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Lawyer: Man shocked by wife's role in prison escape plot

Posted 6/19/2015 in National

A woman charged with helping two convicted murderers escape from prison told her husband that when she backed out of a plan to be the getaway driver the inmates threatened his life, the husband's lawyer said.

 

 

US agrees to pay millions for Agent Orange claims

Posted 6/19/2015 in National

Ending years of wait, the government agreed Thursday to provide disability benefits to as many as 2,100 Air Force reservists and active-duty forces exposed to Agent Orange residue on airplanes used in the Vietnam War.

 

 

Inside Islamic State group's rule: Creating a nation of fear

Posted 6/19/2015 in National

When the Islamic State fighters burst into the Iraqi village of Eski Mosul, Sheikh Abdullah Ibrahim knew his wife was in trouble.

 

 

For cigarette smuggler, a perilous life under Islamic State

Posted 6/19/2015 in National

It was a heart-racing moment. The cigarette smuggler was stuck in line at a checkpoint as, up ahead, Islamic State militants were searching cars.

 

 

Which woman should appear on $10 bill? Lew will weigh ideas

Posted 6/19/2015 in National

Harriet Tubman? Eleanor Roosevelt? Rosa Parks?

 

 

Prosecutor: Worker discussed having convicts kill husband

Posted 6/18/2015 in National

Authorities said a woman who provided hacksaw blades, chisels and other tools to two convicted murderers who escaped from a maximum-security prison discussed having them kill her husband.

 

 

Senate to vote on defense policy bill

Posted 6/18/2015 in National

Over White House objections, the Senate is poised to pass a $612 billion defense policy bill that calls for arming Ukraine forces, prevents another round of base closures and makes it harder for President Barack Obama to close the prison for terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay.

 

 

Treasury says woman will be picked for $10 bill

Posted 6/18/2015 in National

Alexander Hamilton, who has been featured on the $10 bill since 1929, is making way for a woman.

 

 

US wonders: Why stolen data on federal workers not for sale?

Posted 6/18/2015 in National

The Obama administration is increasingly confident that China's government, not criminal hackers, was responsible for the extraordinary theft of personal information about as many as 14 million current and former federal employees and others, The Associated Press has learned.

 

 

House ready to repeal pieces of Obama health care law

Posted 6/18/2015 in National

Despite White House veto threats, the House is ready to vote to repeal taxes on medical devices and kill a Medicare advisory board that foes say would ration health care as the chamber aims its latest whack at President Barack Obama's health care law.

 

Pastor, 8 others, fatally shot at church in Charleston, SC

Posted 6/18/2015 in National

An intense manhunt was underway today for a white man who joined a prayer meeting and then opened fire inside a historic black church in downtown Charleston, killing nine people, including the pastor. Authorities called it a hate crime.

 

AP sources: GOP leaders to brief lawmakers on health care

Posted 6/17/2015 in National

House and Senate Republican leaders are ready to tell GOP lawmakers about their proposals for responding to a Supreme Court decision that could abruptly halt federal health care subsidies for millions of people.

 

Choosing your own: Definition of race becoming fluid

Posted 6/17/2015 in National

Rachel Dolezal, born to white parents, self-identifies as black -- a decision that illustrates how fluid identity can be in a diversifying America, as the rigid racial structures that have defined most of this country's history seem, for some, to be softening.

 

Clinton proposing tax credits to encourage youth employment

Posted 6/17/2015 in National

Targeting youth unemployment, Hillary Rodham Clinton plans to propose tax credits to encourage businesses to train young people and offer apprenticeships to develop lifelong job skills.

 

Escaped killers elude capture in New York

Posted 6/16/2015 in National

Two escaped murderers remained at large as a woman charged with helping the killers flee from a maximum-security prison by providing them hacksaw blades, chisels and other tools made a second appearance in a New York court.

 

Judge: Enough evidence to charge police in black boy's death

Posted 6/12/2015 in National

A judge said Thursday that enough evidence exists to charge two white policemen in the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old black boy who was holding a pellet gun, a largely symbolic ruling because he can't compel prosecutors to charge them.

 

 

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