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Illinois mother stabs two children out of anger at husband

Posted 11/2/2012 in National

Neighbors heard the couple shouting at each other, but they never saw it get physical. Artur Plackowska said his wife recently told him she loved him.

 

 

China think tank urges government to end one-child policy

Posted 11/1/2012 in National

A government think tank is urging Chinese leaders to start phasing out China's one-child policy immediately and allow two children for every family by 2015, a daring proposal to do away with the unpopular policy.

 

Battered New Jersey agonizes over whether to rebuild beloved shore

Posted 11/1/2012 in National

In its tear of destruction, the megastorm Sandy left parts of New Jersey's beloved shore in tatters, sweeping away beaches, homes, boardwalks and amusement parks. The devastation left the state a blank canvas to redevelop its prized vacation towns.

 

Sandusky moved to prison with death row inmates

Posted 11/1/2012 in National

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was sent Wednesday to serve his child molestation prison sentence at an institution in Pennsylvania that includes most of the state's death row inmates.

 

Romney faces criticism on aid in storm's aftermath

Posted 11/1/2012 in National

There's nothing like a natural disaster to test the depth of politicians' preference for small government.

A darkened NYC begins to stir to life

Posted 10/31/2012 in National

Two days after superstorm Sandy brought New York to a standstill, residents itching to get back to work and their old lives noticed small signs that the city might be getting back to -- well, not quite normal.

 

Romney, Obama, talk of Sandy before election

Posted 10/31/2012 in National

Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney edged back into active campaigning on Tuesday while President Barack Obama stayed close to the White House, rival candidates calibrating their responses to superstorm Sandy and the misery it inflicted on millions.

 

 

Nasty campaign tactics: Phony voting instructions

Posted 10/31/2012 in National

 

Disney to make new 'Star Wars' films, buys Lucasfilm

Posted 10/31/2012 in National

A decade after George Lucas said "Star Wars" was finished on the big screen, a new trilogy is destined for theaters as The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that it was buying Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4.05 billion.

 

FBI: Crime reported to police fell last year

Posted 10/30/2012 in National

The number of violent crimes reported to police decreased 3.8 percent last year to 1.2 million, the fifth straight year of declines, the FBI announced Monday.

 

 

Seniors a tough crowd on gay marriage vote

Posted 10/30/2012 in National

The word "homosexual" was rarely uttered in public when Louise Pardee was growing up, but now the 81-year-old is dialing up fellow Minnesota senior citizens trying to convince them gay relationships are nothing to fear.

 

One dead, captain missing after Sandy claims ship

Posted 10/30/2012 in National

When the Bounty set sail last week, the captain running the ship made famous in Hollywood adventure films believed he could navigate around Hurricane Sandy and weather the storm. After two days in rough seas, he realized his journey would be far more difficult.

Crane dangles from NYC high-rise, clearing streets

Posted 10/30/2012 in National

A construction crane atop a $1.5 billion luxury high-rise in midtown Manhattan collapsed in high winds Monday and dangled precariously, prompting plans for engineers and inspectors to climb to the top to examine it as a huge storm bore down on the city.

Syrian regime launches airstrikes

Posted 10/30/2012 in National

Syrian fighter jets pounded rebel areas across the country on Monday with scores of airstrikes that anti-regime activists called the most widespread bombing in a single day since Syria's troubles started 19 months ago.

 

Musicians: Iran's national orchestra disbanded

Posted 10/30/2012 in National

The Iranian national symphony orchestra has been disbanded for lack of funds, musicians said Monday, another sign of the effects of Western economic sanctions.

 

East Coast grinds to a halt

Posted 10/29/2012 in National

Hurricane Sandy bore down on the Eastern Seaboard's largest cities Monday, forcing the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds, soaking rain and a surging wall of water up to 11 feet high.

 

Can true solitude be found in a wired world?

Posted 10/29/2012 in National

When was the last time you were alone, and unwired? Really, truly by yourself. Just you and your thoughts -- no cellphone, no tablet, no laptop.

 

Facebook used to kidnap, traffic Indonesian girls

Posted 10/29/2012 in National

When a 14-year-old girl received a Facebook friend request from an older man she didn't know, she accepted it out of curiosity. It's a click she will forever regret, leading to a brutal story that has repeated itself as sexual predators find new ways to exploit Indonesia's growing obsession with social media.

Survivors criticize Myanmar gov't over clashes

Posted 10/29/2012 in National

Survivors of ethnic clashes in western Myanmar lashed out at the government today for failing to prevent violence between Muslims and Buddhists that has displaced more than 28,000 people over the last week.

 

Storm in spotlight in campaign's final full week

Posted 10/29/2012 in National

The presidential race's final full week was devolving into a scheduling nightmare as President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney grappled with how to push on with campaigning while a massive storm churned toward the East Coast.

 

 

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