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First significant winter storm to bear down on Northeast

Friday, 23 January 2015 04:01
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A messy mix of rain, snow and sleet is bearing down on the Northeast's major cities in what forecasters are calling the Interstate 95 corridor's first brush with a significant winter storm this season. The National Weather Service said the exact track of the storm was unclear, but some areas could expect up to 8 inches or more of snow, and even those that don't get much may experience dangerous road conditions.
A mother pleads as Japan hostage deadline passes
Friday, 23 January 2015 01:56
The mother of one of the Japanese men being held by Islamist militants Friday urged the Tokyo government to pay the jihadists' ransom and pleaded that her son's life be spared. As the extremists' deadline loomed, Junko Ishido said freelance journalist Kenji Goto was a friend of Islam, whose life had been devoted to helping children in war zones. "I say to you people of the Islamic State, Kenji is not your enemy.
A mother pleads as Japan hostage deadline looms
Thursday, 22 January 2015 23:54
The mother of one of the Japanese men being held by Islamist militants Friday urged the Tokyo government to pay the jihadists' ransom and pleaded that her son's life be spared. As the extremists' deadline loomed, Junko Ishido said freelance journalist Kenji Goto was a friend of Islam, whose life had been devoted to helping children in war zones. "I say to you people of the Islamic State, Kenji is not your enemy.
New Jersey police release video of cop shooting man with hands up
Thursday, 22 January 2015 22:54
By Jonathan Allen (Reuters) - A New Jersey police department released a video this week of a man being fatally shot by police as he got out of a car with his hands raised during a traffic stop, heightening calls for an independent investigation into the death. The footage, recorded on a police dashboard camera, showed a traffic stop escalating into the deadly confrontation in less than two minutes after one of the police officers…
Obama's landing "coasters"
Thursday, 22 January 2015 20:50
WASHINGTON - After making a turn at the Washington Monument, Marine One approaches the South Lawn of the White House. But how does it know precisely where to land? "X" marks the spot. Actually, three spots, to be exact. Landing "coaster" for Marine One Mark Knoller, CBS News Enormous red coasters bearing an "X" are rolled onto the South Lawn before every Marine One landing to show the pilot exactly where to set down.
U.S. presses Cuba on human rights in talks on restoring ties
Thursday, 22 January 2015 20:50
By Daniel Trotta and Lesley Wroughton HAVANA (Reuters) - The United States said it pressed Cuba to improve human rights during historic, high-level talks on Thursday, annoying the Cubans after both sides reported making progress toward restoring diplomatic relations. The talks were the first since U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced on Dec. 17 they would work to restore diplomatic ties, which Washington severed in 1961 two years after Raul's brother…
Boehner, McConnell say Obama's SOTU plans too expensive
Thursday, 22 January 2015 18:46
House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took aim at some ideas aired by President Obama in Tuesday's State of the Union address. The president said he'd like to raise taxes on the wealthy, to make community college free and increasing the federal minimum wage -- all bad ideas, said Boehner and McConnell are all bad ideas. "Why would he wanna raise taxes on people? There's no free lunch," Boehner told CBS…
Boehner, McConnell say Obama's SOTU plans too expensive
Thursday, 22 January 2015 18:46
House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took aim at some ideas aired by President Obama in Tuesday's State of the Union address. The president said he'd like to raise taxes on the wealthy, to make community college free and increasing the federal minimum wage -- all bad ideas, said Boehner and McConnell are all bad ideas. "Why would he wanna raise taxes on people? There's no free lunch," Boehner told CBS…
Obama reveals what super power he'd like to have
Thursday, 22 January 2015 18:46
Aiming to connect with America's youth, President Obama sat down with three YouTube "stars" on Thursday, tackling questions ranging from the use of drones to the super power he'd like to have. In one of the more substantive moments from the interviews, self-described "Internetainerpreneur" Hank Green asked Mr. Obama whether he's concerned that history may show that his administration has misused drones, or too heavily relied on them. Mr. Obama noted that drone technology "came…
Obama reveals what super power he'd like to have
Thursday, 22 January 2015 18:46
Aiming to connect with America's youth, President Obama sat down with three YouTube "stars" on Thursday, tackling questions ranging from the use of drones to the super power he'd like to have. In one of the more substantive moments from the interviews, self-described "Internetainerpreneur" Hank Green asked Mr. Obama whether he's concerned that history may show that his administration has misused drones, or too heavily relied on them. Mr. Obama noted that drone technology "came…

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