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Who Stands to Gain From Obama’s State of the Union Proposals? – Businessweek

Symantec Corp. (SYMC:US) and other cybersecurity companies stand to gain from President Barack Obama’s push to increase computer network protection in the private sector and U.S. agencies. Obama called on lawmakers Tuesday in his State of the Union speech to pass legislation to combat cyberattacks and authorize military force against Islamic State terrorists. These proposals might receive bipartisan support from the Republican-led Congress. Multinational banks including JPMorgan Chase & Co….

Posted: Wednesday, January 21, 2015

What Obama didn’t say in his State of the Union – Politico

By Josh Gerstein 1/21/15 9:35 AM EST Every State of the Union address is, to some degree, a form of triage. Time is finite and advocates inside and outside the government are all eager to have their causes get some prime-time attention. But each year some topics — even some high-profile issues that featured…

Posted: Wednesday, January 21, 2015

What It’s Like to Be the President-in-Waiting on the State of the Union Night – ABC News

Almost all our nation’s leaders, from the justices of the Supreme Court to the top brass of the U.S. military, will file into the chamber of the House of Representatives tonight to watch President Obama’s State of the Union address. But while his colleagues enjoy the glitz and glamour at the Capitol, one lone cabinet secretary will be left behind, squirreled away in an undisclosed location, poised to become president…

Posted: Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Doctor Shot at Brigham and Women’s Hospital – ABC News

A doctor was shot today at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston after a gunman entered the building and asked for him by name, authorities said. The suspect, who has not been identified, entered the hospital this morning, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said at a news conference at the hospital. Police received a 911 call at 11:07 a.m. that a doctor had been shot on the second floor. “He…

Posted: Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Japan’s Abe Faces Great Risk, Little Reward in ISIS Hostage Crisis – TIME

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe looks on during a press conference with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Jan. 20, 2015, in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Abbas Momani—AFP/Getty Images Japanese prime minister has few options to act after ISIS holds two citizens to $200 million ransom Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to do all he can to secure the safe release of two Japanese citizens facing death threats…

Posted: Tuesday, January 20, 2015

5 main goals from Obama’s 2014 State of the Union – Chicago Sun-Times

WASHINGTON  — President Barack Obama used his last State of the Union to declare 2014 a “Year of Action,” and he can claim credit for accomplishing several of the goals he laid out. The smaller ones. That’s because while he was able to check off most of what he promised to do through executive action in last year’s speech, Obama was unable in the bitterly partisan election year to get…

Posted: Monday, January 19, 2015

Martin Luther King holiday: ‘Selma’ stars, Oprah march in Alabama as nation … – Fox News

Jan. 18, 2015: Oprah Winfrey locks arms with David Oyelowo, left, who portrays Martin Luther King Jr. in the movie “Selma,” Ava DuVernay, the director of “Selma” and rapper Common, far left, as they march to the Edmund Pettus Bridge in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., in Selma, Ala. (AP) Jan. 18, 2015: Marchers hold up a their cellular phones to record the rapper Common and singer song writer John…

Posted: Monday, January 19, 2015

Seahawks’ comeback victory over the Packers one for the ages – Chicago Tribune

SEATTLE — It was an instant classic that took a meandering eternity to unfold. After being thoroughly outplayed for roughly 57 minutes, the Seahawks went on a forehead-slapping scoring spree Sunday to secure a return trip to the Super Bowl. Jermaine Kearse caught a 35-yard touchdown pass from Russell Wilson on the opening possession of overtime, lifting the Seahawks to a 28-22 victory over the Packers in an NFC championship…

Posted: Monday, January 19, 2015

Romney giving ‘serious consideration to the future’ – CNN

San Diego, California (CNN)Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney acknowledged Friday that he is once again considering running for the Republican presidential nomination, declaring that the country is in worse shape on both the domestic and foreign fronts since President Barack Obama took office. “I’m giving some serious consideration to the future,” Romney said in remarks to members of the Republican National Committee. “But this I know, we can win in…

Posted: Saturday, January 17, 2015

Belgian operation thwarted ‘major terrorist attacks’ – CNN

(CNN)A suspected terror cell on the brink of carrying out an attack was the target of a raid Thursday that left two people dead, Belgian authorities said. A third suspect was injured and taken into custody in the operation at a building in the eastern city of Verviers, prosecutor’s spokesman Thierry Werts told reporters. A senior Belgian counterterrorism official told CNN that the alleged terror cell is believed to have…

Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2015

2 Americans reach top of Yosemite’s El Capitan in historic climb – Fox News

Jan. 14, 2014: Shown is El Capitan where two climbers vying to become the first in the world to use only their hands and feet to scale a sheer slab of granite make their way to the summit Wednesday in Yosemite National Park, Calif. (AP) YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. –  A pair of Americans on Wednesday completed what had long been considered the world’s most difficult rock climb, using only…

Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2015

Report: Boehner’s bartender planned to poison him – CNN International

Washington (CNN)John Boehner‘s former bartender once made plans to slip poison into the House speaker’s drink, or shoot him and drive away, authorities say. Among the reasons driving the alleged assassination plot: Michael Hoyt heard voices that told him Boehner was evil. He thought the Ohio Republican was the devil. He blamed Boehner for the Ebola outbreak. And he thought the speaker was mean to him. The 44-year-old Butler County,…

Posted: Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Yemen’s al-Qaida claims responsibility for Paris attack – Businessweek

CAIRO (AP) — A top leader of Yemen’s al-Qaida branch has claimed responsibility for last week’s attack on a Paris newspaper when two masked gunmen killed 12 people, including much of the weekly’s editorial staff and two police officers. Nasr al-Ansi, a top commander of Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP as the branch is known, appeared in an 11-minute Internet video posted Wednesday, saying that the massacre at…

Posted: Wednesday, January 14, 2015

AirAsia Jet’s Black Box Found by Divers in Plane Wreckage – Bloomberg

Search teams began retrieving the black boxes from the wreckage of the AirAsia Bhd. (AIRA) jetliner, which will help investigators unlock how QZ8501 plunged into the Java Sea with 162 people on board. The flight-data recorder has been lifted from the seabed, Indonesia’s search and rescue agency head F.H. Bambang Sulistyo told reporters in Jakarta today. The data recorder holds information such as the plane’s altitude and speed. The cockpit-voice…

Posted: Monday, January 12, 2015

‘Charlie’ draws historic crowd, world leaders to Paris – USA TODAY

More than 40 world leaders linked arms and led hundreds of thousands of people in a march of solidarity against terrorism in Paris on Sunday. Supporters waved flags and signs reading “Je suis Charlie.” VPC People gather at the Place de la Nation finishing point of a march to honor the victims of the terrorist attacks and to show unity, in Paris, France.(Photo: Etienne Laurent, EPA) PARIS — A historic…

Posted: Monday, January 12, 2015

Rally for unity against terrorism is France’s largest ever – Charlotte Observer

PARIS Masses of people joined with world leaders to fill Paris streets Sunday in a rally for unity that officials said was the largest demonstration in French history. Hundreds of thousands more marched in cities around the country and the world to repudiate a three-day terror spree around the French capital that killed 17 people and left the three gunmen dead. Their arms linked, more than 40 world leaders headed…

Posted: Sunday, January 11, 2015

AirAsia QZ8501: Search teams ‘locate fuselage-like object’ – BBC News

11 January 2015 Last updated at 06:04 Search teams retrieved the missing plane’s tail on Saturday but the main body is yet to be found Indonesian search teams believe they may have located the main fuselage of missing AirAsia flight QZ8501. An object resembling the plane’s body was found in a sonar scan of the search area in…

Posted: Sunday, January 11, 2015

World leaders to attend massive ‘unity rally’ in France – CNN International

(CNN)Dignitaries and world leaders are expected to join hundreds of thousands of people in France on Sunday in what government officials are calling a “unity rally” in defiance of a terrorism spree that claimed 17 lives. French officials announced “exceptional measures” to protect not only the throngs expected to gather near the Place de la Republique in central Paris, but also a veritable who’s who of foreign leaders that will…

Posted: Sunday, January 11, 2015

France’s most wanted woman may have traveled to Syria, reports say – Fox News

France’s most wanted woman, the wife of the terrorist gunman who stormed a Parisian kosher grocery and killed four hostages, may be in war-torn Syria, reports said on Saturday. French police have been conducting an intense manhunt for Hayat Boumeddiene, whose husband Amedy Coulibaly was killed after shooting dead a police officer and taking hostages at the grocery on Friday. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Boumeddiene, 26, was suspected of being involved in…

Posted: Saturday, January 10, 2015

Recounting a Bustling Office at Charlie Hebdo, Then a ‘Vision of Horror’ – New York Times

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Posted: Friday, January 09, 2015