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France seeks end to Russia sanctions

BBC World News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 20:19
French President Francois Hollande says he wants Western sanctions on Russia to be lifted if progress is made in talks on the Ukraine conflict this month.
Categories: BBC World News

Survey: 92% of Congress are Christians

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 20:18

114th Congress includes more Protestants, Catholics than in general public, Pew says.

       

After spotlight, Ferguson faces a challenging road forward

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 20:16

In this Dec. 9, 2014, photo, brightly colored ribbons flutter from a wrought-iron fence along the a main thoroughfare in Ferguson, Mo. Up and down South Florissant Road, paint has transformed the sheets of plywood covering windows broken during last month's rioting into works of art. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — It's doubtful they were aware, but the rioters who torched Juanita Morris' dress shop had strayed a couple of blocks beyond the Ferguson city limits and into the town of Dellwood. Such is the indiscriminate nature of rage.


Euro sinks to 9-year low over Greece jitters, stocks higher

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 20:16
The euro sank to a nine-year low Monday as new doubts surfaced about Greece's commitment to the common currency bloc. European stocks mostly rose while Asian markets were mixed.

Incoming Senate chairman: Gas tax increase on table

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 20:16
The incoming chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee says raising the federal fuel taxes is among the options under consideration to replenish the dwindling Highway Trust Fund.

Obama tests his sway against a GOP-run Congress

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 20:16
President Barack Obama this week will test whether he still has the sway to keep Washington focused on his own priorities, even as a new Republican-run Congress descends on the Capitol eager to take him on.

Indonesia cracks down on aviation sector after AirAsia crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 20:16
Highlighting the depth of Indonesia's air safety problems, the transportation ministry announced harsh measures Monday against everyone who allowed AirAsia Flight 8501 to take off without proper permits -- including the suspension of the airport's operator and officials in the control tower.

Gay banner removed from Pride DVD

BBC World News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 20:12
CBS Films is examining why references to homosexuality were removed from the DVD cover of the US release of British film Pride.
Categories: BBC World News

Calorie-counting wristband tested

BBC World News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 20:12
The BBC tests GoBe, a controversial wristband whose makers claim it can count the number of calories consumed by the wearer.
Categories: BBC World News

Ferguson grand juror sues to remove gag order

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 20:07

Lawsuit contends that available information about jurors' views is not accurate.

       

North Korea 'killings' anger China

BBC World News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 20:02
China lodges a protest with North Korea after reports emerge that an army deserter killed four people in a Chinese border city.
Categories: BBC World News

Body of missing infant found after truck rolls in river

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 19:53

The baby was being held by his uncle when the truck rolled into the river and sank.

       

Chinese box office surges in 2014

BBC World News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 19:53
China's box office surged by 36% in 2014, with homegrown films beating Hollywood offerings for the second year in a row.
Categories: BBC World News

Boston bomb trial set to pick jury

BBC World News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 19:52
Jury selection begins for the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is accused of killing three people in April 2013.
Categories: BBC World News

Syria opposition elects new leader

BBC World News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 19:49
Syria's main Western-backed opposition group, the National Coalition, elects businessman Khaled Khoja as its new leader at a meeting in Istanbul.
Categories: BBC World News

Pope picks 15 new cardinals reflecting diversity

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 19:46
Pope Francis named 15 new cardinals Sunday, selecting them from 14 nations including far-flung corners of the world such as Tonga, New Zealand, Cape Verde and Myanmar to reflect the diversity of the church and its growth in places like Asia and Africa compared to affluent regions.

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg starts reading program

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 19:46
Mark Zuckerberg wants to add a little more "book" to Facebook.

N. Korea blasts US for sanctions over Sony attack

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 19:46
North Korea on Sunday criticized the United States for slapping sanctions on Pyongyang officials and organizations for a cyberattack on Sony Pictures -- the latest fallout from a Hollywood movie depicting the fictional assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

The 2015 Greek euro drama

BBC World News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 19:44
Tense new year for eurozone as Greek election looms
Categories: BBC World News

Miami judge weds gays and lesbians after ruling against ban

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 19:37

Florida will be the 36th U.S. state where same-sex marriages are legal statewide.