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Louisiana Gov. Jindal sues feds over Common Core

Posted 8/28/2014 in National

In a move certain to bolster his national standing with conservatives, Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal sued the Obama administration Wednesday, hoping to strike a blow against the controversial Common Core education standards and raising his profile as he builds a likely presidential campaign.

 

 

Federal prosecutions not easy in police shootings

Posted 8/27/2014 in National

As the Justice Department probes the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, history suggests there's no guarantee of a criminal prosecution, let alone a conviction.

 

 

Possible airstrikes in Syria raise more questions

Posted 8/27/2014 in National

The intelligence gathered by U.S. military surveillance flights over Syria could support a broad bombing campaign against the Islamic State militant group, but current and former U.S. officials differ on whether air power would significantly degrade what some have called a "terrorist army."

 

 

American woman being held hostage

Posted 8/27/2014 in National

The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a family representative said Tuesday. The 26-year-old woman is the third American known to have been kidnapped by the militant group.

 

Michael Brown funeral mourners urge black Americans to take action

Posted 8/26/2014 in National

The mourners filled an enormous church to remember Michael Brown -- recalling him as a "gentle giant," aspiring rapper and recent high school graduate on his way to a technical college.

 

Report: No proof veterans died because of delays

Posted 8/26/2014 in National

The Veterans Affairs Department says investigators have found no proof that delays in care caused any deaths at a VA hospital in Phoenix, deflating an explosive allegation that helped expose a troubled health care system in which veterans waited months for appointments while employees falsified records to cover up the delays.

 

 

Syria warns U.S.: No unilateral strikes on militants

Posted 8/26/2014 in National

Syria said Monday it was ready to help confront the rising threat from the Islamic State group, but warned the United States against carrying out airstrikes without Damascus' consent, saying any such attack would be considered an aggression.

 

 

Freed U.S. reporter's father praises son's noble cause

Posted 8/26/2014 in National

The overjoyed father of the American journalist freed by Islamic militants said Monday that his son and others who venture into dangerous lands like Syria deserve praise for wanting to "bear witness ... tell the truth about what's going on."

 

 

Heart group: E-cigarettes might help smokers quit

Posted 8/26/2014 in National

The American Heart Association's first policy statement on electronic cigarettes backs them as a last resort to help smokers quit. The American Cancer Society has no formal policy but quietly took a similar stance in May.

 

 

'Breaking Bad' and 'Modern Family' win Emmy Awards

Posted 8/26/2014 in National

"Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable fare retains the power to fend off challenges from upstart online series such as "Orange Is the New Black."

 

 

Liberia: Doctor given experimental Ebola drug dies

Posted 8/26/2014 in National

A Liberian doctor who received one of the last known doses of an experimental Ebola drug has died, officials said Monday.

 

 

Farmers' Almanac predicts another nasty winter

Posted 8/25/2014 in National

The folks at the Farmers' Almanac can be forgiven for feeling smug: The 198-year-old publication correctly predicted the past nasty winter while federal forecasters blew it.

 

 

Dempsey: We will act if Islamic group threatens U.S.

Posted 8/25/2014 in National

Gen. Martin Dempsey said Sunday that once he determines the Islamic State militants in Iraq have become a direct threat to the U.S. homeland, he will recommend the U.S. military move directly against the group in Syria.

 

 

Dad of 18-year-old shot by officer asks for peace

Posted 8/25/2014 in National

The father of a black 18-year-old shot to death by a white police officer in Ferguson pleaded Sunday for a "day of silence" as he lays his son to rest today.

 

Parole denied yet again for John Lennon's killer

Posted 8/23/2014 in National

John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, correction officials said Friday.

Ferguson fallout: A call for 'body cams'

Posted 8/23/2014 in National

What if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded?

 

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