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Dog found in Oregon heading back to Pennsylvania

Posted 9/19/2014 in National

Gidget is going back to Pennsylvania.

 

 

Theater shooting victim's parents sue ammo seller

Posted 9/19/2014 in National

The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing four online retailers of improperly selling ammunition, tear gas, a high-capacity magazine and body armor used in the attack.

 

 

Police: Ambush suspect probably hiding in woods

Posted 9/19/2014 in National

Pennsylvania State Police paused to pay tribute to their fallen comrade, then got back to work hunting for the man suspected as his killer -- a self-taught survivalist they are trying to flush out of dense, swampy northeastern Pennsylvania woodland.

 

 

Couple in Craigslist slaying sentenced to life

Posted 9/19/2014 in National

A newlywed couple whose Craigslist ad lured a stranger to his death were sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole by a judge who said their "permanent removal" from society is appropriate.

 

School district police stock up free military gear

Posted 9/18/2014 in National

School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles.

 

Australian police: Raids thwarted Islamic State beheading plot

Posted 9/18/2014 in National

Police said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group by detaining 15 people and raiding more than a dozen properties across Sydney today.

 

 

Warrant: Dad feared 5 slain kids would kill him

Posted 9/18/2014 in National

A South Carolina father who authorities said killed his five children believed the kids "were going to kill him, chop him up and feed him to the dogs," according to an unredacted arrest warrant released Wednesday.

 

 

Online sleuths aid probe into gay couple's beating

Posted 9/18/2014 in National

Police searching for a group of people suspected in the beating of a gay couple got an outpouring of help from Twitter and Facebook users, who located a photo of the clean-cut young men and women at a restaurant and helped match names to faces.

 

 

Border Patrol to test body cameras

Posted 9/18/2014 in National

The U.S. Border Patrol purchased body cameras and will begin testing them this year at its training academy, two people briefed on the move said Wednesday, as new leadership moves to blunt criticism about agents' use of force.

 

 

U.S. military role in Iraq raises combat questions

Posted 9/18/2014 in National

The White House and the Pentagon are grappling with how to explain what American military forces are doing and could do in Iraq as they battle the Islamic State militants.

 

Police: Ambush suspect was military re-enactor

Posted 9/18/2014 in National

Schools closed, kids stayed inside and authorities chased down several false sightings Wednesday in their hunt for the suspect in a fatal ambush outside a rural Pennsylvania State Police barracks.

 

Study: Artificial Sweeteners may promote diabetes

Posted 9/18/2014 in National

Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a preliminary study done mostly in mice.

 

 

Report: Americans endure unwanted care near death

Posted 9/18/2014 in National

Americans suffer needless discomfort and undergo unwanted and costly care as they die, in part because of a medical system ruled by "perverse incentives" for aggressive care and not enough conversation about what people want, according to a report released Wednesday.

 

 

CDC: Americans' bellies are expanding fast

Posted 9/17/2014 in National

The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures -- the most dangerous kind of obesity -- has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study.

 

 

UN: Nearly $1B needed now to stop Ebola

Posted 9/17/2014 in National

The number of Ebola cases could start doubling every three weeks in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning that the outbreak will cost nearly $1 billion to contain so it does not turn into a "human catastrophe."

 

Wary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels

Posted 9/17/2014 in National

Wary House lawmakers are on track to give President Barack Obama authority to order U.S. military training and arms for moderate rebels confronting the growing danger of Islamic State militants.

 

More of world's children live to age 5, work still to be done

Posted 9/17/2014 in National

More of the world's children are surviving to their fifth birthday, but 6.3 million still died last year, mostly from preventable causes, the U.N. children's agency said Tuesday.

 

 

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