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Hackers accused of making $100M by peeking at press releases

Posted 8/12/2015 in National

An international web of hackers and traders made $100 million on Wall Street by stealing a look at corporate press releases before they went out and then trading on that information ahead of the pack, federal authorities charged Tuesday.



Donald Trump returns to Fox News after flap

Posted 8/11/2015 in National

Donald Trump returned to Fox News this morning for the first time since attacking the network's Megyn Kelly in the wake of her tough questioning of the GOP candidate for president during the party's first debate.



Athlete's brother not angry at police after shooting

Posted 8/11/2015 in National

The brother of a college football player killed by police at a Texas car dealership questioned Monday whether deadly force was needed in the confrontation, which can't be seen on video because there were no surveillance cameras inside the showroom.


Fourth night of Ferguson protests brings confrontation, arrests

Posted 8/11/2015 in National

Police arrested nearly two dozen people in Ferguson during a fourth consecutive night of demonstrations marking the anniversary of the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.


Obama suffers setback as top Dem Schumer rejects Iran deal

Posted 8/9/2015 in National

President Barack Obama suffered a notable setback in his all-out campaign to secure Democratic support for the Iran nuclear deal when the leading Jewish Democrat in the Senate announced his opposition.


Fiorina looks to capitalize on undercard debate performance

Posted 8/9/2015 in National

As Carly Fiorina stood at the back of a packed hotel ballroom Friday to give a television interview, a gaggle of conservative activists watched, chattered and snapped pictures as if she were a Hollywood celebrity.

GOP steels itself for uncertainty in White House race

Posted 8/9/2015 in National

Republicans are steeling themselves for a long period of uncertainty following a raucous first debate of the 2016 presidential campaign.


At end of epic Colorado theater shooting trial, a surprise

Posted 8/9/2015 in National

James Holmes will spend the rest of his life in prison after at least one juror balked at the possibility of sentencing him to death for the massacre that claimed 12 lives and spawned a gut-wrenching four-month trial.


Law office of Harper Lee's father for sale in Alabama

Posted 8/9/2015 in National

Before Harper Lee's novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" made the fictional lawyer Atticus Finch one of the best-known names in modern American literature, the man who inspired the character -- Lee's father -- practiced law in an old bank building in her hometown.

Trump jolts first GOP debate, rivals scramble for attention

Posted 8/7/2015 in National

A combative Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman-turned-presidential candidate, jolted the first Republican debate of the 2016 campaign by warning he might run as an independent if denied the GOP nomination.

Key takeaways from the GOP's second-stage debate

Posted 8/7/2015 in National

Before the first Republican debate of the 2016 campaign for president, there was the undercard: a matchup of seven GOP candidates who didn't have the poll numbers to make the main event.


FACT CHECK: GOP candidates veer from the truth in first debate

Posted 8/7/2015 in National

Republicans seeking their party's 2016 presidential nomination have the challenging task of trying to stand out among the 17 candidates in the race, and Thursday's televised debate was the first opportunity for the party to start whittling down its choices.


On anniversary, Obama says too few use hard-won voting right

Posted 8/7/2015 in National

Marking the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, President Barack Obama remembered the African-American men and women across the South who won their rights through persistence and courage, and he urged citizens today not to give up that hard-earned power of the ballot.

Police: Suspect in custody in Louisiana officer's death

Posted 8/7/2015 in National

A man accused of killing a Shreveport police officer was arrested Thursday after a round-the-clock manhunt, police said.


Movie-theater attacker may have planned to set off explosion

Posted 8/7/2015 in National

The disturbed homeless man who attacked a movie theater with a pellet gun, an ax and pepper spray also had a propane tank and lighter fluid and may have been planning to set off an explosion, authorities said Thursday.



McConnell to Obama: Stop demonizing Iran deal opponents

Posted 8/7/2015 in National

President Barack Obama is treating his drive to win congressional approval for his nuclear deal with Iran like a political campaign, making attacks on opponents that need to stop, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday.


A year after Michael Brown's death, Ferguson has changed

Posted 8/7/2015 in National

A year ago, Ferguson, Missouri, was a mostly quiet working-class suburban town. The uneasy relationship between its growing black population and its mostly white police force barely registered in local headlines.


South Africa, Namibia criticize airline ban on trophies

Posted 8/7/2015 in National

Some African countries that allow hunting have criticized a decision by a number of international airlines to ban the transport of parts of animals killed in hunts.



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