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  • Raul Castro: Don't expect detente to change Cuban system

    HAVANA – Cuban President Raul Castro sent a blunt message to Washington Saturday as the White House works to reverse a half-century of hostility betwe ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage

    LOS ANGELES – The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Obama takes foreign policy risk, but on his own terms

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has been criticized as cautious on foreign policy, but the secret negotiations on Cuba suggest a willingness for b ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Pakistan executes militants and bombards tribal areas

    ISLAMABAD – Pakistan hanged two convicted militants Friday in the country’s first executions in years, while warplanes and ground forces pounded insur ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • EPA sets first national standard for coal waste

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, treating it mor ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Lawsuit shows resistance to legalization of pot

    DENVER – Despite growing public support for legalizing marijuana, a lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma shows that at least two segments of America ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Jerry Sandusky is denied $4,900-a-month pension

    HARRISBURG, Pa. – Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has lost a legal battle to restore his $4,900-a-month pension, a benefit t ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Obama cautions that change may be slow to come to Cuba

    WASHINGTON – Tempering his historic Cuba policy shift with a dose of realism, President Barack Obama said Friday that change may not come quickly to t ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Aurora, Colorado, theater shooter’s parents plead for his life

    DENVER – The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes begged Friday for his life to be spared through a plea bargain – a move that rekindled t ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Bush officials gave CIA wide latitude

    WASHINGTON – In July 2004, despite growing internal concerns about the CIA's brutal interrogation methods, senior members of George W. Bush's national ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • After school massacre in Pakistan, 2 militants hanged

    ISLAMABAD — Pakistan hanged two convicted militants on Friday — the country's first executions in years — after the government reinstated the death pe ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 1:21 pm
  • U.S. officially accuses North Korea of Sony Pictures hacking

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday formally accused North Korea's government of being responsible for the dramatic hacker break-in at Son ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 1:14 pm
  • James Holmes parents plead for Colorado theater shooter's life

    DENVER — The parents of James Holmes pleaded Friday for his life to be spared if he is convicted of killing 12 people and injuring 70 others after ope ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • 8 children killed, mother stabbed, in Australia

    SYDNEY — The bodies of eight children — aged 18 months to 15 years — and a wounded woman were discovered in a home in northern Australia on Friday, po ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 9:47 am
  • 10 Things to Know for Dec. 19; Pakistani military kills 67 militants after school massacre

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 8:29 am
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