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Russia's ruble in freefall amid panic

MOSCOW — Russia's ruble resumed its free fall Tuesday as oil prices — the country's main source of revenue — continued to slide and an extraordinary move by the Russian Central Bank failed to halt the currency's steady fall.<p>"The situation is critical," Central Bank Deputy Chairman Sergei Shvetsov …

Lawsuit Settled Involving Ferguson Officer Accused Of Choking, Hog-Tying A 12-Year-Old

WASHINGTON -- A lawsuit against a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer who was accused of choking and hog-tying a 12-year-old boy in 2010 has been settled for $4,500.<p>The 2012 lawsuit alleged that Ferguson Police Officer Justin Cosma, who was then serving as a police officer in Jefferson County, …

Bill Cosby Drugged Me. This Is My Story.

Like most Americans, I spent the 60s, 70s, and part of the 80s in awe of Bill Cosby and his total domination of popular culture. He was the first African American to star in a dramatic television series, <i>I Spy</i>, a show my family in Buffalo, New York, always watched. Cosby cut a striking figure …

Obama pitches agenda to business leaders

President Barack Obama is going to a top group of American business leaders Wednesday, where he's hoping to make his pitch for his agenda to the business community ahead of an incoming Republican majority in Congress.<p>Obama will tout economic gains in the private sector at a meeting of the Business …