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Coroner: Boy, 5, shoots 2-year-old sister in Ky.

Posted 5/2/2013 in National

In southern Kentucky, where some children get their first guns even before they start first grade, Stephanie Sparks was cleaning the kitchen as her 5-year-old son played with the small rifle he was given last year. Then, as she stepped onto the front porch, "she heard the gun go off," a coroner said.

 

 

For 3, bomb suspect's friendship leads to charges

Posted 5/2/2013 in National

 

 

Analyst: U.S. man sentenced in North Korea bait for visit

Posted 5/2/2013 in National

 

 

Woman disfigured in attack reveals new face

Posted 5/2/2013 in National

A Vermont woman revealed her new face Wednesday, six years after her ex-husband disfigured her by dousing her with industrial-strength lye, and said she went through "what some may call hell" but has found a way to be happy.

 

 

Disabled Iowa plant workers awarded $240M

Posted 5/2/2013 in National

For decades, the lives of 32 mentally disabled Iowa turkey processing plant workers were controlled by their Texas-based employer, which profited handsomely by hiring them out.

 

 

FDA: Morning-after pill OK for ages 15 and up

Posted 5/1/2013 in National

The government on Tuesday lowered to 15 the age at which girls can buy the morning-after pill without a prescription and said the emergency contraception no longer has to be kept behind pharmacy counters.

 

 

Uncle: Family to claim bomb suspect's body

Posted 5/1/2013 in National

Relatives of the dead suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing will claim his body now that his wife has agreed to release it, an uncle said as officials in both Washington and Russia deepened their investigations into him and his ties.

 

 

Information sharing before bombings under review

Posted 5/1/2013 in National

President Barack Obama said Tuesday his counterterrorism bureaucracy "did what it was supposed to be doing" before the Boston Marathon bombing as his top intelligence official began a review into whether sensitive information was adequately shared and whether the U.S. government could have disrupted the attack.

 

 

Outraged lawmakers look to change military justice

Posted 5/1/2013 in National

Outrage over an Air Force officer's decision to overturn a jury's guilty verdict in a sexual assault case has Republicans and Democrats joining forces on ambitious legislation to change the military justice system.

 

 

Federal Reserve to stick to same formula

Posted 5/1/2013 in National

The Federal Reserve is widely expected Wednesday to stick with its aggressive efforts to strengthen a still-subpar economy.

 

 

South Dakota tribe faces ultimatum on sale of historic massacre site

Posted 5/1/2013 in National

 

 

FDA will investigate added caffeine in foods

Posted 4/30/2013 in National

Looking for a new way to get that jolt of caffeine energy? Food companies are betting snacks like potato chips, jelly beans and gum with a caffeinated kick could be just the answer.

 

 

Police: Church stabbing sparked by 'Mason' fear

Posted 4/30/2013 in National

 

 

NBA player Jason Collins breaks barrier

Posted 4/30/2013 in National

 

 

In a first, black voter turnout rate passes whites

Posted 4/29/2013 in National

America's blacks voted at a higher rate than other minority groups in 2012 and by most measures surpassed the white turnout for the first time, reflecting a deeply polarized presidential election in which blacks strongly supported Barack Obama while many whites stayed home.

 

 

Dozens of air shows cancel without military jets

Posted 4/29/2013 in National

Dozens of air shows that draw tens of thousands of people and generate millions of dollars for local economies have been cancelled this year after the military grounded its jet and demonstration teams because of automatic federal budget cuts.

 

 

EPA methane report further divides fracking camps

Posted 4/29/2013 in National

 

Hospitals see surge of superbug-fighting products

Posted 4/29/2013 in National

They sweep. They swab. They sterilize. And still the germs persist. In U.S. hospitals, an estimated 1 in 20 patients pick up infections they didn't have when they arrived, some caused by dangerous 'superbugs' that are hard to treat.

Possible 9/11 plane landing gear part found

Posted 4/27/2013 in National

A rusted 5-foot-tall piece of landing gear believed to be from one of the hijacked planes destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks has been discovered near the World Trade Center wedged between a luxury apartment building and a mosque site that once prompted virulent national debate about Islam and free speech.

 

New conservative lobbying push for gay marriage

Posted 4/27/2013 in National

A national group of prominent GOP donors that supports gay marriage is pouring new money into lobbying efforts to get Republican lawmakers to vote to make it legal.

 

 

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