Christie vetoes politically charged pig crate bill

In this Oct. 27, 2014, photo, Sarah Swingle, of Charleston, S.C., with the Humane Society of the United States, stands immobilized in a human-sized "gestation crate," in front of the Statehouse, in Trenton, N.J. Swingle's demonstration was part of the society's efforts to have Gov. Chris Christie sign legislation that would require state agriculture officials to adopt regulations concerning confinement of pregnant pigs. Christie has until Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, to decide whether to sign the bill. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a politically charged bill that would have banned the use of certain pig cages in the state.


NY Boys Recovering After 8 Hours Trapped in Snowbank
Two New York boys are recovering after they were inadvertently trapped for about eight hours in a snow bank when a plow operator pushed snow over them.

University cuts ties with Cosby
The University of Massachusetts Amherst and Bill Cosby have split ways amid allegations of sexual assault and rape.

Murray to wed girlfriend Kim Sears
Andy Murray has served up a few changes to his support team at the end of the tennis season but there is one person who isn't going anywhere -- his new fiancée Kim Sears.

Fifteen Islamic State targets hit by U.S., allies since Wednesday: U.S.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military and its allies hit Islamic State forces with 15 air strikes in Iraq and Syria during a three-day period, the U.S. Central Command said on Friday.






World farewells novelist P.D. James
P.D. James, the British novelist renowned for her crime novels featuring detective Adam Dalgliesh as well as such works as "The Children of Men," died Thursday. She was 94.

Michelin's 'undisputed leader' in cuisine
Tokyoites may brag about having the most Michelin stars in the world, but Hong Kongers can actually eat in theirs without breaking the bank.

GOP govs starting to strut their stuff for 2016

FILE - This Nov. 19, 2014, file photo shows Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, joined by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, left, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry, right, at the Republican Governors Association annual conference in Boca Raton, Fla. The conference felt like a test run for what is increasingly shaping up as a brutal showdown for the Republican presidential nomination among more than a dozen potential contenders. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter, File)BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A half-dozen potential Republican presidential contenders spent last week peacocking across the sprawling grounds of a pink-hued luxury resort, schmoozing with donors and sizing up the competition in the party's most fractured field in decades.


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