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Iran nuclear talks extended for 7 months amid impasse ahead of deadline VIENNA — Nuclear talks with Iran will be extended for seven months after intense negotiations failed to reach a comprehensive accord but appeared to make encouraging headway, diplomats said Monday. The new target of June 30 — set just hours before ...  Police to hold 11am news conference about deadly shooting of 12 year old - WKYC CLEVELAND -- City officials will hold an 11 a.m. press conference Monday to offer an update of the investigation into a police-involved shooting that claimed the life of a 12-year-old boy. We intend on streaming that press conference live inside this story.  Why Walmart Workers Keep Using One-Day Strikes As recently as three years ago, a coordinated walkout at U.S. Walmart stores was an unheard-of event. Now, they happen throughout the year, culminating with a major strike the day after Thanksgiving, on Black Friday. Since the first one-day Walmart retail ...  Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stepping down after less than 2 years Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down, a senior administration official said Monday, opening the way for a new Pentagon leader to confront evolving national security challenges in the final two years of President Obama's term. Obama was ...  House Intelligence Committee Report Obfuscates Benghazi Arms Smuggling Kenneth R. Timmerman is an investigative reporter, author, and President/CEO of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran. His books and an illustrated bio are available at KenTimmerman.com. Tweet. 4390164. Buried in the House intelligence committee report ...  The terror threat is real: we need to listen to Theresa May When a politician talks about terrorism, and in particular heightened threats, as Theresa May has today, the coverage turns cynical very, very quickly. It's mainly the fault of the politicians themselves. Just look at David Cameron. He goes to the G20 in Brisbane ...  Analysis: If Hanley Ramirez can't stay healthy, Red Sox will regret this deal I've got a bad feeling about Hanley Ramirez and not because Jon Lester won't buy him a pizza. The Red Sox have agreed to a five-year, $90 million deal with the former Dodger, according to multiple reports, and will probably shift him to left field. Coupled ...  Stocks up on Asia gains, German business confidence U.S. stock indexes have been rising through the past month. Trader Sean Spain, center, watched them move up on Nov. 18, 2014 on the New York Stock Exchange. (Credit: AP / Richard Drew). Financial indexes rose in early trading Monday in line with gains ...  Probe Begins in Fatal Shooting of Boy By Officer This BB gun was taken from a 12-year old who was shot and killed by Cleveland police. One officer fired twice after the boy pulled the fake weapon, which was lacking the orange safety indicator usually found on the muzzle, from his waistband. Associated ...  All eyes on Ferguson grand jury as decision expected at any time Authorities in St. Louis County, Mo. continued preparations ahead of an expected grand jury decision on whether to charge a white police officer for the fatal August 9 shooting of a black teen in Ferguson. Barricades have been placed around the St. Louis ...  Industry leaders: Skiing cheaper than you think DENVER (AP) — In 2010, the price of walk-up, single-day lift ticket at Vail and Beaver Creek ski resorts topped $100. Aspen quickly followed suit, and ticket prices at resorts across the country have consistently increased in the years since. The trend has ...  Katy Perry confirms Super Bowl show - U The vocal star officially confirms she'll be doing the 2015 Super Bowl halftime show. She has some colorful ideas. By George Varga8:36 p.m.Nov. 23, 2014. ⎙. Print.   Waka Flocka Flame: Rapper Featured In Weird Cough Drops Ad During AMAs What the heck? Waka Flocka Flame stars in a new commercial for cough drops, which aired during the AMAs. Click inside to WATCH the bizarre ad! Waka Flocka Flame, 28, is the star of a brand-new commercial for cough drops. Just in time for flu season, the ...  United Technologies CEO Chenevert Abruptly Steps Down United Technologies Corp. disclosed Monday the sudden retirement of Chief Executive Louis Chenevert , and the industrial conglomerate named Chief Financial Officer Gregory Hayes as his successor. Lead independent director Edward Kangas—who was ...  Symantec reveals Stuxnet-level virus targeting Russia, Saudi Arabia Shuffle hits ... With help from David Perera, Tal Kopan, Erin Mershon and Anila Alexander. SYMANTEC REVEALS STUXNET-LEVEL VIRUS TARGETING RUSSIA, SAUDI ARABIA — Symantec researchers have analyzed an intelligence gathering Trojan malware package ...  The 5 most insane moments from last night's 'Walking Dead' There's only one episode left in the first part of The Walking Dead's fifth season, and man-oh-man is the show making us anxious about it. In the second-to-last episode this fall, “Crossed,” the show totally upped the ante on its zombie-disgusting meter and set ...  Did you stop watching Homeland? Now is the time to start again Homeland has built its fourth season resurgence atop a damning indictment of the US security state. Showtime. Don't miss stories. Follow Vox! Get Vox in your inbox! By signing up, you agree to our terms. "I suppose Carrie is our characterization of America.  City's 'ugly' Christmas tree prompts public outcry READING, Pa. (AP) — A Christmas tree that might make Charlie Brown think twice is getting kicked to the curb a little early after residents of a Pennsylvania town complained it was too ugly. Reading's (REH'-dingz) spindly 50-foot spruce drew the ire of ...  'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1′ Lands #1 Box Office Spot and Biggest ... The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1 has overthrown Dumb and Dumber To to land the biggest U.S. box office debut of the year so far with an impressive $123 million gross. The third film in the franchise, based on the dystopian book series by Suzanne ...  Buffalo residents ready melt, possible evacuations BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — People in storm-socked areas around Buffalo began returning to work on Monday as fast-melting mounds of snow fed into creeks that were starting to swell. It was not clear how widespread flooding would be almost a week after ...  Snowstorm to Range From Northern New Jersey to Central Massachusetts ... A coastal storm may spread as much as 10 inches of snow from northern New Jersey through central Massachusetts while sparing New York City any deep accumulations for the Thanksgiving holiday travel week. A winter storm watch has been posted for Nov ...  Pitbull's Latino-themed jokes at the American Music Awards host not appreciated Pitbull brought some Latino flavor when he took the stage to host the American Music Awards for the second consecutive year. But for some viewers, the Miami rapper left a sour taste in their mouths. The show started with a burst of energy thanks to Taylor ...  Bill Cosby forced my hand on his genitals: Ex-model Former model Jewel Allison fully embraced the Bill Cosby mythos — family man, knit sweaters, pudding pop pitchman — until the night she accepted his dinner invitation. By the time she headed back home, sexually abused and vomiting in the back of a cab, ...  WATCH: Bomber that killed over 50 people at an Afghan volleyball game ... Sunday evening a suicide bomber killed at least 50 people in Afghanistan's remote Paktika province during a volleyball game, the target apparently a local police commander. By Mirwais Harooni Nov. 24, 2014 | 4:41 PM ...  Buffalo Residents Ready Melt, Possible Evacuations People in storm-socked areas around Buffalo began returning to work on Monday as fast-melting mounds of snow fed into creeks that were starting to swell. It was not clear how widespread flooding would be almost a week after western New York was ...  Cowboys Edge the Giants Despite Odell Beckham Jr.'s Spectacular Catch EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Odell Beckham Jr. raised his right hand and turned the sticky palm of his Nike XXL Vapor Jet glove toward the spiraling football descending in his direction. Giants quarterback Eli Manning had let the ball fly about 50 yards up the ...  Boston man still in hospital after naked fall BOSTON (AP) — A Boston man remains in the hospital after police say he fell naked through the ceiling of a women's bathroom at Logan Airport and then assaulted an elderly man. Prosecutors said Monday that 26-year-old Cameron Shenk is still at ...  Swiss museum deciding on Gurlitt art trove BERLIN (AP) — A Swiss museum is preparing to announce whether it has decided to accept a priceless collection of long-hidden art bequeathed to it by German collector Cornelius Gurlitt. Bavarian authorities in 2012 seized 1,280 items from Gurlitt's ...  RIP: Why Mayor Marion Barry is DC's 'Mayor for Life' Former Mayor Marion Barry passed away due to a combination of natural causes, complications from diabetes and cardiac arrest early Sunday morning, November 23. Arguably, the most adored politician [yes, it is a huge paradox] in Washington, D.C. history, ...  UK mobile market consolidation moves up a gear as BT eyes 02, EE The deck in the U.K.'s $60 billion telecoms market just got shuffled again, as BT Plc BTGOF confirmed it's in talks to buy mobile network operator O2 from its Spanish parent Telefonica SA TEFOF . BT, which dominates the fixed-line telecoms business in Britain ...  The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” is probably going to be the biggest movie of 2014. The two previous “Hunger Games” films have both made over $400 million at the domestic box office. “Mockingjay – Part 1” can afford to make $90 million less than ...  The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” is probably going to be the biggest movie of 2014. The two previous “Hunger Games” films have both made over $400 million at the domestic box office. “Mockingjay – Part 1” can afford to make $90 million less than ...  Russia faces recession as oil crash and sanctions cost economy £90bn The Russian economy could plunge into a fresh recession, Anton Siluanov, the country's finance minister, has warned. "We are losing around $40bn [£26bn] per year due to geopolitical sanctions and we are losing some $90bn [£58bn] to $100bn [£64bn] per ...  Russia faces recession as oil crash and sanctions cost economy £90bn The Russian economy could plunge into a fresh recession, Anton Siluanov, the country's finance minister, has warned. "We are losing around $40bn [£26bn] per year due to geopolitical sanctions and we are losing some $90bn [£58bn] to $100bn [£64bn] per ...  2nd Crash On Same Day Leaves Tour Bus Rider Dead, 30 Injured In Northern ... REDDING (CBS/AP) — A tour bus that had already crashed earlier in the day ran off a Northern California freeway and overturned, killing one person and injuring 30. California Highway Patrol Officer Jeff Borgen says the bus traveling from Los Angeles to ...  All eyes on Ferguson grand jury as decision expected at any time Authorities in St. Louis County, Mo. continued preparations ahead of an expected grand jury decision on whether to charge a white police officer for the fatal August 9 shooting of a black teen in Ferguson. Barricades have been placed around the St. Louis ...  Two NATO servicemembers killed in Afghan attack as volleyball bombing death ... KABUL, Afghanistan – The death toll in Afghanistan's deadliest insurgent attack this year has risen to at least 50, with 63 wounded, many of them children, officials said on Monday, as NATO confirmed that two of its service members were killed in an insurgent ...  Iraqi troops retake 2 towns in eastern province BAGHDAD: Iraqi authorities say Iraqi troops backed by Shia militias have retaken two towns seized previously by militants in an eastern province. Police officials in Diyala province said on Monday that Iraqi forces entered the towns of Saadiya and Julala late ...  Erdogan: women are not equal to men Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has set off a new controversy, declaring that women are not equal to men and accusing feminists of not understanding the special status that Islam attributes to mothers. Addressing a meeting Monday in Istanbul on ...  Sting announces he'll star on Broadway's 'The Last Ship' "The Last Ship" has always been Sting's Broadway baby. He steered the boat from concept to casting to execution — but until now, he's remained ashore. No more. As he announced on TODAY Monday, Sting is climbing aboard and taking the helm and ... all ...  GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks grind higher after central bank stimulus signals A peacekeeping mission investigates an alleged mass rape of 200 women and girls in a Darfur town. Slideshow · Children of Syria · Mission to Tabit · Transgender fashion show · Holes in the earth · Latin Grammys ceremony · » Click here for more slideshows.  Spanish yields below 2 pct for first time as ECB bond buying eyed LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Spanish 10-year bond yields broke on Monday below 2 percent for the first time as the prospect of the European Central Bank expanding its asset purchases to include government debt drove down euro zone yields. Italian, Irish ...  Obama: Americans want 'new car smell' in 2016 HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) - President Barack Obama says voters want a "new car smell" in the 2016 White House race and that Hillary Rodham Clinton would be "a great president." But would Clinton pass that particular smell test? In a nationally televised ...  Marion Barry, Four-Term Mayor of Washington, Dead at 78 The "Mayor for Life" remained a D.C. institution even after a drug arrest and jail sentence. Allen McDuffee Nov 23 2014, 10:09 AM ET. Facebook; Twitter; LinkedIn; Google+; Email · Print; Comments. AP Photo/Rogelio Solis. Marion S. Barry Jr., the ...  What makes 'Homeland' the best action show on TV This post discusses the Nov. 23 episode of “Homeland,” “There's Something Else Going On.” For long stretches of its second and third seasons, “Homeland” was so enamored of Carrie Mathison's (Claire Danes) scrunched-up cry-face that the people making ...  The euro zone is already jonesing for more monetary stimulus German executives are growing more confident, Spanish borrowing costs have never been lower, and stocks are rising across Europe. Crisis, what crisis? But all is not as it seems. At the end of last week, the European Central Bank started buying ...  Tech Five: Samsung reportedly weighs staff shake-up Electronics giant Samsung may be considering big changes in management. Let's look at the technology stocks to watch Monday: Samsung. The company may shake up its leadership, including pulling J.K. Shin from his role as co-CEO and of their mobile ...  ​Sting climbs aboard Broadway's "The Last Ship" NEW YORK - Sting is hoping his star power can plug up a leaky ship. The singer-songwriter will play the role of a foreman onstage in "The Last Ship" starting Dec. 9 at the Neil Simon Theatre. The musical, for which Sting supplied songs and lyrics, has been ...  Obama to award Presidential Medal of Freedom President Barack Obama is presenting the nation's highest civilian honor to 19 artists, activists, public servants and others. The distinguished group receiving a Presidential Medal of Freedom includes actress Meryl Streep, Ethel Kennedy, widow of the late ...  China defends land reclamation in South China Sea BEIJING (AP) — Defying a U.S. call to halt the project, China defended its land reclamation in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea on Monday, saying the work is for public service use, although a London-based security group says the new ...  China Has Built a New Base on Top of a Coral Reef A tropical coral reef has been transformed by the Chinese military into a base that could host a 3,000-meter long airstrip and naval port, ready to push Beijing's territorial claim over the South China Sea. Fiery Cross Reef, where China has constructed its new ...  Middle East Updates / Iraqi troops retake two towns in eastern province Jordan reportedly forcibly returning Syrian refugees; U.K. outlines new counterterrorism measures; Afghan official: suicide attack toll at least 50. By Haaretz | Nov. 24, 2014 | 3:27 PM. submit to reddit. Members of the Iraqi security forces and Shiite fighters take ...  1D, Katy Perry win big at American Music Awards 53°F San Francisco. antioch; concord; fairfield; hayward; livermore; mill valley; mountain view; napa; oakland; palo alto; richmond; san carlos; san francisco; san jose; santa rosa. Sign InRegister. Sections. SFGatevisit|Home|navigation-www|1.  Sting tries to help his ailing Broadway musical Sting is hoping his star power can plug up a leaky ship. The singer-songwriter will play the role of a foreman onstage in "The Last Ship" starting Dec. 9 at the Neil Simon Theatre. The musical, for which Sting supplied songs and lyrics, has been struggling at the ...  China, US exchange barbs over Spratly reef China and the United States have commenced a new war of words — this time over construction of an artificial island by Beijing in the tension-prone Spratly islands in the South China Sea. Luo Yuan, a Major General in the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) ...  Report: Pablo Sandoval to join Hanley Ramirez on Red Sox The Boston Red Sox, in a stunning preemptive strike to add offense in an ever-diminishing market, are reportedly on the verge of signing free agents Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez to five-year contracts totaling close to $200 million. CBS Sports ...  Bill Cosby is "America's Greatest Serial Rapist": Another Woman Speaks Adding to the deafening cries of women who have accused Bill Cosby of abuse, former model Jewel Allison told the New York Daily News that the comedian drugged and sexually assault her in the late 1980s in his New York home.  THE WALKING DEAD Recap Season 5 Episode 7 Crossed Not a lot happened on last night's THE WALKING DEAD on AMC. Sometimes, the show does slow-burn, character-heavy episodes that don't advance things a lot, but this episode, “Crossed,” is not that because no one is featured for very long. It has the full ...  Analysts Weigh In on Strategic Rationale of Aviva Deal Aviva AV.LN -5.29% PLC's investors haven't exactly been welcoming. The insurer's planned £5.6 billion ($8.73 billion) all-share offer for Friends Life met a cautious response Monday, with shares trading down 4.9% at 513p at 11 a.m. GMT.  Tom Coughlin and Giants teammates rank Odell Beckham Jr.'s catch among the ... EAST RUTHERFORD — The Giants have been a losing team since rookie receiver Odell Beckham Jr. burst on the scene as their top playmaker. That trend continued on Sunday night in a 31-28 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, but it didn't stop Beckham's ...  Double top for Lewis Hamilton Grand Prix greats come from all sorts of backgrounds but few started life with the odds stacked against them quite as heavily as Lewis Hamilton. The Briton, who celebrated his second Formula One title with Mercedes on Sunday, grew up in social housing with ...  Italian doctor with Ebola returning for treatment MILAN (AP) -- The Italian health ministry says an Italian doctor working in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the Ebola virus and is being transferred to Rome for treatment. The ministry said in a statement Monday that the doctor, who works for the ...  Russian President Vladimir Putin opening a monument at the Kremlin Wall ... RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin, famously reticent about his private life, broke his silence yesterday on the whereabouts of his two daughters, whose lives are a highly kept secret. In a rare glimpse into his family life, the 62-year-old also told the state-run ...  Soviet hockey coach Tikhonov dies at 84 MOSCOW (AP) — Viktor Tikhonov, the Soviet hockey coach whose teams won three Olympic gold medals but fell to the United States in the "Miracle on Ice," died after a long illness. He was 84. Russia's Kontinental Hockey League said early Monday that ...  Jurassic World Teaser Trailer Debuts Online! Find Out When the Full-Length ... The world premiere of the full-length Jurassic World trailer is just days away! Over the weekend, Universal Pictures released a 20-second teaser to promote the summer blockbuster. The footage offered a first look at dinosaurs, the park, and co-stars Chris Pratt ...  Red Sox reportedly agree to deal with Hanley Ramirez The Red Sox reportedly have struck a five-year, $90 million deal with free agent shortstop Hanley Ramirez. They are still waiting to hear whether they have also landed third baseman Pablo Sandoval. Continue reading below. Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com ...  Buffalo prepares for possible evacuations as temperature climbs BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Families rushed to pack up their valuables and schools closed in advance -- not of snow but possible flooding. Temperatures were expected to hit nearly 16 C on Monday, causing Buffalo area residents to prepare for evacuations caused by ...  US Should Get Used To China's Presence In South China Sea BEIJING, Nov 24 (Bernama) -- China's state-run Global Times has called on the United States (US) to get used to China's frequent presence in the disputed South China Sea. "The US is not a claimant to the South China Sea. China does not support any ...  Onex to buy Swiss packaging maker SIG for up to $4.7B Onex Corp. (OCX.TO) agreed to buy Swiss juice-box maker SIG Combibloc Group AG for as much as 3.75 billion euros ($4.7 billion) as Canada's largest buyout firm expands in Europe. Onex will pay an initial 3.58 billion euros to Reynolds Group Holdings ...  Two Women Rescued From Building Collapse Chicago firefighters pick through the wreckage of a collapsed building Sunday in Washington Park. (Chicago Fire Department). Related Tags: building collapse, Chicago Fire Department, Washington Park. Featured & Trending: Latest News Headlines:.  BT in Talks to Buy EE, O2 in UK to Add Wireless Service BT Group Plc Chief Executive Officer Gavin Patterson. BT is starting its own consumer mobile service next year in a partnership with EE in order to offer bundles of phone, Internet and T.V. service. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg. BT Group Plc ...  BT Says It Is in Talks to Acquire O2 Email; Share; Tweet; Save; More. LONDON — The British telecommunications giant BT said on Monday that it was in early-stage takeover talks with O2, the British cellphone carrier owned by the Spanish company Telefónica. In a brief statement, BT said it ...  Iraqi troops, Shiites and Kurds regain two towns in clashes with Islamic State Iraqi troops backed by Shia militiamen and Kurdish security forces recaptured two towns seized previously by militants in an eastern province, said Iraqi officials on Monday, a new victory for Iraqi security forces in their attempt to regain areas lost to the ...  Is Captain America Clint Dempsey over hill? It wasn't a particularly good game, flashes of excitement with a single goal for the Los Angeles Galaxy offering more hope to the visiting Seattle Sounders than satisfaction to the victor. So why did this Western Conference semi-final feel more like a changing of ...  Sumarti Ningsih murder: From Indonesia to Hong Kong Sumarti Ningsih began her life in a small village deep in the countryside of central Java. At the end of her life she was found murdered and decomposing in a suitcase on a Hong Kong balcony. She was just 23 years old. In photographs, large brown eyes ...  Sumarti Ningsih murder: From Indonesia to Hong Kong Sumarti Ningsih began her life in a small village deep in the countryside of central Java. At the end of her life she was found murdered and decomposing in a suitcase on a Hong Kong balcony. She was just 23 years old. In photographs, large brown eyes ...  As a Cosby 'fixer' comes out of the shadows, so does an explanation More women, including actresses Michelle Hurd and Angela Leslie, have come forward accusing comedian Bill Cosby of sexual impropriety, and with them, one question looms large: How did this allegedly happen over the course of four decades, largely ...  Sting to Take Over Starring Role in His Broadway Show Hoping to boost a floundering box office, Sting is going to step into the leading role of the $15 million Broadway show for which he's supplied the score, The Last Ship. "I've been working on this show for five years and been at every rehearsal, every ...  'Sophisticated' Regin spyware spotted An "extremely complex" and "stealthy" spying program has been stealing data from ISPs, energy companies, airlines and research-and-development labs, a security company has said. With a "degree of technical competence rarely seen", Regin had probably ...  Germany Surprises, Helps Euro Tick Up The US dollar has begun the holiday-shortened week on a firm note, but the stronger than expected German IFO report helped steady the euro near $1.2400. Although Japanese markets were closed earlier today, the dollar rebounded toward JPY118.40, ...  Germany Surprises, Helps Euro Tick Up The US dollar has begun the holiday-shortened week on a firm note, but the stronger than expected German IFO report helped steady the euro near $1.2400. Although Japanese markets were closed earlier today, the dollar rebounded toward JPY118.40, ...  Rand Paul Shows Early Strength in Bloomberg Politics/Saint Anselm New ... The early numbers show the Republican primary field is wide open, with new faces ranking beside legacy names. John McCormick t McCormickJohn. Republican Rand Paul is showing early strength for a possible 2016 presidential bid in the first primary state ...  Rand Paul Shows Early Strength in Bloomberg Politics/Saint Anselm New ... The early numbers show the Republican primary field is wide open, with new faces ranking beside legacy names. John McCormick t McCormickJohn. Republican Rand Paul is showing early strength for a possible 2016 presidential bid in the first primary state ...  Review: 3 cheap smartphones to consider NEW YORK (AP) — The cheapest smartphones don't have all the gizmos of Apple or Samsung models, but I'm impressed by how many features you do get for roughly a third of the price. Processors are slower, yet that's not so noticeable for basic tasks such ...  Review: 3 cheap smartphones to consider - U This product image provided by Microsoft shows the Lumia 365 smartphone. (AP Photo/Microsoft) The Associated Press. Share Photo.  ·  · Reddit; ✉. This product image provided by Microsoft shows the Lumia 365 smartphone. (AP Photo/Microsoft).  Apple: Portion of Black Friday Sales Goes Towards AIDS Fight Ron Johnson helped design Apple locations including the 32-foot cube-shaped building on Fifth Avenue, which is seen in a photo dated May 12, 2011. (Photo : Flickr Creative Commons). Apple will donate a portion of sales from retail and online stores on ...  Hillary Clinton Leads in New Hampshire by Historic Margin: Bloomberg Politics ... New Hampshire primary voters are ready for Hillary, though they have some questions about the Democrats. Lisa Lerer t llerer. Hillary Clinton holds a historic lead in the New Hampshire Democratic primary, although a shift in opinion about the party's brand ...  Palestinian man attacked by three Israelis in Jerusalem - Al The Palestinian man is believed to be in good condition after being transferred to hospital. (AFP/File). A Palestinian man has been injured in East Jerusalem al-Quds after he was attacked by three Israelis, the latest in a string of such instances of violence in ...  Obama to Award Presidential Medal of Freedom WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is awarding the nation's highest civilian honor to 19 artists, activists, public servants, scientists and others. The distinguished and high-achieving group includes actress Meryl Streep, Ethel Kennedy, widow of the ...  Mother charged with trying to kill baby left in drain in Sydney A 30-year-old Sydney mother has been charged with trying to kill her newborn son by abandoning him in a roadside drain for five days before passers-by heard his cries, police said on Monday. The week-old baby was in serious but stable condition in ...  Iraqi troops retake 2 towns in eastern province Members of the Iraqi security forces and Shiite fighters take part in an intensive security deployment after clashes with ISIS militants in Saadiya, Diyala province November 23, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer. Connect; Tweet; RSS; Follow; Email; Print; Share.  Suicide Bomber Hits Afghan Volleyball Tournament Afghan officials say a suicide bomber has killed at least 50 people during a volleyball tournament in the country's east. The match in the Paktika province district of Yahya Khel had drawn a large crowd. At least 80 more people were wounded in the attack and ...  Ice hockey: Legendary Soviet coach Tikhonov dies Legendary Soviet ice hockey coach Viktor Tikhonov, who led his team to four Olympic gold medals but also oversaw the shock "Miracle on Ice" defeat to the US, died early Monday at the age of 84, the Russian Ice Hockey Federation said. "Last night, Russian ...  Galaxy S5 sold 40 percent fewer units than Samsung predicted: WSJ A report in The Wall Street Journal claims that Samsung's Galaxy S5 flagship phone has performed below expectations. The S5 is said to have sold 12 million units in its first three months on sale; roughly 4 million fewer than its predecessor and overall around ...  Iranian-British woman Ghoncheh Ghavami released from Tehran jail London: Ghoncheh Ghavami, an Iranian-British woman jailed in Tehran for taking part in a protest against a ban on women attending some men's sporting events, has been released on bail, Britain's Foreign's Office said on Sunday. Ms Ghavami was arrested ...  Obama to award Presidential Medal of Freedom In this June 15, 2014 photo, Rita Schwerner Bender speaks outside the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Philadelphia, Miss., following a commemorative service for her late husband, Michael Schwerner, and the two other civil rights workers killed in the ...  Obama to award Presidential Medal of Freedom - Richmond Times FILE - This combination made from pictures distributed by the FBI in 1964 shows, from left, Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman, civil rights workers who were killed in the "Mississippi Burning" case of 1964. The men are going to be ...  Evacuation plans readied as Buffalo flooding looms BUFFALO — First came the big storm, then the big dig. Now comes the big melt. Residents of flood-prone areas around Buffalo should move valuables up from the basement, pack a bag, and prepare for the possibility of evacuation as up to 7 feet of melting ...  Philippines fines Chinese fishermen S$132500 each for poaching Dead turtles are seen after being hauled off at the Chinese vessel caught in Half Moon shoal by members of a Philippine National Police (PNP) Maritime patrol upon arrival at PNP Special Boat Unit HQ in Honda Bay, Puerto Princesa, western Philippines, May ...  Philippines fines Chinese fishermen S$132500 each for poaching Dead turtles are seen after being hauled off at the Chinese vessel caught in Half Moon shoal by members of a Philippine National Police (PNP) Maritime patrol upon arrival at PNP Special Boat Unit HQ in Honda Bay, Puerto Princesa, western Philippines, May ...