A way for GOP to defuse immigration issue?
23 Nov 2014 | 7:29 am
DENVER (AP) — Republicans in search of a way to oppose President Barack Obama's moves on immigration without alienating the nation's fast-growing population of Hispanic voters can find a playbook in Colorado.
Putin says Russia not isolated over Ukraine, blames West for frosty ties
23 Nov 2014 | 7:05 am
By Gabriela Baczynska MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin blamed the West for worsening relations with Russia since the Ukraine crisis and said Moscow would not allow itself to become internationally isolated behind another 'Iron Curtain'. In an interview published by state news agency TASS on Sunday, Putin also said Western sanctions against Moscow, combined with the slide in the rouble and oil price falls would have no "catastrophic consequences" on Russia's economy. ...
Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78
23 Nov 2014 | 4:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Council.
Civic group: No Ferguson grand jury decision yet
23 Nov 2014 | 12:54 am
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Crews erected barricades Saturday around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.
Officer shoots boy holding fake gun at rec center
22 Nov 2014 | 9:19 pm
Iran, world powers seek elusive nuclear deal one day before deadline
22 Nov 2014 | 8:10 pm
Iran and world powers face an uphill struggle to break the deadlock in their high-stakes nuclear negotiations and secure a historic deal on the eve of a deadline. Kerry, who on Friday postponed a trip to Paris to remain in Vienna for the talks, met Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday afternoon, their fourth meeting in three days. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, also in the Austrian capital, called this final weekend of talks, after months of negotiations, a "moment of truth". At stake is a historic deal in which Iran would curb its disputed nuclear activities in exchange for broad relief from years of heavy international economic sanctions.
Missouri town on edge awaiting grand jury decision on police shooting
22 Nov 2014 | 5:56 pm
By Daniel Wallis FERGUSON Mo (Reuters) - An uneasy quiet settled over Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday evening after another day without a decision from a grand jury on whether to bring charges against a white police officer for fatally shooting a black teen. With the St. Louis suburb and the rest of the country waiting for an announcement, activists and police have been taking steps to avert more street violence. The Aug. 9 shooting triggered months of protests and a national debate over police violence. ...
Volunteer snow shovelers hit Buffalo streets as flooding fears rise
22 Nov 2014 | 5:55 pm
By Aaron Ingrao BUFFALO (Reuters) - As temperatures near Buffalo, New York, rose above freezing on Saturday, volunteers fanned out to help their neighbors clear the walls of snow that have paralyzed parts of the region this week, but the warming trend also raised the threat of flooding. More than 200 volunteers, called the Shovel Brigade Mob, armed themselves with shovels and headed into neighborhoods south of downtown Buffalo. The group said some residents were still stuck in their homes, days after a lake-effect system clobbered the region with up to seven feet of snow. ...
Kerry says gaps remain in talks about Iran's nukes
22 Nov 2014 | 1:47 pm
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned of "serious gaps" in talks about a nuclear deal with Iran, but as Monday's deadline approached his German counterpart said Tehran and six world powers have "never been closer" to agreement since they started negotiating more than six years ago.
Biden announces new aid for Syrian refugees
22 Nov 2014 | 1:02 pm
Vice President Joe Biden and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan emerged from a nearly four-hour meeting Saturday, offering no indication that the U.S. and Turkey had bridged their differences about how to deal with Islamic State fighters or Syrian President Bashar Assad.
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