Monday, December 22, 2014 7:53:26 PM CST
NYC mayor meets with families of slain police officers
New York (CNN) -- Amid criticism that he's fanned tensions between the public and police, New York's mayor met with the families of two slain officers on Monday. "They are in tremendous pain," Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters, "and they are worried deeply.
Targeted Attack on New York Police Officers Reopens Wounds From the Militant ...
De Blasio, NYPD commissioner try to quell firestorm after officer murders
Daily News starts charity to aid families of slain NYPD cops
Monday, December 22, 2014 7:38:29 PM CST
North Korea's Internet is being disrupted
(CNN) -- North Korea's Internet is experiencing a major disruption and could be the target of an attack, according to a company that monitors Internet performance. "After 24hrs of increasing instability, North Korean national Internet has been down hard for ...
North Korean Web goes dark days after Obama pledges response to Sony hack
Internet outage seen in North Korea amid US hacking dispute
North Korea loses its Internet connection: Was it hacked?
Monday, December 22, 2014 7:51:01 PM CST
New York Times
Joe Cocker, Raspy-Voiced Rock Star With Distinctive Moves, Is Dead at 70
New York Times
Joe Cocker, the gravelly British singer who became one of pop's most recognizable interpreters in the late 1960s and '70s with passionate, idiosyncratic takes on songs like the Beatles' “With a Little Help From My Friends,” died on Monday at his home in ...
Joe Cocker, singer known for his raspy voice and unbridled performances, dies ...
Joe Cocker, raspy-voiced British singer, dies at 70
Joe Cocker made others' songs his own
Monday, December 22, 2014 3:25:59 PM CST
Pope: Vatican bureaucracy has 'spiritual Alzheimer's'
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Pope Francis launched a blistering attack on the Vatican bureaucracy Monday, outlining a "catalog of illnesses" plaguing the church's central administration, including "spiritual Alzheimer's" and gossipy cliques. The pope's traditional ...
Pope Francis says Vatican administration is sick with power and greed, suffers ...
'Spiritual Alzheimer's': Pope Francis' stern lecture to Roman Curia
The doctor is in: Pope Francis' list of 15 diseases that ail the church
Monday, December 22, 2014 5:46:28 PM CST
Christmas Forecast: Stormy Week to Bring Severe Weather and Lots of Rain
The weather outside will be frightful this week just in time for Christmas. Will we get a white Christmas this year? For some, there will be abundant snow out West and in the Mountains over the past couple of days. A developing storm will also bring a new ...
Strong storms will likely impact travel Christmas Eve at CLT
Unusually small fraction of US to witness White Christmas
Illinois Holiday Travelers Could See Rain, Snow
Monday, December 22, 2014 4:26:11 PM CST
Kansas City Star
Bergdahl Investigation Report Goes to Senior Army Commander
The fate of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl now rests with a top U.S. general in North Carolina who will decide if the soldier should be charged with desertion after he left his Afghanistan post in 2009 and was captured by the Taliban. The charge of desertion during ...
Bowe Bergdahl Investigation Forwarded to Commander for Possible Disciplinary ...
Monday, December 22, 2014 7:20:26 PM CST
New York Times
Rep. Michael Grimm to Plead Guilty to Tax Charge
New York Times
Representative Michael G. Grimm, a Republican from Staten Island who was easily re-elected to his third term in Congress last month despite a pending federal indictment, has agreed to plead guilty to a single felony charge of tax fraud, according to three ...
New York congressman who sponsored bill blocking large flood insurance hikes ...
NY Rep. Michael Grimm expected to plead guilty to tax evasion
The Felon Who Wouldn't Leave Congress
Monday, December 22, 2014 7:00:12 PM CST
US rights groups want special prosecutor to probe CIA tactics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. civil rights groups on Monday called on the U.S. Justice Department to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the CIA's use of torture and other extreme measures during interrogations. The American Civil Liberties Union ...
'Torture in the Name of National Security Is Still a Criminal Offense'
More rights groups urge Obama to prosecute over CIA torture
Monday, December 22, 2014 3:57:45 PM CST
Santa shares his secrets
Bureau County Republican
With the countdown dwindling down to the last days before Christmas, Santa Claus took a couple of minutes to sit down with the Bureau County Republican to answer questions about his busiest night of the year. Caption. (BCR photo/Goldie Currie). With the ...
Government fear increased cyberattacks on NORAD Santa tracker site
Santa Claus's great gift is his ability to make a child's hope and joy real
Monday, December 22, 2014 3:41:35 PM CST
Do heart patients fare better when doctors away?
FILE- In this March 29, 2014 file photo, people attend the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session and Expo in Washington. A new study published online Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, in JAMA Internal Medicine, suggests survival chances were ...