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1 fatally shot at Texas Southern University housing complex

Posted 10/10/2015 in National

A student was killed and another person was wounded during a shooting outside a Texas Southern University student-housing complex on Friday, and police have detained two men for questioning, authorities said.



Attorney: Army officer recommends no jail time for Bowe Bergdahl

Posted 10/10/2015 in National

An Army officer is recommending that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl face a lower-level court martial and be spared the possibility of jail time for leaving his post in Afghanistan, his lawyer said Saturday.



Strong emotions as Obama visits grieving town

Posted 10/10/2015 in National

Gun-rights activists and others gave voice to strong emotions when President Barack Obama came to meet privately with grieving families whose loved ones were killed on a college campus in Roseburg, Oregon.



Knowing what to do if shooting starts still hazy at colleges

Posted 10/10/2015 in National

Eight years after the Virginia Tech massacre led to tighter security at colleges across the U.S., some schools make "active shooter" training mandatory for incoming students, while others offer little more than brief online guidance on what to do if there's a gunman on the loose, a review by The Associated Press finds.



Reports say officer's shooting of Tamir Rice justified

Posted 10/10/2015 in National

A white Cleveland police officer was justified in fatally shooting a black 12-year-old boy holding a pellet gun moments after pulling up beside him, according to two outside reviews conducted at the request of the prosecutor investigating the death.



Black men call for change at Million Man March anniversary

Posted 10/10/2015 in National

Black men from around the nation returned to the National Mall to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March and call for changes in policing and in black communities.


GOP in tumult after McCarthy's withdrawal from speaker race

Posted 10/9/2015 in National

Jolted by political lighting for the second time in two weeks, House Republicans are staring at turmoil and uncertainty after Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's astonishing decision to abandon his campaign to become the chamber's next speaker.

Prudhomme, Louisiana chef who popularized Cajun food, dies at 75

Posted 10/9/2015 in National

Paul Prudhomme, the Cajun who popularized spicy Louisiana cuisine and became one of the first American restaurant chefs to achieve worldwide fame, died Thursday. He was 75.


Netflix raising US price for most popular video plan by $1

Posted 10/9/2015 in National

Netflix is raising the price of its Internet video service by $1 for new customers in the U.S., Canada and some Latin America countries to help cover its escalating costs for shows such as "House of Cards" and other original programming.



US airman stabbed months after thwarting train attack

Posted 10/9/2015 in National

Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, hailed as a hero after he was severely cut while helping stop a terror attack on a French train in August, was repeatedly stabbed in what police said was an alcohol-fueled, late-night brawl in a Sacramento nightclub district.



Trade deal, Keystone open Clinton to flip-flop charges

Posted 10/9/2015 in National

Martin O'Malley was blunt when he learned Hillary Rodham Clinton had announced her opposition to a Pacific Rim trade deal. "Wow, that's a reversal," he told reporters minutes after Clinton announced her shift.



Sanders' debate mantra: Let Bernie be Bernie

Posted 10/9/2015 in National

There are no image consultants, no mock stages and no body language coaches.



Rubio's presidential bid boosted by secret-money commercials

Posted 10/9/2015 in National

Voters are beginning to learn about Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio.


House GOP to vote for new speaker, but won't be last word

Posted 10/8/2015 in National

Divided House Republicans are meeting to vote on a new speaker as the front-runner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, faces a fresh challenge from the hard-line conservatives who forced outgoing Speaker John Boehner to resign.


Clinton opposes Pacific trade deal in major break with Obama

Posted 10/8/2015 in National

Hillary Rodham Clinton declared her opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade accord on Wednesday, marking her most significant break with President Barack Obama and the policies she once promoted as his chief diplomat.



Senate OKs massive defense bill, sends measure to Obama

Posted 10/8/2015 in National

Congress on Wednesday sent President Barack Obama a sweeping $612 billion defense policy bill that he has threatened to veto over an ongoing battle between Democrats and Republicans about government spending.



Florida struggling with Bush's Common Core legacy

Posted 10/8/2015 in National

Jeb Bush's signature achievement in education policy as Florida governor may be at risk of coming apart.



Oregon gunman killed himself after police wounded him

Posted 10/8/2015 in National

The gunman who fatally shot nine people at an Oregon community college last week killed himself in front of his victims after two police officers wounded him, authorities said Wednesday.



Thousands of drug inmates approved for early prison release

Posted 10/7/2015 in National

Drug criminals once described by prosecutors as unrepentant repeat offenders are among those poised to benefit from new sentencing guidelines that are shrinking punishments for thousands of federal prisoners.



AP: Gov't health insurance website getting upgrades

Posted 10/7/2015 in National

Consumers shopping on the government's health insurance website should find it easier this year to get basic questions answered about their doctors, medications and costs, according to an internal government document.



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