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Plane Crash Was A 'Terrorist Act,' Russian Officials Say

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Russian government has determined it was a bomb that brought down a Russian plane over Egypt, killing all 224 people on board.

"One can unequivocally say that it was a terrorist act," Alexander Bortnikov, head of Russia's Federal Security Service, said at a meeting chaired by Russian President Vladimir ...


Aung San Suu Kyi's Party Wins Majority In Myanmar's Historic Election

Friday, November 13, 2015

Updated at 2:30 p.m. ET

The results of Myanmar's first free election in 25 years are finally official, five days after voters went to the polls. The National League for Democracy, led by Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, won a majority of seats in the 664-member parliament, ...


'E.T.' Screenwriter Melissa Mathison Dies In Los Angeles

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Melissa Mathison, screenwriter of the Steven Spielberg film E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), has died at age 65. Her sister, Melinda Mathison, said the cause was neuroendocrine cancer.

A native of Los Angeles, Mathison began her career as an assistant on the critically-acclaimed films Apocalypse Now (1979) and The Godfather Part ...


Iraqi Politician Ahmed Chalabi Dead Of A Heart Attack, State TV Reports

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Updated at 11:15 a.m. ET

Ahmed Chalabi, a former Iraqi exile who played a major role in persuading the U.S. to wage war against Saddam Hussein, has died of a heart attack in Baghdad. He was 71.

His death was reported by Iraqi state media and confirmed to NPR by ...


Trudeau Elected Canada's Prime Minister As Liberals Assume Power

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Canada's Liberal Party won a decisive majority of parliamentary seats Monday, ending nearly a decade of Conservative Party rule. Voters gave Liberals nearly 40 percent of the overall vote compared to the Conservatives' 32 percent. The left-leaning New Democrats had just over 19 percent of the vote.

Justin Trudeau, a ...


'Playboy' To Stop Publishing Nude Images

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The magazine said it is making the change as a result of competition from the Internet.


In The Classroom, Common Ground Can Transform GPAs

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Many people have experienced the magic of a wonderful teacher, and we all know anecdotally that these instructors can change our lives. But what if a teacher and a student don't connect? How does that affect the education that child receives?

Is there a way to create a connection where ...


Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2016 Nominees Include The Cars, Janet Jackson

Thursday, October 08, 2015

It's a relatively controversy-free list of potential inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, although die-hards always find a reason for outrage at inclusions or omissions. Sorry again, fans of Bon Jovi, The Cure. And apparently someone was even rooting for Moby.



Fiat Chrysler And United Auto Workers Reach New Tentative Agreement

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Avoiding a possible strike, the United Autoworkers Union and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract.

According to a statement from UAW:

"After a lengthy bargaining process, your UAW FCA National Bargaining Committee has secured significant gains in a proposed Tentative Agreement ...


California Governor Signs Legislation Targeting Wage Gap

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a gender wage equality law that his office says is among the strongest in the nation.

"Sixty-six years after passage of the California Equal Pay Act, many women still earn less money than men doing the same or similar work," Brown said. "This bill ...


Trial Begins For Former Massey Energy CEO

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Updated at 4:15 p.m. ET

Former CEO of Massey Energy Don Blankenship goes on trial Thursday in West Virginia over charges that he conspired to violate federal mine safety laws at company mines.

As West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Ashton Marra reports, the charges stem from a 2010 explosion at the ...


Struck By A Macaw? Now There's A Medical Diagnosis Code For That

Thursday, October 01, 2015

If you're struck by a macaw, sucked into a jet engine or are having relationship problems with your in-laws, fear not: Your doctor now has a medical diagnosis code for that.

On Thursday, doctors, hospitals and health insurers must start using the ICD-10, a vast new set of alphanumeric codes ...


Baseball Legend Yogi Berra Dies At 90

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Yogi Berra, known as much for his quotable malapropisms as for his baseball career, has died at his home in New Jersey, according to Dave Kaplan, director of the Yogi Berra Museum. The Hall of Famer was 90 years old.

Berra was a Yankee alongside fellow legends Joe DiMaggio and ...


Happy Birthday To Us All — Judge Rules Tune Is Public Domain

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

No more sitcom characters standing around a cake, singing "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow." No more Applebee's servers clapping along to "Happy happy birthday, from Applebee's to you!"

Well, they can if they want, but not because they'd have to pay the copyright holders of the popular "Happy Birthday ...


Burkina Faso Leader Apologizes To Nation For Seizing Power In A Coup

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Gen. Gilbert Diendere led the presidential guard in a coup last week, jailing the prime minister. Diendere released the prime minister Monday.


California, EPA To Widen Investigation Of Diesel Emission Cheats

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

After so-called "defeat devices" were discovered in Volkswagen diesels that turn off emissions controls except when a vehicle is undergoing tests, other automakers are being scrutinized.


Suspect In Arizona Highway Shootings Says He's 'Wrong Guy'

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Updated at 2:55 p.m. ET

A suspect arrested in connection with at least four shootings on Arizona highways in recent weeks told a judge today that he is "the wrong guy."

Leslie Allen Merritt, Jr., 21, was charged with aggravated assault, criminal damage, disorderly conduct, carrying out a drive-by shooting ...


UAW Reaches Tentative Deal With Fiat Chrysler

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

United Auto Workers and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reached a tentative four-year agreement Tuesday night. The deal affects 36,000 Fiat Chrysler workers nationwide and lays the groundwork for upcoming UAW negotiations with General Motors and Ford.

The UAW and the three automakers have been in talks since July.

Sarah ...


2 Separate Flash Floods In Utah Leave 16 Dead, 4 Missing

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Authorities in Utah say the death toll is now up to a dozen after flash floods along the Utah-Arizona border Monday engulfed two vehicles carrying 16 people, and swept them into a waterway that is normally dry.

One person from those vehicles remains missing.

"This is one of the worst ...


Egyptian Police Mistakenly Kill 12 Tourists

Monday, September 14, 2015

Egyptian police pursuing terrorists in the Al Wahat area of the Western Desert accidentally fired on tourists, killing 12 and injuring 10. According to the Mexican Foreign Ministry, at least two of the dead are Mexican nationals. Other Egyptian and Mexican victims are still being identified.

In a statement, Egypt's ...