Monday, November 24, 2014
 
  • Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dead at 78
    Monday, November 24, 2014 12:01 AM
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation’s capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the ultimate District of Columbia politician, though his arrest for drug use in the midst of a crack cocaine epidemic often overshadows his accomplishments. 
  • Damage worse than thought in Japanese earthquake
    Monday, November 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    TOKYO (AP) — The damage from an overnight earthquake in a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics proved more extensive than initially thought. 
  • Islamic State group recruits, exploits children
    Monday, November 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    BEIRUT (AP) — Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the logos of the Islamic Police. 
  • Saturday, November 22, 2014 12:01 AM
    COLUMBUS — The state’s unemployment rate dropped in October, from 5.6 percent in September 2014 to 5.3 percent in October 2014. 
  • Saturday, November 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    WASHINGTON (AP) — United against President Barack Obama but uncertain how to stop him, outraged Republicans struggled for a response on immigration Friday that would check the president without veering into talk of impeachment or a government shutdown. Their remedy was far from clear. 
  • Kids give first lady sarcastic ‘thanks’ on Twitter
    Saturday, November 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    WASHINGTON (AP) — School kids are giving thanks to first lady Michelle Obama just in time for the holiday — with a sarcastic Twitter hashtag about unappealing school lunches. 
  • Saturday, November 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm Friday as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But it was unclear whether the panel was still at work or when it would render a decision. 
  • Saturday, November 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    BEIJING (AP) — China’s central bank unexpectedly slashed interest rates on Friday to re-energize the world’s No. 2 economy, joining a growing list of major economies that are trying to encourage growth in the face of a global slowdown. 
  • Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders
    Friday, November 21, 2014 12:01 AM
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families." 
  • Friday, November 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bill that would impose some of the nation's most stringent abortion restrictions cleared an Ohio House committee Thursday after suddenly re-surfacing in the lame duck session. 

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