Taliban Says Talks With Us Over Captive Soldier Halted

Charlotte Dawson, ‘Top Model’ Judge Who Was Bullied On Twitter, Kills Self In Australia

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In response to the Taliban statement Sunday, U.S. Embassy spokesman in Afghanistan Robert Hilton said: “Sgt. Bergdahl has been gone far too long, however we can’t discuss the efforts we’re taking to obtain his return.” Efforts at a swap are also seen as a concession to Karzai. Washington would like to see him back away from his refusal to sign a security pact that is necessary for the U.S. to leave a residual force behind in Afghanistan. Karzai says he wants Washington to push reconciliation between the Afghan government and the Taliban forward, without offering specifics. The five Taliban detainees at the heart of the proposal are the most senior Afghans still held at the prison at the U.S. base in Cuba. Each has been held since 2002. They include: — Mohammad Fazl, whom Human Rights Watch says could be prosecuted for war crimes for presiding over the mass killing of Shiite Muslims in Afghanistan in 2000 and 2001 as the Taliban sought to consolidate their control over the country.
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Wisconsin’s Scott Walker Tries To Outshine New Jersey’s Chris Christie In D.C. Visit

22, 2014: Finland defenseman Olli Maatta shoots to score against USA goaltender Jonathan Quick during the third period of the men’s bronze medal ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.AP Teemu Selanne scored two goals and Tuukka Rask had a 26-save shutout, helping Finland rout the United States 5-0 Saturday to win hockey bronze at the Sochi Games. Selanne, a 43-year-old, six-time Olympian, and Jussi Jokinen scored 11 seconds apart early in the second period. The Finns scored three goals in the third period against a team that looked like it would rather be at home. Finland has won four medals in the last five Olympics, more than any other nation in the NHL era. Before the third-place match became a rout in the final period, it was a game of missed opportunities for the Americans. Patrick Kane couldn’t convert on a penalty shot in each of the first two periods for the U.S.
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Mac Security: Apple Promises SSL Fix for OS X

For the rest of us, Apple is promising a Mac security fix very soon. There was a fundamental issue with how Apples ubiquitous mobile devices handle SSL certificates, which has been fixed. However, the very same flaw also exists in the companys OS X desktop operating system. We are aware of this issue and already have a software fix that will be released very soon, Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller told Reuters. Whether you call it a hole or backdoor, Mac security is fundamentally compromised. The problem lies in the way the software recognizes the digital certificates used by banking sites, Googles Gmail service, Facebook and others to establish encrypted connections. A single line in the program and an omitted bracket meant that those certificates were not authenticated at all, so that hackers can impersonate the website being sought and capture all the electronic traffic before passing it along to the real site Reuters. To computer experts, the underlying issue is just a mistake. However, with the ongoing furor over NSA spying and data collection, the conspiracy theorists are having a field day. Mac Security: NSAs Fingerprints? The flaw is so odd in retrospect that researchers faulted Apple for inadequate testing and some speculated that it had been introduced deliberately, either by a rogue engineer or a spy. Former intelligence operatives said that the best back doors often look like mistakes Reuters Sigh. These days, the conspiracy theorists look sane compared to the NSA deniers and apologists. Previously, Tapscape reported on the NSAs dropoutjeep toolkit, which supposedly allowed the American spy agency to hack any iPhone . The above SSL certificate issue could be the backdoor they used to compromise both iOS and Mac security.
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Chick-fil-A employees help parents find runaway teen

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The newest location, located at 535 West Main St., Suite 1, in Springville, offers consultative and sleep therapy services, as well as overnight and home sleep testing. We recognized there was an unmet need in this geographical area, explained Dr. Jacob Dominik, a board-certified sleep specialist and neurologist, who is the Springville Sleep Centers medical director. Our patients come to us exhibiting a variety of potential sleep disorders, including insomnia, daytime sleepiness, fatigue, narcolepsy, sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome anything that affects their ability to sleep or function the next day. Our focus is on helping each patient, as soon as we can, the best we can. Sometimes that means expanding to a new location, since we can then minimize patients drive time and make it easier for them to explore treatment options. Founded in 2005 by Kenneth E. Plotkin, M.D., Sleep Insights is a regional, comprehensive sleep medicine practice offering diagnostic testing, consultative and sleep therapy services. The companys headquarters are in Rochester, N.Y., with 10 locations throughout Central and Western New York.
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Hoarding tenant leaves trail of lawsuits

Anja Hertel looks over a room she rented out to a tenant with trash piled on a chair after the woman was evicted.

That inspired me to work really hard, and get out of the game altogether, she said in a September interview last year. Its been wonderful. But a lot of my anxieties and upsets have been due to very public canings. While vivacious and confident in public, according to friends she struggled with a lack of self-worth brought about by her mental illness. She was crying for hours, saying Im not so good. I knew she wasnt well, one friend told The Sydney Morning Herald after hearing that Dawson had died . I knew she wasnt strong but then, a minute later, she would bounce back and be laughing She was so tough and yet so vulnerable. Friends also revealed that since pulling back from her once-thriving career on Australian television, Charotte Dawson was experiencing serious financial difficulties and could not pay the weekly AUS$1,200 rent about $1,080 in American money per week on her apartment in Sydneys upscale Woolloomooloo Finger Wharf development. She was a close friend of movie star Russell Crowe, who publicly mourned her death Saturday.
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A Democrat district attorney looked at it, and hes done. Its done. Walker did, however, note that the investigation into Christie aides involvement in closing lanes to the George Washington Bridge is just beginning. He addressed it early on, but obviously hes not out of the woods yet, Walker said, comparing their situations while exiting a NGA reception for state adjutants general that Christie skipped. Hes got the legislature which is not on his side politically, and theyll probably drag it out for some time. The twin controversies have vastly different stakes for the lawmakers. Christie, seen for the better part of a year as the GOPs 2016 front-runner, has faced seemingly unending interest from the media in his scandals, not least because of its placement in the New York City media market. Copious unanswered questions and unreviewed documents make calculating the ultimate fallout difficult, while the source of his troubles, relatable traffic problems, will be a hard image to shake. But for Walker, safely away from the Acela corridor and dealing with a four-year-old probe, there has been little more than a week of bad press and isolated embarrassing stories about aides old emails.
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New sleep center opens in Springville

McHenry County Judge John Bolger, before rejecting Berntsen’s request for a restraining order, described her complaint as “long on outrage and short (on) specific facts.” “She makes the same accusations. It’s all theft, emotional distress, breach of contract,” said Hertel’s lawyer, Charmaine Ruckoldt, of Wonder Lake. “She knows just enough. She files these 20-page documents. They are enough not to get thrown out immediately.” At least two of the legal battles initiated by Berntsen, her case against Hertel and one against another landlord, are still wending their way through the courts. All the other claims have been dismissed. But they cost the landlords in some cases thousands of dollars in legal fees and time away from work, as well as emotional distress, they said. “The whole thing with the court system is mind-boggling,” said Hertel, who successfully evicted Berntsen in January after a monthslong fight. Hertel has compared notes with the other former landlords most homeowners who, like herself, were looking to rent out a room but were not legally savvy before their ordeal. “We should have a judge say, ‘We know who you are.
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Finland routs US 5-0 for bronze in men’s Olympic hockey

(Louisa Gouliamaki, AFP/Getty Images /February 22, 2014) By Timothy Garton Ash February 23, 2014 Beyond the burning barricades and the corpses in the streets, here is what is at stake in Ukraine’s insurrectionary drama. The future of Ukraine as an independent state-nation Intense violence inside a state, still falling short of civil war, can go two sharply different ways. It can tear the state apart, as in Syria and the former Yugoslavia, or, if people join hands to retreat from the brink, it can weld a state-nation together, as in South Africa. A state-nation has a shared civic national identity rather than a single ethnic national identity. Also See more stories X PHOTOS: Deadly clashes in Kiev One reason that the last months in Ukraine have been so chaotic is that Ukraine, despite being an independent state for more than two decades, is neither a fully functioning state nor a fully formed nation. To use the phrase “law and order” to describe any of what happened in Ukraine last week is like using “tea and sandwiches” to describe hooch made of vodka, gristle and blood.
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3, 2012: Cars surround a Chick-Fil-A restaurant during lunch time in Decatur, Georgia.Reuters Several Chick-fil-A employees in Florida — including a manager who drove 200 miles out of his way — are being credited with helping a couple find their runaway teenage daughter. According to USA Today, Steve and Tammy Harp discovered a note left by their daughter, Kaitlyn, 16, saying she had run away with a 19-year-old man she met online. The Harps found an Instagram photo of the couple, and the man was wearing a Chick-fil-A shirt. They went to their local Chick-fil-A restaurant in Jacksonville to ask if anyone had seen the two or if the man worked there, the report said. The store’s managers put the Harps in touch with another store in Yulee, and that franchise’s manager posted the Instagram photo on Facebook for Chick-fil-A operators across the state to see. Within two hours, a Chick-fil-A manager in Winter Haven recognized the man, called the Harps and told the man to have Kaitlyn Harp call home. Elio Florin, the manager at the Winter Haven restaurant, drove the girl about 200 miles back home to Jacksonville. “Tears were shed in our driveway this morning,” Tammy Harp told USA Today. “[Florin] could not go to bed without resting, knowing that she was home safe.”
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Woman held in Calif. tribal shooting known as bully

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There is also a small hospital and dentist offices. The rancheria is on the western edge of town, by the fairgrounds, announced by a simple wooden sign. Nine small one-story homes are grouped around a small playground. Streets are paved, with new concrete sidewalks. A few blocks away is the Rabbit Traxx gas station and convenience store, where Rhoades worked. It opened a couple years ago, about the time she was tribal chairman. It sells liquor, cut-rate cigarettes and packaged foods. Parriott said the land of the rancheria was once part of a local ranch, and Paiutes would camp there in August to take part in the county fair. Rancheria headquarters, where the shooting took place, is 25 miles away on a winding two-lane blacktop over the Warner Mountains in a residential area of Alturas, a town of 2,500. Police served a search warrant on Rhoades’ house late Friday afternoon.
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