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A shutdown-free future is in the cards
12 Dec 2013 at 1:38pm
House passes non-historic budget agreement.
Four people stabbed in parking lot after Denver game
Four people were stabbed outside of Sports Authority Field following the Denver Broncos' loss to the San Diego Chargers on Thursday night, according to the Denver Post.
Twitter backtracks on block feature after users revolt
12 Dec 2013 at 9:28pm
By Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc was forced to nix a change to its "block" feature on Thursday after attracting a wave of protest from users who said the new policy empowered perpetrators of online abuse. The humbling reversal on one of the most sensitive policy issues facing the social network came as Twitter encountered user revolt for the first time as a public company. Under the short-lived change on Thursday, a blocked Twitter user could view or tweet at the person who blocked him or her, but that activity would have been rendered invisible to the victim as if the offending account did not exist. Before it backtracked, Twitter had said Thursday that the change was meant to protect victims of harassment who wanted to filter out abusive messages but feared that the act of blocking a user would prompt retaliation.
Thousands queue to see Mandela's body on last day
13 Dec 2013 at 12:58am
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) ? Tens of thousands of mourners are waiting in line to view the body of South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela which is lying in state for the third and final day in the nation's capital.
UN inspectors confirm Syria chemical attack
12 Dec 2013 at 11:35pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) ? Chemical weapons were probably used in four locations in Syria this year, in addition to the confirmed attack near Damascus in August that forced the government to abandon its secret chemical stockpile, U.N. inspectors have said.
A year since Delhi rape, women see key changes
13 Dec 2013 at 12:22am
NEW DELHI (AP) ? The phones were ringing nonstop in the tiny, windowless office in downtown New Delhi, with urgent appeals from desperate women.
Iran's fears of being a target cloud nuke talks
13 Dec 2013 at 12:41am
VIENNA (AP) ? Assassinations, cyber-attacks and possible military strikes: As nuclear negotiations with Iran enter a crucial stage, Tehran is voicing fears that tougher oversight of its activities will increase the risks of an attack on its atomic facilities and the scientists working on them.
Guard brings Christmas to remote Alaska village
13 Dec 2013 at 12:23am
KWETHLUK, Alaska (AP) ? Christmas in Alaska came early this week to nearly 300 students attending school in the Yup'ik Eskimo village of Kwethluk.
An Afghan governor defies Taliban, death threats
12 Dec 2013 at 11:08pm
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) ? Tooryalai Wesa was sitting in his office just three months after starting his new job as governor of Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan when he heard the deafening noise of rockets and bombs exploding nearby.
Chargers stun Broncos 27-20
12 Dec 2013 at 9:32pm
DENVER (AP) ? Now, Peyton Manning gets a chance to rest.
Newlywed pleads guilty to second-degree murder
12 Dec 2013 at 7:55pm
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) ? A Montana newlywed pleaded guilty Thursday to killing her husband of eight days by pushing him from a cliff in Glacier National Park while they argued about her second thoughts about the marriage.
Jang Song Thaek had been North Korea's No. 2
12 Dec 2013 at 10:14pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) ? The execution of leader Kim Jong Un's uncle marks the unprecedented fall from grace of one of the most powerful figures in North Korea and the most serious political upheaval in the country in decades.
GOP struggle widens as Boehner rebukes hard right
13 Dec 2013 at 12:07am
WASHINGTON (AP) ? The Republican establishment's much-anticipated pushback against the tea party wing is underway. House Speaker John Boehner made that clear Thursday, when he renewed his denunciation of groups that try to defeat GOP incumbents they consider too willing to compromise with Democrats.
Fake signer at Mandela event says he hallucinated
12 Dec 2013 at 2:47pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) ? The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial says he suffers from schizophrenia and hallucinated and saw angels while gesturing incoherently just 3 feet away from President Barack Obama and other world leaders, outraging deaf people worldwide who said his signs amounted to gibberish.
Daunting days ahead as Mexico readies oil opening
12 Dec 2013 at 9:16pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) ? Mexico's sweeping away of seven decades of nationalist protections and letting foreign companies back into its oil fields is crucial to bringing the expertise and money needed to rejuvenate its sclerotic energy industry, supporters say.