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What will Obama’s final two years as president bring?

U.S. President Barack Obama talks on the phone with Speaker of the House Boehner as Vice President Joe Biden listens in the Oval Office of the White House Aug. 31, 2013 in Washington, DC. There is growing skepticism that anything will change in Washginton during Obama’s final two years in office. Show More Summary

NATO marks end of combat mission in Afghanistan

NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers salute during a ceremony marking the end of ISAF’s combat mission in Afghanistan at ISAF headquarters in Kabul on Dec. 28, 2014. On January 1, the US-led InternationalShow More Summary

Search halted for missing AirAsia plane as night falls

A relative shows a picture of passengers believed to be on board the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 at the airport in Surabaya, East Java, on Dec. 28. The AirAsia plane with 162 people on board went missing en route from Indonesia to Singapore early on Dec. Show More Summary

Key decisions on drone rules likely to come from Congress in 2015

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies, but key decisions on how much access to grant drones are likely to come from Congress next year. Federal...Show More Summary

Researchers unveil new chemical combination to trap bedbugs

SFU scientist Regine Gries endured more than 180,000 bedbug bites on her arms during the study, which researchers say has led to a chemical combination that can be used to lure and trap bedbugs for the killing. Credit: Simon Fraser University...Show More Summary

AirAsia plane missing over Java Sea, 162 on board

An AirAsia flight with 162 aboard lost contact with ground controllers over the Java Sea between Surabaya, Indonesia, and the plane’s intended destination, Singapore, the airline said Sunday. Air traffic controllers lost communication with flight QZ8501 at 7:24 am local time (7:24 p.m. Show More Summary

Sanders: I’ll decide whether to run for president by March

Chairman Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, speaks with Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., before the start of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing on ‘The State of VA Health Care’ on May 15, 2014. Sanders said he will decide whether to run for president by March 2014. Show More Summary

Upheld convictions, reduced terms for men in Egypt gay marriage video case

Eight people sentenced to three years in jail after joining an illegal gay wedding ceremony are seen behind the bars in Cairo, Egypt, on November 1, 2014. The men were found guilty of “inciting debauchery” over a video that appeared to show them celebrating a gay marriage in Cairo. Show More Summary

Thousands gather for funeral of slain NYPD officer

New York City Police Officers salute at the funeral of slain officer Rafael Ramos, one of two officers murdered while sitting in their patrol car in an ambush in Brooklyn. Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Tens of thousands of mourners...Show More Summary

Jeb Bush steps down from healthcare company board

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush spoke during the Wall Street Journal CEO Council in Washington, DC, Dec. 1, 2014. Bush announced his plans to “actively explore” a 2016 presidential campaign on Dec. 16, 2014. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP/Getty...Show More Summary

In anticipation of possible second run, all eyes on Clinton’s economic plan

WASHINGTON — If Hillary Rodham Clinton seeks the White House again, her message on the economy could be an important barometer as she courts fellow Democrats. Members of her party are watching closely how the former secretary of state outlines steps to address income inequality and economic anxieties for middle-class families. Show More Summary

Spectacular timelapse shows the International Space Station at work

European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst used his 166 days aboard the International Space Station to build an enormous high-resolution time lapse sequence featuring more than 12,000 photos of the planet, the atmosphere and the...Show More Summary

Republicans cite rise of ISIS, Democrats point to Ferguson fallout as top stories of 2014, poll finds

Militant Islamist fighters on a tank take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. Many Americans feel the rise of ISIS is the most important news story of 2014, reveals an AP poll. PhotoShow More Summary

Obama’s personal chef who helped shape nutrition agenda leaves White House after 6 years

First lady Michelle Obama talks with assistant White House chef Sam Kass during a taping of the TV cooking show “Top Chef” in Dallas, Texas February 10, 2012. Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters WASHINGTON — Political advisers, chiefs of...Show More Summary

NSA releases 12 years of damaging oversight reports on Christmas Eve

The National Security Agency released documents on Christmas Eve revealing surveillance activities that “may have violated the law for U.S. policy over more than a decade,” reports David Lerman at Bloomberg. Compelled by an ACLU FIOA...Show More Summary

Former President George H.W. Bush remains hospitalized; ‘still doing well’

HOUSTON — Former President George H.W. Bush remains in a Houston hospital on Christmas Day after experiencing shortness of breath two days ago. Family spokesman Jim McGrath said Thursday that the 90-year-old Bush remained at Houston Methodist Hospital. Show More Summary

Photos: When soldiers dropped their weapons and picked up a soccer ball

The British Army 26th Divisional Ammunition Train get involved in a football match on Christmas Day in Greece in 1915. Photo courtesy of Imperial War Museum Widely remembered as the unofficial cease-fire between British and German troops...Show More Summary

Are Americans comfortable with political dynasties?

The Bush and Clinton families keep popping up when it comes to picking a president. It turns out that even though Americans profess to reject dynasties, in politics they’re quite comfortable with familiar names. Bush photo by Mark Wilson/Getty...Show More Summary

For last minute Christmas baking needs, see … your local library?

Your local library could be just the place to find cookie molds and baking pans for holidays and birthdays. Photo by Flickr user Andrew Chellinsky It’s the day before Christmas, and you want to bake a Santa-shaped cake, but you don’t have a pan shaped like the portly fellow. Show More Summary

Russia calls North Korea’s anger over Sony hack ‘understandable’

Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California, U.S. Photo by Jonathan Alcorn/Bloomberg MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Thursday offered sympathy to North Korea amid the Sony hacking scandal, saying the movie that sparked the dispute was so...Show More Summary

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