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Filipino devotees nailed to crosses in Good Friday rites

Posted 4/3/2015 in National

Screaming in pain, Filipino devotees had themselves nailed to wooden crosses to mimic the suffering of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Asia's largest Roman Catholic nation.


Arkansas woman now world's oldest person, wants Obama visit

Posted 4/3/2015 in National

An Arkansas woman who became the world's oldest person Wednesday wants President Barack Obama to attend her 117th birthday party this Fourth of July.



Obama's quest for Iran deal set to collide with Capitol Hill

Posted 4/3/2015 in National

After securing a surprisingly broad and detailed framework agreement with Iran, President Barack Obama must now subject his signature foreign policy pursuit to the gauntlet of partisan American politics.



Kenya attack survivor: Gunmen scouted campus

Posted 4/3/2015 in National

The militants who slaughtered 147 people in a Kenyan school appeared to have planned extensively, even targeting a site where Christians had gone to pray.



German crash co-pilot researched suicide, cockpit doors

Posted 4/3/2015 in National

Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz spent time online researching suicide methods and cockpit door security in the week before crashing Flight 9525, prosecutors said Thursday -- the first evidence that the fatal descent may have been a premeditated act.


Alps crash: Bodies recovered, but families must wait months

Posted 4/2/2015 in National

Just over a week after a Germanwings plane crashed into the French Alps, investigators have finished retrieving human remains from the crash site and are now trying to match them with DNA profiles from the 150 people killed -- an arduous task that could leave families waiting for months.


At least 15 dead as gunmen attack university in Kenya

Posted 4/2/2015 in National

Al-Shabab gunmen attacked a college in northeast Kenya early Thursday, targeting Christians and killing at least 15 people and wounding 60 others, witnesses said. The president said it is now a hostage situation.



Dress-wearing man killed by NSA police had lengthy record

Posted 4/1/2015 in National

Two cross-dressing men who were fired upon by National Security Agency police when they disobeyed orders at a heavily guarded gate had just stolen a car from a man who had picked them up and checked into a motel, police said Tuesday.



South Korean man charged in knife attack on US envoy

Posted 4/1/2015 in National

South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday indicted a man who slashed the U.S. ambassador in Seoul last month on charges of attempted murder.



Indiana debate exposes GOP divisions

Posted 4/1/2015 in National

It is a debate many Republicans hoped to avoid.


Questions remain in officer-involved shooting at NSA

Posted 3/31/2015 in National

The warnings are strong and security is always tight, but most drivers are versed in the daily routine as thousands of employees and contractors stream through the closely guarded entrance to the National Security Agency.


Pentagon chief considers easing of enlistment standards

Posted 3/31/2015 in National

Saying the military needs to do more to compete with corporate America for quality recruits, Defense Secretary Ash Carter opened the door Monday to relaxing some enlistment standards -- particularly for high-tech or cybersecurity jobs.


South African comic Noah will replace Stewart

Posted 3/31/2015 in National

The choice of South African comic Trevor Noah as Jon Stewart's replacement on "The Daily Show" advances an intriguing new trend of late-night comic hosts with a more worldly perspective while continuing the longer-running pattern of keeping those jobs filled with men.

AP Exclusive: Big rigs often go faster than tires can handle

Posted 3/31/2015 in National

Many tractor-trailers on the nation's roads are driven faster than the 75 mph their tires are designed to handle, a practice that has been linked to wrecks and blowouts but has largely escaped the attention of highway officials.


German co-pilot was once treated for suicidal tendencies

Posted 3/31/2015 in National

How could someone once diagnosed with suicidal tendencies get a job as a commercial pilot, entrusted with the lives of hundreds of people?



Tsarnaev's lawyers try to show brother in charge of bombing

Posted 3/31/2015 in National

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzkhokar Tsarnaev started their case by trying to show that his older brother was the driving force behind the 2013 terror attack.



AP president: Killing of journalists should be war crime

Posted 3/31/2015 in National

The president and CEO of The Associated Press called on Monday for changes to international laws that would make it a war crime to kill journalists or take them hostage.



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