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Israeli jets down drone that entered airspace

Posted 10/6/2012 in National

 

 

Study: Free birth control leads to fewer abortions

Posted 10/5/2012 in National

Free birth control led to dramatically lower rates of abortions and teen births, a large study concluded Thursday. The findings were eagerly anticipated and come as a bitterly contested Obama administration policy is poised to offer similar coverage.

 

Romney shifts to center as his confidence grows

Posted 10/5/2012 in National

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is shifting sharply to the political center as he begins to deliver a closing argument aimed at a slice of moderate, undecided voters a month before Election Day.

 

After debate, Obama campaign signals 'adjustments'

Posted 10/5/2012 in National

His performance panned, President Barack Obama is changing his debate strategy against Republican Mitt Romney, aides conceding the president must find a crisper way to sell his agenda and counter his opponent without getting lost in the weeds.

 

 

Outbreak spotlights risks from custom-mixed drugs

Posted 10/5/2012 in National

Two people blinded in Washington, D.C., in 2005. Three dead in Virginia in 2006 and three more in Oregon the following year. Twenty-one dead polo horses in Florida in 2009. Earlier this year, 33 people in seven states with fungal eye infections. And now, at least five people dead and 35 sickened with fungal meningitis that has been linked to steroid shots for back pain.

 

 

Romney hits a trifecta in Denver

Posted 10/5/2012 in National

The presidential campaign, hitherto a plod through a torrent of words tedious beyond words, began to dance in Denver. There a masterfully prepared Mitt Romney completed a trifecta of tasks and unveiled an issue that, because it illustrates contemporary liberalism's repellent essence, can constitute his campaign's closing argument.

 

Katrina victims take on hurricane tour operators

Posted 10/4/2012 in National

Some New Orleans residents and city officials are pushing back against tour operators who bus out-of-towners into the city's Lower 9th Ward, where Hurricane Katrina unleashed a wall of water that pushed homes off foundations and stranded residents on rooftops when the levees failed.

Chicago police find about 1,500 pot plants in city

Posted 10/4/2012 in National

In Chicago, a bustling urban metropolis where skyscrapers are as likely to sprout up as anything a farmer might plant, someone decided there was just enough room to grow something a little more organic: Marijuana.

NY teens pay valets to store devices

Posted 10/4/2012 in National

Thousands of teenagers who can't take their cellphones to school have another option, courtesy of a burgeoning industry of sorts in always-enterprising New York City: paying a dollar a day to leave it in a truck that's parked nearby.

 

Rare meningitis outbreak grows; 4 dead, 22 sick

Posted 10/4/2012 in National

An outbreak of a rare form of meningitis is likely to grow after sickening 26 people in five states, including four who died, health officials warned.

 

First debate sets up moment of high-risk theater

Posted 10/3/2012 in National

President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney come face to face for the first time in this presidential campaign Wednesday night for a nationally televised debate that will give millions of Americans a chance to size up two fierce competitors in a moment of high-risk theater.

 

Photo ID rule for Election Day in Pa. is blocked

Posted 10/3/2012 in National

A judge has ruled that Pennsylvania voters won't have to show photo identification to cast ballots on Election Day, a move that could help President Barack Obama in a presidential battleground state.

 

Wisconsin anchor: Viewer criticizing weight is a bully

Posted 10/3/2012 in National

Jennifer Livingston has always rebuffed personal attacks, so when the Wisconsin television anchorwoman got an email from a viewer criticizing her weight, she thought nothing of it.

 

House committee: Security requests denied in Libya

Posted 10/3/2012 in National

Leaders of a House committee said Tuesday that U.S. diplomats in Libya made repeated requests for increased security for the consulate in Benghazi and were turned down by officials in Washington.

 

 

Intelligence effort named citizens, not terrorists

Posted 10/3/2012 in National

A multibillion-dollar information-sharing program created in the aftermath of 9/11 has improperly collected information about innocent Americans and produced little valuable intelligence on terrorism, a Senate report concludes.

 

 

White House widening covert war in North Africa

Posted 10/3/2012 in National

Small teams of special operations forces arrived at American embassies throughout North Africa in the months before militants launched the fiery attack that killed the U.S. ambassador in Libya. The soldiers' mission: Set up a network that could quickly strike a terrorist target or rescue a hostage.

 

Rare century-old $5 Alaska bill to be auctioned

Posted 10/3/2012 in National

The $5 bill displayed for decades on Charles Fairbanks IV's wall was long a treasured family heirloom from Alaska. Now, to the surprise of the grandson of a turn-of-a-century vice president, it's also become a likely treasure trove.

 

Rough economy in clear view for Obama on the road

Posted 10/2/2012 in National

Sometimes all President Barack Obama has to do is look out the window to get a firsthand look at the country's economic woes.

 

 

Agent: Abduction of sisters planned for a year

Posted 10/2/2012 in National

A Mississippi man's infatuation with a 12-year-old Tennessee girl led him to plot her abduction for a year and kill her mother and sister, according to testimony in court Monday.

 

 

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