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 Freelance video journalist James Parkinson, 44, and freelance photographer Jess Hurd, 41, react during an interview at their home in east London  Friday, Nov. 21 2014. The pair are among six British journalists who are suing London’s Metropolitan Police and Britain’s Home Office over police surveillance of journalists’ movements. (AP Photo/Raphael Satter)

UK police spied on reporters for years, docs show

Friday, November 21, 2014

LONDON — Freelance video journalist Jason Parkinson returned home from vacation this year to find a brown paper envelope in his mailbox. He opened it to find nine years of his life laid out in shocking detail. Twelve pages of police intelligence logs noted which protests he covered, who he spoke to and what he wore — all the way … 0

Kids give first lady sarcastic ‘thanks’ on Twitter

Friday, November 21, 2014

WASHINGTON — 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 (hash)ThanksMichelleObama was among the top trends on Twitter within the United States for a time on … 0

Republicans look for an immigration response

Friday, November 21, 2014

WASHINGTON — United against President Barack Obama but uncertain how to stop him, outraged Republicans struggled for a response on immigration Friday that would check the president without veering into talk of impeachment or a government shutdown. Their remedy was far from clear. Republicans weighed filing a lawsuit. Or trying to block funding … 0

Overdose

Thursday, November 20, 2014

WASHINGTON — Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now Washington lawmakers. A Senate panel … 0

One drink at a time

Thursday, November 20, 2014

BOSTON — Jack Maxwell drinks for a living. From moss schnapps in Iceland to gut-busting raki in Turkey and homebrew in the Himalayas, he’s learned the hard way that tippler’s truism: “It’s always 5 o’clock somewhere.” Maxwell says … 0

Report: Global obesity costs hits $2 trillion

Thursday, November 20, 2014

LONDON — The global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion annually — nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violence, war and terrorism, according to a new report released Thursday. The McKinsey … 0

FDA approves new, hard-to-abuse hydrocodone pill

Thursday, November 20, 2014

WASHINGTON — Federal health regulators on Thursday approved the first hard-to-abuse version of the painkiller hydrocodone, offering an alternative to a similar medication that has been widely criticized for lacking such safeguards. The Food and Drug Administration approved … 0

Journal indicates FSU shooter suspected government

Thursday, November 20, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Police say they have a journal and videos that indicate a gunman who shot three students at Florida State University’s library believed the government had targeted him. Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo said Thursday that … 0

Florida woman latest to accuse Cosby

Thursday, November 20, 2014

BOCA RATON, Fla. — A Florida woman who came forward Thursday became the fourth in recent weeks to say Bill Cosby gave her pills that made her feel groggy then forced himself on her sexually. Therese Serignese, now … 0

Bill Cosby remains Temple University trustee

Thursday, November 20, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Temple University says Bill Cosby remains a trustee of the Philadelphia institution despite renewed scrutiny of sexual assault allegations against him. At least three women have publicly discussed their allegations against Cosby in recent weeks. Through his lawyer, the 77-year-old comedian has strongly denied wrongdoing. Cosby … 0

Protesters, police clash in Mexico

Thursday, November 20, 2014

MEXICO CITY — Protesters marched in the capital Thursday to demand authorities find 43 missing college students, seeking to pressure the government on a day traditionally reserved for the celebration of Mexico’s 1910-17 Revolution. Authorities canceled the traditional … 0

UK police spied on reporters for years, docs show

Thursday, November 20, 2014

LONDON — In January, freelance video journalist Jason Parkinson returned home from vacation to find a brown paper envelope in his mailbox. He opened it to find nine years of his life laid out in shocking detail. Twelve pages of police intelligence logs noted which protests he covered, … 0

Immigration order might not have much economic impact

Thursday, November 20, 2014

WASHINGTON — Will 5 million undocumented immigrants start pushing U.S. citizens out of their jobs now? Will they start getting government benefits and draining city hall budgets? Or will they start moving up the ladder, paying taxes and … 0