Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro dead at 90

Nov 26, 2016

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro dead at 90

Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died Friday, state-run Cuban Television said. He was 90. Castro had been in poor health since ...

Charleston shooter Roof ruled competent to stand trial

Nov 26, 2016

Charleston shooter Roof ruled competent to stand trial

The white man charged in the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church last year is competent to stand trial, a federal judge ruled Friday. U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel’s decision clears the way for jury selection to restart Monday ...

First lady kicks off Obamas' final White House Christmas

Nov 26, 2016

First lady kicks off Obamas' final White House Christmas

Michelle Obama kicked off her family’s final Christmas season at the White House on Friday by receiving a 19-foot (5.8-meter) balsam-Veitch fir as the official White House Christmas tree. Joined by two young nephews instead of her teenage daughters, the first lady said she ...