Somewhere in the Midwest; Thursday; December 18, 2014


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Today’s High 31 Low 28 Cloudy skies. Temps nearly steady around 30

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aaCuba protestsWhy Miami’s Cuban-Americans are divided on US thaw with Cuba

U.S. News

Cuba decision marks a bet by Obama that Cold War politics have turned a corner

US-Cuba deal: a marriage 18 months in the making, blessed by Pope Francis

Obama, at Hanukkah ceremony: Alan Gross’ release shows freedom is possible

After release from Cuba, Alan Gross voices support for new diplomatic relations

‘Slap in the Face’: Dead Pilots’ Families Slam Cuba Swap

Cuba deal throws Obama foreign policy beliefs into sharp relief

Enzi to Chair Senate Budget Committee

Terror Expert Shaped CIA ‘Torture’ Deception: Report

Missouri AG to act on St. Louis County municipal courts

Reformers Target Traffic Courts in Ferguson

Marathon bombing suspect due in court Thursday

Hearing Set For Frazier Glenn Cross, Suspect In Jewish Site Shootings

Judge: Boy, 14, shouldn’t have been executed

Weatherman in Texas Shot Outside TV Station

Brutality alleged in NH teen’s kidnapping

Report: Executions continue to decline in US

Jeb Bush, praised by liberals, already drawing flak from the GOP

Gruesome Discovery in Pennsylvania as Man Arrested for Murder

Montana Court finds Markus Kaarma Guilty of Killing 17-Year-Old Student

Massachusetts Uber Driver Accused Of Rape

Suspected DUI Driver hits pedestrians outside Calif. church

It’s official: McSally wins

Johns Hopkins University apologies for sending Wrong Acceptance Emails to

Deaths – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Richard C. Hottelet, the last living member of the famed CBS News “Murrow’s Boys,” dies at 97

Actress Virna Lisi dies

aaCubaCuba’s Raul Castro urges US to lift trade embargo

World News

Past Cyber Crimes Link N. Korea to Sony Attack

N. Korean Hack on Sony Won’t Go ‘Unanswered’: Official

One ISIS thug suspected of killing 150 girls, women

UN Chief Says US Torture Report Should Spur Global Action

Putin Addresses Russia Amid Economic Crisis

Vladimir Putin Vows That Russian Bear Won’t Become ‘Stuffed Animal’

Putin claims U.S., Europe sanctions ‘declaw’ Russia

Ukraine in ‘punitive’ war against rebels

President, PM vow to rid country of terrorism, extremism

Pakistani Taliban attack: Why insurgents killed 132 schoolchildren in cold blood

Outrage in India after Pakistani court grants bail 26/11 mastermind Zakiur

Pope Francis’ Plan To Rescue Millions From Modern-Day Slavery

Boko Haram kidnap as many as 100 people at Nigerian village Gumsuri

Colombia’s rebels declare indefinite ceasefire

Wilders Prosecuted in Netherlands Over Anti-Moroccan Chanting

Kenyan MPs in heated debate on terror law ‘that trims freedoms’

aaApollo 17The Real Story Of Apollo 17… And Why We Never Went Back To The Moon


Light It Up: Satellite Images Capture Christmas From Space

Strange rock containing 30000 diamonds baffles scientists

NOAA Report Reveals Arctic Temperatures are Rising Twice as Fast as the Rest

Six indicted in chemical spill that fouled West Virginia river


Exposure to air pollution during pregnancy may double autism risk, study says

Low Glycemic Diet Has Limited Benefits: Study

Clot Removal Treatment could be more effective for Patients with Severe Strokes

Obesity ‘could be a disability’ – EU courts rule


Geneticists Begin Tests of an Internet for DNA

Creative cash gift tutorials from Pinterest will add sparkle to your present

BlackBerry launches new phone

BlackBerry launches Classic smartphone with traditional keyboard

Microsoft Xim goes big, adds Chromecast, Xbox One support

Business & Finance

Shareholders back DP World’s London delisting, deal to buy Dubai free-trade

What a lapse in terrorism insurance by Congress means for businesses

Denmark Eyes North Pole, but How Much Oil and Gas Await?

NEW YORK STATE TO DRILLERS: No fracking here, no way

Amazon offers one-hour deliveries with Prime Now

U.S. Treasurys fall, investors mull Fed comments

SNB introduces negative interest rates

Nine charts showing why Greece has to leave the euro

aaChrystWisconsin brings Pitt’s Chryst home as coach



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NCAA Football



Clippers hold off  Pacers 102 -100

Trestman unable to get most from Cutler; will start Clausen

Report: Michigan offers Harbaugh $48M deal

Michigan wants to make Jim Harbaugh rich but that isn’t enough

Woj/Spears: Mavs-Celtics in talks for Rondo

Padres add Myers in complex three-team deal

Dawson injures wrist in Michigan State win

49ers cut McDonald amid sexual assault probe

Cowboys’ Murray hits field days after surgery

Getlin: Oregon CB suffers ‘serious’ injury

Report: Giants re-sign Romo for two years, $15M

Did Angels try to trade Hamilton back to Rangers?

Son of ‘The Admiral’ will play hoops at Duke

LeBron James was not inappropriate with Duchess, says Palace

aaSexy weathercastsWeather porn? Network newscasts spending more time on dramatic weather


YouTube Now Has a GIF-Maker—But It’s Only for Special Users

Billy Crystal’s touching tribute to Robin Williams: A script of his friend’s first night

‘Interview’ Ordeal at Sony Just Its Latest Crisis

How Sony execs cut Angelina Jolie out of group email exchange so they could

‘Survivor’ host Jeff Probst reacts to the winner, Reed’s harsh comments, and the

Twin Killing! Natalie Wins Season Finale Of ‘Survivor’

Farewell, Stephen Colbert. (And hello, Stephen Colbert.)

10 guests who went toe-to-toe with Stephen on ‘Colbert Report’

Does Hollywood try to have it both ways regarding torture?

Stephen Collins’ sexual assault victim ‘rejects’ his belated apology

Misc. News

Canadian picks stranger with ex-girlfriend’s name for world trip

NY City council votes to ban sale of bunnies by pet shops

Pampered pets that don duds move to the mainstream

Among change, gift of jewels for Salvation Army

Unique traffic stops in Missouri bring drivers to tears

Website Sells Out of Ugly Christmas Sweaters

“What’s up with the rag head?”: When I starred in a Facebook ad

Fla. man faked heart attack as friend took Barbie toys: cops

aaHanukkah-MenorahHanukkah 2014 starts at sundown Dec. 17



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