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Facebook again tries to simplify lengthy privacy policy

Posted 11/14/2014 in National

One more time, Facebook is trying to simplify its lengthy privacy policy -- and make it much shorter -- to explain how it targets advertisements to its 1.35 billion users.

 

Window washers 'doing well' after WTC scaffold mishap

Posted 11/13/2014 in National

Investigators are looking into the collapse of a World Trade Center scaffold that left two window washers dangling from the nation's tallest skyscraper.

 

Ebola drug testing sparks ethics debate

Posted 11/13/2014 in National

Health officials are scrambling to begin human testing of a handful of experimental drugs for Ebola.

 

 

Md. district strips religious names from calendar

Posted 11/13/2014 in National

Maryland's largest school district has voted to strip religious labels from holidays on next year's school calendar after Muslims sought recognition of a holy day.

 

 

Prosecutor says dogfighting sentences send warning

Posted 11/13/2014 in National

Investigators in the nation's second-largest dog fighting bust said defendants' stiff sentences should send a message that the cruel spectacles will not be tolerated.

 

 

Immigration, Keystone top first day of lame duck Congress

Posted 11/13/2014 in National

A political gambit by an endangered Senate Democrat broke loose long-stalled legislation to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline as the lame-duck Congress returned to a Capitol where results of last week's GOP blowout are still sinking in.

 

 

Mo. gov. outlines Ferguson preparations

Posted 11/12/2014 in National

Police will work to protect peaceful protesters after a grand jury's decision in the Michael Brown shooting case is announced, but those who cross the line into violence will face consequences, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon warned Tuesday.

 

 

Ebola workers ask Congress for help

Posted 11/12/2014 in National

 

 

Security agents train to stop the next Benghazi

Posted 11/12/2014 in National

In long tunics and Bedouin scarves, men kick a soccer ball in front of the U.S. consulate.

 

Iraqi Shiite militias grow brutal in anti-Islamic State fight

Posted 11/11/2014 in National

The vengeance that Iraq's Shiite militias mete out as they fight the Islamic State group can be just as brutal as that of their sworn sectarian enemies.

 

Man branded 'selfie stalker' sues Nancy Grace

Posted 11/11/2014 in National

A man who was quickly branded a "selfie stalker" after his picture turned up on a crime victim's cellphone is suing television commentator Nancy Grace for defamation.

 

 

S. Korean ferry captain gets 36 years in prison

Posted 11/11/2014 in National

A South Korean ferry captain was sentenced Tuesday to 36 years in prison for negligence and abandoning passengers when his ship sank earlier this year.

 

 

Study: Hundreds of kids harmed by detergent 'pods

Posted 11/11/2014 in National

Accidental poisonings from squishy laundry detergent packets sometimes mistaken for toys or candy landed more than 700 U.S. children in the hospital in just two years.

 

 

Writing workshop helps veterans get memories on paper

Posted 11/11/2014 in National

Matt Phair wept as he wrote about the chaos he witnessed as a Marine in 1975 at the end of the Vietnam War.

 

Hummingbird secrets revealed through banding

Posted 11/10/2014 in National

Hummingbirds are giving up some of their secrets.

 

Ebola nurse to remain a voice against quarantines

Posted 11/10/2014 in National

The Maine nurse who defied quarantine attempts after treating Ebola patients in West Africa is looking forward to stepping out her front door -- "like normal people."

 

 

The South: Solid once again -- for Republicans

Posted 11/8/2014 in National

With the walloping Republicans gave Democrats in the midterm elections, the GOP stands one Louisiana Senate runoff away from completely controlling Southern politics from the Carolinas to Texas.

 

 

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