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National & World Sydney siege victims lauded for courage, kindness Sydney siege victims lauded for courage, kindness (Photo Gallery)
The manager of a Sydney cafe where a 16-hour siege ended in a hail of bullets early Tuesday was lauded for sacrificing his life by grabbing the gunman's shotgun, an act that reportedly helped bring the standoff to an end and saved the lives of most of his fellow hostages.
National & World Russian ruble sinks sharply despite bank rate hike Russian ruble sinks sharply despite bank rate hike
The Russian ruble came under intense selling pressure Tuesday, falling at one point by a catastrophic 20 percent to a new historic low despite a massive pre-dawn interest rate hike from Russia's Central Bank.
National & World Korean Air to be sanctioned for nut rage cover-up
South Korea's transport ministry said Korean Air Lines Co. will face sanctions for pressuring employees to lie during a government probe into the nut rage fiasco that highlighted the tyrannical behavior of a top Korean business family.
National & World Officer on leave after tweets threaten protesters
A Northern California police department put one of its officers on leave Monday and is investigating threatening comments from his Twitter account about demonstrators who have participated in protests over the recent deaths of unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri and New York.
National & World Tens of thousands dead in South Sudan conflict Tens of thousands dead in South Sudan conflict
Tens of thousands of people have died in South Sudan during one year of warfare and the country's leaders are putting their "personal ambitions" ahead of the young nation's future, the U.N. secretary-general said Monday.
National & World Families of Newtown victims sue gunmaker, seller Families of Newtown victims sue gunmaker, seller
The families of nine of the 26 people killed and a teacher injured two years ago at the Sandy Hook Elementary School filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the rifle used in the shooting.
National & World The $1.1T bill: School lunches, light bulbs, pot The $1.1T bill: School lunches, light bulbs, pot
School kids, truckers, marijuana smokers and fans of old-fashioned light bulbs are among the millions of people who had something extra riding on the big spending bill passed by Congress to keep the government running.