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NYC officer arrested in ghoulish cannibalism kidnap plot

Posted 10/26/2012 in National

A city police officer was charged Thursday with leading a ghoulish double life by using a law enforcement database and fetish chat rooms to dream up a plot to torture women and then cook and eat their body parts.

 

 

Obama pressures Romney on Mourdock

Posted 10/26/2012 in National

President Barack Obama, seeking to shore up support among women, intensified his pressure Thursday on Mitt Romney to break any ties with a Republican Senate candidate who said that if a woman becomes pregnant from rape it is "something God intended."

 

 

In 2 murder cases, mothers turn in their own sons

Posted 10/26/2012 in National

Mindy Sigg sat sobbing, listening to prosecutors tell a court that her 17-year-old son had confessed to the abduction and killing of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway.

 

 

Unprecedented 'black mold' meningitis a challenge

Posted 10/26/2012 in National

The black mold creeping into the spines of hundreds of people who got tainted shots for back pain marks uncharted medical territory.

 

East Coast readies for 'Frankenstorm' hybrid monster

Posted 10/26/2012 in National

The pre-Halloween hybrid weather monster that federal forecasters call "Frankenstorm" is looking more ominous by the hour for the East Coast, and utilities and local governments are getting ready.

 

Kathleen Parker: Mitt Romney's 'peace' strategy

Posted 10/25/2012 in National

Forget "horses and bayonets." The most important word uttered during the third presidential debate was "peace."

 

Big jump in young adults moving out of state

Posted 10/25/2012 in National

Their lives on hold for years, young adults are now making big moves in the fledgling economic recovery, leaving college towns or parents' homes and heading out of state at the highest rate since the height of the housing boom.

 

GOP candidates in close races disavow rape remark

Posted 10/25/2012 in National

Just as Mitt Romney and other Republicans had cut into the Democrats' advantage with female voters, a tea party-backed Senate candidate's awkward remark -- that if rape leads to pregnancy it's "something God intended" -- has propelled the emotional issue of abortion back to the political forefront.

 

 

Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in Cuba

Posted 10/25/2012 in National

Hurricane Sandy blasted across eastern Cuba on Thursday as a potent Category 2 storm and headed for the Bahamas after causing at least two deaths in the Caribbean.

 

 

Activist girl's dad vows she'll return to Pakistan

Posted 10/25/2012 in National

The father of a 15-year-old Pakistani activist girl who was shot and wounded by a Taliban gunman vowed Thursday that she would return home after finishing medical treatment abroad despite new insurgent threats against her.

 

 

Obama assails Romney in bid for women's vote

Posted 10/25/2012 in National

Seeking to shore up his support among women voters, President Barack Obama hammered Republican rival Mitt Romney today anew over his backing of Richard Mourdock, the Indiana Senate candidate drawing fire for saying that pregnancies that result from rape are "something God intended."

 

Teenage brothers charged with killing NJ girl, 12

Posted 10/24/2012 in National

A teenage boy lured a 12-year-old girl into his house under the guise of getting parts for her treasured bicycle and then, with his older brother, killed her, police said Tuesday.

 

Mourdock: God at work when rape leads to pregnancy

Posted 10/24/2012 in National

Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said Tuesday when a woman becomes pregnant during a rape, "that's something God intended."

 

 

EU sends Microsoft antitrust complaint

Posted 10/24/2012 in National

The European Union's executive arm formally accused Microsoft today of failing to comply with a binding agreement to give customers a choice among Internet browsers.

 

 

6.5 earthquake shakes Costa Rica's coast

Posted 10/24/2012 in National

A powerful earthquake struck Costa Rica's Pacific coast on Tuesday, swaying buildings and sending people running into the streets in the nation's capital of San Jose.

 

Google cameras map popular Grand Canyon trails

Posted 10/24/2012 in National

Google and its street-view cameras already have taken users to narrow cobblestone alleys in Spain using a tricycle, inside the Smithsonian with a push cart and to British Columbia's snow-covered slopes by snowmobile.

Apple's iPad Mini much pricier than rival tablets

Posted 10/24/2012 in National

Apple Inc.'s pencil-thin, smaller iPad will cost much more than its competitors, signaling that the company isn't going to get into a mini-tablet price war.

 

First defendant sentenced in FAMU hazing case

Posted 10/23/2012 in National

The first of a dozen defendants to be sentenced in last year's hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major avoided jail time when he received his punishment Monday, but he will spend more than two years under close supervision.

 

 

Experts convicted for not warning of quake

Posted 10/23/2012 in National

In a verdict that sent shock waves through the scientific community, an Italian court convicted seven experts of manslaughter on Monday for failing to adequately warn residents of the risk before an earthquake struck central Italy in 2009, killing more than 300 people.

 

Psst, taxes go up in 2013 for 163 million workers

Posted 10/22/2012 in National

President Barack Obama isn't talking about it and neither is Mitt Romney. But come January, 163 million workers can expect to feel the pinch of a big tax increase, regardless of who wins the election.

 

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