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Sanders resolves dispute with DNC, regains access to voter files

By Megan Cassella and James Oliphant WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders regained access to crucial voter files on Friday after taking the Democratic National Committee to court and accusing party leaders of trying to undermine his White House bid and help rival Hillary Clinton. The DNC had blocked access to...
Dec 19, 2015 |

Obama says he’ll give Congress last chance on Guantánamo

The president acknowledges that shutting down the prison for suspected terrorists will "be an uphill battle."
Dec 19, 2015 |

Sanders campaign fires back at DNC in data breach scandal

His campaign has been blocked from a voter database after an error allowed access to private Clinton campaign data.
Dec 19, 2015 |

Chicago protesters call for mayor to step down over police brutality

Several hundred protesters marched through downtown Chicago on Friday evening, calling on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to step down over complaints of abusive policing and a lack of accountability in the police department. The protesters chanted "No justice, no peace" and wore T-shirts reading "Jail Rahm Now." It was the latest in a wave...
Dec 19, 2015 |

California governor declares emergency in response to San Bernardino attack

California Governor Jerry Brown on Friday declared a state of emergency in San Bernardino County, following the massacre by an Islamic State-inspired couple at a holiday party for county workers. Because the 14 people killed and 26 wounded in the terrorist attack were largely employees in the county's environmental health department, the...
Dec 19, 2015 |

Pope approves miracle for Mother Teresa's canonization

The move clears the path for the nun to be elevated to sainthood next year.
Dec 18, 2015 |

After California shootings, Muslim American families struggle with identity

Mirvette Judeh began covering her hijab with a hoodie two weeks ago while in the car with her two young children. "Now I have to have these conversations with my kids," said Judeh, 39, who lives in southern California. As anti-Muslim sentiment swells following the Dec. 2 massacre in San Bernardino, California by a young Muslim couple...
Dec 18, 2015 |

Adelson family confirms ownership of Las Vegas newspaper

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The family of billionaire casino mogul and GOP kingmaker Sheldon Adelson revealed that it bought the Las Vegas Review-Journal, ending a week of speculation and demands by staff, media watchdogs and politicians to know the identity of the new boss.
Dec 18, 2015 |

Exec who jacked up price of a lifesaving drug is arrested

Martin Shkreli, a 32-year-old former hedge fund manager and relentless self-promoter who has called himself “the world’s most eligible bachelor” on Twitter, was arrested in a gray hoodie and taken into federal court in Brooklyn, where he pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors said that between 2009 and 2014, Shkreli lost some of his hedge fund investors’...
Dec 18, 2015 |

No date yet for new trial in Baltimore officer's manslaughter trial

A Maryland judge and lawyers failed on Thursday to set a new trial date after a mistrial for a police officer charged with manslaughter in the death of black detainee Freddie Gray, a court spokeswoman said. Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams met with defense lawyers and prosecutors to discuss a new trial date for Officer William...
Dec 18, 2015 |

Cruz and Rubio are vying to lead the anti-immigrant party

The sons of Cuban émigrés jockeyed at the GOP debate over who will close the border faster.
Dec 17, 2015 |

Pentagon chief: 'I should have known better' on email use

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter acknowledged on Thursday that he used a personal email account to conduct some government business until "a few months ago."
Dec 17, 2015 |

Baltimore awaits new trial date in policeman's manslaughter trial

Baltimore was awaiting a fresh court date on Thursday after a mistrial in the case of a police officer charged in the death of black detainee Freddie Gray, and police reported a quiet night despite protests over the decision. A judge dismissed the jury on Wednesday in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Officer William Porter, the first of six...
Dec 17, 2015 |

U.S. to charge man who supplied guns to California shooters: sources

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal authorities are preparing criminal charges against a man who investigators say supplied guns to the married couple who killed 14 people at a holiday party in San Bernardino, California, this month, two government sources said on Thursday. Enrique Marquez, a friend and former neighbor of radicalized...
Dec 17, 2015 |

Baltimore on edge after hung jury in policeman's manslaughter trial

By Ian Simpson and Donna Owens BALTIMORE (Reuters) - A mistrial was declared on Wednesday in the case of a Baltimore police officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray, a black man whose killing while in custody sparked riots in April, and the city's mayor urged calm. The judge dismissed the jury in the involuntary manslaughter trial of...
Dec 17, 2015 |

Exclusive: San Bernardino shooters buried in quiet funeral following Islamic rituals

Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, who opened fire on a San Bernardino holiday party earlier this month, were buried Tuesday in a quiet, graveside funeral guarded by FBI agents. At a Muslim cemetery hours away from San Bernardino, the bodies were cleansed according to Islamic rules, wrapped in white cloth and buried. Muslims are usually buried...
Dec 17, 2015 |

Hezbollah buries militant Qantar, says Israel will be held accountable

Lebanon's Hezbollah group said on Monday that Israel would be held accountable for killing prominent militant Samir Qantar in an air strike in Syria, and accorded him an elaborate funeral of... Read More

Russia says black box from warplane downed by Turkey unreadable

Investigators in Moscow said on Monday they were unable to retrieve information from the damaged black box of a Russian warplane shot down by Turkey last month, data the Kremlin hoped would support... Read More

Exclusive: U.S. glossed over Oman's human rights record during Iran talks

By Jason Szep, Matt Spetalnick and Yara Bayoumy WASHINGTON/MUSCAT (Reuters) - As the United States negotiated this year’s nuclear pact with Iran, the State Department quietly agreed to spare the... Read More