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December 4, 2013 WEDNESDAY- Tevet  1, 5774
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Fate of Detroit's Art Hangs in the Balance

New York Times - ‎26 minutes ago‎
With a ruling by a federal judge on Tuesday that Detroit is eligible to enter bankruptcy, the fate of the city's art collection - one of the finest in the country - now moves front and center in the legal battle over the city's future.
 
 

President Obama's Kenyan-born uncle, once ordered deported, granted...

Seattle Post Intelligencer - ‎15 hours ago‎
Page 1 of 1. BOSTON (AP) - President Obama's Kenyan-born uncle, once ordered deported, granted permission to stay in US. Printable Version.
 
 

Newtown braces for release of 911 recordings from school massacre

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Local officials in Newtown, Connecticut were cautioning residents to prepare themselves emotionally for Wednesday's release of nearly half an hour of 911 recordings from the shooting that killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy ...
 
 

Second arrest made in 1996 murder of Kalkaska woman

UpNorthLive.com - ‎17 hours ago‎
Jason Ryan, 35, who lived in Kalkaska at the time of the crime, was arrested in the Davison area on Monday. / Courtesy photo. Slideshow.
 
 

Captive girl told police: "I haven't seen anyone in two years"

CBS News - ‎8 hours ago‎
This photo shows the exterior of the Richter home on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 in Tucson, Ariz. Police say three sisters were imprisoned in the home for two years by their mother and stepfather.
 
 

Obamacare fix wins applause, but troubles remain

Politico - ‎24 minutes ago‎
For House Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra, the new, improved Obamacare website is better than it was - but the law won't be a success “until every American who has a chance to qualify for these health insurance policies gets it.
 
 

2 Skydivers Killed After Midair Collision

ABC News - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Two skydivers were killed Tuesday when they collided mid-air during a jump over Eloy, Ariz., officials said. One skydiver was pronounced dead on the scene and the other died at a local hospital, Eloy Police Sgt.
 
 

Ex-Tyco CEO, convicted of stealing $150M from company, set for release on ...

New York Daily News - ‎9 minutes ago‎
A disgraced former Tyco CEO is expected to be paroled next month on his sentence for pilfering $150 million from the company, state officials said.
 
 

Huawei Says US Scrutiny of South Korea Project Is Baseless (1)

Businessweek - ‎2 hours ago‎
Attendees walk past an advertisement for a Huawei Technologies Co. smartphone at the CEATEC Japan 2013 exhibition in Chiba City, Japan.
 
 

Shark kills fisherman in kayak off coast of Hawaii

BBC News - ‎3 hours ago‎
A fisherman in a kayak has died after being attacked by a shark off the Hawaiian coast, officials say. Patrick Briney, 57, of Stevenson, Washington, was paddling between the islands of Maui and Molokini when he was bitten by an unknown type of shark.
 
 

NTSB kicks train union out of crash investigation

CNN - ‎2 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- The NTSB said it has booted the rail union from its investigation into the weekend's deadly train derailment for violating confidentiality rules.
 
 

Some uneasy as military gives Santa a fighter escort

Boston Globe - ‎16 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - As Santa streaks through the sky this Christmas Eve, Rudolph merrily guiding the way, he will be flanked by some new and unusual companions: a jet-fighter escort, bristling with missiles.
 
 

DIGITS: Americans' isolationism on the rise

San Jose Mercury News - ‎4 hours ago‎
Most Americans say the nation's influence in world affairs is declining, disapprove of the way President Barack Obama is handling foreign policy and would prefer more emphasis on domestic affairs, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center.
 
 

Supreme Court seems unlikely to uphold frequent-flier's suit

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - Rabbi S. Binyomin Ginsberg of Minneapolis admits being both a frequent flier and a frequent complainer. He flew on Northwest Airlines about 75 times a year, domestically and internationally, earning enough miles to qualify for "Platinum ...
 
 

US courts asked to recognize chimps as people

GlobalPost - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Walking, talking chimpanzees may be TV comedy gold but now three courts in New York are being asked to recognize four chimps as "legal persons" with fundamental rights.
 
 

Todd Mills, man behind the Doritos Locos Tacos idea, dies

Los Angeles Times
11 hours ago
 
Written by
Jenn Harris
Ever wonder where the idea for the Doritos Locos Tacos came from? Seems like a no-brainer to eat taco filling sandwiched between the two powdery orange ends of a nacho cheese Dorito shell, but one man made it his passion to make the shells a reality.
 
 

Forecasters warn of thick fog in southern Alabama

WPMI Local 15 News - ‎18 minutes ago‎
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Forecasters are warning of dense fog that could create hazardous driving conditions in parts of southern Alabama.
 
 

TSA announces new Pre-check application process

WKYC-TV - ‎31 minutes ago‎
The Transportation Security Administration has released information on the first application site for its Pre-check Application Program, which is at the Indianapolis International Airport.
 
White House News 

Obama on Affordable Care Act: 
'We're not repealing it as
long as I'm president'
 

Obama sets out to save his
legacy -- will it work?
 

White House denies Obama 
plans Iran trip
 

Judge says Obama's Kenyan-born 
uncle allowed to remain in US
 

Fact Check: Is President Obama's
latest health care promise true?
 

2016 fever tests Hillary 
Clinton-Barack Obama bond
 

Alan Gross, former USAID contractor
jailed in Cuba, appeals to Obama
to intervene
 

Obama pledges up to $5 billion
for global AIDS fund
 

US Calls Netanyahu 'Desperate
and Weak'
 

Trust divide: Democrats distanced
from Obama after health care
debacle
 

Obama: People do think 
I'm trustworthy
 

Obama may be a rare ex-president
who stays in Washington
 
 
 
 
 
 

Banks Fined $2.3 BILLION For Market Rigging

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Truck Carrying Nuclear Waste Stolen

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Newtown Braces For Release Of 911 Recordings

Newtown Shooting

'Everyone Is Running On Obamacare. Perfect'

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SERIOUSLY?!.. THIS Is CNN.. Weird Mika.. Sam's Goodbye.. Sad John King.. Big Obama Surprise

Obamacare Is Going To Work. Here's Why.

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This 1 Quote Perfectly Explains America's Biggest Problem

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Lebanon Police

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Pierre Omidyar: 'Our Notions Of Free Speech And Protest Must Evolve'

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China Warns Joe Biden

Joe Biden

Ex-Tyco CEO Granted Parole

Dennis Kozlowski

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College Basketball Player Collapses During Game

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State GOP Official Jailed, Again

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Dick Cheney 'Surprised' By 'Attack' Between Daughters Over Anti-Gay Marriage Stance

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D.C. Cop Accused Of Making Child Porn

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Walmart Selling 'Destroy Capitalism' Banksy Knockoff

Walmart Banksy

City's Richer White People Pushing To Secede From Poorer Black Neighbors

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This Company Actually RAISED Prices On Black Friday

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Google Glass Ban.. Online Addiction.. Teen's $250 Million Idea.. Cucumber Miracle.. Hired?

Dem Plan Would Boost Employment By 200,000 Jobs: CBO

Capitol Dome
 
 
 
  • Detroit bankruptcy decision puts pensions at risk: Detroit city workers

    Detroit bankruptcy decision puts pensions at risk

 
  • Obama opens health plan sales campaign: President Barack Obama

    Obama opens health plan sales campaign

    President Barack Obama is launching a campaign urging Americans to give his health-care overhaul and its troubled web sign-up portal a fresh try.

  • Notre Dame challenges US contraceptive mandate

    Notre Dame challenges US contraceptive mandate

    The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in South Bend, Indiana, followed university discussions with the Obama Administration that sought an expanded exception for schools and universities from the requirement, Notre Dame said.

  • NYC's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree to be lit: The 2012 version of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree

    NYC's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree to be lit

    A 75-year-old Norway Spruce from Conn. will be lit as New York City's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree on Wednesday.

  • NYC train crash: Metro North Railroad engineer William Rockefeller is wheeled on a stretcher away from the area where the commuter train he was operating derailed in the Bronx borough of New York.

    Lawyer: Engineer in 'daze' before NYC train crash

    William Rockefeller, who has never been disciplined for job performance as train driver, has retained a defense lawyer since the Sunday crash.

  • Plastic gun ban: The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday to extend for 10 years a ban against firearms that cannot be detected with metal detectors or X-ray scanners.

    US House votes to extend ban on plastic guns

    The Republican-led House sent the measure to the Democratic-led Senate, which is expected to consider a tougher alternative before likely approving it.

  • 2 skydivers dead after colliding during Ariz. jump

    Witnesses told authorities both skydivers had open parachutes when they collided about 200 to 300 feet above the ground Tuesday afternoon.

  • Illinois Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie, D-Chicago, front left, and Illinois Sen. Heather Steans, D-Chicago, right, talk while attending a Pension Committe hearing at the Illinois State Capitol Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in Springfield, Ill.

    Ill. legislature OKs fix for $100B pension crisis

    Labor unions oppose the measure and say they plan to file a lawsuit arguing it's unconstitutional.

  • Obama's Kenyan uncle: President Barack Obama's Kenyan-born uncle has been granted permission to stay in the U.S.

    Judge grants Obama's uncle residency in US

    Obama is the half brother of the president's late father. He has lived in the U.S. since the 1960s. He was ordered to leave the country in 1992, but remained.

  • Frequent flyer court case: Rabbi Binyomin Ginsberg talks to reporters about his case, in which he sued Northwest Airlines for breach of contract after the airline said he had abused their frequent flyer program.

    High court casts doubt on fussy frequent flyer

    The justices voiced skepticism about whether an airline customer could sue after being thrown out of a frequent flyer program.

  • NJ boy police funeral: A police officer holds his son's hand outside a church during the funeral for Michael Feeney Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in Ridgewood, N.J.

    NJ boy who died of cancer getting police funeral

    Michael Feeney was named honorary police chief for Ridgewood for 2013 before he succumbed to cancer last week.

  • Obama on health care: President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks about the new health care law, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013

    Obama declares health care law is working

    Despite Obama's sunny presentation at a health care event, officials are furiously working behind the scenes to rectify an unresolved issue with enrollment data.

  • The public was advised to stay out of the water near Makena State Recreation Area in southwest Maui, pictured here.

    Shark attack off Maui leaves fisherman dead

    Patrick Briney, 57, of Stevenson, Wash., died Monday after he was attacked by a shark while fishing in a kayak between Maui and Molokini.

  • Judge clear way for Detroit to confront huge debts

    Judge clears way for Detroit to confront huge debts

    Judge Steven Rhodes, who said Detroit "could have and should have filed for bankruptcy long before it did. Perhaps years," ruled pensions can be altered like any contract.

  • Woman walking dogs attacked by bear in Florida

    A Florida woman is being treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries after being attacked by a bear while walking her dogs.

  • Aerial view of the campus of University of California in Santa Barbara, where meningitis has affected four students.

    4 Calif. students sickened with meningitis bacteria

    In the recent cases of meningitis on college campuses, one student at US Santa Barbara has been permanently disabled.

  • Woman sues bishops over miscarriage treatment

    The suit alleges the bishops were negligent because their religious directives prevented a woman from being told that continuing her pregnancy posed grave risks.

  • U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius attends an event held in observance of World AIDS Day at the White House in Washington.

    Obamacare site clogged by surge of users

    Visitors to the HealthCare.gov website were encountering fewer errors and the system now works most of the time, according to a progress report.

  • Fast-food demonstrations

    Fast-food strikes aim at 100 US cities

    The actions are intended to call attention to the difficulties of living on the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.

  • Illinois Budget

    Ill. unions speak out against $160B pension plan

    Illinois has the nation's worst-funded state pension systems.

  • Fire crews battle blaze near Boston's South Station

    No injuries were reported, and the fire, which erupted before dawn, continued to burn by mid-morning.

  • Chimpanzees at New York University. A non-profit group asked the state of New York on Monday to grant a chimp with the "fundamental right not to be imprisoned."

    Lawsuit seeks to turn chimps into legal persons

    "The focus here is whether a chimpanzee is a 'person'" that has access to fundamental human rights, said one expert on animal law.

  • Alan Gross

    US man marks 4 years in Cuban prison, writes Obama

    Alan Gross was arrested four years ago Tuesday while working covertly to set up Internet access for the island's small Jewish community.

  • Cyber Monday shopping: Early results indicated online shopping was up 17. 5 percent compared with the same time last year.

    Americans turn to mobile devices for Cyber Monday

    Early results indicated online shopping was up 17. 5 percent compared with the same time last year, with mobile devices accounted for more than 29 percent of all online traffic.

  • Court hears case over shutting tribal casino

    Michigan argues that an American Indian tribe opened a casino in 2010 without permission from the United States government.

  • In this Nov. 5, 2013 photo, Dawn Jefferies, right, speaks in Hernando, Miss., about the efforts Lauren Beth Czekala-Chatham, left, has taken to get the state to recognize her same-sex marriage.

    Miss. judge refuses to grant gay couple's divorce

    A Mississippi lesbian couple could get a divorce in California, where they married, but say they shouldn't be treated differently than straight couples.

  • Supreme Court won't stop New York's Internet taxation: The Supreme Court refused on Monday to wade into a dispute over state sales taxes on purchases on websites like Amazon.com.

    Supreme Court won't stop NY's Internet taxation

    The refusal is part of a furious battle among Internet sellers, millions of buyers, aggrieved brick-and-mortar stores and states hungry for billions of dollars in extra tax revenue.

  • In this Nov. 15, 2013 photo, Coachella Valley High School alumnus Richard Ramirez, and student Jasmine Valenzuela, left, hold up images helping to explain the origins of the school's controversial mascot during a special school board meeting in Thermal, Calif.

    A look at controversial mascots in sports

    Arab-Americans recently objected to the hook-nosed, snarling image used to represent a California high school. The controversy over ethnic mascots is hardly new.

  • Obama AIDS fund: President Barack Obama gestures while speaking at a world AIDS Day event, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex in Washington.

    Obama reveals $100 million HIV research initiative

    President Obama made an AIDS research announcement Monday at a White House event marking World AIDS Day.

  • Gay weddings in Hawaii: The first couples to take advantage of Hawaii's new law allowing same-sex couples to marry line up for a group picture at the Sheraton Waikiki on Sunday in Honolulu

    Gay weddings become reality in Hawaii with new law

    Hawaii's Legislature legalized gay marriage last month. On Monday, couples began to take advantage of the new law.

  • Cyber Monday: Carol Uyeno

    Americans click for deals on Cyber Monday

    Cyber Monday is expected to be the busiest online shopping day of the year, with millions of shoppers spending a predicted $2 billion.

 

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