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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Strike against Syria? Obama backs it, but wants Congress to vote

Strike against Syria? Obama backs it, but wants Congress to vote


Strike against Syria? Obama backs it, but wants Congress to vote

Posted: 31 Aug 2013 07:40 PM PDT

It's official: U.S. President Barack Obama wants lawmakers to weigh in on whether to use military force in Syria.

Suriname president's son arrested on U.S. drug charges

Posted: 31 Aug 2013 07:01 PM PDT

The son of Suriname's president is facing drug charges in New York federal court.

The downing of Flight 007: 30 years later, a Cold War tragedy still seems surreal

Posted: 31 Aug 2013 01:33 AM PDT

The idea that Soviet fighter jets would shoot down a Boeing 747 airliner seems shockingly unbelievable. Two-hundred sixty-nine innocent people died in a largely forgotten Cold War attack that took place exactly 30 years ago this weekend.

Kittens risk all nine lives in subway caper

Posted: 29 Aug 2013 07:08 PM PDT

Lions may be kings of the jungle, but for nearly two hours, two kittens ruled the concrete jungle as officials halted New York subway service Thursday.

Oklahoma City Thunder guard DeAndre Liggins jailed on domestic assault charge

Posted: 31 Aug 2013 10:08 PM PDT

Oklahoma City Thunder guard DeAndre Liggins was in jail early Sunday morning on charges of domestic abuse.

Text of draft legislation submitted by Obama to Congress

Posted: 31 Aug 2013 05:10 PM PDT

Whereas, on August 21, 2013, the Syrian government carried out a chemical weapons attack in the suburbs of Damascus, Syria, killing more than 1,000 innocent Syrians;

Spanning the globe for scary high bridges

Posted: 31 Aug 2013 03:56 AM PDT

It's called Gephyrophobia: fear of bridges.

Tim Tebow to pursue 'lifelong dream' after release by Patriots

Posted: 31 Aug 2013 05:50 PM PDT

Backup quarterback Tim Tebow was released by the New England Patriots on Saturday after failing to make the final roster for the new season.

How the latest chemical weapons claim differs from others

Posted: 30 Aug 2013 03:46 AM PDT

The report of a lethal chemical weapons attack unleashed by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in the suburbs of Damascus on August 21 was only the latest of more than a dozen such reports in recent months, according to Jon Day, the chairman of Britain's Joint Intelligence Committee.