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Teen who killed four while driving drunk will serve no jail time

December 11, 2013 3:10 pm

Ethan Couch’s attorneys told the judge he was not to blame, his parents were. Couch killed four pedestrians when he plowed his car into them in June while driving drunk. Killed were 41- year old youth pastor Brian Jennings, 24-year old Breanna Mitchell, Hollie Boyles who was 52, and her 21-year old daughter Shelby Boyles. Couch hadn’t just knocked […]

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Judges extend deadline for state inmate reduction

December 11, 2013 3:07 pm

A panel of federal judges has extended California’s deadline to cut its prison population until April 18. The judges previously had moved the deadline to February while a court-appointed mediator works to find a long-term solution with Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration and attorneys representing inmates. The judges ordered that those talks continue until Jan. 10. […]

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Washington Redskins Bench RG3, Create Even More Controversy

December 11, 2013 3:01 pm

The Redskins bench QB Robert Griffin III after great sacrifices to get him, and rumors fly about a falling-out between Mike Shanahan and Dan Snyder.

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Bipartisan Negotiators Reach Modest Budget Pact

December 11, 2013 2:40 pm

Congressional negotiators reached a modest U.S. budget agreement Tuesday to restore about $63 billion in automatic spending cuts and eliminate the threat of another partial government shutdown early next year. The AP's Andrew Taylor comment…

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Raw: Top Senate Staffer Part of Child Porn Probe

December 11, 2013 2:40 pm

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander has placed his chief of staff on leave after learning his home was being searched as part of a child pornography investigation. Ryan Loskarn was led from his house in handcuffs on Wednesday. (Dec. 11)

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´The Shelling .. Would Have Been Easier Than This Storm´ – Syrian Refugee in Lebanon

December 11, 2013 2:36 pm

This is home now. A young man tries to secure a tent in Lebanon. But there's little protection from a winter storm sweeping through the country. These are the lucky ones. Syrians who escaped the war. Now they are losing a battle against the elements.

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Athens Sails Into the Christmas Season

December 11, 2013 2:36 pm

Athens launches into Christmas with an old tradition – the lighting of sparkling ship. For decades in Greece, boats adorned with Christmas lights were the centerpiece of homes instead of Christmas trees. For many, it will be a difficult Christmas this year in Greece due to the economic crisis that sparked job losses and wage […]

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Pope Francis Named Time´s Person of the Year

December 11, 2013 2:35 pm

Time magazine names Pope Francis its Person of the Year for 2013. The Argentine pontiff – elected as leader of the Roman Catholic Church in March – has called for a renewal of the Church and championed helping the poor. Bobby Ghosh is editor of Time International.

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Spotify ´Not Worried´ by Competition

December 11, 2013 2:35 pm

As Spotify announces plans to let mobile and tablet users stream music for free, co-founder Daniel Ek says he is not worried about competition.

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Person of the Year 2013: Why TIME Chose Pope Francis

December 11, 2013 2:35 pm

TIME's Howard Chua-Eoan explains why Pope Francis is the Person of the Year.

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