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Experts: Belgium often comes up short in preventing attacks

Posted 3/25/2016 in National

Belgium has come up short in its efforts to prevent extremist attacks time and again, experts say -- failing to coordinate intelligence, investigate suspects and control its borders.



New analysis: 'Obamacare' coverage costs rising

Posted 3/25/2016 in National

Expanded health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama's signature legislative legacy, will cost the government more, according to an official study released Thursday.



Shadowy hacking industry may be helping FBI crack an iPhone

Posted 3/25/2016 in National

Turns out there's a shadowy global industry devoted to breaking into smartphones and extracting their information.



Blasphemy cases rise in Egypt and Christians bear the brunt

Posted 3/25/2016 in National

In the video, the Egyptian Christian teens laugh playfully as a couple of them kneel down, imitating Muslim prayers, then another slides his hand under one boy's neck, imitating the trademark beheadings of the Islamic State group.



Filipino nailed to cross prays for Belgium, Philippines

Posted 3/25/2016 in National

A Filipino devotee was nailed to a cross for the 30th time in an annual Good Friday ritual and said he hoped his painful sacrifice would help bring peace to Belgium and other countries targeted by Islamic extremists.



American Muslims defy Sen. Ted Cruz's call for surveillance

Posted 3/24/2016 in National

A few miles from Disneyland is a place most tourists never see. The signs along the thoroughfare suddenly switch to Arabic script advertising hookah shops, Middle Eastern sweets and halal meat.



Republican ads give Democrats anti-Donald Trump playbook

Posted 3/24/2016 in National

"Bimbo. Dog. Fat pig," disgusted women say, looking straight into the camera. Another explains, "Real quotes from Donald Trump, about women."



Cruz emboldened, but needs a near miracle to catch Trump

Posted 3/24/2016 in National

While Ted Cruz decried "gutter politics" against him, former Republican presidential contenders gave him a boost Wednesday, casting the Texas senator as the party's last best chance to stop Donald Trump.



Ryan slams 'ugliness' in politics amid Trump-driven chaos

Posted 3/24/2016 in National

House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday decried ugliness and divisiveness in American politics, delivering a veiled but passionate rebuke to GOP front-runner Donald Trump and the nasty tone of the presidential race.



How the FBI might hack into an iPhone without Apple's help

Posted 3/23/2016 in National

For more than a month, federal investigators have insisted they have no alternative but to force Apple to help them open up a phone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters.



Cruz's comments after attack criticized by Muslims

Posted 3/23/2016 in National

Presidential candidate Ted Cruz's call for increased surveillance in Muslim neighborhoods following the deadly bombings in Brussels drew sharp rebukes from Muslim Americans and civil rights groups, which panned the Republican's proposal as unconstitutional and counterproductive.



Trump and Clinton win Arizona; Bush endorses Cruz

Posted 3/23/2016 in National

A clash of worldviews is intensifying as the presidential contenders in both parties fight to convince voters they can best protect the nation from a renewed threat of Islamic extremism.



Experts see little chance of charges in Clinton email case

Posted 3/23/2016 in National

Asked earlier this month whether she'd be indicted over her use of a private email server as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton responded, "It's not going to happen."



Fearing copycat terrorist attacks, US officials step up security

Posted 3/23/2016 in National

The Obama administration stepped up security at major transit hubs across the country after Tuesday's airport and subway bombings in Brussels, as top U.S. intelligence officials warned of the risk for copycat attacks at home.



Brussels attack is 2nd major bombing for Utah teen

Posted 3/23/2016 in National

Surviving a major bombing is the extraordinary -- and repeated -- situation that one Utah teen can live to tell about.



Islamic State claims deadly bombings in Brussels

Posted 3/23/2016 in National

Islamic extremists struck Tuesday in the heart of Europe, killing at least 34 people and wounding scores of others in back-to-back bombings of the Brussels airport and subway that again laid bare the continent's vulnerability to suicide squads.



Explosions rock Brussels; at least 31 reported dead

Posted 3/22/2016 in National

Bombs exploded at the Brussels airport and one of the city's metro stations today, killing at least 31 people and wounding dozens, as a European capital was again locked down amid heightened security threats.



CDC guidelines aim to curb painkiller prescribing

Posted 3/22/2016 in National

Prescription painkillers should not be a first choice for treating common ailments like back pain and arthritis, according to new federal guidelines designed to reshape how doctors prescribe drugs like OxyContin and Vicodin.



FBI: Attacker's phone possibly accessible without Apple help

Posted 3/22/2016 in National

The government has been adamant for weeks: FBI investigators need to unlock an encrypted iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, and Apple Inc. was the only one that could do it.



7 GOP senators once moved in favor of man Obama nominated

Posted 3/22/2016 in National

Exasperated by a long-running fight over judicial nominees, a Republican senator pleaded with his colleagues to confirm Merrick Garland to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, often considered the second most important court in the nation.



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