Family in shock after US toddler shoots mom in Walmart
Stage, screen actor Edward Herrmann dies at 71
LOS ANGELES (AP) ? Edward Herrmann, the towering, melodious-voiced actor who brought Franklin D. Roosevelt to life in films and documentaries, won a Tony Award and charmed audiences as the stuffy dad on TV's "Gilmore Girls," died Wednesday. He was 71.
Last 4 on Md. death row to have sentences commuted
Plane diverts as traveler appears to go into laborSALT LAKE CITY (AP) ? Officials say a pregnant passenger believed to have gone into labor aboard a plane has given birth at a Salt Lake City hospital after her flight was diverted to Utah.
Oil ends on a low after halving in 2014 as OPEC stands aside
By Samantha Sunne NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices fell on Friday to a 5-1/2-year low and ended with their second-biggest annual decline ever, down by half since June under pressure from a global glut of crude. Just before the close, Brent and U.S. oil futures bounced off session lows. But prices still settled at their lowest since May 2009. Weekly U.S. data showed crude oil stockpiles fell more than expected, but inventories at the oil hub at Cushing, Oklahoma, grew, keeping prices depressed. ...
Push to relax U.S. oil export ban ends 2014 with breakthroughWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. ban on exporting most domestic crude oil became one of the defining energy policy issues of 2014, as months of heavy lobbying concluded with the Obama administration opening the door to shipments of certain ultra-light oil.
Palestinians to press war-crimes case against Israel
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) ? Turning up the pressure on Israel, the Palestinians announced Wednesday that they are joining the International Criminal Court to pursue war-crimes charges against the Jewish state ? a risky, high-stakes move that brought threats of retaliation from Israel and criticism from the U.S.
After 2014's party, investors in U.S. stock market may face a hangover
(Reuters) - Revelers ringing in the new year this week need to watch out for the next day's hangover. Investors may experience a similar feeling early in 2015 after a two-year run that has propelled U.S. stocks up by nearly 50 percent.
Storm brings snow, cold to West for New Year's
Police: Rocket kills 26 at Afghan wedding party
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) ? A rocket fired amid fighting between Taliban insurgents and Afghan soldiers killed at least 26 people at a nearby wedding party Thursday, authorities said, a grim end to a year that saw the end of the 13-year U.S.-led combat mission there.