Thursday, December 12, 2013 7:45:45 PM CST
North Korea reportedly executes No. 2 official
Los Angeles Times
BEIJING — Jang Song Taek, the uncle by marriage of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was executed for attempting to seize power for himself, the official news service reported early Friday. In a rambling report, the Korea Central News Agency denounced ...
Kim Jong Un Only Wants Selfies
North Korean leader's uncle executed after a military trial
N. Korea: Leader's Uncle Executed
Thursday, December 12, 2013 7:36:36 PM CST
U.S. News & World Report
After filibuster rule change, more delay tactics bog down Senate
Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON — Republican resentment over the Democrats' decision to change Senate rules and eliminate filibusters on nominations has led to a form of trench warfare in the already deliberative body, producing long hours and hard feelings as the Senate ...
32 Democrats refuse to swallow budget
Gridlock in the Senate, progress in the House
House Passes Budget Agreement in 332-94 Vote
Thursday, December 12, 2013 7:34:07 PM CST
San Francisco Chronicle
American who disappeared in Iran reportedly was working for CIA
WASHINGTON – An American who vanished nearly seven years ago in Iran was working for the CIA on an unapproved intelligence-gathering mission that, when it came to light inside the government, produced one of the most serious scandals in the recent ...
Missing American in Iran was on unapproved mission
Missing American in Iran was working for CIA
'American who went missing in Iran in 2007 was on rogue CIA mission'
Thursday, December 12, 2013 6:51:19 PM CST
FCC votes to consider lifting in-flight cell phone ban
Washington (CNN) -- The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 Thursday to consider lifting its ban on in-flight cell phone use. On the same day, the federal Department of Transportation and three members of Congress took steps to block those ...
Transportation Department Wants to Ban In-Flight Calls
FCC vs. DOT: The Noisy Conversation Over In-Flight Phone Calls
In-flight calls gets FCC approval but needs to pass by DOT as well
Thursday, December 12, 2013 7:40:05 PM CST
UN Report Says Chemical Weapons Were Used in Syria
Chemical weapons were used repeatedly during the ongoing civil war in Syria, a new report from the United Nations concludes. The 82-page document says deadly chemical agents were likely used in five of the seven attack sites experts inspected, Reuters ...
UN Report Confirms Chemical Weapon Use in Syria
UN inspectors confirm Syria chemical attack
UN Confirms Repeated Chemical Arms Use in Syria
Thursday, December 12, 2013 7:07:51 PM CST
Globe Nominations: Which Films Are Most Golden?
Heaping seven nominations on both the con-artist melodrama "American Hustle" and the grimly historical "12 Years a Slave," the Golden Globes nominations set up a showdown of contrasts: comedy and drama, light and dark, white and black. The two films ...
Golden Globes TV nominees an odd array
5 things we learned from the Golden Globe nominations
Golden Globes nominations: Britannia rules
Thursday, December 12, 2013 7:33:55 PM CST
No Letup in Lines for a Final Glimpse of Mandela
New York Times
PRETORIA, South Africa — From across South Africa and around the world, tens of thousands of people waited under a blazing summer sun on Thursday for a chance to bid farewell to Nelson Mandela on the second of three days his body was lying in state ...
Mandela 'fake' interpreter Thamsanqa Jantjie: I was hallucinating
UN flag to be flown at half-staff to mark Mandela's funeral
Hamill: As Mandela gets hero's farewell, young Afrikaners struggle with a brutal ...
Thursday, December 12, 2013 1:51:56 AM CST
Newtown: Striving for 'new normal' a year later
NEWTOWN, CONN. — Twelve months after this quiet, bucolic western Connecticut town was shattered by a gunman's bullets, it is struggling — but determined — to move forward. Most Newtown residents know someone who was killed or survived inside the ...
Thursday, December 12, 2013 7:02:10 PM CST
New York Daily News
Sentence in Texas teen's fatal DWI wreck stirs ire
HOUSTON (AP) — ''Affluenza,'' the affliction cited by a psychologist to argue that a North Texas teenager from a wealthy family should not be sent to prison for killing four pedestrians while driving drunk, is not a recognized diagnosis and should not be used to ...
'Affluenza': Is it real?
Teens defense wins 10 years probation
Rich Teen Blames Affluenza For Fatal DWI, Only Gets 10 Years Probation
Thursday, December 12, 2013 4:09:48 PM CST
White House, Center for American Progress plan new moves to counter John ...
Since he founded the Center for American Progress a decade ago, John Podesta has built the liberal think tank into a fundraising juggernaut that rakes in between $30 million and $40 million a year from donors. But as Podesta enters the West Wing in the role ...
Carney Grilled Over White House Photo Access
Jay Carney and White House Press Corps Battle Over Access
Carney gives press photographers the finger