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Spanish town's summer advice: Don't skip your siesta

Posted 7/18/2015 in National

The heat is on, and a Spanish town is taking its afternoon siesta seriously.

 

Little known about suspect in fatal shooting of Marines

Posted 7/17/2015 in National

The man who authorities say killed four Marines in an attack on a military recruiting center and another U.S. military site was a 24-year-old, Kuwait-born engineer who had not been on the radar of federal authorities until the bloodshed.

Obama visits prison to call for a fairer justice system

Posted 7/17/2015 in National

Peering from the back seat of his armored black limousine, President Barack Obama rode into a razor wire-surrounded federal prison Thursday and said he met young inmates "who made mistakes that aren't that different than the mistakes I made."

 

TLC cancels '19 Kids and Counting,' plans education push

Posted 7/17/2015 in National

After weeks in limbo stemming from revelations of sexual misconduct by one of its stars, the TLC reality show "19 Kids and Counting" is officially dead.

 

 

'Game of Thrones' earns a leading 24 Emmy Award nominations

Posted 7/17/2015 in National

The Emmys, television's highest-profile awards, could have seized the moment with Thursday's nominations to fully acknowledge the wealth of diverse talent adding to the medium's vibrancy and relevance.

 

 

Jury quickly convicts Colorado theater shooter of murder

Posted 7/17/2015 in National

Colorado theater shooter James Holmes was convicted Thursday in the chilling 2012 attack on defenseless moviegoers at a midnight Batman premiere after jurors swiftly rejected defense arguments that the former graduate student was insane and driven to murder by delusions.

 

 

Obama: No mechanism to revoke Cosby's Medal of Freedom

Posted 7/17/2015 in National

President Barack Obama on Wednesday rejected the idea of revoking Bill Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom because of sexual misconduct allegations.

 

 

Conservatives: IRS could target gay marriage opponents

Posted 7/17/2015 in National

A brief exchange during Supreme Court arguments in the same-sex marriage case has exploded into a full-blown crisis for some conservatives who warn that the IRS could start revoking the tax-exempt status of religious groups that oppose gay marriage.

 

 

Senate OKs revised No Child education law, compromise needed

Posted 7/17/2015 in National

More than a decade after No Child Left Behind established a stronger federal role in public education, the Senate on Thursday approved a rewrite of the much-criticized education law that would return much of that power to the states.

 

 

Judge sets trial for Charleston church shooting suspect

Posted 7/17/2015 in National

The man accused of killing nine people at a church in Charleston last month will stand trial next July, a judge ruled Thursday.

 

 

GOP sees Iran nuclear deal as chance to gain Jewish voters

Posted 7/17/2015 in National

Republicans are trying to seize on President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran and strained ties with Israel's leader to cultivate Jewish voters, reasoning that a small shift in the margins could help them in battleground states like Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

 

 

Congressional panels will probe Planned Parenthood video

Posted 7/16/2015 in National

The searing political conflict over abortion flared anew Wednesday as three Republican-led congressional committees said they will investigate whether Planned Parenthood is selling organs from aborted fetuses.

 

 

Justice Kennedy compares gay marriage uproar to flag burning

Posted 7/16/2015 in National

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Wednesday likened controversy over the court's decision to allow gay marriage to public reaction over the 1989 ruling that said burning an American flag was protected free speech.

 

 

Colorado rejects pot use for PTSD

Posted 7/16/2015 in National

Colorado is known for pushing boundaries on marijuana, but a recent decision from the state health officials rejecting pot as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder shows the issue is far from settled.

 

 

Probe: Bogus enrollees kept getting 'Obamacare'

Posted 7/16/2015 in National

Phony applicants that investigators signed up last year under President Barack Obama's health care law got automatically re-enrolled for 2015.

 

 

Senate to vote on revision to No Child education law

Posted 7/16/2015 in National

The nation's main education law, long overdue for an overhaul, is headed for a major revision in the Senate.

 

 

Trump campaign sets his personal fortune at $10B

Posted 7/16/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump unveiled new documents Wednesday setting his personal fortune at more than $10 billion and his annual income at more than $362 million.

 

 

Has he got a deal for you: Obama eagerly pitching Iran deal

Posted 7/16/2015 in National

Part pitchman, part physics teacher, President Barack Obama is taking on the job of selling the Iran-nuclear deal with the gusto of a salesman who won't take no for an answer.

 

 

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