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  • Feds sue New York City over Rikers Island jail violence

    NEW YORK – Federal prosecutors sued New York City on Thursday to speed the pace of reforms to address what a Justice Department investigation found wa ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 8:43 am
  • Sony cancels ‘The Interview’ release date

    NEW YORK – Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation’s largest multiplex chains pulling the film from its screens, Sony P ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Sydney hostage planned daring escape during siege

    SYDNEY – The siege at the Sydney cafe had been going on for more than five hours and 82-year-old John O’Brien had become convinced the gunman was insa ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Effort to draft Elizabeth Warren into '16 race lands in Iowa

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Liberal activists eager to draft Sen. Elizabeth Warren into a run for president are bringing their effort to Iowa, the pivotal earl ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:27 pm
  • Cuba releasing spy for U.S. in move to restore ties

    WASHINGTON – Cuba has freed a Cuban man who was imprisoned for nearly 20 years for spying for the United States, American officials said Wednesday as ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:11 pm
  • U.S., Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord

    WASHINGTON – After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations – a historic shi ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Russians flock to stores to pre-empt price rises

    MOSCOW – Russian consumers flocked to the stores Wednesday, frantically buying a range of big-ticket items to pre-empt the price rises kicked off by t ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 8:50 am
  • Horror in response to siege in Sydney turns to anger

    SYDNEY – Horror over a deadly siege morphed into anger Tuesday as leaders of a grieving nation demanded to know how a man with a violent criminal hist ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:14 pm
  • Taliban assault on Pakistan school leaves 141 dead

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan – In the deadliest slaughter of innocents in Pakistan in years, Taliban gunmen attacked a military-run school Tuesday and killed 14 ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:06 pm
  • Captain America leads diversity

    WASHINGTON – For decades, comic books have been in color, but now they truly reflect all the hues of American society. The new Captain America is blac ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:07 pm
  • Bush looms over 2016 GOP field

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Jeb Bush answered the biggest question looming over the Republican Party’s next campaign for the White House on Tuesday, all but d ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:06 pm
  • Sony hackers reference 9/11 in new threats against theaters

    LOS ANGELES – Hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace made ominous threats Tuesday against movie theaters showing Sony Pictures' film "The Inter ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 1:59 pm
  • Senate may confirm up to 88 federal judges in 2014

    WASHINGTON – No longer impeded by Republican blocking tactics, Democrats are on track to win confirmation of up to 88 of President Barack Obama's top ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:25 am
  • Police altering tactics after killings, protests

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – With tensions running high over the killings of blacks by police, departments around the country are changing policies and procedures ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Families of Newtown victims sue rifle manufacturer

    HARTFORD, Conn. – The families of nine people killed in the Newtown school massacre filed a lawsuit against the maker and sellers of the Bushmaster AR ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:29 pm
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