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Regulators go after crowdfunding scam

Posted 6/12/2015 in National

Federal regulators are going after people who raise money online through crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and GoFundMe but don't follow through on their promises.



Search for escaped killers enters Day 6, expands to Vermont

Posted 6/11/2015 in National

Authorities searching for two escaped killers who have been on the loose for the better part of a week acknowledged being in the dark about their whereabouts or doings, even as the hunt for the men expanded past state borders into Vermont.



Prison break spotlights code of silence behind bars

Posted 6/11/2015 in National

Other inmates at the state prison in Dannemora may have been in a position to see or at least hear two convicts making their escape using power tools to cut steel, break through bricks and slice open steam pipes.



Lawyer: Officer didn't target black teens at Texas pool

Posted 6/11/2015 in National

A white Texas police officer was not targeting minorities when he wrestled a black teenage girl to the ground and brandished his gun outside a pool party, his lawyer said, but rather was fraught with emotion after responding earlier to two suicide calls.



Murder charge dropped against woman who induced abortion

Posted 6/11/2015 in National

A Georgia prosecutor dropped a murder charge Wednesday but is pursuing a drug possession count against a 23-year-old woman accused of ending her pregnancy without a prescription, using pills she bought online.



Study: Rape prevention training works

Posted 6/11/2015 in National

A program that taught college women ways to prevent sexual assault cut in half the chances they would be raped over the next year, a Canadian study found.



Health head: Congress' problem if court voids health law aid

Posted 6/11/2015 in National

Congress and the states will need to find an answer if the Supreme Court strikes down the federal subsidies that are a foundation of President Barack Obama's health care law, his health secretary told lawmakers Wednesday.



US to send more troops to Iraq for expanded training mission

Posted 6/10/2015 in National

An expected White House decision to send several hundred more troops to Iraq to expand training of Iraqi forces in Anbar province is not a shift in U.S. strategy but is aimed at helping Iraq retake the provincial capital, Ramadi, and eventually blunt the Islamic State's battlefield momentum.



Nashville Music City Center abuzz with 100K bees on roof

Posted 6/10/2015 in National

Nashville's Music City Center is now home to 100,000 bees as part of the venue's sustainability initiative.



Cervical cancer vaccine might work after just 1 shot, not 3

Posted 6/10/2015 in National

Protecting girls from cervical cancer might be possible with just one dose of the HPV vaccine rather than the three now recommended, a new analysis suggests.



GOP ready to attack Obama health law as HHS chief testifies

Posted 6/10/2015 in National

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell is ready to defend President Barack Obama's health care law before congressional Republicans who consider it a failure and who hope the Supreme Court will void one of its cornerstones -- federal subsidies that help millions afford coverage.


Supreme Court ruling against gay marriage could cause legal 'chaos'

Posted 6/10/2015 in National

Gay and lesbian couples could face legal chaos if the Supreme Court rules against same-sex marriage in the next few weeks.


Murder charge for woman who took abortion pill questioned

Posted 6/10/2015 in National

Even opponents of abortion say it may be hard for Georgia authorities to follow through with prosecuting a woman who was charged with murder because she took a pill to terminate her pregnancy.



Officer recorded in pool party incident resigns

Posted 6/10/2015 in National

A white police officer in suburban Dallas has resigned after he was recorded on video pushing a black teenage girl to the ground outside a pool party and brandishing his gun at other teens.


Group seeks charges against Cleveland cops in boy's shooting

Posted 6/10/2015 in National

A group of activists, clergy and attorneys frustrated by how long it's taken to investigate the death of a 12-year-old black boy who had a pellet gun when shot by a white police officer asked a judge Tuesday to rule that there's enough evidence to charge the officer and his partner with crimes.


Hastert enters not guilty plea during first court appearance

Posted 6/10/2015 in National

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has pleaded not guilty to charges that he violated banking rules and lied to the FBI about promising to pay $3.5 million in hush money to conceal misconduct from his days as a high school teacher.


Sweep in small town for two escaped killers comes up empty

Posted 6/10/2015 in National

Reports of two men walking along a road brought hundreds of law enforcement officers to a small town in the Adirondack foothills for a sweep that seemingly turned up no signs of two killers who escaped from a maximum-security prison.

South African veterinarians intervene to save Hope the rhino

Posted 6/10/2015 in National

The horns and a large section of the rhino's face were hacked off by poachers, a horrific injury that exposed flesh and bone.


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