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Tentative trial date set in dismemberment case

Posted 10/16/2014 in National

Both suspects in the 2012 stabbing death and dismemberment of a Bourbon Street strip club dancer are now in Louisiana.

 

Syria-Iraq conflict gets a name: 'Inherent Resolve'

Posted 10/16/2014 in National

It's less punchy than previous nicknames for U.S. conflicts in the Middle East --remember Operation Desert Storm?

 

 

Bail bid dropped for boy in killing of 90-year-old

Posted 10/16/2014 in National

A 10-year-old boy charged with fatally beating a 90-year-old woman remained in adult prison Wednesday after his lawyer withdrew a request for bail, saying his family isn't ready to have him released into their custody.

 

 

Modest response by donors thus far to crisis

Posted 10/16/2014 in National

Individual Americans, rich or not, donated generously in response to many recent international disasters.

 

 

Nurses in safety gear got Ebola, why wouldn't you?

Posted 10/16/2014 in National

How come nurses wearing protective gear can catch Ebola from a patient?

 

 

Police: Drunken Santa zombie enters home

Posted 10/16/2014 in National

Police have cited a 21-year-old man they say entered a St. Paul home drunk and dressed as a Santa Claus zombie.

 

 

'Real Housewives' star pleads guilty in ID case

Posted 10/16/2014 in National

It took two tries, but when it was over one of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" stars already headed to federal prison for bankruptcy fraud pleaded guilty Wednesday in an unrelated state case involving a bogus driver's license.

 

 

HBO Go-ing away from cable, will stand on its own

Posted 10/16/2014 in National

Next year HBO is cutting the cord and selling its popular streaming video service HBO Go as a stand-alone product.

 

 

EPA approves new weed killer for engineered crops

Posted 10/16/2014 in National

The Environmental Protection Agency has approved a new version of a popular weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans.

 

Kurds holding their own against IS militants in Syria

Posted 10/16/2014 in National

Intensified U.S.-led airstrikes and a determined Kurdish military force on the ground appear to have had some success in halting advances by Islamic State fighters.

 

Record number of black candidates seeking office

Posted 10/15/2014 in National

More than 100 black candidates will be on the ballot in statewide and congressional races next month.

 

 

Texas department: Second person tests positive for Ebola

Posted 10/15/2014 in National

A second health care worker at a Dallas hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease.

 

 

Dallas nurses cite sloppy hospital conditions in Ebola care

Posted 10/15/2014 in National

A Liberian Ebola patient was left in an open area of a Dallas emergency room for hours, and the nurses treating him worked for days without proper protective gear.

 

Plumpest pumpkin: 2,058-pound gourd sets record

Posted 10/15/2014 in National

A gourd weighing 2,058 pounds took first prize and set a new tournament record Monday at an annual pumpkin-weighing contest in Northern California.

Should white mom be paid for brown baby mistake?

Posted 10/14/2014 in National

What is the price of being forced to raise a brown baby?

District of Columbia adds race to debate on legalizing pot

Posted 10/14/2014 in National

A debate over legalizing marijuana in the nation's capital is focusing on the outsized number of arrests of African Americans on minor drug charges.

 

Why drop in oil prices has downside

Posted 10/14/2014 in National

If you're a driver, a shipper or an airline, low oil prices sure feel nice.

 

 

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