Summary WASHINGTON -- White House press secretary Josh Earnest declined to confirm or deny that a senior administration official had indeed called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "chickenshit," as reported by Jeffrey Goldberg in the Atlantic on Tuesday.
Summary Credit Oliver Weiken/European Pressphoto Agency. Haaretz, an Israeli newspaper, said that the action on Thursday was the first complete closure of the site since 2000, when a visit by Ariel Sharon -- who was then the leader of the opposition in Parliament -- helped set off the second Palestinian intifada.
Summary Kim Kardashian , 34, and Kanye West , 36, have big plans for their little girl. If all goes as planned, North West , 1, will never have to work a "real" 9-to-5 job. Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Don't Want North West To Have To Work.
Summary Nurse follows through on promise to defy Ebola quarantine. Hickox spent the weekend in a tent in New Jersey before traveling to the home she shares with her boyfriend, a nursing student at the University of Maine at Fort Kent.
Summary This morning, Apple's chief executive, Tim Cook, came out in an essay for Bloomberg Businessweek. About 90 percent of companies have workplace protections for workers on the basis of sexual orientation, and 61 percent on the basis of gender identity, according to a study from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
Summary In the early 1900s, college football was a brutal sport. The team cleared Doughty to continue playing the rest of the season. The Sheelys have sued the NCAA and, individually, the coaches and trainer involved.
Summary Director says white men were recorded but generally not used. Directed on the streets of the Michigan city, it featured participants lip-syncing the words to Don McLean's "American Pie" and according to the Grand Rapids Press was one of several community events Bliss organized.
Summary Julia Ellis, 13, was across the bay from the launching pad on Wallops Island, Va., less than two miles away, watching as the rocket lifted off. On Wednesday, investigators started looking through the wreckage of the Antares rocket, built by the Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Va., one of two private companies that NASA relies on to take cargo to the station.
Summary The Hill blog reported Thursday that Cruz was opining that same-sex marriage is a matter best left up to individual states to decide, although he was careful to stipulate that he believes that marriage should only be between "one man and one woman."
Summary "Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at JFK Airport." "Hurry up big brother, I'm naked and I want you before Jamie gets home."
Summary Ottawa's privacy watchdog says there's no way to investigate if the RCMP complied with privacy laws in requesting Canadians' personal info without warrant. "We found that other than through a manual review of each case file, the RCMP does not currently have the capacity to produce a report that would identify some or all of the particular operational files in which an access to subscriber information was made without a warrant, and report on the frequency of such requests," the report, tabled in Parliament Thursday morning reads.
Summary The world's leading crash-test dummy producer, Humanetics, has developed a new, obese human stand-in which weighs 273 pounds with a Body Mass Index of 35. Dummies to reflect the growing numbers of obese people are not the only changes being made to the standard suite of crash test dummies.
Summary BOSTON -- Long-serving former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has died. Spokeswoman Dot Joyce says Menino died Thursday morning in the company of his family and friends. Menino rode the support of minority communities, labor and others to election in 1993 after serving as acting mayor, ending decades of Irish domination of city politics.
Summary Early this month, DST said it would eliminate 150 jobs in Kansas City, Connecticut, India and Jefferson City, where it is closing an office. A year ago, DST earned $96.9 million, or $2.23 a share, in the quarter.