Nebraska coach Miles puts fun in program building

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

It's too early to know what Nebraska will do for an encore after last season's late surge carried the Cornhuskers to the NCAA tournament.

Australian batsman Hughes dies from head injury

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died in a Sydney hospital on Thursday from a "catastrophic" injury to his head, two days after being struck by a delivery during a domestic first-class match. He was 25.

Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Harry Potter swoops around on his broom, faces the bully Malfoy and later runs into a three-headed dog. For scientists studying brain activity while reading, it's the perfect excerpt from the young wizard's many adventures to give their subjects.

Presidents pick up the check for their meals

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

There's no free lunch — or breakfast or dinner — for President Barack Obama on Thanksgiving Day. Or any other day for that matter.

Some in US illegally could get retirement benefits

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House.

Heart stent not expected to sideline Ginsburg

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.

Sapporo looking to bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

The mayor of Sapporo has announced his city's intention to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics.

Senate’s inquiry into CIA torture sidesteps blaming Bush, aides

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

A soon-to-be released Senate report on the CIA doesn’t assess the responsibility of former President George W. Bush or his top aides for any of the abuses of the agency’s detention and interrogation program, avoiding a full public accounting of one of the darkest chapters of the war on terror.

Despite Senate hopes of speedy release, CIA torture report won’t be made public for months

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

The release of the long-awaited Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA’s use of waterboarding and other interrogation techniques _ widely denounced as torture _ is certain to take much longer than the 30 days sought by Senate Democrats.

In Senate-CIA fight on interrogation report, another controversy

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

The background of a key negotiator in the battle over a Senate report on the CIA’s use of interrogation techniques widely denounced as torture has sparked concerns about the Obama administration’s objectivity in handling the study’s public release.