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ABA: Lawyers can scour jurors' social media

Posted 6/23/2014 in National

Lawyers have been given the green light to scan the social media sites of jurors. The American Bar Association says it's ethical for lawyers to scour online for publicly available musings of citizens called for jury service -- and even jurors in deliberations.

 

 

Hot grits attack leads to attempted murder charge

Posted 6/21/2014 in National

A Florida man has been charged with attempted murder after throwing a pan of hot grease and grits at a man who was on his front porch.

 

 

Pope's view on legalizing drugs: Just say no

Posted 6/21/2014 in National

Pope Francis condemned the legalization of recreational drugs as a flawed and failed experiment as he lent his voice Friday to a debate that is raging from the United States to Uruguay.

 

 

Soccer interactions dwarf other events on Facebook

Posted 6/21/2014 in National

Through one week of the World Cup, Facebook has already seen more people having more interactions about the tournament on the social media site than it had for the Sochi Olympics, Super Bowl and Academy Awards combined.

 

 

Paul defends 'unborn' in courting evangelicals

Posted 6/21/2014 in National

Describing a nation "in a full-blown spiritual crisis," leading Republicans on Friday vowed to fight against abortion rights and protect the role of faith in public life as they courted religious conservatives with an eye on the 2016 presidential contest.

 

 

Iraq crisis offers hint of vindication for Biden

Posted 6/21/2014 in National

As Iraq edges toward chaos, Joe Biden is having a quiet I-told-you-so moment.

 

Ex-sheriff gets prison in meth-for-sex case

Posted 6/20/2014 in National

A judge on Thursday sentenced a former Colorado sheriff to 15 months in prison for repeatedly violating his probation in a meth-for-sex case, saying the lawman, who was once regarded as a hero, had exhausted his opportunities to reform.

 

Republicans: Obama must defend Christian values at home, abroad

Posted 6/20/2014 in National

Leading Republicans on Thursday insisted that America's leaders must do more to defend Christian values at home and abroad.

 

 

12-cent gas tax increase proposed

Posted 6/20/2014 in National

Two senators unveiled a bipartisan plan Wednesday to raise federal gasoline and diesel taxes for the first time in more than two decades, pitching the proposal as a solution to Congress' struggle to pay for highway and transit programs.

 

 

CDC workers might have been exposed to anthrax

Posted 6/20/2014 in National

About 75 workers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may have been accidentally exposed to dangerous anthrax bacteria this month because of a safety problem at some of its labs in Atlanta, the federal agency revealed Thursday.

 

For Syria's displaced children, clowns know laughing matters

Posted 6/20/2014 in National

The Syrian children sat in guarded silence as the clowns tumbled out in a blur of colorful polka dots and suspenders, then burst into laughter as one of the performers kicked her glittery high heels into the air to the toots of a blue trombone.

 

Poll: Many still struggle to pay health premiums

Posted 6/20/2014 in National

Most people who signed up under President Barack Obama's health care law rate their new insurance highly, but a substantial number are struggling with the cost, according to a poll released Thursday.

 

 

Obama plan leaves Iraq mostly on its own

Posted 6/20/2014 in National

For years, the U.S. has been clear about its intent to step back from Iraq.

 

 

Maine tow truck driver swarmed by honeybees

Posted 6/20/2014 in National

What started as a routine response for a Maine tow truck driver ended with a trip to the hospital after he was swarmed by thousands of honeybees.

 

 

GM could face another fine for Impala recall

Posted 6/20/2014 in National

An old e-mail from a General Motors employee warning of a "serious safety problem" could help trigger another government fine against the automaker.

 

All gone: How erasing billions of birds shocked us

Posted 6/19/2014 in National

It was the moment that humanity learned we had the awesome power to erase an entire species off the face of the Earth in the scientific equivalent of a blink of an eye: The passenger pigeon went from billions of birds to extinct before our very eyes.

 

Turmoil in Iraq is pushing up gasoline prices

Posted 6/19/2014 in National

Violence in Iraq is pushing U.S. gasoline prices higher, depriving drivers of the usual price break between Memorial Day and July Fourth.

 

 

Religious conservatives to judge top Republicans

Posted 6/19/2014 in National

Some of the Republican Party's most ambitious leaders are courting religious conservatives as evangelical officials claim new momentum in their fight for the GOP's soul.

 

 

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