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Schools seek changes to healthier lunch rules

Posted 5/7/2014 in National

Becky Domokos-Bays of Alexandria City Public Schools has served her students whole-grain pasta 20 times. Each time, she said, they rejected it.

 

 

MSNBC apologizes for Cinco de Mayo segment

Posted 5/7/2014 in National

MSNBC is apologizing for a Cinco de Mayo segment that featured a staff member onscreen wearing a sombrero, shaking maracas and taking a swig from a bottle of tequila.

 

 

Vatican: 848 priests defrocked since '04

Posted 5/7/2014 in National

The Vatican revealed Tuesday that over the past decade, it has defrocked 848 priests who raped or molested children and sanctioned another 2,572 with lesser penalties, providing the first ever breakdown of how it handled the more than 3,400 cases of abuse reported to the Holy See since 2004.

 

 

Iran admiral: U.S. ships are a target in case of war

Posted 5/7/2014 in National

Iran will target American aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf should a war between the two countries ever break out, the naval chief of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard warned Tuesday as the country completes work on a large-scale mock-up of a U.S. carrier.

 

 

UN: Spread of polio now a world health emergency

Posted 5/7/2014 in National

For the first time ever, the World Health Organization on Monday declared the spread of polio an international public health emergency that could grow in the next few months and unravel the nearly three-decade effort to eradicate the crippling disease.

 

 

Lewinsky speaks out on affair with Clinton

Posted 5/7/2014 in National

Monica Lewinsky says there's no question her boss -- Bill Clinton -- "took advantage" of her when he was president.

 

 

Court ruling favors prayer at council meeting

Posted 5/6/2014 in National

A narrowly divided Supreme Court upheld decidedly Christian prayers at the start of local council meetings on Monday, declaring them in line with long national traditions though the country has grown more religiously diverse.

 

1,000 ounces of gold recovered from sunken ship

Posted 5/6/2014 in National

An expedition to bring back the remaining gold from a steamship that sank in 1857 off South Carolina in one of the nation's worst maritime disasters has recovered almost 1,000 ounces of gold -- the first gold recovered from the wreck in almost a quarter century.

 

Man freed in delayed imprisonment case

Posted 5/6/2014 in National

Cornealious "Mike" Anderson spent 13 years free from prison due to a clerical error, then nearly a year behind bars when the mistake was caught. On Monday, he walked out of a southeast Missouri courtroom a free man again -- this time with no need to look over his shoulder.

 

At least 3 critically injured in circus accident

Posted 5/5/2014 in National

At least three performers remain in critical condition following a circus accident in Providence. Authorities are trying to determine what caused a support frame to collapse Sunday during the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey "Legends" show at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.

Ukrainian unrest spreads; dozens dead in Odessa

Posted 5/3/2014 in National

kraine launched an offensive against separatist forces for control of a besieged eastern city Friday, while clashes between pro- and anti-government activists in the previously calm southern port of Odessa led to a fire that police said killed 31 people.

Rescuers struggle to help Afghans

Posted 5/3/2014 in National

Afghan rescuers and volunteers armed with shovels and little more than their bare hands dug through the mud Saturday after a massive landslide swept through a village the day before, turning it into an earthen tomb holding hundreds of bodies, officials said.

 

GM begins talks to settle ignition switch lawsuits

Posted 5/3/2014 in National

A mediator for General Motors has begun negotiations about settling more than 300 claims related to a deadly ignition switch problem in some older model small cars.

 

 

Execution renews debate on doctors' role

Posted 5/3/2014 in National

A botched lethal injection in Oklahoma this week has renewed a debate on whether doctors should be banned from executions -- or required to participate to make the process more humane.

 

 

Lawmakers say they won't abandon death penalty

Posted 5/3/2014 in National

A bungled execution in Oklahoma in which the condemned prisoner writhed and moaned as he received a lethal injection outraged death-penalty opponents, invited court challenges and attracted worldwide attention.

 

Iran mother recalls act of mercy for son's killer

Posted 5/2/2014 in National

Her son's killer stood on a chair on the gallows, his hands shackled, the noose around his neck. Hundreds crowded outside the jailhouse in a northern Iranian town to see if the mother, Samereh Alinejad, would exercise her right to kick the chair out from under him to let him hang.

 

High school senior class prank leads to 62 arrests

Posted 5/2/2014 in National

Sixty-two students were arrested Thursday after police said they broke into their high school overnight for a senior class prank, urinating in hallways, greasing doorknobs with petroleum jelly and taping hot dogs to lockers.

 

 

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