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Sandusky filing says trial violated his rights

Posted 10/19/2012 in National

Jerry Sandusky launched his effort to overturn his child sexual abuse convictions with a set of motions that said there wasn't enough evidence against him and the trial wasn't fair.

 

 

Newsweek to end print publication

Posted 10/19/2012 in National

Newsweek's decision to stop publishing a print edition after 80 years and bet its life entirely on a digital future may be more a commentary on its own problems than a definitive statement on the health of the magazine industry.

 

 

Boy Scout 'perversion files' show elaborate cover up

Posted 10/19/2012 in National

Again and again, decade after decade, an array of authorities -- police chiefs, prosecutors, pastors and local Boy Scout leaders among them -- quietly shielded scoutmasters and others accused of molesting children, a newly opened trove of confidential papers shows.

 

 

Gun industry thrives during Obama's term in office

Posted 10/19/2012 in National

President Barack Obama has presided over a heyday for the gun industry despite predictions by the National Rifle Association four years ago that he would be the "most anti-gun president in American history."

 

 

Amtrak train set to hit 110 mph in test run

Posted 10/19/2012 in National

In a modest milestone for President Barack Obama's high-speed rail vision, test runs will start zooming along a small section of the Amtrak line between Chicago and St. Louis at 110 mph on Friday.

 

Catholics and Protestants unite against Ireland's first abortion clinic

Posted 10/19/2012 in National

The first abortion clinic on the island of Ireland opened Thursday in downtown Belfast, unleashing angry protests on the street and uniting Catholic and Protestant politicians in calls to investigate the new facility.

 

Turkish pianist on trial for insulting Islam

Posted 10/19/2012 in National

A top Turkish pianist and composer appeared in court on Thursday to defend himself against charges of offending Muslims and insulting Islam in comments he made on Twitter.

 

 

Whole binders full of women?

Posted 10/18/2012 in National

Everybody will be writing about how a different Barack Obama came out Tuesday night from the one we saw in the first debate.

 

Armstrong resigns position, loses sponsors

Posted 10/18/2012 in National

Already an outcast in cycling after a massive doping report, Lance Armstrong absorbed hits much closer to home Wednesday: to his wallet and his heart.

 

Feds: NYC terror sting suspect picked hard target

Posted 10/18/2012 in National

A Bangladeshi man snared in an FBI terror sting considered targeting a high-ranking government official and the New York Stock Exchange before authorities say he raised the bar by picking one New York City's most fortified sites: The Federal Reserve.

 

 

Average debt up again for new college grads

Posted 10/18/2012 in National

It's the latest snapshot of the growing burden of student debt and it's another discouraging one: Two-thirds of the national college class of 2011 finished school with loan debt, and those who borrowed walked off the graduation stage owing on average $26,600 -- up about 5 percent from the class before.

 

Government: Violent crimes rose 18 percent in 2011

Posted 10/18/2012 in National

Violent crimes unexpectedly jumped 18 percent last year, the first rise in nearly 20 years, and property crimes rose for first time in a decade.

 

Judge may rule today on Bible verse lawsuit

Posted 10/18/2012 in National

A group of teenage cheerleaders is expecting to hear Thursday from a Texas district judge whether they will be allowed to continue displaying Bible verses at high school football games.

 

 

Chicago considers bullet tax to curb violence

Posted 10/18/2012 in National

As Chicago struggles to quell gang violence that has contributed to a jump in homicides, a top elected official wants to tax the sale of every bullet and firearm -- an effort even she acknowledges could spark a legal challenge.

 

Crack addicts rounded up after Rio slum takeovers

Posted 10/18/2012 in National

Days after police stormed one of Rio de Janeiro's most dangerous shantytowns to seize back territory long held by a powerful drug dealing organization, city health and welfare workers are working to ease the despair and devastation left behind among hundreds of crack cocaine addicts suddenly without drugs.

 

Pakistan held, freed militant before girl's attack

Posted 10/18/2012 in National

One of the two Taliban militants suspected of attacking a teenage girl activist was detained by the Pakistani military in 2009 but subsequently released, intelligence officials said Thursday.

 

 

Mexico seeks exhumation of drug lord's parents

Posted 10/18/2012 in National

Authorities are seeking permits to exhume the remains of drug lord Heriberto Lazcano's parents to obtain material for DNA testing to convince the public beyond doubt that he is dead, Mexico's top anti-drug prosecutor said Wednesday.

 

 

Clinton's classy mea culpa

Posted 10/17/2012 in National

Once again, Hillary Clinton has demonstrated herself to be the classiest person in the room. No wonder she's one of the most revered public figures in America.

 

 

Debate body language: A testy and tense exchange

Posted 10/17/2012 in National

Maybe it's a cliché to say the gloves came off in Tuesday's presidential debate. But then again, maybe not, since the candidates sometimes looked like they were actually about to start boxing.

 

One debate left; 2 alphas wage fight of their lives

Posted 10/17/2012 in National

Two alphas in the fight of their lives, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney sparred with passion and grit in a debate that previewed the closing arguments of a campaign that keeps circling back to bedrock questions about which candidate can do more to strengthen the fragile economy.

 

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