November 26, 2014

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Diplomats speak of progress on nuclear talks

VIENNA (AP) — The U.S. and Iran are making last-minute progress at nuclear talks but will need to extend negotiations to next month, Western diplomats said Monday. Their comments matched earlier word that negotiations had now turned two-track, with the sides still racing to reduce differences at the negotiating table but also working on how long to extend the Read More…

GOP hopefuls avoid specifics in response to Obama

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul speaks to the Chase Federalist Society at Northern Kentucky University Friday in Highland Heights, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The rhetoric is barbed, but Republican presidential hopefuls generally fell in line behind the voices of restraint in the wake of President Barack Obama’s order blocking deportation for millions of immigrants in the country unlawfully. Former Sen. Rick Santorum, a tea party favorite in the 2012 race, urged the Republican leadership in Congress to Read More…

Uncertainty fuels speculation on Ferguson decision

Jihab Khayyam, of St. Louis, left, gets out of his car and honks his horn to show solidarity with demonstrators as they march through traffic protesting the August shooting of Michael Brown, Sunday in St. Louis. Ferguson and the St. Louis region are on edge in anticipation of the announcement by a grand jury whether to criminally charge officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Brown. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The final weekend before the Thanksgiving holiday passed without a grand jury decision on whether to indict a Ferguson police officer, fueling new speculation about the timing as protesters demand justice for Michael Brown. After meeting Friday but apparently not reaching a decision, the grand jury was widely expected to reconvene on Monday to consider possible Read More…

Graco recalls nearly 5 million strollers after fingertip amputations

This undated photo provided by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission shows Travelmate Model Stroller from Graco Children's Products. The stroller is being recalled because the folding hinge on the sides of the stroller can pinch a child’s finger, posing a laceration or amputation hazard. (AP Photo/United States Consumer Product Safety Commission)

Graco recalled nearly 5 million strollers Thursday after 11 reports of finger injuries, including six fingertip amputations. The company recalled 11 models of Graco and Century branded strollers and travel systems with model names Aspen, Breeze, Capri, Cirrus, Glider, Kite, LiteRider, Sierra, Solara, Sterling and TravelMate. The strollers were made from August 2000 to Sept. 25, 2014. The Read More…

5 family members killed on ‘dream trip’ to Disney

This photo provided by the Louisiana State Police shows the wreckage of a sport utility vehicle that was involved in an accident that killed five people in Calhoun, La., Thursday. A 16-year-old boy driving relatives from Texas to a vacation in Disney World apparently fell asleep at the wheel, causing the vehicle to veer off the highway and roll over, killing three children and two adults, authorities said Thursday. (AP Photo/Louisiana State Police)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Michael and Trudi Hardman had always talked about taking their six children to Disney World, and just a week before Thanksgiving, it seemed their “dream trip” was to be a reality. But just a little more than three hours after they took to the road Wednesday night, their SUV veered off Read More…

10 Things to Know, Friday, Nov. 21

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. What’s next for Obama on immigration  Despite Republican opposition, the president heads to Las Vegas to sell his executive actions on reform as good politics and good policy.  2. Another Bill Cosby accuser comes forward  Therese Serignese, Read More…

Gift Guide: 3 ways to watch streaming video on TV

The Roku 3 is a product for streaming popular video services, apps and games in high-definition. (AP Photo/Ron Harris, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Even casual viewers of online video will appreciate the ability to watch it on a big-screen TV. For about $100, you can get a great streaming TV device to do that. Or for about a third of that, you can get a pretty good one. Content selection varies, but all offer such basics as Netflix, Read More…

Afghanistan’s first fun park brings joy amid war

Visitors enjoy a bumper car ride at Afghanistan's first amusement park called City Park in Kabul. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Excitement builds in the queue forming behind the barbed-wire security fence outside Afghanistan’s first amusement park as children in bright clothes clutch their parents’ hands and hop from foot to foot in anticipation of the pleasures waiting behind the high concrete blast walls. For the thousands of families who have visited Read More…

Chinese state media give profs a chilling warning

BEIJING (AP) — Over two weeks, the Communist Party-run Liaoning Daily newspaper sent reporters to sit in on dozens of university lectures all over the country looking for what the paper said were professors ”being scornful of China.” During visits to more than 20 schools, the regional paper wrote last week, it found exactly what it said it Read More…

Florida State shooter went from liked to troubled

Police investigate a shooting at Strozier Library on Florida State campus on Thursday in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State graduate Myron May seemed to change from a well-liked young attorney to would-be killer in a matter of months, stopped only by a fusillade of police bullets outside the library at his alma mater after he opened fire on students who dove between the stacks to escape. Earlier this year, May, who Read More…