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House intel panel debunks many Benghazi theories

bigstory.ap.org — WASHINGTON (AP) - A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @jerriann: "@AP: GOP-controlled House panel finds no wrongdoing by Obama appointees, CIA or military in 2012 #Benghazi attack: apne.ws/1xL2OE0"

Nov 21, 2014

RT @IanSams: GOP House Intel panel "found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to" Benghazi. bigstory.ap.org/article/ecc3a3…

Nov 21, 2014

RT @jonfavs: Hope the Republicans on this week's Sunday shows are editing all of their #Benghazi talking points: bigstory.ap.org/article/ecc3a3…

Nov 21, 2014

RT @IanSams: GOP House Intel panel "found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to" Benghazi. bigstory.ap.org/article/ecc3a3…

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Cosby performances canceled in Las Vegas, Tucson

bigstory.ap.org — NEW YORK (AP) - Bill Cosby's appearances at Casinos in Las Vegas and Tucson, Arizona have been canceled amid widening allegations of sexual assault. Officials at the Treasure Island hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip say they've mutually agreed with comedian Bill Cosby to cancel his upcoming performance Treasure Island spokeswoman Michelle Knoll said "it wasn't a good time" for the Nov.
Nov 21, 2014

Bill Cosby gets standing ovation in Florida because, you know, Florida apne.ws/1AtuQVr

Nov 21, 2014

RT @AP: Bill Cosby takes stage to standing ovation at Florida standup show, as performances in other states cancelled: apne.ws/1xXMo8V

Nov 21, 2014

Bill Cosby takes stage to standing ovation at Florida standup show-performances in other states cancelled: apne.ws/1xXMo8V via: @AP

Nov 21, 2014

RT @AP: Bill Cosby takes stage to standing ovation at Florida standup show, as performances in other states cancelled: apne.ws/1xXMo8V

Nov 21, 2014

RT @AP: Bill Cosby takes stage to standing ovation at Florida standup show, as performances in other states cancelled: apne.ws/1xXMo8V

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Kids give first lady sarcastic "thanks" on Twitter

bigstory.ap.org — WASHINGTON (AP) - School kids are giving thanks to first lady Michelle Obama just in time for the holiday - with a sarcastic Twitter hashtag about unappealing school lunches. Along with photos of unsavory-looking school meals, the hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama was among the top trends on Twitter within the United States for a stretch on Friday.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @AP: From mystery meat to "mystery mush"? Kids tweet photos of unappealing school lunches with #ThanksMichelleObama: apne.ws/1xXxpfc

Nov 21, 2014

RT @MCJalonick: School kids give first lady sarcastic "thanks" for unappealing school lunches on Twitter apne.ws/1p6RiQ6

Nov 21, 2014

RT @MCJalonick: School kids give first lady sarcastic "thanks" for unappealing school lunches on Twitter apne.ws/1p6RiQ6

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Polish town opposes Pooh Bear for unclear gender

bigstory.ap.org — WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Officials in a Polish town have opposed a proposition to name a playground after Winnie-the-Pooh due to the bear's unclear gender and immodest clothing. The matter was debated in a closed-door meeting weeks ago in the central Polish town of Tuszyn, but didn't get much media attention in Poland until recent days.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @AP: RT @AP_Oddities: A hermaphrodite? Polish lawmakers oppose Winnie-the-Pooh for dubious gender, immodest clothing: apne.ws/1uOBFhe

Nov 22, 2014

RT @siddharma: Hahaha ... and "immodest clothing" | Polish town opposes Winnie-the-Pooh for unclear gender apne.ws/1p7RXAK

San Francisco window washer falls onto moving car

bigstory.ap.org — SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A worker fell screaming 11 stories from the roof of a bank building Friday morning onto a moving car, crushing its roof and sending shattered glass flying into the street, police and witnesses said. The man suffered critical injuries, but he was conscious, and the driver was not injured, police said.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @AP: Window washer survives 11-story fall onto moving car in San Francisco: apne.ws/1zKDITr

Nov 21, 2014

First the NYC window washers getting stranded, now this—I'm convinced that window-washing is the most terrifying job. bigstory.ap.org/article/e68bfb…

Nov 21, 2014

Just wow RT @AP: Window washer survives 11-story fall onto moving car in San Francisco: apne.ws/1zKDITr

Nov 21, 2014

A window cleaner fell 11 stories onto a moving car and survived apne.ws/1zKDITr Photo: AP/Lisa Leff pic.twitter.com/ETS9oF7spB

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Statement: Bill Cosby's lawyer criticizes media

bigstory.ap.org — NEW YORK (AP) - A statement issued Friday by Bill Cosby's lawyer, Martin Singer, in response to allegations of sexual assault against the comic: "The new, never-before-heard claims from women who have come forward in the past two weeks with unsubstantiated, fantastical stories about things they say occurred 30, 40, or even 50 years ago have escalated far past the point of absurdity.
Nov 21, 2014

JUST IN: A new statement from Bill Cosby's lawyer, re "sensation" and "unsubstantiated" accusations. bigstory.ap.org/article/a54756…

Nov 21, 2014

RT @AP: In new statement, Bill Cosby's lawyer calls recent sexual assault allegations "unsubstantiated, fantastical": apne.ws/1xLMq6b

Nov 21, 2014

RT @AP: In new statement, Bill Cosby's lawyer calls recent sexual assault allegations "unsubstantiated, fantastical": apne.ws/1xLMq6b

Nov 21, 2014

RT @AP: In new statement, Bill Cosby's lawyer calls recent sexual assault allegations "unsubstantiated, fantastical": apne.ws/1xLMq6b

Bill Cosby

bigstory.ap.org — Comedian Bill Cosby performs at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, in Melbourne, Fla., Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Performances by Cosby in Nevada, Illinois, Arizona, South Carolina and Washington state have been canceled as more women come forward accusing the entertainer of sexually assaulting them years ago.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @AP: PHOTO: Bill Cosby performs to sold-out crowd in Florida: apne.ws/1xLK8nz. Bet he really felt like making jokes.

Nov 21, 2014

Oh, this is happening! RT @AP PHOTO: Bill Cosby performs to sold-out crowd in Florida: apne.ws/1xLK8nz

Nov 21, 2014

RT @AP: PHOTO: Bill Cosby performs to sold-out crowd in Florida: apne.ws/1xLK8nz

Unarmed man killed by police in NY housing complex

bigstory.ap.org — NEW YORK (AP) - A rookie police officer walking with his gun drawn in a darkened stairwell of a crime-ridden public housing complex accidentally shot and killed a man who was leaving the building with his girlfriend, authorities said Friday. "What happened last night was a very unfortunate tragedy," Police Commissioner William Bratton said at a news conference.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @AP: Police say man fatally shot by rookie officer in New York housing complex stairwell was "totally innocent": apne.ws/1AvsFRe

Nov 21, 2014

RT @AP: Police say man fatally shot by rookie officer in New York housing complex stairwell was "totally innocent": apne.ws/1AvsFRe

Nov 21, 2014

RT @AP: Police say man fatally shot by rookie officer in New York housing complex stairwell was "totally innocent": apne.ws/1AvsFRe

Nov 21, 2014

@AP: Police say man fatally shot by rookie officer in New York housing complex stairwell was "totally innocent": apne.ws/1AvsFRe

Nov 21, 2014

RT @AP: Police say man fatally shot by rookie officer in New York housing complex stairwell was "totally innocent": apne.ws/1AvsFRe

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Latin America applauds Obama's immigration plan

bigstory.ap.org — MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto praised President Barack Obama on Friday for his executive orders granting new rights to millions of people living illegally in the United States, calling it "an act of justice." Mexicans are believed to account for more than half of the roughly 11.2 million migrants living in the U.S.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @AP: Latin American leaders praise Obama's immigration plan, with Mexico president calling it "act of justice": apne.ws/1FajeVt

Nov 21, 2014

RT @AP: Latin American leaders praise Obama's immigration plan, with Mexico president calling it "act of justice": apne.ws/1FajeVt

Nov 21, 2014

RT @AP: Latin American leaders praise Obama's immigration plan, with Mexico president calling it "act of justice": apne.ws/1FajeVt

Nov 21, 2014

RT @AP: Latin American leaders praise Obama's immigration plan, with Mexico president calling it "act of justice": apne.ws/1FajeVt

FACT CHECK: Obama's claims on illegal immigration

bigstory.ap.org — WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama made some notable omissions Thursday night in his remarks about the unilateral actions he's taking on immigration. Some of his statements and how they compare with the facts: OBAMA: "It does not grant citizenship, or the right to stay here permanently, or offer the same benefits that citizens receive - only Congress can do that.
Nov 21, 2014

FACT CHECK: Obama's claims on illegal immigration apne.ws/1x7RegR

Nov 21, 2014

RT @SpeakerBoehner: RT @AP: FACT CHECK: Obama's claims on illegal immigration versus how they compare with reality: apne.ws/1F6vJkW

Nov 21, 2014

RT @AP: FACT CHECK: Obama's claims on illegal immigration versus how they compare with reality: apne.ws/1F6vJkW

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Police: Al-Shabab militants kill 28 in Kenya bus

bigstory.ap.org — NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Police officials say al-Shabab militants from Somalia have hijacked a bus in northern Kenya and killed 28 non-Muslims on board. The two police officers said Saturday that the bus traveling to the capital Nairobi was hijacked 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Mandera town.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: Police say the militants from Somalia singled out non-Muslims on the bus and shot them dead: apne.ws/1HxQb1S

Nov 22, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: Police say the militants from Somalia singled out non-Muslims on the bus and shot them dead: apne.ws/1HxQb1S

Official: Ferguson grand jury still meeting

bigstory.ap.org — FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - A spokesman for the St. Louis County prosecutor says a grand jury is still meeting to consider charges against a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Ed Magee, a spokesman for Bob McCulloch, sent an email to media organizations early Friday afternoon outlining plans for a press conference once McCulloch is ready to announce the decision.
Nov 21, 2014

St. Louis County prosecutor says Ferguson grand jury still in session; family of Michael Brown calls for calm. apne.ws/1zKDrQw

Nov 21, 2014

RT @AP: St. Louis County prosecutor says Ferguson grand jury still in session; Family of Michael Brown calls for calm: apne.ws/1zKDrQw

Nov 21, 2014

RT @AP: St. Louis County prosecutor says Ferguson grand jury still in session; Family of Michael Brown calls for calm: apne.ws/1zKDrQw

Nov 21, 2014

#Update: Pprosecutor says #Ferguson grand jury still in session; Family of Michael Brown calls for calm: apne.ws/1zKDrQw via @AP

Nov 21, 2014

RT @AP: St. Louis County prosecutor says Ferguson grand jury still in session; Family of Michael Brown calls for calm: apne.ws/1zKDrQw

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Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood

bigstory.ap.org — CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) - Officials in Guinea say bandits during a roadside robbery stole a cooler containing blood samples that are believed to have Ebola. National health officials said Friday the vehicle was transporting test tubes containing blood. It was traveling from Kankan prefecture in central Guinea to a test site in Gueckedou, in the south.
Nov 21, 2014

Of course they do. RT @liamstack Bandits in Guinea roadside robbery steal suspected Ebola blood apne.ws/1v2tTAj

Nov 21, 2014

Can't see the endgame here. RT @liamstack: Bandits in Guinea roadside robbery steal suspected Ebola blood apne.ws/1v2tTAj

Nov 21, 2014

RT @jaredbkeller: UGH PEOPLE CMON RT @liamstack: Bandits in Guinea roadside robbery steal suspected Ebola blood apne.ws/1v2tTAj

Nov 21, 2014

UGH PEOPLE CMON RT @liamstack: Bandits in Guinea roadside robbery steal suspected Ebola blood apne.ws/1v2tTAj

Nov 21, 2014

Bandits in Guinea roadside robbery steal suspected Ebola blood apne.ws/1v2tTAj

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Agency: Schools helped Lanza's mom 'appease' him

bigstory.ap.org — HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A review of the educational and mental health background of the man who carried out the 2012 Newtown massacre indicates the school system unwittingly enabled his mother to "accommodate and appease" him as his mental health problems worsened. Adam Lanza killed his mother then shot his way into the Newtown school on Dec.
Nov 21, 2014

Choice to manage rather than treat mental illness has tragic consequences: Report says Lanza's mom 'appeased' him bit.ly/1r5z2lP

Nov 21, 2014

Would a non-white, less affluent family than the Lanzas be given such leeway with disturbed kid? New report asks: bit.ly/1FaPh9J

Nov 21, 2014

RT @AP: Newtown shooter's mental health issues were accommodated, not appropriately treated, state report says: apne.ws/1v3bgfy

Nov 21, 2014

RT @AP: Newtown shooter's mental health issues were accommodated, not appropriately treated, state report says: apne.ws/1v3bgfy

Nov 21, 2014

RT @AP: Newtown shooter's mental health issues were accommodated, not appropriately treated, state report says: apne.ws/1v3bgfy

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News from The Associated Press

hosted.ap.org — Sin embargo, la embajada indic el viernes que su personal "ha recibido instrucciones de aplazar cualquier viaje no esencial a Acapulco, por aire o tierra". Y aadi que la sede diplomtica "le advierte a los ciudadanos estadounidenses que sigan las mismas directrices".

EPA delays decision on ethanol in gas

bigstory.ap.org — WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is delaying a decision on whether to reduce the amount of ethanol in the nation's fuel supply. Last year the Environmental Protection Agency proposed to reduce the amount of ethanol in fuel for the first time.

Yemen minister gives award to persecuted Jews

bigstory.ap.org — SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Yemen's culture minister, who was recently honored for her work combatting extremism and discrimination against women, says she is giving her award to Yemen's dwindling Jewish population. Arwa Othman won Human Rights Watch's Alison Des Forges Award in September.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @MIJamjoom: Bravo to Arwa Othman, #Yemen's culture Minister - she gave her @hrw award to persecuted Jews in Yemen ... via @AP bigstory.ap.org/article/f471dc…

Nov 21, 2014

Bravo to Arwa Othman, #Yemen's culture Minister - she gave her @hrw award to persecuted Jews in Yemen ... via @AP bigstory.ap.org/article/f471dc…

100-year-old woman sees the ocean for the 1st time

bigstory.ap.org — ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) - Ruby Holt spent most of her 100 years on a farm in rural Tennessee, picking cotton and raising four children. She never had the time or money to go to a beach. That changed this month, just a few weeks shy of Holt's 101st birthday.

Boehner: 'We will not stand idle' on immigration

bigstory.ap.org — WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner said Friday that President Barack Obama was "damaging the presidency" with his unilateral action on immigration. He said the Republican-run House will not stand by, but gave no hint of what the response would be.
Nov 21, 2014

AP: Republicans angry but uncertain what to do about Obama immigration action: bit.ly/1vxs9Rq @ericawerner

Nov 21, 2014

RT @MatthewDalyWDC: AP: Boehner: 'We will not stand idle' on immigration apne.ws/1xVqJOu

Nov 21, 2014

But for past howevermany years, haven't they? MT @MatthewDalyWDC: Boehner: 'We will not stand idle' on immigration apne.ws/1xVqJOu