Thursday, December 18, 2014
  • US, Cuba patch torn relations
    Thursday, December 18, 2014 12:01 AM
    WASHINGTON (AP) — After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations — a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations. 
  • Thursday, December 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is edging closer to raising interest rates from record lows given a strengthening U.S. economy. But it will be “patient” in deciding when to do so. 
  • Thursday, December 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Motorists at the nation’s busiest border crossing were accustomed to waiting hours while vendors paraded between lanes with everything from sliced papaya and hot oatmeal to sombreros and ceramic mugs. 
  • Thursday, December 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas became the first Southern state to expand its Medicaid program in a way that many Republicans found acceptable. 
  • Thursday, December 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Handing environmentalists a breakthrough victory, New York plans to prohibit fracking for natural gas because of what regulators say are its unexplored health risks and dubious economic benefits. 
  • Ruble collapse shakes Russian economy, consumers
    Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:02 AM
    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin faces a major new challenge after a catastrophic fall in the value of the ruble, which hit a new low Tuesday despite the Central Bank’s desperate efforts to halt the selling. 
  • 141 — mostly children — killed in Pakistan attack
    Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:01 AM
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — In the deadliest slaughter of innocents in Pakistan in years, Taliban gunmen attacked a military-run school Tuesday and killed 141 people — almost all of them students — before government troops ended the siege. 
  • Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in Pittsburgh is declaring that President Barack Obama’s recent executive actions on immigration are unconstitutional. 
  • Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    NEW YORK (AP) — Threats of violence against movie theaters. Cancelled showings of "The Interview." Leaks of thousands more private emails. Lawsuits by former employees that could cost tens of millions in damages. 
  • House approves $1.1T bill financing government
    Monday, December 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Swapping crisis for compromise, the House narrowly approved $1.1 trillion in government-wide spending Thursday night after President Barack Obama and Republicans joined forces to override Democratic complaints that the bill would also ease bank regulations imposed after the economy's near-collapse in 2008.


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