Judge OKs Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's lethal injection protocols are constitutional and the state can proceed with the scheduled executions of four death row inmates early next year, a federal judge ruled on Monday.
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:39:34 -0500
North Korea experiencing severe Internet outages
WASHINGTON (AP) North Korea experienced sweeping and progressively worse Internet outages extending into Monday, with one computer expert saying the country's online access is "totally down." The White House and the State Department declined to say whether the U.S. government was responsible.
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:54:58 -0500
Battered NY mayor calls for temporary protest halt
NEW YORK (AP) As the New York Police Department mourns two of their own, Mayor Bill de Blasio pleaded for a pause in protests and rancor amid a widening rift with those in a grieving force who accuse him of creating a climate of mistrust that contributed to the execution of two officers.
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:35:29 -0500
Ten injured in van attack on French Christmas market
A driver ploughed into a Christmas market in western France Monday, injuring 10 people before stabbing himself, a day after a man shouting "Allahu Akbar" ran down pedestrians in another French city. At least four people were badly hurt in the latest incident in the city of Nantes, the third attack in three days by individuals against civilians or security forces in France, sparking fears of possible copycat action. Authorities were quick to stress there were no apparent terrorist motives in the Christmas market attack. He too had yelled "Allahu Akbar".
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:34:16 -0500
Russia's first bailout
It's a clear sign that the ruble is in serious trouble.
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:16:30 -0500
New York mayor calls for pause in protests after police killings
By Jonathan Allen and Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio sought to ease tensions with the city's police force on Monday, calling for a suspension of protests against the use of excessive force until after the funerals of two officers shot dead in an ambush. De Blasio, a Democrat who has come under intense criticism from some police unions for his handling of protests over police killings of unarmed black men, asked the city to stand by families of the officers who were killed Saturday in Brooklyn. ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:58:12 -0500
Confusion over start of gay marriages next month in Florida
By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida court officials, citing confusion after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to extend a stay on the state's same-sex marriage ban, agreed on Monday to ask a federal judge to clarify where gay couples may begin to tie the knot next month. When the stay expires after Jan. 5, it is unclear if weddings are permitted beyond the one county in northern Florida that was named in the case appealed to the high court. ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:07:03 -0500
U.S. Army refers Bergdahl case to commander, punishment possible
By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. general will decide whether to pursue disciplinary action against Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl over his 2009 disappearance from his base in Afghanistan, after the Army said on Monday it forwarded the findings of its investigation to him. General Mark Milley, head of U.S. Army Forces Command, would determine "appropriate action - which ranges from no further action to convening a court martial," the Army said in a brief statement. Bergdahl was released in May in a prisoner swap with the Taliban after five years in captivity. ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:42:01 -0500
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