Judge: Confession can be used in missing boy trial
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:59:08 -0500
NEW YORK (AP) — A suspect with a low IQ understood his rights when he told investigators two years ago that he choked a 6-year-old boy to death in 1979, a judge ruled Monday, allowing prosecutors to use the confession that appears to be their key evidence in a notorious missing children's case.
Boehner calls for shift in military strategy, as Hagel replaced
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:57:26 -0500
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Boehner, who leads Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Monday that the selection of a replacement for Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense must be accompanied by a new look at U.S. military policies. "This personnel change must be part of a larger re-thinking of our strategy to confront the threats we face abroad, especially the threat posed by the rise of ISIL," Boehner, the House speaker, said in a statement, signaling a potential tough tone by Republicans in Congress on the appointment. ...
US stocks inch further into record territory
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:54:34 -0500
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are higher in midday trading, keeping major indexes at record levels.
United Technologies CEO retires, succeeded by CFO
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:53:37 -0500
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Aerospace and building systems giant United Technologies announced Monday the abrupt retirement of CEO Louis Chenevert, and named Chief Financial Officer Greg Hayes to succeed him.
Questions, answers about Detroit's bankruptcy
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:52:45 -0500
DETROIT (AP) — The city of Detroit said Monday it needs more time to wrap up critical deals with creditors before it will be ready to officially emerge from bankruptcy.
Russia suspends coal supplies to Ukraine: Ukraine energy minister
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:52:19 -0500
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's energy minister said on Monday Russia had suspended coal supplies to Ukraine, a blow to domestic energy suppliers who are struggling with a severe lack of raw fuel for power plants due to a separatist conflict in the industrial east. On Nov. 12 Prodan said Ukraine would have to rely on Russian coal to get through the winter after the war in the east disrupted supplies to thermal power plants (TPP), which provide around 40 percent of the country's electricity, and left reserves critically low ahead of the cold season. ...
Ukraine leader, under pressure from West, pledges new government soon
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:52:18 -0500
By Richard Balmforth KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine will take the first steps this week towards forming a new government, President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday, seeking to assuage concern among his Western allies that the delay is holding up reform and imperiling Western assistance. The U.S. and other Western governments are criticizing Kiev's tardiness in putting together a government following October elections - with suspicions that the delay is due to rivalry between Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk over control of key portfolios. ...
Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz on Hall of Fame ballot
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:46:06 -0500
NEW YORK (AP) — Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz are among 17 newcomers on baseball's 2015 Hall of Fame ballot.
Hagel resigns as defense secretary
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:39:51 -0500
By Phil Stewart and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned on Monday, the first major change to President Barack Obama's Cabinet since his Democrats were routed in midterm elections three weeks ago. Obama announced the resignation at a White House event with Hagel at his side. Hagel will remain in the job until a successor is in place. Hagel was appointed less than two years ago as Obama pushed his signature program of winding up wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, a process that is being upended this year with U.S. ...
Ohio police probe shooting of boy with replica gun
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:38:27 -0500
CLEVELAND (AP) — A 12-year-old boy was fatally shot by police in Cleveland after brandishing what turned out to be a BB gun, triggering an investigation into his death and a legislator's call for such weapons to be brightly colored or bear special markings.
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