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Police cases stir national protests, much debate

Posted 12/5/2014 in National

Thousands and thousands of diverse people united by anger took to the streets from New York City to San Francisco for a second straight night to protest a grand jury clearing a white police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man.

 

Abused women face lonely struggle in Pakistan

Posted 12/5/2014 in National

When Ruqayya Parveen's husband dumped a jug of acid on her and her children as they slept, she awoke to a life of pain and disfigurement.

 

House rebukes Obama on immigration

Posted 12/5/2014 in National

Emboldened House Republicans issued a stern but symbolic rebuke to President Barack Obama over immigration Thursday.

 

 

Pentagon confirms failed effort to rescue Somers

Posted 12/5/2014 in National

The Pentagon says a hostage rescue mission last month in Yemen failed to liberate American Luke Somers.

 

White cast of 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' reflects cinema tradition

Posted 12/5/2014 in National

Put "ancient Egyptian people" into a Google image search, and none of the resulting photos resemble Christian Bale or Joel Edgerton, stars of Ridley Scott's biblical epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings."

 

Flu vaccine may be less effective this winter

Posted 12/5/2014 in National

The flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter, according to U.S. health officials who worry this may lead to more serious illnesses and deaths.

 

NASA launches new Orion spacecraft and new era

Posted 12/5/2014 in National

NASA's new Orion spacecraft streaked into orbit Friday on a high-stakes test flight meant to usher in a new era of human exploration leading ultimately to Mars.

 

Cameras worn by police are no panacea, experts say

Posted 12/5/2014 in National

Police body cameras have become a rallying cry in the wake of racially charged decisions by grand juries in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City, but experts caution that increased use of the devices may raise more questions than answers.

 

 

Bill Cosby seeks to dismiss new sex abuse lawsuit

Posted 12/5/2014 in National

A woman suing Bill Cosby for sexual battery attempted to sell a story about the comedian to a tabloid a decade ago and tried to extort money in exchange for her silence, Cosby's attorney said in a court filing Thursday.

 

Protests erupt as New York cop cleared; feds to investigate

Posted 12/4/2014 in National

A grand jury cleared a white police officer Wednesday in the videotaped chokehold death of an unarmed black man stopped for selling loose, untaxed cigarettes, triggering protests in the streets by hundreds of New Yorkers.

Michael Brown's stepfather apologizes for comments

Posted 12/4/2014 in National

The stepfather of Michael Brown has apologized for angry comments he made after the grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who killed his stepson.

AP sources: Military sexual assault reports up 8 percent

Posted 12/4/2014 in National

The number of sexual assaults reported by military service members rose again this year, with an increase of 8 percent, officials told The Associated Press.

 

Multi-state coalition sues over immigration order

Posted 12/4/2014 in National

Texas is leading a 17-state coalition suing over President Barack Obama's recently announced executive actions on immigration.

 

 

Iraq official: Arrested woman not IS leader's wife

Posted 12/4/2014 in National

An Iraqi official denied Wednesday that a woman detained in Lebanon is a wife of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group, adding that she is the sister of a terror suspect being held in Iraq.

 

 

Supreme Court justices weigh bias claim of pregnant UPS driver

Posted 12/4/2014 in National

Two of the three women on the Supreme Court vigorously questioned a UPS lawyer Wednesday over the company's refusal to give lighter duty to a pregnant worker.

 

 

Motion: Jail snitch should tell Miranda rights

Posted 12/4/2014 in National

If a man accused of killing and dismembering a Bourbon Street dancer gets an alleged jailhouse confession thrown out and the ruling stands up on appeal, it could end the use of "jailhouse snitches" nationwide, says a defense attorney unconnected to the case.

 

 

Hershey explores removal of corn syrup

Posted 12/3/2014 in National

 

 

New lawsuit brings Cosby abuse claims to court

Posted 12/3/2014 in National

A lawsuit by a woman who claims Bill Cosby molested her when she was 15 years old has moved allegations of sexual misconduct against the comedian from the court of public opinion into the courthouse.

 

 

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