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Families make videos to reassure patients with dementia

Posted 4/17/2015 in National

For 94-year-old Louise Irving, who suffers from dementia, waking up every day to a video with a familiar face and a familiar voice seems to spark a flicker of recognition.

 

Don't panic, college seniors: Jobs for grads likely to grow

Posted 4/17/2015 in National

The consulting and accounting firm EY is aggressively recruiting on college campuses this spring.

 

 

Putin offers to mend ties with West

Posted 4/17/2015 in National

Russia has weathered the worst of its economic troubles and is on the road to recovery, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday during a marathon call-in TV show, offering to normalize ties with the West if it treats Moscow as an equal partner and not a "vassal."

 

 

Lawmaker seeks review of reserve deputy program

Posted 4/17/2015 in National

A state lawmaker called Thursday for an independent review of Tulsa's reserve deputy program as more questions arose about the training of a 73-year-old volunteer officer who says he accidentally shot a suspect to death while the man was being held down by others.

 

 

New Kansas rules would limit spending of welfare benefits

Posted 4/16/2015 in National

A new Kansas law tells poor families that they can't use cash assistance from the state to attend concerts, get tattoos, see a psychic or buy lingerie. The list of don'ts runs to several dozen items.

 

Church bells, kind acts mark 2 years since Boston bombings

Posted 4/16/2015 in National

With a moment of silence, the tolling of church bells and a call for kindness, Boston marked the second anniversary of the marathon bombings Wednesday.

Percy Sledge, who sang 'When A Man Loves a Woman,' dies

Posted 4/15/2015 in National

Percy Sledge, who soared from part-time singer and hospital orderly to lasting fame with his aching, forlorn performance on the classic "When a Man Loves a Woman," died Tuesday in Louisiana. He was 74.

 

Spokesman: Air Force planes expected to be back in air today

Posted 4/15/2015 in National

Most of the hundreds of training aircraft grounded last week by the U.S. Air Force because of a potential malfunction in the engines' oil line are expected to be back in the air today, according to a military spokesman.

 

 

Man kills armadillo; ricochet gunshot hits mother-in-law

Posted 4/15/2015 in National

Authorities say a south Georgia man shot an armadillo, but ended up accidentally wounding his mother-in-law when the bullet ricocheted off the mammal known for its hard shell.

 

Reserve deputy turns himself in to face manslaughter charge

Posted 4/15/2015 in National

A 73-year-old Oklahoma volunteer sheriff's deputy who authorities said fatally shot a suspect after confusing his stun gun and handgun was booked into the county jail Tuesday on a manslaughter charge.

 

Spring Break madness cure: Stop the 'beer, vomit and urine'

Posted 4/15/2015 in National

Tourism officials who survived Florida's other Spring Break fevers are ready to help Panama City Beach out of the horror show that led to a woman being sexually assaulted on the sand as hundreds of revelers looked on.

 

 

Democrats reject latest GOP offer on trafficking bill

Posted 4/15/2015 in National

The lead GOP sponsor of a sex trafficking bill that's stalled over abortion offered a new plan Tuesday to resolve the impasse, but Democrats immediately rejected it, leaving any resolution unclear.

 

 

White House agrees to give Congress a say on Iran deal

Posted 4/15/2015 in National

Bowing to pressure from Republicans and his own party, President Barack Obama on Tuesday relented to a compromise empowering Congress to reject his emerging nuclear pact with Iran.

 

 

Cubans hail removal from US list of state terrorism sponsors

Posted 4/15/2015 in National

Cuban officials and ordinary citizens alike hailed the island's removal from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying the move by President Barack Obama heals a decades-old insult to national pride and clears the way to swiftly restore diplomatic relations.

 

Police use of stun guns eyed in officer-involved killings

Posted 4/14/2015 in National

Before a bystander's video led to his murder charge and firing, North Charleston Police Officer Michael Slager said he killed a fleeing suspect in a traffic stop after a struggle over his Taser.

 

Ex-guards sentenced for Iraq shootings plan appeal

Posted 4/14/2015 in National

Defense lawyers are vowing to appeal the convictions of four former Blackwater security guards after a federal judge handed down lengthy prison terms for their roles in a 2007 shooting of unarmed civilians in Iraq.

 

 

Killer Jodi Arias gets life term with no chance for release

Posted 4/14/2015 in National

The nearly seven-year legal saga of Jodi Arias ended Monday as a judge sentenced her to life in prison for killing her ex-boyfriend.

 

 

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