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  • Germany: 73 pounds of cocaine in coffee shipment Dec 18, 2014 2:42 PM
    Unexpected stimulant: Berlin business finds 73 pounds of cocaine in Brazilian coffee delivery

     
  • Worker spends 90 minutes stuck in mud up to waist Dec 18, 2014 2:42 PM
    New Hampshire worker rescued after 90 minutes stuck in waist-deep mud from ground saturation

     
  • Broken treetop hanging on wire gets holiday decor Dec 18, 2014 7:24 PM
    Some Washington state residents decorate broken treetop dangling from wire as Christmas tree

     
  • AP IMPACT: Abused kids die as authorities fail to protect Dec 18, 2014 2:41 PM
    AP IMPACT: At least 786 kids die of abuse or neglect under watch of child protective services

     
  • Marshall President Stephen Kopp dies Dec 18, 2014 4:45 PM
    Marshall president Stephen Kopp dies after illness; oversaw $200M in buildings, renovations

     
  • Analysis: Recent California newspaper editorials Dec 18, 2014 7:01 PM
    Analysis: Summary of recent California newspaper editorials

     
  • TSA chief: Travelers from some nations targeted Dec 18, 2014 6:56 AM
    The Transportation Security Administration needed an exemption from new Obama administration rules restricting racial profiling by the government so the TSA could target travelers for extra scrutiny based on their nationality and gender, the head of the agency said.

     
  • U.S. talking oil exports just when world needs it least Dec 18, 2014 6:12 AM
    The U.S. Congress is talking about allowing unfettered oil exports for the first time in almost four decades. Its timing couldn’t be worse. “If they dropped the export ban today, how much crude would get exported?” Harold York, vice president of integrated energy research at WoodMac “I say none."

     
  • Feds sue NYC over Rikers Island jail violence Dec 18, 2014 1:55 PM
    Federal prosecutors sued New York City on Thursday to speed the pace of reforms at the Rikers Island jail complex and address what a Justice Department investigation found was a “deep-seated culture of violence” toward young inmates.

     
  • New ties with Cuba won’t change immigration rules Dec 18, 2014 1:57 PM
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says the Obama administration’s decision to renew diplomatic ties with Cuba won’t impact immigration rules just yet.

     
  • Bruce and Kris Jenner finalize divorce Dec 18, 2014 1:47 PM
    Court records show Kris and Bruce Jenner have finalized their divorce, but they won’t be officially single until March. A Los Angeles judge on Tuesday signed off on the couple’s divorce judgment that ends the pair’s 23-year marriage.

     
  • Innovative California Rabbi Harold Schulweis dies Dec 18, 2014 10:01 PM
    Harold Schulweis, influential rabbi who welcomed gays to synagogue, dies in Los Angeles at 89

     
  • Poll: 81 percent of Russians back Putin even as ruble falls Dec 18, 2014 12:53 PM
    From a Western perspective, Vladimir Putin’s days as president of Russia should be numbered: The ruble has lost about half its value, the economy is in crisis and his aggression in Ukraine has turned the country into an international pariah. And yet most Russians see Putin not as the cause, but as the solution.

     
  • Ford expands driver’s-side air bag recall nationwide Dec 18, 2014 10:16 AM
    Ford Motor Co. has agreed to government demands to expand a driver’s-side air bag inflator recall to the entire U.S. The move announced Thursday adds 447,000 Ford vehicles to the list of those recalled due to driver’s inflators made by Japan’s Takata Corp. The inflators can explode with too much force, spewing shrapnel into drivers and passengers.

     
  • ‘Interview’ ordeal at Sony just its latest crisis Dec 18, 2014 9:56 AM
    Sony’s miseries with its television and smartphone businesses were bad enough. Now its American movie division, a trophy asset, is facing tens of millions of dollars in losses from leaks by hackers that attacked the company over a movie that spoofs an assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. For now, Sony’s damage control strategy in Japan appears to be waiting out the crisis in silence.

     
  • U.S. jobless aid applications decline to 289,000 Dec 18, 2014 12:52 PM
    Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, a sign of solid job security and growing confidence among employers. Weekly unemployment benefit applications dropped 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 289,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That is the lowest level since late October.

     
  • N. Korea-linked Sony hack may be costliest ever Dec 18, 2014 9:56 AM
    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. The fallout from the hack that exposed a trove of sensitive documents, and this week escalated to threats of terrorism, forced Sony to cancel release of the North Korean spoof movie “The Interview.”

     
  • Marshall President Stephen Kopp dies Dec 18, 2014 10:10 PM
    Marshall president Stephen Kopp dies after illness; oversaw $200M in buildings, renovations

     
  • Dog injures Wyoming man in accidental shooting Dec 18, 2014 10:42 PM
    Police: Dog causes rifle to discharge, injuring 46-year-old man in northern Wyoming

     
  • Key elements of US policy shift toward Cuba Dec 18, 2014 1:57 PM
    The U.S. and Cuba will begin taking steps to restore full diplomatic relations, marking the most significant shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island in more than half a century. Key elements of changes to U.S. policy toward Cuba, some of which President Barack Obama announced at the White House this week.

     
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