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13 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Netanyahu Hails Strength of U.S.-Israel Alliance

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a day before a much-anticipated speech to Congress, hailed the strength of the U.S.-Israel alliance and said talk of its demise were just wrong.

17 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world NBA great Michael Jordan makes Forbes' billionaire list

Michael Jordan is considered one of the greatest players in NBA history and, according to Forbes Magazine, he'sthe richest North American to ever play professional sports.

17 minutes ago // CBS

world Red tape keeps some bad gov't workers from being fired

In the private sector, if you're caught viewing porn on company time you'd probably be fired immediately; not so if you're a federal worker

19 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world How Islamic is Islamic State group? Not very, experts say

CAIRO Three British schoolgirls believed to have gone to Syria to become "jihadi" brides. Three young men charged in New York with plotting to join the Islamic State group and carry out attacks on American soil. A masked, knife-wielding militant from London who is the face of terror in videos showing Western hostages beheaded.

19 minutes ago // ABC

world 18 Cameras But None Captured Mysterious Killing of Putin Critic

ABC News counted at least 18 security cameras in the immediate vicinity of the site where, according to Russia's Investigative Committee, Nemtsov was shot and killed.

20 minutes ago // BBC

world Police surround Myanmar students

Riot police in Myanmar surround a monastery in which some 300 students taking part in a protest march are camping en route to Yangon.

22 minutes ago // BBC

world Yeates killer had child porn images

The man convicted of the murder of Bristol landscape architect Joanna Yeates in 2011 pleads guilty to possessing indecent images of children.

23 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Russia releases list of state-approved movie themes for 2015

Ministry of culture will consider financial support for filmmakers focussing on subjects like family values, Crimea and Ukraine. The Calvert Journal reports Continue reading...

24 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Plan for 'equal wages' law in Germany meets with strong industry opposition

Womens minister Manuela Schwesig says she will introduce regulations this year to allow female employees to compare their salaries with male colleagues pay Continue reading...

24 minutes ago // ABC

world Lebanon Bans Basketball Fans From Games After Brawl

Basketball fans banned from attending games in Lebanon after brawl

26 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Google plans to launch small cellphone network

A Google executive said Monday that the company plans to launch a cellphone network to introduce technology that it wants to see big carriers such as Verizon Wireless and AT&T adopt.

26 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Santa Barbara's Funk Zone gets its first communal wine tasting room

Santa Barbaras Funk Zone is busting out in tasting rooms. The latest to open is Santa Barbara Wine Collective, the first communal tasting room on the citys Urban Wine Trail. The Funk Zone, if you're not among the initiated, is neither a mental health clinic nor a James Brown...

28 minutes ago // BBC

world Fire ravages Cape Town mountains

More than 100 South African firefighters are battling wildfires on the mountains around Cape Town.

29 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world This is a hostel? Generator opens its newest location in Paris

If you and a buddy are going on a budget tour of Europe, you might consider a night or two at Generator's new hostel in Paris.

29 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world A marching band marks launch of the Rascal Flatts Vegas Riot! residency

TheHard Rock Hotel knows how to help itsresident shows openwith a bang. For country stars Rascal Flatts, that meant a marching band and burnouts in NASCAR-style vehicles last Thursday.

29 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Five takeaways from the Lakers' 108-101 loss to Oklahoma City

Here are five takeaways from the Lakers' 108-101 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday.

29 minutes ago // USA Today

world Kerry 'hopeful' about Ukraine cease-fire deal

Kerry accused pro-Russian rebels of a "piecemeal" approach to the cease-fire.

30 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Lawyers again ask for clemency for Georgia woman set to be executed Monday

A Georgia woman convicted of murdering her husbandin 1997 is scheduled to be executed Monday night, though her lawyers have asked the state parole boardto reconsider her clemency request.

30 minutes ago // USA Today

world Iraqi army fights to recapture Tikrit from ISIS

With the help of Shiite militia and local tribes, the Iraqi Army has launched another military operation to take back the city of Tikrit from ISIS. Video provided by Newsy

31 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world U.S.'s Power: 'Will Not Allow Iran to Obtain a Nuclear Weapon

The Obama administrations ambassador to the United Nations, seeking to calm relations with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, pledged on Monday that the U.S. will not allow Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon.

32 minutes ago // VOA

world Netanyahu Tells Pro-Israeli Group Ties With US Are 'Stronger Than Ever'

The prime minister's speech to the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee AIPAC comes one day ahead of his address to the U.S. Congress. Republican House Speaker John Boehner invited the Israeli leader to give his Tuesday address, breaking with historical protocol of first coordinating with the White House.

33 minutes ago // Reuters

world Tanzania albinos decry politicians as police halt protest over killings

DAR ES SALAAM Thomson Reuters Foundation - Tanzanian police banned a demonstration on Mondayto protest against attacks andmurders of albinos, fuelling concerns that authorities are not committed to ending violence against albinos whose body parts are highly valued in witchcraft.

34 minutes ago // Time

world Netanyahu: Speech Not Intended to Disrespect Obama

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed “regret” Monday that his address to a joint session of Congress has become politicized, but pledged to continue to criticize the emerging Iran nuclear agreement. Addressing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Washington, Netanyahu was greeted by the friendly audience with multiple standing ovations, saying he appreciates all…

35 minutes ago // UPI

world Documentary about air pollution in China goes viral

JC FinleyBEIJING, March 2 UPI -- A gripping new documentary about air pollution in China has gone viral, garnering more than 100 million views since it was published online Saturday.

35 minutes ago // CBS

world SpaceX rocket boosts 2 satellites toward orbit

2 communications satellites headed for eventual slot in space; money-saving tech from Boeing used to send the craft toward their destination

36 minutes ago // USA Today

world Seizure knocks skydiver unconscious mid-fall

His instructor reached him in the air and pulled his parachute rip cord.

36 minutes ago // New York Times

world Netanyahu Tells Aipac He Intends No Disrespect to Obama

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, opening a high-profile visit to Washington, said at a conference of Israel supporters that he had a moral obligation to warn against a nuclear deal with Iran.

36 minutes ago // Reuters

world Iraq launches attack to retake Tikrit from Islamic State

BAGHDAD Reuters - Iraq's armed forces, backed by Shi'ite militia, attacked Islamic State strongholds north of Baghdad on Monday as they launched an offensive to retake the city of Tikrit and the surrounding Sunni Muslim province of Salahuddin.

37 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Costco reaches credit card deal with Citi, Visa after AmEx deal ends

Citigroup Inc. will become the exclusive issuer of Costco's credit cards and Visa Inc. will replace American Express asthe credit-card network for Costcos stores starting in 2016, the retailer announced Monday.

37 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world 'Once Upon a Time': Cruella De Vil, Ursula the Sea Witch enter the fray

"Once Upon a Time" is back, and it wastes no time telling viewers the stakes in the "Darkness on the Edge of Town" episode.

37 minutes ago // ABC

world Women to Make up Half the Winners in Local French Elections

Women will make up half the winners in France's next elections, in new bid to boost equality

38 minutes ago // The Independent

world Azealia Banks considers career turn to front 'new black political party' and run for President

Shes barely graced the music industry with her presence, but controversial rapper Azealia Banks is already considering a change of career.

41 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Veronica Roth, author of 'Divergent,' to launch new book series

Veronica Roth, author of the wildly popular "Divergent" series, is starting on a new line of books. The as-yet untitled project is planned as a duology for young adults. It is to be published by Harper Collins.

41 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Skid row shooting a test for LAPD body cameras

The officer-involved shooting Sunday on skid row that left a man dead could be an early test of the Los Angeles Police Department's new body camera program for officers.

42 minutes ago // VOA

world UN: Deaths Top 6,000 in E. Ukraine Conflict

The United Nations says the number of people killed in eastern Ukraine since fighting broke out in April now tops 6,000. A new report by the U.N. Human Rights Office says fighting between Russian-backed rebels and the Ukrainian government and the ensuing death toll continue to escalate in spite of successive cease-fires. U.N. human rights monitors say the escalation of hostilities in eastern Ukraine is having devastating consequences for local populations caught in the crossfire. They say the

44 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Canada: Take a 'floating book club' cruise to Newfoundland and Labrador

Small-ship travel company Adventure Canada has rounded up three Canadian authors for its first "floating book club," which is set to sail around remote parts of Newfoundland and Labrador in July.