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Mom, beau plead not guilty in alcohol-in-IV death

Posted 10/9/2014 in National

A man told police he poured vodka into the IV feeding tube of his girlfriend's disabled 13-year-old son to settle him down, a dose of alcohol that contributed to his death, according to court documents released Wednesday.

Cancer victim plans to take her life

Posted 10/9/2014 in National

Brittany Maynard will not live to see if her advocacy makes a difference.

Pot advocate says travels show legalization works

Posted 10/9/2014 in National

Rick Steves smokes the occasional joint, but he's not arguing for marijuana legalization in Oregon just because he likes to get high.

 

Health law waivers: Too complicated to claim?

Posted 10/9/2014 in National

Millions of Americans may qualify for waivers from the most unpopular part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

 

 

Do-it-yourself flu vaccine? Study shows it works

Posted 10/9/2014 in National

Do-it-yourself flu vaccine? It could happen. Military folks who squirted vaccine up their noses were as well-protected as others who got it from health workers, a study found.

 

Police: Officer fatally shoots man in St. Louis

Posted 10/9/2014 in National

An off-duty police officer fatally shot an 18-year-old man who opened fire during a chase in south St. Louis.

 

Texas deputy treated out of 'abundance of caution'

Posted 10/9/2014 in National

A sheriff's deputy who went into the apartment where the Dallas Ebola patient stayed was hospitalized out of an "abundance of caution" after falling ill Wednesday, officials said.

 

 

U.S. adds extra level of airport screening for Ebola virus

Posted 10/9/2014 in National

President Barack Obama calls it a "belt and suspenders" approach -- an extra level of screening at five major U.S. airports to try to catch any travelers from Ebola-ravaged countries who may be carrying the disease.

 

 

Drug agency sued over its fake Facebook account

Posted 10/9/2014 in National

The Drug Enforcement Administration set up a fake Facebook account using photographs and other personal information it took from the cellphone of a New York woman arrested in a cocaine case in hopes of tricking her friends and associates into revealing incriminating drug secrets.

 

 

Lawmakers consider changes to Secret Service

Posted 10/9/2014 in National

Key members of Congress are weighing dramatic changes to the embattled Secret Service.

 

 

Obama claims progress battling Islamic State

Posted 10/9/2014 in National

Facing a stubborn enemy, President Barack Obama professed confidence Wednesday that the U.S. will keep making progress against Islamic State militants.

 

 

Instead of ticket, cop buys girl booster seat

Posted 10/9/2014 in National

A Michigan officer who pulled over a vehicle because a 5-year-old girl wasn't secured in a booster seat decided a ticket wouldn't cut it.

 

 

DNA linked to how much coffee you drink

Posted 10/8/2014 in National

How much coffee do you drink every day? One cup in the morning? Or do you gulp it all day?

 

 

Ebola crisis leaves Dallas a city on edge

Posted 10/8/2014 in National

Leaders are urging calm, but Dallas is a city on edge as it approaches the first Ebola incubation deadline this week.

 

 

Americans living longer as most death rates fall

Posted 10/8/2014 in National

Americans are living longer than ever before, according to a new government report filled mostly with good news. U.S. life expectancy inched up again and death rates fell.

 

 

Lawrence: Photo hacking was 'sex crime'

Posted 10/8/2014 in National

The people who chose to look at nude celebrity photos that hackers posted committed "a sexual offense," actress Jennifer Lawrence says in an exclusive interview with Vanity Fair in its November issue.

 

 

Gay marriage decision reignites GOP debate

Posted 10/8/2014 in National

The Supreme Court's gay marriage decision has reignited a debate inside the GOP that many Republican leaders hoped to avoid ahead of the 2016 presidential contest.

 

 

Same-sex marriages begin in the South

Posted 10/7/2014 in National

Gay and lesbian couples are getting legally married in the South for the first time, crossing a threshold into a conservative region that long stood united against same-sex marriage.

 

 

Blunders renew questions about Biden's discipline

Posted 10/7/2014 in National

Vice President Joe Biden's supporters often brush off his slips of the tongue as byproducts of the speak-your-mind politics many Americans crave.

 

 

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