Kurdish Forces Push Offensive To Retake Sinjar From ISIS
Days after breaking the siege of Mount Sinjar and freeing trapped Yazidis there, peshmerga forces were pressing an offensive to retake the town itself from the Islamist militia.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:00:33 -0500

GOP Sens. Rubio, Paul Square Off Over Cuba Policy Shift
Rubio, appearing on ABC's This Week, lashed out at Paul, who has expressed support for opening trade with the island nation after a decades-long embargo.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:18:00 -0500

Tunisia, Cradle Of Arab Spring, In Historic Presidential Vote
The election pits interim President Moncef Marzouki against challenger Beji Caid Essebsi, who held a post in the ousted regime of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 10:34:00 -0500

Obama Calls North Korean Hack 'Cybervandalism'
On CNN's State of the Union, the president expanded on earlier remarks he made criticizing a decision by Sony Pictures to pull distribution of The Interview.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:58:00 -0500

A History Lesson On The Philippines, Stuffed In A Christmas Chicken
Rellenong manok is a deboned chicken filled with a jumble of ingredients. If it seems hard to pin down how this dish got all its fillings, it's because of the complexity of the Philippines' culture.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:40:53 -0500

Ready To Hit The Cuban Beach? Americans Still Have To Wait
Travel to Cuba for business or education will be much easier as the U.S. eases restrictions, but until the embargo is completely lifted, going to Cuba simply for tourism still won't be allowed.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:36:00 -0500

Gunman Made Anti-Police Posts Before Killing NYPD Officers
The assailant, identified as 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, is thought to have shot his ex-girlfriend and then used her Instagram account to post threatening messages.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 08:33:00 -0500

With Election, Tunisia Solidifies Its Democracy Success Story
Tunisians are casting a historic vote as they choose their first elected president. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to correspondent Leila Fadel about the bright spot in a region roiled with violence.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 08:15:00 -0500

Filmmaker: Sony Hack Will Make Satirists Think Twice About Content
Sony has canceled its new film, The Interview, which depicts the assassination of North Korea's leader. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with filmmaker Kevin Smith about writing controversial comedies.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 08:15:00 -0500

On The Pakistani Taliban: 'You Can't Do Politics ... Killing Children'
Peshawar, Pakistan, has long been a breeding ground for the Taliban. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Pakistan expert Michael Semple in the wake of the school massacre that left more than 140 dead.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 08:15:00 -0500

Two Cops Killed In Brooklyn; Fleeing Suspect Kills Himself
Two police officers have been killed in their patrol car in Brooklyn. The suspect fled and killed himself on a subway platform. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to WNYC reporter Robert Lewis for the latest.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 08:15:00 -0500

Is This A Goat Or A Sheep? It's Harder Than You Think
True confession: Our editors mistook a sheep for a goat. Now we've learned a lot about how cool sheep really are. Maybe our blog should be ... "Sheep and Soda?"
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 07:03:13 -0500

Why Does It Take A Movie Robot To Show What Nurses Really Do?
If TV and movie nurses took care of us when we're sick, we'd be in a heap of trouble. Those images of nutty, slutty and clueless nurses are bad news for the profession, and for patients.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 04:40:00 -0500

For Norwegian-Americans, Christmas Cheer Is Wrapped Up In Lefse
For many Norwegian-American families, the most anticipated Christmas treat isn't chocolate or sugar-dusted cookies. It's a simple potato-based pancake, spread with butter and sugar or jam.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 04:37:00 -0500

Muhammad Ali Hospitalized With Mild Pneumonia
A spokesman said Saturday that the 72-year-old boxing great is in stable condition, and that his prognosis is good because the pneumonia was caught early.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 02:33:00 -0500

  FORCEFUL PLEA Cop killer to US, then Cuba talks, Christie tells Obama

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:52:24 EST

CHRISTMAS MIRACLE Wallet lost in cab returned to hardworking father

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:52:24 EST

TROOP SAFETY FEARS US returns 4 Gitmo detainees to Afghanistan

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:52:24 EST

'Assassinated': Cops targeted by killer who wanted revenge for Brown, Garner

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:52:24 EST

'WE HAVE TO COUNTER' GOP rips Obama for slow response to Sony hacking

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:52:24 EST

Kurdish fighters push into Iraqi town of Sinjar

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:52:28 EST

NY teen fights to put hunting photo in yearbook

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:52:28 EST

Israeli boy, 4, hurt by Palestinians throwing stones

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:52:28 EST

In 2016, Republicans will be fighting to hold Senate majority

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:52:28 EST

Tom Brokaw says his cancer is in remission

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:52:28 EST

Are driverless cars safe? California's regulators weigh issues - E-Z Pass helps states clock motorists' speeds, accounts suspended for repeat offenders

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:52:28 EST

Authorities raise reward to $10G for capture of Texas meteorologist's shooter

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:52:28 EST

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's son mugged outside family home

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:52:28 EST

Police make 4th arrest in NYPD officer assault probe

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:52:28 EST

Sign with misspellings leads to demotion of New Jersey school principal

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:52:28 EST

Video shows aftermath of Ray Rice's elevator incident

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:52:28 EST

Mastermind of Pakistan school attack identified

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:52:28 EST

Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:52:28 EST

Golfer, 103, is oldest person to record hole-in-one

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:52:28 EST

Tent city sprouts in shadow of downtown Detroit

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:52:28 EST

'The Hobbit' tops box office

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:58:23 EST

Cost of surplus Humvees

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:58:23 EST

Elton ties the knot

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:58:23 EST

The success behind Stoli

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:58:23 EST

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Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:58:23 EST

Shocking Mac & Cheese facts

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:58:23 EST

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Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:58:23 EST

Google's top searches in 2014

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:58:23 EST

Thankful new US citizen

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:58:23 EST

Forgotten pit stops in US

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:58:23 EST

Kate snags 'Sexy' award

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:58:23 EST

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Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:58:23 EST

Larry King grills Willie

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:58:23 EST

Head-turning stories of 2014

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:58:23 EST

   Police officers' slaying raises pressure on New York mayor
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio faced the biggest crisis of his time in office on Sunday following the fatal shooting of two police officers, in an attack intended as retribution for recent U.S. police killings of unarmed black men.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:32:51 GMT

Secular Essebsi claims victory in Tunisian election
TUNIS (Reuters) - Veteran politician Beji Caid Essebsi claimed victory in Sunday's Tunisian presidential run-off, seen as the final step to full democracy nearly four years after an uprising ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:14:05 GMT

Saudi Arabia says won't cut oil output
ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it would not cut output to prop up oil markets even if non-OPEC nations did so, in one of the toughest signals yet that the world's top petroleum exporter plans to ride out the market's biggest slump in years.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:09:48 GMT

U.S. gas prices fall to lowest since May 2009: Lundberg survey
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States fell 25 cents in the past two weeks, tumbling to its lowest level in more than five-and-a-half years, according to the Lundberg survey released Sunday.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:07:27 GMT

U.S.-led forces launch 13 air strikes in Iraq, three in Syria
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces attacked Islamic State targets on Sunday with 13 air strikes in Iraq and three in Syria, using fighter, bomber and other aircraft, the U.S. military said.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 18:11:10 GMT

Obama says Sony hack not an act of war
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama moved to prevent U.S. anger at North Korea from spiraling out of control on Sunday by saying the massive hacking of Sony Pictures was not an act of war but instead was cyber-vandalism.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:46:33 GMT

Exclusive: Southwest's oil swap trade waiver raises CFTC questions
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Last month's move by the U.S. commodities regulator to let Southwest Airlines Co keep its multibillion-dollar oil trades secret for 15 days offered the world's biggest low-cost carrier a break it has been seeking for three years.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:31:46 GMT

Greek PM offers 2015 election once bailout talks complete
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras offered on Sunday to bring pro-European independents into the government and hold new elections in late 2015 if lawmakers back him to elect a new president.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:50:05 GMT

Lawmaker calls for strong U.S. response to Sony hack, including sanctions
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House Intelligence Committee chairman on Sunday called for a "very serious" U.S. reaction, including sanctions, to a North Korean cyber attack on Sony Pictures, saying it was not enough for the United States to restrict that country's cyber capability.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:44:04 GMT

Four militants hanged in Pakistan as execution campaign widens
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan hanged four Islamist militants on Sunday in the second set of executions since the government lifted a moratorium after the Taliban massacred 132 children and nine others at a school last week.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:09:00 GMT

Obama does not consider Sony hack an act of war: CNN interview
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama does not consider the cyber attack on Sony Corp to be an act of war, he said in an interview, remarks apparently aimed at limiting U.S. anger over the incident which Washington blames on North Korea.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:21:36 GMT

Obama vows 'do everything I can' to close Guantanamo: CNN interview
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. president Barack Obama said in a TV interview set for broadcast on Sunday that he will do "everything I can" to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after four Afghan detainees held there were sent home.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:14:12 GMT

Yazidis cheer Kurds on Iraqi mountain for breaking Islamic State siege
SINJAR MOUNTAIN, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish fighters flashed victory signs as they swept across the northern side of Sinjar mountain on Saturday, two days after breaking through to free hundreds of Yazidis trapped there for months by Islamic State fighters.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:18:22 GMT

As Ford closes, European rust belt seeks new ideas
GENK, Belgium (Reuters) - In the heart of western Europe, the Belgian-Dutch-German rust belt has been dealt another blow.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:16:21 GMT

Afghan Taliban decry 'biased' U.N. report on civilian casualties
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's Taliban on Sunday accused the United Nations of "enmity and political motives" in reporting that three-quarters of a record-high number of civilians killed and wounded this year were victims of the insurgents.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:03:14 GMT

South Korea prosecutors investigate data leak at nuclear power plants
SEOUL (Reuters) - Seoul prosecutors have launched an investigation into a leak of non-critical data at South Korea's nuclear power operator, the prosecutors' office said on Sunday, as worries mount about nuclear safety and potential cyberattacks from North Korea.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 11:44:31 GMT

Egypt allows in travelers from Gaza for first time since October
GAZA (Reuters) - Egypt opened the Rafah border crossing on Sunday for incoming passengers from the Gaza Strip for the first time in almost two months, Palestinian and Egyptian officials said.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 10:53:14 GMT

Turkey's Erdogan 'closely following' legal case against rival cleric
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he is closely following an inquiry into a U.S.-based Islamic preacher and media outlets close to him and dismissed criticism that the case is politically motivated.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:40:11 GMT

Two New York police officers killed, gunman dead: NYT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gunman fatally shot two New York police officers as they sat in their squad car on Saturday and then killed himself, the New York Times reported, in the first deaths of police officers by gunfire in the city in three years.

Sat, 20 Dec 2014 23:53:11 GMT

Cuba says U.S. must respect its communist system
HAVANA (Reuters) - President Raul Castro demanded on Saturday that the United States respect Cuba's communist rule as the two countries work to restore diplomatic ties, and warned that Cuban-American exiles might try to sabotage the rapprochement.

Sat, 20 Dec 2014 23:29:49 GMT


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