Alan Colmes

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  • Exclusive: Russia masses heavy firepower on border with Ukraine - witness

    Wednesday, 12:38 PM

    Tanks are seen on a freight train shortly after its arrival at a railway station in the Russian southern town of Matveev KurganBy Maria Tsvetkova KHUTOR CHKALOVA, Russia (Reuters) - Russia's army is massing troops and hundreds of pieces of weaponry including mobile rocket launchers, tanks and artillery at a makeshift base near the border with Ukraine, a Reuters reporter saw this week. As such, they match the appearance of some of the forces spotted in eastern Ukraine, which Kiev and its Western allies allege are covert Russian detachments. The scene at the base on the Kuzminsky firing range, around 50 km (30 miles) from the border, offers some of the clearest evidence to date of what appeared to be a concerted Russian military build-up in the area.


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  • Emboldened in Syria and Iraq, Islamic State may be reaching limits of expansion

    Wednesday, 10:41 AM

    Militant Islamist fighters take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa provinceBy Peter Graff LONDON (Reuters) - With its two biggest victories in nearly a year in Iraq and Syria, Islamic State has energized its fighters, littered the streets of two cities with the bodies of its enemies and forced Washington to re-examine its strategy. The near simultaneous capture this month of Ramadi west of Baghdad and Palmyra northeast of Damascus has reinforced the sway of the self-proclaimed caliphate of all Muslims closer to the ramparts of Islam's two great historic capitals. In both Iraq and Syria they have lost ground in recent months as well as gained it.


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  • Pentagon chief urges end to island-building in South China Sea

    Wednesday, 2:28 PM

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrives to make a personnel announcement in the PentagonBy David Alexander U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday called for an immediate end to island-building by China and other countries near the South China Sea, urging the participants to stop militarizing the dispute and find a peaceful solution. Carter said China's island-building efforts were "out of step" with the regional consensus and that U.S. military aircraft and warships would continue to operate in the area as permitted under international law. "China’s actions are bringing countries in the region together in new ways," he said in a military ceremony in Hawaii.


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  • Obama: Time left in office 'really concentrates the mind'

    Wednesday, 5:30 PM

    President Barack Obama is greeted by Miami Beach, Fla. Mayor Philip Levine upon his arrival on Air Force One at Miami International Airport, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Miami, Fla. Obama traveled to Miami to raise money for the Democratic National Committee at a pair of events at the homes of well-heeled political donors and tomorrow he will visit the National Hurricane Center to draw attention to preparedness in advance of the annual storm season that formally begins June 1. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)MIAMI (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the relatively short amount of time he has left in office "really concentrates the mind."


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  • Don't delay: Study confirms early treatment is best for HIV

    Wednesday, 5:20 PM

    FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2015 file photo, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. A major international study says don’t delay in seeking HIV treatment: Starting medication soon after diagnosis helps keep people healthy longer. People who started anti-AIDS drugs while their immune system was still strong were far less likely to develop AIDS or other serious illnesses than if they waited until blood tests showed their immune system was starting to weaken, the U.S. National Institutes of Health announced Wednesday. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A major international study says HIV patients shouldn't delay in seeking treatment: Starting medication soon after diagnosis helps keep people healthy longer.


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  • US tax data breach linked to Russia: report

    Wednesday, 4:59 PM

    The Internal Revenue Service disclosed the breach on Tuesday, saying hackers accessed data on a third-party site with tax records, without compromising the tax agency itselfA data breach affecting some 100,000 US tax filers appears to have originated in Russia, CNN reported Wednesday, citing unnamed sources. The Internal Revenue Service disclosed the breach on Tuesday, saying hackers accessed data on a third-party site with tax records, without compromising the tax agency itself. CNN said the link to Russia came from two unnamed sources with knowledge of the investigation being led by the US Treasury and the Department of Homeland Security.


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  • Another historic homer for A-Rod

    Wednesday, 4:36 PM

    Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees rounds the bases after hitting a three-run home run during their game against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium on May 27, 2015 in New York CityDrug-tainted New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez belted another milestone home run on Wednesday, becoming the American League's all-time leader in runs batted in. Rodriguez's three-run shot off Chris Young helped the Yankees to a 4-2 victory over Kansas City and took his career RBI total to 1,995 -- two more than Yankees legend Lou Gehrig and alone in third place on Major League Baseball's all-time list. Rodriguez had already moved past Babe Ruth, who is credited with 1,992 career runs-batted-in, a tally that is somewhat short since the stat wasn't officially kept until 1920 -- six years after Ruth started playing.


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  • Masters champ Spieth eyes Texas title

    Wednesday, 3:44 PM

    Jordan Spieth hits a shot on the 2nd tee during the final round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at the Colonial Country Club on May 24, 2015 in Fort Worth, TexasMasters champion Jordan Spieth will get another chance to give home fans the victory they're longing to see when he tees it up at the Byron Nelson Championship this week. The 21-year-old from Dallas finished tied for second on Sunday at Colonial in nearby Fort Worth. Spieth entered the final round five shots behind leader Kevin Na, but stormed into contention with four birdies in his first six holes before settling for his share of second behind Chris Kirk.


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  • Todd eyes elite company, and stormy weather

    Wednesday, 1:02 PM

    PGA: The Players Championship-Third Round(Reuters) - Brendon Todd would join Hall of Fame company with a successful title defense at this week's Byron Nelson Championship in Irving, Texas, but he is keeping one eye on the severe weather that has already battered the state. At least 18 people have been killed in Texas and Oklahoma from storms during the Memorial Day weekend that caused record floods and destroyed hundreds of homes, and further flash floods are expected in Texas through this week. There is at least a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms for the next four days at the already water-logged TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas where Todd expects power hitters to flourish.


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    • Android Pay's arrival means a new direction for Google Wallet

      Wednesday, 5:24 PM

      Mobile World Congress 2012


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    • Oculus Rift and a VR-ready PC will cost $1,500, CEO says

      Wednesday, 5:07 PM

      The Oculus Rift is prepared to melt your perceived reality in early 2016 -- if you have the proper PC. If not, a new, Rift-ready PC plus the headset itself should cost around $1,500, Oculus CEO Brendan ...... read more

    • Japan April retail sales rebound, ease pressure on BOJ

      Wednesday, 5:06 PM

      A shop clerk carries a box under sale signboards at a shoes store in TokyoBy Leika Kihara TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's retail sales rose 5.0 percent in the year to April, the first increase in four months, data showed on Thursday - bolstering the central bank's view that consumer spending is slowly picking up to underpin a steady economic recovery. The positive data adds to signs of improvement in consumer confidence and eases pressure on the Bank of Japan to expand its massive stimulus program in the near-term horizon. The BOJ revised up its assessment of the economy last week on signs of pickup in private consumption, signaling that it has no plan to expand stimulus any time soon.


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    • Don't delay: Study confirms early treatment is best for HIV

      Wednesday, 5:20 PM

      FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2015 file photo, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. A major international study says don’t delay in seeking HIV treatment: Starting medication soon after diagnosis helps keep people healthy longer. People who started anti-AIDS drugs while their immune system was still strong were far less likely to develop AIDS or other serious illnesses than if they waited until blood tests showed their immune system was starting to weaken, the U.S. National Institutes of Health announced Wednesday. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A major international study says HIV patients shouldn't delay in seeking treatment: Starting medication soon after diagnosis helps keep people healthy longer.


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    • U.S. military mistakenly ships live anthrax to labs in 9 states

      Wednesday, 5:01 PM

      By Phil Stewart and Sharon Begley WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. military mistakenly sent live anthrax bacteria to laboratories in nine U.S. states and a U.S. air base in South Korea, after apparently failing to properly inactivate the bacteria last year, U.S. officials said on Wednesday. The Pentagon said there was no known suspected infection or risk to the public. The four face "minimal" risk, said Jason McDonald, a spokesman for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which has begun an investigation of the incident.... read more

    • Wisconsin judge to rule in August on Slenderman trial venue

      Wednesday, 4:41 PM

      By Brendan O'Brien WAUKESHA, Wis. (Reuters) - A Wisconsin judge said on Wednesday he will decide in August whether one of two girls accused of stabbing a classmate 19 times to please the fictional character Slenderman will face trial in juvenile or adult court. The girls, Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser, were charged as adults with attempted first-degree homicide in the May 2014 attack on a classmate in Waukesha, a suburb of Milwaukee. Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Michael Bohren heard testimony over two days on a request from Weier's attorneys to move her case to juvenile court.... read more