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|'We can't survive on $7.25!'||NBA game in Mexico City postponed|
Fast food workers strike for higher pay, which is now $15,000 a year.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The game between the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves was postponed Wednesday night because of smoky conditions inside the Mexico City arena.
|De Blasio picks William Bratton as New York's top cop||North Carolina beats No. 1 Michigan State 79-65|
In the most highly anticipated pick of his new administration, the incoming New York City mayor picked a veteran law enforcement official as police commissioner.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — North Carolina flashed its potential again, earning another impressive victory after a second shaky setback.
|Bloodbath in Central African Republic as UN backs force||Legal fate of FSU quarterback to be answered|
Bangui (Central African Republic) (AFP) - Violent clashes left scores of people dead in Bangui on Thursday as the United Nations authorised French-backed military intervention in the imploding Central African Republic. The Doctors Without Borders charity reported at least ten dead in one hospital and another 65 people wounded as a result of clashes that erupted overnight. The violence forced France to deploy 250 of the 600 troops it already has in its former colony to the city centre, and transitional president Michel Djotodia declared an all-night curfew. In New York, the UN Security Council unanimously backed a French-drafted resolution authorising the deployment of up to 3,600 African and 1,200 French troops to try and contain the violence.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston will learn whether he faces prosecution Thursday when a state attorney announces the results of an investigation into a sexual assault allegation against the quarterback for top-ranked Florida State.
|American teacher shot dead in Libya's Benghazi||NFL fines Steelers coach Mike Tomlin $100,000|
Benghazi (Libya) (AFP) - An American teacher was gunned down in Libya as he took his morning jog Thursday, a week before he was to return home for holidays, officials and the school said. Ronnie Smith, a 33-year-old from Texas, had been running in the central Al-Fwihet neighbourhood of the eastern city of Benghazi when he was shot, security services spokesman Ibrahim al-Sharaa said. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the killing, which comes 15 months after the US ambassador and three other Americans were killed in an attack on the US consulate in Libya's second city. International School Benghazi director Adel al-Mansuri said Smith, who was married and the father of a two-year-old boy, had joined the faculty as a chemistry teacher late last year.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Here's another adjective Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin can call his ill-timed two-step onto the field last Thursday night against Baltimore.
|U.S. growth speeds to 3.6% rate in Q3||Vonn: Knee 'stable' after World Cup training run|
LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) — Not far from the finish line she crossed minutes earlier in World Cup downhill training, Lindsey Vonn smiled as she chatted with U.S. teammates Julia Mancuso, Stacey Cook and Leanne Smith.
In a Five to Four Decision, Voting Just Got Harder
In a five to four decision along party lines, the Supreme Court ruled on the controversial Shelby County v. Holder case. The ruling, believed by many sets the nation back decades in Civil Rights, while others see it as the fault of Congress dropping the ball on updating the act when it should have years ago.
Coup Or Civil War In Egypt
The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.