The president says that his administration has "an urgent obligation" to respond.
Economy expands at fastest rate since 2011
The U.S. economy grew at a solid 4.1 percent annual rate from July through September.
Last-minute Obamacare exemption for those with canceled plans
By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration made a major last-minute policy shift on Thursday, saying the change would help Americans meet a looming deadline to replace insurance plans canceled because of new standards under Obamacare reforms. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that this group of people - estimated by the administration to be fewer than 500,000 in number - will be allowed to claim a "hardship exemption" from the requirement in the 2010 Affordable Care Act to buy insurance. Armed with the exemption, they then have the option to buy "catastrophic" insurance plans - cheaper insurance with a minimal coverage level that, under the law, is normally available only to people under the age of 30. "This is a common-sense clarification of the law," said Joanne Peters, a spokeswoman for Sebelius.
Russian tycoon Khodorkovsky is released
Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a political enemy of Putin's, was jailed for corruption.
Congress passes sweeping defense bill
The $632.8 billion bill changes how the military deals with sexual assault.
Jury: Portrait of Fawcett should stay with O'Neal
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For most of the last 33 years, an Andy Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett has hung in the home of her longtime lover, Ryan O'Neal, and a jury's verdict Thursday ensures that is where it will stay.
Kings of Leon @ KFC Yum! Center (2-9-14)
Eagles @ US Bank Arena (3-3-14)
Miley Cyrus @ Schottenstein Center, Columbus (4-13-14)
Cher @ KFC Yum! Center (6-2-14)
Christina Perri @ Mercury Ballroom, Louisville (4-25-14)