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"Cornerback Richard Sherman basically said the story was made up.
"Until someone in this locker actually says something negative [about Wilson], we just take that with a grain of salt," Sherman said. "Anyone can make up anything and say a source said it. I don't think anybody on this team feels that way. We support our quarterback. He fights for us every game."
Seahawks safety Earl Thomas took things a step further, telling MMQB.com's Peter King that whole "black enough" thing is an "insult to our race."
"My reaction [to the Wilson story] is that it's an insult to our race," Thomas said. "And Russell is the ultimate competitor. He always works as hard as anyone, and he handles himself with poise. He represents our team and our organization very well. I don't think there's any problem with him in our locker room at all."
Most economists agree that the Federal Reserve did the right thing in announcing an end to quantitative easing (QE) Wednesday.
Some think the Fed should have acted sooner, but very few think the central bank should continue its bond purchases. Washington Post blogger Matt O'Brien is one of them.
"The fact that it's ending QE3 despite still-low inflation and still-high, though declining, unemployment, signals that the Fed is eager to return to normalcy," he writes.
"The Fed, in short, looks much more hawkish. And that's not good, because, as Chicago Fed President Charles Evans explains, the 'biggest risk' to the economy right now is that the Fed raises rates too soon."
QE is no magic bullet, but it's quite effective, O'Brien says. "Especially at convincing markets that the Fed won't raise rates for a while, which is all it should be saying right now, because the only thing worse than having to do QE is having to do QE again."
In other words, he adds, the Fed "should do everything it can to make sure the economy lifts off from its zero interest rate trap before it pulls anything back."
Pennsylvania State Police, ending a seven-week manhunt, have captured a man accused of ambushing two troopers, leaving one dead and another seriously injured. Eric Frein, 31, was taken into custody Thursday, state police said. Frein was found near an abandoned air strip in Tannersville, Pennsylvania, where they received a report of a man going in and out of an empty hangar. U.S. Marshals in the area caught Frein when they witnessed him trying to go back into the hangar. Frein was arrested without incident, and authorities later found a sniper rifle and pistol stashed nearby. Frein was then transported to the Blooming Grove barracks to be booked and await arraignment - the same police station where he allegedly shot dead a state trooper on September 12.Pictures of Frein in the back of a police cruiser show him nursing a bleeding wound to the bridge of his nose. It's unclear how he sustained the injury. And after 48 days on the run, Frein was remarkably clean shaven. At a press conference held Thursday night, officials broke down the events leading up to Frein's capture. They said a group of U.S. Marshals was searching the area near the abandoned Birchwood Resort in Tannersville, about 35 miles southwest from the scene of the shooting last month. Around 6pm, the group observed Frein walking towards the airport hangar in the middle of the field and ordered him to stop.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel last week sent a blunt memo to National Security Advisor Susan Rice criticizing the administration's strategy in Syria.
According to the New York Times, Hagel personally wrote a two-page detailed analysis in which he asserted that the policy outlined by President Barack Obama was in danger of failing because it does not outline how the United States will manage its approach to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
One senior official told CNN that he was "expressing concern about overall Syria strategy" and that the main message of the memo was "we need to have a sharper view of what to do about the Assad regime."
The official did not give further details about Hagel's views but did not disagree with the idea that the U.S. has much to lose in its war against the Islamic State (ISIS) if it fails to address that element of the strategy.
Hagel has so far refrained from making his concerns public. The official told CNN that Hagel continues to support the Pentagon's plan to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels.
The description of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "chickenshit" by an anonymous U.S. official....
....as quoted in a U.S. magazine this week was disgraceful and damaging, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday.
Netanyahu on Wednesday condemned the comment from an unnamed official....
....in the Atlantic, which added to tensions between his government and the Obama administration, particularly over settlement building in Israeli-annexed East Jerusalem.
"We condemn anybody who uses language such as was used in this article....
...." Kerry told an audience at the annual Washington Ideas Forum in his first comment on the issue. "It does not reflect the president, it does not reflect me, it is disgraceful, unacceptable, damaging....
"I have never heard that word around me in the White House.....
....I don't know who these anonymous people are who keep getting quoted....
....but they make [my] life much more difficult," Kerry added.
The controversy came just ahead of a White House meeting on Thursday between Susan Rice, national security adviser to President Barack Obama, and Yossi Cohen, national security adviser to Netanyahu.
A stunning undercover video exposes a reckless disregard of election law in North Carolina. Multiple campaign operatives and workers, both democrats and republicans, encourage felony voter fraud.
A Project Veritas Action operative poses as an enthusiastic wanna-be voter, who also happens to be a non U. S. citizen. When she asks campaign managers and other campaign operatives if it is okay if she votes they all say yes, no problem.
Greg Amick, Campaign Manager for Mecklenburg County Sheriff hopeful Irwin Carmichael, says, ‘it shouldn’t be an issue at all.” Martin Kelly, the father of Superior Court Judge candidate David Kelly adds, “If they registered her, then she can’t get in trouble. All they can do is say no. They can’t do anything else.”
Former Guantanamo Bay detainees may have joined up with the Islamic State or other extremist groups within the Syrian border, according to senior Defense Department and intelligence officials.
It's not known just how many released detainees have joined ranks with the Islamic State (ISIS), al-Qaida, or its affiliated al-Nusra Front in Syria, but sources told Fox News that at least twenty to thirty may be involved.
Other former detainees are helping the groups from outside through financing operations and support for their propaganda campaigns, the sources said.
Much of the ISIS propaganda to date includes the heavy use of social media to actively recruit new fighters and spread the militants' jihadist message to people around the world.
The news that some of the prisoners leaving Guantanamo are joining militant forces may complicate President Barack Obama's inaugural promise in 2009 to shut down the facility, which was opened in the wake of the 9-11 attacks.
A senior administration official said earlier this month that Obama is considering the use of executive power to override a congressional ban on bringing Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States, which would allow him to achieve his goal of closing the detention facility.
The official, speaking under conditions of anonymity to the Wall Street Journal earlier this month, said the president is "unwavering in his commitment" to closing Guantanamo before he leaves office in two years, and considers the closure part of his presidential legacy.
Cook says that while he never denied his sexuality, he never publicly acknowledged it, either.
"So let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me," Cook said in the article. [emphasis added]
Cook's public declaration that he is gay comes a little more than two months after Robert Hanson — the former CEO of American Eagle Outfitters Inc. — wrote a piece for Time in which he talked about being an openly gay man for as long as he's been in business and running companies.
Hanson is currently the CEO of luxury jewelry brand John Hardy.
There are no other publicly gay CEOs of major companies. United Therapeutics Corp. CEO Martine Rothblatt, who was born male and is now female, has been open about her transgender status.
For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment; and did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a preacher of righteousness, with seven others, when He brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly; and if He condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to destruction by reducing them to ashes, having made them an example to those who would live ungodly lives thereafter; and if He rescued righteous Lot, oppressed by the sensual conduct of unprincipled men (for by what he saw and heard that righteous man, while living among them, felt his righteous soul tormented day after day by their lawless deeds), then the LORD knows how to rescue the godly from temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment, and especially those who indulge the flesh in its corrupt desires and despise authority.