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Lion kills intern at Calif. exotic animal park

Posted 3/7/2013 in National

Authorities are trying to determine what provoked a lion at an exotic animal park in Central California to attack and maul to death a 24-year-old woman, who had been on the job as an intern there for just a few weeks.

 

 

Ads out of closet, into mainstream with gay themes

Posted 3/7/2013 in National

A new TV commercial features a good-looking young woman on a beach vacation lounging next to a good-looking young man. He bemoans the glare on his iPad and she fills him in on the Kindle Paperwhite's sun-friendly screen.

 

 

Cops: No charges after home's refusal to give CPR

Posted 3/7/2013 in National

Police said Wednesday that no criminal charges will be filed after a care worker's attention-grabbing refusal to perform CPR on a resident of a Central California independent-living facility.

 

Furious over sanctions, North Korea vows to nuke US

Posted 3/7/2013 in National

North Korea vowed on Thursday to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States, amplifying its threatening rhetoric hours ahead of a vote by U.N. diplomats on whether to level new sanctions against Pyongyang for its recent nuclear test.

 

More gun laws equal fewer deaths, 50-state study says

Posted 3/7/2013 in National

States with the most gun control laws have the fewest gun-related deaths, according to a study that suggests sheer quantity of measures might make a difference.

 

 

Efforts to avoid gov't shutdown move to Senate

Posted 3/7/2013 in National

Efforts to stave off a late March government shutdown shifted to the Senate after House Republicans swiftly passed legislation to keep federal agencies running, while also easing some of the effects of $85 billion in budget cuts.

 

 

Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan leader, dies at 58

Posted 3/6/2013 in National

resident Hugo Chavez was a former paratroop commander and self-styled "subversive" who waged continual battle for his socialist ideals. He bedeviled the United States and outsmarted his rivals time and again, while using Venezuela's vast oil wealth to his political advantage.

 

Comet making closest approach ever

Posted 3/6/2013 in National

A recently discovered comet is closer than it's ever been to Earth, and stargazers in the Northern Hemisphere finally get to see it.

 

Too much money spent in Iraq for too few results

Posted 3/6/2013 in National

Ten years and $60 billion in American taxpayer funds later, Iraq is still so unstable and broken that even its leaders question whether U.S. efforts to rebuild the war-torn nation were worth the cost.

 

Flyers call knives-on-planes policy 'common sense'

Posted 3/6/2013 in National

Flyers reacted with shrugs but largely agreed with a new policy announced by the Transportation Security Administration that airline passengers will be able to carry small knives and previously forbidden sports equipment on planes.

 

Calif. woman dies after nurse refuses to do CPR

Posted 3/5/2013 in National

A nurse's refusal to give CPR to a dying 87-year-old woman at a California independent living home despite desperate pleas from a 911 dispatcher has prompted outrage and spawned a criminal investigation.

 

 

Pentagon to furlough teachers, cut commissary time

Posted 3/5/2013 in National

The Pentagon will furlough about 15,000 military school teachers and staff around the world because of the automatic budget cuts that took effect last Friday, but spokesman George Little said Monday the department will manage the process so the schools don't lose their accreditation.

 

Biden leads re-enactment of voting rights march

Posted 3/4/2013 in National

The vice president and black leaders commemorating a famous civil rights march on Sunday said efforts to diminish the impact of African-Americans' votes haven't stopped in the years since the 1965 Voting Rights Act added millions to Southern voter rolls.

 

Rogers, founder of Motown group The Miracles, dies

Posted 3/4/2013 in National

Bobby Rogers, a founding member of Motown group The Miracles and a songwriting collaborator with Smokey Robinson, died Sunday at his suburban Detroit home. He was 73.

 

Romney: Heart told him he'd win until he saw Fla.

Posted 3/4/2013 in National

Mitt Romney says his heart said he was going to win the presidency, but when early results came in on election night, he knew it was not to be.

 

Odds against him, Obama still betting on big deal

Posted 3/1/2013 in National

A fiscal deadline all but blown, President Barack Obama says he once again wants to seek a big fiscal deal that would raise taxes and trim billions from expensive and ever growing entitlement programs.

 

The American bumblebee: Disappearing?

Posted 3/1/2013 in National

It's not just honey bees that are in trouble. The fuzzy American bumblebee seems to be disappearing in the Midwest.

 

Army GI says he leaked secrets to spark war debate

Posted 3/1/2013 in National

After almost three years in custody, the Army private accused in the biggest leak of classified material in U.S. history said he did it because he wanted the public to know how the American military was fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with little regard for human life.

 

 

In death, Facebook photos could fade away forever

Posted 3/1/2013 in National

A grieving Oregon mother who battled Facebook for full access to her deceased son's account has been pushing for years for something that would prevent others from losing photos, messages and other memories -- as she did.

 

 

Speedometer top speed often exceeds reality

Posted 3/1/2013 in National

The speedometer on the Toyota Yaris says the tiny car can go 140 miles per hour. In reality, the bulbous subcompact's 106-horsepower engine and automatic transmission can't push it any faster than 109.

 

 

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