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Washington - Review: U.S. Secret Service Too Insular, Needs Outside Leader, More Agents

December 18, 2014 06:49 PM

Washington - The U.S. Secret Service is in dire need of an overhaul that requires an outside leader, an infusion of agents and more training - not to... Read More »

New York - Amazon Launches 1-Hour Shipping In Manhattan

December 18, 2014 06:02 PM

New York - Amazon.com launched a service Thursday that promises one-hour delivery of household products to its Prime customers in... Read More »

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London - European Court Rules Obesity Can Be A Disability

December 18, 2014 05:18 PM

London - Obesity can be a disability, the European Court of Justice ruled Thursday — a decision that could have widespread consequences across the... Read More »

New York - Dow Jumps 400 Points; Tech Leads

December 18, 2014 04:22 PM

New York - The S&P 500 posted its biggest jump since January 2013 on Thursday, extending a Fed-fueled rally from the previous session, as tech shares gained after stronger-than-expected results from Oracle. The Dow Jones industrial average rose... Read More »

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Vatican City - AP: Pope Benedict Helped Free Gross From Cuba After Request By (AJC) American Jewish Committee

December 18, 2014 04:05 PM

Vatican City - Pope Francis rightly got credit for helping bring the U.S. and Cuba together and free U.S. government subcontractor Alan Gross. But it... Read More »

Washington - Obama Signs Legislation Ending Nazi Benefit Checks

December 18, 2014 03:52 PM

Washington - President Barack Obama on Thursday capped a swift and forceful response to an Associated Press investigation by signing into law a measure that bars suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving U.S. Social Security benefits. AP's investigation, which was... Read More »

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New York - Mayor De Blasio Named PETA's Person Of The Year

December 18, 2014 03:24 PM

New York - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio was named 2014 Person of the Year by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for opposing... Read More »

Olathe, KS - White Supremacist Charged In Jewish Site Shootings Found Competent For Trial, Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty

December 18, 2014 02:55 PM

Olathe, KS - A Kansas judge on Thursday found that a white supremacist accused in the murder of three people at Jewish facilities is competent to... Read More »

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Washington - U.S. Says Would Not Support New Palestinian U.N. Draft Resolution

December 18, 2014 02:13 PM

Washington - The United States would not support a new Palestinian-proposed U.N. Security Council draft resolution, U.S. State Department... Read More »

Washington - Obama Spokesman: Castro Visit To White House Not Ruled Out

December 18, 2014 01:53 PM

Washington - A White House spokesman on Thursday declined to rule out an eventual visit to the White House by Cuban President Raul Castro a day after... Read More »

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Last updated: December 18, 2014 03:21 PM Washington - U.S. Says Three Top Islamic State Leaders Killed In Air Strikes

December 18, 2014 01:45 PM

Washington - U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq have killed three of the militant group's top leaders but not senior commander Abu... Read More »

Washington - White House: U.S. Weighing Proportionate Response To Sony Hack

December 18, 2014 01:38 PM

Washington - The United States said on Thursday a cyber attack on Sony Pictures blamed on North Korea was a serious national security matter and the... Read More »

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New York - NYC Subway Extension May Transform Manhattan Neighborhood

December 18, 2014 01:09 PM

New York - Work crews are scrambling underneath New York City to finish the city's first major new subway stop in 25 years, a fast-track project... Read More »

Ramallah - Palestinian Leader Supports More Talks On UN Bid

December 18, 2014 12:45 PM

Ramallah - Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday he supports further negotiations over a draft resolution on ending Israel's occupation of... Read More »

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New York, NY - NYPD: Suspect Questioned In Assault On Officers

December 18, 2014 12:34 PM

New York, NY - The New York Police Department says a suspect is being questioned in connection with an assault on officers during a Brooklyn Bridge... Read More »

New York - Feds Sue NYC Over Rikers Island Jail Violence

December 18, 2014 12:19 PM

New York - Federal prosecutors sued New York City on Thursday to speed the pace of reforms at the Rikers Island jail complex and address what a... Read More »

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Boston - Uber Driver In Boston Charged With Kidnapping And Rape

December 18, 2014 11:45 AM

Boston - A driver for ride-sharing company Uber in Boston was charged with the kidnapping and rape of a woman who used the service earlier this... Read More »

Ottawa - Canada PM Says Parliament Attacker May NOT Have Been Lone Wolf

December 18, 2014 11:29 AM

Ottawa - The man who killed a Canadian soldier and then stormed the Parliament in October may not have been acting alone, Prime Minister Stephen... Read More »

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Monticello, NY - Catskills Hang Hopes Of Revival On New Casino

December 18, 2014 11:05 AM

Monticello, NY - Residents of this faded corner of the New York's Catskills Mountains fist-pumped, cheered and hugged as they closed in on landing a... Read More »

Moscow - Putin: West Is Trying To 'Defang' The Russian Bear, Tear Out His Claws

December 18, 2014 10:46 AM

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin vowed Thursday to fix Russia's economic woes within two years by diversifying away from its heavy reliance on oil... Read More »

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Pyongyang - A Look At North Korea's Cyberwar Capabilities

December 18, 2014 10:29 AM

Pyongyang - Most North Koreans have never seen the Internet. But the country Washington suspects is behind a devastating hack on Sony Pictures... Read More »

Washington - How Revived Ties With Cuba Came To Be

December 18, 2014 09:51 AM

Washington - Fresh off his 2012 re-election victory, President Barack Obama summoned senior advisers to a series of meetings, asking them to "think... Read More »

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St. Louis, MO - Reformers Target Traffic Courts In Ferguson

December 18, 2014 09:30 AM

St. Louis, MO - In the aftermath of Michael Brown's death, legal activists suggested that some of the raw anger that erupted in suburban St. Louis... Read More »

Tehran - Memorial To Iranian Jews Killed In Iran-Iraq War Unveiled In Iran

December 18, 2014 09:16 AM

Tehran, Iran - A senior Iranian official touted the good relations between the Islamic Republic's Jewish community and the government this... Read More »

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Detroit - GM Suspends Delivery Of Cars To Russian Dealers Amid Rouble Crisis

December 18, 2014 08:51 AM

Detroit - General Motors has suspended the delivery of cars to dealerships in Russia in response to a slide in the rouble, the company said on... Read More »

Washington - Obama Reignites Political Debate Over Cuba

December 18, 2014 08:44 AM

Washington - The surprising move by President Barack Obama to restore U.S. ties with Cuba reignited long-simmering political passions over the fate... Read More »

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Jerusalem - Police Arrest Haredi Man For Allegedly Threatening To Harm MK Eli Yishai

December 18, 2014 08:25 AM

Israel - Jerusalem police said Thursday that they have arrested a 25-year-old man who allegedly threatened to harm MK Eli Yishai during a press... Read More »

Jerusalem - Israel Calls Jordan's Palestinian U.N. Draft A Gimmick

December 18, 2014 08:08 AM

Jerusalem - Israel's foreign minister on Thursday described as a gimmick a Palestinian-proposed U.N. Security Council draft resolution that calls for... Read More »

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Gaza - Posters Depict Hanging Of PA Leader Abbas

December 18, 2014 07:50 AM

Gaza - Posters depicting the hanging of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas were discovered on walls in the streets of Gaza early Thursday... Read More »

Pakistan - Court Grants Bail To Mastermind Of Mumbai Attacks

December 18, 2014 07:31 AM

Pakistan - A Pakistani court granted bail on Thursday to a man accused of masterminding a deadly 2008 rampage through the Indian city of Mumbai... Read More »

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Sydney - Australian Leader: Siege May Have Been Preventable

December 18, 2014 12:30 AM

Sydney - Australia's prime minister said Thursday that a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe may have been preventable, as the chorus of critics demanding... Read More »

Thousand Oaks, CA - Amgen's New Leukemia Drug To Carry $178,000 Price Tag

December 18, 2014 12:15 AM

Thousand Oaks, CA - Amgen Inc on Wednesday said its new type of treatment for a deadly form of leukemia would cost about $178,000 when it becomes... Read More »

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