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Elliott unit extends legal fight on Argentina debt to China

A unit of billionaire Paul Singer's Elliott Management, which is Argentina's main holdout creditor, is extending its legal fight with the South American nation to China. NML Capital served subpoenas this week to Bank of China (BOC) and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) in an effort to obtain information on US$6.8bn in financing for deals signed by the two countries in July.

Food TV: On Sunday, August 31, Cafe Aion's...

Food TV: On Sunday, August 31, Cafe Aion's... On Sunday, August 31, Cafe Aion's very own chef Dakota Soifer is competing on Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen, and to celebrate, Cafe Aion is holding a special viewing party. Starting at 7 p.m., doors will open and the TV will...

Erdogan sworn in as Turkey president, opposition storms out

Turkey's new president Recep Tayyip Erdogan (front) attends the presidential swearing in ceremony at the parliament in Ankara on August 28, 2014 Turkey's outgoing premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as president on Thursday, extending his decade-long rule, as opponents who accuse him of authoritarianism stormed out of the ceremony. Erdogan, 60, took the oath in Ankara to begin a five-year mandate in which he has vowed to build a "new Turkey" by pushing through a new constitution and pushing forward with an ambitious development programme. "I am the first president elected by popular vote in our country's history as well as the Turkish nation's 2,000 year-old history," Erdogan said in a later ceremony where outgoing president Abdullah Gul handed him the Cankaya presidential palace.

Army wives urge Russia to come clean on soldiers in Ukraine

Ludmila Hohlova, Chairman of the Board of Soldiers' Mothers, gestures on August 28, 2014 near a check point in Kostroma Several dozen women gathered outside a military base in central Russia on Thursday to demand that commanders come clean about the whereabouts of their husbands after reports of secret funerals for soldiers covertly sent to Ukraine. The women -- mostly in their 20s, a few with small children -- huddled outside a base that houses paratroopers in Kostroma, around 300 kilometres (200 miles) north of Moscow. Some 350 soldiers from the city were this month sent on military drills to the border with Ukraine and then went incommunicado, said one of the women, 26-year-old Valeria Sokolova. Commanders from the base have told her several have returned dead, she said, and around 15 wounded soldiers were also flown back this week.

Shakira is pregnant with baby No. 2

FILE - In this July 13, 2014 file photo, singer Shakira carries her son Milan after she performed during the closing ceremony prior to the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The singer is pregnant with baby No. 2. Shakira made the announcement on her Facebook and Twitter pages on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, file) NEW YORK (AP) — Shakira is pregnant with baby No. 2.

Ana Ivanovic lone upset in US Open 2nd round

Kirolina Pliskova, of the Czech Republic, shakes hands with the umpire after defeating Ana Ivanovic, of Serbia, during the second round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) NEW YORK (AP) — Ana Ivanovic's comeback tour has ended with yet another early exit at the U.S. Open.

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The Weekender: Get Serious about Partying Your Ass off this Labor Day!

The Weekender: Get Serious about Partying Your Ass off this Labor Day! We'll be publishing The Weekender every Thursday afternoon throughout the summer. Got an event you think readers need to know about? Email us! MONTAUK BEACH HOUSE 55 South Elmwood AVE, Montauk Friday, August 29, 10:30am Elements Fitness Studio pool party...

WHO sounds alarm over Ebola infections as deaths top 1,500

A medical worker wears a protective suit at Biankouma hospital, Ivory Coast, on August 14, 2014 The World Health Organization said on Thursday that the number of Ebola cases was increasing rapidly and could exceed 20,000 before the virus is brought under control, as the death toll topped 1,500. Bruce Aylward, the WHO's head of emergency programmes, said it could take six to nine months to bring Ebola under control, by which time the number of infections could have passed 20,000. As of August 26, 1,552 people had been confirmed dead from Ebola in four countries -- Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria -- while 3,062 had been infected. Liberia was the worst affected with 694 deaths;

U.S. seeks coalition against Islamic State, but military partners no sure bet

By Lesley Wroughton and Missy Ryan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is intensifying its push to build an international campaign against Islamic State jihadist fighters in Iraq and Syria, including recruiting partners for potential joint military action, Obama administration officials said on Wednesday. Britain and Australia are potential candidates, U.S. Germany said it was in talks with the United States and other international partners about possible military action against Islamic State but made clear it would not participate.

Officials: Joan Rivers rushed to hospital

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2012, file photo, Joan Rivers attends a screening of the Season 2 premiere of WE TV's "Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?" in New York. Two police officials say Rivers has been rushed in cardiac arrest from a doctor’s office to a New York City hospital, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File) NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Rivers is in a New York City hospital Thursday after she was rushed from a doctor's office when she went into cardiac arrest, police and hospital officials said.

Eater Features: 3 A.M. Starts and Sold-Out Ribs: A Day at La Barbecue

Eater Features: 3 A.M. Starts and Sold-Out Ribs: A Day at La Barbecue La Barbecue pitmaster John Lewis doesn't look like he spends all day smoking meat. Wiry and tall, Lewis's work attire includes argyle socks and bold framed glasses. He looks like a rising star in another industry Austin is well...

Goodell apologizes, toughens domestic abuse policy

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announces tougher penalties for domestic violence, including potential life bans for repeat offenders, and apologized for issuing a weak abuse penalty last month National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for domestic violence Thursday, including potential life bans for repeat offenders, and apologized for issuing a weak abuse penalty last month. In a letter to team owners outlining revisions to the NFL's personal conduct policy, Goodell said that violations regarding assault, battery, domestic violence or sexual assault involving physical force will bring a six-game ban without pay and a second offense will bring a minimum one-year ban from the NFL. The moves come after criticism of Goodell's handling of the domestic violence case involving Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice.

'The one with the free coffee' - Central Perk hits NY

This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment on August 28, 2014 shows a pop-up replica of Central Perk, the neighborhood coffee shop frequented by the characters on the comedy show "Friends" It's been 20 years since "Friends" took the world by storm. It was the celluloid coffee shop where for 10 years Joey, Ross, Rachel, Phoebe, Monica and Chandler captivated millions with their revolving-door love lives, work traumas, make-ups and break-ups. To mark the anniversary of the phenomenally successful sitcom, fans can visit a replica coffee bar in Manhattan, order a free drink and kick back on the same orange sofa used on the set. Gunther, the blonde-haired barista played by actor James Michael Tyler, will put in appearances, and there will be special performances of Phoebe's unique guitar ballad "Smelly Cat."

Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution

FILE - This June 29, 2011 photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Clayton Lockett. An autopsy report on Lockett's problematic execution in Oklahoma shows lethal drugs caused him to die, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him. (AP Photo/Oklahoma Department of Corrections, File) OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma death row inmate who writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after his execution began succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him, an autopsy report released Thursday says.

Dancing Djokovic, leopard Serena ease on as Ivanovic stunned

Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a shot to Paul-Henri Mathieu of France during their 2014 US Open men's singles match on August 28, 2014 in New York Novak Djokovic reached the third round of a Grand Slam for the 25th consecutive time while Serena Williams racked up her 80th US Open win on Thursday. Former world number one Ana Ivanovic, however, became the second top 10 seed to suffer a shock early New York exit as stiff winds brought new challenges at Flushing Meadows where players have already been tackling plus-30 degree heat (+90F) in the first week. World number one and top seed Djokovic breezed past France's Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-1, 6-3, 6-0, firing 13 aces and 33 winners as the 2011 champion comfortably remained in course for a fifth successive final appearance. "It's very windy, but I managed to adjust to the conditions that obviously are not easy for myself and my opponent," said Djokovic, who next meets Sam Querrey of the United States, after his brief 90-minute appearance.

U.N. says 43 Golan peacekeepers seized by militants, 81 trapped

A member of UNDOF rides atop an armoured vehicle on Golan Heights By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Militants fighting the Syrian army have detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and trapped another 81 in the region, and the world body is working to secure their release, the United Nations said on Thursday. The affected peacekeepers are from the Philippines and Fiji, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters. "During a period of increased fighting beginning yesterday between armed elements and Syrian Arab Armed Forces within the area of separation in the Golan Heights, 43 peacekeepers from the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) were detained early this morning by an armed group in the vicinity of Al Qunaytirah," the U.N. press office said in a statement.

Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armor

NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers said Moscow had "outright lied" about its role and dangerously escalated the conflict.

Saudi crown prince to discuss jihadist threat on French trip

Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz attends a meetings in Beijing on March 13, 2014 Saudi Arabia's crown prince will next week visit France and hold talks with French leaders that will touch on the threat posed by Islamic State militants, presidency sources in Paris said Thursday. Salman bin Abdul Aziz, who is also deputy prime minister and defence minister of Saudi Arabia, will meet President Francois Hollande on Monday and will be treated to an official dinner at the Elysee presidential palace. The two are likely to touch on a $3-billion (2.3-billion-euro) package of French military equipment and arms for Lebanon's army that Riyadh has agreed to finance, as Beirut faces the threat of jihadists on its border with Syria.

UN: Armed group detains 43 peacekeepers in Syria

Armored vehicles from the U.N. peacekeepers of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, also known as UNDOF wait to cross from the Israeli controlled Golan Heights to Syria, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. In southern Syria, government warplanes targeted rebels near the country's frontier with Israel in the Golan Heights, a day after opposition fighters captured a crossing point on the disputed border. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An armed group detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers during fighting in Syria early Thursday and another 81 peacekeepers are trapped, the United Nations said.

Microsoft vows to clean up its crapware-infested Windows app store

Microsoft vows to clean up its crapware-infested Windows app store A recent report has revealed that the Windows app store filled with crappy apps and deceitful wannabe software that can trick the user into paying for an application that looks like the real thing. It also said Microsoft may be well aware of the situation, as the company both encouraged app developers to deliver Windows Store apps in bulk, and manually approved them. It appears Microsoft is well aware of its Windows Store problem indeed, and the company said on its Windows blog that it will finally restore order to its Windows Store. FROM EARLIER: How Microsoft filled its Windows Store with app scams waiting to steal your money The company revealed that it has already removed 1,500 apps from the Windows Store from developers that failed to

U.S.: Inaction in Ukraine 'unacceptable'

Samantha Power, the United State’s ambassador to the United Nations, speaks during an U.N. Security Council emergency meeting called at Russia's request Sunday, April 13, 2014, at United Nations headquarters, to discuss the growing crisis in Ukraine. The meeting comes as the new Ukrainian government declared it would deploy armed forces to quash an increasingly bold pro-Russian insurgency in its eastern region. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) The UN Security Council held an emergency meeting on the crisis in Ukraine.

Jolie and Pitt marry

Angelina Jolie, left, and Brad Pitt arrive at the Oscars NEW YORK (AP) — The wait is finally over: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Hollywood's reigning royal couple, have tied the knot.

Missouri police sued for $40M over Ferguson actions

A police tactical team prepares to disperse a group of protesters in Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The protests were sparked after Michael Brown, an unarmed black man was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer on Aug. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) A group of people caught up in unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, after a white officer killed a black teenager, sued local officials on Thursday, alleging civil rights violations through arrests and police assaults with rubber bullets and tear gas. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, says law enforcement met a broad public outcry over the Aug. 9 killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown with "militaristic displays of force and weaponry," (and) engaged U.S. Named as defendants are the city of Ferguson, St. Louis County, Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Delmar, Ferguson police officer Justin Cosmo, and other unnamed police officers from Ferguson and St. Louis County.

Obama: 'We will protect American personnel in Iraq'

Militant Islamist fighters waving flags, travel in vehicles as they take part in a military parade along streets of Syria's northern Raqqa province Obama announced that he has requested military options for Islamic State.

Texas Law Could Lead To Closure Of Clinics That Offer Abortions

A Texas law would require doctors' offices and clinics that perform abortions to comply with regulations that apply to ambulatory surgical centers. The change could lead to a loss of services.

Judge: rule Friday if no abortion law agreement

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday asked lawyers battling over Louisiana's new, restrictive abortion law for an agreement that apparently could let clinics stay open — at least for a while — after the law takes effect Sept. 1.

Ukraine accuses Russia of launching invasion

Bystanders watch a fire consuming a school in downtown Donetsk, eastern Ukraine on August 27, 2014 after it was hit by shelling Poroshenko says the conflict is worsening as Russian-backed separatists keep up offense.

Senator: Time to call conflict a ‘war'

Servicemen sit atop an armoured vehicle as they travel through the steppe near the village of Krasnodarovka in Rostov region Sen. Murphy: It's past time to call Russia-Ukraine conflict a "war," Moscow action an "invasion."

Islamic State executes more than 160 Syrian troops

Image made available by Jihadist media outlet Welayat Raqa on July 25, 2014, claims to show members of IS (Islamic State) raising their flag over a building belonging to a Syrian army base in the northern rebel-held Syrian city of Raqa More than 160 Syrians killed in the latest in a string of brutal attacks by the militants.

4 killed in New Mexico medical flight crash

In this Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 photo, relatives of victims of a plane crash react after reaching the crash site a half-mile southwest of the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds in Las Cruces, N.M. Authorities say all four people aboard the medical flight that was headed to Phoenix were killed when the plane crashed in Las Cruces. (AP Photo/The Las Cruces Sun-News, Carlos Javier Sanchez) LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — An air ambulance carrying a cancer patient to Phoenix crashed shortly after taking off from a southern New Mexico airport, killing all four people aboard, authorities said Thursday.

Stanford law professor approved for spot on California Supreme Court

A state commission decided unanimously Thursday to confirm the appointment of Stanford law professor Mariano-Florentino Cuellar to the California Supreme Court, paving the way for Gov. Jerry Brown’s second high-court nominee this term to take the bench in January.

Attorney: Client was falsely arrested by Boynton Beach Police | Video

An attorney sent a notice of an intent to sue to the Boynton Beach Police Department in response YouTube video that is quickly going viral which shows a 2013 arrest.

Kiev to reinstate military draft

A Ukrainian serviceman holds his rifle as he combs the area with comrades after being shot at by pro-Russian militants at their check-point near the small city of Dzerzhynsk, in the Donetsk region, on August 28, 2014 Ukraine announced on Thursday that it will return to mandatory conscription in the coming months as its troops battle pro-Russian insurgents in the east. "The National Security and Defence Council has decided to restart conscription in the fall (autumn)," Mykhailo Koval, deputy head of the council, said after an emergency meeting chaired by President Petro Poroshenko. Ukraine's government decided last year to switch to a contract-based professional army, ending Soviet-style bi-annual drafts in the spring and fall for men between 18 and 25.

US experiences unexpected economic upswing

A construction site is seen in Silver Spring Maryland Gross domestic product expanded at a 4.2% annual rate.

More bad news for Malaysia Airlines

An airport worker walks between Malaysia Airlines planes at Kuala Lumpur International Airport Crisis-stricken Malaysia Airlines said Thursday its second-quarter loss nearly doubled and forecast more red ink in the second half of the year, as two crippling air disasters sent passenger bookings tumbling. The latest results mark the sixth straight quarterly loss for Malaysia Airlines (MAS), which has struggled to stay competitive and is now in dire financial straits following the loss of MH370 and the July 18 shooting down over Ukraine of flight MH17, which killed all 298 aboard that plane. "The full financial impact of the double tragedies of MH370 and MH17 is expected to hit Malaysia Airlines in the second half of the year, where we saw a sharp decline in average weekly bookings by 33 percent immediately after the MH17 incident, with numerous flights cancelled," it said. MAS has bled money for years, losing a combined $1.3 billion over the past three calendar years before 2014, as intensifying competition from more nimble rivals like Malaysia's fast-growing budget carrier AirAsia have lured away travellers with their rock-bottom pricing.

Legal questions in Brown shooting

Was a police officer justified in shooting and killing Michael Brown?

Body found in search for U.S. student

A forensic team member takes a picture near the place where a body was found next to Ein Karem village, near Jerusalem Israel: Search for Aaron Sofer, missing since last week, leads to body in Jerusalem.

Over 100 Russian soldiers killed in Ukraine

A Russian soldier stands next to a tank ready to be loaded on a truck in Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, Rostov region, near the border with Ukraine More than 100 Russian soldiers were killed in eastern Ukraine in a battle this month while helping pro-Russian separatists fight Ukrainian troops, two members of the Russian presidential human rights council said on Thursday, citing accounts of eye-witness and relatives of the dead. Ella Polyakova and Sergei Krivenko, both members of the council, said around 300 people were also injured in the violence on Aug. 13 near the town of Snizhnye in Donetsk Province, when a column of trucks full of ammunition they were driving was hit by a sustained volley of Grad missiles. "A column of Russian soldiers was attacked by Grad rockets and more 100 people died. Polyakova said she had also been given the same figure, of more than 100, for the number of Russian soldiers killed in the attack.

U.S. to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine

This undated handout photo provided by the journal Science shows Ebola surveillance at Kenema Governement Hospital is done by polymerase chain reaction, or PCR. On Thursday, officials at the National Institutes of Health announced that they were launching safety trials on a preliminary vaccine for Ebola. Researchers have already checked that still-not-tested vaccine against some of the more than 350 mutations in this strain of Ebola to make sure the changes the disease is making won’t undercut science’s hurried efforts to fight it, said Pardis Sabeti, a scientist at Harvard University and its affiliated Broad Institute. She and Gire, also at Broad and Harvard, are two of the lead authors of a study published Thursday in the journal Science that maps the killer disease strain based on specimens collected from 78 patients. (AP Photo/Stephen Gire, Science) Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus.

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