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Church: Abducted Seattle missionary released

Posted 3/7/2015 in National

A 71-year-old Seattle missionary abducted last month from a school in Nigeria has been released and is safe, the Free Methodist Church USA said Friday.

 

US: North Korea response to attack on ambassador 'callous'

Posted 3/7/2015 in National

The United States on Friday condemned North Korea's "callous" reaction to the knife attack on the U.S. ambassador to South Korea that has added to tensions on the divided Korean Peninsula.

 

US, Europe show solidarity on Iran nuclear negotiations

Posted 3/7/2015 in National

U.S. and European diplomats said Saturday they are united in their strategy and goal in trying to achieve a nuclear deal with Iran.

 

 

Major survey shows most Americans support same-sex marriage

Posted 3/6/2015 in National

In the late 1980s, support for gay marriage was essentially unheard of in America. Just a quarter century later, it's now favored by clear majority of Americans.

 

 

Knifed US ambassador to Seoul in pain as officials investigate

Posted 3/6/2015 in National

The U.S. ambassador to South Korea struggled with pain as he recovered Friday from a knife attack, while police searched the offices of the anti-U.S. activist who they say slashed the envoy while screaming demands for Korean reunification.

 

Dog stable after being shot, tied to Florida train tracks

Posted 3/6/2015 in National

A dog that was tied to railroad tracks and shot was expected to survive Thursday after being found by police.

50th anniversary of Selma march rekindles Ferguson comparisons

Posted 3/6/2015 in National

In only a few minutes on national television, the beatings of civil rights marchers by police on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, dragged the inhumanity of Southern segregation into America's living rooms as never before.

Philadelphia officer shot dead while trying to stop robbery

Posted 3/6/2015 in National

A Philadelphia police officer was shot in the head and killed after he and his partner exchanged gunfire with two suspects trying to rob a video game store, city officials said Thursday.

 

Experts: Ferguson must move quickly to rebuild public trust

Posted 3/6/2015 in National

The federal government's withering report on the Ferguson Police Department issued a stern mandate to city leaders: Reform your law-enforcement practices and rebuild relations with the black community.

 

 

Iraqi forces push on to Tikrit as IS destroys ancient site

Posted 3/6/2015 in National

Iraqi forces pressed their offensive against the Islamic State group today, expecting to reach the outskirts of the militant-held city of Tikrit within hours, a day after the extremists reportedly "bulldozed" a famed archaeological site in the area.

 

 

Accused rapist dragged from prison and killed by Indian mob

Posted 3/6/2015 in National

A mob stormed a prison in northeastern India, dragged away and lynched a man accused of rape, police said Friday.

 

Attack on US envoy part of S.Korea's violent protest history

Posted 3/5/2015 in National

A knife attack today that injured the U.S. ambassador to South Korea is only the latest act of political violence in a deeply divided country where some protesters portray their causes as matters of life and death.

Civil rights landmark bridge is named for reputed KKK leader

Posted 3/5/2015 in National

When the nation's first black president steps onto the Edmund Pettus Bridge to honor the marchers beaten there 50 years ago, he'll be standing on a structure that's at once synonymous with the civil rights struggle and a tribute to a reputed Ku Klux Klan leader.

 

Exxon CEO: Get used to lower oil prices

Posted 3/5/2015 in National

Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson expects the price of oil to remain low over the next two years because of ample global supplies and relatively weak economic growth.

 

 

Senate fails to override Obama's veto of Keystone pipeline bill

Posted 3/5/2015 in National

The Senate on Wednesday failed to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to construct the Keystone XL pipeline, the first of many confrontations between the Republican-controlled Congress and the White House this year over energy policy.

 

Alabama probate judges ordered to halt gay wedding licenses

Posted 3/4/2015 in National

Probate judges must again decide whether to issue wedding licenses to gay couples after the Alabama Supreme Court ruled the state's ban on same-sex marriage is legal, despite a federal court's decision to the contrary.

In Ferguson, scathing US report brings pressure for change

Posted 3/4/2015 in National

A Justice Department report says blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, are disproportionately subject to excessive police force, baseless traffic stops and citations for infractions as petty as walking down the middle of street.

 

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