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US man marks 4 years in Cuban prison, writes Obama
An American man who is marking four years in prison in Cuba has written a letter to President Barack Obama asking the president to get personally involved in securing his release.
US vet detained in NKorea oversaw guerrilla group
Six decades before he went to North Korea as a curious tourist, Merrill Newman supervised a group of South Korean guerrillas during the Korean War who were perhaps the most hated and feared fighters in the North, former members of the group say.
Man survives 3 days at bottom of Atlantic
Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in an upended tugboat for three days, Harrison Odjegba Okene begged God for a miracle.
US voices solidarity with Japan on China air spat
Seeking to soothe an anxious ally, the U.S. voiced solidarity with Japan on Tuesday against China's claim to airspace over disputed islands, vowing not to tolerate the aggressive move as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden prepared to deliver that message personally to Beijing.
Amazon.com sees delivery drones as future
Amazon is working on a way to get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less — via self-guided drone.
NH hospital worker gets 39 years in hepatitis case
A traveling medical technician who stole painkillers and infected dozens of patients in multiple states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes was sentenced Monday to 39 years in prison.
Fast-food strikes aim at 100 US cities
Fast-food workers in about 100 cities will walk off the job on Thursday, organizers say, which would mark the largest effort yet in a push for higher pay.
China launches first moon rover, the 'Jade Rabbit'
China launched its first rover mission to the moon Monday, sending a robotic craft named Jade Rabbit to trundle across the lunar landscape, examine its geology and beam images back to Earth.
Gay weddings become reality in Hawaii with new law
Same-sex couples are taking advantage of Hawaii's newfound aloha for gay weddings.
'12 Days of Christmas' items top $114,000
The price of lords-a-leaping and ladies dancing has spiked this holiday season, but other items mentioned in the carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas" still cost the same as they did last year.
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