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After turbulent year, Obama aims for quiet Hawaii getaway

December 20, 2014

KAILUA, Hawaii (AP) — A tumultuous year all but behind him, President Barack Obama set off for his annual winter getaway in Hawaii hoping for one thing: Quiet. more »»

Tick-tock: Tips for last-minute shoppers

December 20, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The clock is ticking, and your holiday shopping list isn't complete.

Don't fret — you aren't alone. more »»

Lawyer: Woman did not intend to hit pedestrians

December 20, 2014

TORRANCE, Calif. more »»

Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaign

December 20, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Radical environmentalists who threw acid and smoke bombs at Japanese whalers were found in contempt of court Friday for continuing their relentless campaign to disrupt the... more »»

New York mayor caught between protests, police

December 20, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio was elected last year after making promises to keep crime low while improving relations between police and the community. more »»

Driver pleads not guilty in pedestrian deaths

December 20, 2014

TORRANCE, Calif. more »»

Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

December 20, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he pledged the U.S. more »»

Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 4 deaths

December 20, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states. more »»

Sony on shelving 'The Interview': 'We had no choice'

December 20, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Following pointed criticism from President Barack Obama for shelving "The Interview," Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday defended its decision, claiming it had no choice but to... more »»

Lawsuit shows resistance to legalization of pot

December 20, 2014

DENVER (AP) — Despite growing public support for legalizing marijuana, a lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma shows that at least two segments of American society are prepared to fight the idea... more »»

Supreme Court won't stop gay marriages in Florida

December 20, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday refused to block gay marriages in Florida, the latest of about three dozen states allowing same-sex weddings. more »»

Theater shooter's parents plead for his life

December 20, 2014

DENVER (AP) — The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes begged Friday for his life to be spared through a plea bargain — a move that rekindled the long-running, emotional debate about... more »»

Cuban cigar boom? Not yet, stores and customers say

December 20, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — The coveted Cuban cigar is set to make its first legal appearance in the U.S. more »»

Lawmaker wants investigation of St. Louis prosecutor

December 19, 2014

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker is calling for an investigation of St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch, saying he "manipulated" the grand jury in the Ferguson case. more »»

Sales for holiday shopping season come down to the wire

December 19, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Despite an early start, sales data provided to The Associated Press show that stores may once again have to rely on procrastinators to save the holiday shopping seaso. more »»

Home confinement ordered for ex-pharmacy officials

December 19, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ordered home confinement and GPS monitoring for two former officials with a now-defunct Massachusetts compounding pharmacy at the center of a 2012 fungal... more »»

Sugarland, promoter settle with state fair victims

December 19, 2014

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. more »»

Man pleads guilty in gun case linked to marathon

December 19, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — A man charged with having once possessed the gun that prosecutors believe the Boston Marathon bombing suspects used to kill an MIT police officer pleaded guilty Friday to gun... more »»

Obama's Cuba switch forces exile groups to adapt

December 19, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — Hours before President Barack Obama announced an end to a half-century of U.S. more »»

Obama imposes sanctions on Crimea, echoes EU

December 19, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama banned new investments in Crimea on Friday, slapping sanctions on the peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine earlier this year. more »»

 
 

 

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