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Pakistan: 77 militants killed after school massacre

Posted 12/19/2014 in National

Pakistani warplanes and ground forces killed at least 77 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border.

 

Tsarnaev appears in court for first time since 2013

Posted 12/19/2014 in National

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013.

 

 

'Stand your ground' defense fails in Montana trial

Posted 12/18/2014 in National

Just days before he shot to death a 17-year-old German exchange student, Markus Kaarma told hair stylists he had been waiting up to shoot some kids who were burglarizing homes.

 

 

Cubans hope for better future with U.S.-Havana deal

Posted 12/18/2014 in National

Cubans cheered the surprise announcement that their country will restore relations with the United States.

 

 

North Korea-linked Sony cyberattack may be costliest ever

Posted 12/18/2014 in National

The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the most damaging cyberattack ever inflicted on an American business.

 

 

Ax, machete, pill bottles found near rampage suspect

Posted 12/18/2014 in National

Former Marines who served with a man believed to have killed his ex-wife and five of her relatives said he fought constantly with her.

 

 

Freed American endured years of declining health

Posted 12/18/2014 in National

Alan Gross spent five years wasting away in a Cuban prison.

 

 

14 charged in meningitis outbreak that killed 64

Posted 12/18/2014 in National

The co-founders, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians at a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy are accused of using expired ingredients and failing to follow standards for cleanliness.

 

 

AP: Abused kids die as officials fail to protect

Posted 12/18/2014 in National

At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities.

 

 

Can identifying mental illness stop terror attacks?

Posted 12/17/2014 in National

A radical Muslim killed a soldier outside Canada's Parliament. A right-wing extremist opened fire on buildings in Texas' capital and tried to burn down the Mexican Consulate. An Al-Qaida-inspired assailant hacked an off-duty soldier to death in London.

 

 

113th Congress ends with more fights than feats

Posted 12/17/2014 in National

The tempestuous 113th Congress has limped out of Washington for the last time, capping two years of modest and infrequent legislating.

 

 

Ex-Marine's suicide ends rampage, manhunt

Posted 12/17/2014 in National

An ex-Marine's suicide ended a violent rampage that left his ex-wife and five of her relatives dead a week after he lost a custody battle.

 

 

Pakistan school: Devastation where 148 were slain by Taliban

Posted 12/17/2014 in National

The Taliban massacre that killed 148 people, mostly children, at a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan left a scene of heart-wrenching devastation.

 

 

Stronger start for Obama's health law this year

Posted 12/17/2014 in National

Sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law is off to a stronger start this year. But it's not perfect.

 

 

Survey: E-cigs surpass regular cigarettes in teen use

Posted 12/17/2014 in National

Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use survey finds.

 

 

Australia: Siege gunman dropped off watch list

Posted 12/17/2014 in National

A gunman responsible for a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe was once on the national security agency's watch list.

 

 

Why oil is down by half and what it means for you

Posted 12/17/2014 in National

The price of oil has fallen by nearly half in just six months.

 

Search intensifies for Pa. gunman who killed 6

Posted 12/16/2014 in National

A woman who told neighbors she feared her ex-husband would kill her was among six people found fatally shot in three suburban Philadelphia homes.

 

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