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Updated On: Nov 27 2012 05:36:00 PM CST
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The Justice Department Tuesday announced that it has launched an investigation of the Albuquerque, New Mexico, police department over allegations of excessive force use and use of unreasonable deadly force.
A New York man was indicted Tuesday on six murder counts, after allegedly using a .22-caliber rifle to kill three New York City shopkeepers.
The Long Island Power Authority is telling outraged customers that electric bills with estimated monthly charges will not need to be paid in their entirety immediately, since many of them actually spent days in the dark after Superstorm Sandy.
Under a drug recall issued Friday, millions of people may continue taking a generic form of Lipitor even though it might contain specks of glass.
Tobacco companies have been ordered by a federal judge to publicly admit, through advertisements and package warnings, they deceived American consumers for decades about the dangers of smoking.
The U.S. military's Joint Chiefs of Staff is putting the finishing touches on an initial review of ethics standards for senior officers in order to meet a December 1 deadline for a report to President Obama. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta ordered the review earlier this month after several incidents of improper behavior among senior officers, although officially the Pentagon claimed the timing was coincidental.
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Mexico and the United States should team up to create jobs, Mexican President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto said at the White House Tuesday. "We should reconsider greater integration of North America to achieve a region that is more competitive and capable of creating more jobs," he told U.S. President Barack Obama as reporters looked on.
New satellite images show preparations for what is believed to be a coming long range missile launch by North Korea, but a second launch attempt in 2012 would be unprecedented, a top satellite image analyst told Security Clearance.
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A NATO reconnaissance team planned to survey the Turkish-Syrian border on Tuesday to prepare for the possible deployment of Patriot anti-aircraft missile batteries.
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Egyptians swarmed Cairo's Tahrir Square Tuesday, seeking to revive a democratic groundswell that swept the country's former strongman from power nearly two years ago and to demand that the man they chose to replace him respect their wishes.
The first time an assassin's bullet tried to find her, Maria Santos Gorrostieta escaped, but her husband was killed. That was in 2009, when she was mayor of Tiquicheo, a small town in the Mexican state of Michoacan, which has seen some of the most brutal drug-related violence. The bullets found her in January of 2010, but again, she survived. She remained defiant, lifting her shirt at one point to show reporters her bullet wounds and scars after the second attack. Gorrostieta finished her term as mayor in 2011 and remarried. But the forces who wanted her dead prevailed this month, kidnapping her while she drove her daughter to school. Gorrostieta's body was found last week, her hands bound. No bullets this time. Investigators said there was evidence of a blow to the back of the head.
Mexico's new leader has a message for U.S. officials as he visits Washington this week: Ties between the neighboring nations must go beyond the drug war.
Creating more economic opportunities will be Mexico's greatest weapon in the war on drugs, the country's president-elect said Tuesday. "Economic growth and greater social benefits, that I think is going to be the best prevention that my government can establish against organized crime, avoiding that millions of my countrymen have no other option than to dedicate themselves to criminal activity," President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto told CNN's Wolf Blitzer.
Saudi Arabian security forces dispersed and detained dozens of protesters, including women and children, who on Tuesday were urging the government to release political prisoners, according to activists.
A NATO reconnaissance team planned to survey the Turkish-Syrian border on Tuesday to prepare for the possible deployment of Patriot anti-aircraft missile batteries.
A passenger plane crashed into the Indian Ocean shortly after takeoff Tuesday from an airport in Moroni, Comoros Islands, a government official said.
China, as one Twitter user wrote Tuesday, has been fooled by the "mysterious Western art of satire." The merciless comedy website The Onion has declared North Korean leader Kim Jong Un the "sexiest man alive for 2012." And it appears China's People's Daily Online has taken the story seriously.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will travel to Cuba to continue "medical treatments," officials said, leaving unclear whether the trip is a sign of a relapse of the cancer that has ailed him or is for a check-up.
Defiant rebel forces remained in control of the city of Goma in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Tuesday, hours after a deadline set by regional leaders and the African Union for them to leave had passed.
At least 29 people were killed and 126 wounded Tuesday in eight car bombings in Iraq.
A construction crane caught fire Tuesday in Sydney, Australia, spitting flames nearly 32 feet (10 meters) into the air before partially collapsing. The company is the same one that was managing a New York construction site where a crane partially collapsed during Superstorm Sandy in October.
The clothing factory fire that killed more than 100 workers in Bangladesh over the weekend was no accident, the country's prime minister said.
Did Yasser Arafat die eight years ago of natural causes or was the 75-year-old Palestinian leader poisoned, as his widow believes? That's the question forensic investigators from at least three nations are trying to answer by testing samples taken from Arafat's body, which was exhumed Tuesday and reburied a short time later.
Whether a radioactive substance called polonium-210 was involved in Yasser Arafat's death is under investigation. The body of the former Palestine Liberation Organization leader was exhumed Tuesday for this purpose and reburied.
A second lawsuit has been filed accusing Kevin Clash, the puppeteer who provided the voice of Elmo on "Sesame Street," of engaging in a sexual relationship with a minor. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in New York, a Florida man referred to as John Doe says Clash lured him into a sexual relationship in 2000, when the then-16-year-old came to the New York area from Florida to pursue modeling opportunities. Clash's lawyer said the federal cases against his client are without merit.
In the aftermath of the affair that led to the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus, his biographer and paramour Paula Broadwell has remained publicly silent, turning instead to family and friends as she tries to assess just how news of the affair might impact her future.
Four servicewomen who have done tours in Iraq and Afghanistan filed a suit against the Defense Department Tuesday challenging the military's longstanding policy against women in ground combat.
Before Sheldon Bruck told his orthodox Jewish parents he was gay, the teenager looked for a way out of homosexuality. His search led him to JONAH -- Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing -- which claimed on its website to help people "struggling with unwanted same-sex sexual attractions." JONAH co-director Arthur Goldberg promised Bruck, then 17, that "JONAH could help him change his orientation from gay to straight," according to a consumer fraud lawsuit filed Tuesday against JONAH, Goldberg and a JONAH counselor.
A U.S. Army private accused of leaking classified documents, many of which wound up on the WikiLeaks website, was back in court on Tuesday.
Almost a quarter of new HIV cases are seen in young people, and more than half of them don't know they're infected, says a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.
In an unusual step, a U.S. congressman is proposing a two-year ban on all new federal legislation regulating the Internet.
It helped get him re-elected, so President Barack Obama is again employing campaign-style tactics to increase pressure on congressional Republicans to compromise to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff.
As President Obama kicks off a series of events and meetings this week to pressure Congressional Republicans to reach a deal to avert the fiscal cliff, top House GOP leaders are planning their own public campaign to frame Democrats as the ones who are unwilling to budge.
Republican lawmakers said Tuesday their meeting with Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and the acting CIA director left them with more unanswered questions about her remarks following the September 11, 2012 attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead.
Sen. Kelly Ayotte, one of the Republicans harshly critical of Ambassador Susan Rice, described Rice's initial characterization of the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya as misleading, but stopped short of calling the remarks intentionally so. "Certainly she misled the American public," Ayotte said in an interview Tuesday on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360." "I think that she would say that. She'd have to say that because she began our meeting today admitting that the representations about the video and the protests were wrong, and the impression left [for] the American people was misleading."
At one time, Susan Rice seemed to be on a trajectory that would take her to the secretary of state's office in President Barack Obama's second term. But the confusing timeline that she and the Obama administration have offered around the deadly September attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, might have altered that political course, begun years ago with the help of a powerful family friend.
Attorneys for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and for the Justice Department told a federal judge in Washington Tuesday they have begun settlement talks on the lawsuit which seeks to force Attorney General Eric Holder to give the committee certain documents related to the "Fast and Furious" gun trafficking operation.
Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina said she plans to seek a second term in 2014, her office confirmed Tuesday. Known as a centrist, Hagan is considered one of the most vulnerable Democrats who'll be defending a Senate seat in two years.
It was Tip O'Neill who coined the phrase "all politics is local." So it's somehow fitting that Congress is looking to commemorate the 34-year congressional career of the former House speaker by making an office building on the edge of Capitol Hill his namesake.
The Iowa Republican Party is standing behind the Ames straw poll despite growing party discontent including the conservative National Review magazine calling for a quick end to the event.
Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, who's known for his libertarian leanings, cautioned Tuesday that the Republican Party could meet the same fate as animals that went extinct millions of years ago.
The National Republican Congressional Committee has selected Rep. Lynn Westmoreland as their deputy chairman, chairman Rep. Greg Walden announced Tuesday.
Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, announced Tuesday the party will holds its annual winter meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, the same city where Democrats gathered for their national convention in September.
The now-infamous 'self-deportation' policy proposal from Mitt Romney was "crazy" and "maniacal," real estate magnate Donald Trump said in an interview published online Tuesday.
Three straight surveys over the past 24 hours indicate Chris Christie's poll numbers as governor of New Jersey are skyrocketing, thanks to his job responding to the devastating superstorm Sandy.
Wednesday's Powerball drawing could be one for the history books, with the jackpot rising to a record $500 million.
Millions of Americans are buying tickets for Wednesday's $425 million Powerball lottery, and you'd think that would mean a big economic boost for the 43 states participating. That's not a sure bet.
Last March, when the people of America were drooling at the thought of winning a record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot, we poured an icy bucket of mathematical reality over your head: You weren't going to win. And you didn't. Three winning tickets were sold, but you weren't involved. It was never going to happen. As we wrote then, you stood a better chance at hitting two consecutive holes in one on a par-3 golf hole than winning that jackpot. Now, with a record $500 million Powerball jackpot up for grabs on Wednesday, we figured it was a great time to, once again, dash your dreams.
U.S. stocks closed lower Tuesday, as investors grew increasingly concerned about whether Congress can adequately and swiftly address the so-called fiscal cliff.
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters issued a better than expected outlook for the company's upcoming fiscal year, sending shares up 23% after the closing bell on Tuesday.
Congress must raise the debt ceiling before the end of February, and possibly sooner. If it doesn't, the United States risks defaulting on its payments to creditors.
Optimism about the job market has consumers feeling more upbeat about the U.S. economy than they have been in four and a half years, according to one key measure of consumer confidence.
This week's Cyber Monday online shopping bonanza set new records, but the growing number of consumers who shopped on their phones and tablets often encountered brick-and-mortar-like delays on sluggish sites.
In another sign of a housing market rebound, home prices posted the biggest percentage gain in more than two years in the third quarter, according to the closely followed S&P/Case-Shiller index.
Microsoft has sold 40 million licenses of Windows 8 after one month on the market, matching the early pace of Windows 7, the company announced Tuesday.
Ericsson has filed a lawsuit against Samsung for patent infringement, claiming the South Korean mobile phone maker is no longer entitled to use its telecommunications technology after a licensing agreement expired.
The American farmer might not be as poor as you think.
The Treasury Department said Tuesday that China's currency remains undervalued, but stopped short of branding the country a currency manipulator.
As Bangladesh mourns the death of more than 100 workers killed in a factory fire over the weekend, attention is turning to the labels found among the charred debris and what role they could have played in preventing the worst industrial disaster in the country's history.
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Halle Berry's lawyers returned to court Tuesday to ask a Los Angeles judge to keep her child's father away from their daughter because of a Thanksgiving Day fight with Berry's fiance.
Brad Pitt clearly has a great deal going on. Between being dad to six children, a fiancé, an activist and a perfume pitchman, he still manages to squeeze in some time acting. The movie star recently sat down with "Showbiz Tonight's" A.J. Hammer to talk about his latest project, the mob film "Killing Them Softly," and that nagging question of when he plans to marry partner Angelina Jolie.
Poor Microsoft. People who use your search engine seem especially interested in ... Apple.
Something about the Facebook privacy hoax has gotten people to click "share."
My sixth grader has a secret life online. It wasn't so secret about a week ago when I discovered his public profile on Instagram, where he was posting dramatic photos and soulful "Versagrams" (graphical text messages), for all the world to see. One moment he was in love, the next full of despair. I was stunned.
Fliers, drivers and rail riders, heads up: the next 10 years will dramatically transform America's traveling landscape.
When a delayed flight left Steve Pasternack stranded at Miami Airport in early 2011, he settled into his departure lounge seat and cast a curious eye across his fellow passengers. "I noticed a lot of people at the bar looking for something to do," he says, "and I thought it'd be great if I could get them to meet each other."
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