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Gun sales surge ahead of grand jury's Ferguson decision

Posted 11/19/2014 in National

Some suburban St. Louis gun dealers have been doing brisk business, particularly among first-time buyers, as fearful residents await a grand jury's decision on whether to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.

 

No date for Islamic State war vote as Congress waits on Obama

Posted 11/19/2014 in National

Congressional authorization of the U.S. war against Islamic State extremists has gone nowhere in two weeks since President Barack Obama vowed to coordinate with lawmakers on a stronger legal basis for military action, prompting growing frustration with the White House.

 

 

Some in House reject GOP warning against shutdown

Posted 11/19/2014 in National

Top Republicans say two things are clear: Last year's government shutdown hurt the party. And Republicans must not let the president's pending immigration action bait them into a repeat.

 

 

Republicans: Keystone pipeline down, but not out

Posted 11/19/2014 in National

Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising the new Republican majority will quickly resurrect Keystone XL pipeline legislation killed by Democrats.

 

 

Model-TV host Dickinson accuses Cosby of assault

Posted 11/19/2014 in National

Model and TV host Janice Dickinson added her name to the women who have accused comic Bill Cosby of sexual assault.

 

'20th hijacker' seeks role in civil terror cases

Posted 11/19/2014 in National

The man who became known as the "20th hijacker" from the Sept. 11 attacks wants to testify in lawsuits filed by victims of terrorism.

 

National safety agency to push for national air bag recall

Posted 11/19/2014 in National

The federal government is demanding that the auto industry recall millions of additional cars equipped with faulty air bags that can injure -- and even kill -- a driver.

 

 

Senate blocks NSA phone records measure

Posted 11/19/2014 in National

The Senate on Tuesday blocked a bill to end bulk collection of American phone records by the National Security Agency.

 

 

House Dems again choose Nancy Pelosi as leader

Posted 11/19/2014 in National

Rep. Nancy Pelosi overcame gripes about Democrats' losing campaign messages and breezed to re-election Tuesday as House minority leader.

 

Navy secretary Mabus racks up $4.7 million in travel

Posted 11/18/2014 in National

The Navy secretary has spent more than a full year of his five-year tenure on overseas travel, racking up more than 930,000 miles on trips that cost the taxpayer more than $4.7 million.

Charles Manson gets marriage license

Posted 11/18/2014 in National

Mass murderer Charles Manson plans to marry a 26-year-old woman who left her Midwestern home and spent the past nine years trying to help exonerate him.

Composer Chopin's heart exhumed in secret, like a relic

Posted 11/18/2014 in National

As Frederic Chopin gasped for air on his deathbed in Paris in 1849, he whispered a request that became the stuff of musical legend: Remove my heart after I die and entomb it in Poland.

 

Obama stakes final 2 years on climate change

Posted 11/18/2014 in National

With just two years left in power, President Barack Obama is elevating his efforts to combat global warming.

 

3 Americans, Briton killed in Jerusalem attack

Posted 11/18/2014 in National

Two Palestinians stormed a Jerusalem synagogue today, attacking worshippers with meat cleavers and a gun during morning prayers and killing four people before they were killed in a shootout with police, officials said.

 

Europeans have prominent role in latest IS beheading video

Posted 11/18/2014 in National

The cold-eyed militants lined up behind their victims in the latest Islamic State video appear to come from outside the Middle East, including one from France and possibly two from Britain, as the extremist group tries to show a global reach.

 

 

Tree planted at U.S. Capitol to honor Emmett Till

Posted 11/18/2014 in National

Mississippi senators and other officials have planted a tree at the U.S. Capitol to honor Emmett Till.

 

 

Surgeon who died from Ebola endured treatment delays

Posted 11/18/2014 in National

A surgeon who contracted Ebola in his native Sierra Leone did not receive aggressive treatment until nearly two weeks after he first started showing symptoms.

 

Navy SEAL who shot bin Laden was at war for years

Posted 11/15/2014 in National

Former Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill, who says he fired the shots that killed Osama bin Laden, played a role in some of the most consequential combat missions of the post-9/11 era, including three depicted in Hollywood movies.

 

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