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Monday, January 26, 2015
US fighters scrambled after Twitter bomb threats
U.S. officials scrambled two F-16 fighter jets to shadow a pair of commercial airliners after bomb threats were made Friday against the flights on the social network Twitter.
Gunfire erupted during a crowded party in a vacant house in Omaha early Saturday, leaving three people dead and five wounded, and most witnesses refusing to help investigators, according to police.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal told Christian evangelicals gathered at an all-day prayer rally Saturday that the U.S. needs a “spiritual revival,” as he continued to court religious conservatives for a possible presidential campaign.
A tumble of blue-chip stock shares on Friday failed to erase another week of gains for Wall Street.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Top US official meets leading dissidents in Cuba
The highest-ranking U.S. official to visit Cuba in 35 years met with leading dissidents on Friday, but one prominent opposition figure stayed out amid differences over Washington's rapprochement with Havana.
A 19-year-old woman who tried to go to Syria to help Islamic State militants has been sentenced to four years in prison.
A university student detained at a U.S. airport for five hours in 2009 over Arabic language flashcards in his pocket that included the words “bomb” and “to kill” has won a US$25,000 settlement from the Justice Department.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Federal judge strikes down gay-marriage ban in Alabama
Alabama became the latest state to see its ban on gay marriage fall to a federal court ruling Friday, as the issue of same-sex marriage heads to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Still at odds over human rights, the United States and Cuba closed two days of historic talks in Havana with some progress toward restoring diplomatic ties after a half-century of estrangement.
Republicans muscled legislation through the U.S. House on Thursday tightening federal restrictions on abortions as thousands of abortion foes marched outside in their annual protest. The vote came after internal divisions forced them into an embarrassing fumble of a similar bill.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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