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Application 'inconsistencies' under health insurance law

Posted 6/5/2014 in National

Many of the 8 million people who signed up for coverage under President Barack Obama's health care now have an asterisk next to their names.

 

 

Witnesses: Boko Haram slaughters hundreds

Posted 6/5/2014 in National

Boko Haram militants dressed as soldiers slaughtered at least 200 civilians in three villages in northeastern Nigeria and the military failed to intervene even though it was warned that an attack was imminent, witnesses said today.

 

 

3 officers killed, 2 injured in Canada shooting

Posted 6/5/2014 in National

Three police officers were shot dead and two others injured in a rare case of gun violence in the east coast Canadian province of New Brunswick, officials said. Authorities were searching for a suspect.

 

 

Top military officer: Bergdahl case not closed

Posted 6/4/2014 in National

The nation's top military officer said Tuesday the Army could still throw the book at Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the young soldier who walked away from his unit in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan and into five years of captivity by the Taliban.

 

 

House GOP conflicted on health law alternative

Posted 6/4/2014 in National

House Republicans are united as ever in their election-year opposition to "Obamacare," but they're increasingly divided over their promise to vote this year on an alternative to it.

 

 

Colon cancer screening said to help after age 75

Posted 6/3/2014 in National

How old is too old for a colonoscopy? A surprising number of people older than 75 haven't ever been screened for colon cancer -- and researchers reported Monday that it's not too late for them to get caught up.

 

Study: People fear, more likely to flee, male-named hurricanes more

Posted 6/3/2014 in National

Which scares you more: Hurricane Victor or Hurricane Victoria?

 

U.S. worried to very end about Bergdahl's release

Posted 6/3/2014 in National

Right up until the moment Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed, U.S. officials weren't sure the Taliban would really release the only American soldier held captive in Afghanistan in exchange for high-level militants detained at Guantanamo Bay.

 

 

U.S. disrupts hacking schemes that stole millions

Posted 6/3/2014 in National

A band of hackers implanted viruses on hundreds of thousands of computers around the world, secretly seized customer bank information and stole more than $100 million from businesses and consumers, the Justice Department said Monday in announcing charges against the Russian man accused of masterminding the effort.

 

Spain: King abdicates for his more popular son

Posted 6/3/2014 in National

King Juan Carlos, who led Spain's transition from dictatorship to democracy but faced damaging scandals amid the nation's financial meltdown, announced Monday he will abdicate in favor of his more popular son so that fresh royal blood can rally the nation.

Peru postpones coca crop destruction

Posted 6/3/2014 in National

Peru's president is indefinitely postponing plans to forcibly eradicate coca fields in the world's top cocaine-producing valley.

 

Husband, wife in 80s scare off would-be robber

Posted 6/3/2014 in National

A Washington state couple in their 80s say they managed to spook a would-be robber who burst into their home shortly after they returned from a Tacoma casino where they won $500.

 

 

Officer's death causes problems for Arpaio

Posted 6/3/2014 in National

When sheriff's deputy Ramon Charley Armendariz hanged himself, he left behind a house full of questions.

 

 

Obama asks for $1B to boost U.S. military in Europe

Posted 6/3/2014 in National

President Barack Obama called on Congress Tuesday to back a $1 billion effort to boost the U.S. military presence across Europe, as he sought to ease anxiety among NATO allies who are wary of Russia's threatening moves in Ukraine.

 

 

Debate stirs over US-Taliban captive swap

Posted 6/2/2014 in National

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl can expect a buoyant homecoming after five years in Taliban hands, but those in the government who worked for his release face mounting questions over the prisoner swap that won his freedom.

 

NASA to test giant Mars parachute on Earth

Posted 6/2/2014 in National

The skies off the Hawaiian island of Kauai will be a stand-in for Mars as NASA prepares to launch a saucer-shaped vehicle in an experimental flight designed to land heavy loads on the red planet.

Al-Qaida decentralized, but not necessarily weaker

Posted 6/2/2014 in National

Al-Qaida has decentralized, yet it's unclear whether the terrorist network is weaker and less likely to launch a Sept. 11-style attack against the United States, as President Barack Obama says, or remains potent despite the deaths of several leaders.

'Brady Bunch' actress Ann B. Davis died Sunday in Texas

Posted 6/2/2014 in National

Emmy-winning actress Ann B. Davis, who became the country's favorite and most famous housekeeper as the devoted Alice Nelson of "The Brady Bunch," died Sunday at a San Antonio hospital. She was 88.

 

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