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Police add texting to crisis negotiation arsenal

Posted 5/12/2014 in National

The suspect in a gas station robbery and 100 mph chase kept pointing his handgun to his head, and police negotiator Andres Wells was doing all he could to keep the man from committing suicide. But he kept cutting Wells' phone calls short.

Nigeria refused help to search for kidnapped schoolgirls

Posted 5/12/2014 in National

The president of Nigeria for weeks refused international help to search for more than 300 girls abducted from a school by Islamic extremists, one in a series of missteps that have led to growing international outrage against the government.

If it's OK for women to propose, why don't they?

Posted 5/10/2014 in National

Steve Paska waited two weeks for Washington's famously fickle cherry blossoms to emerge, then spent two hours searching for the perfect spot beneath the canopy of fluff. He lured his girlfriend there on the pretext of buying a painting of the blooms. Then he surprised her by dropping to one knee and proposing.

Therapy dog helps troops deal with postwar stress

Posted 5/10/2014 in National

After three deployments to Iraq and three to Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Dennis Swols is agitated, prone to bouts of anger and unable to really talk about his time on the battlefield.

Noah, Sophia are favorite baby names

Posted 5/10/2014 in National

When it comes to baby names, blending in is out, and standing out is in.

 

First Lady: 'Outraged and heartbroken' over kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls

Posted 5/10/2014 in National

Michelle Obama on Saturday decried the kidnapping of scores of Nigerian schoolgirls who have been missing for nearly a month and used their plight to speak out for the rights of girls everywhere to get an education.

 

 

Pregnant women gain new options under health law

Posted 5/10/2014 in National

The health care law has opened up an unusual opportunity for some mothers-to-be to save on medical bills for childbirth.

 

Search continues for 3rd body in Va. balloon crash

Posted 5/10/2014 in National

A second body was recovered Saturday from the crash of a hot air balloon carrying three that drifted into a power line and burst into flames in front of hundreds of horrified spectators.

 

Nephew: Woman, 93, fired shots before being killed

Posted 5/10/2014 in National

The nephew of a 93-year-old Central Texas woman shot and killed by a police officer says his aunt fired two shots before the officer shot her.

 

 

Rubio: Democrats threaten American dream

Posted 5/10/2014 in National

Reaffirming his national political ambitions, Sen. Marco Rubio accused Democrats on Friday of threatening the American dream as he campaigned across New Hampshire, appearing in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state for the first time in 18 months.

 

Hamm gets Don Draper wax figure at Madame Tussauds

Posted 5/10/2014 in National

What's the first thing Jon Hamm did when he saw his wax figure unveiled Friday at New York's Madame Tussauds? Took a selfie, of course.

Confederate sub: Chemical bath to expose hull

Posted 5/10/2014 in National

Scientists near the city where the Civil War began prepared Thursday to soak an encrusted Confederate submarine in a chemical bath to reveal its hull for the first time in 150 years, seeking to solve the mystery of the demise of the first sub in history to sink an enemy warship

 

GOP split breaking down, tea party power wanes

Posted 5/9/2014 in National

It's too early to say the tea party's over.

 

Loyal to original zip-up Godzilla, Japan wary of U.S. remake

Posted 5/9/2014 in National

The big-screen Godzilla that scared and thrilled viewers in 1954 was an actor in a rubber suit with a zipper up its back. And many Japanese fans still prefer that monster over a Hollywood version made in terrifying, full 3-D computer-graphics glory.

 

ABC's Spencer apologizes for Cinco de Mayo segment

Posted 5/9/2014 in National

ABC's Lara Spencer is apologizing for referring to Cinco de Mayo as "Cinco de Drinko" on a "Good Morning America" segment this week.

 

Town shaken by officer shooting 93-year-old

Posted 5/9/2014 in National

Friends say 93-year-old Pearlie Golden still shopped at the grocery store and greeted friends with a jubilant "Hey, baby!" Now they and the mayor of this small Texas town want the police officer who shot and killed her gone.

 

Man back in prison for 90 years after error

Posted 5/9/2014 in National

Rene Lima-Marin's wife told her two young sons their father had to go to work the night in January when a team of police officers led her husband away in handcuffs.

 

 

Scientists still working to ID victims from 9/11

Posted 5/9/2014 in National

Thousands of vacuum-sealed plastic pouches filled with bits of bone rest in a Manhattan laboratory. These are the last unidentified fragments of the people who died in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

 

Twisters rouse interest in shelters

Posted 5/9/2014 in National

Last year's tornado season wasn't the worst in Oklahoma history, either in the number of twisters or the number of lives taken.

 

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