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US, Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord

WASHINGTON – After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations – a historic shift … Full story    

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Indiana ministry’s house to help women emerge from homelessness

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – On a cold December afternoon, a pair of men worked to install a rear door on a dilapidated duplex in Jacobsville. Stripped … Full story    

US, Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord

WASHINGTON – After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations – a historic shift … Full story    
Updated 21 hours ago

‘Saving Private Ryan’ among films being preserved in National Film Registry by Library of Congress

WASHINGTON – “Saving Private Ryan” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” are among 25 movies being inducted this year into the National Film Registry for long-term … Full story    
Updated 21 hours ago

Expert: Cleveland police officer killing young boy shows strict police vetting needed

DENVER – The discovery that a Cleveland officer who shot and killed a 12-year-old boy last month had washed out at another police force highlights … Full story    
Updated 21 hours ago

Colorado: State board of health funds medical marijuana research, a first

DENVER – Colorado awarded more than $8 million for medical marijuana research Wednesday, a step toward addressing complaints that little is known about pot’s medical … Full story    
Updated 21 hours ago

The D’oh of Homer: College professors nationwide employ TV’s Simpsons into their teachings

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – Bart and Lisa Simpson have been in elementary school for 25 years. But that hasn’t stopped them from showing up on college … Full story    
Updated 21 hours ago

Missoula, Mont. man convicted in German exchange student’s death

MISSOULA, Mont. – A Montana man who shot and killed a German exchange student caught trespassing in his garage was convicted of deliberate homicide Wednesday … Full story    
Updated 21 hours ago

Comedian Bill Cosby won’t be charged over molestation claim, say Los Angeles prosecutors

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles prosecutors on Tuesday declined to file any charges against Bill Cosby after a woman recently claimed the comedian molested her … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Ex-Marine from Philadelphia wanted in 6 killings is found dead

PENNSBURG, Pa. – An Iraq War veteran suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives was found dead in the woods near his … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Fixes planned for Manhattan clinic that treated Joan Rivers

NEW YORK – The clinic where Joan Rivers suffered a fatal complication during a medical procedure has submitted an acceptable plan to correct problems uncovered … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Ex-employees of Sony Pictures file lawsuit in Los Angeles over hacked personal details

NEW YORK – Two former employees of Sony Pictures Entertainment are suing the company for not preventing hackers from stealing nearly 50,000 Social Security numbers, … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Jury in Montana exchange student killing case adjourns for day

MISSOULA, Mont. –” A Missoula man intended to harm, if not kill, when he confronted and shot to death a German high school exchange student … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Rhode Island man seeks soccer star Ronaldo to sue him over underwear line

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A Rhode Island man is trying to sue international soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo in a dispute over an underwear line, but he … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Family sues over fatal shooting at Beavercreek, Ohio Wal-Mart

CINCINNATI – The family of a black man fatally shot by a white police officer as he held an air rifle inside a Wal-Mart filed … Full story    
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Norman Bridwell, Clifford creator, dead at 86 in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts

Norman Bridwell, creator of the popular “Clifford the Big Red Dog” series of children’s books turned into a PBS TV show, has died. Scholastic, his … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Can identifying mental illness stop terror attacks?

LONDON (AP) – A radical Muslim killed a soldier outside Canada’s Parliament. A right-wing extremist opened fire on buildings in Texas’ capital and tried to … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Wartime, Hollywood photographer Phil Stern dies in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – Phil Stern, an award-winning photographer who lugged his camera into combat during World War II and later became known for candid shots … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Study: Your all-electric car may not be so green

WASHINGTON (AP) – People who own all-electric cars where coal generates the power may think they are helping the environment. But a new study finds … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Friends say they pushed UVA ‘Jackie’ to call cops

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Three friends of an alleged victim of a gang rape at a University of Virginia frat house told The Associated Press that … Full story    
Published:  December 15, 2014

Newtown victim’s mom speaks out about gun violence at 2nd anniversary service

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) – The mother of a first-grader killed in the Newtown school shooting rampage spoke out against gun violence Sunday on the second … Full story    
Published:  December 15, 2014

‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ conquers the box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) – After three weeks of box office dominance, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” ceded its reign to “Exodus: Gods and … Full story    
Published:  December 14, 2014

Bond producers say screenplay stolen in Sony hack

LONDON (AP) – The producers of James Bond films have acknowledged that an early version of the screenplay for the new movie “SPECTRE” was among … Full story    
Published:  December 14, 2014