20 November 2014

Obama's executive action on immigration: What we know so far

In a prime-time address, the president will announce his executive action.

20 November 2014

The CIA wants to destroy thousands of internal emails covering spy operations and other activities

BUSH CIAA CIA plan 'could allow for the destruction of crucial documentary evidence...'


31 December 1969

Woman cross-dresses her way across Afghanistan

Woman cross-dresses her way across Afghanistan


20 November 2014

Iran nuclear talks may be extended

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and US Secretary of State John Kerry speak during a joint statement at the Quai d'Orsay Foreign Affairs ministry in ParisA deadline for resolving Iran's nuclear program fast approaches.


20 November 2014

Iraq, Turkey vow to work together against IS group

An investigator works at the site of a suicide attack in Irbil, capital of the semi-autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq that took place near the city's historic citadel on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. The bomber struck in the heart of the northern Iraqi Kurdish city, killing several people, according to initial reports in local Kurdish media.(AP Photo/Bram Janssen)BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister said on Thursday that his country and neighboring Turkey have agreed on closer security and intelligence cooperation in the face of the threat posed by the Islamic State group.


20 November 2014

Mary Landrieu against the GOP wave

On the morning after the Senate rejected approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, the bills's sponsor, Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, walks through a corridor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. Landrieu had hoped that passage of the Keystone bill would improve the chances of retaining her Senate seat in a runoff Dec. 6 against Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)The Louisiana senator’s every move has garnered unusual amounts of attention.


19 November 2014

Matt Bai: Uber, Gruber and underlying truth

Uber and GruberSocial media routinely ruins good reputations by magnifying a few clumsy words beyond all proportion. Except, you know, when it doesn't really do that at all.


20 November 2014

Texas judge approves execution of mentally ill man

The Wynne Unit in Huntsville, one of the seven prison units in Walker County, Texas, on May 21, 2013Washington (AFP) - A Texas judge on Wednesday refused to postpone the scheduled execution of a convicted killer who suffers from mental illness and is set to face lethal injection on December 3.


20 November 2014

Oscar-winning director dies at 83

Entertainment icon Mike Nichols has died at age 83Mike Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such films, TV and stage hits as "The Graduate," ''Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," ''Angels in America" and "Monty Python's Spamalot," has died. He was 83.


20 November 2014

Gunman killed by police after FSU shooting

Police investigate a shooting at Strozier Library on Florida State campus on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)Three students were also wounded in the shooting at a campus library.


20 November 2014

Police arrest protesters as St. Louis awaits grand jury decision

By Scott Malone FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Police arrested five people overnight after they tried to block a street in a protest calling for a grand jury to charge a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen in August. A few dozen demonstrators, some chanting "Indict that cop," gathered outside the city police station late on Wednesday in sub-freezing temperatures. They were faced by officers in riot gear and the arrests were the first in about a week. ...

20 November 2014

Obama seeks to build Congress support for immigration changes

U.S. President Obama has lunch with Standing Rock Sioux tribal youth in WashingtonBy Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Republican leader warned President Barack Obama on Thursday that he will have a fight on his hands if he goes ahead with a sweeping program to ease the threat of deportations for millions of undocumented immigrants. Obama, in a speech to be broadcast at 8 p.m. ET, is set to lay out plans for using his executive authority in ways that could allow as many as 5 million undocumented people to come out of the shadows and into American society. ...


20 November 2014

Gunman killed, three students shot in Florida university library

Crime scene tape is seen in front of the library at Florida State University, in TallahasseeBy Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - A gunman wounded three Florida State University students, one critically, early Thursday when he opened fire in a library where hundreds of students were studying for exams, authorities said. Officers confronted the attacker soon after 12:30 a.m. near the entrance to Florida State's Strozier Library in the latest of a string of shootings on U.S. campuses. Police said they ordered him to drop his weapon, then fatally shot him when he fired on them. ...


20 November 2014

Traveler from Mali tested for possible Ebola at New York hospital

An exterior view of Bellevue Hospital in New York CityNEW YORK (Reuters) - A traveler from Mali was undergoing a test for possible Ebola on Thursday at Bellevue Hospital, health officials in New York City said. Due to the patient's symptoms and travel history, the person has been placed in isolation, the health officials said in a statement. "An individual who came to the United States from Mali, a country with limited Ebola transmission, was taken to HHC Bellevue Hospital Center today," the statement said. Results of the test were expected later on Thursday. ...


20 November 2014

Immigrants wait, hope, plan for Obama order

Attorney Alex Galvez poses for a photo in his office in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. Immigrants in the country illegally already are flooding attorneys' offices with calls to see if they can qualify under President Barack Obama's yet-to-be-announced plan to shield as many as 5 million immigrants from deportation. Galvez, an immigration lawyer in Los Angeles, said he's going to need to add phone lines to keep up with the demand. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Immigrants in the country illegally already are flooding attorneys' offices with calls to see if they can qualify under President Barack Obama's yet-to-be-announced plan to shield as many as 5 million immigrants from deportation.


19 November 2014

Kasich steals show at governors' meeting

Ohio Governor John Kasich speaks to supporters at the Ohio Republican Party celebration Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)The wily 62-year-old former congressman butts heads with Wisconsin’s Scott Walker during a heated exchange.


19 November 2014

Racial divide in U.S. arrest rates is 'staggering,' study finds

Ferguson awaits Grand Jury decisionAccording to USA Today — which compared arrests reported by local police departments to the FBI in 2011 and 2012 with data from the 2010 U.S. census — at least 1,581 police departments arrest black people at a higher rate than Ferguson, Mo., where blacks are arrested nearly three times more than people of other races.


19 November 2014

Top Obama aide won’t rule out unilateral easing of Cuba policy

U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken speaks on Syria at the White House in WashingtonA year after President Barack Obama said the United States must "update our policies" on Cuba, his pick for the No. 2 job at the State Department, Tony Blinken, refused to rule out unilateral steps by the president in the next two years — provided Alan Gross goes free.


19 November 2014

'Ready for Hillary' super PAC winding down

Hillary Clinton departs St. Ignatius Loyola church following fashion designer de la Renta's memorial service in the Manhattan borough of New YorkThe super-PAC Ready for Hillary, which launched in late 2012 to urge Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016 and is described by some as a "shadow operation" for her would-be campaign, is coming to an end, Politico reports.


19 November 2014

Don Lemon to Cosby accuser: 'You know, there are ways not to perform oral sex'

Don Lemon and Joan TarshisThe host engaged in an awkward exchange with one of Cosby's alleged victims.