The United States will restore diplomatic relations it severed with Cuba more than 50 years ago, a major policy shift ending decades of hostile ties with the communist-ruled island.
- Obama: US re-establishing relations with Cuba
- Erdogan to EU: Mind your own business
- U.N. Security Council renews cross-border Syria aid authorization
- Sony hackers reference 9/11 in new threats against theaters
- Obama to sign Russia sanctions legislation
- Police storm Sydney cafe to end hostage siege, three dead
- Pakistan buries victims of school massacre
Construction of new homes fell slightly in November, reflecting weakness in construction of single-family homes.
- US home construction drops 1.6 percent in November
- Weekly US unemployment aid applications fall to 294,000
- Government: Gas to average $2.60 next year
- US adds 321,000 jobs, the most in nearly 3 years
- IMF head warns of bumpy road for Latin America
- ECB puts off stimulus decision amid oil slump
- U.S. jobs, services sector data underscore economy's resilience
Fourteen owners or employees of a Massachusetts pharmacy were charged in connection with a 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people nationwide and was traced to tainted drug injections.
- 14 charged for roles in meningitis outbreak
- Sierra Leone to search for Ebola cases in capital
- In Newtown, mental health problems still emerging
- Ebola vaccine trial halted temporarily after joint pains
- Sierra Leone area to hold 2-week Ebola 'lockdown'
- Sierra Leonean docs strike again over Ebola care
- 2 more Sierra Leonean doctors die of Ebola
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U.N. talks on a new global warming pact went into overtime Saturday as negotiators considered a draft agreement that environmentalists complain fails to clearly define the responsibilities countries are due to accept at a key summit in Paris next year.
- UN climate talks head for watered-down deal in Lima
- U.S. FAA grants four companies permission to use drones commercially
- Judge orders Uber to cease operations in Spain
- Report: Threatening email sent to Sony employees
- NASA's Orion craft hits high point of 3,604 miles
- UN weather agency: 2014 on track for hottest year
- England's King Richard III identified with DNA
A Turkish prosecutor claimed the media defamed members of an Al-Qaeda affiliate and the 2010 police raids on news organizations was done in retaliation of the media coverage.
- Turkish Prosecutor: 2010 Police Raids Payback for Defamation, Media Coverage
- Mass Protests in Turkey Support Victims
- Opponents Condemn Turkish Police Raid
- Why freedom of expression is under threat in Turkey
- Media Personnel Detained in Police Raid
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