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American government - Slaying of American reopens debate on ransoms

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Slaying of American reopens debate on ransoms

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WASHINGTON (AP) — By rejecting demands for a nine-digit payment to save kidnapped American journalist James Foley, the United States upheld a policy choice that some European and Arab governments have long found too wrenching to make themselves: ruling out ransom to rescue any citizen held captive by militant organizations, in hopes the tough stand will make Americans safer from kidnapping and attacks by extremists.

Are your medical records vulnerable to theft?

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A decade ago almost all doctors kept paper charts on every patient. That is changing quickly as laptops become as common as stethoscopes in exam rooms. Recent hacking attacks have raised questions about how safe that data may be. Here are some frequently asked questions about this evolution underway in American medicine and the government programs sparking the change.

US, Britain have sought to steel allies against ransoms to extremists

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FILE - In this May 27, 2011, file photo shows American Journalist James Foley, of Rochester, N.H., as he poses for a photo in Boston. The beheading of Foley has forced a new debate over how the United States balances its unyielding policy against paying ransom to terrorist groups and saving the lives of Americans being held hostage by some of the world’s most dangerous extremists.

Slaying of American reopens debate on ransoms

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Slaying of American reopens debate on ransoms

yahoo.com2014-08-22 08:27:17Cache

WASHINGTON (AP) — By rejecting demands for a nine-digit payment to save kidnapped American journalist James Foley, the United States upheld a policy choice that some European and Arab governments have long found too wrenching to make themselves: ruling out ransom to rescue any citizen held captive by militant organizations, in hopes the tough stand will make Americans safer from kidnapping and attacks by extremists.

Claim: Microsoft Alt-F4\'d Chilean government open-source install bid

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Claim: Microsoft Alt-F4'd Chilean government open-source install bid

theregister.co.uk2014-08-22 08:01:40Cache

Build a business case: developing custom apps Microsoft successfully lobbied against a law that would have seen Chile's government adopt open-source software, says Elmostrador, a newspaper in the South American nation.The publication's report tells the tale of Vlado Mirosevic, a left-leaning politician who is the leader of the Chilean Liberal Party and its only representative in the national parliament.

U.S. vows killers of James Foley will be 'held accountable'

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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: The U.S. government announced today that it is going after the man who beheaded American journalist James Foley. This word came after news that American special forces tried and failed to rescue the reporter and others from his Islamic State captors. RELATED LINKS In remembering James Foley, sobering lessons for protecting journalists Obama: world ...

Terrorists' email: 'We will not stop until we quench our thirst for your blood'

2014-08-22 01:04:09Cache

The terrorist thugs who held American journalist James Foley hostage sent his family a vicious screed against the US government and its "sheep like citizens" before his gruesome beheading, Foley's...

Beyonce and Jay-Z's 2013 Cuba trip no violation of US embargo

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Beyonce and Jay-Z's 2013 Cuba trip no violation of US embargo

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American music industry power couple Beyonce and Jay-Z did not violate US sanctions on Cuba by traveling to the communist-ruled island last year, a US government review has found. "We found no indication that US sanctions were violated, and we concluded that the ... decision not to pursue a formal investigation was reasonable," said the review by the Treasury Department's Office of Inspector General dated on Wednesday.

Inside the failed attempt to free hostages from ISIS

2014-08-22 00:42:23Cache

The U.S. government admitted it tried to rescue American journalist James Foley and other hostages in Syria, but failed. Margaret Brennan has details on the unsuccessful raid and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's dire warning about the militant group.

ISIS demanded $132 million for James Foley's release

2014-08-22 00:04:03Cache

The government says that the Islamic terrorists who beheaded American journalist James Foley demanded $132 million dollars in ransom. The U.S. government admitted that it did try to rescue Foley and other hostages, but failed. Margaret Brennan reports.

Charges dropped against Venezuelan protesters

whig.com2014-08-22 00:01:24Cache

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelan courts have dropped all charges against hundreds of demonstrators detained during anti-government protests that wracked the South American country this spring. A local human rights organization announced Thursday that 276 demonstrators no longer face prosecution for vandalism and inciting violence. Their arrests will not be noted on their records. Nizar El Fakih is spokesman for the Human Rights Center of Andres Bello Catholic University.