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Jeb Bush speaks up for immigrants

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush waves while being introduced before speaking at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention in San Francisco, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)The ex-Florida governor offers different view on immigration than his GOP colleagues.

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:47:06 -0500
Japanese prime minister 'speechless' after video claims IS hostage dead

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, speaks to reporters at his official residence following a new message purported to be from the Islamic State group, in Tokyo early Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Japanese officials are working to verifying the new message purported to be from the Islamic State group holding two Japanese hostages. The Associated Press could not verify the contents of the message, which varied greatly from previous videos released by the Islamic State group, which now holds a third of both Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORYShinzo Abe says the video is likely authentic and offers condolences to the family.

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 22:40:05 -0500
Obama received warmly in India, seeks policy advances

U.S. President Barack Obama folds his hands in a traditional Indian greeting gesture, as Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, center, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi laugh during a ceremonial reception at the Indian presidential Palace in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Obama is the first American leader to be invited to attend India's Republic Day festivities, which commence Monday and mark the anniversary of the enactment of the country's democratic constitution. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)NEW DELHI (AP) President Barack Obama was greeted in India Sunday with an elaborate welcome at the country's sprawling presidential palace, then he solemnly laid a wreath at a memorial honoring the father of India's independence movement, Mahatma Gandhi.

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 05:02:46 -0500
Winter storm spreads snow, traffic woes in U.S. Northeast

A snow shoveler crosses a street during a winter snowstorm in CambridgeA winter storm spread freezing rain and snow and snarled traffic from the Middle Atlantic states into New England on Saturday, and forecasters said they expected a second system to lash the region early next week. Winter storm warnings remained in place for parts of New England, with up to 8 inches (20 cm) of snow expected in the area overnight as the storm system headed east, said National Weather Service (NWS) meteorologist Brian Hurley in College Park, Maryland.

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 22:33:50 -0500
U.S. airline flights land in Atlanta after bomb threats

Bomb threats against two U.S. airline flights on Saturday prompted North American air defense fighter planes to scramble to accompany them to their destination in Atlanta, an airport spokesman said. The planes landed safely at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, no bombs were found aboard either and the Atlanta airport has returned to normal operations, said airport spokesman Reese McCranie. Threats against Delta Air Lines flight 1156, coming from Portland, Oregon, and Southwest Airlines flight 2492, from Milwaukee, had been deemed credible, McCranie said. Several media outlets reported that a Twitter user going by the name Zortic wrote of planting bombs on the two planes, stating in a message to a Delta Twitter account, "I have a bomb on one of your planes, but I forgot which one when I left the airport.

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 23:09:51 -0500
FBI identifies kidnap suspect on lam in Kentucky

By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) - The FBI on Saturday identified a man suspected in a kidnapping in Missouri after authorities say he crashed a car-jacked van more than 500 miles away in Kentucky and fled in another stolen vehicle. Robert "Robbie" Caldwell, 25, and an unidentified man are being sought in the Thursday morning kidnapping of a 67-year-old man outside his home in Kansas City as he was getting ready to leave for work, the FBI said in a statement. He returned to Kansas City on Friday. Caldwell is believed to be driving that car, the FBI said.

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 21:27:35 -0500
Obama looks to build toward policy breakthroughs with India

U.S. President Barack Obama folds his hands in a traditional Indian greeting gesture, as Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, center, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi laugh during a ceremonial reception at the Indian presidential Palace in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Obama is the first American leader to be invited to attend India's Republic Day festivities, which commence Monday and mark the anniversary of the enactment of the country's democratic constitution. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)NEW DELHI (AP) President Barack Obama was welcomed like royalty Sunday in India as he opened a three-day visit aimed at turning his burgeoning rapport with Prime Minister Narendra Modi into progress on climate change, defense and economic issues.

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 02:32:34 -0500
Police: Third person dies after shooting at Nebraska party

A crime lab investigator carries bags of evidence past markers on the road at the scene of a shooting in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Two women were shot to death and six people were wounded early Saturday at a house party in Omaha. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) 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.

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 18:59:08 -0500
Police: Man shot his family, killing 3, then killed himself

Police gather near a home located at 231-11 148th Avenue, left, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in the Queens borough of New York. Police say a father shot his daughters, his girlfriend and her mother in their home and then killed himself after the shooting that left three generations of women dead and a 12-year-old critically injured. New York Police Department spokesman Steve Davis says Jonathon Walker's body was found in a car, with a gun inside, in an isolated part of Queens after Saturday's pre-dawn shootings. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK (AP) In the quiet of a pre-dawn Saturday on a dead-end street, a father came home and shot his family in their heads, leaving women in three generations dead and a wounded 12-year-old girl calling 911, police said.

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:40:55 -0500
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