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Ex-prisoner Gross: Remembering Holocaust eased Cuba imprisonment

Sunday November 29, 2015    3:25 AM

Gross, 66, spoke out in what CBS News said was his first interview since his release in December 2014 as part of a historic diplomatic thaw between the United States and the neighboring communist island nation. Gross, who was an American government contractor when he was jailed in Cuba, said he was threatened with death and torture, according to CBS, which plans to air the full interview on Sunday. "T ... Full Story

Kids making oral history with StoryCorps holiday project

Friday November 27, 2015    7:59 AM

The Great Thanksgiving Listen was conceived by leaders of the nonprofit oral history project StoryCorps. They're encouraging kids to send their audio recordings to a Library of Congress archive, using a free smartphone app available online at president and found Dave ... Full Story

Widows: Railroad knew of defect before veterans killed

Friday November 27, 2015    7:59 AM

Larry Boivin earned a Purple Heart in Iraq in 2004, but he didn't survive a Union Pacific freight train that slammed into the flat-bed trailer he and other veterans were riding on during a 2012 parade in Midland, Texas. Three other veterans died and more than a dozen people were injured in the ... Full Story

Amazon ads for Nazi-themed TV show should come down - N.Y. mayor

Tuesday November 24, 2015    12:17 PM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday called on Inc to remove "irresponsible and offensive" subway advertisements for a new television show featuring Nazi-inspired imagery. The advertisements for "The Ma ... Full Story

The Latest: 2 charged in pastor's wife killing were in court

Tuesday November 24, 2015    12:17 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The latest in the case of the Indianapolis pastor's wife who was fatally shot (all times local):10 a.m.The two men charged in the shooting death of an Indianapolis pastor's pregnant wife have said little upon facing a judge for the first time since their arrest.A Marion ... Full Story

The Latest: China says it won't militarize South China Sea

Sunday November 22, 2015    12:25 PM

8:25 p.m.Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has thanked Myanmar President Thein Sein for steering his country in its transition to a "new democratic Myanmar."Thein Sein's military-backed party was overwhelmingly voted out of office in a general election this month. Myanmar's mil ... Full Story

Man who flew gyrocopter onto lawn of Capitol enters plea

Friday November 20, 2015    10:58 AM

Douglas Hughes' plea in federal court in Washington had been expected. Earlier this month, Hughes told The Associated Press that he had agreed to plead guilty to a felony, operating a gyrocopter without a license."I have always accepted that there would be consequences for what I did," Hughes who has called the April 15 stunt a way t ... Full Story

Jesse Jackson calls for resignations over Chicago police shooting

Sunday November 29, 2015    1:25 AM

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson on Saturday joined a chorus calling for Chicago's police superintendent and a top prosecutor to resign for the way they handled last year's fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer. More than a year after the October 2014 shooting, Cook County States Attorney Anita Alvarez this week announced a murder charge against Officer Jason Van Dyke in the slaying of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Hours later, the Chicago Police D ... Full Story

Super Bowl of shopping starts

Friday November 27, 2015    7:59 AM

Early numbers aren't out yet on how many shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving. But it's expected that more than three times the number of people who shopped on Thanksgiving will venture out to shop on the day after the holiday known as Black Friday.Sabrina Rajkumar, 36, a writer fro ... Full Story

Thanksgiving parade features balloons, bands, heavy security

Friday November 27, 2015    7:59 AM

At the White House, President Barack Obama spent a quiet holiday with a traditional meal. Here's a look at how other Americans celebrated:___ TIGHT SECURITY ... Full Story

Trump lawyer warns Republicans about Super PAC attack ads

Tuesday November 24, 2015    12:17 PM

Trump lawyer Michael Cohen told CNN that if Republican donors backing different presidential candidates come together for an anti-Trump advertising campaign, it would be a "bad, bad decision." The Super PAC planning the attack is New Day for America, which is supporting Ohio Governor John Kasich's presidential bid. Its spokesman, Matt David, said on Sunday that 10 new donors had pledged money since Thursday when Politico reported the group's plans to attack Trump in New Hampshire. Trump signed a pledge to run as a Republican in the 2016 presidential election, but Cohen indicated the agreement would be invalid if Republicans target the billionaire real estate mogul. ... Full Story

Since '01, Clintons collected $35M from financial businesses

Tuesday November 24, 2015    12:12 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton wants voters to know she is no friend of Wall Street. But Wall Street has frequently been a friend to her. In the 18 months prior to announcing her second campaign for president, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination addressed ... Full Story

Oklahoma woman who plowed into homecoming crowd was not drunk: court papers

Saturday November 21, 2015    5:55 AM

By Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton TULSA, Okla. (Reuters) - A woman accused of killing four people and injuring dozens more at Oklahoma State University's Oct. 24 homecoming parade had a blood alcohol content below the minimum level to be considered legally intoxicated, court papers sho ... Full Story

Russian military says its bombing sharply cut IS oil incomes

Friday November 20, 2015    10:58 AM

Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to President Vladimir Putin on Friday that Russian warplanes destroyed 15 oil refining and storage facilities in Syria and 525 trucks carrying oil during this week's bombing blitz. He said this deprived IS of $1.5 million in daily income from oil sal ... Full Story

Three killed, nine injured in attack on Colorado abortion clinic

Saturday November 28, 2015    5:08 AM

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - A gunman stormed a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs on Friday and opened fire with a rifle in an attack that left three people dead and nine others injured, authorities said.The dead included one police officer and two civilians, Colorado Springs Police Chief Peter Carey told reporters about an hour after the suspect had been captured.All nine surviving victims - five police officers a ... Full Story

The Latest: Black Friday

Friday November 27, 2015    7:59 AM

Shoppers began feasting on deals on Thanksgiving, but whether they'll stay hungry this holiday season remains to be seen. The day after Thanksgiving, called Black Friday, has long been considered the start of the holiday buying season and is typically the biggest shopping ... Full Story

India's Modi stresses reforms in Singapore investment push

Tuesday November 24, 2015    12:17 PM

The reforms, particularly economic, have "successfully restored the credibility of India in the eyes of global players," Modi told Singaporean and Indian businesspeople from more than 300 companies at an economic convention.Singapore is the second-largest source of direct foreign invest ... Full Story

The Latest: Some Minneapolis protesters vow to stay

Tuesday November 24, 2015    12:17 PM

1:45 p.m.One of the Black Lives Matter protesters who was shot a block from a Minneapolis police precinct has returned to the scene.Wesley Martin was one of five protesters shot as they were trying to escort some people from Monday night's demonstration. None of the five suffered life-thr ... Full Story

U.S. consumers and stores face off over depth of holiday discounts

Tuesday November 24, 2015    12:12 PM

NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Target Corp's <TGT.N> 10 percent discount on a $30.49 pair of embroidered curtains was not nearly enough to entice Valerie Jenkins, shopping in Chicago the weekend before Thanksgiving.She expects the 60-70 percent off she got during the last holidays. ... Full Story

Princeton weighs erasing U.S. President Wilson's name over racist ties

Friday November 20, 2015    10:58 AM

A deal top administrators signed late Thursday with student demonstrators ended a 32-hour sit-in outside Princeton President Christopher Eisgruber's office. At about the same time, a threat against the university triggered a campus-wide safety alert but on Friday was ... Full Story

VW emissions issue in larger vehicles dates back to 2009: EPA

Friday November 20, 2015    10:58 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG <VOWG_p.DE> has told U.S. regulators that emissions issues in larger luxury cars and SUVs extend to thousands of additional vehicles dating back to 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Friday.The EPA and California Air Resources Boar ... Full Story
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