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CIA apologizes after admitting it spied on Senate investigators

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The CIA conceded on Thursday that it had improperly monitored computers used by the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee in an investigation of CIA interrogation tactics and secret prisons for terrorism suspects after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Central Intelligence Agency spokesman Dean Boyd said…

Protesters plan ‘gay stoning’ at Beverly Hills Hotel to shame owner for homophobic laws

Protesters on Thursday hope to show customers at the Beverly Hills Hotel that they are supporting the establishment’s homophobic owner by broadcasting video of a person being stoned to death in front of the building. In recent months, Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah — whose Dorchester Collection owns the Beverly…

House Republican leaders cancel vote on border funding bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House Republican leaders on Thursday canceled a vote on a $659 million border security funding bill amid divisions within the party and lack of support from Democrats. The decision throws into disarray congressional efforts to deal with a crisis over tens of thousands of Central American…

Ex-NYPD officer sues his accuser and NYC for $175 million over ‘rape cop’ label

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A former New York City police officer cleared of charges of raping a drunken fashion executive in her Manhattan apartment but jailed for misconduct over the incident is suing his accuser and the city for $175 million, his attorney said on Thursday. The case against Kenneth…

California state lawmaker Leland Yee pleads not guilty to racketeering charges

By Jennifer Chaussee SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California State Senator Leland Yee pleaded not guilty to racketeering charges on Thursday after federal investigators expanded existing conspiracy charges against the Democratic lawmaker last week. Yee, who made the plea during a brief court appearance in U.S. District Court in San Francisco,…

GOP lawmaker: You will ‘rethink everything’ when full 9/11 report is released

A Republican lawmaker renewed his call for the release of 28 redacted pages from the investigative report into the 9/11 terrorist attacks — which a left-wing fringe group claims implicates the British monarchy. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) appeared Wednesday on the Glenn Beck Program to discuss the excerpt, which he…

John Boehner: Unilateral action on immigration would seal Obama’s ‘legacy of lawlessness’

By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday that any unilateral steps by President Barack Obama on immigration would make matters worse and add to a “legacy of lawlessness.” “No more unilateral action by the president,” Boehner said at a news conference. “If…

Disgruntled employee shoots boss after job demotion, then kills self in Chicago building

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) – A man upset about a job demotion gravely wounded the chief executive of his company in a downtown Chicago office building and then fatally shot himself, police said on Thursday. The 54-year-old executive was taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds to his stomach…

CIA admits it spied on Senate Intelligence Committee and apologizes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The CIA said on Thursday its director had apologized to leaders of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee for monitoring computers that committee investigators were using as they looked into the CIA’s use of interrogation and secret prisons. In a statement, Central Intelligence Agency spokesman Dean Boyd said…

Next Obamacare enrollment period faces bumps: official

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. consumers who purchase private health coverage through the federal Obamacare website HealthCare.gov are likely to find only modestly higher premiums but may still have technical problems signing up, a top health official said on Thursday. “It won’t be perfect,” Andrew Slavitt, a newly…

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