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Senate torture report: Harsh tactics didn't net bin Laden

Posted 12/10/2014 in National

After Navy SEALs killed Osama bin laden in Pakistan in May 2011, top CIA officials secretly told lawmakers that information gleaned from brutal interrogations played a key role in what was one of the spy agency's greatest successes.

 

 

IG: IRS paid $6 billion in bogus child tax credits

Posted 12/10/2014 in National

The IRS paid at least $6 billion in child tax credits in 2013 to people who weren't eligible to receive them, a government investigator said Tuesday.

 

 

Obama health adviser apologizes for 'glib' remarks

Posted 12/10/2014 in National

MIT economist Jonathan Gruber told Congress on Tuesday he was glib and "inexcusably arrogant."

 

 

Massive $1.1 trillion spending bill unveiled

Posted 12/10/2014 in National

A huge, $1.1 trillion spending bill funding every corner of government faces its first test in the House.

 

 

Few campus sex assaults reported to police

Posted 12/10/2014 in National

Senators on Tuesday grappled with the thorny issue of why some just let their college handle it -- or don't report it at all.

 

 

Congress relaxes whole grain standards for schools

Posted 12/10/2014 in National

Congress is taking some whole grains off the school lunch line.

 

 

Government: Gas to average $2.60 next year

Posted 12/10/2014 in National

The Energy Department again slashed its prediction for next year's average price of gasoline across the U.S., this time to $2.60 a gallon.

 

 

Policy snags hold up $1.1T spending bill

Posted 12/9/2014 in National

Ahead of Congress' midnight Thursday deadline, snags caused by policy differences are holding up a $1.1 trillion, government-wide spending bill.

 

Male military sex assault victims slow to complain

Posted 12/9/2014 in National

Greg Nelson had just turned 21 when he went out partying with friends in Southern California and got really drunk. So, when a man he didn't know offered to let him crash in a nearby apartment, his friends urged him to accept.

 

Testing quandary for women with dense breasts

Posted 12/9/2014 in National

More women are learning their breasts are so dense that it's more difficult for mammograms to spot cancer.

 

 

Religious nonprofits challenge health law

Posted 12/9/2014 in National

Faith-based organizations that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans argued in federal appeals court Monday.

 

Protesters stop train, block highway in Calif.

Posted 12/9/2014 in National

Hundreds of people marched through Berkeley for a third night a row, blocking a major highway and stopping a train.

 

Scott, Bale defend 'Exodus' casting

Posted 12/9/2014 in National

The biblical film "Exodus: Gods and Kings" has come under fire for white actors being cast in the main roles as Egyptians.

 

 

US 'unaware' of South African hostage negotiations

Posted 12/8/2014 in National

The United States did not know about talks on the reportedly imminent release of a South African hostage who died in a U.S. raid on al-Qaida militants in Yemen.

 

 

Chokehold case stirs debate on special prosecutors

Posted 12/8/2014 in National

After a police officer wasn't indicted in a fatal chokehold caught on video, some officials are reviving calls to entrust such cases to special prosecutors, rather than local district attorneys.

 

Calif. protest turns violent again

Posted 12/8/2014 in National

Raucous demonstrations hit Berkeley's streets for a second straight night as protesters angered by police killings in Missouri and New York clashed with officers, vandalized businesses and even fought with each other, officials said.

 

In Japan, Pearl Harbor is seen as just another battle

Posted 12/6/2014 in National

For Americans, today marks the 73rd anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese sneak attack on the Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor.

 

 

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