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Father: Slain diplomat died doing what she loved

Posted 4/8/2013 in National

The family of an American diplomat who was among those killed in a terrorist attack in southern Afghanistan has taken solace in knowing she died doing what she loved.

 

 

Obama: Budget not 'ideal' but has 'tough reforms'

Posted 4/6/2013 in National

President Barack Obama says his soon-to-be released budget, already criticized by friends and foes, is not his "ideal plan" but offers "tough reforms" for benefit programs and scuttles some tax breaks for the wealthy.

 

 

'Will she or won't she' question following Hillary Clinton

Posted 4/6/2013 in National

Young supporters hold signs outside Hillary Rodham Clinton's speeches urging her to run for president. Audiences listen with rapt attention as she discusses the plight of women and girls in developing countries.

 

 

Obama risks political capital in pursuing morning-after pill case

Posted 4/6/2013 in National

President Barack Obama supports requiring girls younger than 17 to see a doctor before buying the morning-after pill. But fighting that battle in court comes with its own set of risks.

 

 

Laws, rumors have ammo flying off store shelves

Posted 4/5/2013 in National

Gun enthusiasts fearful of new weapon controls and alarmed by rumors of government hoarding are buying bullets practically by the bushel, making it hard for stores nationwide to keep shelves stocked and even putting a pinch on some local law enforcement departments.

 

Obama to return 5 percent of salary to Treasury

Posted 4/4/2013 in National

Sharing a bit of budget pain, President Barack Obama will return 5 percent of his salary to the Treasury in a show of solidarity with federal workers smarting from government-wide spending cuts.

 

Study: Dementia tops cancer, heart disease in cost

Posted 4/4/2013 in National

Cancer and heart disease are bigger killers, but Alzheimer's is the most expensive malady in the U.S., costing families and society $157 billion to $215 billion a year, according to a new study that looked at this in unprecedented detail.

 

 

Few states find narrow route to gun control

Posted 4/4/2013 in National

From Colorado to Connecticut, a handful of very different states have advanced new gun control laws over opposition that has made such legislation a struggle nationally and a non-starter in most legislatures.

 

Obamacare credits could trigger surprise tax bills

Posted 4/3/2013 in National

Millions of people who take advantage of government subsidies to help buy health insurance next year could get stung by surprise tax bills if they don't accurately project their income.

 

NRA study suggests trained, armed school staffers

Posted 4/3/2013 in National

 

 

Kerry warns North Korea on 'reckless' provocations

Posted 4/3/2013 in National

Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday warned North Korea to halt a recent spate of rhetoric and actions, calling them provocative, dangerous and reckless.

 

 

Customers pack Conn. gun stores after deal on laws

Posted 4/3/2013 in National

Customers packed gun stores around Connecticut on Tuesday ahead of a vote expected to bring sweeping changes to the state's gun control laws, including a ban on the sale of large-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the Newtown shooting and a new classification for more than 100 types of guns as banned assault weapons.

 

 

Sifting of Sept. 11 debris for remains begins anew

Posted 4/2/2013 in National

Jim Riches pulled his son's mangled body out of the rubble at the World Trade Center, but the phone calls still filtered in years afterward. The city kept finding more pieces of his son.

 

 

Colo. officials to do review after prison error

Posted 4/2/2013 in National

Colorado court officials have vowed to review procedures to ensure that a clerical mistake that allowed the early release of a prisoner -- who then went on to allegedly shoot the state's corrections director last month -- doesn't happen again.

 

 

North Korea vows to restart nuclear facilities

Posted 4/2/2013 in National

North Korea said Tuesday it will escalate production of nuclear weapons material, including restarting a long-shuttered plutonium reactor, in what outsiders see as Pyongyang's latest attempt to extract U.S. concessions by raising fears of war.

 

 

Texas DA's killing puts other prosecutors on alert

Posted 4/1/2013 in National

After one of his assistant prosecutors was gunned down in January, Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland carried a gun everywhere, even when walking the dog.

 

 

Novartis loses India patent battle

Posted 4/1/2013 in National

India's Supreme Court on Monday rejected drug maker Novartis AG's attempt to patent an updated version of a cancer drug in a landmark decision that health activists say ensures poor patients around the world will get continued access to cheap versions of lifesaving medicines.

 

 

Philadelphian jumps on tracks to help fallen man

Posted 3/30/2013 in National

The recovering drug addict with a long rap sheet who had just sat down on the bench at a north Philadelphia train station often wondered if he was a good person, and perhaps never considered that anyone thought he was a hero to anybody.

 

 

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