December 17th, 2014
11:22 AM ET

Former Pakistan President on School Attack, Handling Terrorism

According to the country's former president General Pervez Musharraf, yesterday's attack on a Pakistan school is not an abberation.

"It's a continuation off of whatever has been happening over the last 15 years in the region, in Afghanistan, and in our tribal agencies," he told New Day's Chris Cuomo.

While Musharraf agreed that something needs to be done to fight radicalism, saying, "the people of Pakistan want it," he made note of the different ways his country and the U.S. have dealt with terrorism in the past.

Watch the interview above.

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December 17th, 2014
09:29 AM ET

People Who Feel Younger at Heart Live Longer

Go ahead lie about your age. It may be the very thing that helps you live a longer life.

If those fibbers truly believe that they are younger than what it says on their birth certificate, a new study shows they are among a group of people who have a lower death rate.

That's compared with those who felt their age or who even feel older than their years.


The new research letter is published in JAMA Internal Medicine online.

The study looked at data from from 6,489 people with an average age of 65.8 years who reported that they felt a little less than 10 years younger. What's interesting is most people in the study didn't feel like their actual age. Most said they felt about three years younger. Only a tiny percent, some 4.8%, felt at least a year older than their actual age.


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December 17th, 2014
09:18 AM ET

Cuba Releases American Alan Gross in Prisoner Swap

U.S. contractor Alan Gross, held by theCuban government since 2009, was freed Wednesday as part of alandmark deal with Cuba that paves the way for a major overhaul in U.S. policy toward the island, senior administration officials tell CNN.

President Obama is expected to announce Gross' release at noon.

Gross' "humanitarian" release by Cuba was accompanied by a separate spy swap, the officials said. Cuba also freed a U.S. intelligence source who has been jailed in Cuba for more than 20 years, although authorities did not identify that person for security reasons. The U.S. released three Cuban intelligence agents convicted of espionage in 2001.

President Barack Obama is also set to announce a broad range of diplomatic and regulatory measures in what officials called the most sweeping change in U.S. policy toward Cuba since the 1961 embargo was imposed.


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December 17th, 2014
08:31 AM ET

"Morning Minute" with Michaela Pereira – December 17, 2014

Need to get today's top stories on-the-go? Watch Michaela Pereira's morning minute now!

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