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College football news and notes, Dec. 14 – SFGate

Monday, December 15, 2014

gallery_thumbnails_photo|photo-7271214|article-gallery-5957003|1 AUBURN, Ala. — A 22-year-old man has been arrested on a felony warrant charging him with murder in Sunday’s fatal shooting of Auburn football player Jakell Lenard Mitchell, police said. The shooting took place at the same off-campus apartment complex where two former football players and a third man were slain in 2012. Auburn police said at least 14 hours after the early morning shooting that Markale Deandra Hart…

PetSmart bought by private investors for $8.7bn – BBC News

Monday, December 15, 2014

15 December 2014 Last updated at 06:46 US pet products retailer PetSmart has been sold to a group of private investors for $8.7bn (£5.5bn), in the largest debt-funded deal of the year. BC Partners will pay $83 per share, significantly higher than Friday’s closing price of $77.67. Jana Partners, a so-called “activist” fund, bought a stake…

‘Very disturbing’ hostage siege in Sydney – USA TODAY

Monday, December 15, 2014

Local television in Australia reports that hostages have been taken in a central Sydney cafe where a black flag with white Arabic writing could be seen in the window. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Video provided by Reuters Newslook

Defending CIA, Cheney Revisits Bush-Era Debate on Torture – New York Times

Monday, December 15, 2014

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Buy-Abenomics Bulls Aim for Election Victory Boost – Businessweek

Monday, December 15, 2014

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s election win will encourage investors in Japanese bonds and stocks who benefited from the first two years of his policies. Government notes returned 2.9 percent on annualized basis since Abe took office in December 2012, the most since Taro Aso’s tenure during the global financial crisis and twice the 1.4 percent gain for U.S. Treasuries, data from Bank of America Merrill Lynch show. The Topix…

Suspect Arrested in Shooting Death of Auburn Football Player Jakell Mitchell – NBCNews.com

Monday, December 15, 2014

A suspect in the early morning shooting death of an Auburn University football player was arrested Sunday, according to police. Markale Deandra Hart, 22, was charged with murder in connection with the death of Jakell Mitchell, 18, who was found dead at an apartment near the school’s campus after police received a report of shots fired in the area, according to a statement from the Auburn Police Department. Hart…

In Japan snap elections, voters back Abe’s economic reforms – CNN

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Tokyo (CNN) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s political gamble to call snap parliamentary elections appears to have paid off, with exit polls showing his party won a landslide victory in Sunday’s vote. Official results are still being tallied, but Japanese public broadcaster NHK said Abe’s ruling coalition had secured a two-thirds majority in Parliament’s Lower House, winning 326 of 475 seats. And the White House offered congratulations to Abe and…

Cheney on Interrogation Tactics: ‘I Would Do It Again in a Minute’ – NBCNews.com

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday continued his fierce defense of harsh CIA interrogation tactics used in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, saying flatly that he “would do it again in a minute.” Cheney said there is “no comparison” between the tactics and the deaths of American citizens on September 11, 2001, adding that…

Jeb Bush Releasing Emails, E-Book Ahead of Possible Presidential Run – Bloomberg

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Jeb Bush knows how to get the political world buzzing. In a sign that the former Florida governor may be inching closer to running for president in 2016, Bush said in a television interview this weekend that he is penning an e-book and will release some 250,000 emails early next year from his time in office. “I was digital before digital was cool, I guess,” he said in an interview…

Dick Cheney: I’d use ‘torture’ interrogation tactics again – New York Daily News

Sunday, December 14, 2014

REUTERS Former Vice President Dick Cheney argued Sunday that the CIA’s aggressive interrogation of terrorism suspects did not amount to torture. Dick Cheney said he would do it all again. The blunt former veep on Sunday aggressively defended the brutal interrogation techniques used by the CIA after the 9/11 attacks, defiantly maintaining that they helped protect the homeland. “We’ve avoided another mass casualty attack against…

In Japan snap elections, voters back Abe’s economic reforms Japanese exit … – CNN

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Tokyo (CNN) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s political gamble to call snap parliamentary elections appears to have paid off, with exit polls showing his party won a landslide victory in Sunday’s vote. Official results are still being tallied, but Japanese public broadcaster NHK said Abe’s ruling coalition had secured a two-thirds majority in Parliament’s Lower House, winning 326 of 475 seats. And the White House offered congratulations to Abe and…

Ted Cruz’s Moves On Spending Bill Roil Republicans – CBS Local

Sunday, December 14, 2014

From Our CBS Music Web Sites Adorbale Baby Animals To Put A Smile On Your Face Listen To Christmas Music Women With Santa Musicians Then And Now II Missing Summer? Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Follow CBSDFW.COM: Facebook | Twitter WASHINGTON (AP) — One colleague called the tactics of tea party-backed Sen. Ted Cruz on the $1.1 trillion spending bill a painful echo of last year’s…

Arrest made in fatal shooting of Auburn’s Jakell Mitchell – USA TODAY

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Markale Deandra Hart is seen in a booking photo provided by the Auburn Police Division. Hart, 22, was arrested Sunday as a suspect in connection with the shooting death of Auburn football player Jakell Lenard Mitchell, 18.(Photo: AP) AUBURN, Ala. — An arrest was made Sunday in connection with fatal shooting of Auburn freshman football player Jakell Mitchell. Auburn Police, along with the Tallapoosa County Sheriff Department and Jackson Gap…

Jeb Bush in the running: Is he or isn’t he? – Christian Science Monitor

Sunday, December 14, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa — Jeb Bush‘s big donors and allies are tantalized by his promise to decide “in short order” whether to run for president. But supporters are struggling to understand what his actions mean and whether they can predict his political intentions. Bush is scheduled to give the commencement address Monday at the University of South Carolina during his second visit in recent months to the state that’s set…

Climate deal eked out in Lima advances talks as diplomats eye global pact next … – Washington Post

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Efforts to forge a comprehensive climate treaty advanced early Sunday as diplomats eked out an agreement that commits all countries to addressing the causes of climate change but leaves many of the particulars unresolved. Negotiators who gathered in Lima, Peru, announced an accord at 1 :30 a.m., after 11 days of often rancorous talks that ran more than 24 hours in to overtime. The agreement builds on recent momentum for…

Britain to Seek Access to CIA Torture Report – ABC News

Sunday, December 14, 2014

A U.K. parliamentary panel wants access to information not made public in a U.S. Senate report that may pertain to Britain’s role in the interrogation and rendition of terror suspects following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Malcolm Rifkind, chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee, told the BBC on Sunday that the panel investigating allegations of British involvement in torture would request access to the Senate’s findings related to Britain….

‘Justice For All,’ ‘Millions March’ draw tens of thousands of protesters – USA TODAY

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Organized by Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, this march aims to tell Congress and the country that demonstrators will not stand down until there is systemic change, accountability and justice in cases of police misconduct. (USA NEWS, USA TODAY) Protesters in Saturday’s march in Washington, D.C., stream down Pennsylvania Avenue en route to the U.S. Capitol. The crowd was estimated at about 10,000 people.(Photo: Natalie DiBlasio) WASHINGTON — A…

Families Of Newtown Victims Take Steps Toward Lawsuits – Huffington Post

Sunday, December 14, 2014

By Richard Weizel NEWTOWN, Conn., Dec 14 (Reuters) – Parents of almost half the young children killed by a gunman at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, two years ago on Sunday have taken initial steps toward filing lawsuits tied to one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history. For a second straight year the leafy suburb has planned no public events to commemorate the massacre, which left 20…

US avoids government shutdown as Congress passes spending bill – Telegraph.co.uk

Sunday, December 14, 2014

One notable exception was the Department of Homeland Security, whose funding has only been agreed until the end of February. Senators agreed a package which will include $5 billion to counter the Jihadist Islamic State and $5.4 billion to tackle the Ebola crisis. Agreement came at the end of a bruising battle marked by ill tempered haggling which came to an end after a rare Saturday session. There there divisions…

UN members agree deal at Lima climate talks – BBC News

Sunday, December 14, 2014

14 December 2014 Last updated at 09:46 Developing countries have accused wealthier nations of failing to take responsibility for climate change United Nations members have reached an agreement on how countries should tackle climate change. Delegates have approved a framework for setting national pledges to be submitted to a summit next year. Differences over the draft…