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U.S.: Militants use beheadings to make up for losses

Posted 10/4/2014 in National

For months, Islamic State militants rampaged across Syria and Iraq, seizing cities, taking hostages and terrorizing all who dared to confront them.

 

 

Infection has news outlets looking at risks

Posted 10/4/2014 in National

For media covering the spread of Ebola in West Africa, the infection of a cameraman who works for NBC offers both a reason to emphasize precaution and to continue to bear witness.

 

 

Loose crabs in cargo hold delay New York flight

Posted 10/4/2014 in National

If passengers on a delayed flight from New York to Charlotte, North Carolina, got a bit crabby, no one could really say they were being too shellfish.

 

 

Health officials: U.S. well-equipped to stop Ebola

Posted 10/4/2014 in National

The Obama administration is seeking to allay fear about the single confirmed case of Ebola in the United States, saying that despite some initial missteps the health care system is doing what needs to be done to prevent an outbreak.

 

 

GOP seizes on Obama comment about his policies

Posted 10/4/2014 in National

President Barack Obama gave Republicans a gift of sorts by confirming their midterm election narrative that next month's balloting is a referendum on his policies.

 

 

Judge orders release of Guantanamo videos

Posted 10/4/2014 in National

A federal judge on Friday ordered the public release of 28 videotapes of a hunger-striking Guantanamo Bay prisoner strike being forcibly removed from his cell and force-fed.

 

 

UVa kidnap suspect: 'Gentle giant' or predator?

Posted 10/4/2014 in National

Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. was the kind of guy who would bust your lip, then regretfully drive you to the hospital.

 

 

Secret Service scandal sparks rare Capitol Hill bipartisanship

Posted 10/3/2014 in National

The scandal that's rocked the once-proud Secret Service and raised questions about the president's safety has also produced rare bipartisan unity on Capitol Hill.

 

 

Police look at cold cases after arrest in Virginia

Posted 10/3/2014 in National

Authorities are taking a fresh look at unsolved rape, murder and missing persons cases after a man was charged in the abduction of a University of Virginia student who vanished about three weeks ago.

 

 

Romney's in demand as Republicans' future unclear

Posted 10/3/2014 in National

Almost two years after his Election Day drubbing, Mitt Romney is the Republican man in demand.

 

Israel on alert as Jewish, Muslim holiday coincide

Posted 10/3/2014 in National

Israeli police were on high alert today to avert possible clashes as Jews and Muslims prepare to observe their faith's major holidays of Yom Kippur and Eid al-Adha, which overlap this year for the first time in more than three decades.

 

NBC cameraman tests positive for Ebola in Liberia

Posted 10/3/2014 in National

An American cameraman helping to cover the Ebola outbreak in Liberia for NBC News has tested positive for the virus and will be flown back to the United States for treatment.

 

'Real Housewives' stars get prison for fraud

Posted 10/3/2014 in National

The married stars of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" are trading the drama of reality TV for prison.

 

Pierson's undoing was quick as support vanished

Posted 10/2/2014 in National

One lesson from Julia Pierson's short tenure as director of the agency that protects the first family: The Secret Service can't keep secrets from the president.

 

Minneapolis community fights recruiters for jihad

Posted 10/2/2014 in National

Every evening after work, Abdirizak Bihi strolls through neighborhood parks where young Somalis shoot hoops and play soccer. He tells jokes, urges them to clean up their trash and even grabs the basketball to take a few shots.

 

Civilian casualty standard eased in Iraq, Syria

Posted 10/2/2014 in National

President Barack Obama announced in May 2013 that no lethal strike against a terrorist would be authorized without "near-certainty that no civilians will be killed or injured."

 

 

Gov't website for doctor payments not up to snuff

Posted 10/2/2014 in National

Although it's called "Open Payments," the government's new website doesn't make it easy to find out whether your doctor is getting freebies, travel or other financial benefits from drug companies and medical device manufacturers.

 

 

Tourism down in Pennsylvania manhunt zone

Posted 10/2/2014 in National

For a region so dependent on tourism, the headline could scarcely be worse: A survivalist charged with ambushing a Pennsylvania State Police barracks eludes hundreds of law enforcement officials pursuing him in the woods.

 

 

Man with Ebola flew roundabout trip to U.S.

Posted 10/2/2014 in National

The first reported case of Ebola in the United States is spooking airline investors and raising the prospect that some frightened travelers might stay home despite repeated reassurances from public-health experts.

 

 

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