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12/18/2014 3:29 PM
U.S. announces protections for transgender workers
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is now interpreting federal law to explicitly prohibit workplace discrimination against transgender people, according to a memo released todayby Attorney General Eric Holder.

12/18/2014 3:21 PM
Latin America cheers U.S.-Cuba change
CARACAS, Venezuela   — The renewal of ties between Cuba and the United States complicates matters for Havana’s chief ally, Venezuela, which has been moving in the opposite direction, becoming more stridently anti-American.

12/18/2014 3:19 PM
Obama ends benefits for Nazis
WASHINGTON  — President Obama has signed into law a measure that bars suspected Nazi war criminals from collecting U.S. Social Security benefits.

12/18/2014 2:45 PM
Kudos, scorn for N.Y. fracking ban
ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is getting heaped with praise by environmentalists and scorn by business interests for a planned state ban on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, even as he insists the decision wasn’t his.

12/18/2014 2:03 PM
More U.S. troops going to Iraq
WASHINGTON  — The next wave of American troops will begin moving into Iraq in a couple of weeks to train local forces, the top U.S. commander for the mission said today while cautioning that it will take at least three years to build the capabilities of the Iraqi military.

12/18/2014 1:21 PM
Hose failure blamed for gas that sickened Alaska soldiers
FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Army investigators in Alaska have concluded that a corroded vent hose on a field stove led to a buildup of carbon monoxide that sickened 23 soldiers during a September exercise.

12/18/2014 12:14 PM
Mich. to vote on 7% sales tax for roads
LANSING, Mich. — Michigan voters would be asked to approve a 1 percentage point hike in the 6 percent state sales tax as part of a road funding deal announced Thursday by Gov. Rick Snyder and legislative leaders.

12/18/2014 11:57 AM
Pa. mom pleads after boy, 2, kills sister with gun
PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia woman has pleaded guilty after her 2-year-old son picked up a loaded .357 revolver and fatally shot his 11-year-old sister.

12/18/2014 11:35 AM
Calif. woman arrested after car slams into crowd
REDONDO BEACH, Calif. — Police say a 56-year-old woman suspected of being intoxicated faces felony charges after a car struck a group of pedestrians and another car outside a Southern California church, killing three people and injuring eight.

12/18/2014 8:47 AM
Tsarnaev appears in Boston court
BOSTON — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement from the mother-in-law of a man who was shot and killed while being questioned by law enforcement after the bombings.