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Report: Africa ivory smuggled on China state visit

Posted 11/6/2014 in National

Chinese officials and businesspeople used a state trip by President Xi Jinping and other high-level visits to smuggle ivory out of Tanzania.

 

 

Suspect in Washington killing arrested in Oregon

Posted 11/6/2014 in National

A 33-year-old man accused of murder in the slaying of his girlfriend in Washington state, posting photos of her body online, and writing that he wanted authorities to kill him has peacefully surrendered in Oregon.

 

Abducted Pa. woman home after rescue; man arrested

Posted 11/6/2014 in National

A woman abducted off a Philadelphia street returned home early Thursday.

 

Survey finds people text and drive knowing dangers

Posted 11/6/2014 in National

Nearly everyone agrees that texting and driving is dangerous. Many people do it anyway.

 

 

AC/DC drummer accused of trying to arrange deaths

Posted 11/6/2014 in National

The 60-year-old drummer for Australian rock band AC/DC whose hits include "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" was accused Thursday of trying to arrange two killings as well as possession of drugs.

 

 

Wins give GOP wider Washington influence

Posted 11/5/2014 in National

With sweeping victories that exceeded their own sky-high expectations, the GOP has dealt President Barack Obama and Democrats the most devastating electoral defeat of his presidency.

 

 

Fearing Ebola? Doctors say get a flu shot

Posted 11/5/2014 in National

Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola -- chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug.

 

 

Shy bladder group protests DirecTV ad

Posted 11/5/2014 in National

Shy bladder sufferers want DirecTV to stop airing a television ad where a "painfully awkward" actor Rob Lowe says that he can't urinate in public.

 

 

Ballot measures: Oregon, DC voters OK use of pot

Posted 11/5/2014 in National

Voters in Oregon and the District of Columbia legalized the use of recreational pot, elating marijuana activists who hope to extend their winning streak across the country.

 

 

Disciplinary acts against nuke officers topped 16

Posted 11/5/2014 in National

The Air Force has fired or disciplined at least 16 nuclear missile commanders or senior officers for misconduct and other failings.

 

 

Hong Kong murder suspect called 'bully'

Posted 11/5/2014 in National

A British man accused of slaying two Indonesian women in Hong Kong was described by acquaintances and fellow pub mates as a "bully."

 

 

Oil prices tumble on Saudi discount move

Posted 11/5/2014 in National

Oil prices slumped to multi-year lows on Tuesday after Saudi Arabia cut the price of oil sold to the U.S.

 

 

Report: IS group abused captive Kurdish children

Posted 11/5/2014 in National

Islamic State militants tortured and abused Kurdish children captured earlier this year near the northern Syrian town of Kobani, beating them with hoses and electric cables, an international rights group said Tuesday.

 

 

Ebola hits health care access for other deadly diseases

Posted 11/5/2014 in National

The Ebola outbreak has spawned a "silent killer," experts say: hidden cases of malaria, pneumonia, typhoid and the like that are going untreated.

 

Lava spares family headstone in Hawaii cemetery

Posted 11/5/2014 in National

As slow-moving lava approached a cemetery in a rural Hawaii town, Aiko Sato placed flowers at the headstone of the family plot she's tended to over the years, thinking it would be the last time she would see it.

 

Amnesty: Israel committed war crimes in Gaza war

Posted 11/5/2014 in National

Amnesty International today accused Israel of committing war crimes during the war in the Gaza Strip this summer.

 

 

Senate races hot on accusations, light on ideas

Posted 11/4/2014 in National

This year's Senate races have featured astronomical spending, ceaseless attack ads and innumerable slaps at a president who's not on the ballot.

 

 

Price no object, campaigns fill any last ad space

Posted 11/4/2014 in National

No, dear voter, it wasn't a dream. If you sat down in front of a television in Arkansas lately, you really did see that many political ads.

 

 

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