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Poll: Public ready to close book on 2 wars

Posted 8/3/2014 in National

Three in four Americans think history will judge the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as failures, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll that shows that about the same percentage think it was right to pull forces from the two countries.

 

 

Rep. Cantor to resign seat in August

Posted 8/3/2014 in National

After a stunning primary election loss, former Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Friday that he will resign his seat in the House months earlier than expected.

 

 

U.S. cites 'barbaric' actions in Gaza

Posted 8/3/2014 in National

The Obama administration on Friday condemned "outrageous" violations of an internationally brokered Gaza cease-fire by Palestinian militants and called the apparent abduction of an Israeli soldier a "barbaric" action.

 

 

Israel signals scaling back Gaza war on its terms

Posted 8/3/2014 in National

Israel won't participate in indirect cease-fire talks with Hamas for now and instead plans to scale back its 26-day-old military operation in Gaza on its own terms, Israeli officials and media reports said Saturday.

 

 

Rare summer relief for gasoline prices

Posted 8/3/2014 in National

The gasoline price roller coaster is running a strange course this summer.

 

U.S. doctor with Ebola in Atlanta

Posted 8/3/2014 in National

An American doctor infected with the Ebola virus in Africa arrived in Atlanta for treatment Saturday, landing in a specially equipped plane at a military base, then being whisked away to one of the most sophisticated hospital isolation units in the country, officials say.

 

Obama says after 9-11, U.S. 'tortured some folks'

Posted 8/3/2014 in National

The United States tortured al Qaida detainees captured after the 9/11 attacks, President Obama said Friday, in some of his most expansive comments to date about a controversial set of CIA practices that he banned after taking office.

 

Gas blasts kill 25, injure 267 in Taiwan

Posted 8/1/2014 in National

At least 25 people were killed and 267 injured when underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city, hurling concrete and cars through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets, authorities said today, as they searched for the cause.

Interfaith house of prayer to be built in Berlin

Posted 8/1/2014 in National

A rabbi, an imam and a priest start praying together under the same roof. It may sound like the start of a joke, but hopes are high it will become reality in Berlin.

 

House gives the go-ahead to sue Obama

Posted 8/1/2014 in National

A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters.

 

 

U.S. warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

Posted 8/1/2014 in National

U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola.

 

 

Experts reach Ukraine crash site

Posted 8/1/2014 in National

A team of several dozen international investigators descended today on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in eastern Ukraine to begin combing an area now designated as a crime scene.

 

 

100 years ago: Europe started WWI, blind to tragedy

Posted 8/1/2014 in National

British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 1914.

 

Women survive ordeal along rail bridge

Posted 7/31/2014 in National

A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women as a freight train bore down on them as they walked along an 80-foot-high railroad bridge in Indiana.

Poll: Americans cool to border-crossing children

Posted 7/31/2014 in National

Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn countries in Central America, and most in an Associated Press-GfK poll say the U.S. does not have a moral obligation to accept asylum seekers generally.

Century-old pipe break points to national problem

Posted 7/31/2014 in National

The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles, into a mucky mess points to the risks and expense many cities face with miles of water lines installed generations ago.

 

Despite good news, benefit programs face problems

Posted 7/30/2014 in National

Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security's disability program is already in crisis as it edges toward the brink of insolvency.

 

 

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