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McCain to protesters: 'Get out of here, you low-life scum'

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain kicked protesters out of a committee hearing Thursday, calling them "low-life scum" as they hollered for the arrest of one of the witnesses, former secretary of state Henry Kissinger.

For traders, oil's plunge takes a toll on egos and accounts

The plunge in oil has crushed the Russian ruble, erased $80 billion from Exxon Mobil's market value and pushed Venezuela to the brink of economic collapse. But to Justin Thomas, the real drama in oil unfolds on a smaller scale, a story told in tiny, second-by-second moves in prices on his computer screen.

India woman sues Uber after reporting driver raped her

A woman who says an Uber driver raped her in New Dehli, India, on Thursday accused the company in a lawsuit filed in U.S. court of failing to properly investigate the alleged assailant's background.

Amazon's big spending pays off in 4th quarter

It was a Prime quarter for Amazon. Amazon surprised investors on Thursday with a fourth-quarter profit that soundly beat expectations, despite a continued increase in spending and a slight sales miss, partly linked to the strong dollar. Investors drove shares up over 11 percent in aftermarket trading.

Thursday's Business News Highlights

From Jan. 29, 2015

Here are business news highlights from Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015.

Strong earnings, job news give stocks a lift

After a shaky start, U.S. stocks rebounded Thursday, snapping a two-day losing streak.

Senate passes Keystone pipeline bill

The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the White House over energy and the environment.

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‘Never felt guilty’: Civil rights convictions tossed in SC

For a moment, Clarence Graham’s heart raced.

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After killings by police, a debate over grand jury secrecy

For centuries, grand juries have held some of the criminal justice system’s best-kept secrets. But their private process has come under extraordinary public scrutiny after recent decisions not to indict police officers in the deaths of unarmed men.

State Dept. officials ready to meet House Benghazi panel

The State Department said Wednesday that officials are prepared to meet immediately with a special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

Utah parents who killed selves, children feared apocalypse

A Utah couple and their three children who were found dead in their home last fall overdosed on drugs after the parents told friends and family they were worried about the apocalypse, authorities said Tuesday.

Scientist offers to build nuke bomb targeting New York

A former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist told an undercover FBI agent he could build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela in 10 years and design a bomb targeted for New York City.

Raul Castro: US must return Guantanamo for normal relations

Cuban President Raul Castro demanded on Wednesday that the United States return the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, lift the half-century trade embargo on Cuba and compensate his country for damages before the two nations re-establish normal relations.

2 sunken boats from mid-1800s found in Lake Ontario

The wrecks of two 19th-century canal boats have been found on the bottom of Lake Ontario, an unusual discovery because such vessels typically weren’t used on open water, a team of New York shipwreck hunters said.

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Thieves smash stolen SUV into San Francisco museum for gold

Wells Fargo Bank officials vowed to reopen a popular corporate museum in the heart of San Francisco’s financial district after thieves smashed a stolen SUV through its front door and made off with historic gold rush nuggets on display.

Fed stays ‘patient’ on rates while noting improving economy

The Federal Reserve reiterated Wednesday that it will be “patient” in raising interest rates from record lows even as the U.S. economy moves steadily closer to full health.

Yemen rebels beat, detain demonstrators in capital

Rebels who control the Yemeni capital beat back dozens of people marching in protest against them on Wednesday, firing automatic rifles in the air and striking protesters with batons and knives.

Libya hotel attack signals growing reach of Islamic State

Militants loyal to the Islamic State group on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a deadly and complex attack on a hotel in Libya’s capital Tripoli, signaling an expansion of the jihadi group’s reach in the chaotic North African state while raising questions about the extent of coordination with leaders in Syria and Iraq.

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Boston bounces back, digs out from blizzard’s 2 feet of snow

Boston bounced back quickly Wednesday from the Blizzard of 2015, with subways, buses and trains up and running again the morning after the storm buried a swath of New England in 2 to 3 feet of snow.

2 more rounds of snow could be headed to New England

Forecasters are watching two weather systems that may bring significant snow in the coming days, just as New Englanders are digging out from a historic blizzard.