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Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

Posted 7/18/2014 in National

On July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin was "out of town" when the world united and rejoiced in a way never seen before or since. He and Neil Armstrong were on the moon.

Blues legend Johnny Winter dies at 70 in Zurich

Posted 7/18/2014 in National

Texas blues legend Johnny Winter emblazoned himself into the world's consciousness with his tattooed arms churning out lightning-fast guitar riffs and his striking long white hair flowing from under his cowboy hat.

Robbery violence led cops to fire despite hostage

Posted 7/18/2014 in National

Misty Holt-Singh planned to be gone for just a few minutes when she stepped into her local bank. Instead, she became the victim of three robbers who had gone there, too, planning to take both money and hostages.

Typhoon kills 38 in Philippines

Posted 7/17/2014 in National

A typhoon that barreled through the northern Philippines left at least 38 people dead and knocked out power in entire provinces and forced more than half a million people to flee its lethal wind and rains, officials said Thursday.

Gaza rocket hits Israel as humanitarian lull ends

Posted 7/17/2014 in National

Palestinian militants fired a rocket at Israel Thursday just as a five-hour U.N. humanitarian cease-fire expired, the Israeli military said.

 

New brain protein tied to Alzheimer's disease

Posted 7/17/2014 in National

Scientists have linked a new protein to Alzheimer's disease, different from the amyloid and tau that make up the sticky brain plaques and tangles long known to be its hallmarks.

 

 

Study: U.S. Alzheimer's rate seems to be dropping

Posted 7/16/2014 in National

The rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries -- good news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are living to an old age, new studies show.

 

 

New guidelines could help many pregnant workers

Posted 7/16/2014 in National

New federal guidelines on job discrimination against pregnant workers could have a big impact on the workplace and in the courtroom.

 

Giant African snails seized at airport

Posted 7/15/2014 in National

Inspectors at Los Angeles International Airport seized an unusually slimy package -- 67 live giant African snails that are a popular delicacy across West Africa.

 

Man claims kingdom so daughter can be princess

Posted 7/15/2014 in National

A Virginia man says he has claimed a kingdom in Africa so his daughter can be a princess.

 

Archie's death latest comic book to inject reality

Posted 7/15/2014 in National

For most of Archie Andrew's life, the red-headed comic book icon's biggest quandary was whether he liked Veronica or Betty.

 

VA cites progress on backlog; Congress disagrees

Posted 7/15/2014 in National

The Department of Veterans Affairs says it has made "tremendous progress" in reducing a disability claims backlog that reached above 600,000 early last year. Members of Congress and the department's assistant inspector general don't believe it.

 

 

Governors group skirts Common Core

Posted 7/15/2014 in National

Reviled by staunch conservatives, the common education standards designed to improve schools and student competitiveness are being modified by some Republican governors, who are pushing back against what they call the federal government's intrusion into the classroom.

 

 

Pakistani teen seeks release of Nigerian girls

Posted 7/15/2014 in National

The Pakistani teen who survived a Taliban assassination attempt in 2012 marked her 17th birthday Monday with a visit to Nigeria and urged Islamic extremists to free the 219 schoolgirls who were kidnapped there, calling them her "sisters."

 

 

Bergdahl returned to regular duty

Posted 7/15/2014 in National

The Army has given Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl a desk job, ending the formal phase of his transition from Taliban prisoner to not-quite-ordinary soldier, and setting the stage for Army investigators to question the Idaho native about his disappearance that led to five years in captivity.

 

Researchers try to save huge salamander

Posted 7/14/2014 in National

With a long, slimy body and beady eyes, North America's largest salamander wouldn't top any cutest animal lists. The hellbender's alien appearance and mysterious ways have earned the big amphibian a bad reputation and unflattering nicknames ranging from snot otter to devil dog.

 

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