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US 'unaware' of South African hostage negotiations

Posted 12/8/2014 in National

The United States did not know about talks on the reportedly imminent release of a South African hostage who died in a U.S. raid on al-Qaida militants in Yemen.

 

 

Chokehold case stirs debate on special prosecutors

Posted 12/8/2014 in National

After a police officer wasn't indicted in a fatal chokehold caught on video, some officials are reviving calls to entrust such cases to special prosecutors, rather than local district attorneys.

 

Calif. protest turns violent again

Posted 12/8/2014 in National

Raucous demonstrations hit Berkeley's streets for a second straight night as protesters angered by police killings in Missouri and New York clashed with officers, vandalized businesses and even fought with each other, officials said.

 

In Japan, Pearl Harbor is seen as just another battle

Posted 12/6/2014 in National

For Americans, today marks the 73rd anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese sneak attack on the Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor.

 

 

Indicting a police officer is uncommon occurrence

Posted 12/6/2014 in National

At least 400 people are killed by police officers in the United States every year.

 

Police: Chokehold victim complicit in own death

Posted 12/6/2014 in National

Eric Garner was overweight and in poor health. He was a nuisance to shop owners who complained about him selling untaxed cigarettes on the street. When police came to arrest him, he resisted. And if he could repeatedly say, "I can't breathe," it means he could breathe.

American, South African hostages killed in Yemen

Posted 12/6/2014 in National

An American photojournalist and a South African teacher were killed Saturday during a high-risk, U.S.-led raid to free them from al-Qaida-affiliated militants in Yemen.

 

In Kenya, police kill suspects with near-impunity

Posted 12/6/2014 in National

Kenyan officers are killing unarmed terror suspects, shakedown victims and even children.

 

 

Police: SUV in boy's death had anti-Muslim message

Posted 12/6/2014 in National

An SUV involved in the death of a Missouri teenager outside a Somali community center had an anti-Muslim message displayed in the rear window at the time of the crash, Kansas City police confirmed Saturday.

 

 

Profiling rules exempt agents at airports, border

Posted 12/6/2014 in National

Federal agents who guard the border and screen passengers at airports would be exempt from new racial profiling guidelines that must be observed by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies.

 

 

Republicans make final push for school lunch waiver

Posted 12/6/2014 in National

House Republicans are making a final push this month to give schools a temporary break from healthier school meal standards.

 

 

Latest Cosby accuser also testified against Marv Albert

Posted 12/6/2014 in National

A woman who said Friday that Bill Cosby had drugged her and sexually assaulted her in 1979 also accused another famous man of attempted sexual assault: sportscaster Marv Albert.

 

 

White ex-cop charged in killing of black man in SC

Posted 12/5/2014 in National

A white former police chief here was indicted on murder charges in the 2011 shooting death of an unarmed black man after an argument.

 

 

Police cases stir national protests, much debate

Posted 12/5/2014 in National

Thousands and thousands of diverse people united by anger took to the streets from New York City to San Francisco for a second straight night to protest a grand jury clearing a white police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man.

 

Abused women face lonely struggle in Pakistan

Posted 12/5/2014 in National

When Ruqayya Parveen's husband dumped a jug of acid on her and her children as they slept, she awoke to a life of pain and disfigurement.

 

House rebukes Obama on immigration

Posted 12/5/2014 in National

Emboldened House Republicans issued a stern but symbolic rebuke to President Barack Obama over immigration Thursday.

 

 

Pentagon confirms failed effort to rescue Somers

Posted 12/5/2014 in National

The Pentagon says a hostage rescue mission last month in Yemen failed to liberate American Luke Somers.

 

White cast of 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' reflects cinema tradition

Posted 12/5/2014 in National

Put "ancient Egyptian people" into a Google image search, and none of the resulting photos resemble Christian Bale or Joel Edgerton, stars of Ridley Scott's biblical epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings."

 

Flu vaccine may be less effective this winter

Posted 12/5/2014 in National

The flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter, according to U.S. health officials who worry this may lead to more serious illnesses and deaths.

 

NASA launches new Orion spacecraft and new era

Posted 12/5/2014 in National

NASA's new Orion spacecraft streaked into orbit Friday on a high-stakes test flight meant to usher in a new era of human exploration leading ultimately to Mars.

 

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