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Lawyer: Allegations B.B. King was poisoned 'ridiculous'

Posted 5/26/2015 in National

Two B.B. King heirs who've been most outspoken about the blues legend's care in his final days have accused King's two closest aides of poisoning him.



Defense chief: Iraqis showed no will to fight at Ramadi

Posted 5/26/2015 in National



'Ugly' potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case

Posted 5/26/2015 in National

A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law.



Police: Pressure cooker from suspicious DC vehicle destroyed

Posted 5/26/2015 in National

A bomb squad safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in a "suspicious" vehicle left unattended Sunday afternoon on the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol building.


Ohio patrolman acquitted in 2 deaths

Posted 5/23/2015 in National

A white Cleveland patrolman who fired down through the windshield of a suspect's car at the end of a 137-shot barrage that left the two unarmed black occupants dead was acquitted Saturday of criminal charges by a judge who said he could not determine the officer alone fired the fatal shots.


TLC pulls Duggar family series amid misconduct reports

Posted 5/23/2015 in National

TLC pulled the reality series "19 Kids and Counting" from its schedule on Friday, a move that follows reports of sexual misconduct allegations against one of the stars, Josh Duggar, stemming from when he was a juvenile.



States move to reduce time spent on Common Core-based exam

Posted 5/22/2015 in National

Students in 11 states and the District of Columbia will spend less time next year taking tests based on the Common Core standards, a decision made in response to widespread opposition to testing requirements.


Hosts of biker events reconsider after deadly Waco shootout

Posted 5/22/2015 in National

Motorcycle clubs have gathered dozens of times at Roy Barnett's bar for meetings just like the one that led to a shootout among rival biker gangs at a Waco restaurant.

Police officer, suspect killed in Omaha shooting

Posted 5/22/2015 in National

A Nebraska man opened fire Wednesday on officers who were trying to arrest him for a previous shooting, prompting police to return gunfire in a shootout that left one officer and the suspect dead, Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said.

Prosecutor: 6 officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray

Posted 5/22/2015 in National

A grand jury indicted all six officers charged in the case of Freddie Gray, who died of injuries he suffered in police custody, allowing the state's attorney to press ahead with the most serious charges despite criticism that she was part of an "overzealous prosecution."

Boy Scouts' leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable

Posted 5/22/2015 in National

The president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable and called for change in order to prevent "the end of us as a national movement."

Survey finds US schools ramping up safety measures

Posted 5/21/2015 in National

U.S. public schools beefed up security measures with safety drills and parent notification systems in the years surrounding the massacre at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to a government survey released Thursday.


House bill would cap expenses for ex-presidents

Posted 5/20/2015 in National

Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and other former presidents who earn lucrative speaking fees and draw other income would no longer be able to count on taxpayer dollars to pay for their post-White House office space and staff under a bill in the House.


Some see differences between perceptions of Waco, Baltimore

Posted 5/20/2015 in National

The prevailing images of protests in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, over police killings of black men were of police in riot gear, handcuffed protesters, tear gas and mass arrests.


House passes another temporary fix to keep highway aid going

Posted 5/20/2015 in National

States would continue to receive highway and transit aid for another two months under a bill the House passed Tuesday.



Amid criticism, Clinton sticks to low-key campaign strategy

Posted 5/20/2015 in National

During two days of campaigning this week in Iowa, Hillary Rodham Clinton didn't make a formal speech.



Obama restricts police military gear, says it can alienate

Posted 5/19/2015 in National

President Barack Obama ended long-running federal transfers of some combat-style gear to local law enforcement on Monday.



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