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Under VFA, US has custody rights of Pemberton —San Beda Law dean - GMA News

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:35am

Under VFA, US has custody rights of Pemberton —San Beda Law dean
GMA News
Amid calls for Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton, suspect in the killing of Filipina transgender Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude, to be placed under the custody of the Philippines, a law professor on Friday said the United States government has more authority to ...

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Arson caused Los Angeles apartment blaze - Fox News

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:40pm

MiamiHerald.com

Arson caused Los Angeles apartment blaze
Fox News
Dec. 8, 2014: Los Angeles firefighters battle a fire in the seven-story Da Vinci apartment complex under construction in downtown Los Angeles. (AP). LOS ANGELES – A fire that reduced an unfinished downtown apartment building to a block-long mountain of ...
Los Angeles Apartment Fire was Ignited by Arson: InvestigatorsBio & Tech Insights
Massive Los Angeles construction fire was arson, authorities sayReuters
Massive Downtown Los Angeles Da Vinci Fire Was ArsonNBCNews.com
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Filipino family wants US Marine in local jail during trial - MiamiHerald.com

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:17pm

MiamiHerald.com

Filipino family wants US Marine in local jail during trial
MiamiHerald.com
A U.S. Marine charged with killing a transgender Filipino woman he picked up in a bar was brought back Friday to the city where the attack occurred two months ago, and lawyers of the victim say they will seek his detention in a local jail during his murder trial.

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Parents yet to hear from spy freed after Cuba-US deal - The Hindu

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:13pm

The Hindu

Parents yet to hear from spy freed after Cuba-US deal
The Hindu
A former intelligence official in the United States on Thursday publicly identified their son as the unnamed spy traded for three Cuban intelligence agents jailed in the United States, one who U.S. President Barack Obama hailed as one of Washington's most ...
Sources identify mystery man freed in historic US-Cuba dealCNN

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Over 100 Nigerian Women, Children Missing After Suspected Boko Haram Raid - NBCNews.com

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:42pm

NBCNews.com

Over 100 Nigerian Women, Children Missing After Suspected Boko Haram Raid
NBCNews.com
More than 100 women and children were unaccounted for after gunmen stormed a northeastern Nigerian village in a deadly raid Sunday, a Nigerian military source told NBC News on Thursday. No group took responsibility for the attack in Gumsuri, but it bore ...
Suspected Islamic extremists kidnap 185 in northeast NigeriaMiamiHerald.com
Boko Haram abducts 185 in attack on village near ChibokThe Nation Newspaper
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnap 100 women, children in NigeriaReuters
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Two Of Colorado's Neighbors Sue State Over Marijuana Law - Nassau News Live

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 8:48pm

Two Of Colorado's Neighbors Sue State Over Marijuana Law
Nassau News Live
Nebraska and Oklahoma say Colorado's marijuana law is unconstitutional, in a challenge to the law in the Supreme Court. Earlier this month, visitors from Texas smell marijuana at the Breckenridge Cannabis Club. Brennan Linsley/AP. itoggle caption ...

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Obama signs bill targeting Venezuelan officials - Business Standard

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 7:50pm

Obama signs bill targeting Venezuelan officials
Business Standard
US President Barack Obama Thursday signed into law a bill slapping sanctions on Venezuelan officials allegedly involved in a violent crackdown on anti-government protests in the South American country. The bill passed by both chambers of Congress last ...

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Bashara murder case: How it unfolded - Detroit Free Press

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 7:48pm

Bashara murder case: How it unfolded
Detroit Free Press
Here is a time line of events leading up to Bob Bashara's conviction of first degree murder. How it unfolded. Events leading up to Bob Bashara's conviction in the murder of his wife. Jane Bashara (Photo: Family handout). Jan. 24, 2012: Bob Bashara reports his ...

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THOMAS C. WAHLBERG, Dedham: Senate torture report partisan - The Patriot Ledger

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 7:29pm

THOMAS C. WAHLBERG, Dedham: Senate torture report partisan
The Patriot Ledger
One would think the Democratic Party had already hit rock bottom with the recent stinging rebuke of their policies at the ballot box and the scab being exposed on their lies and smug attitudes towards Americans in regards to the “Affordable” Care Act.

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Jeb Bush: upsides and downsides for a 2016 presidential run - Christian Science Monitor

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 7:28pm

Christian Science Monitor

Jeb Bush: upsides and downsides for a 2016 presidential run
Christian Science Monitor
Jeb Bush hasn't been actively in the middle of the Washington political game for a decade, and politics has changed rapidly since then. He's not an ideologue or a populist – and that's good. By John Feehery, Decoder blogger December 18, 2014. close.
Jeb Bush candidacy spells a contentious GOP raceBoston Globe
Jeb Bush giving up Barclay's adviser role, paid speaking engagementsUPI.com
The tortoise and the harePolitico
Businessweek -Florida Courier -The News-Press
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Uber to halt rides in Portland, Ore., until April; city to drop lawsuit - Los Angeles Times

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 7:20pm

Los Angeles Times

Uber to halt rides in Portland, Ore., until April; city to drop lawsuit
Los Angeles Times
Just 10 days after the city of Portland, Ore., sued ride-sharing giant Uber, saying it was illegally operating in the city, the San Francisco company has agreed to cease operations there until the spring. lRelated Portland, Ore., sues Uber for operating without ...
Uber agrees to temporarily suspend service in PortlandCNNMoney
Uber suspends operations in Portland for 3 monthsMiamiHerald.com
City makes deal to legalize Uber, sharpening deadline for safety requirementsBikePortland.org

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Judge: Girls can stand trial in 'Slender Man' stabbing - USA TODAY

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 7:15pm

ABC News

Judge: Girls can stand trial in 'Slender Man' stabbing
USA TODAY
Two Wisconsin girls, one of whom has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, were ruled competent Thursday to stand trial for allegedly trying to stab a classmate to death to please a fictional online figure known as Slender Man. Anissa Weier, 13, and Morgan ...
Suspects in Slender Man stabbing competent for trialWTAQ
Judge rules on Slender Man stab suspects9news.com.au
Judge: Slender Man stabbing defendants competentSouthernminn.com
New York Magazine
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Profiles: Andrew Crook, Tony Smith and Mick Featherstone - ABC Online

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 7:08pm

ABC Online

Profiles: Andrew Crook, Tony Smith and Mick Featherstone
ABC Online
One is a media adviser to perhaps Australia's most flamboyant politician. One is a former AFL player who made his fortune in the tourism business. And the third is a former detective turned private eye whose clients have included child rapist John Chardon ...
Clive Palmer's media advisor arrestedThe Australian
Report: Australian lawmaker's adviser detainedWVAH
Palmer: Crook's arrest could be a plot by LNPCentral Telegraph

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks extend bounce on Wall St, Fed cheer - Reuters

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 7:07pm

Wall Street Journal

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks extend bounce on Wall St, Fed cheer
Reuters
... * Asia shares buoyed as Wall St surges for second day. * Swiss central bank imposes negative rates to restrain franc. * BOJ to stick with bond buying, ECB creeping closer to QE. By Wayne Cole. SYDNEY, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks led Asian ...
Asian Shares Rise on Fed StanceWall Street Journal
Asian Stocks Advance Most in Six Weeks Amid Global Equity RallyBusinessweek
Dow industrials have their best day in three yearsCharlotte Observer
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Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross Expecting Their First Child - Orion Gazette

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 6:24pm

Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross Expecting Their First Child
Orion Gazette
The new year will bring a new baby for one lucky celebrity couple!Ashlee Simpson and ... email · print. Comment. By TV Guide. Orion Gazette - Orion, IL. By TV Guide. Posted Dec. 18, 2014 @ 6:05 pm. Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross | Photo Credits: Splash.

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Knicks' Carmelo Anthony out Thursday against the Bulls - CBSSports.com

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 5:42pm

Knicks' Carmelo Anthony out Thursday against the Bulls
CBSSports.com
Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony will not dress for Thursday's game against the Bulls with a sore left knee, the team announced. Anthony, who is averaging 23.4 points and 6.6 rebounds per game, appears to be getting rest as this will be New York's ...

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Jim Harbaugh, on UM: I only talk about the job I have - Detroit Free Press

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 5:16pm

ABC News

Jim Harbaugh, on UM: I only talk about the job I have
Detroit Free Press
Jim Harbaugh may have the Michigan fan base in a frenzy. But it's tough to tell if he knows it. At his weekly Thursday press conference this afternoon, previewing Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers, Harbaugh brushed off the attention. Playing off ...
Is Harbaugh Using Michigan for Leverage?Maize n Brew
Michigan declines comment on Harbaugh reportsThe Detroit News

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Judge rules 2 girls competent to stand trial in Slender Man stabbing - CTV News

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:58pm

CTV News

Judge rules 2 girls competent to stand trial in Slender Man stabbing
CTV News
WAUKESHA, Wis. -- Two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fantasy character called Slender Man are mentally fit to stand trial on attempted homicide charges, a judge ruled Thursday. Experts for the state concluded that both girls ...

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Fed Gives Banks More Time to Sell Private-Equity, Hedge-Fund Stakes - Wall Street Journal

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:57pm

Fed Gives Banks More Time to Sell Private-Equity, Hedge-Fund Stakes
Wall Street Journal
WASHINGTON—Regulators on Thursday handed Wall Street banks a temporary reprieve they have been clamoring for from a rule that forces them to pull out of certain risky investments. The Federal Reserve said it would give banks two additional years to ...

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This man is trying to build Google Maps for the genome - Fusion

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:55pm

Fusion

This man is trying to build Google Maps for the genome
Fusion
The Human Genome Project was supposed to unlock all of life's secrets. Once we had a genetic roadmap, we'd be able to pinpoint why we got ill and figure out how to fix our maladies. That didn't pan out. Ten years and more than $4 billion dollars later, we ...

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