Syrian intel official killed in deadly attack

25 Feb

BEIRUT — Twin attacks on two Syrian security offices in the central city of Homs Saturday killed at least 32 people, including a senior security official who heads the area’s branch of the feared Military Intelligence services, state media and officials reported. An al Qaeda-linked insurgent coalition known as the Levant Liberation Committee claimed responsibility […]

Grey Gardens mansion back on market for $20M

25 Feb

February 25, 2017, 7:59 AM| Grey Gardens was the unlikely setting for a true-life “riches-to-rags” story, featuring members of first lady Jackie Kennedy’s family. Now the restored property is up for sale.

Morning Rounds: Rare diseases, kids’ healthy eating, trial vaccine

25 Feb

February 25, 2017, 7:38 AM| In our Morning Rounds, Dr. Jon LaPook and Dr. Tara Narula discuss rare diseases that affect an estimated 25 million Americans, healthy eating habits for children, and a trial vaccine for mosquito-borne viruses.

Tom Coughlin sounds noncommittal about giving Jaguars’ QB job to Blake Bortles

25 Feb

If Tom Coughlin is excited about the fact that Blake Bortles is Jacksonville’s starting quarterback, he definitely has an odd way of showing it.  During a news conference Friday, Coughlin was asked directly if he was “committed to [Bortles] as the starter,” and let’s just say he didn’t answer with a resounding yes. “Well, there’s […]

Supreme Court hears case of Mexican teen shot by U.S. border patrol agent

25 Feb

February 25, 2017, 7:50 AM| Back in 2010, a U.S. border patrol agent shot and killed a Mexican teenager. The agent was in the U.S. while the boy was 60 feet away in Mexico. Now the boy’s family wants to sue, saying the agent violated their son’s constitutional rights. CBS News legal analyst Rikki Klieman […]

Don’t get too excited about the Dow’s last-second jump

25 Feb

Anthony Mirhaydari Anthony Mirhaydari is founder of the Edge , an investment advisory newsletter, and Edge Pro, options newsletter. Previously, he was a markets columnist for MSN Money; a senior research analyst with Markman Capital Insight, a money management firm; and an analyst with Moss Adams focusing on the financial services industry.

Iraqi forces push deeper into western Mosul as civilians flee

25 Feb

MOSUL, Iraq U.S.-backed Iraqi forces pushed deeper into western Mosul on Saturday, advancing in several populated southern districts after punching through the defences of Islamic State’s last major urban stronghold in Iraq a day earlier. About 1,000 civilians also walked across the frontlines, the largest movement since the new offensive launched last week to deal […]

Dakota protesters regroup, plot resistance to other pipelines

25 Feb

CANNON BALL, N.D. Opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline who were pushed out of their protest camp this week have vowed to keep up efforts to stop the multibillion-dollar project and take the fight to other pipelines as well. The Oceti Sakowin camp in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, was cleared by law enforcement on Thursday […]

Alphabet’s self-driving car unit sues Uber with trade theft charge

25 Feb

SAN FRANCISCO Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Waymo self-driving car unit sued Uber Technologies [UBER.UL] and its autonomous trucking subsidiary Otto on Thursday over allegations of theft of its confidential and proprietary sensor technology. Waymo accused Uber and Otto, acquired by the ride services company in August, with stealing confidential information on Waymo’s Lidar sensor technology to […]

Cousins rips Kings, calls trade to New Orleans ‘coward move’

25 Feb

(The Sports Xchange) – All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins lashed out at Sacramento Kings management, terming Sunday’s trade to the New Orleans Pelicans as “a coward move.” Cousins’ sentiments were published by The Undefeated website on Friday, one night after the Pelicans were routed 129-99 in his New Orleans debut. Cousins was asked if he would […]