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Indonesians lose right to directly elect governors, mayors

Indonesians lose right to directly elect governors, mayors

Indonesia's parliament voted on Friday to do away with direct local elections in a move that critics say is a huge step backward for the country's fledgling democracy.
Suspect in Hannah Graham disappearance to be extradited Friday

Suspect in Hannah Graham disappearance to be extradited Friday

Jesse Matthew, a suspect in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, is expected to be extradited back to Virginia on Friday, police said.
Tensions ease in Ferguson after scuffle breaks out near police chief

Tensions ease in Ferguson after scuffle breaks out near police chief

Tensions eased and streets cleared early Friday in Ferguson, Missouri, after another night of tension and arrests.
Suspect in Hannah Graham disappearance to be extradited Friday

Suspect in Hannah Graham disappearance to be extradited Friday

Jesse Matthew, a suspect in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, is expected to be extradited back to Virginia on Friday, police said.
Is Kim Jong Un lying low?

Is Kim Jong Un lying low?

North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un hasn't been seen at a public event for three weeks, including a prominent state meeting, which he has attended every year since coming to power in late 2011.
The slow, long fight against ISIS: airstrikes, ground foibles

The slow, long fight against ISIS: airstrikes, ground foibles

The phrase has been repeated so often that it could become a mantra in Washington: It's going to be a long fight against ISIS. This week, the Pentagon intoned it again.
The slow, long fight against ISIS: airstrikes, ground foibles

The slow, long fight against ISIS: airstrikes, ground foibles

The phrase has been repeated so often that it could become a mantra in Washington: It's going to be a long fight against ISIS. This week, the Pentagon intoned it again.
UK Parliament to vote on joining air strikes against ISIS in Iraq

UK Parliament to vote on joining air strikes against ISIS in Iraq

Prime Minister David Cameron said ISIS presents a direct threat to the British people as he opened a debate in Parliament Friday on whether Britain should join air strikes against ISIS in Iraq.
UK Parliament to vote on joining air strikes against ISIS in Iraq

UK Parliament to vote on joining air strikes against ISIS in Iraq

Prime Minister David Cameron said ISIS presents a direct threat to the British people as he opened a debate in Parliament Friday on whether Britain should join air strikes against ISIS in Iraq.
Tech trouble sparks wave of selling on Wall Street

Tech trouble sparks wave of selling on Wall Street

Apparently it's not just iPhones that can bend. So can the will of bullish investors. Apple and other technology stocks took a tumble on Thursday, driving the Nasdaq deeply into the red: almost down 2%.
Under Steve Ballmer, LA Clippers bench the iPads

Under Steve Ballmer, LA Clippers bench the iPads

Coming soon to the LA Clippers' front office: Microsoft Office, courtesy of Steve Ballmer.
Chrysler recalling 350,000 cars with ignition problems

Chrysler recalling 350,000 cars with ignition problems

Chrysler Group is recalling about 350,000 cars -- including some Jeep and Dodge brand vehicles -- for an ignition key problem similar to the one that plagued General Motors.

Former Pro: "Overall, NFL doing wonderful job"

Former NFL offensive lineman Shawn Harper was in Tyler on Thursday for a speaking engagement at Tyler Junior College.

Honduran First Lady on immigration: Each case is a different story

 Thousands of Honduran women and children leave the poverty and the violence in their communities to embark on a 1,500-mile journey through the heart of Mexican cartel territory to get into the United States.
Under Steve Ballmer, LA Clippers bench the iPads

Under Steve Ballmer, LA Clippers bench the iPads

 Coming soon to the LA Clippers' front office: Microsoft Office, courtesy of Steve Ballmer.