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January 11, 2016 9:25 AM Musician David Bowie Has Died, Aged 69

Musician David Bowie has died at the age of 69, his representative confirmed to ABC News. According to a statement on his official Facebook page, the singer had been battling cancer for more than a year. "David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer," read the statement which is dated January 65

January 11, 2016 8:09 AM 20 best David Bowie songs of all time

David Bowie, who died at age 69, was known for a musical catalog so rich with essential material, that no two top 20 lists would be the same. That may be true of any artist but it’s probably truer of Bowie than most. His songs invite that sort of personal relationship that makes the thought of critical consensus seem unlikely if not altogether pointless 54

January 11, 2016 12:32 AM Spain's Princess Cristina faces historic tax fraud trial

MADRID -- Visits to the palm-dotted Mediterranean island of Mallorca for Spain's Princess Cristina used to mean luxurious stays at the seaside Marivent Palace -- but the sister of King Felipe VI won't get anywhere near the royal family's official summer residence in a trip this week. Instead, the 50-year-old princess and her husband are set to face anti-monarchy 85

January 9, 2016 3:57 PM Powerball sales hit $1 billion as $800-million jackpot looms

With a record-breaking $800-million jackpot at stake, lottery players continued to line up Saturday to buy Powerball tickets. So far, more than $1 billion in tickets have been sold nationwide, lottery officials said. The pot has been rising since November and shot into record territory after there was no winner Wednesday night for the 18th consecutive 36

January 8, 2016 11:01 AM Is Ted Cruz, born in Canada, eligible for the presidency? Legal experts say yes

Texas Sen. Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz was born in Calgary, Canada, on Dec. 22, 1970, the son of Eleanor Darragh, from Wilmington, Del., and Rafael Cruz, a native of Cuba. If he's elected president this fall, he would become the nation's first chief executive born outside the United States. But his foreign birth is raising questions — most notably from Republican 40

January 7, 2016 5:01 AM Maryland Routs Rutgers; Xavier Gets Past St. John’s

Jake Layman scored 18 points, Diamond Stone had 15 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 3 Maryland took control early in an 88-63 rout of visiting Rutgers on Wednesday night. The Terrapins (14-1, 3-0 Big Ten) never trailed in securing their eighth straight victory. Using runs of 10-0 and 12-2, Maryland built a 46-18 halftime lead and coasted to its ninth 38

January 5, 2016 11:33 PM Wheaton’s controversy over Muslims and Christians ignores the school’s own history

The latest news regarding the recent wrangling at Wheaton College, where tenured professor Larycia Hawkins was placed on leave for claiming that Muslims and Christians worship the same God, is that the college is moving to fire Hawkins. This follows from the college’s position that Hawkins’s statement was not in line with evangelical teaching. Some have put the controversy 42

January 5, 2016 8:10 PM How to Resolve an Armed Standoff

A low-key approach may work best to avoid escalating conflict. Federal law-enforcement agents have so far kept a low profile as armed anti-government protesters occupy a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon. That strategy is likely the best way to resolve a standoff peacefully. It may also ease tensions between anti-government extremists and the feds. But it could 40

January 5, 2016 12:41 PM Oregon militia standoff: What should the federal government do?

With armed protesters in possession of a federal wildlife reserve in Oregon, law enforcement so far appears to be waiting out the protesters. This weekend, armed antigovernment protesters took over a federal wildlife center in rural Oregon, saying they were willing to stay for years. The question is: What does the government do now? The incident – the latest 44

January 5, 2016 10:00 AM Obama's Action to Expand Gun Checks Draws Swift Opposition

President Barack Obama on Tuesday will unveil a package of executive actions to expand background checks for gun purchases, moves that will generate backlash from Republicans yet have only limited impact on the millions of guns circulating in the U.S. The measures include tougher rules for those who currently sell firearms at gun shows and on the Internet 57