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Officer's death causes problems for Arpaio

Posted 6/3/2014 in National

When sheriff's deputy Ramon Charley Armendariz hanged himself, he left behind a house full of questions.

 

 

Obama asks for $1B to boost U.S. military in Europe

Posted 6/3/2014 in National

President Barack Obama called on Congress Tuesday to back a $1 billion effort to boost the U.S. military presence across Europe, as he sought to ease anxiety among NATO allies who are wary of Russia's threatening moves in Ukraine.

 

 

Debate stirs over US-Taliban captive swap

Posted 6/2/2014 in National

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl can expect a buoyant homecoming after five years in Taliban hands, but those in the government who worked for his release face mounting questions over the prisoner swap that won his freedom.

 

NASA to test giant Mars parachute on Earth

Posted 6/2/2014 in National

The skies off the Hawaiian island of Kauai will be a stand-in for Mars as NASA prepares to launch a saucer-shaped vehicle in an experimental flight designed to land heavy loads on the red planet.

Al-Qaida decentralized, but not necessarily weaker

Posted 6/2/2014 in National

Al-Qaida has decentralized, yet it's unclear whether the terrorist network is weaker and less likely to launch a Sept. 11-style attack against the United States, as President Barack Obama says, or remains potent despite the deaths of several leaders.

'Brady Bunch' actress Ann B. Davis died Sunday in Texas

Posted 6/2/2014 in National

Emmy-winning actress Ann B. Davis, who became the country's favorite and most famous housekeeper as the devoted Alice Nelson of "The Brady Bunch," died Sunday at a San Antonio hospital. She was 88.

 

Senate to take up new VA bill after scandal

Posted 6/2/2014 in National

Details of a refashioned bill to address the problems plaguing the federally run veterans' health care system were released Sunday by its sponsor, the chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.

 

 

Man charged with stealing human skin from hospital

Posted 5/31/2014 in National

A medical company sales representative was charged with stealing more than $350,000 worth of human skin over a period of several years.

 

 

Man returns $125,000 that fell from armored truck

Posted 5/31/2014 in National

A Salvation Army worker in California is being rewarded for his decision to return a bag containing $125,000 that fell from an armored truck.

 

 

Cross-country flight diverted after dog poops

Posted 5/31/2014 in National

A cross-country fight had to make an unscheduled landing when a service dog pooped twice in the aisle, sickening passengers with the odor.

 

 

Shinseki exit breaks Obama's crisis mold

Posted 5/31/2014 in National

This was not in the Barack Obama playbook.

 

 

Soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

Posted 5/31/2014 in National

The only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed by the Taliban in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Obama administration officials said Saturday.

 

 

Obama says goodbye to White House press secretary

Posted 5/31/2014 in National

White House press secretary Jay Carney became the news instead of just delivering it Friday, when President Barack Obama unexpectedly interrupted the daily media briefing to announce Carney's resignation after three and a half years as his primary spokesman.

 

 

Barbour faces off with tea party at GOP conference

Posted 5/31/2014 in National

Even as Republicans preach the need for solidarity, divisions between the tea party and the GOP establishment are clear at a national conservative summit.

 

 

Village protests rape, killings of Indian sisters

Posted 5/30/2014 in National

Two teenage sisters in rural India were raped and killed by attackers who hung their bodies from a mango tree, which became the scene of a silent protest by villagers angry about alleged police inaction in the case. Two of the four men arrested so far are police officers.

 

 

41 charged in scam involving dead deer

Posted 5/30/2014 in National

Forty-one people in Philadelphia are facing charges in what prosecutors call an elaborate insurance fraud scheme that used dead deer to fake car accidents.

 

Police knew but didn't view Elliot Rodger videos

Posted 5/30/2014 in National

Law officers who visited Elliot Rodger three weeks before he killed six college students near a Santa Barbara university were aware that he had posted disturbing videos but didn't watch them, and they didn't know about his final video detailing his "Day of Retribution" until after the deadly rampage, officials said.

 

Grieving father takes center stage in gun control debate

Posted 5/30/2014 in National

Richard Martinez says he never set out to be a face of the gun-control movement and has no interest in taking deer rifles and shotguns from the hands of hunters. After all, he used to be one.

 

 

Pakistan: Slain woman's husband killed first wife

Posted 5/30/2014 in National

The husband of a woman stoned to death in Pakistan killed his first wife four years ago, police and relatives said Thursday, a shocking twist both showing how complicated justice can be and how dangerous life is for women in the country.

 

 

Abortion doctors restrictions take root

Posted 5/30/2014 in National

From Texas to Alabama, laws are being enacted that would greatly restrict access to abortion, forcing many women to travel hundreds of miles to find a clinic. The laws, requiring abortion doctors to have privileges to admit patients to local hospitals, could have a profound impact on women in poor and rural sections of the Bible Belt.

 

 

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