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Q&A: Should mom be charged in son's encounter with gorilla?

Posted 6/2/2016 in National

The killing of a 400-pound gorilla to save a little boy who had slipped into the animal's enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo has triggered outrage, second-guessing and a police investigation into whether the youngster's family did anything wrong.

 

 

Futuristic Dubai office showcases 3-D printing's potential

Posted 6/2/2016 in National

There are office printers that spit out documents and others that always seem to jam. And then there those that make the office itself.

 

 

Poll: People unsure about ability to pay for long-term care

Posted 6/1/2016 in National

Demand for long-term care is expected to increase as the nation ages, but the majority of Americans 40 and older lack confidence in their ability to pay for it.

 

 

Woman pulls casket for miles for mental health awareness

Posted 6/1/2016 in National

A woman is walking 80 miles while pulling a casket from her home to the state Capitol to raise awareness of mental health issues, including suicide and addiction.

 

 

UN: Sex transmission of Zika more common than first thought

Posted 6/1/2016 in National

The U.N. health agency says sexual transmission of Zika is more common than first thought. It is updating its advice to women who have been in areas hit by the virus, telling them to wait even longer to conceive.

 

 

Documents show aggressive sales tactics at Trump University

Posted 6/1/2016 in National

Trump University gave employees detailed instructions on how to entice people to enroll in its real estate seminars, from targeting people making at least $90,000 a year and choosing words of flattery that are most persuasive to picking music for the gatherings -- The O'Jays' "For the Love of Money."

 

 

N. Korea's media praise Trump talk about US troops

Posted 6/1/2016 in National

Donald Trump appears to be finding some friends in North Korea.

 

 

Testy Trump takes his war with the press to a new level

Posted 6/1/2016 in National

Donald Trump's heated war with the media reached new heights as he turned the brag-worthy feat of raising $5.6 million for veterans' charities into a sparring match with reporters pressing him on the issue.

 

 

Police investigating parents of boy rescued from gorilla

Posted 6/1/2016 in National

Police said Tuesday they are investigating the parents of the 3-year-old boy who fell into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo and had to be rescued by a team that shot the 400-pound animal to death.

 

 

Government report: Airports need more help keeping intruders out

Posted 6/1/2016 in National

While intruders routinely breach the security fences protecting runways and planes at U.S. airports, the federal Transportation Security Administration is not keeping up with the threat or doing enough to help airports identify their vulnerabilities, according to a government report released Tuesday.

 

 

Probation for man who threw alligator into drive-thru

Posted 6/1/2016 in National

A Florida man who threw an alligator through a drive-thru window was sentenced to a year of probation after throwing himself at the mercy of the court.

 

 

Police departments begin to reward restraint tactics

Posted 6/1/2016 in National

A few police agencies in the U.S. have begun rewarding officers for showing restraint in the line of duty, putting the tactic on par with bravery.

 

 

Goodbye, empty nest: Millennials staying longer with parents

Posted 5/31/2016 in National

Many of America's young adults appear to be in no hurry to move out of their old bedrooms.

 

 

Cincinnati Zoo director defends killing gorilla to save boy

Posted 5/31/2016 in National

The Cincinnati Zoo's director on Monday defended the decision to kill a gorilla to protect a 4-year-old boy who entered its exhibit, noting it's easy to second-guess after the child was recovered safely.

 

 

Inside the origins of Trump's high-octane Twitter account

Posted 5/31/2016 in National

Peter Costanzo is the man who helped turn Donald Trump into @RealDonaldTrump.

 

 

AP-NORC poll: Americans want nomination system changed

Posted 5/31/2016 in National

Bernie Sanders' pitch for changing the way presidential candidates are chosen appears to have broad public support.

 

 

Many opt to take Social Security before full retirement age

Posted 5/31/2016 in National

Taking Social Security benefits early comes with a price, yet more than 4 in 10 Americans who are 50 and over say they'll dip into the program before reaching full retirement age.

 

 

Obama marks Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery

Posted 5/31/2016 in National

President Barack Obama challenged Americans on Memorial Day to fill the silence from those who died serving their country with love and support for families of the fallen, "not just with words but with our actions."

 

 

Pakistani driver's family presses charges over drone hit

Posted 5/31/2016 in National

The family of a driver who was killed alongside Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan has filed a case against U.S. officials, seeking to press murder charges, police said Sunday.

 

 

Teen removed from graduation for wearing African cloth

Posted 5/31/2016 in National

A black teenager says he was escorted out of his high school graduation ceremony in Sacramento by three deputies for refusing to remove his kente cloth, a traditional Ghanaian silk and cotton fabric.

 

 

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