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(Washington, DC) -- First-time requests for unemployment benefits are down. The Labor Department says initial claims fell by several thousand last week to 289-thousand. Most analysts had been expecting a slight increase from the prior week's more than 294-thousand. Today's...
(Brooklyn, NY) -- People in Brooklyn, New York are remembering the school children massacred in a Taliban attack in Pakistan this week. Dozens gathered last night to pray for the victims and their families. More than 140 people were slaughtered, most of them children, in an...
(Undated) -- Netflix has no plans to offer offline viewing. In a report Wednesday, Tech-Radar-dot-com asked Netflix if the company has any plans to offer the ability to download its shows. Netflix's director of corporate communications and technology, Cliff Edwards, replied, "...
(Undated) -- President Obama says it's time to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba. In a nationally-televised speech from the White House on Wednesday, Obama said the long isolation of Cuba has had little effect. The President announced the U.S. will start easing some...
(Tucson, AZ) -- Senator Jeff Flake is supporting President Obama's plans to normalize relations with Cuba. The Arizona Republican was one of three lawmakers who accompanied U.S. aid worker Alan Gross on his flight back to America after Gross was released from a Cuban prison...
(Undated) -- Sony is canceling release of its controversial comedy "The Interview" on Christmas Day. The studio announced Wednesday it was canceling the release of the film after major theater chains dropped the movie, citing a terror threat posted by hackers earlier this week...
(Boston, MA) -- The surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect is to appear in public today, for the first time in nearly a year and-a-half. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is scheduled to attend a hearing in Boston federal court. Tsarnaev has been held in solitary confinement at a medical...
(Waukesha, WI) -- A ruling is expected today from a Wisconsin judge on whether two young girls are mentally competent to stand trial in the Slenderman stabbing. Twelve-year-old Morgan Geyser and 13-year-old Anissa Weier are charged with attempted murder, but they have been held...
(Detroit, MI) -- Detroit Red Wings legend Gordie Howe is reportedly in much better health after a severe stroke in October and several minor strokes since then. Alisa Zee has more. Play Clip