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U.S. vs. European hurricane model: Which is better?

Posted 5/30/2013 in National

When forecasters from the National Weather Service track a hurricane, they use models from several different supercomputers located around the world to create their predictions.

 

 

Oil below $93 ahead of US crude inventory data

Posted 5/30/2013 in National

 

 

Ariz. woman fights drug allegation in Mexico

Posted 5/30/2013 in National

An Arizona mother of seven accused of trying to smuggle marijuana into the U.S. had a court hearing Wednesday where her lawyer pushed for her release from a Mexico prison, saying she was set up.

 

 

Disneyland worker arrested in park blast

Posted 5/30/2013 in National

 

Mom's obesity surgery may help break cycle in kids

Posted 5/29/2013 in National

Obese mothers tend to have kids who become obese. Now provocative research suggests weight-loss surgery may help break that unhealthy cycle in an unexpected way -- by affecting how their children's genes behave.

 

Healthy quintuplets born in Salt Lake hospital

Posted 5/29/2013 in National

A Utah woman gave birth to a healthy set of quintuplets over the weekend with help from a team of eight doctors, one anesthesiologist and dozens of nurses ensuring the mother and the tiny babies survived.

 

 

GOP dilemma: Draw new voters without irking base

Posted 5/29/2013 in National

The Republican Party, having lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections, confronts a dilemma that's easier to describe than to solve: How can it broaden its appeal to up-for-grabs voters without alienating its conservative base?

 

 

Tax overhaul: IRS scandal could lead to changes

Posted 5/29/2013 in National

The Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative political groups has little if anything to do with most everyday taxpayers, but some lawmakers are hoping attention to the budding scandal will swell public and political support for rewriting and simplifying a federal tax code that has undergone some 5,000 changes in the past dozen years.

 

 

Detroit officer on trial in death of girl, 7

Posted 5/29/2013 in National

Police accompanied by a reality TV crew fired a stun grenade through a window as they raided a Detroit home in search of a murder suspect. A gunshot then went off inside, fatally striking a 7-year-old girl in the head while she slept on a couch.

 

 

Rep. Bachmann says she won't run for re-election

Posted 5/29/2013 in National

 

 

Germany's top tabloid to introduce paywall

Posted 5/29/2013 in National

Europe's top-selling newspaper said Monday it will introduce a paywall for part of its online offerings starting next month.

 

 

McCain makes surprise trip to visit Syrian rebels

Posted 5/28/2013 in National

 

 

Sales of camp sites throw Girl Scouts into turmoil

Posted 5/28/2013 in National

 

 

Industry giant GE aims to improve fracking

Posted 5/28/2013 in National

 

 

UK police arrest 10th suspect in soldier's slaying

Posted 5/28/2013 in National

British police arrested a 10th suspect Monday in connection with the vicious street killing of a soldier in London, an apparent Islamic extremist attack that has horrified the country and heightened racial tensions.

 

WWII Marine's diary: A brief look at a brief life

Posted 5/28/2013 in National

Before Cpl. Thomas "Cotton" Jones was killed by a Japanese sniper in the Central Pacific in 1944, he wrote what he called his "last life request" to anyone who might find his diary: Please give it to Laura Mae Davis, the girl he loved.

 

Political landscape changes with improving economy

Posted 5/25/2013 in National

Alleged misbehavior by the Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies gives the GOP something else to talk about and investigate as the economy clearly, if slowly, recovers on President Barack Obama's watch, robbing Republicans of a central argument against Democrats.

 

 

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