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Japanese leader Abe stops short of apology for World War II

Posted 8/14/2015 in National

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe acknowledged Friday that Japan had inflicted "immeasurable damage and suffering" on innocent people in World War II, but stopped short of apologizing in a statement marking the 70th anniversary of the country's surrender.



FAA: Pilot reports of drone sightings more than double

Posted 8/14/2015 in National

Pilot reports of drone sightings so far this year are more than double last year, government regulators say, raising concern about the potential for a deadly collision.



Hottest ticket in Washington? It's for the pope at Capitol

Posted 8/14/2015 in National

Rep. Peter Welch's sister, Maureen, had better intelligence than the five-term Vermont congressman about Pope Francis' upcoming trip to the United States and his historic address to Congress.



Dems undeclared on Iran deal heed voters, not August ads

Posted 8/14/2015 in National

It was supposed to be a long and uncomfortable August for Democrats undecided about President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran, but so far the political heat brought on by opponents of the much-contested accord is more of a simmer than a rolling boil.



Rubio slams Obama's outreach to Iran and Cuba

Posted 8/14/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio is slamming President Barak Obama's outreach to Iran and Cuba, calling his diplomacy with the two nations evidence of "every flawed strategic, moral and economic notion" that has driven his foreign policy.



AP-NORC Poll: Terror tops Americans' foreign policy concerns

Posted 8/14/2015 in National

Few Americans want to see the United States take a more active approach to foreign policy, but the vast majority thinks it may be appropriate to take military action to achieve at least some goals in international affairs, according to a new poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.



Harvard student loses Facebook gig for app that shows flaws

Posted 8/14/2015 in National

A Harvard University student says he lost his internship at Facebook after he launched a browser application from his dorm room that exploited privacy flaws on the company's mobile messenger.



Are there signs of Kardashian Fatigue? Ask John Brown

Posted 8/14/2015 in National

Blame the bunny. Kylie Jenner's new bunny, to be exact.


Jimmy Carter says he has cancer, revealed by recent surgery

Posted 8/13/2015 in National

Former President Jimmy Carter, who at age 90 still travels the world supporting the humanitarian endeavors that have consumed his time in the decades since he left office, announced Wednesday he has cancer that has spread to other parts of his body.


Can super PAC support save cash-strapped Perry bid?

Posted 8/12/2015 in National

Rick Perry has raised so little money for his second-chance presidential bid that he's stopped paying his campaign staffers, the kind of cash crisis that could normally sink a candidate.



Bush: US may need more troops in Iraq to beat Islamic State

Posted 8/12/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Tuesday the U.S. may need to send more ground troops into Iraq to defeat Islamic State militants, but he stopped short of saying how many as he outlined his strategy for combating a threat that's "spreading like a pandemic."


Trump bombast overshadows GOP challenges with women

Posted 8/12/2015 in National

When Jeb Bush said he wasn't sure the country needs to spend "a half billion dollars for women's health issues," many viewed the remark as a gaffe and the Republican candidate for president rushed to clean it up.


Texas chief fires officer who killed college student

Posted 8/12/2015 in National

An unarmed college football player tried to smash through a locked glass door in a North Texas car dealership showroom to escape an officer in training but then began advancing toward the officer before he was fatally shot, according to the Arlington police chief.



AP: Air traffic controller study shows chronic fatigue

Posted 8/12/2015 in National

A study the government kept secret for years says that air traffic controllers' work schedules often lead to chronic fatigue, making them less alert and endangering the safety of the national air traffic system.



FDA issues warning over Kim Kardashian's drug promotions

Posted 8/12/2015 in National

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is no stranger to criticism, having spent the better part of the last decade in the public eye.



Prisoners say they were beaten after pair escaped

Posted 8/12/2015 in National

Inmates who knew the two convicted killers who escaped from a maximum-security prison in northern New York reported beatings by guards trying to determine where the pair went, according to a legal services group.



Keystone XL review drags on 5 times longer than average

Posted 8/12/2015 in National

For six and a half years, the White House has had a quick comeback to questions about its yet-to-be-announced decision on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline: Talk to the State Department.



Recording of MLK's 1st 'I Have a Dream' speech discovered

Posted 8/12/2015 in National

Before the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech to hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Washington in 1963, he fine-tuned his civil rights message before a much smaller audience in North Carolina.



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