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Fact Checker: Clinton’s news conference about her email account – Reading Eagle

Monday, March 16, 2015

(c) 2015, The Washington Post. “I fully complied with every rule that I was governed by.” _ Former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton, news conference, March 10 Hillary Rodham Clinton’s news conference March 10 left many questions unanswered, and so we were reluctant to fact check it immediately. But enough information has emerged in recent days to at least take a preliminary step at annotating…

President: Cyclone Devastation Forcing Vanuatu to Start Anew – ABC News

Monday, March 16, 2015

Vanuatu’s president was rushing back to his country on Monday in the wake of what he dubbed a “monster” cyclone whose damage was still unknown beyond the devastation in the South Pacific archipelago’s capital city. Looking weary and red-eyed, Baldwin Lonsdale told The Associated Press that the latest information he had was that six people were confirmed dead and 30 injured from Cyclone Pam, which he said destroyed or damaged…

US, Iran work for nuclear pact as deadline approaches – Times of India

Monday, March 16, 2015

LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND): The United States and Iran are plunging back into negotiations in an effort to end a decades-long standoff that has raised the specter of an Iranian nuclear arsenal, a new atomic arms race in the Middle East and even a US or Israeli military intervention. Two weeks away from a deadline for a framework accord, some officials said the awesomeness of the diplomatic task meant negotiators would likely…

Robert Durst, arrested on murder charges, also allegedly spoke of killing his … – Washington Post

Monday, March 16, 2015

Robert Durst in “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst.” (Photo courtesy of HBO) It was Nov. 30, 2001, and Robert Durst was hungry. Durst, a New York real-estate heir allegedly connected to three deaths, had just masqueraded as a mute woman in Galveston, Tex. He had just killed and dismembered a neighbor. And he had just driven hundreds of miles north, sparking a massive manhunt. He exited his rented car,…

‘More than 100000’ homeless in Vanuatu as president makes emotional plea for … – Telegraph.co.uk

Monday, March 16, 2015

An aerial view of damaged houses in Port Vila, Vanuatu (Dave Hunt/Getty Images) “There’s a breakdown of communications that we cannot reach our families and we do not know whether our families are safe or not. “This is a very devastating cyclone that has crossed Vanuatu. “I term it as a monster. It’s a monster that has hit the republic of Vanuatu.” Mr Lonsdale blamed climate change for contributing to…

Police arrest Missouri man, 20, in shooting of two officers in Ferguson – Fox News

Monday, March 16, 2015

A 20-year-old Missouri man has been arrested in the shooting of two St. Louis County police officers Thursday, county officials announced Sunday. Jeffrey Williams was arrested Saturday night and is charged with two counts of assault in the first degree, three counts of armed criminal action and firing a weapon from a vehicle, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch said during the afternoon press conference. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Williams, who…

Putin Puts Troops on Full Alert in Snap Western Russia Drills – Bloomberg

Monday, March 16, 2015

(Bloomberg) — Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered troops placed on full combat readiness in snap drills in western Russia, as Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu warned the country was facing new threats to its security. Some 38,000 troops, 41 warships, 15 submarines and 110 aircraft are involved in the exercises, Shoigu said on Monday, according to a Russian Defense Ministry statement. “New challenges and threats to military security demand a further…

So What if Robert Durst Said He ?Killed Them All?? – Daily Beast

Monday, March 16, 2015

In my book, Robert Durst must be one helluva lovable, charming guy who just happens to be cursed with a ghastly run of bad luck. I mean, people keep dropping dead and falling through trap doors all around the man, and rather than run to comfort him, everyone starts wagging their fingers at him and assuming he had something to do with it! This demonizing trend started years ago, when…

Clinton camp issues clarification on deleted emails, claims ‘every’ message was … – Fox News

Monday, March 16, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s camp late Sunday issued a significant clarification about the steps they say were taken to review thousands of personal emails before they were deleted, claiming her team individually read “every email” before discarding those deemed private. Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill made the clarification in a written statement to Fox News. This comes after the former secretary of state’s office revealed last week that while more than 30,000 “work-related”…

Gay rainbow banners make debut at Boston St Paddy’s parade – Reuters

Monday, March 16, 2015

BOSTON (Reuters) – For the first time in the 114-year history of Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, gay rights activists marched openly on Sunday under rainbow banners in the city’s annual celebration of its Irish heritage, after organizers lifted a longtime ban. Two groups, Boston Pride and OutVets, were among dozens of contingents taking part in the parade through the center of South Boston, once an insular Irish-American neighborhood near…

African-American charged with Ferguson shooting that injured cops – Hindustan Times

Monday, March 16, 2015

Police charged a young African-American man on Sunday in connection with the shooting in Ferguson last week that wounded two police officers and rekindled tension in the racially troubled Missouri city. Jeffrey Williams, 20, is charged with first-degree assault, armed criminal action and shooting a firearm from a motor vehicle causing injury, St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch told reporters, after an intense four-day manhunt. “It’s…

Boston Sets Snowfall Record – Voice of America

Monday, March 16, 2015

People in the northeastern U.S. city of Boston will look forward to the arrival of spring Friday after enduring the city’s highest winter season snowfall on record. A storm on Sunday dropped another 7.4 centimeters of snow, pushing the total since November to 275.8 centimeters. That is more than double Boston’s average of 110 centimeters of snow in a season. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh joked…

Police Charge Man in Shootings of Two Officers in Ferguson, Mo. – Wall Street Journal

Monday, March 16, 2015

County authorities filed charges Sunday against a 20-year-old man in the shooting of two police officers who were working crowd control at a late-night demonstration in Ferguson, Mo., last week. Jeffrey Williams, who authorities said had been part of the crowd outside the Ferguson police station Wednesday, allegedly fired at the policemen just after midnight Thursday. He was charged with shooting the officers from a car some distance away. Some…

Robert Durst: the Millionaire Drifter Who Can’t Run From His Past – NBCNews.com

Monday, March 16, 2015

The arrest of millionaire developer Robert Durst on murder charges in the 2000 execution-style slaying of a mobster’s daughter-turned-journalist in Los Angeles isn’t the most bizarre twist in Durst’s life. Not by a long shot. Durst, 71, was arrested Saturday in New Orleans at a hotel where he’d registered under a false name with a fake ID, having paid for the room in cash. He was charged with murder…

Senate Vote on Nomination of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General Faces New … – New York Times

Monday, March 16, 2015

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Clinton camp issues clarification on deleted emails, claims ‘every’ message was … – Fox News

Monday, March 16, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s camp late Sunday issued a significant clarification about the steps they say were taken to review thousands of personal emails before they were deleted, claiming her team individually read “every email” before discarding those deemed private. Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill made the clarification in a written statement to Fox News. This comes after the former secretary of state’s office revealed last week that while more than 30,000 “work-related”…

Breaking down the NCAA tournament field – USA TODAY

Monday, March 16, 2015

Refresh often for constant updates and analysis as the selection committee completes the field of the NCAA tournament. Kentucky is, as we all expected, the No. 1 overall seed. The rest of the 68-team field has been named. Here’s the full bracket. Below, you’ll find an early look at the matchups. Follow our bracketologist, Shelby Mast, on Twitter for his thoughts on the official announcement. MIDWEST REGION Kentucky Wildcats players celebrate after…

Protester accused of shooting officers in Ferguson – USA TODAY

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Ferguson activists march through downtown during a protest on March 14, 2015, in St. Louisi.(Photo: Scott Olson, Getty Images) A 20-year-old protester has been charged with shooting two police officers in Ferguson, Mo., last week, authorities said Sunday. County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch said Jeffrey Williams was charged with two counts of assault in the first degree, one count of firing a weapon from a vehicle, and thee counts of…

Wealthy NY eccentric arrested on LA murder warrant – NewsOK.com

Sunday, March 15, 2015

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McConnell Says Attorney General Confirmation Vote May Be Delayed – TIME

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Prompting quick protests from Democratic lawmakers who view her confirmation as a top priority (WASHINGTON) — Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned Sunday that he won’t hold a confirmation vote for Loretta Lynch as attorney general before the Senate completes work on a bill designed to curb human trafficking. The Kentucky Republican’s comments prompted immediate protests from Democratic lawmakers who view her confirmation as a top priority. McConnell had said he…