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Advice to Democrats: Don't say 'recovery'

Posted 4/18/2014 in National

Election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don't talk about the economic recovery. It's a political loser.

 

 

Vice principal saved from Korea ferry found hanged

Posted 4/18/2014 in National

Police say a high school vice principal who had been rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry has been found hanging from a tree.

 

 

Man homesick for prison gets 3 year sentence

Posted 4/18/2014 in National

An ex-con who spent most of his adult life behind bars on Thursday got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. The 74-year-old gets to go back to the place he called home -- prison.

 

 

Tiny power plants promising for nuclear energy

Posted 4/18/2014 in National

Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster, the incoming head of the Nuclear Energy Agency told The Associated Press.

 

 

Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report

Posted 4/18/2014 in National

The government's latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish.

 

 

Obama: 8M signed up for health care

Posted 4/18/2014 in National

Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and offered new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.

 

 

Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

Posted 4/17/2014 in National

They're called leggings -- popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.

 

Man who was homesick for prison to be sentenced

Posted 4/17/2014 in National

Walter Unbehaun has spent nearly all of his adult life behind bars, so it's not surprising that he faces sentencing Thursday for yet another crime, a bank robbery last year. His reason for robbing the bank is surprising, though: He was homesick for prison.

 

Robber was never told to report to prison

Posted 4/17/2014 in National

After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came.

 

Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say

Posted 4/17/2014 in National

With enrollments higher than expected, and costs lower, some Democrats say it's time to stop hiding from the president's health care overhaul, even in this year's toughest Senate elections.

 

Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not

Posted 4/17/2014 in National

Some low-paid workers won't benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law.

 

Toddler gets stuck inside claw machine

Posted 4/17/2014 in National

Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley.

Defense says bombing suspect's family key to case

Posted 4/17/2014 in National

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said Wednesday that understanding Tsarnaev's family is key to their case, offering a glimpse of the defense strategy as they prepare to defend him against charges that carry the possibility of the death penalty.

 

Plane lawsuits might not get heard in U.S.

Posted 4/17/2014 in National

Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States. But past lawsuits show U.S. federal courts are more likely to throw such cases out if the crashes happened overseas.

 

 

Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes plummeting

Posted 4/17/2014 in National

In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.

 

Boston police blow up suspicious backpacks

Posted 4/16/2014 in National

Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's resilience in the face of a terror attack.

 

Alternative to Pap smear sparks debate

Posted 4/16/2014 in National

A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear.

 

 

College Board provides a glimpse of new SAT

Posted 4/16/2014 in National

Anxious students -- not to mention their parents -- can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years.

 

 

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