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Former Nev. lawmaker arrested after freeway chase

Posted 3/30/2013 in National

Police chased a former lawmaker on a freeway between Las Vegas and Los Angeles and arrested him at gunpoint following a struggle, hours after he became the first person ever expelled from the Nevada Legislature.

 

Man, 86, gets probation in mercy killing

Posted 3/30/2013 in National

There was no doubt 86-year-old George Sanders killed his ailing wife. Yet everyone in the small Arizona courtroom -- the prosecutor, the judge and even the couple's family members -- agreed it was a time for compassion, not punishment.

 

 

Neither party has cash for student loan rate fix

Posted 3/29/2013 in National

Incoming college freshmen could end up paying $5,000 more for the same student loans their older siblings have if Congress doesn't stop interest rates from doubling.

 

After 40 years, Vietnam memories still strong

Posted 3/29/2013 in National

The last U.S. combat troops left Vietnam 40 years ago today, and the date holds great meaning for many who fought the war, protested it or otherwise lived it.

Pope washes women's feet in break with church law

Posted 3/29/2013 in National

In his most significant break with tradition yet, Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of two young women at a juvenile detention center -- a surprising departure from church rules that restrict the Holy Thursday ritual to men.

 

Christians mark Jesus' crucifixion on Good Friday

Posted 3/29/2013 in National

Hundreds of Christians streamed through the cobblestone alleyways of Jerusalem's Old City today, hoisting wooden crosses and chanting prayers to mark the crucifixion of Jesus.

 

 

GOP moves to catch up with Democrats on technology

Posted 3/28/2013 in National

Republicans are moving aggressively to repair their technological shortcomings from the 2012 election, opening a new tech race to counter a glaring weakness against President Barack Obama.

 

 

New book shares insights from Steve Jobs' first boss

Posted 3/28/2013 in National

When Steve Jobs adopted "think different" as Apple's mantra in the late 1990s, the company's ads featured Albert Einstein, Bob Dylan, Amelia Earhart and a constellation of other starry-eyed oddballs who reshaped society.

 

 

Tax return lobby fights effort to offer Return-free filing program

Posted 3/28/2013 in National

Imagine filing your income taxes in five minutes -- and for free. You'd open up a pre-filled return, see what the government thinks you owe, make any needed changes and be done. The miserable annual IRS shuffle, gone.

 

 

Gun control backers struggle to win some Democrats

Posted 3/28/2013 in National

 

 

Nelson Mandela in hospital with lung infection

Posted 3/28/2013 in National

 

Court's ruling won't end debate over gay marriage

Posted 3/28/2013 in National

However the Supreme Court rules after its landmark hearings on same-sex marriage, the issue seems certain to divide Americans and states for many years to come.

 

Colo. theater shooting suspect offers plea

Posted 3/28/2013 in National

Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes has offered to plead guilty and serve the rest of his life in prison to avoid the death penalty -- a deal that would bring a swift end to the sometimes wrenching courtroom battle and circumvent a prolonged debate over his sanity.

 

 

Charges: Pa. man bagged deer in Walmart parking lot

Posted 3/28/2013 in National

 

Study: Obama health care program boosts costs by 32%

Posted 3/27/2013 in National

Insurance companies will have to pay out an average of 32 percent more for medical claims on individual health policies under President Barack Obama's overhaul, the nation's leading group of financial risk analysts has estimated.

 

High court hears case on federal benefits for gays

Posted 3/27/2013 in National

In the second of back-to-back gay marriage cases, the Supreme Court is turning to a constitutional challenge to the law that prevents legally married gay Americans from collecting federal benefits generally available to straight married couples.

 

 

United States eyes anti-piracy effort along west Africa coast

Posted 3/27/2013 in National

The U.S. and some of its allies are considering plans to increase anti-piracy operations along Africa's west coast, spurred on by concerns that money from the attacks is funding a Nigerian-based insurgent group that is linked to one of al-Qaida's most dangerous affiliates.

 

 

$338M lottery winner feels 'pure joy' uncertainty

Posted 3/27/2013 in National

A New Jersey man feels "pure joy" at winning a $338 million Powerball jackpot but has no idea what he will do with the money -- except buy a car, to replace his feet as his primary mode of transportation, he said.

 

Obama gives Secret Service its first female director

Posted 3/27/2013 in National

President Barack Obama on Tuesday named veteran Secret Service agent Julia Pierson as the agency's first female director, signaling his desire to change the culture at the male-dominated service, which has been marred by scandal.

 

Petraeus: Sorry for affair that led to resignation

Posted 3/27/2013 in National

 

 

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