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Japan ‘fighting against time’ to seek release of hostages held by Islamic State

Japan is doing all it can to free two hostages the Islamic State group is threatening to kill within 72 hours, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday, vowing never to give in to terrorism.<p>Abe returned to Tokyo from a six-day Middle East tour slightly ahead of schedule and convened a Cabinet …

US, Cuba spar over migration policy at historic Havana talks

HAVANA (AP) — The United States said Wednesday it dispatched additional ships to the Florida Straits to halt Cuban rafters but rebuffed demands for …

Cuba

Ukraine accuses Russian forces of attack

Ukraine has accused Russian forces of attacking its soldiers after crossing over into the country's east to back pro-Russian separatists in violation of a September truce deal.<p>The allegations - met with initial silence by Moscow - could add further tensions to heated talks in Germany's capital …

Russia

Yemeni government, rebels reach tentative agreement, source says

<b>Sanaa, Yemen (CNN) —</b> After days of turmoil and talks of a coup in Yemen, the government and Houthi rebels reached a tentative deal Wednesday.<p>The rebels have agreed to release the President's chief of staff and withdraw their militias from key government institutions if officials take a significant …

Wildlife

9 Ways China And Russia Are Partnering To Undermine The US

Russia and China now cooperate and coordinate to an unprecedented degree — politically, militarily, economically — and their cooperation, almost without deviation, carries anti-American and anti-Western ramifications.<p>Russia, China and a constellation of satellite states seek to undermine American …

Russia

Japan says looking at all possible ways to free hostages

TOKYO (AP) — Japan said Thursday it was considering all possible ways to gain the release of two hostages held by the Islamic State group, as two …

Islam

Florida Man Throws 5-Year-Old Daughter From Bridge

A Florida man is in custody after throwing his 5-year-old daughter off the Sunshine Skyway early Thursday morning, killing her.<p><b>John Nicholas Jonchuck</b> …

Debris From Missing AirAsia Plane Found

Rescuers Begin to Recover Bodies From Waters Off Island of Borneo<p>A team of rescuers began recovering bodies and wreckage from an AirAsia jet nearly three days after it vanished from radar, kicking off a painstaking effort to determine why the plane crashed.<p>In the shallow, choppy waters of the Java …

Airplanes

Autopsy shows US police shot unarmed black man in back

Autopsy of Ezell Ford reveals LA police shot him in the back at close range<p>An unarmed, mentally ill black man died after being shot by US police at point blank range in the back, an autopsy has shown.<p>A long awaited coroner's report found Ezell Ford, 25, who died on Aug 11, had a "muzzle imprint" in …

AirAsia: Debris is from missing plane

U.S. calls for release of Americans in Iran, denies swap deal | Reuters

WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) - The United States called on Tuesday for the release of U.S. citizens held in Iran, but denied a report that Washington had proposed a prisoner exchange for a former U.S. Marine.<p>A lawyer for Amir Hekmati, an Iranian-American former Marine jailed in Tehran, was quoted in …

Congressman Grimm pleads guilty

<b>2:20 p.m. update: Rep. Michael Grimm pleaded guilty to one charge of tax evasion.</b><p><b>Update:</b> Rep. Michael Grimm, R-New York, is expected to sign a "statement of facts" admitting that he evaded taxes as alleged by the federal government in a 20-count indictment, although Grimm will only plead guilty to …

No evidence Japan sex slaves coverage harmed country’s image, say experts

Finding contradicts claims by PM Shinzo Abe that erroneous reports of wartime ‘comfort women’ had dented Japan’s image<p>There is no clear evidence that a Japanese newspaper’s erroneous coverage fuelled international criticism of the country’s wartime use of sex slaves, according to a report.<p>The …

“It may out-Ferguson Ferguson”: Why Milwaukee’s police violence will horrify you

<b>(AP)</b><p>The sad lesson of Milwaukee is that what happened to Mike Brown is no exception. Here’s the terrifying reality<p>Michael H. Carriere<p>December 23, 2014 7:58pm (UTC)<p>It’s happened again. On Monday morning, Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm announced that white former police officer …

3 Champagne Cocktail Recipes for the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

You're in good company if you're planning on pouring magnums of Champagne at your New Year's party. But that bottle of bubbles brings with it a few decisions: What kind of Champagne or sparkling wine is best? What's the ideal serving temperature? And how about the ultimate party toast?<p>You can rely …

Afghan official: 150 Taliban killed in 12-day fight

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least 151 Taliban fighters have been killed by government forces during 12 days of fighting in the volatile east, near …

Over 1,000 Islamist militants killed in U.S strikes in Syria: monitor

AMMAN (Reuters) - Three months of U.S.-led strikes in Syria have so far killed at least 1,171 people, mostly Islamic State militants, a British-based Syrian monitoring group said on Tuesday.<p>An explosion following an air strike is seen in western Kobani neighbourhood, November 23, 2014. …

Siding With Obama On Deportations Hurts Saldana's Bipartisan Support

The Senate is to vote Tuesday on Sarah Saldana's nomination to run Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Republicans believe she will be too sympathetic to the president's actions on deportations.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>It's only going to get harder for President Obama to push his nominees …

America’s political narcissism: What Rand Paul, Sean Hannity (and even some liberals) forget

The left and right agree that Eric Garner was wronged. That’s good—but here’s what both are using him to talk about<p>Despite its name, one of the defining characteristics of the United States of America has always been its many, many internal divisions. So as the public response to the exonerations …

U.S. hostage in Yemen killed in rescue attempt

In the predawn hours Saturday, a team of elite U.S. commandos stepped off a tilt-rotor aircraft into the desolation of central Yemen, intent on rescuing American photojournalist Luke Somers from his militant captors.<p>The team of 40 Special Operations forces trudged more than six miles amid hills and …

Middle East

8 Ways Chefs Upgrade Meatballs

There are endless ways to vary a meatball, from the type of meat to the fillers and seasonings. Here are upgrades from eight great chefs.<p>Meatballs …

Swiss man hostage kills guard and escapes Islamist group in Philippines

A Swiss hostage escapes from Abu Sayyaf extremists after hacking one militant commander and getting shot as he dashed to freedom, ending more than two years of jungle captivity in the Philippines<p>A <b>Swiss</b> wildlife photographer escaped from Islamist rebels in <b>the Philippines</b> on Saturday, killing one of …

Now they’re trying to steal 2016: The demented GOP schemes to rewire the Electoral College and elect a Tea Party president

Republicans know they can’t win the popular vote. You won’t believe sick schemes they’ve launched to get around it<p>Republicans have only won the popular vote for president once in the last 25 years, a steep decline in their fortunes from the period from 1972 to 1988, when they won the popular vote …