(by Steven Mufson, The Washington Post) - The Obama administration has — again — postponed a decision on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline by giving eight different federal agencies more time to submit their views on whether the pipeline from Canada’s oil sands to the Texas Gulf Coast would serve the national interest.
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(Reuters) WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina — Cellphones smuggled into prisons by corrupt guards, concealed in food containers or hurled over security fences are an increasing worry for law enforcement as prisoners use them to intimidate witnesses, direct drug deals and plan escapes.
(from CBS News) – In a CBS News investigation, an admitted con artist has revealed how a scam targets and steals money from grandparents.
(Reuters) – Young, casual marijuana smokers experience potentially harmful changes to their brains, with the drug altering regions of the mind related to motivation and emotion, researchers have found.
(Associated Press) – With the White House asserting that Russia is stoking instability in eastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is once again faced with the complicated reality of following through on his tough warnings against overseas provocations.
(by Ricardo Lopez, Los Angeles Times) - Quitters wanted: Unhappy with your job? Feeling unproductive? Take $5,000 and go.
(Associated Press) – Ukraine is launching a “large-scale anti-terrorist operation” to resist attacks by armed pro-Russian forces, Ukraine’s President Oleksandr Turchynov said on Sunday in a televised address.
Congress said no way to Iran’s choice for ambassador to the United Nations, outraged by the prospect of a member of a group responsible for the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran stepping on U.S. soil. The move forces President Obama to make a decision that could have serious diplomatic repercussions.
(The Wall Street Journal) WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Tuesday said the salary gap between men and women is unfair and needs to be remedied, outlining an election-year effort by Democrats to highlight gender pay disparities and shore up support for the party’s candidates among women voters.
(by Jonathan Fowler, Agence France-Presse) Geneva – West Africa’s Ebola unprecedented outbreak is among the “most challenging” for health workers since the deadly disease emerged elsewhere in Africa four decades ago as the suspected death toll topped 100, the WHO said Tuesday.