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Monday, Dec 15, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Democrats Call For Protections For LGBT Unaccompanied Youth

Monday, Dec 15, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Stocks Open Higher as Oil Prices Stabilize

Monday, Dec 15, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Jeb Bush Stirs New Speculation on Presidential Bid

Monday, Dec 15, 2014 at 9:11 AM

Uber’s Surge Pricing Amid Sydney Standoff Sparks Outrage

Online car service Uber on Monday offered free rides from Sydney's central business district following a backlash over an initial surge in prices during a hostage incident in the city, NBC News reported. Fares on the U.S.-based company's booking app initially rose to a minimum fee of $100 ($82 U.S. dollars) for pickups -- more than four times the fare -- as an armed assailant held an unknown number of hostages in a cafe on Monday. The price hike was a result of the company's controversial automatic surge pricing. When first challenged about the increase, Uber tweeted: "Fares have increased to encourage more drivers to come online and pick up passengers." An hour later, Uber said trips near the area would be free. Read »
Monday, Dec 15, 2014 at 8:40 AM

Netanyahu, Kerry to Meet as Palestinian U.N. Bid Looms

Monday, Dec 15, 2014 at 7:06 AM

Armed Hostage-Takers Storm Belgium Apartment: Police

Monday, Dec 15, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Gunman, 2 Hostages Dead After Sydney Hostage Siege

Sydney police say a gunman and two hostages are dead after officers stormed a downtown cafe, ending a 16-hour siege by an Islamist extremist, NBC News reported. Four others, including a police officer, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to the hospital. "We will get through this," Mike Baird, New South Wales premier, said at a press conference. The police had swarmed the Lindt Chocolat Cafe shortly after five or six hostages were seen running out of the building just after 10 a.m. The suspected gunman identified as Man Haron Monis — who is known as Sheikh Haron — has been on authorities' radar for some time. Haron, who according to Reuters is Iranian born, was charged after sending "harassing" letters to widows of soldiers killed in Afghanistan, calling their partners murderers. He was also charged with being an accessory to the murder of his ex-wife who was repeatedly stabbed and set on fire. The assault comes amid a series of recent anti-terrorism raids by police throughout Sydney after an ISIS spokesman gave a speech urging Muslims in Australia to carry out "lone-wolf" attacks against civilians. Read »
Monday, Dec 15, 2014 at 8:34 AM

Third Fugitive Captured in Alabama Prison Escape

Sunday, Dec 14, 2014 at 1:24 PM

32 Dead in Indonesia Landslide, Scores Missing

Sunday, Dec 14, 2014 at 1:17 PM

"Inhuman": Afghan President Condemns Wave of Attacks

Sunday, Dec 14, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Cheney on Interrogation: "I'd Do It Again in a Minute"

Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday continued to defend the harsh interrogation techniques used by the CIA in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, saying he "would do it again in a minute." Cheney also said that he was not concerned about the capture or interrogation of foreign nationals who were ultimately revealed to be innocent. "I have no problem as long as we achieve our objective and our objective is to get the guys who did 9/11 and it is to avoid another attack against the United States," he said on NBC's "Meet the Press." His comments come in response to a scathing Senate report, asserting that interrogation tactics used on terror suspects were more brutal than previously known. Read »
Sunday, Dec 14, 2014 at 10:56 AM

U.N. Members Reach Climate Agreement in Peru

Sunday, Dec 14, 2014 at 5:06 PM

Arrest Made in Auburn Football Player Killing: Police

Sunday, Dec 14, 2014 at 9:57 AM

NATO Creating "Spearhead Force" in "Volatile" Eastern Europe

Sunday, Dec 14, 2014 at 12:07 PM

American in N. Korea Criticizes U.S. Policies

A U.S. citizen condemned his home country Sunday at a press conference in North Korea, NBC News reported. In comments to reporters at the People's Palace of Culture, 29-year-old Texan Arturo Pierre Martinez strongly condemned the U.S. for what he said were human rights violations. It was not immediately clear how or when Martinez entered North Korea, although Martinez said he crossed over the North Korean river border with China. Read »

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