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Afghan suicide bomber kills 49 at volleyball game, before NATO pull-out – The Australian

Posted: Monday, November 24, 2014

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One Direction, Katy Perry each win three American Music Awards – Fox News

Posted: Monday, November 24, 2014

November 23, 2014: Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles, of One Direction, pose in the press room with the awards for artist of the year, favorite pop/rock album for ‘Midnight Memories’ and pop/rock band, duo or group at the 42nd annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) American girls love British boys: One Direction won artist…

President Obama: American People Want ‘New Car Smell’ in 2016 Campaign – ABC News

Posted: Monday, November 24, 2014

President Obama, acknowledging he’s taken some political “dings” during his time in the White House, said in an exclusive interview with ABC News that the American people will want that “new car smell” when it comes to the 2016 presidential campaign, suggesting he may not have a prominent role on the campaign trail as the country prepares to select his replacement. “I think the American people, you know, they’re going…

Cleveland police kill 12-year-old boy wielding BB gun that looked like a semi … – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, November 24, 2014

This Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 photo of a BB gun taken from a 12-year old shot by Cleveland police is shown. A 12-year-old boy shot by police after apparently grabbing what turned out to be a replica gun died from his wounds Sunday, a day after officers responded to an emergency call about a someone waving a “probably fake” gun at a playground. One officer fired twice after the boy…

Uncertainty fuels speculation on Ferguson decision – seattlepi.com

Posted: Monday, November 24, 2014

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The final weekend before the Thanksgiving holiday passed without a grand jury decision on whether to indict a Ferguson police officer, fueling new speculation about the timing as protesters demand justice for Michael Brown. After meeting Friday but apparently not reaching a decision, the grand jury was widely expected to reconvene on Monday to consider possible charges against Darren Wilson, the white suburban St. Louis officer…

World Powers, Iran Make Final Push at Nuclear Talks Deadline – Voice of America

Posted: Monday, November 24, 2014

The foreign ministers of Iran and a group of six world powers have reached the final day of their self-imposed, year-long period to agree on a comprehensive deal to ensure Iran’s nuclear program is peaceful. Officials from both sides said Sunday they are considering the idea of extending the talks in Vienna beyond Monday, just as they did in July when their original six-month deadline came with…

‘A Reason to Run’: For Two Men, the Road Leads to Ferguson – NBCNews.com

Posted: Monday, November 24, 2014

FERGUSON, Missouri — When Londrelle Hall and Ray Mills heard about the killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, they decided they wanted to do something not only to pay tribute, but also to change the image of African-American men. That’s when the pair decided that they would run more than 540 miles from Atlanta to Ferguson, Missouri, in hope of making a difference. Neither of the men considers…

Obama Is Damaging Hillary’s Chances – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Monday, November 24, 2014

President Obama’s high-risk immigration gamble may have severe consequences for Washington, the country and the Democratic Party, most of all Hillary Clinton. Mrs. Clinton’s putative bid for the Democratic presidential nomination is already running into trouble. The national exit poll from the recently completed midterm elections showed her with less than a majority of voters (43%) saying she would make a good president. When pitted…

Crews rescue 2, dog trapped in rubble of collapsed South Side building – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Monday, November 24, 2014

Chicago Fire Department crews rescued two people and a dog trapped in the rubble of an apartment building that “pancaked” after an apparent explosion in the city’s Washington Park neighborhood Sunday evening. lRelated Breaking News Building collapse See all related What neighbors described as a loud explosion preceded the collapse of a 3-year-old frame apartment building about 7 p.m. Sunday in the 5800 block of South Calumet Avenue. Two women and…

Scenes from the 42nd American Music Awards – Baltimore Sun

Posted: Monday, November 24, 2014

Nov 23, 2014 Jerry Jackson 0 Comment <!– Shares   –> Entertainment American Music Awards, Iggy Azalea, Imagine Dragons, Taylor Swift 51 Photos Taylor Swift, Charli XCX, 5 Second of Summer, Iggy Azalea and Imagine Dragons rock the 42nd annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles Sunday night. Pitbull performs “Fireball” during the 42nd…

Afghanistan suicide bomber kills at least 45 people – New York Daily News

Posted: Monday, November 24, 2014

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Ferguson prepares for grand jury decision – U-T San Diego

Posted: Sunday, November 23, 2014

  Reddit ✉ –Comments Protesters march Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, along a stretch of road where violent protests occurred following the August shooting of unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Ferguson and the St. Louis region are on edge in anticipation of the announcement by a grand jury whether to criminally charge Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. (AP Photo/Charlie…

Marion Barry dies; 4-term DC mayor the most powerful local politician of his … – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, November 23, 2014

Marion Barry Jr., the Mississippi sharecropper’s son and civil rights activist who served three terms as mayor of the District of Columbia, survived a drug arrest and jail sentence, and then came back to win a fourth term as the city’s chief executive, died early Sunday at United Medical Center in Washington. He was 78. Mr. Barry, who also served on the D.C. Council for 15 years and had been…

Doubts over Iran nuclear talks deal as deadline looms – Irish Times

Posted: Sunday, November 23, 2014

World powers and Iran are struggling overcome the differences preventing them from ending a 12-year standoff over Tehran’s atomic ambitions, raising the prospect of another extension to the high-stakes talks. US secretary of state John Kerry said “big gaps” remained with 24 hours to go before a self-imposed deadline on Monday for an accord, despite signs of some headway. A European source said the chance of a final deal by…

Japan Warns of Aftershocks as Quake Injures 39, Destroys Homes – Businessweek

Posted: Sunday, November 23, 2014

Japan’s Meteorological Agency warned people in the central prefecture of Nagano to be on the alert for aftershocks after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake injured 39 people and destroyed homes, public broadcaster NHK said. The quake struck at about 10:08 p.m. local time yesterday, with the epicenter at a depth of about 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) in the northern part of the prefecture, the agency said in a statement posted on…

Hundley leads UCLA past USC, 38-20 – Reuters

Posted: Sunday, November 23, 2014

Hundley leads UCLA past USC, 38-20 PASADENA, Calif. — UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as the Bruins defeated crosstown rival USC 38-20 on Saturday at the Rose Bowl. The game was close throughout most of the first half, but UCLA scored a late second-quarter touchdown and two more on its first two possessions of the second half. “Those were big,” Hundley said. “To…

US Judge Backs Ban on Sports Betting in New Jersey – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2014

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Immigrants to Get Wage Boost From Job Mobility Under Obama Plan – Businessweek

Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2014

President Barack Obama’s decision to lift the economic ceiling on almost half the nation’s 11.4 million undocumented immigrants will give those workers a chance at higher pay and better jobs. That means it will also raise costs for businesses that rely on off-the-books labor. Dishwashers will become waiters, and day laborers will move to full-time work on farms, forcing employers to pay higher wages for new workers. A 1986 immigration…

DOD announces release of detainee uantanamo Bay – KTAL

Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2014

After a dozen years of enjoying the hospitality of the United States of America, Muhammed Murdi Issa Al-Zahrani is going home to Saudi Arabia.   The Department of Defense today announced Al-Zahrani will be transferred from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to the Government of Saudi Arabia. On Oct. 3, a Periodic Review Board consisting of representatives from the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Justice, and State; the Joint…

Cosby gets sellout support at Florida show – USA TODAY

Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2014

Despite having multiple shows canceled around the country, Bill Cosby performed in front of a sold-out crowd in Melbourne, Florida on Friday night. VPC Comedian Bill Cosby performs during a show at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, Fla., Friday night.(Photo: Phelan M. Ebenhack, AP) MELBOURNE, Fla. — Embattled comedian and actor Bill Cosby took the stage to a standing ovation here Friday night, performing…