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Christmas Week Storm Threatens Holiday Travel Chaos

Lashing rains, high winds and thunderstorms look set to mess up holiday travel plans for millions of Americans this week as the country heads for a mostly wet — not white — Christmas. A large developing north-south cold front threatens to deliver rain and gusty winds along the Gulf Coast and snow …

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Columbia Journalism School To Give Rolling Stone's UVA Rape Story An Independent Review

NEW YORK -- Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism will conduct an independent review of Rolling Stone's disputed November story on an alleged 2012 gang rape at the University of Virginia, the magazine announced Monday.<p>Rolling Stone apologized on Dec. 5 after several news organizations …

NYC mayor meets with families of slain police

<b>New York (CNN)</b> -- Amid criticism that he's fanned tensions between the public and police, New York's mayor met with the families of two slain officers on Monday.<p>"They are in tremendous pain," Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters, "and they are worried deeply."<p>The mayor said speaking with Officer …

88-year-old ex-minister wins Tunisia election

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — An 88-year-old political veteran has been elected president of Tunisia, a country whose young people once electrified the world by overthrowing its 73-year-old dictator in 2011 and triggering the Arab Spring uprisings across the region.<p>The election result is a measure of …

Annual 'King Tide' hits West Coast, but no major flooding reported | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The U.S. West Coast faced its highest tides of the year on Monday but there were no reports of significant flooding, after a weekend that saw rising tides combine with high waves to cause minor inundations in parts of California, meteorologists said.<p>The King Tide phenomenon …