Last Generation Network News: AMERICAN EDITION December 11, 2013 –WEDNESDAY- Tevet 8, 5774 Vol. 1 No.10

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Lawmakers Tout Deal Easing Spending Cuts Amid Republican Ire

Businessweek - ‎4 minutes ago‎
Representative Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, left, speaks as Senator Patty Murray, a Democrat from Washington, looks on during a news conference at the U.S.

Pope Francis named Time's Person of the Year

Reuters - ‎18 minutes ago‎
(Reuters) - Time magazine named Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, crediting him with shifting the message of the Catholic Church while capturing the "imaginations of millions" who had become disillusioned with the Vatican.

World leaders, South Africans line up to bid farewell to Mandela - ‎41 minutes ago‎
South Africans bid a traditional farewell to Nelson Mandela, catching a glimpse of his coffin as it moves to the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

Paul Walker Funeral to Be Private

People Magazine - ‎57 minutes ago‎
The family of Paul Walker is planning a private funeral for the Fast & Furious star after the Los Angeles County coroner's office released his body to Forest Lawn Mortuaries on Tuesday, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Ex-army chief Halutz: Israel prefers Assad over Islamists in Syria

Jerusalem Post - ‎6 hours ago‎
Israel's preference is for Bashar Assad to remain in power rather than see radical Islamist forces take control in Syria, the former army chief of staff is quoted in Wednesday editions of the daily tabloid Maariv as saying.




6 missing adults, children found alive in Nevada

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎2 minutes ago‎
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Chris Montes and his fellow volunteer rescuers first saw what looked to be children's footprints in the snow.

Obama to hold moment of silence for Newtown victims

USA TODAY - ‎33 minutes ago‎
President Obama will lead a moment of silence Saturday to mark the one-year anniversary of the deadly school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

Plodding storm moves out of US at last

WECT-TV6 - ‎5 hours ago‎
(AP Photo/Matt Rourke). A woman walks past Independence Hall during a winter snowstorm Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke).

Mega Millions $400 million jackpot is 5th largest in U.S. history

Baltimore Sun - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Mega Millions lottery jackpot swelled to $400 million after no one won Tuesday night's drawing, the second largest pot in its history.

Health Law Hurts President Politically

Wall Street Journal
1 hour ago
Written by
Neil King
The federal health-care law is becoming a heavier political burden for President Barack Obama and his party, despite increased confidence in the economy and the public's own generally upbeat sense of well-being, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll ...

Rev. Billy Graham 'extremely weak'; son asks for prayers

USA TODAY - ‎1 minute ago‎
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Franklin Graham made an online plea Tuesday for prayers for his ailing father, the Rev. Billy Graham. In a note on the website of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Franklin Graham said his father has been weak since a gala ...

Sebelius Asks Inspector to Investigate Obamacare Site Debut (1)

Businessweek - ‎37 minutes ago‎
Kathleen Sebelius, the U.S. Health and Human Services secretary, asked the agency's inspector general to investigate what went wrong with the Oct. 1 debut of the Obamacare exchanges.

Report: Younger Women Nearing Pay Equality With Men

TIME - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Younger women in America are nearing long-sought parity with men when it comes to pay in the workplace, but they still believe more needs to be done to reach that goal, and how parenthood will change their earning power remains an open question.

'Revenge porn' site owner arrested in San Diego

BBC News - ‎13 minutes ago‎
A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the running of a "revenge porn" website. Kevin Bollaert is accused of being behind UGotPosted, a site that published intimate photographs of people against their wishes.

Storm cancellations top 1300 as flight woes drag on

USA TODAY - ‎2 minutes ago‎
Last update: 3 p.m. ET. Next update: By 6 p.m. ET. Air travelers faced another day of headaches Tuesday as stormy weather snarled flights for the fifth day in a row.

NYC Council approves ice center in Bronx

Seattle Post Intelligencer - ‎2 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York City Council has approved a plan for a national indoor ice center in the Bronx that officials say would be the world's largest indoor ice skating facility.

Few CD-36 Candidates Saw Stockman Switch Coming

Texas Tribune
1 hour ago
Written by
Aman Batheja
U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Friendswood, who filed to run against U.S. Sen. John Cornyn on Dec. 9, 2013. Just before 6 p.m. Monday, U.S.

Woman pleads guilty in ricin case

Columbus Dispatch - ‎1 hour ago‎
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Woman hit, killed by MBTA bus, authorities say

Boston Globe - ‎13 minutes ago‎
A 52-year old Revere woman was struck and killed by an MBTA bus on Broadway last night, according to Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley's office.

US and UK 'spy on virtual games like World of Warcraft'

BBC News - ‎32 minutes ago‎
US and British spies have reportedly infiltrated online games such as World of Warcraft in an effort to identify terrorist threats, according to media reports.

Zimmerman's Girlfriend Changes Tune, Wants To 'Be With George'

20 hours ago
Written by
Charlotte Alter
George Zimmerman's girlfriend does not want to press domestic violence charges against him and now wants to “be with him,” according to an affidavit filed by Zimmerman's lawyers on Monday.

Chris Christie star power sells out Republican fundraiser in Vermont

The Star-Ledger - - ‎1 hour ago‎
TRENTON - Gov. Chris Christie tonight will headline the Vermont Republican Party's sold-out Winter Gala. “It has been a long time since we've enjoyed this kind of enthusiasm, and we couldn't be more proud.

2 men plead guilty in Conn. to supporting terror

Washington Post - ‎18 hours ago‎
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Two men extradited from Britain to the U.S. last year pleaded guilty Tuesday to supporting terrorists in Afghanistan through websites that sought to raise cash, recruit fighters and items such as gas masks.

Cloaked Obamacare website costs show lack of transparency

Bangor Daily News - ‎1 hour ago‎
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the White House Youth Summit on the Affordable Care Act in Washington December 4, 2013. Obama urged Americans not to be discouraged by the rocky rollout of HealthCare.


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  • Mega Millions: A customer arrives at a store where a Mega Millions sign is seen after the lottery grand prize rose to $344 million in New York

    Mega Millions jackpot at $400M — 2nd-biggest ever

  • Winter storm departs: A commuter waits on a train during a winter snowstorm Tuesday, Dec. 10.

    Plodding storm moves out of US at last

  • Suit: Marine's body sent home to Pa. without heart: The parents of a Marine sergeant who died while stationed in Greece say that they discovered weeks after his funeral that his body had been sent home without a heart.

    Suit: Marine's body sent home to Pa. without heart

    The LaLoups don't know what happened to their son's heart. They say a heart arrived months later and the Department of Defense and Greek authorities claimed it was their son's. However, a months-long wait for DNA results proved otherwise.

  • Budget deal: House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left, and Senate Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray, D-Wash.

    GOP, Obama line up behind modest budget deal

    Federal civilian and military workers, airline travelers and health care providers who treat Medicare patients would bear much of the cost of the new deal.

  • Clinton has big edge at early stage of 2016 campaign: Hillary Clinton dominates the potential field of candidates for the Democratic nomination for president by more than 5-to-1 over her nearest rival.

    Clinton a clear front-runner for 2016: poll

    Hillary Clinton dominates the potential field of candidates for the Democratic nomination for president by more than 5-to-1 over her nearest rival.

  • $80M judgment awarded in sand suffocation death: A judge has awarded nearly $80 million to the family of a New Mexico woman who died in 2002 when a tractor-trailer struck her car and buried it in sand.

    $80M judgment awarded in sand suffocation death

    In 2002, an Albuquerque truck pushed Laura Miera's car to the curb, it rolled, and Miera was trapped as the semi's open load of sand poured on top of her.

  • Missing Nevada family: ​A group of six people arrive at Pershing General Hospital in Reno, Nev., after being lost for two days in the frigid mountains

    Family of 6 found alive in frigid northern Nevada

    James Glanton, his girlfriend, Christina McIntee, and four children disappeared Sunday in the frigid, remote mountains of northwest Nevada.

  • Arrival of a train containing Jews deported to Auschwitz death camp in Poland. Auschwitz-Birkenau -1940-1945- was the largest of the German Concentration and Extermination camps. 1.1 million people, 90 per cent of them Jews are thought to have died there

    Holocaust encyclopedia counts 42,500 Nazi camps

    The project documents the astonishing reaches of the camp system for the first time, and could help some survivors corroborate legal claims.

  • Mary Barraw GM Ceo: Mary Barra

    GM names Mary Barra as 1st female CEO

    Mary Barra, who's currently in charge of design, engineering and quality for all of General Motors' vehicles, will be the company's first female CEO.

  • Ducks player suspended after Oregon snowball fight: A YouTube video of Friday's fight shows players, including Oregon tight end Pharaoh Brown, and other students pelting a car with dozens of snowballs in front of the Erb Memorial Union in Eugene.

    Ducks player suspended after Oregon snowball fight

    A YouTube video of Friday's fight shows players, including Oregon tight end Pharaoh Brown, and other students pelting a car with dozens of snowballs in front of the Erb Memorial Union in Eugene.

  • Late mail Alaska: A broken sorting machine means late mail in one Alaska city

    Mail 5 days late now the norm for Alaska city

    A broken sorting machine has prompted postal officials to fly mail for Ketchikan, Alaska, 200 miles away to be separated and then flown back for a late delivery.

  • Mega millions: A customer arrives at a store where a Mega Millions sign is seen after the lottery grand prize rose to $344 million

    Mega Millions lottery up to $344 million

    No one has won the Mega Millions lottery in months, pushing its jackpot to $344 million in Tuesday night's drawing.

  • Mental health care funding: Vice President Joe Biden, right, leads a meeting on mental health care

    Mental health push on eve of Newtown anniversary

    The federal government will use $100 million in new funding to increase access to mental health services nearly a year after the Newtown shooting.

  • High chair injuries: A new study finds that the most common injuries associated with high chairs are so-called closed-head injuries, such as concussions.

    High chairs send kids to ER every hour, study says

    Each year between 2003 and 2010, an average of about 9,500 infants and toddlers went to emergency rooms with high chair-related injuries, according to a study.

  • Boy suspended for kissing girl: Video still of first grader Hunter Yelton

    Colo. 6-year-old suspended for kissing a girl

    The boy's mother says her son was suspended once before for kissing the same girl, even though she didn't mind. The school says it's sexual harassment.

  • More snow forecast for mid-Atlantic, Appalachians

    Eastern snowstorm brings closures, delays

    The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning Tuesday for the Eastern Seaboard as the region woke up to more snow.

  • Cross-state air pollution: Southern Co's. Plant Bowen in Cartersville, Ga.

    Court looks at EPA rule on cross-state pollution

    Several Supreme Court justices suggested that the EPA didn't exceed its authority in issuing a cross-state pollution rule.

  • Texas law safeguards Christmas cheer in schools: The so-called "Merry Christmas Law" is backed by social conservatives who feel that seasonal religious festivities have come under attack because of political correctness.

    Law protects Christmas cheer in Texas schools

    The so-called "Merry Christmas Law" is backed by social conservatives who feel that seasonal religious festivities have come under attack because of political correctness.

  • Volcker Rule set for approval: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    Ban on high-risk bank trades approved

    The so-called Volcker Rule seeks to ban banks from trading for their own profit in most cases and limit their investments in hedge funds.

  • Colorado theater shooting: James Holmes

    Reporter can keep sources secret in Colo. shooting

    New York's highest court says a reporter doesn't have to reveal her sources for information in the Colorado shooting massacre.

  • Georgia Guard to grant ID cards to same-sex spouses

    Georgia National Guard is complying with a federal Defense Department directive by giving military ID cards to same-sex spouses.

  • Senate confirmations: President Barack Obama with Patricia Ann Millett, right, in June

    Senate confirms 1st nominee under new filibuster rules

    Patricia Millett's appointment to the to the U.S. Court of Appeals will give Democratic-appointed judges a majority over those chosen by Republican presidents.

  • Local leaders planning for climate effects: A guardrail hangs away from a closed canyon road which links Boulder with Nederland, Colo.

    Local leaders planning for climate disasters

    Local governments want help dealing with the effects of climate change. "The first thing the feds should do," one mayor says, "is stop making things worse."

  • Newtown's year: Horror, grief and tough choices

    Newtown's year: Horror, grief and tough choices

    It's been a painful and frenetic year for Newtown, which has experienced everything from horror to despair since one of nation's deadliest shootings took place there.

  • In Nov. 29, 2013 photo taken from video, Ava Moser, 2, touches "Santa" Cliff Snider's mustache as her brother Landon, 5, looks on in Raleigh, N.C. Snider began studying how to be Santa in 1996 and thinks children deserve as authentic an experience as he can give them.

    St. Nicks learn tricks of trade at Santa School

    Dozens of prospective St. Nicks go to the Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School each year to learn the art of being Santa.

  • Pension crisis endangers Chicago's future: Chicago Teachers Union Vice President Jesse Sharkey

    Pension crisis endangers Chicago's future

    Chicago is the economic capital of Illinois, but holds the dubious distinction of having the worst-funded public pension system of any major U.S. city.

  • 3D printed gun

    Congress renews undetectable gun ban for decade

    By voice vote, the Senate gave final congressional approval to a 10-year extension of the prohibition against guns that can slip past metal detectors and X-ray machines.

  • US vet detained in North Korea: Merrill Newma, center, says a videotaped confession he made was done under duress.

    US vet held in N Korea says statement was coerced

    Merrill Newman says North Koreans told him that if he did not apologize for alleged crimes during the Korean War he would be sentenced to prison for espionage.

  • Chief: Fatally shot Texas student charged officer: University of the Incarnate Word student Robert Redus was shot five times Friday by campus police Capt. Chris Carter after the two struggled when Carter tried to handcuff Redus.

    Chief: Fatally shot Texas student charged officer

    University of the Incarnate Word student Robert Redus was shot five times Friday by campus police Capt. Chris Carter after the two struggled when Carter tried to handcuff Redus.

  • Newtown anniversary: A sign expressing displeasure with the media is tacked on a pole in Newtown, Conn.

    Newtown seeks privacy as Sandy Hook anniversary nears

    Last Dec. 14, a 20-year-old Newtown resident went on a rampage at the elementary school, shooting dead 20 children and six adults.

  • Californian water supply: The ambitious program would divert water from the Sacramento River above the delta to provide water for two-thirds of the state's population.

    California seeks to provide water for parched lands

    The ambitious program would divert water from the Sacramento River above the delta, sending it through massive underground tunnels to provide water for two-thirds of the state's population.

  • 152-year-old shipwreck found on Lake Huron

    The wooden steamship sank 152 years ago. "She literally sailed into oblivion. Nobody heard anything from her," said the explorer who recently discovered the ship.

  • Obama traveling companions: ​President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base

    High-powered traveling companions on Air Force One

    President Barack Obama was joined by a former president and a former secretary of state on his flight to Nelson Mandela's memorial service.

  • Passenger locked on plane: United Airlines and ExpressJet operate United Express, which inadvertently left a sleeping passenger on a plane

    Passenger awakes to find himself locked in plane

    Tom Wagner says no United Express crew members noticed he was still sleeping on a plane in Houston before they closed up the jet.

  • Auto bailout: Chrysler Jefferson North Assembly plant in Detroit.

    Auto bailout saved 1.5 million jobs, study says

    The Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor, Mich., estimated in a study that the auto bailout in 2009 saved many jobs and preserved tax collections.

  • The new rich: James Lott outside the Wal-Mart store where he works as a pharmacist in Bonney Lake, Wash.

    Rising riches: 1 in 5 in US reaches affluence

    The "new rich" — older professionals, working married couples and more educated singles making $250,000 or more a year — make up about 25 million US households.

  • Former CIA operative Plame Wilson

    Push to place US spies out-and-about fizzles

    Twelve years after the CIA tried to get its operatives out of embassies and into the foreign business world, the effort is being called a flop.

  • School shooting: Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

    Teacher describes surviving Sandy Hook shooting

    Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis, who hid her students in a bathroom as a man opened fire inside the school, recounts the horrors of Dec. 14, 2012, in Newto

  • Rape conviction overturned: Stanley Wrice

    Judge overturns Illinois man's rape conviction

  • Policemen keep watch at the entrance to La Mesita hill, where homicide experts are working to locate bodies buried in shallow graves, at the community of Palo Gordo, on the outskirts of Zapopan, Jalisco on December 4, 2013.

    Man suspected in more than 200 murders arrested

    Felipe Viveros Garcia was captured alongside Jose Bernabe and Froylan Barrera. A statement did not indicate when they were apprehended.

  • Pedestrians pass by the Victoria's Secret Herald Square store in midtown Manhattan, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in New York.

    No cause of death yet in NYC case of fetus in bag

    Medical examiners are still determining whether the fetus was alive when delivered and what caused the death.

  • From left, Syed Talha Ahsan and Babar Ahmad.

    2 UK men plead guilty to supporting terror

    Babar Ahmad pleaded guilty in federal court in New Haven to charges of providing support to terrorists.

  • Edna Glover, second left, mother of Henry Glover, leaves Federal Court holding his photo, after the sentencing of two former New Orleans police oficers in his shooting death and burning of his body in New Orleans, Thursday, March 31, 2011.

    Jury gets ex-cop's case in post-Katrina shooting

    Former New Orleans police officer David Warren shot and killed Henry Glover in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Warren said he thought Glover was armed.

  • AP

    Woman says she was glued to toilet seat

    A Georgia woman says she was the victim of an apparent prank at a local Home Depot. Illyanna De La Keur says she suffered injuries after being glued to a toilet seat.

  • Guilty verdict: Angela Spaccia, former assistant city manager of Bell, Calif.

    Guilty verdict in Calif. city corruption trial

    Angela Spaccia, former assistant city manager of Bell, Calif., was found guilty of 11 corruption charges in a case that nearly bankrupted the city.

  • In this June, 7, 2013, file photo, Shannon Richardson is escorted to a Titus County Sheriff's car after a court appearance in Texarkana, Texas.

    Texas woman admits to sending ricin to Obama

    Shannon Guess Richardson is expected to plead guilty in a Texarkana, Texas federal court appearance Tuesday under a deal that caps any prison sentence at 18 years.

  • Minn. coach accused of tattooing teenage girl

    A high school coach in Minnesota faces assault charges after he allegedly tattooed a teenage girl twice without her parents' permission.

  • Assistant State Attorney Lymary Munoz [R] argues for a high bail amount for George Zimmerman [2L], the acquitted shooter in the death of Trayvon Martin as he stands with his defense counsel Daniel Megaro [left] and Jeff Dowdy during a first-appearance hearing on charges including aggravated assault stemming from a fight with his girlfriend November 19, 2013 in Sanford, Florida.

    Attorneys consider options against George Zimmerman

    Prosecutors can use law enforcement reports to build a case, but State Attorney office says without a witness, domestic violence will be difficult to prove

  • LA deputies charged: Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca arrives at a news conference in Los Angeles.

    18 LA sheriff's deputies face US charges

    The FBI has been investigating allegations of excessive force and other misconduct at the county's jails since at least 2011.

  • 30 years for man who let others have sex with son

    An Australian man was sentenced to 30 years in prison after authorities said he allowed at least eight others to have sex with his adopted boy for money.

  • Adventurer arrested: Aron Ralston

    Charges against '127 Hours' adventurer dropped

    Aron Ralston, an adventurer who amputated his own forearm to free himself in a Utah canyon, was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.

  • Jean-Claude Mas, the founder of Poly Implant Prothese, leaves the courthouse of Marseille, southern France, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.

    Court: Exec guilty over faulty French implants

    A French court convicted a businessman of fraud Tuesday and ruled that a product-testing company was also a victim of his deception.

  • Trial over New Mexico 'right-to-die' law to begin

    New Mexico doctors who want to legally prescribe lethal medication to dying patients are set to go to trial against existing law that charges them with a felony.

  • Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner stands before judge Robert J. Trentacosta's courtroom as he was sentenced on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 in San Diego.

    Ex-mayor sentenced for harassment

    Former 10-term congressman Bob Filner learned his punishment Monday, two months after pleading guilty to one felony and two misdemeanors.

  • In this photo provided by the Tustin Police Department piles of marijuana sit inside a holding facility.

    Calif. hijack call leads police to 12 tons of pot

    Police found $7 million worth of marijuana hidden in a tractor trailer in California.

  • Montana bride: Newlywed wife Jordan Linn Graham, left, has been charged with murder after allegedly pushing her husband of one husband Cody Lee Johnson, 25, off a cliff at the Glacier National Park in Montana.

    Jury selected in Montana newlywed killing case

    Prosecutors say Jordan Graham was unhappy in her new marriage and deliberately shoved her husband off a cliff while hiking a steep trail.

  • Three New Mexico State Police officers react as a minivan driven by motorist Oriana Farrell pulls away from a chaotic traffic stop that included one officer bashing the van’s window with his night stick and another, Elias Montoya, at left, firing three shots as the van drives off, in this video made Oct. 28, from the dashboard camera of the police cruiser. Montoya, the officer who fired at the van full of children, has been suspended.

    NM police officer in van shooting to appeal firing

    Attorneys for Elias Montoya say the veteran officer intends to file an appeal for wrongful termination.

  • Chicago girl, 2, dies in dog attack at kin's home

    The death of a 2-year-old Chicago girl was ruled a homicide after she died from injuries suffered in a dog attack at her grandfather's home.

  • UK soldier killing trial: Court artist sketch of the two men accused of the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby

    Defendant in UK soldier killing: I love al-Qaida

    Michael Adebolajo, and fellow defendant Michael Adebowale are accused of brutally killing soldier Lee Rigby in a London street in May.

  • Alabama county fraud: Marshall County Revenue Commissioner Joey Masters

    Alabama county could be out $400, or millions

    An alleged scam orchestrated by former Marshall County Revenue Commissioner Joey Masters cost the county $12 million to $20 million over three years, according to a lawsuit.

  • Dye House murder-suicide: Neighbors walk by the scene where a triple murder-suicide occurred on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 in Manchester, Conn.

    Suspect in 3 deaths lets baby go, kills self

    The child appeared to be unharmed but was taken to a hospital to be evaluated.

  • Police officers lead Elyett Barbour from District Justice Benjamin Apfelbaum's office in Sunbury, Pa., after being charged in the stabbing death of Troy LaFerrara, 42, of Port Trevorton, Pa.

    Newlyweds allegedly killed man for thrills

    Police say a newlywed couple used Craigslist to lure a Pennsylvania man to his death because they wanted to kill someone together.

  • Attica State Prison maximum security in western New York.

    2 inmates die of apparent overdoses at NY's Attica

    The men, ages 25 and 51, were found in separate cells at the Attica Correctional Facility on Thursday.

  • Teen arrested in theft of part from Walker crash: Sheriff's deputies at work

    Teen arrested in theft of part from Walker crash

    A teenager accused of stealing some wreckage from the Porsche that "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker was in when he died in a crash in Calif. was arrested Thursday.

  • Utah doctor Martin MacNeill suicide attempt: Martin MacNeill during his trial.

    Utah doctor tries suicide after murder conviction

    Utah doctor Martin MacNeill, who was convicted of murdering his wife and faces sentencing in January, was rushed to the hospital after a suicide attempt.

  • Colin Ferguson, Long Island Rail Road

    Remembering the Long Island Rail Road massacre

    Twenty years on, The Associated Press conducted a series of interviews with those whose lives changed.

  • Woman at center of infamous killing to be freed: Valessa Robinson

    Woman at center of infamous Fla. killing set free

    Valessa Robinson, who was convicted of helping her friends kill her mother in 1998, is set to be released from a Florida prison on Friday.

  • Montana teacher Sherry Arnold's murder: Rhonda Whited-Rupp holds up a picture of her sister, Sherry Arnold.

    After teacher's death, suspect's trial in doubt

    Almost two years after the murder of Montana teacher Sherry Arnold, attorneys for defendant Michael Keith Spell are seeking to have him declared unfit for trial due to mental disability.

  • Georgia shooter PTSD: ​Defendant Sgt. Anthony Peden walks into the courtroom during a preliminary hearing at Long County Superior Court, Thursday Aug. 30, 2012, in Ludowici, Ga.

    Attorney: Ga. soldier charged in killings has PTSD

    Sgt. Anthony Peden faces a possible death sentence if he is convicted of the Dec. 4, 2011, killings of Michael Roark and Tiffany York.

  • UK marine gets minimum 10 years for Afghan murder

    Alexander Blackman, a British marine, was sentenced to a minimum of 10 years in prison for murdering a wounded Taliban insurgent.

  • Sara Ylen

    Jury quickly convicts woman in false rape trial

    A St. Clair County judge Thursday sent Sara Ylen to jail to await sentencing on Jan. 17. Jurors took less than 30 minutes to convict her.

  • Tamerlan Tsamaev waits for a decision in the 201-pound division boxing match during the 2009 Golden Gloves National Tournament of Champions May 4, 2009 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Sisters of Boston bomb suspect's widow at grand jury

    Three people were killed and 260 people were injured when two pressure-cooker bombs went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

  • Jeffrey Dingman, right, leaves a parole board meeting at the State Prison Thursday Dec. 5, 2013 in Concord, N.H.

    Man who killed parents earns conditional parole

    Jeffrey Dingman was barely 14 when he and his older brother, Robert, shot their parents to death as they arrived home from work on Feb. 9, 199

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Budget Deal Reached

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Riot Police Back Down In Kiev


The Long-Term Unemployed Get Screwed Over Again


The Gun Control Opportunity We Missed Out On, In 1 Chart

Sandy Hook

Uruguay Legalizes Marijuana


Is Obama's Approval Up, Down Or Somewhere In Between?


These Are All The Places Where You Can Get Arrested Just For Being Gay

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Drug Cartels Found A New Cocaine, And You're Carrying It Around


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Can Cutting Down Trees Actually Help Save The Planet?

White Mountain National Forest

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Murdoch Called 'Evil' In His Own Paper

Rupert Murdoch

Mandela Ceremony Interpreter Deemed A 'Fake'

Mandela Interpreter

'I Knew That Day Would Have Been Perfect For Her'

Sandy Hook Wedding

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Being Gay Is Now A Crime In India

India Homosexuality Ruling

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Do Republicans Have A Secret Love For Obamacare?

Obamacare Cruz

Man Gets 30 Years In Prison For Allowing Others To Rape His Son


Dem Bests GOP Rival In Massachusetts Special Election

Katherine Clark

Winter Storm Bears Down On Struggling Syrian Refugees

Syria Refugees Winter

Of 706 Rape Cases Reported In Delhi, Only 1 Resulted In Conviction

Rape Delhi

GM's Historic Female CEO Pick Still More Exception Than Rule

Mary Barra

Atheists Face Death Penalty In 13 Countries: Report


Pope Wins Facebook.. Mandela vs. Jesus.. Muslim Millennials.. Outdoors Rabbi

What Happened When Florida Stopped Covering Infant Circumcision

Surprised Male Baby

Woman Admits To Sending Ricin To Obama


State To Address Disturbing Loophole In Workplace Rights

Sexual Harassment

Elian Gonzalez Leaves Cuba For The First Time Since 2000 Custody Fight

Elian Gonzalez

Rep. Alan Grayson Opens Up About Getting Scammed Out Of $18 Million

Alan Grayson

New York Attorney General Pressures Wireless Carriers On Phone Theft Fix

Schneiderman Wireless Carriers

Lindsey Graham: Paul Ryan's 2016 Chances Just Got A Big Boost

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GOP Senate Candidates Apparently Need Training On Talking To Women

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by Islamic Rebels in Africa 
While Trying to Protect Family

Thai 'red shirts' prepare rally
to back PM against protesters

Ukrainian Police Move Against
Protesters in Central Kyiv

Congress assails Iran nuclear deal,
but new sanctions appear unlikely

Court in India criminalizes 

Uruguay OK's first national 
market for legal pot

2 Spanish journalists kidnapped
in Syria, newspaper says

Lost Nevada family warmed rocks by
fire to survive snow for 2 days

Hidden Obamacare Website Costs
Show Lack of Transparency

Regulators Complete Votes on
Rule to Curb Bank Risk

PLO asks NBC to call off pro-
duction of new TV show

Russian news agency RIA
Novosti closed down

Periplaneta japonica: New cockroach
in town sneers at a New York winter

18 current, former L.A. County sheriff's deputies face federal charges 

Iranian paper fears ‘trap’ for
Rouhani at Mandela funeral

Now that's c-c-c-cold: Antarctica 
sets record of -135.8 degrees!

Town wants to shoot 
down drones

Dementia cases 'set to treble
worldwide' by 2050

Seizure of nuns stokes
Syrian Christian fears

Researchers discover massive freshwater reserves beneath
the oceans

Okla. Satanists seek monument
by Statehouse steps

White House News 

Obama hails new Volcker Rule 

Obama says budget deal is good first
step, urges Congress to act

Son of Obama spiritual
adviser dies

John Podesta to formally
join Obama inner circle

Will Handshake With Castro
Lead to Headache for Obama?

Obama takes selfie with British,
Danish prime ministers

The Secret's Out: Obama Acknowledges Existence
Of Area 51

New caveat on Obama pledge:
Pay to keep your doctor

Poll: Obama, Iran face selling
job on nuclear pact

Rand Paul says 'seriously thinking 
about' 2016 White House run

Activists urge Obama to go
rogue, sidestep Congress

The venom between Barack 
Obama and Charlie Rangel

Israel News 


Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither
slumber nor sleep. - Psalms 121:4 (KJV) 

Israel gears up for five-day
winter storm

Israeli Minister Lights Hanukkah 
Candles in Muslim Country

Israel and Russia to negotiate
free-trade agreement

Palestinian policeman shot, 
killed at local station

Israeli professors awarded
Nobel Prize in Stockholm

Ancient estate and garden 
fountain unearthed in Israel

Dutch FM: Europe judges Israel
by a different standard than 
other Middle East countries

Netanyahu: Final Deal Should 
Dismantle Iran's Nuclear Program

Arab Political Refugee Mudar Zahran:
‘We Arabs and Muslims Are Harming
Al-Aqsa, Not Israel or the Jews’

Israel, Jordan, Palestinians to 
finally build Red-Dead pipeline

Israelis brace for frigid tempera-
tures, escalating storms

Israeli Christian leader’s son
attacked, allegedly over 
pro-IDF stance

Provocative Commentary 

How President Obama Misled Chris Matthews About NSA Surveillance - Conor Friedersdorf 

Israel's Press: Taking Our Leave of America - Amnon Lord, Makor
Rishon Senior Editor

Bethlehem’s Christians put a patriotic
spin on a traumatic siege -
Elhanan Miller

Obama’s four-state solution -
Caroline B. Glick

Obama's America, Going the Way
of Rome - Prof. Paul Eidelberg

Obama’s Refusal to Hate Evil -
Shmuley Boteach

Israel Cannot Rely on America - 
Shoshana Bryen

The Real Danger Facing the
Jewish People - Richard Mather

Concerns about Europe and 
Israel - Jacques Heller

True Peace Can Only Begin on the 
Temple Mount - Aharon Pulver
and Douglas Altabef

Kerry's gospel of weakness -
Ruthie Blum

Woe to U.S. allies -
Charles Krauthammer

As Obama Turns - 
John Dickerson

A tale of two Kerrys -
Herb Keinon

‘The other side of North Korea’: A defected smuggler’s extraordinary story - Max Fisher 

The religious cleansing of
Bulloch County, Georgia - 
Todd Starnes

Mandela and Israel -
Steve Linde

Intellectuals Who Wish for 
Israel's Demise - Guilio Meotti

A prescription for decline: 
worshipping the false gods
of prosperity and money -
Cal Thomas

Jewish activists set sights on
Jerusalem’s Temple Mount,
raising alarm in Muslim world -
William Booth and Ruth Eglash

Disturbing imagery -
Jerusalem Post

Inspired by God 


Christian News

"The men who have done the most for God in this world have been early on their knees. He who fritters away the early morning, its opportunity and freshness, in other pursuits than seeking God will make poor headway seeking Him the rest of the day. If God is not first in our thoughts and efforts in the morning, He will be in the last place the remainder of the day." - E. M. Bounds 

December 11: Worship in the
Night - Streams in the Desert

December 11: Individuality -
Oswald Chambers

December 11: Those Who
Hurt - Charles Stanley

A.W. Tozer's Daily Devotional 

Charles Spurgeon's 'Morning and 
Evening' Daily Devotional

Daily Light 'Morning and Evening' 
Devotional - Jonathan Bagster

Charles Stanley's Audio Messages 

McLean Bible's Internet Services - 
Pastor Lon Solomon: Services are 
"live" Sunday' at 9 am, 10:45 am, & 
12:30 pm (Eastern-US), rebroadcast 
Monday at 2 pm (Eastern-US)

Pastor Lon Solomon, McLean Bible
Church, McLean, Virginia - 
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