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NYPD Shooting Suspect Referenced Garner, Brown Cases

32 min 11 sec ago
Two New York City police officers were shot and killed in their patrol car outside a Brooklyn housing project on Saturday. Police are investigating social-media posts in which the suspected gunman foreshadowed the killings.

U.S. Reaches Out to China in Effort to Respond to Hacking

5 hours 38 min ago
The Obama administration is seeking assistance from China as U.S. officials craft a response to North Korea’s cyberattack on Sony Pictures, senior administration officials said Saturday.

U.S. Returns Four Guantanamo Prisoners to Afghanistan

9 hours 29 min ago
The Pentagon said that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned home in what U.S. officials are citing as a sign of their confidence in the new Afghan president.

Obama Says Sony 'Made a Mistake' Pulling Film

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 22:17
President Obama criticized Sony Pictures for pulling a movie in response to a hack attack U.S. officials blame on North Korea, saying it sets a bad precedent.

Two Fed Dissenters Air Opposing Views

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 19:24
The presidents of the Minneapolis and Philadelphia regional Fed banks both dissented for different reasons at the central bank’s policy meeting Wednesday and on Friday elaborated on their dovish and hawkish rationale.

Cities Target Elevated Pedestrian-Death Level

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 19:15
After a variety of safety efforts have successfully reduced deaths from car crashes, transportation officials around the country are now focusing on another traffic-related problem: a general increase in pedestrian deaths since 2009.

Car Safety Gear Cuts Traffic Deaths

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 19:13
Deaths in U.S. car crashes have fallen by about a quarter in the last decade, new federal data show, as safety features in newer models have powered a drop in fatalities even as auto-safety recalls have surged.

Bank Bailouts Approach a Final Reckoning

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 18:25
The U.S. government closed a chapter in financial-crisis history when it sold its remaining shares of Ally Financial and shuttered its auto-bailout program, ending the last major pieces of a $426 billion rescue package.

Pain Remains for Cuban-Americans in Congress

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 18:06
Many politicians see U.S.-Cuba relations as an obsolete preoccupation of the Cold War. But for a small cadre of Cuban-Americans in Congress, it is a personal, painful and urgent concern.

What's Navajo for 'Clownfish'?

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 17:27
Tribe’s adaptation of animated movie classic seeks to revive use of native language among young members.

U.S. Levels New Sanctions on Crimea, Putin Supporters

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 15:30
The U.S. expanded its Russia sanctions to include a motorcycle group favored by Russian President Vladimir Putin as well as individuals and entities linked to the pro-Russian separatist movement in Ukraine.

FBI Blames North Korea for Sony Hack

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 14:30
The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Friday evidence points to North Korea as the culprit behind a hack of Sony Pictures that led the studio to pull the movie “The Interview” out of theaters.
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