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Obese at 50? Midlife weight may affect when Alzheimer's hits

Posted 9/2/2015 in National

One more reason to watch the waistline: New research says people's weight in middle age may influence not just whether they go on to develop Alzheimer's disease, but when.


Bush-Trump feud intensifies in GOP primary

Posted 9/2/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush escalated his feud with Donald Trump on Tuesday, betting big he can re-energize his stalled campaign by challenging the billionaire businessman head on.


Officials search for 3 suspects in Illinois officer's death

Posted 9/2/2015 in National

As a small northern Illinois community mourned a popular veteran police officer who was fatally shot while on duty, authorities scoured the area overnight in search of three men wanted in his slaying.


Man who got life for marijuana goes free

Posted 9/2/2015 in National

A man sentenced to life without parole on a marijuana-related charge was freed Tuesday from a Missouri prison after being behind bars for more than two decades.


Kentucky clerk still won't issue same-sex marriage licenses

Posted 9/1/2015 in National

A county clerk has again refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, invoking her religious beliefs and "God's authority" -- this time in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her.

Legal experts see no criminal trouble for Clinton thus far

Posted 9/1/2015 in National

Experts in government secrecy law see almost no possibility of criminal action against Hillary Clinton or her top aides in connection with now-classified information sent over unsecure email while she was secretary of state, based on the public evidence thus far.

Walker's talk about Canadian border wall draws derision

Posted 9/1/2015 in National

Scott Walker's suggestion that building a wall between Canada and the U.S. might be a "legitimate" idea prompted swift derision from fellow Republicans on Monday and an attempt by his campaign to clarify what he meant.


Tubman, Susan B. Anthony win support for redesigned $10 bill

Posted 9/1/2015 in National

Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony were the names most mentioned Monday as women who should be considered for a redesigned $10 bill during a town hall meeting with U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios.


Black Lives Matter movement experiencing growing pains

Posted 9/1/2015 in National

Hundreds of Black Lives Matter activists, black and white, marched outside the Minnesota State Fair this weekend, hoping to bring attention to the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of police.

Obama makes waves by renaming Mt. McKinley

Posted 8/31/2015 in National

Shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics await President Barack Obama on his historic trip to Alaska. Even before he departed, Obama was making waves with a decision to rename Alaska's famed Mount McKinley despite a backlash from Ohio politicians.


Hurricane Fred forms in the Atlantic Ocean

Posted 8/31/2015 in National

Fred has strengthened to a hurricane as it approaches the Cape Verde Islands in the Atlantic Ocean.



Immigration shift shows India, China outpacing Mexico

Posted 8/31/2015 in National

Siddharth Jaganath wanted to return to India after earning his master's degree at Texas' Southern Methodist University.


Trump's idea for mass deportation similar to 1930s removals

Posted 8/31/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, as well as their American-born children, bears similarities to a large-scale removal that many Mexican-American families faced 85 years ago.


Suspect in ambush of Houston-area deputy due in court

Posted 8/31/2015 in National

The man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff's deputy had a lengthy criminal record going back a decade, but never spent more than short stints in jail.



Democratic Party lags in money before presidential year

Posted 8/31/2015 in National

The Democratic National Committee barely has more cash than it does IOUs, and it is being outraised month after month by its Republican competitor.


Horror master Wes Craven dies at 76

Posted 8/31/2015 in National

Wes Craven, the prolific writer-director who startled audiences with iconic suburban slashers like "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream," has died. He was 76.

Emmett Till relatives gather at boy's grave 60 years later

Posted 8/29/2015 in National

The legacy of the lynching of thousands of black people in America was recalled when the death 60 years ago in Mississippi of just one -- Emmett Till -- was commemorated Friday at his gravesite in a suburban Chicago cemetery.


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