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Scientology makes few waves in Israel

Posted 11/8/2012 in National

The Church of Scientology has apparently found one place where its presence doesn't set off alarms, protests and demonstrations, and that place is one of the world's most religiously fraught countries -- Israel.

 

 

Obama, GOP leaders prepare to negotiate budget deal

Posted 11/8/2012 in National

Taking little time to celebrate, President Barack Obama is setting out to leverage his re-election into legislative success in an upcoming showdown with congressional Republicans over taxes, deficits and the impending "fiscal cliff."

 

 

Man to be sentenced for mass shooting in Tucson

Posted 11/8/2012 in National

The man who pleaded guilty in the Arizona shooting rampage will be sentenced Thursday for the attack that left six people dead and wounded former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others.

 

 

Seemingly endless Wis. election cycle eases to end

Posted 11/8/2012 in National

Candidates approving this message have been at it for two years in Wisconsin, along with the robocalls, angry commercials, emails begging for campaign donations and glossy political mail.

 

Obama faces urgent task in second term

Posted 11/7/2012 in National

President Barack Obama faces a new, urgent task now that he has a second term -- working with a status-quo Congress to address an impending financial crisis economists say could plunge the country into further recession if not resolved.

 

Study: Looking old may be a sign of heart risks

Posted 11/7/2012 in National

Want a clue to your risk of heart disease? Look in the mirror.

 

 

Testimony: US soldier knew he killed Afghans

Posted 11/7/2012 in National

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales made a mid-massacre confession, asked for help bleaching his blood-stained clothing and deliberately destroyed his laptop computer, fellow soldiers have testified -- statements that prosecutors say show he knew what he was doing the night 16 civilians were slaughtered in two villages in southern Afghanistan.

 

 

Penn State ex-President Spanier heads to court

Posted 11/7/2012 in National

The criminal case begins against Graham Spanier, the former Penn State president accused of lying during the Jerry Sandusky child molestation case and trying to derail the investigation.

 

 

Engineer: Stove brand in day care fire problematic

Posted 11/7/2012 in National

The brand of stove at the center of a fire at a Texas home day care that killed four children and injured three others has been known to be problematic, an engineering expert told jurors Tuesday in the murder trial of the facility's owner.

 

 

Police: Calif. shooting suspect was 'methodical'

Posted 11/7/2012 in National

Clattering machinery at a chicken-processing plant provided all the cover Lawrence Jones needed to kill two co-workers execution style and wound two others Tuesday, police said.

 

Obama's re-election celebrated around world

Posted 11/7/2012 in National

From his old school in Indonesia to a Japanese beach town that happens to share his name, many around the world cheered President Barack Obama's re-election Wednesday while others said stubborn conflicts and deepening economic and environmental woes will not be helped by his success.

 

Democrats expand Senate grip but fail to win House

Posted 11/7/2012 in National

Democrats strengthened their hold on the Senate but failed Tuesday to recapture the majority in the House of Representatives they lost two years ago.

 

 

Gay marriage, marijuana backed in historic votes

Posted 11/7/2012 in National

Altering the course of U.S social policy, Maine and Maryland became the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote, while Washington state and Colorado set up a showdown with federal authorities by legalizing recreational use of marijuana.

 

 

Obama wins re-election

Posted 11/6/2012 in National

President Barack Obama won re-election Tuesday night despite a fierce challenge from Mitt Romney as well as a weak economy and high unemployment that crimped the middle class dreams of millions.

 

 

Study: Vitamins don't lower heart risks in men

Posted 11/6/2012 in National

Multivitamins might help lower the risk for cancer in healthy older men but do not affect their chances of developing heart disease, new research suggests.

 

 

Stem cells from strangers can repair hearts

Posted 11/6/2012 in National

Researchers are reporting a key advance in using stem cells to repair hearts damaged by heart attacks. In a study, stem cells donated by strangers proved as safe and effective as patients' own cells for helping restore heart tissue.

 

 

Americans face prospect of status quo Congress

Posted 11/6/2012 in National

A barrage of negative ads, more than $2 billion in spending and endless campaign stops all come down to this: Americans likely will elect a Congress as divided as the one they've been ranting about for two years.

 

Utility workers face tasks monumental and mundane during Sandy cleanup

Posted 11/6/2012 in National

For utility crews racing to restore power to residents of this waterfront city that have been sitting in the dark for a week, the task is both mundane and monumental: Clean a bunch of gunk off electrical equipment with rags and cleaning spray.

 

Gay marriage, marijuana highlight ballots

Posted 11/6/2012 in National

Lady Gaga and Brad Pitt have weighed in on one side, evangelist icon Billy Graham on the other as the four-state showdown over same-sex marriage reaches its Election Day conclusion with the potential for a historic breakthrough.

 

China hauls away activists in crackdown

Posted 11/6/2012 in National

During her 30-hour train journey to Beijing, Wang Xiulan ducked into bathrooms whenever the conductors checked IDs. Later, as she lay low in the outskirts of the capital, unidentified men caught her in a nighttime raid and hauled her to a police station. She assumed a fake identity to get away, and is now in hiding again.

 

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