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Bergdahl investigation wraps up; top leaders get briefings

Posted 12/20/2014 in National

The Army has finished its investigation into how and why Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl disappeared from his base in Afghanistan and senior Pentagon leaders have been briefed, including Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, officials said Friday.

 

No word yet from Fidel amid historic US-Cuba shift

Posted 12/20/2014 in National

Everyone in Cuba is talking about the startling turn in relations with the United States, with one notable exception: Fidel Castro.

 

Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

Posted 12/20/2014 in National

President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader.

 

Latin America cheers US-Cuba deal

Posted 12/19/2014 in National

Latin America is welcoming the renewal of ties between Cuba and the United States.

 

Paul: Trade with Cuba 'probably a good idea'

Posted 12/19/2014 in National

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Thursday the lengthy U.S. economic embargo against Cuba "just hasn't worked."

 

 

Sony film took aim at North Korea's biggest taboo

Posted 12/19/2014 in National

The movie, "The Interview," pushed all of North Korea's buttons.

 

 

'The Interview' deserves to be seen

Posted 12/19/2014 in National

That I was one of the relative few to see "The Interview" is not a boast I take any pleasure in.

 

 

Apple CEO donating to gay rights campaign in South

Posted 12/19/2014 in National

Apple chief executive Tim Cook is donating money to help fund a gay rights initiative in his native Alabama and two other Southern states.

 

 

United States not fully prepared for nuclear terrorist attack

Posted 12/19/2014 in National

The federal government isn't fully prepared to handle a nuclear terrorist attack or large-scale natural catastrophe.

 

 

European court rules obesity can be a disability

Posted 12/19/2014 in National

Obesity can be a disability, the European Court of Justice ruled Thursday.

 

 

8 children killed, mother stabbed in Australia

Posted 12/19/2014 in National

Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city today, police said.

 

 

2 states challenge Colorado marijuana legalization

Posted 12/19/2014 in National

Nebraska and Oklahoma on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to declare Colorado's legalization of marijuana unconstitutional.

 

Pakistan: 77 militants killed after school massacre

Posted 12/19/2014 in National

Pakistani warplanes and ground forces killed at least 77 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border.

 

Tsarnaev appears in court for first time since 2013

Posted 12/19/2014 in National

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013.

 

 

'Stand your ground' defense fails in Montana trial

Posted 12/18/2014 in National

Just days before he shot to death a 17-year-old German exchange student, Markus Kaarma told hair stylists he had been waiting up to shoot some kids who were burglarizing homes.

 

 

Cubans hope for better future with U.S.-Havana deal

Posted 12/18/2014 in National

Cubans cheered the surprise announcement that their country will restore relations with the United States.

 

 

North Korea-linked Sony cyberattack may be costliest ever

Posted 12/18/2014 in National

The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the most damaging cyberattack ever inflicted on an American business.

 

 

Ax, machete, pill bottles found near rampage suspect

Posted 12/18/2014 in National

Former Marines who served with a man believed to have killed his ex-wife and five of her relatives said he fought constantly with her.

 

 

Freed American endured years of declining health

Posted 12/18/2014 in National

Alan Gross spent five years wasting away in a Cuban prison.

 

 

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