Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:53:32 GMT
IS hostages: Jordan in pilot exchange offer after Goto video
Jordan says it is willing to hand over an Iraqi woman on death row in exchange for a Jordanian pilot being held by Islamic State (IS) militants. The offer comes ahead of a 24-hour deadline by IS to kill Moaz al-Kasasbeh and Japanese hostage Kenji Goto.
A tipping point for Japan's foreign policy
As deadline passes, Jordan says it would swap prisoner for captive pilot
Jordan ready to swap inmate for pilot held by Islamic State
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:52:26 GMT
New York Times
Lynch Casting Herself as Departure From Holder in Bid to Be Attorney General
New York Times
WASHINGTON — Loretta E. Lynch on Wednesday will cast herself as an apolitical career prosecutor who is a departure from Eric H. Holder Jr. as she faces a new Republican-controlled Judiciary Committee that includes some of the administration's fiercest ...
AG nominee Lynch set to strike collegial tone
Loretta Lynch to pledge fresh start with Congress
Obama's Pick For Attorney General Faces Heated Confirmation Debate
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:40:31 GMT
Two Israeli soldiers, UN peacekeeper killed in Israel-Hezbollah violence
JERUSALEM/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Two Israeli soldiers and a Spanish peacekeeper were killed on Wednesday in an exchange of fire between Hezbollah and Israel that has raised the threat of a full-blown conflict between the militant Islamist group and Israel.
Two Israeli Soldiers Killed in Attacks Claimed by Lebanon's Hezbollah
Israel-Lebanon attacks: latest
2 Israeli soldiers, UN peacekeeper killed in clashes on Lebanon border
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:01:49 GMT
Big Dig redux: Boston digs out after Blizzard of 2015
The Blizzard of 2015 turned into Big Dig 2015 in Boston and across much of New England on Wednesday as shovel-toting residents greeted by bright sunshine began the arduous task of returning normalcy to the snow-encased region. And the region did ...
New England begins digging out from blizzard that caused power outages ...
New England digs out as the spared 2nd-guess the forecast
Blizzard 2015: Bitter cold continues to bite
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:33:11 GMT
Apple, Boeing lift Wall Street; Fed eyed
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday, boosted by earnings including Apple and Boeing, while focus could shift later in the day to the Federal Reserve's first two-day policy meeting of the year. The Fed is expected to signal it remains on track ...
U.S. Stocks Fluctuate as Apple, Yahoo Rally Offsets Energy Slump
US stocks move higher in early trading; Apple up sharply
Tech stocks spark market rebound on Apple, Yahoo
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:01:42 GMT
Buried cat, presumed dead, rises from the grave in Florida
TAMPA -- Bart the cat should be renamed zombie cat after he was hit by a car, buried and then crawled out of his grave five days later, CBS Miami reports. According to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, they've seen many cases at their clinic but "this ...
Bart the cat crawls back from grave days after being hit by car in Tampa, Florida
'Miracle' cat recovering after surviving accident, burial
FL cat returns from grave days after burial
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:00:39 GMT
Los Angeles Times
Maker of drone that crashed on White House grounds to stop flights over DC
Los Angeles Times
The manufacturer of the drone that crashed on the White House grounds earlier this week plans to install software in its devices that would prevent them from flying in Washington. lRelated Drone crashes at White House; its operator contacts Secret Service.
Drone maker will block DC flights after White House crash
Drone maker will prevent drones from flying near White House
Drone maker to add no-fly firmware to prevent future White House buzzing