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Civil rights figure: U.S. divided by race again

Posted 11/15/2014 in National

Civil rights pioneer Ruby Bridges says America today looks a lot like the world she helped break apart 54 years ago: A nation with segregated schools and racial tension.

Islamic State group says it'll mint its own coins

Posted 11/15/2014 in National

The leader of the Islamic State group has ordered the terror organization to start minting gold, silver and copper coins for its own currency -- the Islamic dinar.

Bill Cosby's guest shot with Letterman canceled

Posted 11/15/2014 in National

Bill Cosby's upcoming appearance on CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" has been canceled amid a growing uproar over allegations that he sexually assaulted several women in past decades.

 

Republicans mull response to Obama on immigration

Posted 11/15/2014 in National

House Republicans debated Friday how to respond to President Barack Obama's expected executive action on immigration.

 

 

Court rejects contraceptives challenge

Posted 11/15/2014 in National

A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a path devised by the Obama administration that allows religious nonprofit groups to avoid paying for contraception under the president's health care law.

 

 

Cities brace for protests off Ferguson decision

Posted 11/15/2014 in National

From Boston to Los Angeles, police departments are bracing for large demonstrations when a grand jury decides whether to indict a white police officer who killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.

 

 

Ban sought for cosmetics testing on animals

Posted 11/15/2014 in National

Hoping to build off recent bans in Europe and India, opponents of animal testing for cosmetics plan to make a big push for a similar prohibition in the United States.

 

 

AP sources: Millions to get deportation protection

Posted 11/14/2014 in National

The Obama administration is considering a plan that would shield possibly around 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally from deportation.

 

 

Gov't tells U.S. drivers to get used to cheap gas

Posted 11/14/2014 in National

Those low gas prices on station signs aren't going away soon, the government says.

 

 

Message from Islamic State group leader emerges

Posted 11/14/2014 in National

In a recording released days after he was reported to be wounded in an airstrike, the leader of the Islamic State group said the U.S.-led coalition's campaign had failed and it would eventually have to send ground troops into battle.

 

 

AP sources: Islamic State, al-Qaida reach accord in Syria

Posted 11/14/2014 in National

Militant leaders from the Islamic State group and al-Qaida gathered at a farm house in northern Syria last week and agreed on a plan to stop fighting each other.

 

 

Lawmakers move to strip former Nazis of benefits

Posted 11/14/2014 in National

A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced legislation Thursday to strip suspected Nazi war criminals of their Social Security benefits.

 

 

Pennsylvania trooper ambush suspect charged with terrorism

Posted 11/14/2014 in National

The man accused of opening fire on a Pennsylvania State Police barracks admitted killing a trooper because he was dissatisfied with government and wanted to "wake people up," according to court documents.

 

 

'Cake Boss' Valastro charged with DWI

Posted 11/14/2014 in National

New York City prosecutors have charged "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro with three misdemeanor counts of drunken-driving.

 

 

AC/DC members not in touch with Rudd since charges

Posted 11/14/2014 in National

Angus Young of AC/DC says his band mates have not been in touch with Phil Rudd since he was charged with threatening to kill and possessing methamphetamine and marijuana last week.

 

 

Facebook again tries to simplify lengthy privacy policy

Posted 11/14/2014 in National

One more time, Facebook is trying to simplify its lengthy privacy policy -- and make it much shorter -- to explain how it targets advertisements to its 1.35 billion users.

 

Window washers 'doing well' after WTC scaffold mishap

Posted 11/13/2014 in National

Investigators are looking into the collapse of a World Trade Center scaffold that left two window washers dangling from the nation's tallest skyscraper.

 

Ebola drug testing sparks ethics debate

Posted 11/13/2014 in National

Health officials are scrambling to begin human testing of a handful of experimental drugs for Ebola.

 

 

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