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Navy: Shooting suspect didn't have own weapon

Posted 3/26/2014 in National

A civilian approaching a Navy destroyer at the world's largest naval base late at night took a weapon from a sailor who was standing watch and used it to shoot and kill another sailor who was trying to help his embattled colleague, Navy officials said Tuesday.

 

 

Investigators: Unsafe speed caused Walker crash

Posted 3/26/2014 in National

The Porsche carrying "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker was traveling up to 94 mph when it went out of control on a suburban street and crashed, killing the actor and his friend, according to an investigation by law enforcement agencies into the November accident.

 

 

Satellite clue ends wild theories, hope for MH370

Posted 3/26/2014 in National

Over an extraordinary 17 days and nights, until the moment Malaysia's prime minister stepped to a lectern to deliver investigators' sobering new findings, the fate of vanished Flight 370 hung on morbid conjecture and fragile hope.

 

 

Obama prods allies while downplaying Russian power

Posted 3/26/2014 in National

President Barack Obama is using Vladimir Putin's audacious annexation of Crimea to make the delicate argument that Russia is no world power but that its actions threaten Europe's order and demand a punishing international response.

 

'Miracle' no deaths in airport train crash

Posted 3/25/2014 in National

The crash of a Chicago commuter train that derailed and plowed up an escalator at one of the world's busiest airports would have been far worse, and likely fatal, had it not happened how and when it did, a transportation expert says.

Community copes with deadly mudslide

Posted 3/25/2014 in National

First there was a "whoosh." Elaine Young said she thought it might be a chimney fire, a rush of air that lasted about 45 seconds. But when she stepped outside there was ominous silence. Something felt very, very wrong.

Navy: Sailor, civilian suspect killed at Va. base

Posted 3/25/2014 in National

Aboard a guided-missile destroyer docked at the world's largest naval base, a sailor was fatally shot and security forces killed the lone suspect late Monday, according to the Navy.

 

Race is on to find airliner's black boxes

Posted 3/25/2014 in National

Time is running out to find the crucial keys that could solve the mystery of how and why Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went down.

 

China demands satellite data from flight

Posted 3/25/2014 in National

China demanded that Malaysia turn over the satellite data used to conclude that a Malaysia Airlines jetliner had crashed in the southern Indian Ocean, killing everyone on board, as gale-force winds and heavy rain on Tuesday halted the search for remains of the plane.

Malaysian PM: Flight 370 crashed into Indian Ocean

Posted 3/24/2014 in National

A new analysis of satellite data indicates the missing Malaysia Airlines plane crashed into a remote corner of the Indian Ocean, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said today.

 

Health law birth control coverage before justices

Posted 3/24/2014 in National

The Obama administration and its opponents are renewing the Supreme Court battle over President Barack Obama's health care law in a case that pits the religious rights of employers against the rights of women to the birth control of their choice.

 

'Significant' oil spill closes Texas channel

Posted 3/24/2014 in National

No timetable has been set to reopen a major U.S. shipping channel after nearly 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil spilled into the Texas waterway, but more help was being called in Monday to contain the spill and protect important shorebird habitat.

No 'signs of life' after huge landslide

Posted 3/24/2014 in National

Hopes of finding any more survivors from a massive mudslide that killed at least eight people waned as searchers pulled more bodies from the tangled debris field and crews worked through the night into Monday in rural Washington state.

 

Kids learn stroke signs in class through imitation

Posted 3/24/2014 in National

Andrea Esteban tried to smile with half her face, crossing her eyes in the process, and her third-grade classmates giggled. Matthew Velez struggled to speak, "Luh, luh, uh, gronk," and the kids erupted in laughter.

 

 

Hefty fees for some drugs under ACA

Posted 3/22/2014 in National

Breast cancer survivor Ginny Mason was thrilled to get health coverage under the Affordable Care Act despite her pre-existing condition. But when she realized her arthritis medication fell under a particularly costly tier of her plan, she was forced to switch to another brand.

 

Gun used against Pope to be exhibited

Posted 3/22/2014 in National

The gun used by a would-be assassin to shoot Pope John Paul II will be on display at a museum dedicated to the pontiff as a sign of God's protection of him, according to priests in charge of the museum.

 

Jet search area: Distant, dangerous, dazzling

Posted 3/22/2014 in National

The scientists and support staff stationed on Amsterdam Island find professional value in being about as far away from the hubbub of humanity as it's possible to get. But this week, some of them wandered down to the southern Indian Ocean shoreline to look for the floating objects that could help explain the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

 

 

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