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Sheriff: Knife attack at Texas college was random

Posted 4/11/2013 in National

A man accused of stabbing more than a dozen people at a suburban Houston community college chose his victims at random, authorities said Wednesday, going from one floor to another as he used a razor utility knife to slice people in the neck and face.

 

Firefighters 'relieved' hostage ordeal is over

Posted 4/11/2013 in National

 

 

Post office retreats on eliminating Saturday mail delivery

Posted 4/11/2013 in National

The financially beleaguered Postal Service backpedaled on its plan to end Saturday mail delivery, conceding Wednesday that its gamble to compel congressional approval had failed.

 

 

Hermit living in wild for 27 years arrested

Posted 4/11/2013 in National

A man who lived like a hermit for decades in a makeshift camp in the woods and may be responsible for more than 1,000 burglaries for food and other staples has been caught in a surveillance trap at a camp he treated as a "Walmart," authorities said Wednesday.

 

 

Federal budget cuts ground Air Force aircraft

Posted 4/10/2013 in National

 

Obama sends Congress $3.77 trillion spending plan

Posted 4/10/2013 in National

President Barack Obama is sending Congress a $3.77 trillion spending blueprint that seeks to achieve an elusive "grand bargain" to tame runaway deficits by raising taxes further on the wealthy and trimming popular benefit programs such as Social Security.

 

Republicans try to improve party's future

Posted 4/10/2013 in National

National Republican leaders made waves recently with a dim view of the party's future if it fails to expand its core support beyond white males and social conservatives.

 

 

Energy Dept. pick backs natural gas 'revolution'

Posted 4/10/2013 in National

President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Energy Department pledged to increase use of natural gas Tuesday as a way to combat climate change even as the nation seeks to boost domestic energy production.

 

Man stabs 14 at Texas college

Posted 4/10/2013 in National

Dylan Quick was a shy young man who took out the trash and gardened with his parents, neighbors thought. That image was shattered Tuesday when police accused the 20-year-old of going on a rampage with a knife at a suburban Houston community college and said he later told them he had fantasized for years about stabbing people to death.

 

Spelling Bee kids will now have to know word definitions

Posted 4/10/2013 in National

 

 

Will typing follow cursive out of the classroom?

Posted 4/10/2013 in National

 

 

IRS takes steps to combat identity theft

Posted 4/10/2013 in National

The 2014 budget proposal to be released by the White House on Wednesday will include new steps to combat what the Internal Revenue Service says is an exponential growth in tax refund-related identity theft.

 

 

Admiral says U.S. ready if North Korea strikes

Posted 4/10/2013 in National

U.S. defenses could intercept a ballistic missile launched by North Korea if it decides to strike, the top American military commander in the Pacific said Tuesday, as the relationship between the West and the communist government hit its lowest ebb since the end of the Korean War.

 

 

Stephen Colbert lures Bill Clinton to Twitter

Posted 4/10/2013 in National

 

Obama says he's 'determined as ever' for gun bill

Posted 4/9/2013 in National

With time running out on the chance to pass gun control legislation, President Barack Obama on Monday warned Congress not to use delaying tactics against tighter regulations and told families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims that he's "determined as ever" to honor their children with tougher laws.

 

Investigation begins after two children die in N.C. pit collapse

Posted 4/9/2013 in National

It was common knowledge around a rural North Carolina neighborhood that Jordan Arwood was digging a two-story-deep pit on his property. Some said it was for a bunker and warned their children to stay out of it.

 

 

Thirteen people killed in shooting spree in Serbia

Posted 4/9/2013 in National

A 60-year-old veteran gunned down 13 people in Serbia, including a baby, in a pre-dawn house-to-house rampage Tuesday before trying to kill himself and his wife, police and hospital officials said.

 

 

FDA approves return of drug for morning sickness

Posted 4/9/2013 in National

Talk about a comeback: A treatment pulled off the market 30 years ago has won Food and Drug Administration approval again as the only drug specifically designated to treat morning sickness. That long-ago safety scare, prompted by hundreds of lawsuits claiming birth defects, proved to be a false alarm.

 

 

North Korea urges foreigners to vacate South Korea

Posted 4/9/2013 in National

North Korea on Tuesday urged all foreign companies and tourists in South Korea to evacuate, saying the two countries are on the verge of nuclear war. The new threat appeared to be an attempt to keep the region on tenterhooks over its intentions.

 

 

FDA taking a new look at robot surgeons

Posted 4/9/2013 in National

 

 

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