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AP: Likely tax cheats flock South, West

Posted 4/15/2013 in National

 

 

Take the bait? NYPD anti-theft tactics criticized

Posted 4/15/2013 in National

 

Inmates, orchestra members perform behind bars

Posted 4/15/2013 in National

Strains of classical music echoed on Sunday -- not inside an august concert hall -- but in a bleak Chicago jail where the mostly teenage boys await trial on charges ranging from dope dealing to murder.

Oil falls 2 percent, gas prices to keep dropping

Posted 4/13/2013 in National

Signs that the global economy isn't strong enough to quickly burn through the world's ample supplies of oil and gasoline sank crude oil prices for a second straight day.

 

Despite solitude, hermit had taste for fine things

Posted 4/12/2013 in National

He would meditate on an overturned bucket while staring up at the sky and knew all the eagles that nested nearby.

 

 

Implanted 'bracelet' helps treat chronic heartburn

Posted 4/12/2013 in National

A tiny magnetic bracelet implanted at the base of the throat is greatly improving life for some people with chronic heartburn who need more help than medicine can give them.

 

 

Hagel: Job not to cut heart out of Pentagon

Posted 4/12/2013 in National

 

 

Warrant: Texas suspect interested in cannibalism

Posted 4/12/2013 in National

A man accused of stabbing more than a dozen people at a Houston-area college told investigators that he had fantasized about cannibalism and necrophilia and about cutting off people's faces and wearing them as masks, according to a court document made public on Thursday.

 

 

Ga. man who held firefighters hostage faced financial crisis

Posted 4/12/2013 in National

A gunman who lured firefighters to his Georgia home with an emergency call, then held four of them hostage for hours before being shot to death faced a series of personal and financial calamities before he lashed out.

 

 

Medication nation: Study shows antibiotic overuse

Posted 4/11/2013 in National

U.S. doctors are prescribing enough antibiotics to give them to 4 out of 5 Americans every year, an alarming pace that suggests they are being overused, a new government study finds.

 

Sheriff: Knife attack at Texas college was random

Posted 4/11/2013 in National

A man accused of stabbing more than a dozen people at a suburban Houston community college chose his victims at random, authorities said Wednesday, going from one floor to another as he used a razor utility knife to slice people in the neck and face.

 

Firefighters 'relieved' hostage ordeal is over

Posted 4/11/2013 in National

 

 

Post office retreats on eliminating Saturday mail delivery

Posted 4/11/2013 in National

The financially beleaguered Postal Service backpedaled on its plan to end Saturday mail delivery, conceding Wednesday that its gamble to compel congressional approval had failed.

 

 

Hermit living in wild for 27 years arrested

Posted 4/11/2013 in National

A man who lived like a hermit for decades in a makeshift camp in the woods and may be responsible for more than 1,000 burglaries for food and other staples has been caught in a surveillance trap at a camp he treated as a "Walmart," authorities said Wednesday.

 

 

Federal budget cuts ground Air Force aircraft

Posted 4/10/2013 in National

 

Obama sends Congress $3.77 trillion spending plan

Posted 4/10/2013 in National

President Barack Obama is sending Congress a $3.77 trillion spending blueprint that seeks to achieve an elusive "grand bargain" to tame runaway deficits by raising taxes further on the wealthy and trimming popular benefit programs such as Social Security.

 

Republicans try to improve party's future

Posted 4/10/2013 in National

National Republican leaders made waves recently with a dim view of the party's future if it fails to expand its core support beyond white males and social conservatives.

 

 

Energy Dept. pick backs natural gas 'revolution'

Posted 4/10/2013 in National

President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Energy Department pledged to increase use of natural gas Tuesday as a way to combat climate change even as the nation seeks to boost domestic energy production.

 

Man stabs 14 at Texas college

Posted 4/10/2013 in National

Dylan Quick was a shy young man who took out the trash and gardened with his parents, neighbors thought. That image was shattered Tuesday when police accused the 20-year-old of going on a rampage with a knife at a suburban Houston community college and said he later told them he had fantasized for years about stabbing people to death.

 

Spelling Bee kids will now have to know word definitions

Posted 4/10/2013 in National

 

 

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