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Israeli soldier missing as Gaza fighting rages on

Posted 7/22/2014 in National

An Israeli soldier is missing following a deadly battle in the Gaza Strip, a defense official said Tuesday as Israeli air strikes pummeled a wide range of targets in the coastal strip and diplomatic efforts intensified to end more than two weeks of fighting that has killed at least 585 Palestinians and 29 Israelis.

 

Iraq vet cited for owning 14 therapeutic pet ducks

Posted 7/21/2014 in National

An Army veteran who hurt his back during the Iraq War is worried a citation will result in him losing his 14 pet ducks, which he says are therapeutic.

Rare blue-colored red king crab caught in Alaska

Posted 7/21/2014 in National

A rare blue-colored red king crab was part of a fisherman's catch earlier this month in Nome, Alaska.

 

Florida town stunned by news of police KKK ties

Posted 7/21/2014 in National

Ann Hunnewell and her central Florida police officer husband knelt in the living room of a fellow officer's home, with pillow cases as makeshift hoods over their heads. A few words were spoken and they, along with a half-dozen others, were initiated into the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, she says.

 

 

U.S. outlines case against Russia on downed plane

Posted 7/21/2014 in National

Video of a rocket launcher, one surface-to-air missile missing, leaving the likely launch site. Imagery showing the firing. Calls claiming credit for the strike. Recordings said to reveal a cover-up at the crash site.

 

Film, TV legend James Garner, reluctant hero, dies

Posted 7/21/2014 in National

Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety. James Garner had a way of widening his eyes while the corner of his mouth sagged ever so slightly. Maybe he would swallow once to further make his point.

 

Death puts focus on caffeine powder dangers

Posted 7/19/2014 in National

A few weeks before their prom king's death, students at an Ohio high school had attended an assembly on narcotics that warned about the dangers of heroin and prescription painkillers. But it was one of the world's most widely accepted drugs that killed Logan Stiner -- a powdered form of caffeine so potent that as little as a single teaspoon can be fatal.

 

 

Without radar, missile may not have identified jet

Posted 7/19/2014 in National

If Ukrainian rebels shot down the Malaysian jetliner, killing 298 people, it may have been because they didn't have the right systems in place to distinguish between military and civilian aircraft, experts said Saturday.

 

Credible probe sought in downing of Malaysian jet

Posted 7/19/2014 in National

World leaders demanded Friday that pro-Russia rebels who control the eastern Ukraine crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 give immediate, unfettered access to independent investigators to determine who shot down the plane.

U.S. communities diverge on child migrant response

Posted 7/19/2014 in National

As thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children have poured into South Texas, community leaders from Dallas to Los Angeles to Syracuse, N.Y., have offered to set up temporary shelters to relieve the Army bases, holding cells and converted warehouses at the border.

 

Robbers' families say police acted appropriately

Posted 7/19/2014 in National

The families of two slain bank robbery suspects said Friday that police in the Northern California city of Stockton acted appropriately when they engaged in a gunbattle with their sons.

 

 

Contempt charge for saggy pants in court dismissed

Posted 7/19/2014 in National

An eastern Pennsylvania judge has dismissed a contempt-of-court citation against a man who was fined $50 for wearing saggy pants in court.

 

Officials: Unlicensed mortician had remains of 50

Posted 7/19/2014 in National

An unlicensed funeral director accused of stealing more than $12,000 from an elderly couple could face more charges after authorities found 12 bodies and the cremated remains of more than 40 others in two self-storage units he rented, authorities said Friday.

 

Unease over Obama Afghanistan plan

Posted 7/19/2014 in National

Afghanistan's disputed election and Iraq's unraveling are giving members of Congress and U.S. allies in the region reason to think President Barack Obama should rethink his decision to withdraw virtually all Americans troops from Afghanistan by the close of 2016.

 

Ukraine: Pro-Russia rebels downed Malaysian plane

Posted 7/18/2014 in National

Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian jetliner with 298 people aboard, sharply escalating the crisis and threatening to draw both East and West deeper into the conflict. The rebels denied downing the aircraft.

Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

Posted 7/18/2014 in National

On July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin was "out of town" when the world united and rejoiced in a way never seen before or since. He and Neil Armstrong were on the moon.

Blues legend Johnny Winter dies at 70 in Zurich

Posted 7/18/2014 in National

Texas blues legend Johnny Winter emblazoned himself into the world's consciousness with his tattooed arms churning out lightning-fast guitar riffs and his striking long white hair flowing from under his cowboy hat.

 

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