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Ishido, mother of Goto, a Japanese journalist being held captive by Islamic State militants speaks to reporters as she leaves a news conference in TokyoThe mother of a hostage held by IS extremists pleads for his life as a deadline nears.


2015-01-28 01:25:04 -0700

File photo of Brooklyn federal prosecutor Lynch speaking during the Brennan Center's annual awards dinner in New YorkBy Aruna Viswanatha and Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama's pick for his next attorney general faces a Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday that will likely highlight tensions between the Obama administration and the new Republican Congress. Loretta Lynch, nominated to the post in November, has stirred little controversy in her 16 years with the U.S. Attorney's office in Brooklyn and is expected to win confirmation.


2015-01-27 23:09:15 -0700

Taylor Millar, left, hugs her friend Jennifer Bruno, after Bruno was forced to vacate her house when it was heavily damaged by ocean waves in a winter storm, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Marshfield, Mass. The storm has punched out a section of the seawall in the coastal town of Marshfield, police said. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON (AP) — New Englanders savaged by a blizzard packing knee-high snowfall and hurricane-force winds began digging out as New Yorkers and others spared its full fury questioned whether forecasts were overblown.


2015-01-28 00:33:45 -0700