Thursday, December 18, 2014

National News

Obama: US ending outdated approach to Cuba
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the U.S. will end its outdated approach to Cuba that has failed to advance U.S. interests.

Body ID'd as that of war vet accused of killing six
PENNSBURG, Pa. - A prosecutor has confirmed that a body found in woods in suburban Philadelphia is that of an ex-Marine suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives.

FBI looking into NC teen's hanging death
BLADENBORO, N.C. - A prosecutor says the FBI is looking into the hanging death of a black North Carolina teen after his family questioned the official ruling that he killed himself.

French Toast Crunch returns as cereal sales slide
MINNEAPOLIS - General Mills is bringing back popular '90s cereal French Toast Crunch in a nod to nostalgia and in the hopes of boosting its weak cereal sales.

Remington agrees to replace triggers in Model 700 rifle
(WKTV) - CNBC is reporting that Remington has agreed to replace millions of triggers in its Model 700 rifle.

Rolling Stone casts doubt on U.Va. rape story
RICHMOND, Va. - Rolling Stone is casting doubt on a young woman's account of being gang-raped at a fraternity party at the University of Virginia.

Obama says Carter will hit the ground running
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is calling Ashton Carter one of the nation's foremost national security leaders as he nominates him as secretary of defense.

NASA's Orion lands with 'bullseye' splashdown
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA's new Orion spacecraft made a "bullseye" splashdown in the Pacific on Friday following a dramatic test flight that took it to a zenith height of 3,600 miles and ushered in a new era of human exploration aiming for Mars.

Navy revokes honorary title given to Cosby
WASHINGTON - The Navy is revoking Bill Cosby's title of honorary chief petty officer, saying allegations of sexual abuse made against the comedian are serious and conflict with the Navy's core values.

NASA scrubs Orion launch; will try again Friday
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA's new Orion spacecraft will have to wait another day to fly.