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GOP could struggle to roll back immigration changes
20 Nov 2014 at 5:28pm
Republicans have no clear plan yet on how to respond to Obama's executive action.
100-year-old woman sees the ocean for the first time
21 Nov 2014 at 7:05am
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) ? Ruby Holt spent most of her 100 years on a farm in rural Tennessee, picking cotton and raising four children. She never had the time or money to go to a beach.
What the Cosby uproar says about how far we've come
21 Nov 2014 at 2:31am
For decades, those who accused Cosby did so in the context of a world inclined not to believe them.
Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood
21 Nov 2014 at 7:05am
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) ? It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi van in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus.
More arrests as protesters await Ferguson grand jury decision
20 Nov 2014 at 10:46pm
By Daniel Wallis FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Riot police arrested at least two demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, for a second night running as tensions simmer ahead of a grand jury decision in the case of a white officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in August. The grand jury is deciding whether to charge officer Darren Wilson in the slaying of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb in a case that has exposed fresh strains in often-troubled race relations in the United States. ...
Holder urges police restraint ahead of grand jury decision in Ferguson
21 Nov 2014 at 7:16am
By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday urged police to use restraint amid potential protests that could follow the upcoming grand jury decision in the Ferguson, Missouri case involving a police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in August. "The Justice Department encourages law enforcement officials, in every jurisdiction, to work with the communities they serve to minimize needless confrontation," Holder said in a video address released by the department. ...
Obama unveils U.S. immigration reform, setting up fight with Republicans
20 Nov 2014 at 7:51pm
By Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama imposed the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation on Thursday, easing the threat of deportation for some 4.7 million undocumented immigrants and setting up a clash with Republicans who vow to fight his moves. In a White House speech, Obama rejected Republican arguments that his decision to bypass Congress and take executive action was tantamount to amnesty for illegal immigrants. ...
Thanksgiving grease cooks up plumbing disasters
21 Nov 2014 at 4:02am
By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thanksgiving is a royal pain in the U.S. drain. Thanksgiving means turkey dinners, family gatherings and football. For household drains and aging sewers across the United States, it means a lot of grease going down the pipes - and into the sewers. For some harried cooks, the simplest way to get rid of fat from turkeys, bacon and roasts is down the kitchen drain. There it congeals, clogging the pipe and trapping food scraps until the only solution is to call the plumber. ...
Israel says Hamas planned to assassinate Lieberman in West Bank
21 Nov 2014 at 1:03am
By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has arrested four Palestinians suspected of planning to kill Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman with an anti-tank rocket while he drove to his Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, Israeli officials say. The alleged Hamas plot was hatched during the July-August war in Gaza. Its disclosure comes as ties fray between Israel and U.S.-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who is based in the West Bank, over a contested Jerusalem shrine. ...
Michael Brown's father issues plea for peace in Ferguson
20 Nov 2014 at 5:11pm
ST. LOUIS ? On the eve of what appears to be a grand jury decision in the shooting death of his son, Michael Brown, Sr. issued a last-minute plea for no more Ferguson riots.
Woman with gun arrested outside White House after Obama's immigration speech
20 Nov 2014 at 10:10pm
(Reuters) - A woman demonstrating outside the White House on Thursday night was arrested for carrying a gun, the Secret Service said, shortly after President Barack Obama began a speech unveiling sweeping reforms to the U.S. immigration system. April Lenhart, 23, of Mount Morris, Michigan, was arrested around 8:30 p.m. local time, Secret Service spokesman Robert Hoback said in an email. Obama had started his speech some 30 minutes earlier, during which he imposed the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation. The executive actions ease the threat of deportation for some 4. ...
Supreme Court allows gay marriage to proceed in South Carolina
20 Nov 2014 at 2:41pm
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the way for South Carolina to become the 35th U.S. state where gay marriage is legal, denying a request to block same-same weddings from proceeding. The order was another victory for gay marriage advocates after a federal judge in Montana on Wednesday struck down that state's ban on same-sex marriage. "We're really thrilled," said Jeff Ayers, board chairman of South Carolina Equality. "This proves that all the way to the highest court, these were our rights from the beginning. ...
Where is Darren Wilson?
20 Nov 2014 at 11:10am
The Ferguson police officer remains out of sight as the grand jury decision looms.
Obama vows 'more fair and just' US immigration
20 Nov 2014 at 10:55pm
Pledging to fix America's "broken" immigration system, President Barack Obama offered five million undocumented migrants protection from deportation, allowing families to emerge from the shadows and seek work permits. In a move that infuriated his Republican critics and drew unspecified pledges to counter it, Obama said nearly all undocumented people living in the country for more than five years and who have a child who is a US citizen or legal permanent resident can apply for a three-year work authorization. "There are actions I have the legal authority to take as president -- the same kinds of actions taken by Democratic and Republican presidents before me -- that will help make our immigration system more fair and more just," Obama said in a 15-minute speech broadcast from the White House. "Only Congress can do that," he added.
CIA's plan to erase emails comes under fire
20 Nov 2014 at 6:43am
A CIA plan 'could allow for the destruction of crucial documentary evidence...'