Russia accuses West of seeking regime change

Sergei Lavrov

CNN

With tensions simmering over the deadly crisis in Ukraine, Russia has accused the West of seeking regime change in Moscow, prompting renewed comparisons with…

Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dead at 78

Marion Barry

Reuters

Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry is dead, a hospital spokeswoman said early Sunday. He was 78.

Barry was elected four times as the city's chief executive…

Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry has died

Marion Barry

Reuters

Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry is dead, according to a United Medical Center spokeswoman.

4 reported dead after earthquake hits China

Earthquake

A powerful earthquake struck a remote region of southwestern China, reportedly killing at least four people and causing a stampede at a primary school.

It…

Obama backer faces sexual abuse charges

Police lights file

A prominent supporter of President Barack Obama and co-founder of the Human Rights Campaign was arrested last week on charges of sodomy and sexual abuse…

Obama backer faces sexual abuse charges

A prominent supporter of President Barack Obama and co-founder of the Human Rights Campaign was arrested last week on charges of sodomy and sexual abuse…

Group: Airstrikes in Syria kill more than 900

Drone9

Department of Defense

In the two months since the United States and coalition allies first launched airstrikes against ISIS targets inside of Syria, the missions have killed more…

5 things: Ferguson grand jury still silent

The signs pointed to the grand jury drawing near a decision as to whether Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson will be charged with a crime for fatally…

Buffalo's curse: Warmer temps and rain

man digging out car from Buffalo snow

Lindsay DeDario/Reuters

After insane amounts of snow and bitterly cold temperatures this week, the Buffalo area begins to thaw out Saturday.

The good news: Warmer temperatures will…

UVA suspends fraternities after rape claim

Fraternity row sign

sshepard / iStock

The University of Virginia is suspending all fraternities and associated parties until January 9 following a Rolling Stone magazine article that described a…

Ferguson waits: No decision this weekend

Ferguson protesters before grand jury decision

A steady rain dampened an already gloomy mood here Saturday afternoon as word spread that a grand jury looking into whether to indict police Officer Darren…

Dozens injured after strong quake hits Japan

Earthquake

A strong earthquake shook central Japan on Saturday night, injuring dozens of people and destroying homes in a well-known ski resort, authorities said.

Reports…

Family fights to save beloved dog

A Louisiana family is fighting to protect its beloved pit bull from a "vicious dogs" ordinance.

Joanna Armand started an online petition to protect pit bull…

U.S. to extend combat role in Afghanistan

Chinook Helicopter In Afghanistan

Pfc. Cameron Boyd/U.S. Army

In a policy shift, President Barack Obama has decided to extend the combat role of U.S. forces in Afghanistan into 2015, allowing troops to keep fighting the…

Report: Chances to help Adam Lanza missed

Adam Lanza

NBC/Rexusa.com

Newtown shooter Adam Lanza was an isolated young man with deteriorating mental health and a fascination for mass violence whose problems were not ignored but…

Aca-mazing! First look at 'Pitch Perfect 2'

The pitch is back and fans can't aca-believe it.

The trailer for musical comedy "Pitch Perfect 2" hit theaters and the Internet this week, promising more…

Why students are saying #ThanksMichelleObama

Michelle Obama

Brian Yaklyvich/CNN

Students unhappy with school meals are taking it out on the first lady by sharing images on social media of lunches sarcastically tagged #ThanksMichelleObama.

"I thought life would be better after the recession. Not worse."

--John Smith, unemployed construction worker

"These amendments may very likely duck the House's specific definition of what constitutes an earmark, but that doesn't mean it's not pork.

--Leslie Paige of Citizens Against Government Waste

"Folks are beyond homeless here. Their homes don't exist ... the power and destruction here was unimaginable."

--Missouri Gov. Jay Dixon following a devastating tornado that killed more than 150 people.

""There's a lot of things happening that can change the dynamic of this race from the past. So it will certainly be interesting to see."

--former Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneve on the Indy 500.

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