Obama Sets No Timeline for Action on Immigration

Obama Sets No Timeline for Action on Immigration
145 protesters were arrested midday on Thursday in front of the White House in an act of civil disobedience  With a self-imposed deadline looming, President Barack Obama said Thursday he still intends to act on his own to change immigration policies but stopped short of reiterating his past vows to act by end of summer. Obama raised the slim hope that Congress ...

EU to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Over Ukraine

EU to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Over Ukraine
European Union leaders on Saturday were poised to impose new sanctions against Russia as Ukraine’s president warned the conflict with Moscow threatens peace and stability for Europe as a whole. Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko said a strong EU response is needed because his country is subject to “military aggression and terror.” “Thousand(s) of the foreign troops and hundreds of the foreign tanks are ...

The Head of the Company Behind Angry Birds Is Flying the Coop

The Head of the Company Behind Angry Birds Is Flying the Coop
The CEO of Rovio, the video game developer behind the mobile megahit Angry Birds, will step down at the end of the year, the company announced Friday. Mikael Hed, who has led the Finland-based Rovio since Angry Birds first hooked millions of smartphone users in 2009, will hand the reins over to Pekka Rantala, currently the CEO of Finnish beverage ...

Pentagon: Iraq Operations Costing U.S. More Than $7.5 Million A Day

Pentagon: Iraq Operations Costing U.S. More Than $7.5 Million A Day
But the daily costs have been ramping up recently The U.S. air and advisory campaign against the militants in Iraq is costing American taxpayers more than $7.5 million per day, the Pentagon said Friday. The daily cost of the effort, which has included airstrikes and sending American military advisors to assist the Iraqi military on the ground, has hit $7.5 million on ...

Missouri Cop Resigns After Pointing Rifle at Ferguson Protesters

Missouri Cop Resigns After Pointing Rifle at Ferguson Protesters
A suburban St. Louis cop who was suspended for pointing his semi-automatic rifle and threatening protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, has resigned, the police chief told the Associated Press. Lt. Ray Albers, who was put on indefinite leave from the St. Ann Police Department after being caught on a cellphone video that went viral, quit the job he had held since ...

Obama Says ‘We Don’t Have a Strategy Yet’ for Fighting ISIS

Obama Says ‘We Don’t Have a Strategy Yet’ for Fighting ISIS
“I don’t want to put the cart before the horse' President Barack Obama seemed to commit the worst of Washington gaffes Thursday when he updated the American people about the ongoing threat from Islamist militants wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria. “I don’t want to put the cart before the horse: we don’t have a strategy yet,” Obama said of the effort ...

Hacker Attacks on American Banks Look More Like Fraud Than Russian Cyberwar

Hacker Attacks on American Banks Look More Like Fraud Than Russian Cyberwar
The theft of data from JPMorgan Chase does not fit the established pattern of Russia's political cyberattacks against rival nations Subtlety has never been the strong suit of Russia’s hacker-patriots. In 2008, during the Russian invasion of Georgia, they managed to hijack or disable all the key websites of the Georgian government, plastering one of them with images of Adolf Hitler. ...

Samsung Gear S Smartwatch Can Make Calls Without a Paired Phone

Samsung Gear S Smartwatch Can Make Calls Without a Paired Phone
The predominant smartwatch maker introduces yet another wearable, but this one can fly solo. Smartwatches are notoriously codependent gadgets. If you want to use one to make calls, you need an auxiliary device nearby to do the cellular legwork. Forget smart, they’re like mini-dumb terminals, wrist-bound proxies for another functionally better-rounded piece of technology. Until now: Meet the Gear S, a curved-screen ...

Hillary Clinton on Ferguson: ‘We Are Better Than That’

Hillary Clinton on Ferguson: ‘We Are Better Than That’
'We can't ignore the inequities that persist in our justice system that undermine our most deeply held values of fairness and equality' Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made her first public comments Thursday on the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., calling for the country to address “inequities” in the criminal-justice system. The likely 2016 Democratic presidential candidate ...

Labor Leader Urges Obama to Go Big on Immigration

Labor Leader Urges Obama to Go Big on Immigration
Seeking a change in deportations policy and an energized liberal base for the midterm elections A top labor leader predicted Thursday that President Barack Obama will use his executive authority to make changes in immigration policy without congressional cooperation, but also castigated him for the high rate of deportations under his watch. “He’s going to do something; I just hope it’s bold ...