Palmyra may be off limits to U.S. airstrikes  

USA Today By : Tom Vanden Brook

The U.S.-led coalition bombing Islamic State terrorists in Syria is unlikely to attack the extremists who have seized the ancient city of Palmyra and its archaeological treasures, according to a senior Defense Department official.

There is a tacit understanding between the coalition and Bashar Assad's Syrian government that Palmyra and other areas, particularly those protected by modern air defenses, are off limits to airstrikes, said the official who was not authorized to speak publicly about operations in Iraq and Syria. - Referenced Article

What Hillary Clintons e-mails tell us about her management style  

Washington Post By : Karen Tumulty

For those who have worried that Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign would be a repeat of the chaotic operation she ran eight years ago, her advisers have often pointed to her time in between at the State Department — which by comparison was an archetype of crisp managerial efficiency.

But a trove of newly released e-mails suggests that one of Clinton’s tendencies persisted during her time as secretary of state — an inability to separate her longtime loyalties from the business at hand. - Referenced Article

Couple leaves $850,000 estate to U.S. government  

CNN Money By : Staff Reporting

Peter Petrasek, who emigrated from Czechoslovakia after World War II, and his wife Joan stipulated in their will that all of their money be donated to the government.

The couple had no children and wanted to give back to the country that enabled them to live a happy and prosperous life, said Peter Winn, the U.S. attorney who helped transfer the funds to the Treasury Department. - Referenced Article

YouTube gets more lifelike  

CNN Money By : Staff Reporting

You can now stream live videos at double the previous frame-rate -- it's now 60 frames per second, up from 30. The update gives live-stream videos a giant boost in clarity and smoothness.

When played in high definition, 60 frames per second (fps) video footage resembles real-life motion. For video gamers, YouTube says this also means "silky smooth playback." - Referenced Article

First Things First: The Digital Marketing Framework By : Staff Reporting

In this era of technological advance, customers demand information before they actually commit to a purchase. Gone are the early days where passively advertising your product could still yield you a sale.

That just doesn’t happen anymore. If you’re jumping the boat from traditional marketing to digital, keep in mind that one lesson: customers are active.

They require relevant and valuable information to perceive you’re worth investing on. - Referenced Article

FBI experts to examine Amtrak trains windshield  

CNN By : Melissa Gray and Kevin Conlon

Thousands of commuters who depend on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor were once again boarding trains Monday. Amtrak resumed service between Philadelphia and New York in the morning -- not quite a week after the deadly derailment that killed eight and injured more than 200.

"The safety of our passengers and crew remains our number one priority," said Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman in a written statement Sunday. - Referenced Article

The dressing up of Narendra Modi  

BBC By : Soutik Biswas

It was alluding to one of the most striking by-products of last week's grand summit between India and China: a torrent of astonishing images emanating from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government's feed.

Here is Mr Modi, Matrix style in black sunglasses, standing warrior-like behind two Terracotta Army soldiers which, according to The Times, "broke the internet faster than Kim Kardashian's gleaming gluteus maximus".  - Referenced Article

Chief: Miami Beach police sent hundreds of offensive emails  


A handful of Miami Beach police officers sent hundreds of racially offensive and pornographic emails and possibly jeopardized dozens of criminal cases in which they are witnesses, the department's chief said Thursday.

An internal investigation revealed that two of the 16 officers were high-ranking within the Miami Beach Police Department and were the main instigators, Chief Daniel Oates told reporters. One has retired, and the other was fired Thursday. - Referenced Article

Amtrak Train Derails in Philadelphia, Killing at Least 5 and Injuring Dozens  


At least five people were killed and dozens more were injured when an Amtrak train carrying 243 people derailed here on Tuesday, shutting down service in the Northeast region, the authorities said.

The train was headed to New York from Washington when it derailed around 9:30 p.m., officials said during a news conference late on Tuesday. - Referenced Article

Tom Brady likely knew of inappropriate activities, Deflategate report says  

CNN By : Jason Hanna

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was "at least generally aware of the inappropriate activities" of a locker room attendant and an equipment assistant in the controversy known as "Deflategate," according to an NFL-commissioned report released Wednesday.

The report found that "it is more probable than not" that the locker room attendant and equipment assistant "participated in a deliberate effort to release air from Patriots game balls after the balls were examined by the referee" at January's AFC title game between the Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts. Referenced Article

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