• December 20, 2014

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Killeen OKs contracts for waste disposal

Killeen City Council members approved two contracts for the transportation and disposal of the city’s solid waste, both of which include slight cost increases for the city.

US OKs sale of 175 tanks to Iraq; deal worth $2.4B

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has approved the sale of 175 Abrams tanks to Iraq in a deal worth an estimated $2.4 billion.

Obama pledges proportional response to Sony hack

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. will respond "proportionally" to North Korea's punishing hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment at a place, time and manner "that we choose."

Obama vows US will respond to North Korea "in a place and manner and time that we choose"

WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama vows US will respond to North Korea "in a place and manner and time that we choose"

Obama: Sony "made a mistake" in canceling Christmas release of film in face of NKorea threats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama: Sony "made a mistake" in canceling Christmas release of film in face of NKorea threats .

NYC mayor finally supports 'Taxi of Tomorrow'

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is finally moving ahead with a new generation of yellow taxis.

Obama: US is making significant strides where it counts, beginning with the economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama: US is making significant strides where it counts, beginning with the economy.

FBI formally accuses North Korea of hacking of Sony Pictures, says it is 'deeply concerned'

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI formally accuses North Korea of hacking of Sony Pictures, says it is 'deeply concerned'

Ed Dept. releases 'framework' to rate colleges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Colleges and universities have fretted over how they will be judged under a new college ratings system President Barack Obama announced last year would be developed to encourage transparency and affordability.

US protection sought for scenic California region

WASHINGTON (AP) — A contingent of California environmental groups, businesses and politicians will use a visit from Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Friday to push for permanent protection of some 550 square miles of picturesque federal land near the state's famous wine country.

Plea hearing set for ex-manager in halal food case

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A former manager at an Iowa-based halal food supplier is expected to plead guilty as part of a federal criminal investigation into the company's exporting and marketing practices.

Human rights in spotlight after US-Cuba deal

Human rights in spotlight after US-Cuba deal

Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaign

Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaign

Iron Mountain reaches $44.5M settlement with US

Iron Mountain reaches $44.5M settlement with US

Judge dismisses suit on Oklahoma execution access

Judge dismisses suit on Oklahoma execution access

Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

New York mayor caught between protests, police

New York mayor caught between protests, police

AP WAS THERE: US breaks relations with Cuba

AP WAS THERE: US breaks relations with Cuba

Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaign

Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaign

Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaign

Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaign