Joe Cocker, November 2010

Singer Joe Cocker dies at 70

Singer Joe Cocker, best known for his cover of the Beatles' "With A Little Help From My Friends," has died aged 70, his agent confirms to BBC and the Yorkshire Post.

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Eric Holder

U.S. hits French company with record bribery fine

A French company has been hit with the largest ever U.S. criminal fine for foreign bribery, the U.S. Justice Department announced Monday.

Columbia mayor proposes new plan to hire public safety officers

The mayor of Columbia outlined a new plan to hire three more public safety officers. It doesn't involve raising taxes, like the proposed raise on property tax on the November ballot, but by paying off millions of dollars of debt in the city's police and fire pension fund.

Barack Obama

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Poll: Obama gets thumbs down from troops

President Barack Obama has struggled with sagging approval ratings over the last year, but the commander-in-chief's numbers may have dropped further among active-duty troops.

Just 15% of active-duty servicemembers gave Obama a thumbs up in the annual ...

Chris Christie

Pool

Christie: Tell Cuba to hand over cop killer

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie -- a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate -- finally broke his silence on President Barack Obama's decision to normalize relations with Cuba in a letter to the President issued on Sunday.

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Sony hack: North Korea escalates war of words

The blame game over "The Interview" is intensifying.

At the heart of the widening controversy are North Korea's role in the devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures and the studio's decision to pull the film amid threats against moviegoers.

The crisis ...

Gitmo, Guantanamo Bay

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Obama to do 'everything I can' to close Gitmo

President Barack Obama says he plans to push to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility during his final two years in office -- potentially fulfilling a major campaign promise that he hasn't yet accomplished.

"I'm going to be doing everything I c...

Sen John McCain

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McCain hits Obama on North Korea hack, Russia

President Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain are once again at odds over national security: this time, it's over the North Korean cyberattack on Sony Pictures.

McCain rejected Obama's characterization of the North Korean hack as "an act of cyberva...

Obama end of year news conference

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Upbeat Obama bids goodbye to tough year

Barack Obama actually looks like he's having fun being president.

The commander-in-chief showed the world an unfamiliar face in a punchy end-of-year news conference Friday. He said he was energized and excited, and his bouncy body language suggested h...

Ben Carson

CNN

Inside the push to draft Ben Carson for president

John Philip Sousa IV has a mission: Convince a retired neurosurgeon with no political experience to run for President -- and then help him win.

Sousa, 67, launched a super PAC last year that has raised millions in an effort to urge Dr. Ben Carson to ...

Rogen Franco Interview poster

Columbia Pictures

Mad about N. Korea? Hack back, group says

Jo Jin-hye, who escaped North Korea, wanted to watch "The Interview." The comedy lampoons North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, whose dynasty she loathes.

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