<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/16/cat-stevens-tour_n_5827326.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Cat Stevens Announces First U.S. Concert Tour Since 1976</a>

Cat Stevens Announces First U.S. Concert Tour Since 1976

NEW YORK (AP) — New Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Cat Stevens is taking the “Peace Train” back on the road.

He announced Monday that he will make a six-city concert tour in North America this December, his first series of shows in the U.S. since 1976. His conversion to Islam followed, putting his music career on hold for a quarter century. Stevens, who also is releasing a blues album on Oct. 27 produced by Rick Rubin and titled “Tell ‘Em I’m Gone,” is using that stage name along with Yusuf, the name he took when he …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/16/plane-loaded-with-iphones_n_5827226.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Plane Loaded With 195,000 New iPhones Seen In New Photos</a>

Plane Loaded With 195,000 New iPhones Seen In New Photos

With more than 4 million preorders for the iPhone 6 on the first day alone, there are a lot of people eagerly awaiting Friday, when many of them will be delivered.

But for anyone wondering what’s been happing right now, MacRumors may have some answers. A user on the popular website says he’s part of the crew of a plane that carried a shipment of new iPhones, and posted images of what he claims is a cargo hold full of the devices:

China and the Middle East: Embarking on a Strategic Approach

By James M. Dorsey

As the United States becomes embroiled in yet another military intervention in the Middle East, China is embarking on a long-term approach to the region that would secure its access to resources and trade, and enable cooperation with the US on Chinese terms. The approach takes as its starting point that with US influence in the region in decline, political and economic indicators suggest that it’s just a matter of time before the pendulum swings in China’s favour.

China ‘s emerging Middle East strategy is shaped as much by contemporary US predicaments in …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/16/car-bomb-us-embassy-kabul_n_5826856.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Car Bomb Near U.S. Embassy In Kabul Kills Several Coalition Troops; Taliban Claims Responsibility</a>

Car Bomb Near U.S. Embassy In Kabul Kills Several Coalition Troops; Taliban Claims Responsibility

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The NATO-led international military coalition in Afghanistan says that a car bomb attack struck one of its convoys in Kabul, killing three troops and wounding five.

The statement from the military coalition known as ISAF did not say which nationalities the troops were. The attack happened next to an ISAF base that houses many Americans.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which occurred just a couple hundred …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/16/obama-military-ebola-africa_n_5826864.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Obama To Send 3,000 Military Forces To Fight Ebola In West Africa</a>

Obama To Send 3,000 Military Forces To Fight Ebola In West Africa

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa’s Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic.

President Barack Obama planned to announce the stepped up effort Tuesday during a visit to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta amid alarm that the outbreak could spread and that the deadly virus could mutate into a more easily transmitted …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/16/large-blast-kills-at-leas_n_5826898.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Large Explosion Near U.S. Embassy In Kabul, Afghanistan Sends Debris Flying</a>

Large Explosion Near U.S. Embassy In Kabul, Afghanistan Sends Debris Flying

(Adds at least one person killed)

KABUL, Sept 16 (Reuters) – A huge explosion rattled windows in Afghanistan’s capital early on Tuesday, sending a plume of white smoke rising above eastern Kabul and killing at least one person, a witness said.

The blast tore through cars on the main airport road near the U.S. Embassy, leaving them tangled hunks of metal. A Reuters witness saw …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/martha-burk/no-dogs-or-women-allowed_b_5819292.html?utm_hp_ref=sports&ir=Sports class="colorbox">No Dogs or Women Allowed</a>

No Dogs or Women Allowed


Barreling headlong into the 20th Century, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St. Andrews, Scotland, votes September 18 on whether to admit women. It’s the same day Scots go to the polls to vote on whether to secede from Britain.

Secession, a matter of the country’s constitution, requires a simple majority to pass. Admitting women to the enclave of 2500 men who proudly stick their R&A Club neckties in the faces of females who can’t walk through the door, will take a 2/3 vote.

We’ve seen this movie before. It took 10 years of activism …read more

Source: Sports


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/15/andrew-cuomo-chris-christie_n_5826528.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Andrew Cuomo, Chris Christie Discuss The Region's Terror Threat</a>

Andrew Cuomo, Chris Christie Discuss The Region's Terror Threat

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal and state officials say New York and New Jersey are facing a daunting domestic terror threat fueled by mounting hostilities between the United States and Islamic State extremists

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio met Monday with U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson in midtown Manhattan. Cuomo said after the hourlong meeting that officials would be “in a state of denial” if they didn’t believe recent international events have increased the threat to the region.

The session came a week after …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/15/radisson-suspends-minneso_0_n_5826562.html?utm_hp_ref=sports&ir=Sports class="colorbox">Radisson Suspends Minnesota Vikings Sponsorship</a>

Radisson Suspends Minnesota Vikings Sponsorship

MINNETONKA, Minn. (AP) — The Radisson hotel chain is suspending its sponsorship of the Minnesota Vikings after star running back Adrian Peterson was charged with child abuse in Texas.

In a statement Monday, Minnetonka-based Radisson said it “takes this matter very seriously particularly in light of our long-standing commitment to the protection of children.” Radisson says it’s suspending its limited sponsorship of the Vikings “while we evaluate the facts and circumstances.”

Radisson’s sponsorship includes a press banner that is behind those speaking at Vikings news conferences.

Peterson is accused of using a wooden switch to spank his …read more

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