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Very bad news for McDonald'sSteelers rally past stunned Texans 30-23 (Yahoo Sports)

McDonald’s Begins Online Campaign To Dispel Food Ingredient RumorsThe fast food giant posted huge disappointments that should have stockholders reeling.


Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant (10) celebrates with running back Le'Veon Bell (26) after making a touchdown catch as Houston Texans defensive back Andre Hal (29) walks by in the second quarter of the NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The deluge started with a desperation third-down heave, a trickle that turned into a downpour and led to another abrupt turn in the Pittsburgh Steelers' confounding season.


Hottest year on record?Unless RG3 is ready, McCoy to start for Redskins (Yahoo Sports)

women in Los AngelesWASHINGTON (AP) — Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say.


Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy (16) stands with quarterback Robert Griffin III, center, and head coach Jay Gruden during a break in the action in the second half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- If Robert Griffin III is completely ready, he'll start for the Washington Redskins against the Dallas Cowboys next Monday night.


'Harlem Kevorkian' sentenced in death of motivational speakerOscar Pistorius starts serving 5 year prison term (Yahoo Sports)

Kenneth Minor in New York State Supreme CourtBy Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York man convicted of helping a debt-ridden motivational speaker commit suicide to make the death look like a robbery was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Monday, prosecutors said. Kenneth Minor, 42, pleaded guilty to manslaughter last month in the stabbing death of Jeffrey Locker in 2009, a spokeswoman with the Manhattan District Attorney's office said. Locker, a 52-year-old motivational speaker, hired Minor to help him kill himself and make it look like a robbery so his family could collect life insurance payouts, prosecutors said. ...


FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2013 file photo, Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius stands during his bail hearing at the magistrate court in Pretoria, South Africa.Pistorius has been spending time with people who were close to the girlfriend he shot and killed on Valentine's Day, the Olympian's family said Thursday, April 11, 2013 in an indication that Pistorius is becoming more active while awaiting trial on a murder charge. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.


Pope's historic trip to unstable regionVoynov suspended on domestic violence suspicion (Yahoo Sports)

Pope Francis waves as he leaves after he celebrated the beatification ceremony of Pope Paul VI, and a mass for the closing of of a two-week synod on family issues, in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)Pope Francis will make his first visit to the predominantly Muslim nation of Turkey.


FILE - In this May 18, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles Kings' Slava Voynov (26) reacts after Chicago Blackhawks' Duncan Keith scored during the second period in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Chicago. The NHL has indefinitely suspended Voynov because of domestic violence charges. The league says he was arrested Monday morning, Oct. 20, 2014, but isn't providing other details. Police in the Los Angeles suburb of Redondo Beach released limited information early Monday, giving no details of what is alleged to have occurred. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The NHL suspended Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov indefinitely Monday after the two-time Stanley Cup winner's arrest on suspicion of domestic violence.


Silicon Valley and politics meetBills running back Spiller out indefinitely (Yahoo Sports)

a Facebook worker waits for friends in Menlo Park, CalifA database of all political giving for the last 30 years, which ranks the intensity of donors' liberalism or conservatism, shows Democrats get the lion's share of donations from tech company employees.


Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller (28) is comforted as he is carted off the field after being injured during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- The one-two punch in the Buffalo Bills offensive backfield just got knocked out.




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Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One

Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nation’s military, the mind’s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagon’s slick packaging of the First Gulf War, modern conflict, in the American mind, became synonymous with high-tech toys, grainy videos of successful missile shots, and a quick resolution of hostilities.

Capitalism and The Wealth Gap

When it comes to the efficient delivery of goods and services, capitalism is the proven economic model that puts people to work and products on the shelves. Whether those jobs end up paying enough money to purchase the items on those shelves is another matter, however.

Why Midterm Elections Are Important

Now that the primaries are over, it is time to focus on the general midterm elections.

Living Wages Are A Global Problem

The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

Ukraine: Not What It Seems

After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

After a much heated national debate, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed people and businesses in the state to refuse services to LBGT people based on their religious belief.

Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

 
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