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AP: Abused kids die as officials fail to protect

Posted 12/18/2014 in National

At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities.

 

 

Can identifying mental illness stop terror attacks?

Posted 12/17/2014 in National

A radical Muslim killed a soldier outside Canada's Parliament. A right-wing extremist opened fire on buildings in Texas' capital and tried to burn down the Mexican Consulate. An Al-Qaida-inspired assailant hacked an off-duty soldier to death in London.

 

 

113th Congress ends with more fights than feats

Posted 12/17/2014 in National

The tempestuous 113th Congress has limped out of Washington for the last time, capping two years of modest and infrequent legislating.

 

 

Ex-Marine's suicide ends rampage, manhunt

Posted 12/17/2014 in National

An ex-Marine's suicide ended a violent rampage that left his ex-wife and five of her relatives dead a week after he lost a custody battle.

 

 

Pakistan school: Devastation where 148 were slain by Taliban

Posted 12/17/2014 in National

The Taliban massacre that killed 148 people, mostly children, at a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan left a scene of heart-wrenching devastation.

 

 

Stronger start for Obama's health law this year

Posted 12/17/2014 in National

Sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law is off to a stronger start this year. But it's not perfect.

 

 

Survey: E-cigs surpass regular cigarettes in teen use

Posted 12/17/2014 in National

Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use survey finds.

 

 

Australia: Siege gunman dropped off watch list

Posted 12/17/2014 in National

A gunman responsible for a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe was once on the national security agency's watch list.

 

 

Why oil is down by half and what it means for you

Posted 12/17/2014 in National

The price of oil has fallen by nearly half in just six months.

 

Search intensifies for Pa. gunman who killed 6

Posted 12/16/2014 in National

A woman who told neighbors she feared her ex-husband would kill her was among six people found fatally shot in three suburban Philadelphia homes.

'Deluded' Australia hostage-taker saw himself as a martyr

Posted 12/16/2014 in National

He wrote letters to grieving families of Australian troops killed in Afghanistan that likened them to "Hitler's soldiers." He was accused of being an accomplice in the murder of his ex-wife, who was stabbed and set on fire.

Families of Newtown victims sue rifle manufacturer

Posted 12/16/2014 in National

The families of nine people killed in the Newtown school massacre filed a lawsuit against the maker and sellers of the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle used in the shooting.

 

Republicans blame Cruz for confirmations

Posted 12/16/2014 in National

Unhappy Republicans say Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has given President Barack Obama a present this holiday season -- a gift certificate good for confirmation of 12 judicial appointments.

 

Five people escape Sydney cafe in hostage crisis

Posted 12/15/2014 in National

Five people escaped from a Sydney cafe where a gunman took an unknown number of hostages during this morning's rush hour.

 

Like low gas prices? So does the station owner

Posted 12/13/2014 in National

So you think you are finally getting one over on the gas stations as you pay well under $3 a gallon for the first time in four years?

 

 

Senate averts shutdown fears; fights over nominees

Posted 12/13/2014 in National

Their power ebbing, Senate Democrats launched a last-minute drive Saturday to confirm roughly 20 of President Barack Obama's nominees.

 

CIA lied about torture, Senate report suggests

Posted 12/13/2014 in National

When CIA interrogators were torturing accused Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed at a secret prison in Poland in March 2003, a top CIA analyst asked them to show him a photograph of an alleged terrorist named Majid Khan.

 

Ice bucket challenge, Robin Williams top 2014 popular list on Facebook

Posted 12/13/2014 in National

Day after day, Facebook captures our best and worst moments.

 

 

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