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Study blames humans for most of melting glaciers

Posted 8/15/2014 in National

More than two-thirds of the recent rapid melting of the world's glaciers can be blamed on humans, a new study finds.

 

 

Obama: No Iraq rescue; further airdrops unlikely

Posted 8/15/2014 in National

President Barack Obama on Thursday promised to expand U.S. humanitarian relief to Iraqis threatened by the advancing army of the Islamic State militants.

 

Protests turn violent in St. Louis suburb

Posted 8/14/2014 in National

Police used tear gas and smoke bombs to repel crowds who threw Molotov cocktails during another violent night on the streets of a St. Louis suburb in the wake of the shooting of the unarmed 18-year old Michael Brown.

 

Israeli tactic to stop soldier capture criticized

Posted 8/14/2014 in National

An Israeli military tactic that allows overwhelming fire to stop the capture of soldiers -- even at the risk of killing them -- is facing criticism after its use in the Gaza war killed some 100 Palestinians.

 

Study questions need for most people to cut salt

Posted 8/14/2014 in National

A large international study questions the conventional wisdom that most people should cut back on salt, suggesting that the amount most folks consume is OK for heart health -- and too little may be as bad as too much. The findings came under immediate attack by other scientists.

 

Obama weighs strategy against Islamic State

Posted 8/14/2014 in National

The Obama administration is grappling with how to bridge the gap between its increasingly dire assessment of the threat posed by the Islamic State group and the limited, defensive air campaign it has so far undertaken, which military officials acknowledge will not blunt the group's momentum.

 

Maserati raises police suspicions in Mass.

Posted 8/14/2014 in National

Police patrol cars are usually Fords or Chryslers, not Maseratis. So when a patrolman in Braintree, Massachusetts, spotted a Maserati resembling a police cruiser over the weekend, he pulled it over.

 

Daughter of Robin Williams faced online abuse

Posted 8/14/2014 in National

Robin Williams' daughter has abandoned her online social media accounts in disgust following what she called "cruel and unnecessary" messages following her father's death, a move that has prompted Twitter to explore how it handles such situations.

 

 

It's a jungle out there: Animals in campaign ads

Posted 8/14/2014 in National

It's a jungle out there in political television advertising, what with parrots, chicks, dogs and pigs taking turns in commercials that bite and scratch in a way no nonpartisan pet ever would.

 

 

Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near

Posted 8/13/2014 in National

Hundreds of thousands of people who signed up under the new health care law risk losing their taxpayer-subsidized insurance unless they act quickly to resolve questions about their citizenship or immigration status. The government warned on Tuesday that they have just over three weeks to show that they're eligible.

 

 

Robin Williams hanged self but no answer as to why

Posted 8/13/2014 in National

Although police have now revealed how Robin Williams committed suicide, the Oscar-winning actor's fans, friends and even family continue to struggle to understand why someone who spread so much joy throughout the world could find so little in his own life that he decided to stop living.

 

Actress Lauren Bacall dead at 89

Posted 8/13/2014 in National

Lauren Bacall was a movie star from almost her first moment on the silver screen.

 

Clinton making amends with Obama after critique

Posted 8/13/2014 in National

After distancing herself from some of President Barack Obama's foreign policy, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called her ex-boss Tuesday to try to smooth things over and planned on "hugging it out" in person at an upcoming get-together.

 

Asbestos pushed in Asia as product for the poor

Posted 8/13/2014 in National

The executives mingled over tea and sugar cookies, and the chatter was upbeat. Their industry, they said at a conference in the Indian capital, saves lives and brings roofs, walls and pipes to some of the world's poorest people.

Robin Williams, boisterous comedy star, dead at 63

Posted 8/12/2014 in National

Robin Williams, a brilliant shapeshifter who could channel his frenetic energy into delightful comic characters like "Mrs. Doubtfire" or harness it into richly nuanced work like his Oscar-winning turn in "Good Will Hunting," died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63.

 

DEA improperly paid $854,460 for passenger lists

Posted 8/12/2014 in National

The Drug Enforcement Administration paid an Amtrak employee hundreds of thousands of dollars over two decades to obtain confidential information it could have gotten for free, according to internal investigators at the railroad.

 

 

Ukraine says it will deny access to Russian aid

Posted 8/12/2014 in National

A convoy of 280 Russian trucks reportedly packed with aid headed for eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, but Ukraine said it would deny the mission entry because it has not been certified by the Red Cross and could be a covert military operation.

 

 

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