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  • Groups offer $15K reward in Clovis murder

    November 23, 2014 • State NewsComments Off on Groups offer $15K reward in Clovis murder

    CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Two groups are offering a $15,000 reward in hopes of solving the mystery of a Clovis woman found dead in a park. The Clovis News Journal reports (http://goo.gl/eJ5clM) that Curry County Crime Stoppers and an anonymous group of area...

  • 37 homes collapse, dozens injured in Japan quake

    November 23, 2014 • World NewsComments Off on 37 homes collapse, dozens injured in Japan quake

    This aerial photo shows houses collapsed after a strong earthquake hit Hakuba, Nagano prefecture, central Japan, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. The magnitude-6.8 earthquake shook on Saturday night the mountainous area that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics destroying...

  • Somalia’s al-Shabab kills 28 non-Muslims in Kenya

    November 23, 2014 • World NewsComments Off on Somalia’s al-Shabab kills 28 non-Muslims in Kenya

    Kenyan security forces examine the scene, as bodies of some of the victims lie in a line on the ground, at the location of an attack on a bus about 50 kilometers (31 miles) outside the town of Mandera, near the Somali border in northeastern Kenya, Saturday,...

  • Shifting attitudes at play in Cosby allegations

    November 23, 2014 • Entertainment, National NewsComments Off on Shifting attitudes at play in Cosby allegations

    Comedian Bill Cosby performs during a show at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, Fla., Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Performances by Cosby in Nevada, Illinois, Arizona, South Carolina and Washington state have been canceled as more...

  • City’s ‘ugly’ Christmas tree prompts public outcry

    November 23, 2014 • National NewsComments Off on City’s ‘ugly’ Christmas tree prompts public outcry

    In this photo taken on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, residents look on duing the Christmass the tree lighting in Reading, Pa. Reading’s spindly 50-foot spruce drew the ire of residents who said it was ruining their holiday spirit. Now a group led by the city...

  • AP sources: Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan

    November 23, 2014 • World NewsComments Off on AP sources: Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan

    FILE – In this Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, file photo, U.S. Army Pfc. Garrick Carlton, center, of Sacramento, Calif., hikes past burning rubbish to man a hilltop observation post along with fellow Pfc. Michael Tompkins, of Wadsworth, Ohio, left, and Pfc....

  • November 22, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off on

    FILE – In this 1939 file photo originally released by Warner Bros., from left, Bert Lahr as the Cowardly Lion, Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow, Judy Garland as Dorothy, and Jack Haley as the Tin Woodman, are shown in a scene from “The Wizard of...

  • Bill Cosby controversy: A decade in the making

    November 22, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off on Bill Cosby controversy: A decade in the making

    FILE – This 2000 file photo shows Tamara Green, who told the Philadelphia Daily News that, 30 years ago, comedian Bill Cosby gave her two pills at a restaurant after she felt ill. Green appeared on NBC’s “Today” show on Feb. 10, 2005,...

  • Mexicans turning to humor in mansion scandal

    November 22, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off on Mexicans turning to humor in mansion scandal

    FILE – In this YouTube video posted on Nov. 18, 2014 on the personal Website of Mexico’s first lady, Angelica Rivera, the wife of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto tries to clarify a scandal over her purchase of a mansion from a government...

  • Handler apologizes again, calls his remark racist

    November 22, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off on Handler apologizes again, calls his remark racist

    FILE – In this Oct. 10, 2006 file photo, Daniel Handler a.k.a. Lemony Snicket attends the Second Annual Quill Awards at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, File) NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel Handler apologized...