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Teens on alleged crime spree captured in Florida

Posted 1/19/2015 in National

Two teenage Kentucky sweethearts suspected in a crime spree of stolen vehicles and pilfered checks across the U.S. South have been taken into custody in Florida, authorities said Sunday.

 

 

MTV airs in black and white to spark conversation on race

Posted 1/19/2015 in National

MTV is taking the color out of its programming on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to encourage people to talk about what race means in their lives.

 

 

Judge orders $2M restitution for dogfighting

Posted 1/17/2015 in National

A federal judge in Alabama ordered participants in a high-stakes dogfighting operation to pay a record $2 million in restitution for their animals' care.

 

 

Gay marriage: High court sets stage for historic ruling

Posted 1/17/2015 in National

Setting the stage for a potentially historic ruling, the Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether same-sex couples have a right to marry everywhere in America under the Constitution.

 

 

Postal Service proposes small postage increase

Posted 1/17/2015 in National

The U.S. Postal Service on Thursday proposed slight increases for mailing postcards and international letters -- but wants to leave first-class "Forever" stamps at their present 49 cents.

 

 

Best-seller about boy's journey to heaven pulled

Posted 1/17/2015 in National

A best-selling account of a 6-year-old boy's journey to heaven and back has been pulled after the boy retracted his story.

 

 

In Islam, a long tradition against depicting the prophet

Posted 1/17/2015 in National

It's not mentioned in Islam's holy book, the Quran, but the religion's ban on depicting the Prophet Muhammad -- even favorably -- has run firm through the centuries.

 

Muslims protest weekly's prophet cartoon; 4 killed in Niger

Posted 1/17/2015 in National

Muslim anger flared over a French satirical weekly's latest caricature of the Prophet Muhammad.

Pope strongly defends church teaching against contraception

Posted 1/16/2015 in National

Pope Francis issued his strongest defense yet of church teaching opposing artificial contraception today, using a rally in Asia's largest Catholic nation to urge families to be "sanctuaries of respect for life."

 

Flu vaccine not working well; only 23 percent effective

Posted 1/16/2015 in National

This year's flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It's only 23 percent effective, which is one of the worst performances in the last decade, according to a government study released Thursday.

 

 

Despite low gas prices, gas tax hike appears unlikely

Posted 1/16/2015 in National

The new Republican-controlled Congress is facing an old problem: where to find the money for highway and transit programs.

 

FBI: Ohio man planned to bomb US Capitol, kill officials

Posted 1/15/2015 in National

A 20-year-old Ohio man's Twitter posts sympathizing with Islamic terrorists led to an undercover FBI operation and the man's arrest.

 

House votes to undo Obama immigration actions

Posted 1/15/2015 in National

Shunning a White House veto threat and opposition within their own party, House Republicans approved legislation Wednesday to overturn President Barack Obama's key immigration policies.

 

 

Paris gunman's safe house could hold clues to 4th attacker

Posted 1/15/2015 in National

Amedy Coulibaly, the gunman who killed four hostages at a Paris kosher supermarket, rented a small suburban house the week before and filled it with an impressive arsenal of late-model weapons, police said Wednesday.

 

France cyberdefense chief: 19,000 cyberattacks in last week

Posted 1/15/2015 in National

In what France's cyberdefense chief calls an unprecedented surge, about 19,000 French websites have suffered cyberattacks since a rampage by Islamic extremists left 20 dead in Paris last week.

Defiant Charlie Hebdo fronts Muhammad, drawing more threats

Posted 1/14/2015 in National

In an emotional act of defiance, Charlie Hebdo resurrected its irreverent and often provocative newspaper Tuesday.

 

France arrests 54 for defending terror

Posted 1/14/2015 in National

In a city still shaken after deadly Islamic terror attacks, authorities said 54 people had been detained for defending or glorifying terrorism.

 

 

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