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Peter Capaldi as The Doctor in the BBC America show "Doctor Who." (Ray Burmiston/BBC)

Peter Capaldi Muses on His First Year as ‘Doctor Who’

Friday, November 21, 2014

Finishing out his first season as Doctor Who, lead actor Peter Capaldi feels he’s living a dream and having a “fabulous” time. “I get up at half-six in the morning,” he says, “and by 7 o’clock I’m fighting Daleks, running down corridors, skipping down ventilation shafts. That’s a great way to be living your life at this age, I think.” …

Official: No Decision in Ferguson

Friday, November 21, 2014

Ferguson, Mo. — Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm Friday as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But a spokesman for St. Louis County’s top prosecutor said the panel is still in session. There was no indication precisely when the grand jury would render a decision. The St. Louis area was …

Biden Tells Russia That U.S. Will Never Accept Crimea Annexation

Friday, November 21, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden told the Kremlin during a visit Friday to Ukraine that the United States will never recognize Russia’s annexation of Crimea and warned Moscow that it faces greater isolation if it continues its “provocative action.” Biden was in Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, on the first anniversary of the “Maidan” revolution that brought hundreds of thousands of protesters into the streets …

Mayor Bans Arab Workers

Friday, November 21, 2014

Jerusalem — The mayor of a southern Israeli city sparked a national uproar Thursday by barring Israeli Arab construction workers from jobs in local preschools, citing security concerns after a rash of attacks by Palestinian assailants elsewhere in …

Soaring Generic Drug Prices Draw Senate Scrutiny

Friday, November 21, 2014

Washington — Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now Washington lawmakers. A Senate panel …

NSA Chief: Critical U.S. Data Stolen

Friday, November 21, 2014

Washington — Several foreign countries, including China, have infiltrated the computers of critical industries in the United States to steal information that could be used in the planning of a destructive attack, the director of the National Security Agency said Thursday. That was one of the cyberthreats outlined …

Gunman at FSU Shot 3 in Library

Friday, November 21, 2014

Tallahasee, Fla. — The gunman who opened fire on the campus of Florida State University shortly after midnight Thursday, wounding three people before he was killed by police, was an alumnus who feared he was being targeted by the government, police said at a Thursday afternoon news conference. …

FDA OKs New Version of Painkiller

Friday, November 21, 2014

Washington — The Food and Drug Administration, which last year faced widespread criticism for approving a powerful painkiller that critics said would be easy to misuse, on Thursday OK’d a new form of the drug that will be hard to crush, break or dissolve — tactics used by …

Marchers Demand Answers About Missing Students

Friday, November 21, 2014

A woman holds up a sign that reads in Spanish “We Want Peace” during a massive march in Mexico City on Thursday. Protesters marched to demand authorities find 43 missing college students, trying to step up pressure on …

Immigration Poses Test for GOP Leaders

Friday, November 21, 2014

Washington — Just two weeks ago, Republicans handed President Obama a humiliating defeat at the polls, winning full control of Congress. But already, GOP leaders fear that the conservative uproar over the president’s immigration actions will doom any …

Actions Create Questions For Colleges

Friday, November 21, 2014

Washington — New federal measures to halt deportation of many illegal immigrants will spotlight a question of growing urgency for colleges: How should they handle applications from undocumented students for admissions and financial aid? The issue emerged in President Obama’s first term amid a national debate about the …

Has ‘The Daily Show’ Surpassed ‘SNL’ as Hollywood’s Farm Team?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

As Foxcatcher hits theaters Friday, everyone is buzzing about Steve Carell’s big dramatic debut, not to mention his prosthetic nose (which is how you know this role has Oscar potential). He plays the real-life character of John du Pont, a homicidal multimillionaire, who became obsessed with two wrestler …

Few Employers Drop Health Benefits

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Washington — The Affordable Care Act so far has not prompted the nation’s employers to drop health benefits for some or all of their workers as critics of the law had predicted, according to two major surveys released Wednesday. A year after the advent of new insurance marketplaces …