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Defense bill aims to address sexual assault crisis

Posted 12/13/2013 in National

A comprehensive defense policy bill that aims to deal with the epidemic of sexual assault in the military is heading to the Senate, where it could get slowed by Republican outrage over majority Democrats' limits on GOP power.

 

GOP struggle widens as Boehner rebukes hard right

Posted 12/13/2013 in National

The Republican establishment's much-anticipated pushback against the tea party wing is underway. House Speaker John Boehner made that clear Thursday, when he renewed his denunciation of groups that try to defeat GOP incumbents they consider too willing to compromise with Democrats.

Huge crowds gather in hopes of seeing Mandela body

Posted 12/13/2013 in National

Tens of thousands of South African mourners waited in line on Friday to view the body of Nelson Mandela, which was lying in state for the third and final day, with the likelihood that many would be turned away before the casket is taken away later in the day.

Feds join battle on citrus disease

Posted 12/13/2013 in National

The federal government is getting involved in the fight against citrus greening disease, in hopes of saving Florida's -- and possibly the entire nation's -- citrus crop.

 

Exercise helps women tolerate breast cancer drugs

Posted 12/13/2013 in National

Exercise might help women beat breast cancer. Researchers found it can ease the achy joints and muscle pain that lead many patients to quit taking medicines that treat the disease and lower the risk of a recurrence.

 

North Korea executes leader's uncle

Posted 12/13/2013 in National

North Korea said today that it executed Kim Jong Un's uncle as a traitor for trying to seize supreme power, a stunning end for the leader's former mentor, long considered the country's No. 2.

Newlywed pleads guilty to second-degree murder

Posted 12/13/2013 in National

A Montana newlywed pleaded guilty Thursday to killing her husband of eight days by pushing him from a cliff in Glacier National Park while they argued about her second thoughts about the marriage.

Charity to raffle off a Picasso for $138

Posted 12/13/2013 in National

For aspiring art collectors everywhere, there is hope.

Missing American in Iran was on unapproved CIA mission

Posted 12/13/2013 in National

An American who vanished nearly seven years ago in Iran was working for the CIA on an unapproved intelligence-gathering mission that, when it came to light inside the government, produced one of the most serious scandals in the recent history of the CIA -- but all in secret, an Associated Press investigation found.

 

Multiple stabbings after Denver game

Posted 12/13/2013 in National

At least three people were stabbed in a parking lot at Sports Authority Stadium Field at Mile High after the Denver Broncos' game Thursday night.

 

Bob Barker celebrates birthday on 'Price'

Posted 12/13/2013 in National

Bob Barker's 90th birthday present is urging one more contestant to "come on down" from the audience on "The Price Is Right."

 

Prosecutor: No domestic charges against Zimmerman

Posted 12/12/2013 in National

George Zimmerman will not face domestic violence charges because his girlfriend did not wish to pursue the case and there was scant evidence of a crime, a state prosecutor said Wednesday.

 

 

Studies: Some cancer treatments can be skipped

Posted 12/12/2013 in National

Tens of thousands of women each year might be able to skip at least some of the grueling treatments for breast cancer -- which can include surgery, heavy chemo and radiation -- without greatly harming their odds of survival, new research suggests.

 

 

Year after Newtown, gun control groups keep hope

Posted 12/12/2013 in National

Having already lost her 6-year-old son, Nicole Hockley insists she won't lose the fight to reduce gun violence -- no matter how long it takes. She is among a group of "accidental activist" parents brought together one year ago by almost unthinkable grief after the Newtown school massacre.

 

 

Jury acquits ex-cop in fatal post-Katrina shooting

Posted 12/12/2013 in National

A former New Orleans police officer whose 2010 manslaughter conviction was touted as a milestone in the city's healing after Hurricane Katrina was acquitted Wednesday by a different jury of charges he fatally shot a man without justification during the storm's chaotic aftermath.

 

Pope Francis is Person of the Year

Posted 12/12/2013 in National

Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, saying the Catholic Church's new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time.

Interpreter at Mandela event: I was hallucinating

Posted 12/12/2013 in National

The man accused of faking sign interpretation while standing alongside world leaders like U.S. President Barack Obama at Nelson Mandela's memorial service said Thursday he saw "angels" at the event, has been violent in the past and suffers from schizophrenia.

Tenn. Senator: Staffer's home searched

Posted 12/12/2013 in National

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander has replaced his chief of staff after learning the staffer's home was being searched as part of a child pornography investigation.

 

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