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Colin Powell compares Cheney’s book to ‘supermarket tabloids’

Former vice president Dick Cheney has claimed that people are going to be shocked by his new book, but former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday that the tome was just full of “cheap shots.” Cheney told NBC’s Jamie Gangel last week that there would be “heads exploding all…

U.S. hikers in Iran seek to appeal jail sentence

TEHRAN — The lawyer of two American hikers sentenced to eight years in jail on charges of espionage and illegal entry told AFP Sunday he has appealed the verdict, stressing his clients are innocent. “I appealed the verdict yesterday (Saturday) and it is up to the judges in the appeals…

NJ Gov. Christie: Hurricane Irene damage could be ‘tens of billions’

NEW YORK — Hurricane Irene is expected to inflict tens of billions of dollars in damage before it concludes a three-day sweep that has left a trail of havoc from Atlantic beach resorts to Manhattan high rises, officials and others said Sunday. Assessments were just starting to come in, but…

Rick Perry: I haven’t backed off anything in my book

Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry said Saturday that he still believes in the views put forth in his book Fed Up!: Our Fight to Save America from Washington, despite attempts from his presidential campaign to distance itself from the 9-month-old book. “I haven’t backed off anything in my book,” Perry…

Herman Cain barely edges out Ron Paul in Georgia straw poll

Georgia businessman and Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain won the statewide straw poll held by the Georgia Republican Party on Saturday with 26 percent of the vote, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He beat Texas Congressman Ron Paul by only three votes. Cain was unable to appear at the poll…

LIVE: FEMA press conference on Hurricane Irene

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Irene slams New Jersey, damage widespread

TOMS RIVER, New Jersey (Reuters) – Hurricane Irene swept along the New Jersey shore early on Sunday, knocking down trees, flooding streets and leaving thousands of people without electrical power. Reports from the National Weather Service suggested that Irene fell short of the most dire predictions that it could drop…

Irene cuts power to 2 million customers on East Coast

(Reuters) – More than two million homes and businesses along the East Coast lost power as Hurricane Irene churned northward toward New York City and New England, according to reports from power companies. Irene, packing sustained winds of 80 miles per hour (130 km/hour), was a Category 1 hurricane on…

Hurricane Irene batters New York

Hurricane Irene lashed New York Sunday, shutting down America’s largest city and flooding outlying communities after killing at least nine people along the US east coast. The first hurricane to hit the Big Apple for a generation crashed into Manhattan’s skyscrapers overnight, accompanied by lightning, reports of tornados and near…

Iran condemns ‘Israel spy’ to death

Iran on Sunday sentenced to death a man accused of playing a key role in the 2010 murder of a top nuclear scientist and of spying for Israel, the official IRNA news agency reported. “The sentence to execute the terrorist Majid Jamali Fashi … has been issued” for the assassination…

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