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Too late: Cops' deaths highlight outdated systems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.

 

 

How do you joke about the Sony hacking? A little carefully

Posted 12/22/2014 in National

How do you joke about the Sony hacking story? After all, it was an attempt at comedy that launched this whole sobering mess.

 

 

Chrysler expands air bag recall

Posted 12/20/2014 in National

After resisting for nearly a month, Chrysler has bowed to government demands and will expand a recall of driver's side air bag inflators across the nation.

 

 

Bush officials did little oversight of CIA program

Posted 12/20/2014 in National

In July 2004, despite growing internal concerns about the CIA's brutal interrogation methods, senior members of George W. Bush's national security team gave the agency permission to employ the harsh tactics against an al-Qaida facilitator the agency suspected was linked to a plot to disrupt the upcoming presidential election.

 

 

Colorado theater shooter's parents plead for his life

Posted 12/20/2014 in National

The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes begged Friday for his life to be spared through a plea bargain.

 

 

Bergdahl investigation wraps up; top leaders get briefings

Posted 12/20/2014 in National

The Army has finished its investigation into how and why Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl disappeared from his base in Afghanistan and senior Pentagon leaders have been briefed, including Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, officials said Friday.

 

No word yet from Fidel amid historic US-Cuba shift

Posted 12/20/2014 in National

Everyone in Cuba is talking about the startling turn in relations with the United States, with one notable exception: Fidel Castro.

 

Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

Posted 12/20/2014 in National

President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader.

 

Latin America cheers US-Cuba deal

Posted 12/19/2014 in National

Latin America is welcoming the renewal of ties between Cuba and the United States.

 

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