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Gowdy says Obama admin slow-walking documents on Benghazi

In this Sept. 17, 2014, file photo, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, and Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, the ranking member, confer as the panel holds its first public hearing to investigate the 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where a violent mob killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The House Select Committee on Benghazi will meet again on Tuesday, Jan. 27. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) The chairman of a special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, said Tuesday that the bipartisan inquiry is being hobbled by resistance from the Obama administration.

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:47:26 -0500
Tsipras names anti-austerity Greek cabinet, bank shares dive

Greek economist Varoufakis is seen outside the Syriza party headquarters in AthensBy Lefteris Papadimas and George Georgiopoulos ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras unveiled a cabinet of anti-austerity veterans on Tuesday, signaling he has no intention of backing away from election pledges despite warning shots from the euro zone and financial markets. Greek markets endured a second day of turmoil on Tuesday, with bank shares diving and investors fearing the anti-bailout government might be set on a collision course with the country's European Union and IMF creditors. Promising to reverse budget cuts and renegotiate Greece's huge debts, Tsipras's leftist Syriza party stormed to power in Sunday's snap election on a wave of anger against the German-backed austerity policies that have driven up poverty and left one in four Greek workers out of a job. Among a team spanning the radical and more pragmatic wings of Syriza, Tsipras named academic economist Yanis Varoufakis as his finance minister.

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:46:29 -0500
Attorney: Ex-Vanderbilt player took photos, innocent of rape

Defendant Brandon Vandenburg listens as his attorney Fletcher Long argues for acquittal during the his trial Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. Tenn. Former Vanderbilt football players Vandenburg and Cory Batey are standing trial on five counts of aggravated rape and two counts of aggravated sexual battery. (AP Photo/Larry McCormack, PoolNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A defense attorney for a former Vanderbilt football player accused of rape says his client took "deplorable" photos of the assault but did not take part in it.

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:44:50 -0500
UK banks face hefty credit card claims after pact with watchdog

The logo of the new Financial Conduct Authority is seen at the agency's headquarters in the Canary Wharf business district of LondonBy Kirstin Ridley LONDON (Reuters) - Around two million Britons who may have been mis-sold insurance to cover events such as credit card fraud will be asked to vote for a scheme that could cost top banks hundreds of millions of pounds in compensation. The scheme, which affects security products on credit and debit cards over an eight-year period, comes after banks have already set aside more than 24 billion pounds to compensate customers mis-sold loan and mortgage insurance. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said on Tuesday 11 lenders and card issuers had voluntarily agreed to compensate customers after "collaborative discussions". The total amount of compensation will depend on how many eligible customers pursue a claim after buying or renewing products such as Sentinel, Safe and Secure Plus and Card Protection between Jan. 14, 2005 and August 2013.

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:43:52 -0500
2 Rwandan army officers deny charges of public incitement

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) Two officers in Rwanda's military have pleaded not guilty to charges of inciting insurrection against the government.

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:43:26 -0500
Auschwitz liberation anniversary - LIVE REPORT

Survivors walk past a watch tower after paying tribute to fallen comrades at the "death wall" execution spot in the former Auschwitz concentration campShe was sent to Auschwitz in 1944 as an eight-year-old Polish partisan. 16:41 GMT - Testimony - "My whole family was sent to Auschwitz because my parents hid a Jew named Rachmil Friedman. Three members of my family never returned," said Warsaw resident andsurvivor Eugeniusz Dabrowski, deported to Auschwitz in 1944 aged 15. 16:23 GMT - Candles lit - Auschwitz survivors, heads of state and others leave the ceremony tent to place candles in remembrance of Holocaust victims, to the music of Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings.

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:46:55 -0500
Factbox: Northeast transit resumes limited service after blizzard

(Reuters) - After a blizzard that blanketed the northeastern United States but proved less powerful in New York City than predicted, airlines, commuter rail, bus lines and subways resumed limited operations on Tuesday. The following are the latest updates as of 11 a.m. EST on Tuesday: * NEW YORK'S METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY resumed limited subway service at 8:42 a.m. EST on Tuesday. Bus service will resume incrementally throughout the day, with both bus and subway service operating on a Sunday schedule, MTA said. Long Island Railroad's electrified lines were expected to begin operating on a Sunday schedule starting around 12 p.m. EST.

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:40:48 -0500
Appeals court weighs suit in US Marshals shooting

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2014, file photo, a view of the E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse in Washington. An appeals court is deciding whether deputy U.S. marshals who shot and wounded a teenage driver eight years ago may be sued in federal court, a case that's unfolding amid a national debate about police use of force and the legal protections afforded to law enforcement. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments last month and could issue an opinion soon. The case of driver Michael Fenwick raises questions about how police can deal with fleeing suspects and the role video should play in analyzing a police encounter. A similar case was decided by the U.S. Supreme Court last year after fascinated justices watched dashboard camera video of the encounter. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) An appeals court is deciding whether deputy U.S. marshals who shot and wounded a teenage driver eight years ago may be sued in federal court, a case that's unfolding amid a national debate about police use of force and the legal protections afforded to law enforcement.

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:40:40 -0500
Oxfam: Rich countries must support Ebola recovery

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) Rich countries must act swiftly to repair battered health systems and get cash to millions of families in the three countries hit hardest by the world's worst Ebola outbreak, the international development agency Oxfam said Tuesday.

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:39:40 -0500
Kraft takes the offensive, defends team, seeks NFL apology

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft reads a statement during a news conference Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Chandler, Ariz. The Patriots play the Seattle Seahawks in NFL football Super Bowl XLIX Sunday, Feb. 1, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) The New England Patriots came out swinging upon their arrival at the Super Bowl.

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:38:48 -0500
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