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Death puts focus on caffeine powder dangers

Posted 7/19/2014 in National

A few weeks before their prom king's death, students at an Ohio high school had attended an assembly on narcotics that warned about the dangers of heroin and prescription painkillers. But it was one of the world's most widely accepted drugs that killed Logan Stiner -- a powdered form of caffeine so potent that as little as a single teaspoon can be fatal.

 

 

Without radar, missile may not have identified jet

Posted 7/19/2014 in National

If Ukrainian rebels shot down the Malaysian jetliner, killing 298 people, it may have been because they didn't have the right systems in place to distinguish between military and civilian aircraft, experts said Saturday.

 

Credible probe sought in downing of Malaysian jet

Posted 7/19/2014 in National

World leaders demanded Friday that pro-Russia rebels who control the eastern Ukraine crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 give immediate, unfettered access to independent investigators to determine who shot down the plane.

U.S. communities diverge on child migrant response

Posted 7/19/2014 in National

As thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children have poured into South Texas, community leaders from Dallas to Los Angeles to Syracuse, N.Y., have offered to set up temporary shelters to relieve the Army bases, holding cells and converted warehouses at the border.

 

Robbers' families say police acted appropriately

Posted 7/19/2014 in National

The families of two slain bank robbery suspects said Friday that police in the Northern California city of Stockton acted appropriately when they engaged in a gunbattle with their sons.

 

 

Contempt charge for saggy pants in court dismissed

Posted 7/19/2014 in National

An eastern Pennsylvania judge has dismissed a contempt-of-court citation against a man who was fined $50 for wearing saggy pants in court.

 

Officials: Unlicensed mortician had remains of 50

Posted 7/19/2014 in National

An unlicensed funeral director accused of stealing more than $12,000 from an elderly couple could face more charges after authorities found 12 bodies and the cremated remains of more than 40 others in two self-storage units he rented, authorities said Friday.

 

Unease over Obama Afghanistan plan

Posted 7/19/2014 in National

Afghanistan's disputed election and Iraq's unraveling are giving members of Congress and U.S. allies in the region reason to think President Barack Obama should rethink his decision to withdraw virtually all Americans troops from Afghanistan by the close of 2016.

 

Ukraine: Pro-Russia rebels downed Malaysian plane

Posted 7/18/2014 in National

Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian jetliner with 298 people aboard, sharply escalating the crisis and threatening to draw both East and West deeper into the conflict. The rebels denied downing the aircraft.

Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

Posted 7/18/2014 in National

On July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin was "out of town" when the world united and rejoiced in a way never seen before or since. He and Neil Armstrong were on the moon.

Blues legend Johnny Winter dies at 70 in Zurich

Posted 7/18/2014 in National

Texas blues legend Johnny Winter emblazoned himself into the world's consciousness with his tattooed arms churning out lightning-fast guitar riffs and his striking long white hair flowing from under his cowboy hat.

Robbery violence led cops to fire despite hostage

Posted 7/18/2014 in National

Misty Holt-Singh planned to be gone for just a few minutes when she stepped into her local bank. Instead, she became the victim of three robbers who had gone there, too, planning to take both money and hostages.

Typhoon kills 38 in Philippines

Posted 7/17/2014 in National

A typhoon that barreled through the northern Philippines left at least 38 people dead and knocked out power in entire provinces and forced more than half a million people to flee its lethal wind and rains, officials said Thursday.

Gaza rocket hits Israel as humanitarian lull ends

Posted 7/17/2014 in National

Palestinian militants fired a rocket at Israel Thursday just as a five-hour U.N. humanitarian cease-fire expired, the Israeli military said.

 

New brain protein tied to Alzheimer's disease

Posted 7/17/2014 in National

Scientists have linked a new protein to Alzheimer's disease, different from the amyloid and tau that make up the sticky brain plaques and tangles long known to be its hallmarks.

 

 

Study: U.S. Alzheimer's rate seems to be dropping

Posted 7/16/2014 in National

The rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries -- good news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are living to an old age, new studies show.

 

 

New guidelines could help many pregnant workers

Posted 7/16/2014 in National

New federal guidelines on job discrimination against pregnant workers could have a big impact on the workplace and in the courtroom.

 

 

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