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Silicon Valley steps in to halt beheading video

Silicon Valley steps in to halt beheading video

Silicon Valley firms were prepared this week to quickly block video of an Islamic State militant beheading an American journalist after a previous video by the same group showing the death of James Foley ricocheted through social networks in what was seen by some as a propaganda coup for the extremists. The video Tuesday showing […]

Millennials less trusting than Gen X

Millennials less trusting than Gen X

They’re often pegged as the civic-minded, do-gooding generation. But while they’re still optimistic about their own personal prospects, a new study finds that today’s youth are often more skeptical of the country’s institutions than the young generations that preceded them. The Millennials also are as mistrusting of other people as the gloomy “slackers” of Generation […]

Police departments use tech to identify problem cops

Police departments use tech to identify problem cops

Police departments across the U.S. are using technology to try to identify problem officers before their misbehavior harms innocent people, embarrasses their employer, or invites a costly lawsuit — from citizens or the federal government. While such “early warning systems” are often treated as a cure-all, experts say, little research exists on their effectiveness or […]

Obama says beheadings won’t intimidate America

Obama says beheadings won’t intimidate America

President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States will not be intimidated by Islamic State militants after the beheading of a second American journalist and will build a coalition to “degrade and destroy” the group. Obama still did not give a timeline for deciding on a strategy to go after the extremist group’s operations […]

Not much ‘coalition’ left in Afghanistan

Not much ‘coalition’ left in Afghanistan

Alongside the exodus of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, soldiers who hail from countries like Singapore and Slovenia, Mongolia and Malaysia have been packing up too, leaving behind an ever-shrinking NATO coalition. The coalition has been fighting the war for more than a decade, but that combat mission ends in 17 weeks. On the agenda at […]

Lawsuits seek Michael Brown’s juvenile records

Lawsuits seek Michael Brown’s juvenile records

Lingering questions about Michael Brown could be answered Wednesday when a judge considers two media requests to release any possible juvenile records of the unarmed 18-year-old who was killed by a Missouri police officer last month. Juvenile records are confidential in Missouri, so it’s not definitively known if Brown was arrested before he legally became […]

Blackwater’s tattered legacy

Blackwater’s tattered legacy

  The summer-long trial of four Blackwater security guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqis has been a grim retelling of lives snuffed out and the daily life-and-death decisions amid the chaos of war. Wrapping up almost 6,200 miles from Baghdad, the trial is the best hope the survivors and the families of […]

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