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Accused Texas gunman was former target of FBI terror probe

Posted 5/5/2015 in National

In 2010, authorities arrested Elton Simpson, one of the two suspected gunmen in a weekend shooting outside a contest in Texas featuring cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.

Pentagon accused of withholding information about sex crimes

Posted 5/5/2015 in National

In a scathing critique of the Defense Department's efforts to curb sexual assaults, a U.S. senator warned Monday that the true scope of sex-related violence in the military communities is "vastly underreported" and that victims continue to struggle for justice.

 

Islamic State claims responsibility for Texas cartoon attack

Posted 5/5/2015 in National

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility today for a weekend attack at a center near Dallas, Texas, that was exhibiting cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad -- though it offered no evidence of a direct link to the attackers.

 

 

Boston Marathon bomber shows emotion for 1st time at trial

Posted 5/5/2015 in National

For the first time since his trial began four months ago, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dropped his blank, impassive demeanor and showed emotion as his Russian aunt sobbed uncontrollably and had to leave the witness stand.

 

 

Jurors see video of theater shooter asking if kids were hurt

Posted 5/5/2015 in National

Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial got their first look at a video recording of gunman James Holmes asking detectives, "There weren't any children hurt, were there?"

 

Life crawling back to normal in Nepal's quake-hit capital

Posted 5/1/2015 in National

Fresh croissants emerged from a popular bakery and were quickly snapped up.

 

Popular pesticide hurts wild bees in major study

Posted 5/1/2015 in National

A common type of pesticide is dramatically harming wild bees, according to a new in-the-field study that outside experts say may help shift the way the U.S. government looks at a controversial class of chemicals.

 

Vietnam War 40 years on, enemies now friends but still pain

Posted 5/1/2015 in National

This city once known as Saigon was blanketed in red banners on Thursday that read "Long Live the Glorious Communist Party of Vietnam," 40 years after northern forces seized control of the country and America walked away from a divisive and bloody war that remains a painful sore.

 

AP Poll: Americans approve of drone strikes on terrorists

Posted 5/1/2015 in National

Nearly three-quarters of Americans say it's acceptable for the U.S. to use an unmanned aerial drone to kill an American citizen abroad if that person has joined a terror organization, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

 

 

Flakka, synthetic drug behind increasingly bizarre crimes

Posted 5/1/2015 in National

One man ran naked through a Florida neighborhood, tried to have sex with a tree and told police he was the mythical god Thor. Another ran nude down a busy city street in broad daylight, convinced a pack of German shepherds was pursuing him.

 

 

FDA seeks more data on safety of hospital hand cleaners

Posted 5/1/2015 in National

To fight infections, hospital workers can hit the hand sanitizer a hundred times or more a day.

 

 

Medicare data show contrast in generic, brand prescribing

Posted 5/1/2015 in National

The most-used medicines in Medicare's prescription drug program are generics, but the program spends the most on brand-name drugs.

 

 

Records show worries over Baltimore officer's mental health

Posted 5/1/2015 in National

The top Baltimore city police officer suspended following Freddie Gray's death was hospitalized in April 2012 following concerns about his mental health, according to records from a sheriff's department and court obtained by The Associated Press.

 

 

Officials: Germany foils suspected Boston-style attack

Posted 5/1/2015 in National

German authorities foiled what they believe may have been an imminent Boston Marathon-style attack on a professional cycling race planned for today.

 

 

GOP divided as Supreme Court ruling on health care law nears

Posted 4/30/2015 in National

Congressional Republicans are divided over how to respond to an approaching Supreme Court decision on President Barack Obama's health care law, even as growing numbers concede that their long-sought goal of repealing the statute will have to wait.

 

After historic arguments, court to rule on same-sex marriage

Posted 4/29/2015 in National

Pivotal Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose vote could decide the same-sex marriage issue for the nation, did not tip his hand Tuesday in historic arguments at the Supreme Court.

Baltimore streets once rocked by riots quiet after curfew

Posted 4/29/2015 in National

Baltimore streets previously rocked by riots were quiet this morning at the lifting of a nighttime curfew that was enforced by 3,000 police and National Guardsmen.

 

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