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Agent: Abduction of sisters planned for a year

Posted 10/2/2012 in National

A Mississippi man's infatuation with a 12-year-old Tennessee girl led him to plot her abduction for a year and kill her mother and sister, according to testimony in court Monday.

 

Meredith distances himself from moment in history

Posted 10/1/2012 in National

James Meredith is a civil-rights icon who hates the term "civil rights." It's as if civil rights were somehow set apart from -- well, rights.

 

Breast Cancer: Early detection key to survival

Posted 10/1/2012 in National

Get ready to see a lot of pink in the upcoming weeks as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month kicks off in the Golden Triangle and around the country.

 

Newspaper: Sniper felt like 'worst piece of scum'

Posted 10/1/2012 in National

Convicted D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo said in a newspaper interview published Sunday that the devastated reaction of a victim's husband made him feel like "the worst piece of scum."

Iran bans Gmail

Posted 10/1/2012 in National

 

Man sentenced to 514 years for botched, deadly holdup

Posted 10/1/2012 in National

A 32-year-old New Orleans man has been sentenced to 514 years in prison for a botched and bloody holdup in 2007.

 

 

Medicare to fine hospitals for readmitted patients

Posted 10/1/2012 in National

If you or an elderly relative have been hospitalized recently and noticed extra attention when the time came to be discharged, there's more to it than good customer service.

 

 

Bacon shortage 'baloney,' but prices to rise

Posted 10/1/2012 in National

Bacon lovers can relax. They'll find all they want on supermarket shelves in the coming months, though their pocketbooks may take a hit.

 

 

Obama, Romney hunker down for debate prep

Posted 10/1/2012 in National

Nearing their first face-off, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are hunkering down for intense preparations ahead of Wednesday's presidential debate, where the GOP nominee hopes to change the trajectory of the White House race.

 

 

Obama blocks Chinese purchase of U.S. wind farms

Posted 9/29/2012 in National

Citing national security risks, President Barack Obama on Friday blocked a Chinese company from owning four wind farm projects in northern Oregon near a Navy base where the U.S. military flies unmanned drones and electronic-warfare planes on training missions.

 

 

Officials explain Libya attack intelligence

Posted 9/29/2012 in National

U.S. intelligence officials sought to explain Friday why the Obama administration's understanding of the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is "evolving."

 

 

Another big Supreme Court term kicks off Monday

Posted 9/29/2012 in National

When last we saw the chief justice of the United States on the bench, John Roberts was joining with the Supreme Court's liberals in an unlikely lineup that upheld President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

 

No sign of remains in new Mich. search for Hoffa

Posted 9/29/2012 in National

Jimmy Hoffa is presumed dead, cocooned in mystery and innuendo and missing for the past 37 years. Patricia Szpunar just hopes that if the former Teamsters boss' remains do turn up, they're not in her backyard.

Burnt money, campus ban: Tidbits on Colo. shooter

Posted 9/29/2012 in National

The suspect in the Aurora movie shooting case mailed "burnt currency," along with a notebook, to his psychiatrist before the attack. He threatened a professor and was banned from a university campus before withdrawing from its neuroscience graduate program. His defense team has added a psychiatrist.

 

Iranian news picks up Onion article as fact

Posted 9/29/2012 in National

A joke by the satirical newspaper The Onion appears to have gotten lost in translation. An Iranian news agency picked up -- as fact -- a story from the paper about a supposed survey showing an overwhelming majority of rural white Americans would rather vote for Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad than President Barack Obama.

 

 

Postal Service to default on second $5B

Posted 9/28/2012 in National

The U.S. Postal Service, on the brink of default on a second multibillion-dollar payment it can't afford to pay, is sounding a new cautionary note that having squeezed out all the cost savings within its power, the mail agency's viability now lies almost entirely with Congress.

 

This year's flu vaccine guards against new strains

Posted 9/28/2012 in National

Time to get your flu vaccine -- and a surprising new report shows babies and toddlers seem to be getting protected better than the rest of us.

 

Police: Minn. office shooter among 'several' dead

Posted 9/28/2012 in National

The shooter who opened fire inside a Minneapolis sign company Thursday was among "several" people found dead inside the building, according to police officials who won't specify how many people were killed.

 

 

NFL refs back on job

Posted 9/27/2012 in National

The NFL's regular officiating crews are back. Their return couldn't have come soon enough for many players, coaches and fans.

 

 

'Moon River' crooner Andy Williams dies at 84

Posted 9/27/2012 in National

or the older -- OK, squarer -- side of the generation gap, Andy Williams was part of the soundtrack of the 1960s and '70s, with easy-listening hits like "Moon River," the "Love Story" theme and "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" from his beloved Christmas TV specials.

 

 

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