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Amnesty: Israel committed war crimes in Gaza war

Posted 11/5/2014 in National

Amnesty International today accused Israel of committing war crimes during the war in the Gaza Strip this summer.

 

 

Senate races hot on accusations, light on ideas

Posted 11/4/2014 in National

This year's Senate races have featured astronomical spending, ceaseless attack ads and innumerable slaps at a president who's not on the ballot.

 

 

Price no object, campaigns fill any last ad space

Posted 11/4/2014 in National

No, dear voter, it wasn't a dream. If you sat down in front of a television in Arkansas lately, you really did see that many political ads.

 

 

Brittany Maynard galvanizes right-to-die efforts

Posted 11/4/2014 in National

Brittany Maynard's last days started a national conversation about whether it's OK for a terminally ill person to end their own life.

 

 

Guard fired after Obama visit: I'm not a convict

Posted 11/4/2014 in National

A security guard fired after President Barack Obama's trip to Atlanta said Monday that he lost his job because he snapped a picture of the presidential motorcade.

 

World Trade Center reopens, 13 years after 9/11

Posted 11/4/2014 in National

The silvery, 1,776-foot skyscraper that rose from the ashes of 9/11 to become a symbol of American resilience opened for business Monday.

US approved Ferguson no-fly area

Posted 11/3/2014 in National

The U.S. government allowed police in Ferguson, Missouri, to restrict more than 37 square miles of airspace for nearly two weeks in August for safety reasons, but audio recordings show that local authorities instead wanted to keep news helicopters away during violent street protests.

'We just had a hunch': U.S. marshals nab Eric Frein

Posted 11/1/2014 in National

Scott Malkowski, a task force commander with the U.S. Marshals Service, spied a figure moving from the woods toward an abandoned airplane hangar in the Pocono Mountains.

Nigerian extremist says kidnapped girls converted to Islam, married off

Posted 11/1/2014 in National

With a malevolent laugh, the leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremists tells the world that more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls have all been converted to Islam and married off, dashing hopes for their freedom.

Gas falling under $3 across nation: What to know

Posted 11/1/2014 in National

The sight is so surprising that Americans are sharing photos of it, along with all those sweeping vistas and special meals: The gas station sign, with a price of $2-something a gallon.

 

Drivers scramble for flying cash on Md. highway

Posted 11/1/2014 in National

Drivers scrambled to grab money flying around a Maryland highway after an armored truck's door burst open.

 

 

Ex-band member guilty in drum major's hazing death

Posted 11/1/2014 in National

A former Florida A&M band member accused of being the ringleader of a brutal hazing ritual known as "Crossing Bus C" that killed a drum major was convicted Friday of manslaughter and felony hazing.

 

 

Marine veteran out of Mexico jail, home in Florida

Posted 11/1/2014 in National

A retired U.S. Marine who fought in Afghanistan returned home to Florida on Saturday after spending eight months in a Mexican jail for crossing the border with loaded guns.

 

 

Nurse free to move about as restrictions eased

Posted 11/1/2014 in National

A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone can move about as she pleases after a Maine judge eased state-imposed restrictions on her.

 

Can private space survive two explosions in four days?

Posted 11/1/2014 in National

Fiery failures are no stranger to the space game.

Captured: Manhunt ends for trooper ambush suspect

Posted 10/31/2014 in National

They searched for him in impenetrable woods and forbidding caves, in schools and vacation homes and even in a roadside clothing donation bin, all the while hoping that ambush suspect Eric Frein wouldn't take a potshot at them from some unseen, distant perch.

 

Democratic areas win more transportation grants

Posted 10/31/2014 in National

Applicants from Democratic-held districts won 48 percent of the so-called TIGER grants for road, bridge and rapid transit projects, rail line repairs and port upgrades.

 

 

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