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11 Benghazi takeaways: One for each hour

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The House Benghazi committee took its best swings at Hillary Clinton in a day-long hearing Thursday -- but the former secretary of state remained mostly calm throughout the hearing, save for a few animated moments in which she struggled to mask her contempt for her Republican …

Government

Accused mobster, 80, pulled off 'Goodfellas' heist: U.S. prosecutors | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An alleged top member of New York’s Bonanno crime family went on trial on Monday for what federal prosecutors said was his role in the famous 1978 airport heist that inspired the mob movie “Goodfellas.”<p>Vincent Asaro (L) and Judge Allyne Ross look on as prosecutor Lindsay Gerdes …

Crime

House Democrats plot 2016 takeover

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> More than 40 Democratic candidates hoping to take back Republican-held seats are swarming the capital this week for a full schedule of strategy meetings as Democrats plot a path to retake the House in 2016 amid Republican infighting on Capitol Hill.<p>The Democratic candidates for …

Government Shutdown

Google Maps for Android adds navigation detours, cheapest gas nearby

Google Maps on Android is about to get a lot more convenient: you’ll soon be able to find the cheapest gas around you and add detours to your route.<p>Over the “next few weeks,” an update to the Android app will allow you to view gas stops along your route, including their price for regular-grade …

Maps

Paul Ryan Says He'll Run for Speaker, but Only on His Terms

Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin said Tuesday night that he would run for House speaker — but only if his Republican colleagues meet several conditions.<p>In the weeks since Speaker John Boehner of Ohio announced his retirement last month, Ryan — the Republicans' vice presidential nominee in 2012 — hadn't …

Republican Primaries

Why Pakistan is opening up over its nuclear programme

<b>Pakistan has disclosed for the first time that it has made low-yield nuclear weapons for use in the event of a sudden attack by its larger neighbour and rival, India.</b><p>Pakistan has had nuclear weapons for years but this is thought to be the first time it has spoken publicly about its nuclear …

New PM Trudeau to Obama: Canada's Islamic State combat mission to end | Reuters

MONTREAL/OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada’s Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau, who came from behind to trounce his Conservative rivals and snatch a majority mandate, now has to deliver on pledges from tackling climate change to legalizing marijuana.<p>Trudeau, who had also promised to withdraw Canada …

Canada

New clues in mansion murders: Thousands in cash left behind

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Five months have passed since a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper were murdered, and the mystery has only deepened.<p>The bodies of 10-year-old Philip Savopoulos, his parents, Amy and Savvas, and their housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa, were found on May 14 in their red …

Crime

Mob Turncoat Offers Inside Look at Lufthansa Heist Made Famous in 'Goodfellas'

NEW YORK — The robbery crew that pulled off one of the biggest heists in U.S. history — the $6 million Lufthansa theft immortalized in "Goodfellas" — was elated at first, but became fearful of being robbed itself, a turncoat mobster testified Tuesday at the trial of his former Mafia boss.<p>The …

Crime