syria to participate in the civil war, where various Sunni insurgent groups are battling Shia militants and Syrian troops fighting on […]

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US Adds Disappointing 74,000 Jobs in December

The U.S. economy added a meager 74,000 jobs in December, according to government data released Friday. The total, far below what analysts had predicted, was the lowest monthly job gain in three years. Friday’s disappointing jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics comes after several consecutive months of robust growth. Analysts had expected December to cap off the best […]

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U.S. To Designate Benghazi Attackers as Terrorist Groups

The United States is expected to officially label groups linked to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya as terrorist organizations, effectively marking the first public accusations of responsibility for the September 2012 assault that left four Americans dead. The New York Times and CNN, citing unnamed officials, report that the State Department will designate Ansar al-Shariah of Benghazi […]

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