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North Korean leader reappears publicly -- with cane

Posted 10/14/2014 in National

After vanishing from the public eye for nearly six weeks, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is back, ending rumors that he was gravely ill, deposed or worse.

 

 

Health care worker catches Ebola from man who died

Posted 10/13/2014 in National

Health officials are intensifying the monitoring of hospital workers who provided care to the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. after one of them was infected with the virus despite wearing protective gear.

 

Poll: Many insured struggle with medical bills

Posted 10/13/2014 in National

Having health insurance is no panacea for high medical costs.

 

Mechanical problem blamed for fatal Maine hayride crash

Posted 10/13/2014 in National

A mechanical problem caused a Jeep towing a wagon full of passengers to careen down a steep hill and slam into a tree during a Halloween-themed hayride in the woods, killing a teenager and injuring more than 20 other people, authorities said.

 

 

Ambush suspect could lose advantage as leaves fall

Posted 10/13/2014 in National

For the past month, ambush suspect Eric Frein has capitalized on relatively mild temperatures, dense tree cover and his own survival skills to successfully elude a manhunt in the woods of Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains.

 

Iraqi Yazidi girl tells of captivity in IS group

Posted 10/13/2014 in National

The young Yazidi girl rocked apprehensively as she described the ordeal that took her from her family, snatched from her home by militants in Iraq, then sold as a slave in Syria before finally escaping to Turkey.

 

As Mexico cracks down, drug money comes to U.S.

Posted 10/11/2014 in National

For a company that booked $12 million in annual sales importing snacks like chile- and lime-flavored chips from Mexico, Baja Distributors Inc.'s offices were oddly quiet.

 

Flavors fuel food industry, but remain a mystery

Posted 10/11/2014 in National

They help give Coke its distinctive bite and Doritos its cheesy kick. But the artificial and natural flavors used to rev up the taste of processed foods remain a mystery to most Americans.

 

Man sends newspaper check years after rack thefts

Posted 10/11/2014 in National

Some 54 years after stealing several newspaper racks, a U.S. Navy veteran has sent a letter of apology and a check for $200 to The Ledger of Lakeland, Florida.

 

 

Girl Scouts membership drops sharply

Posted 10/11/2014 in National

For the second straight year, youth and adult membership in the Girl Scouts has dropped sharply, intensifying pressure on the 102-year-old youth organization to find ways of reversing the trend.

 

 

7 plaintiffs in no-fly list lawsuit cleared to fly

Posted 10/11/2014 in National

Seven people who challenged their placement on the government's no-fly list are now free to fly, the first time the U.S. has ever informed someone whether they are or are not excluded.

 

 

Georgia prisoner accused of lying about possible Ebola infection

Posted 10/11/2014 in National

Prosecutors have accused a prisoner in Georgia of lying about potentially getting Ebola while traveling in Africa, a claim that triggered an emergency response at an Atlanta area jail and hospital.

 

 

Dallas Ebola patient displayed symptoms at first ER visit

Posted 10/11/2014 in National

The man said he'd recently traveled from West Africa, was in severe pain -- rating it an eight on a scale of 10 -- and had a fever that spiked to 103 degrees, enough to be flagged with an exclamation point in the hospital's record-keeping system.

 

 

Ex-wife of Glock founder sues him over millions

Posted 10/10/2014 in National

Gaston Glock conspired with associates to push out his ex-wife and business partner of almost 50 years and steal millions of dollars she was entitled to, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday.

 

 

Even an Ozarks coroner gets surplus military guns

Posted 10/10/2014 in National

Doug Wortham used a Defense Department giveaway program for law enforcement to stock his office with an assault rifle, a handgun and a Humvee -- even though the people in his custody are in no condition to put up a fight. They're dead.

 

 

Ebola screening measures rest on federal law

Posted 10/10/2014 in National

The Obama administration's plans to screen certain airline passengers for exposure to Ebola are based on the Constitution and long-established legal authority that would almost certainly stand up in court if challenged, public health experts say.

 

 

Gay rights groups hail new Catholic tone

Posted 10/10/2014 in National

Gay rights groups are cautiously cheering a shift in tone from the Catholic Church toward homosexuals, encouraged that Pope Francis' famous "Who am I to judge?" position has filtered down to bishops debating family issues at a Vatican meeting this week.

 

Where's North Korea's Kim?

Posted 10/10/2014 in National

For the first time in three years, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un didn't appear at a celebration of the anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party on Friday.

 

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