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July was hottest ever in history books

Posted 8/9/2012 in National

This probably comes as no surprise: Federal scientists say July was the hottest month ever recorded in the Lower 48 states, breaking a record set during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s.



Korean War vets to be honored in national ceremony Friday

Posted 7/26/2012 in National

On Friday, veterans of the Korean War will be honored in a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., hosted by the Korean War Commemoration Committee and Department of Defense. The "Heroes Remembered" event marks the 59th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice.


12 dead in Colorado theater shooting

Posted 7/20/2012 in National

A gunman in a gas mask barged into a crowded Denver-area theater during a midnight premiere of the Batman movie on Friday, hurled a gas canister and then opened fire, killing 12 people and injuring at least 50 others in one of the deadliest mass shootings in recent U.S. history.

Many voters may be deterred by tough ID laws

Posted 7/9/2012 in National

As more states put in place strict voter ID rules, an AP review of temporary ballots from Indiana and Georgia, which first adopted the most stringent standards, found that more than 1,200 such votes were tossed during the 2008 general election.


Court upholds health care

Posted 6/28/2012 in National

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul.



House rejects bid to slash rural airline subsidies

Posted 6/27/2012 in National

The House on Tuesday turned back an attempt by a tea party-backed GOP conservative to slash taxpayer subsidies for air service to isolated smaller cities and towns that can cost hundreds of dollars a ticket.


Widening sex scandal rocks Texas Air Force base

Posted 6/26/2012 in National

From a chapel pulpit on Lackland Air Force Base, where every American airman reports for basic training, Col. Glenn Palmer delivered his first order to nearly 600 recruits seated in the pews: If you're sexually harassed or assaulted, tell someone.


Rain from Tropical Storm Debby drenches Florida

Posted 6/25/2012 in National


Wallenda exuberant after wire walk across Niagara Falls

Posted 6/16/2012 in National

The seventh-generation member of the famed Flying Wallendas had long dreamed of pulling off the stunt, never before attempted. Other daredevils have wire-walked over the Niagara River but farther downstream and not since 1896.

Southern Baptist leader reprimanded, show canceled

Posted 6/2/2012 in National

The Southern Baptist Convention's ethics chief was reprimanded Friday and his radio show canceled after he made inflammatory comments about the Trayvon Martin case.

China tensions spur deeper US-Philippine alliance

Posted 5/12/2012 in National

China's assertive behavior is breathing life into America's historically tumultuous relationship with the Philippines.

FBI, police hunt kidnap-slaying suspect, 2 girls

Posted 5/9/2012 in National

Heavily armed FBI agents and authorities from Mississippi and Tennessee were searching woods and back roads for what they said was a dangerous man suspected of killing a Tennessee woman and her teenage daughter and fleeing with her two younger girls.

Mom, daughter found dead; two sisters still missing

Posted 5/8/2012 in National

The intense search for a man accused of abducting a Tennessee woman and her three daughters continued Tuesday after authorities said the mother and her oldest daughter were found dead in north Mississippi, behind a house the alleged kidnapper rented.

Alleged kidnapper was no stranger

Posted 5/7/2012 in National

A man accused of abducting a mother and her three daughters has been described as being like an uncle to the girls.

Uganda Kony-hunting soldiers face jungle threats

Posted 4/23/2012 in National

For Ugandan soldiers tasked with catching Joseph Kony, the real threat is not the elusive Central Africa warlord and his brutal gang.


Tax day looms

Posted 4/13/2012 in National

Procrastinators rejoice: You have an extra two days this year to file your 2011 federal income tax return. Because April 15 falls on a Sunday, and Emancipation Day -- a holiday in the District of Columbia -- is Monday, the deadline to file taxes will be Tuesday.



US teen births: Miss. has highest rate, NH lowest

Posted 4/10/2012 in National

Teen births fell again in the United States in 2010 with the highest rate once more in Mississippi, according to a new government report.



Florida shooter's race a complicated matter

Posted 3/29/2012 in National

At first, the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager at the hands of a white neighborhood watch volunteer was playing out like many previous tragedies that cut short the lives of young black men.



Analysis: More domestic oil drilling doesn't drop gas price

Posted 3/22/2012 in National

It's the political cure-all for high gas prices: Drill here, drill now.



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