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NYC officer mourned at funeral as tensions linger

Posted 12/27/2014 in National

Thousands of police officers from across the nation packed a church and spilled onto streets Saturday to honor Officer Rafael Ramos.

 

Yes-We-Can president faces twilight of maybes

Posted 12/27/2014 in National

It was supposed to be a joke. "Are you still president?" comedian Stephen Colbert asked Barack Obama earlier this month.

 

Kathleen Parker: North Korea's inglorious hackers

Posted 12/27/2014 in National

If I were a cartoonist, a phrase cartoonists are loath to hear, I'd sketch a chubby imp dressed in a diaper, sporting a chia Mohawk and munching the last Big Mac on Earth while straddling a nuclear-armed missile that bears a striking resemblance to Dennis Rodman.

 

Father of pilot captured by Islamic State pleads for release

Posted 12/26/2014 in National

The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State group in Syria pleaded for his son's release on Thursday.

After NYC deaths, a surge of support for police

Posted 12/26/2014 in National

At a time when many in the nation's police community feel embattled, Americans in cities and towns across the country are making an effort to express support and gratitude.

 

Capacity crowds pack screenings of 'The Interview'

Posted 12/26/2014 in National

Critics and early viewers agree that "The Interview" is less than a masterpiece.

 

 

Can GOP shatter 'Obama coalition' in 2016?

Posted 12/26/2014 in National

Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the GOP.

 

 

Too late: Cops' deaths highlight outdated systems

Posted 12/24/2014 in National

After Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot his ex-girlfriend and posted an online death threat against police, investigators in Maryland used modern cellphone tracking technology to follow his journey to New York City in real time.

 

Police: Officer in Missouri shot, killed man who pulled gun

Posted 12/24/2014 in National

A suburban St. Louis police officer shot and killed a man who pointed a gun at him at a gas station late Tuesday, police said.

 

FDA going after sellers of pure caffeine powder

Posted 12/23/2014 in National

The Food and Drug Administration is building a legal case against companies that sell pure powdered caffeine, which can be fatal even in small doses.

 

Jesus' birthplace grapples with modern traffic challenges

Posted 12/23/2014 in National

It's Christmas season and the little town of Bethlehem is jammed with a big-city problem: Traffic.

 

AP-GfK poll: Cards, gifts cross religious lines

Posted 12/23/2014 in National

Christmastime is here and a new poll reveals the cards and gifts that are part of celebrating the holiday are ubiquitous.

 

NY police union leader well known for his bite

Posted 12/23/2014 in National

Patrick Lynch was hollering. Standing outside a Brooklyn hospital after the bodies of two slain police officers were taken away, the head of the nation's largest police union railed against Mayor Bill de Blasio.

 

A look at North Korea's limited Internet capabilities

Posted 12/23/2014 in National

An hours-long Internet outage Tuesday in one of the world's least-wired countries was probably more inconvenient to foreigners than to North Korean residents.

 

Joe Cocker dies at 70

Posted 12/23/2014 in National

British singer Joe Cocker is dead at age 70.

Police on alert after NYC cop killings

Posted 12/22/2014 in National

Police departments around the country are on alert after a man ambushed two officers and shot them to death inside their patrol car Saturday.

 

Republicans fighting to hang onto Senate -- in 2016

Posted 12/22/2014 in National

Senate majority in hand, ascendant Republicans are set to challenge President Barack Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill come January.

 

 

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