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Alaska TV reporter quits on air to promote pot

Posted 9/23/2014 in National

A television reporter quit her job on live TV with a big four-letter flourish after revealing she owns a medical marijuana business and intends to press for legalization of recreational pot in Alaska.

 

 

Dempsey: 'No safe haven' for militants

Posted 9/23/2014 in National

Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes at the heart of the Islamic State group's military strongholds in Syria achieved their strategic aim of showing the extremists that their savage attacks will not go unanswered, the top American military officer said Tuesday.

 

Accused White House intruder armed in July arrest

Posted 9/23/2014 in National

Two months before Omar J. Gonzalez allegedly hopped a White House fence, dashed across the North Lawn and entered the executive mansion, he was arrested in rural Virginia, heavily armed and carrying a map of Washington tucked inside a Bible -- with a circle drawn around the White House.

 

Tensions high as police ambush suspect evades capture

Posted 9/23/2014 in National

A 10-day manhunt for the survivalist accused of ambushing a Pennsylvania State Police barracks has narrowed to the rural area where he grew up and his parents still live, but the suspect has managed to elude capture despite the efforts of hundreds of law enforcement officials.

 

 

State investigated man who killed grandkids

Posted 9/23/2014 in National

Two weeks before a Florida man fatally shot his daughter and six grandchildren, someone called the state child abuse hotline, worried that adults were doing drugs in front of the kids, according to documents released Monday.

 

 

Islamic State group calls for attacking civilians

Posted 9/23/2014 in National

The Islamic State group's spokesman said its fighters are ready to battle a U.S.-led military coalition, casting it as a historic clash between Muslims and their enemies and calling for attacks at home and abroad.

 

 

Some 130,000 Syrians reach Turkey, fleeing ISIS

Posted 9/22/2014 in National

The number of Syrian refugees who have reached Turkey in the past four days after fleeing the advance of Islamic State militants now totals 130,000, Turkey's deputy prime minister said Monday.

 

 

Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

Posted 9/22/2014 in National

Down a concrete path, between rail tracks that buzz with each approaching train and a river choked by plastic and raw sewage, Asih Binti Arif cradles her baby and reflects on dreams gone dark.

 

'Maze Runner' surpasses 'Tombstones' with $32.5 M

Posted 9/22/2014 in National

The young-adult adaptation "The Maze Runner" raced to the top of the box-office with $32.5 million, giving a budding franchise a quick start out of the gate.

 

Obama and immigration: High hopes, a mixed record

Posted 9/22/2014 in National

There were about 30, all Mexican nationals desperate to avoid deportations that would separate them from their families. Living in Illinois, they appealed for help from their new U.S. senator, Barack Obama. He turned them down.

 

 

Agents nab intruder who darted into White House

Posted 9/20/2014 in National

An intruder made it through the front door of the White House after scaling the mansion's fence before Secret Service agents apprehended him. The first family was not in the residence.

 

 

Florida town knew shooter had troubled past

Posted 9/20/2014 in National

Most people in this rural, north Florida community seemed to know about the Spirit family's troubled and tragic past.

 

 

Police taking precautions in ambush suspect search

Posted 9/20/2014 in National

Authorities wearing bulletproof vests and carrying heavy rifles fanned out Saturday in the neighborhood around the home of a man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper, exercising extreme caution as they combed a heavily wooded area for a suspect described as a self-taught survivalist.

 

 

Potential push for Obama to expand military effort

Posted 9/20/2014 in National

President Barack Obama's military campaign against the Islamic State group already has extended beyond the limits he first outlined.

 

 

Ohio creator of Slush Puppies dead at age 74

Posted 9/20/2014 in National

Will Radcliff, who built a multimillion-dollar global business from flavored, icy Slush Puppie drinks, has died in Cincinnati. He was 74.

 

 

China fines GlaxoSmithKline $492M for bribery

Posted 9/20/2014 in National

Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline was fined $492 million on Friday for bribing doctors in China, the biggest such penalty ever imposed by a Chinese court.

 

 

Verdict in peanut trial should send warning

Posted 9/20/2014 in National

Food safety advocates say a guilty verdict in a rare federal food-poisoning trial should send a stern warning to others who may be tempted to place profits over people's welfare.

 

Man arrested in fast-growing California wildfire

Posted 9/19/2014 in National

A man with a lengthy criminal history has been charged with deliberately starting a Northern California wildfire that has shown explosive growth and driven nearly 2,800 people from their homes, authorities said Thursday.

Convicted Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren, daughter

Posted 9/19/2014 in National

A man who spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage at a home where authorities in the small Florida town say they had been called to in the past.

 

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