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New lawsuit brings Cosby abuse claims to court

Posted 12/3/2014 in National

A lawsuit by a woman who claims Bill Cosby molested her when she was 15 years old has moved allegations of sexual misconduct against the comedian from the court of public opinion into the courthouse.

 

 

Takata says recall decision is up to automakers

Posted 12/3/2014 in National

Japan's Takata Corp. refused to comply with a U.S. government demand for an expanded recall of its air bags.

 

 

Nation's classrooms reflect on Ferguson decision

Posted 12/3/2014 in National

When his high school English students came to class, Tom Rademacher knew there would be one thing on their mind: a grand jury's decision not to indict the white police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

 

 

Diplomats worldwide target Islamic State militants

Posted 12/3/2014 in National

A global fight against Islamic State militants will likely take years to fully succeed, but nations are prepared to engage "for as long as it takes" to defeat the bloody insurgency, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday.

 

 

Twitter tries to make it easier to report abuse

Posted 12/3/2014 in National

Twitter is trying to make it easier for victims and witnesses of online harassment to report it.

 

Nativity scene breaks Guinness record

Posted 12/3/2014 in National

More than 1,000 people dressed as angels, wise men and religious royalty gathered at a park in Provo, Utah, and set a new Guinness record for the largest live nativity scene.

 

Lebanon says it has detained wife of IS leader

Posted 12/3/2014 in National

Lebanese authorities detained a woman and young boy believed to be the wife and son of the reclusive Islamic State group leader.

 

 

Security experts doubt North Korea hacked Sony

Posted 12/3/2014 in National

Some cybersecurity experts say it is unlikely North Korea was behind the cyberattack that crippled Sony Pictures' computers and possibly leaked unreleased movies online.

 

 

White House prospects clash on foreign policy

Posted 12/3/2014 in National

The GOP's most ambitious leaders have begun to clash with each other over the nation's role in global affairs.

 

 

GOP-led House may vote to undo Obama immigration order

Posted 12/3/2014 in National

The Republican-led House may vote this week to undo President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration.

 

 

CDC: Circumcision benefits outweigh risks

Posted 12/3/2014 in National

U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision.

 

 

Conservatives work to block Obama on immigration

Posted 12/2/2014 in National

Conservatives circulated draft legislation Monday aimed at blocking President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration from taking effect, as Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson prepared to offer GOP critics a full-throated defense of the new policies.

 

 

Obama: Avoid 'militarized' police culture

Posted 12/2/2014 in National

President Barack Obama said Monday he wants to ensure the U.S. isn't building a "militarized culture" within police departments, while maintaining federal programs that provide the type of military-style equipment that were used to dispel racially charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

 

 

Mennonite working with drug cartel gets 15 months

Posted 12/2/2014 in National

It was an unlikely alliance that authorities said involved a group of pacifist Mexican Mennonites accused of growing tons of marijuana and working with a notoriously vicious Mexican cartel to ship it across the U.S. border.

 

 

Aide resigns over criticism of Obama daughters

Posted 12/2/2014 in National

An aide to a Republican congressman resigned Monday after her Facebook post criticizing President Barack Obama's daughters touched off a backlash.

 

 

Bill Cosby resigns from Temple University board

Posted 12/2/2014 in National

Bill Cosby stepped down as a trustee of his beloved Temple University following renewed accusations that he had drugged and sexually assaulted a string of women over many years.

 

Congress crams unfinished agenda into final days

Posted 12/2/2014 in National

Lame-duck lawmakers returned to Washington on Monday for a two-week session in which they hope to prevent a government shutdown and renew tax breaks for individuals and businesses.

Court considers Facebook threats case

Posted 12/2/2014 in National

From the violent lyrics of rap music to the crude comments of teenagers in video-game chat rooms, the Supreme Court struggled Monday over where to draw the line between free speech and illegal threats in the digital age.

 

No Child Left Behind gets renewed focus

Posted 12/2/2014 in National

The No Child Left Behind education law could be making a political comeback.

 

 

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