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Judge rules 'affluenza' teen can stay in juvenile facility

Posted 1/30/2016 in National

The Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck won't be moved to an adult jail as he awaits a hearing to determine whether his case will be transferred to adult court, where he could face time behind bars, a judge ruled Friday.



Remaining occupiers of refuge remain watchful

Posted 1/30/2016 in National

Four people occupying an Oregon wildlife refuge continued to hold their position Saturday and posted live videos that reveal their hyper-vigilance against federal officials who may try to move them out, while 11 others who were arrested this week remained in custody.



Obama forced again to rethink troop numbers in Afghanistan

Posted 1/30/2016 in National

Fifteen years into the war that few Americans talk about any more, conditions in Afghanistan are getting worse, preventing the clean ending that President Barack Obama hoped to impose before leaving office.


GOP rivals mock Trump, try to make the most of his absence

Posted 1/29/2016 in National

Absent Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidates strained to take advantage of a rare opportunity to step out of the front-runner's shadow in Thursday night's debate -- a staid, policy-heavy contest that offered a glimpse of what the GOP contest might have been without the unpredictable businessman.


In Iowa push, Sanders expands criticism of Clinton's record

Posted 1/29/2016 in National

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders ramped up his criticism of Hillary Clinton's ties to Wall Street and history of evolving on issues, seeking an upset victory in Monday's first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses.


Trump holds his own event as rivals debate

Posted 1/29/2016 in National

As his rivals made their final case to voters ahead of Iowa's kickoff caucuses, Donald Trump was headlining a show of his own.

For the world's most scrutinized body, Barbie has a new look

Posted 1/29/2016 in National

Poor Barbie. She had plastic surgery to become more socially acceptable. But a lot of her critics still don't like her.


Want to feel better? Move to Hawaii, Alaska

Posted 1/29/2016 in National

If you want to improve your sense of well-being, leave the Lower 48.



Pentagon chief seeks to improve family leave, child care

Posted 1/29/2016 in National

Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday unveiled a series of family-friendly proposals for the military that would increase parental leave, child care and health care coverage to bolster efforts to recruit and retain high-quality service members.


FBI shows video of Tuesday shooting of Oregon occupier

Posted 1/29/2016 in National

A video showing the shooting death of an occupier of an Oregon wildlife refuge appears to show the man reaching into his jacket before he fell into the snow. The FBI said the man had a loaded gun in his pocket.


Debate feud injects fresh chaos into GOP primary

Posted 1/28/2016 in National

An explosive feud between Donald Trump and Fox News Channel is overshadowing the final sprint to Iowa's presidential caucuses, injecting a new sense of chaos into the 2016 Republican contest.


30 years since Challenger: New voice at astronauts' memorial

Posted 1/28/2016 in National

As families of the lost Challenger astronauts gather with NASA to mark the space shuttle accident's 30th anniversary, there's a new voice to address the crowd.


Cruz looks to shore up support among Iowa evangelicals

Posted 1/28/2016 in National

In Iowa, the evangelical vote can make or break a campaign -- which is why both Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are battling over support from the most conservative voters, as the race heats up ahead of the state's leadoff caucus.



Obama, Sanders at the White House: Nice chat but that's all

Posted 1/28/2016 in National

President Barack Obama and his aides have said a lot of nice things about Bernie Sanders, but not this one: He's ready to be president.



Trump refuses to debate; calls Fox's Kelly 'a lightweight'

Posted 1/27/2016 in National

Donald Trump on Tuesday bowed out of the final Republican presidential debate before the leadoff Iowa caucuses, saying Fox News moderator Megyn Kelly is "a lightweight."


Cleveland firing 6 officers involved in 137-shot barrage

Posted 1/27/2016 in National

Cleveland officials said Tuesday they're firing six police officers involved in a 137-shot barrage that killed two unarmed black people after a high-speed chase.


Arrests of Oregon standoff leaders leaves one dead

Posted 1/27/2016 in National

Federal and state law officers arrested the leaders of an armed group occupying a national wildlife refuge, during a traffic stop along a highway in Oregon's frozen high country that prompted gunfire and left one man dead.



Pair behind Planned Parenthood videos indicted in Texas

Posted 1/26/2016 in National

Two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos alleging Planned Parenthood illegally sold fetal tissue to researchers for a profit face criminal charges in Texas from a grand jury that also found no wrongdoing by the abortion provider.



Obama has plan to expand access to retirement accounts

Posted 1/26/2016 in National

President Barack Obama will pitch some new proposals to expand access to retirement savings accounts and revisit some old ones when issuing his budget next month.



Billionaire donors helped Cruz rise in presidential bid

Posted 1/26/2016 in National

Four of America's wealthiest businessmen laid the foundation for Ted Cruz's now-surging Republican presidential campaign and have redefined the role of political donors.



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