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Live: Cincinnati mayor speaks to Katie Couric on police shootingIndians trade outfielder Moss to Cardinals for pitcher (Yahoo Sports)

Katie Couric interviews Cincinatti Mayor on police shootingA University of Cincinnati police officer who shot a motorist after stopping him over a missing front license plate pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of murder and involuntary manslaughter.


FILE - In this July 22, 2015, file photo, Cleveland Indians' Brandon Moss reacts after flying out during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers in Milwaukee. Brandon Moss was sorry to see close friend David Murphy traded earlier this week by the Indians. Now he's gone, too. Moss was dealt Thursday, July 30, 2015, to the St. Louis Cardinals, who were in the market for an outfielder after seven-time All-Star Matt Holliday re-injured his right quadriceps on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn, File)

Brandon Moss was sorry to see close friend David Murphy traded earlier this week by the Indians. Moss was dealt Thursday to the St. Louis Cardinals, who were in the market for an outfielder after seven-time All-Star Matt Holliday re-injured his right quadriceps on Wednesday. In exchange for Moss, who was in his first season with the Indians, the Indians received minor league pitcher Rob Kaminsky, a first-round pick in 2013.


Senator: Md. governor to close Baltimore detention centerOhio State suspends Bosa, Marshall, 2 others for opener (Yahoo Sports)
A Maryland lawmaker says the state will shut down a Baltimore jail that was the focus of a federal corruption investigation.

Lombardi award finalist Ohio State's Joey Bosa poses with the Lombardi trophy Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, in Houston. He did not win. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Ohio State has suspended All-America defensive end Joey Bosa, receiver Corey Smith and H-backs Jalin Marshall and Dontre Wilson for its opening game at Virginia Tech. In a statement released about an hour before Big Ten media days began Thursday, the Buckeyes said the players violated department of athletics policy. Bosa had 13.5 sacks as a sophomore and enters his junior year as one of the top NFL prospects in college football.


Wreckage may be first trace of missing Flight MH370AP Investigation: Filthy Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics (Yahoo Sports)

French gendarmes and police inspect a large piece of plane debris which was found on the beach in Saint-Andre, on the French Indian Ocean island of La ReunionInvestigators are treating debris found on an Indian Ocean island as a "major lead."


Protesters hold a banner with a message that reads in Portuguese;

The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America's first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for athletes, as well as for visitors to the iconic beaches of Rio de Janeiro. An Associated Press investigation found dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from sewage in venues where athletes will compete in the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic water sports, though an Olympic official said Thursday there are no plans to press for authorities to monitor for viruses, which many experts consider the biggest problem. In the first independent comprehensive testing for both viruses and bacteria at the Olympic sites, the AP conducted four rounds of tests starting in March.


Donald Trump amuses us to deathNBA in Africa? 'Stay tuned' for regular-season game (Yahoo Sports)

Trump’s juggernaut isn’t an actual campaign, with an agenda or a strategy. It’s great programming


NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during a press conference to announce a marketing partnership between the NBA and PepsiCo on April 13, 2015 at Terminal 23 in New York City. Pepsi will replace Coca-Cola Co with league sponsorship rights, ending a 28-year relationship with Coke. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

The NBA is in Africa for an exhibition, and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver expects more important games to come. ''Stay tuned,'' Silver said Thursday as 20 NBA stars, including Chris Paul and Luol Deng, prepare to play at a small arena in downtown Johannesburg - the first NBA game of any kind in Africa. Although he didn't give an exact time frame, Silver said a pre-season game and then a regular-season game on the continent was the logical progression for the NBA, which is on a ''fast track'' to build a brand in soccer-crazy Africa.


James Holmes's revealing courtroom behaviorTrump turns golf trip into extension of campaign trail (Yahoo Sports)

In this image made from Colorado Judicial Department video, James Holmes, background fifth from left in white shirt, stands along with others as the jury enters the courtroom, during the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial in Centennial, Colo., on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. (Colorado Judicial Department via AP, Pool)As James Holmes watched his father being cross-examined on the witness stand Wednesday, the convicted Colorado theater shooter reverted to what has become his routine during many of the trial’s more contentious moments: He swiveled.


Presidential contender Donald Trump speaks to the media during a press conference on the 1st first day of the Women's British Open golf championship on the Turnberry golf course in Turnberry, Scotland, Thursday, July 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

Donald Trump turned a brief trip to a golf tournament in Scotland into an extension of his presidential campaign trail when he attended the Women's British Open at his plush Turnberry resort on Thursday. Questions to Trump were restricted to golf and his future plans for Turnberry, the world's media had been warned.




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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.

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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