January 30, 2014

Illinois Farm Owners Settle US Subsidy Allegations

The Department of Justice says a central Illinois farming business has paid $5.3 million to settle allegations it used fake partnerships to avoid limits on federal subsidies its owners could receive.


Amanda Knox speaking during a taped interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer in New York in April.
(Ida Mae Astute/AP)
January 30, 2014

Amanda Knox Guilty Verdict Reinstated By Italian Court

An Italian court has reinstated the original guilty verdict against U.S. student Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito for the 2007 murder of her British roommate.


Edward Snowden, seen here in a photo provided by The Guardian, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by two Norwegian politicians.
(AP)
January 29, 2014

Edward Snowden Is Nominated For The Nobel Peace Prize

Saying that Edward Snowden has "contributed to a more stable and peaceful world order" by exposing U.S. surveillance practices and forcing a new debate over security and privacy, two Norwegian politicians nominated the former intelligence contractor for the Nobel Peace Prize Wednesday.


President Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. Obama discussed a range of topics including education, income inequality, climate change and immigration reform.
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January 28, 2014

Decrying Washington Stalemate, Obama Calls For ‘Year Of Action’

With the country slowly digging itself out of recession, some of his legislative priorities buried under Washington's partisanship and his approval ratings at some of their lowest levels, President Obama called for "a year of action" during his fifth State of the Union address on Tuesday.


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