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  • Obama cautions that change may be slow to come to Cuba

    WASHINGTON – Tempering his historic Cuba policy shift with a dose of realism, President Barack Obama said Friday that change may not come quickly to t ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • Theater shooter's parents plead for his life

    DENVER – The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes begged Friday for his life to be spared through a plea bargain – a move that rekindled t ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:44 pm
  • EPA sets first national standard for coal waste

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, treating it mor ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • Lawmaker wants investigation of St. Louis prosecutor

    ST. LOUIS – A Missouri lawmaker is calling for an investigation of St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch, saying he “manipulated” the grand jury i ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial drones

    WASHINGTON – Americans broadly back tight regulations on commercial drone operators, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll, as concerns about p ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • Pakistan executes militants, bombards tribal areas

    ISLAMABAD – Pakistan hanged two convicted militants Friday in the country's first executions in years, while warplanes and ground forces pounded insur ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Australian woman arrested in the deaths of 8 children

    SYDNEY – An Australian woman was arrested for murder in the killings of eight children, seven of whom are believed to be her own, police said Saturday ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • Lawsuit shows resistance to legalization of pot

    DENVER – Despite growing public support for legalizing marijuana, a lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma shows that at least two segments of America ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • 2012 movie massacre hung over 'Interview' decision

    LOS ANGELES – When a group claiming credit for the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment threated violence against theaters showing “The Interview” e ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:14 pm
  • Barack Obama declares 2014 'a breakthrough year for America'

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Friday that 2014 has been "a breakthrough year for America," putting aside the fits and starts of the past 12 ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 1:44 pm
  • Hackers warn not to release 'The Interview' in any form

    NEW YORK – Hackers sent a new email Friday to Sony Pictures Entertainment, gloating over the studio's "wise" decision to cancel the release of "The In ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 1:08 pm
  • Bowe Bergdahl investigation wraps up; Top leaders get briefings

    WASHINGTON – The Army has finished its investigation into how and why Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl disappeared from his base in Afghanistan and plans to br ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • Jerry Sandusky won't get his pension back

    HARRISBURG, Pa. – Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has lost a legal battle to restore his $4,900-a-month pension, a benefit t ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • FBI conclusively links North Korea to Sony hack

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration says it's determined the North Korean government was behind a devastating hacking attack against Sony Pictures E ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Stephen Colbert retires his 'Report' and the host he played

    NEW YORK – Stephen Colbert is dead.Stephen Colbert is immortal?Long live Stephen Colbert!Nine years ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 8:54 am
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