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SeaWorld stops killer whale show after profit loss

Orca whales perform during the One Ocean show at SeaWorld San Diego on Oct. 9, 2015 in San Diego. Battered by controversy over its treatment of killer whales, SeaWorld San Diego announced plans for a new attraction to boost sliding attendence numbers, and intends to phase out its killer whale show.   (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)

Erin Yarnall

November 15, 2015

After increasing protests over their treatment of orca whales, and a continuous loss of profits, SeaWorld announced on Nov. 9 that their San Diego theme park is going to begin phasing out their killer whale shows, and they will officially end by 2017. Read More »...

World leaders convene, vow response

People gather outside for a national service for the victims of the terror attack at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. Thousands of French troops deployed around Paris on Sunday and tourist sites stood shuttered in one of the most visited cities on Earth while investigators questioned the relatives of a suspected suicide bomber involved in the country's deadliest violence since World War II. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

Associated Press and Vladamir Isachenkov

November 15, 2015

World leaders vowed a vigorous response to the Islamic State group's terror spree in Paris as they opened a two-day meeting in Turkey on Sunday, with President Barack Obama calling the violence an "attack on the civilized world" and Russian President Vladimir Putin urging "global efforts" to confront the th...

How Veterans Day is commemorated around the United States

How Veterans Day is commemorated around the United States

The Associated Press

November 11, 2015

Ninety-seven years ago, an armistice ended World War I, which was then the greatest conflict the world had ever seen. Read More »...

Briefs: Keystone pipeline, Chicago boy’s murder, Russian plane

Briefs: Keystone pipeline, Chicago boy's murder, Russian plane

Rachel Hinton

November 8, 2015

In this week's headlines: Obama rejected the Keystone pipeline, a 9-year-old boy was murdered in Chicago and officials across the world continue to speculate about a Russian plane crash. Obama rejects Keystone pipeline President Barack Obama killed a Canadian energy giant's application to build the Keystone X...

Russian interests complicate peace talks

Russian interests complicate peace talks

Geoff Stellfox

November 8, 2015

In a speech this past week, President Vladimir Putin made it clear that he sees collaboration between the United States and Russia as a viable way to resolve the current conflict in Syria. Tensions have been high in the Middle East as both countries have moved to put troops on the ground. The U.S. and Ru...

Watch the throne: Ryan elected as speaker

Watch the throne: Ryan elected as speaker

Sarah Hamilton

November 8, 2015

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan was sworn into office last Thursday as Speaker of the House, ushering in a new era for the party, but one that has already continued along past voting lines. Ryan, who was originally opposed to the job, replaced former speaker John Boehner after his resignation Oct. 29. Ryan won t...

Bomb may have downed Russian jet, US, UK officials say

Bomb may have downed Russian jet, US, UK officials say

Associated Press, Jill Lawless, and Ken Dilanian

November 4, 2015

  LONDON (AP) — British and U.S. officials said Wednesday they have information suggesting the Russian jetliner that crashed in the Egyptian desert may have been brought down by a bomb, and Britain said it was suspending flights to and from the Sinai Peninsula indefinitely.  Read More &raq...

Wednesday night’s Republican Presidential debate

Wednesday night’s Republican Presidential debate

Reed Lubin

October 29, 2015

  Ever since Donald Trump announced his intent to run for president of the United States back in June of this year, he has been all over the news because of the things that have come out of his mouth. Read More »...

AP Fact Check: The Republican debaters and the facts

AP Fact Check: The Republican debaters and the facts

Associated Press, Christopher S. Rugaber, and Stephen Ohlemacher

October 29, 2015

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Carson pitched a tax plan with numbers that didn't add up. Donald Trump boasted that he's paying his own way in the campaign, but he isn't. Read More »...

First lady Michelle Obama to make solo visit to Middle East

First lady Michelle Obama to make solo visit to Middle East

Associated Press and Darlene Superville

October 28, 2015

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama will spend next week in Qatar and Jordan to promote her global education initiative for girls, the White House announced Wednesday. Read More »...

Chicago, China celebrate 30 years of sisterhood

Chicago, China celebrate 30 years of sisterhood

Muhammed Ahmed

October 25, 2015

This month, more than 100 delegates and mayors from two of the world’s superpowers — China and the U.S. — met in Chicago Oct. 22-23 for a historic convening at the Hilton Chicago for the 2015 U.S.-China Sister Cities Conference. Read More »...

Michelle Obama continues activism with new project

Michelle Obama continues activism with new project

Geoff Stellfox

October 25, 2015

First lady Michelle Obama announced on Monday that her Reach Higher Initiative would be launching a new program geared towards encouraging youth to pursue education after high school, whether it’s college, trade school or job training.  This program, called “Better Make Room,” focuses on engaging teens between the ages of 14 and 19 through soc...

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