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  1. Watch Live: Authorities to Give Update on Burned TeenThu, 18 Dec 2014 22:08:08 GMT
    District Attorney John Champion will speak to reporters Thursday about the investigation into Chambers' death, who was burned alive on Dec. 6. More...
  2. Slender Man Stabbing: Girls Found Competent for TrialThu, 18 Dec 2014 22:01:55 GMT
    Lawyers for the girls, now 12 and 13, wanted the case moved to juvenile court, but the judge set a preliminary hearing for February. More...
  3. The Week in PicturesThu, 18 Dec 2014 21:53:17 GMT
    A tango for Pope Francis, Sydney under siege, California gets much needed rain, Maasai warriors jump high, and more. More...
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  1. Not much chance of Congress stopping Cuba policyThu, 18 Dec 2014 12:48:58 GMT
    Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the son of Cuban immigrants, expresses his disappointment in President Barack Obama's initiative to normalize relations between the US and Cuba, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, during a news conferenc... . U.S. Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey disagrees with the president's position on Cuba. More...
  2. Southern Californiaa s Cuban Americans give mixed reactions on new U.S. policy toward island nationThu, 18 Dec 2014 08:39:13 GMT
    This screen shot taken from live video from the TN channel shows President Barack Obama, right, and Cuba's President Raul Castro addressing their nations at the same time, from Washington D.C. and Havana, on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations as well as an easing in economic and travel restrictions on Cuba Wednesday, declaring an end to America's "outdated approach" to the island in a historic shift that aims to bring an end to a half-century of Cold War enmity. More...
  3. Stars and others react to 'Interview' cancellationThu, 18 Dec 2014 04:24:39 GMT
    Stars, politicians and pundits are weighing in on Sony Pictures Entertainment's decision Wednesday to cancel the Dec. 25 release of "The Interview," the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy at the center of the North Korean cyberattack that has seen thousands of Sony's private documents and other proprietary materials released online: - "Dear Sony Hackers: now that u run Hollywood, I'd also like less romantic comedies, fewer Michael Bay movies and no more Transformers. Also, Sony Hackers - I really liked Tyler Perry in "Gone Girl" so hold off on doing anything yet with Madea." More...
  4. Immigrants closer to driver's licenses in ArizonaThu, 18 Dec 2014 00:19:34 GMT
    Thousands of young immigrants moved a step closer to getting driver's licenses in Arizona when the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday rebuffed the governor's latest attempt to deny them the privilege. The high court denied a request by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to put a previous decision by a lower court on hold. More...
  5. Released from Cuba, Alan Gross says freedom is not freeWed, 17 Dec 2014 20:13:32 GMT
    This handout photo from the Twitter account of Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. shows Alan Gross with his wife Judy before leaving Cuba, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. More...
  6. US to start talks with Cuba to normalize full diplomatic relations, US officials sayWed, 17 Dec 2014 16:04:09 GMT
    Cuban students carried a giant national flag during a march in Havana last month. Thousands marched through the Cuban capital to mark the anniversary of the deaths of student leaders killed during the fight against Spanish colonial rule. More...
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  1. Video: Raytheon Test-Fires New GPS-Guided Mortar for MarinesThu, 18 Dec 2014 21:22:57 GMT
    Raytheon recently test-fired a new GPS-guided 120mm mortar round at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., demonstrating a precision-firing technology designed to help Marine Corps commanders in combat. The Marine Corps program, called Precision Extended Range Mortar, or PERM, is aimed at developing a fielding precision-guided mortar rounds able to better pinpoint targets compared to existing mortar […] More...
  2. How the Dow Jones industrial average and other major indexes did ThursdayThu, 18 Dec 2014 21:15:29 GMT
    The Dow Jones industrial average had its biggest day in three years, soaring more than 400 points as the stock market extended a rally into a second day. More...
  3. Judge allows young immigrants in Arizona to get driver's lincesesThu, 18 Dec 2014 21:05:47 GMT
    A judge cleared the way Thursday for thousands of young immigrants in Arizona who are protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy to get driver's licenses. More...
  4. Review panel calls for outsider to lead Secret Service, more personnel and trainingThu, 18 Dec 2014 21:01:32 GMT
    The Secret Service is an "insular" agency that needs a new director hired from the outside, according to former government officials tasked with examining the embattled agency after a man with a knife stormed the White House. More...
  5. Connecticut couple arrested after woman's 1-year-old daughter falls out of 2nd-story windowThu, 18 Dec 2014 20:46:10 GMT
    A Connecticut couple is facing charges after the woman's 1-year-old daughter fell out of a second-story window. More...
  6. Judge: Slender Man stabbing defendants competent to stand trialThu, 18 Dec 2014 20:17:53 GMT
    Two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please the fantasy character Slender Man are fit to stand trial, a judge ruled Thursday. More...
  7. Sheriff: Grave of Confederate soldier dug up in Georgia, unclear if artifacts stolenThu, 18 Dec 2014 19:45:59 GMT
    Authorities in Georgia say the grave of a Confederate soldier has been dug up and investigators are working to determine whether anything has been stolen. More...
  8. Rabbi Harold Schulweis, influential Conservative synagogue leader, dies in Los Angeles at 89Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:45:59 GMT
    Rabbi Harold Schulweis, an influential Conservative synagogue leader, has died in Los Angeles at age 89. More...
  9. Dog faces death after owner's will states that he be euthanized, buried with herThu, 18 Dec 2014 19:39:40 GMT
    A healthy German Shepard in Indiana may be euthanized after his owner requested that his ashes be buried with her upon her death, Fox 19 reported. More...
  10. Timeline of key events in the Sony Pictures Entertainment hackThu, 18 Dec 2014 19:33:13 GMT
    It's been four weeks since hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace began their cyberterrorism campaign against Sony Pictures Entertainment. More...