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Abandoned truck dripping rancid chicken juice

Posted 9/26/2014 in National

A truck dripping rancid juices from thousands of pounds of rotting chicken sat in the heat attracting flies Thursday at a western Montana truck stop, where an Idaho trucking company employee abandoned it.

 

Challenges remain in missing UVa student case

Posted 9/26/2014 in National

Now that they have captured the man charged with abducting a missing University of Virginia student, police face two other major challenges: making the charge stick and, most important, finding Hannah Graham.

 

U.S.-led airstrikes hit IS group oil sites for second day

Posted 9/26/2014 in National

U.S.-led coalition warplanes bombed oil installations and other facilities in territory controlled by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria on Friday, taking aim for a second consecutive day at a key source of financing that has swelled the extremist group's coffers, activists said.

 

 

Cops: Saw ambush suspect, found his dirty diapers

Posted 9/25/2014 in National

A suspect in the fatal ambush of a trooper has occasionally made himself visible to officers before melting back into the forest, and police found empty packs of Serbian-branded cigarettes and soiled diapers believed to have been left by him, Pennsylvania State Police said Wednesday.

 

 

Domestic violence in U.S.: Data tells complex story

Posted 9/25/2014 in National

For weeks, amid allegations involving several NFL players, domestic violence has been the focus of intense national attention. Does the turmoil reflect a worsening epidemic of domestic violence, or has the U.S. in fact made great strides to curtail it? The answer is complicated.

 

 

Algerian Islamic militants behead French hostage

Posted 9/25/2014 in National

An Algerian splinter group from al-Qaida has beheaded a French hostage over France's airstrikes on the Islamic State group, in a sign of the possible widening of the crisis in Iraq and Syria to the rest of the region.

 

 

Obama at UN: Dismantle the IS 'network of death'

Posted 9/25/2014 in National

Confronted by the growing threat of Middle East militants, President Barack Obama implored world leaders at the United Nations Wednesday to rally behind his expanding military campaign to stamp out the violent Islamic State group and its "network of death."

 

 

No death penalty for dad charged in toddler death

Posted 9/25/2014 in National

A Georgia man accused of leaving his toddler son to die inside a hot car will not face the death penalty, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

 

Fire destroys Michael Brown memorial in Ferguson

Posted 9/25/2014 in National

Anger spilled over Tuesday after fire destroyed one of two memorials on the street where Michael Brown was killed, a site that has become sacred to many in Ferguson and others nationwide focused on interactions between minorities and police.

Suspect captured in case of missing UVa student

Posted 9/25/2014 in National

A man charged with abducting a missing University of Virginia sophomore has been captured in Texas and is awaiting extradition -- but there is still no sign of the student, authorities said.

 

Anti-addiction groups call for new FDA top official

Posted 9/25/2014 in National

Anti-addiction activists are calling for the Food and Drug Administration's top official to step down, saying the agency's policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse.

 

 

Rape joke on Fox cartoons draws attention

Posted 9/25/2014 in National

The Fox network isn't responding to suggestions that it edit its upcoming crossover episode of "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy" to remove a joke where the punch line is "your sister's being raped."

 

New photos show toll of age, prison on pop legend

Posted 9/25/2014 in National

Two newly released photos of Phil Spector show the toll of age and prison on the once flamboyant music legend.

 

Businesses won't have to return BP spill payouts

Posted 9/25/2014 in National

BP wanted its money back -- hundreds of millions of dollars of it -- but a federal judge said Wednesday that the oil giant must stick by its agreement with the companies it compensated for business losses due to the 2010 Gulf oil spill.

 

Rights of same-sex military spouses vary by state

Posted 9/24/2014 in National

On the wall over her bunk in Kuwait, Marine Cpl. Nivia Huskey proudly displays a collection of sonogram printouts of the baby boy her pregnant spouse is carrying back home in North Carolina.

 

Mercedes labor chief seeks UAW foothold in Alabama

Posted 9/24/2014 in National

The head labor official on Daimler AG's supervisory board says he considers it "unacceptable" that the German automaker's Mercedes plant in Alabama stands alone among the company's factories around the world without union representation for its workers.

 

 

Police: Fired UPS employee kills 2 ex-colleagues

Posted 9/24/2014 in National

Fired a day earlier from UPS, a man put on his work uniform, drove to an Alabama package sorting center and evaded security by entering through a truck dock in the rear, police and the company say.

 

 

Filmmaker: Ambush suspect was odd but not a threat

Posted 9/24/2014 in National

Eric Frein obsessively collected military memorabilia, dismissed his fellow war re-enactors as dilettantes, and took his hobby so seriously that he spoke French during a simulated Vietnam War-era interrogation, according to a filmmaker who interviewed the man now suspected of ambushing a Pennsylvania State Police barracks.

 

 

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