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HBO Go-ing away from cable, will stand on its own

Posted 10/16/2014 in National

Next year HBO is cutting the cord and selling its popular streaming video service HBO Go as a stand-alone product.

 

 

EPA approves new weed killer for engineered crops

Posted 10/16/2014 in National

The Environmental Protection Agency has approved a new version of a popular weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans.

 

Kurds holding their own against IS militants in Syria

Posted 10/16/2014 in National

Intensified U.S.-led airstrikes and a determined Kurdish military force on the ground appear to have had some success in halting advances by Islamic State fighters.

 

Record number of black candidates seeking office

Posted 10/15/2014 in National

More than 100 black candidates will be on the ballot in statewide and congressional races next month.

 

 

Texas department: Second person tests positive for Ebola

Posted 10/15/2014 in National

A second health care worker at a Dallas hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease.

 

 

Dallas nurses cite sloppy hospital conditions in Ebola care

Posted 10/15/2014 in National

A Liberian Ebola patient was left in an open area of a Dallas emergency room for hours, and the nurses treating him worked for days without proper protective gear.

 

Plumpest pumpkin: 2,058-pound gourd sets record

Posted 10/15/2014 in National

A gourd weighing 2,058 pounds took first prize and set a new tournament record Monday at an annual pumpkin-weighing contest in Northern California.

Should white mom be paid for brown baby mistake?

Posted 10/14/2014 in National

What is the price of being forced to raise a brown baby?

District of Columbia adds race to debate on legalizing pot

Posted 10/14/2014 in National

A debate over legalizing marijuana in the nation's capital is focusing on the outsized number of arrests of African Americans on minor drug charges.

 

Why drop in oil prices has downside

Posted 10/14/2014 in National

If you're a driver, a shipper or an airline, low oil prices sure feel nice.

 

 

Health officials urge hospitals to 'think Ebola'

Posted 10/14/2014 in National

Federal health officials on Monday urged the nation's hospitals to "think Ebola" and launched a review of procedures for treating patients.

 

 

Parents say IS hostage converted to Islam willingly

Posted 10/14/2014 in National

The parents of an Indiana aid worker threatened with beheading by the Islamic State group rejected suggestions that their son converted to Islam to save himself Monday.

 

 

North Korean leader reappears publicly -- with cane

Posted 10/14/2014 in National

After vanishing from the public eye for nearly six weeks, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is back, ending rumors that he was gravely ill, deposed or worse.

 

 

Health care worker catches Ebola from man who died

Posted 10/13/2014 in National

Health officials are intensifying the monitoring of hospital workers who provided care to the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. after one of them was infected with the virus despite wearing protective gear.

 

Poll: Many insured struggle with medical bills

Posted 10/13/2014 in National

Having health insurance is no panacea for high medical costs.

 

Mechanical problem blamed for fatal Maine hayride crash

Posted 10/13/2014 in National

A mechanical problem caused a Jeep towing a wagon full of passengers to careen down a steep hill and slam into a tree during a Halloween-themed hayride in the woods, killing a teenager and injuring more than 20 other people, authorities said.

 

 

Ambush suspect could lose advantage as leaves fall

Posted 10/13/2014 in National

For the past month, ambush suspect Eric Frein has capitalized on relatively mild temperatures, dense tree cover and his own survival skills to successfully elude a manhunt in the woods of Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains.

 

 

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