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Watch Live: Journalism after #CharlieHebdo

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 16:03

Katie Couric leads an expert panel discussing fallout from the Paris attacks.

Ohio man arrested for planning attack on U.S. Capitol

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 15:32

By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Ohio man claiming sympathy with Islamic State militants was arrested and charged on Wednesday in connection with a plot to attack the U.S. Capitol with guns and bombs, court documents disclosed. Christopher Cornell, 20, of Cincinnati researched the construction of pipe bombs, purchased a semi-automatic rifle and 600 rounds of ammunition and made plans to travel to Washington to carry out the plot, according to an FBI informant's legal testimony. ...

Shakeup at Secret Service; 4 executives reassigned

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 15:00

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four of the highest-ranking Secret Service executives have been reassigned following a series of security mishaps and scathing reports questioning leadership within the agency, the Secret Service said Wednesday.

Obama to renew push for paid leave for working parents

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 14:58

WASHINGTON (AP) — Renewing a push for paid leave for workers, President Barack Obama on Thursday will call on Congress, states and cities to pass measures to allow millions of workers to earn up to a week of paid sick time a year, the White House said. He'll also ask Congress for more than $2 billion in new spending to encourage states to create paid family and medical leave programs.

Paris gunman's safe house could hold clues to 4th attacker

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 14:44

Police seize an item in Amedy Coulibaly’s home that offers clues to a possible accomplice.

NASA Curiosity rover’s drill smashes Mars rock, collects important samples

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 14:41

The Curiosity rover drilled a hole in the Mojave rock target on Mars. The freshly broken rock pieces could help NASA understand the importance of crystals that were spotted in that location two months ago.

United, American owe World Trade Center developer billions: lawyer

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 14:21

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - The developer rebuilding the World Trade Center in New York told a federal appeals court on Wednesday that he is entitled to recoup billions of dollars from two airline companies, even though he has already collected $4 billion in insurance money for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that destroyed the site. Lawyers for Larry Silverstein and his World Trade Center Properties urged the 2nd U.S. ...

U.S. Secret Service dumping senior officials after security lapses

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 12:39
By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service will remove four senior officials while another has opted to retire from the agency charged with protecting the president in its latest shake-up after a series of security lapses, an agency official said on Wednesday. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Acting Director Joseph Clancy on Tuesday told the four assistant directors who oversee the agency's missions of protection, investigations, technology and public affairs that they must leave their jobs. ...

New York City mayor says he would veto police chokehold ban

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 12:37

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Wednesday he would veto a bill by city lawmakers that would make it illegal for a police officer to put a person in a chokehold during an arrest. The maneuver, which has come under intense scrutiny since an unarmed New Yorker died last July after a policeman gripped him around the neck, already is banned under the police department's internal rules. De Blasio said ensuring officers follow those rules was sufficient, while still allowing for "exceptional" instances where the hold could be justified. ...

FBI raids Florida firm with 'Wolf of Wall Street' link: witnesses

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 12:15

By Aruna Viswanatha and Zachary Fagenson WASHINGTON/BOCA RATON, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. FBI agents on Wednesday raided the offices of Med-Care Diabetic & Medical Supplies Inc, a Florida medical device company whose executive vice president helped inspire the movie "The Wolf of Wall Street," according to a Reuters reporter and other witnesses. The reporter saw dozens of agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Florida Division of Insurance Fraud, and local police around the site. ...

House votes to undo Obama immigration actions

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 11:44

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shunning a White House veto threat and opposition within their own party, House Republicans approved legislation Wednesday to overturn President Barack Obama's key immigration policies and expose hundreds of thousands of younger immigrants to expulsion from the U.S.

Bus carrying prisoners involved in West Texas fatal wreck

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 11:34

A bus carrying 12 prisoners and 3 corrections officers fell from an overpass.

Chilling images of scene inside Paris grocery

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 10:03

New footage shows Amedy Coulibaly holding hostages and issuing orders to staffers.

Watch 2 Chainz and Nancy Grace debate marijuana legalization

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 07:21

The rapper and HLN television host sparred over pot legalization on Tuesday night.

Astronauts take shelter after alarm at space station

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 06:46

NASA stresses that the crew on board is safe.

U.S. judge rejects request to delay Boston bombing trial

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 06:11

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Wednesday rejected the latest plea by lawyers for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to pause jury selection for his trial due to the recent attacks in Paris. Tsarnaev's lawyers on Tuesday had argued that the Paris attacks, which started with a mass shooting at a satirical newspaper and left 17 people dead after three days of violence, would stir memories of the deadly 2013 blasts at the marathon, making it harder to select an impartial jury. ...

Singapore navy finds main body of crashed AirAsia jet

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 06:08
A Singaporean navy ship on Wednesday located the main body of the AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea late last month, raising hopes that bodies of most of the 162 victims will now be found. Underwater photos showed the cracked fuselage and part of a wing of Flight QZ8501, that went down on December 28 in stormy weather during a short trip from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore. Just 50 bodies have so far been recovered with most of the victims believed to be trapped inside the Airbus 320-200's main body. It followed the retrieval this week of both the plane's black boxes, which contain vital information to help investigators determine what caused the crash.

U.S. soldier tests negative for Ebola after death at Texas base

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 04:03
By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - Tests confirm that a U.S. Army soldier who just returned from West Africa and was found dead near his Texas base where he was posted was not infected with Ebola, Fort Hood officials said late Tuesday.  Army officials had been awaiting those results from more conclusive tests after an initial screening showed the soldier, who was self-monitoring for symptoms, had not been infected with the virus. ...

Yemen's al-Qaida claims Paris attack

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 03:23

In a video message, the group says it was behind last week's Charlie Hebdo massacre.

U.S. couple stand trial for grisly Bali suitcase murder

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 01:17

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - A U.S. man and his pregnant girlfriend went on trial on Wednesday for the murder of the woman's mother, whose battered body was found stuffed in a suitcase on Indonesia's resort island of Bali last August. Tommy Schaefer and Heather Mack, both from Chicago, could face the death penalty if found guilty of the murder of Sheila von Wiese-Mack. "He is charged with premeditated murder, torture that led to death and hiding or disposal of the body," state prosecutor Eddy Wijaya told reporters after the first day of hearings at Denpasar District Court. ...