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Suds, faith found at California laundromat

Posted 8/29/2014 in National

Over the long months that Victoria Mitchell lived in her car with her infant daughter, there was one bright spot in her life: doing laundry.

 

Donors give nearly $700K after police shooting

Posted 8/29/2014 in National

Donors have given nearly $700,000 to online fundraising sites set up to collect money for the family of a black 18-year-old and the white police officer who fatally shot him in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

 

 

Obama cautions against using force to solve crises

Posted 8/29/2014 in National

Faced with deepening crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, President Barack Obama is putting the brakes on the notion that American military power can solve either conflict.

 

 

Dad acquitted in slaying of driver who killed sons

Posted 8/28/2014 in National

A southeast Texas man says that despite his acquittal Wednesday for the shooting death of the drunken driver who caused a crash that killed his two sons, there are no winners.

 

Firing range death by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns

Posted 8/28/2014 in National

The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering what sort of parents would let a child handle a submachine gun.

AP source: American militant killed in Syria

Posted 8/28/2014 in National

An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official said Tuesday.

 

'Cops' crew member killed in Omaha police shooting

Posted 8/28/2014 in National

Police officers who opened fire while disrupting a robbery at a fast-food restaurant in Omaha killed a crew member with the TV show "Cops" as well as the suspect, who was armed with a pellet gun that they thought was a real handgun, authorities said Wednesday.

 

 

Louisiana Gov. Jindal sues feds over Common Core

Posted 8/28/2014 in National

In a move certain to bolster his national standing with conservatives, Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal sued the Obama administration Wednesday, hoping to strike a blow against the controversial Common Core education standards and raising his profile as he builds a likely presidential campaign.

 

 

Federal prosecutions not easy in police shootings

Posted 8/27/2014 in National

As the Justice Department probes the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, history suggests there's no guarantee of a criminal prosecution, let alone a conviction.

 

 

Possible airstrikes in Syria raise more questions

Posted 8/27/2014 in National

The intelligence gathered by U.S. military surveillance flights over Syria could support a broad bombing campaign against the Islamic State militant group, but current and former U.S. officials differ on whether air power would significantly degrade what some have called a "terrorist army."

 

 

American woman being held hostage

Posted 8/27/2014 in National

The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a family representative said Tuesday. The 26-year-old woman is the third American known to have been kidnapped by the militant group.

 

Michael Brown funeral mourners urge black Americans to take action

Posted 8/26/2014 in National

The mourners filled an enormous church to remember Michael Brown -- recalling him as a "gentle giant," aspiring rapper and recent high school graduate on his way to a technical college.

 

Report: No proof veterans died because of delays

Posted 8/26/2014 in National

The Veterans Affairs Department says investigators have found no proof that delays in care caused any deaths at a VA hospital in Phoenix, deflating an explosive allegation that helped expose a troubled health care system in which veterans waited months for appointments while employees falsified records to cover up the delays.

 

 

Syria warns U.S.: No unilateral strikes on militants

Posted 8/26/2014 in National

Syria said Monday it was ready to help confront the rising threat from the Islamic State group, but warned the United States against carrying out airstrikes without Damascus' consent, saying any such attack would be considered an aggression.

 

 

Freed U.S. reporter's father praises son's noble cause

Posted 8/26/2014 in National

The overjoyed father of the American journalist freed by Islamic militants said Monday that his son and others who venture into dangerous lands like Syria deserve praise for wanting to "bear witness ... tell the truth about what's going on."

 

 

Heart group: E-cigarettes might help smokers quit

Posted 8/26/2014 in National

The American Heart Association's first policy statement on electronic cigarettes backs them as a last resort to help smokers quit. The American Cancer Society has no formal policy but quietly took a similar stance in May.

 

 

'Breaking Bad' and 'Modern Family' win Emmy Awards

Posted 8/26/2014 in National

"Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable fare retains the power to fend off challenges from upstart online series such as "Orange Is the New Black."

 

 

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