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UN: Islamic State group torturing, killing children

Posted 2/5/2015 in National

The United Nations says the Islamic State group is systematically killing, torturing and raping children.

 

 

Lawyers: Evidence shows Saudi Arabia aided 9/11 hijackers

Posted 2/5/2015 in National

Lawyers for victims of the Sept. 11 attacks say they have new evidence that agents of Saudi Arabia "directly and knowingly" helped the hijackers.

 

 

Jordan, shaken by Islamic State killing, executes 2

Posted 2/4/2015 in National

Jordan executed two al-Qaida prisoners before dawn today, just hours after an online video purported to show Islamic State group militants burning a captured Jordanian pilot to death in a cage.

 

Westerners join Kurds fighting Islamic State group in Iraq

Posted 2/4/2015 in National

As Kurdish fighters gathered around a fire in this damp, frigid mountain town in northwestern Iraq, exhausted from battling the Islamic State group, a surprising recruit wearing a tactical vest with the words "Christ is Lord" scribbled on it joined them.

 

Republicans challenge Obama on all fronts

Posted 2/4/2015 in National

Newly empowered congressional Republicans challenged President Barack Obama at both ends of the Capitol on Tuesday.

 

 

Hillary Clinton on vaccines: 'The science is clear'

Posted 2/4/2015 in National

Hillary Rodham Clinton is tweaking Republicans who say vaccinations should be optional, writing on social media that vaccines protect the lives of children.

 

 

Vaccine debate tests first-time White House hopefuls

Posted 2/4/2015 in National

For a pair of first-time presidential hopefuls, the sudden injection of the childhood vaccine debate into the 2016 campaign is a lesson in how unexpected issues can become stumbling blocks.

 

US to destroy its largest remaining chemical weapons cache

Posted 2/4/2015 in National

The United States is about to begin destroying its largest remaining stockpile of chemical-laden artillery shells, marking a milestone in the global campaign to eradicate a debilitating weapon that still creeps into modern wars.

Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil 'forecasts' 6 more weeks of winter

Posted 2/3/2015 in National

The handlers of Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, said Monday the furry rodent has forecast six more weeks of winter.

Groundhog bites Wisconsin mayor's ear during ceremony

Posted 2/3/2015 in National

A mayor in Wisconsin has learned a valuable lesson about his city's weather-predicting critter: Don't get too close.

 

The cost of leaving Islamic State: Death or jail

Posted 2/3/2015 in National

The man stands furtively on a street corner, his face masked by a hoodie, his tense eyes scanning the crowd for any hint of Islamic State militants.

 

 

Slain hostage's 4-year-old tweet embraced on social media

Posted 2/3/2015 in National

Kenji Goto's words, now more than four years old, have taken on a new poignancy.

 

 

Snow delays vote on veterans' suicide bill

Posted 2/3/2015 in National

An expected vote on a Senate bill aimed at reducing a suicide epidemic among military veterans was delayed Monday by a winter storm that walloped the Midwest and Northeast.

 

 

Death toll from GM ignition switches rises to at least 51

Posted 2/3/2015 in National

The families of 51 people who died in crashes caused by faulty ignition switches in small General Motors cars will get payments from a company fund.

 

Cuba publishes first photos of Fidel Castro in 5 months

Posted 2/3/2015 in National

Cuba has published the first photos of Fidel Castro in more than five months, showing the 88-year-old former leader engaged in what appears to be a lively conversation with a university student.

 

The world's problems enter Japan's psyche, again

Posted 2/2/2015 in National

The Japanese, who inhabit one of the safest countries in the world, have been brutally reminded that the world is a dangerous place.

 

 

Japan's leader defends handling of crisis

Posted 2/2/2015 in National

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe defended his policy toward terrorism, as the flag at his official residence flew at half-staff Monday in a mark of mourning for two hostages killed by the Islamic State group.

 

 

Toddler wounds both parents with 1 shot from handgun

Posted 2/2/2015 in National

A 3-year-old boy found a handgun in his mother's purse and fired just one shot that wounded both his parents at an Albuquerque motel on Saturday, police said.

 

 

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