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(Havana) -- The U.S. is pressing Cuba to improve its human rights record. Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson said today that while talks were cordial, the two countries disagreed on some points. The high-level talks in Havana concluded yesterday, with human rights...
(Davos) -- Secretary of State John Kerry is pushing for a broad, global partnership in the fight against ISIS. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Kerry said the strategy must include a necessary "military component." He argued that it must also include...
(Washington, DC) -- TSA officers are catching a record number of people packing heat in carry-on bags. Figures released today by the Department of Homeland Security show more than 22-hundred firearms were discovered at U.S. airport screening checkpoints last year. That's a 22...
(Undated) -- It's the beginning of a new era in Saudi Arabia with the death of King Abdullah and the installation of his successor King Salman. Mourners gathered today to pay their respects to the late monarch as his body was prepared for a simple Muslim burial in an unmarked...
(Homestead, PA) -- Fire crews are still on the scene of an enormous seven-alarm fire near Pittsburgh. The blaze started earlier this morning at an apartment complex in Homestead. Flames spread to nearly half a dozen buildings, causing two of them to collapse. Several people were...
(Undated) -- The Navy is recruiting enlisted women for submarine duty. The "Navy Times" says the move is the next step in fully integrating women into the previously all male submarine force. Female officers began serving aboard Virginia-class attack submarines this month. The...
(Palo Alto, CA) -- Ford is speeding up its plans for self-driving vehicles. The motor company announced yesterday that it's opening a research center in Palo Alto, California to develop so-called autonomous vehicles. Ford says the new facility will be one of the largest...
(New York, NY) -- Bob Costas is getting tired of "Deflategate." On NBC's "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" yesterday, he said he's never seen anything worse than what the Patriots are going through. Costas tried get to serious about the controversy, but decided there wasn't...
(Undated) -- World leaders are taking to social media to share condolences after the death of Saudi Arabia's leader. King Abdullah died at age 90 yesterday, weeks after being admitted to the hospital. President Obama said on Twitter that he admired the "courage of his...