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Dozens of new flora, fauna species in Myanmar

Posted 6/6/2014 in National

A dragon fish with intricate, maze-like markings on every scale, a frog with rough, chocolate-colored skin and a ginger plant are among more than two dozen flora and fauna species found in Myanmar since it emerged from a half-century of military rule and isolation.


Officials: Concern for Bergdahl led to secrecy

Posted 6/6/2014 in National

Fears the Taliban might kill Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl if word leaked that he was being exchanged for five Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detainees drove the Obama administration not to notify Congress in advance about the deal, according to congressional and administration officials.


Veterans Administration head says 18 vets left off waiting list have died

Posted 6/6/2014 in National

In a new revelation in the growing VA scandal, the organization's acting head says that an additional 18 veterans whose names were kept off an official electronic Veterans Affairs appointment list have died.


'Heroes' helped stop gunman at Seattle university

Posted 6/6/2014 in National

When a lone gunman armed with a shotgun at a small Seattle university stopped firing at students to reload, another student pepper-sprayed him and subdued him with the help of others and prevented more deaths, police said.


Man suspected of killing Canadian Mounties caught

Posted 6/6/2014 in National

The man suspected in the shooting deaths of three Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the wounding of two others in a rare case of gun violence in eastern Canada was arrested early today, police said.

Bergdahl uproar halts plan for return celebration

Posted 6/5/2014 in National

There will be no hero's welcome for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in his hometown, no fanfare of parades, music or picnics in the park.


Why would gay ally Jonah Hill let fly with a slur?

Posted 6/5/2014 in National

Jonah Hill is winning points for what appears to be a sincere apology for hurling a gay slur at a paparazzo he says was harassing him.



Application 'inconsistencies' under health insurance law

Posted 6/5/2014 in National

Many of the 8 million people who signed up for coverage under President Barack Obama's health care now have an asterisk next to their names.



Witnesses: Boko Haram slaughters hundreds

Posted 6/5/2014 in National

Boko Haram militants dressed as soldiers slaughtered at least 200 civilians in three villages in northeastern Nigeria and the military failed to intervene even though it was warned that an attack was imminent, witnesses said today.



3 officers killed, 2 injured in Canada shooting

Posted 6/5/2014 in National

Three police officers were shot dead and two others injured in a rare case of gun violence in the east coast Canadian province of New Brunswick, officials said. Authorities were searching for a suspect.



Top military officer: Bergdahl case not closed

Posted 6/4/2014 in National

The nation's top military officer said Tuesday the Army could still throw the book at Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the young soldier who walked away from his unit in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan and into five years of captivity by the Taliban.



House GOP conflicted on health law alternative

Posted 6/4/2014 in National

House Republicans are united as ever in their election-year opposition to "Obamacare," but they're increasingly divided over their promise to vote this year on an alternative to it.



Colon cancer screening said to help after age 75

Posted 6/3/2014 in National

How old is too old for a colonoscopy? A surprising number of people older than 75 haven't ever been screened for colon cancer -- and researchers reported Monday that it's not too late for them to get caught up.


Study: People fear, more likely to flee, male-named hurricanes more

Posted 6/3/2014 in National

Which scares you more: Hurricane Victor or Hurricane Victoria?


U.S. worried to very end about Bergdahl's release

Posted 6/3/2014 in National

Right up until the moment Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed, U.S. officials weren't sure the Taliban would really release the only American soldier held captive in Afghanistan in exchange for high-level militants detained at Guantanamo Bay.



U.S. disrupts hacking schemes that stole millions

Posted 6/3/2014 in National

A band of hackers implanted viruses on hundreds of thousands of computers around the world, secretly seized customer bank information and stole more than $100 million from businesses and consumers, the Justice Department said Monday in announcing charges against the Russian man accused of masterminding the effort.



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