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US, Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord

President Barack Obama abruptly announced the U.S. is re-establishing long-broken diplomatic relations with Cuba on Wednesday, declaring an end to America's "outdated approach" to the communist island in a historic shift aimed at ending a half-century of Cold War enmity.

Senate probe catalogs CIA brutality against detainees

The United States brutalized scores of terror suspects with interrogation tactics that turned secret CIA prisons into chambers of suffering and did nothing to make America safer after the 9/11 attacks, Senate investigators concluded Tuesday.

Few campus sex assaults reported

Only a fraction of campus sexual assault victims go to police. Senators on Tuesday grappled with the thorny issue of why some just let their college handle it — or don’t report it at all.

Obama health adviser apologizes for ‘glib’ remarks

MIT economist Jonathan Gruber — an often-quoted adviser on the president’s health care law — told Congress on Tuesday he was glib and “inexcusably arrogant” when he said it was “the stupidity of the American voter” that led to the law’s passage. Democrats tried to limit the damage as Republicans raked Gruber at a four-hour hearing, but acknowledged he gave the GOP a political gift “wrapped in a bow.”

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Ferguson businesses torched in overnight protests

Smoke billowed from burned-out buildings and sidewalks were strewn with broken glass Tuesday morning after Ferguson erupted over a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the killing of unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Grand jury won't indict Ferguson cop in shooting

A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a spokesman for St. Louis County's top prosecutor said Monday.

Appeals court in Cincinnati rules for gay marriage bans, sets up Supreme Court review

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld anti-gay marriage laws in four states, breaking ranks with other courts that have considered the issue and setting up the prospect of Supreme Court review.

Chevy makes the best of exec's nervous speech after World Series game

Shortly before 9 a.m. on the day after the worst night of his life, Rikk Wilde got the phone call from his big boss at General Motors. Yes, he committed a nationally televised, major-league blooper while presenting pickup truck keys to the World Series MVP. No, he wouldn't be fired. Now get out there and sell some trucks.

Two dead, including gunman, in Washington high school shooting

A student opened fire in a high school cafeteria north of Seattle on Friday, killing at least one person and shooting several others in the head, officials said. The gunman also died in the attack.

US jobless aid applications fall to 14-year low

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid dropped to the lowest level in 14 years last week, the latest sign of a strengthening labor market that could help blunt worries about the impact of weak global growth.

KU freshman found dead on Sunday killed by alcohol, father says

We'll see plenty of sunshine throughout the day, but cooler temperatures hang tough as we top out around 35. North winds of 10-20 mph. Overnight, we're looking at mostly clear skies. Lows around 18. In today's news: Father says alcohol ...

New record set for biggest pumpkin

The Minnesota gourd weighed in at 1,810 pounds.

70-year-olds skydive for birthday

A group of high school graduates from Minnesota celebrated their 70th birthdays by skydiving. Seven classmates took part in the adventure.

Rubber ducks take over Chicago river

About 33,000 rubber ducks were dumped into the river in Chicago in support of the Special Olympics. The fundraiser allowed participants to buy single ducks or a "quack pack" of six.

Topeka giraffe to make national debut

Hope, a young giraffe at the Topeka Zoo, is garnering national attention after undergoing surgery to repair problems with its legs. The staff at the zoo is also expected another baby giraffe to be born in the near future. Hope will appear on the Today Show on Sunday.

Arizona immigration law goes into effect

The most controversial parts of the law have been put on hold by a federal judge.

Toyota recalls 400,000 vehicles

The vehicles were recalled after a potential problem was discovered with the steering.

Pony swim an annual tradition in east

The ponies are auctioned off after the swim in Virginia.

Missouri men catch record-setting fish

Two St. Louis men caught a 130 pound catfish. The catfish, if confirmed, would set a new world record.

Lawrence youth takes second in Braille contest

Lawrence youth Luther Fuller took home a second place finish in the National Braille Challenge held during the weekend. Luther placed second in his age group at the contest and was awarded a $1,000 savings bond.

Homeless shelter in national spotlight

The Lawrence Community Shelter spent some time in the national spotlight Wednesday. Good Morning America spent talked with shelter director Loring Henderson Wednesday morning.