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Woman punched by highway patrolman speaks

Posted 8/11/2014 in National

The woman whose videotaped beating by a California Highway Patrol officer sparked outrage says she believes the officer was trying to kill her.

 

 

California debates 'yes means yes' sex assault law

Posted 8/11/2014 in National

College students have heard a similar refrain for years in campaigns to stop sexual assault: No means no.

 

 

Koch brothers reach out to Hispanics

Posted 8/11/2014 in National

Looking to make inroads with the rising number of Hispanic voters, conservative activists are offering English classes, health checkups and courses to help Spanish-speakers earn high school diplomas. Picking up part of the tab: Charles and David Koch.

 

 

Charges in Jim Brady's homicide could prove tough

Posted 8/9/2014 in National

Trying to bring a case against John Hinckley Jr. in the homicide of former White House press secretary James Brady could prove difficult for prosecutors, given the three decades that have passed since he was shot in an assassination try on Ronald Reagan and because a jury ruled that Hinckley was insane when he opened fire, an attorney and law professor said.

 

 

Ebola: Just the facts

Posted 8/9/2014 in National

 

White students to no longer be majority at school

Posted 8/9/2014 in National

The cheerful sign outside Jane Cornell's summer school classroom in Pennsylvania's wealthiest county reads "Welcome" and "Bienvenidos" in polished handwriting.

 

Mainstream GOP upbeat after sweeping tea party

Posted 8/9/2014 in National

Mainstream conservatives ran the table in Senate Republican primaries as tea party upstarts lost all six challenges to GOP incumbents, leaving the establishment upbeat about midterm elections and the insurgent movement beaten but unbowed.

 

Monkeys take 'selfies,' copyright dispute ensues from camera owner

Posted 8/8/2014 in National

Monkey see, monkey do. But when a monkey takes a selfie, who owns the copyright?

Bad bite: A tick can make you allergic to red meat

Posted 8/8/2014 in National

A bug can turn you into a vegetarian, or at least make you swear off red meat.

 

Man guilty of murder in Michigan porch shooting

Posted 8/8/2014 in National

A suburban Detroit man who insisted he killed an unarmed woman on his porch in self-defense was convicted of second-degree murder Thursday after the jury rejected his tearful claim that he fired through a screen door in the wee hours because he feared his life was at risk.

 

Beef production pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

Posted 8/8/2014 in National

Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says.

 

Poultry firms: Russia ban has little impact

Posted 8/8/2014 in National

Poultry producers say Russia's decision to ban imported U.S. meat won't lead to a glut of the product because other countries are clamoring for inexpensive meat.

 

 

Obama threatens airstrikes on militants in Iraq

Posted 8/8/2014 in National

Declaring that "America is coming to help," President Barack Obama is authorizing U.S. airstrikes if necessary and airdrops of humanitarian aid in northern Iraq to counter advancing Islamic militants and the threat they pose to Americans as well as Iraqi civilians.

 

 

Nixon's back! (At least on Twitter)

Posted 8/8/2014 in National

If you believe the media reports, Richard Nixon suffered a stroke in 1994 and died days later at age 81. He is buried in his native Yorba Linda, California, silent as the country marks the 40th anniversary of his resignation.

 

 

Obama to sign veterans' health care overhaul

Posted 8/7/2014 in National

Veterans are expected to have an easier time getting government-paid health care from local doctors under a bill that President Barack Obama is set to sign into law Thursday.

 

Afghan official: General's killer hid in bathroom

Posted 8/6/2014 in National

The Afghan soldier who killed a U.S. two-star general and wounded other top officers hid in a bathroom before his assault and used a NATO machine gun in his attack, an Afghan military official said Wednesday.

 

Health law is a tale of 2 Americas

Posted 8/6/2014 in National

President Barack Obama's health care law has become a tale of two Americas. States that fully embraced the law's coverage expansion are experiencing a significant drop in the number of uninsured residents, according to a major new survey released Tuesday. States whose leaders still object to "Obamacare" are seeing much less change.

 

 

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