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Prosecutor: 6 officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray

Posted 5/22/2015 in National

A grand jury indicted all six officers charged in the case of Freddie Gray, who died of injuries he suffered in police custody, allowing the state's attorney to press ahead with the most serious charges despite criticism that she was part of an "overzealous prosecution."

Boy Scouts' leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable

Posted 5/22/2015 in National

The president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable and called for change in order to prevent "the end of us as a national movement."

Survey finds US schools ramping up safety measures

Posted 5/21/2015 in National

U.S. public schools beefed up security measures with safety drills and parent notification systems in the years surrounding the massacre at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to a government survey released Thursday.


House bill would cap expenses for ex-presidents

Posted 5/20/2015 in National

Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and other former presidents who earn lucrative speaking fees and draw other income would no longer be able to count on taxpayer dollars to pay for their post-White House office space and staff under a bill in the House.


Some see differences between perceptions of Waco, Baltimore

Posted 5/20/2015 in National

The prevailing images of protests in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, over police killings of black men were of police in riot gear, handcuffed protesters, tear gas and mass arrests.


House passes another temporary fix to keep highway aid going

Posted 5/20/2015 in National

States would continue to receive highway and transit aid for another two months under a bill the House passed Tuesday.



Amid criticism, Clinton sticks to low-key campaign strategy

Posted 5/20/2015 in National

During two days of campaigning this week in Iowa, Hillary Rodham Clinton didn't make a formal speech.



Obama restricts police military gear, says it can alienate

Posted 5/19/2015 in National

President Barack Obama ended long-running federal transfers of some combat-style gear to local law enforcement on Monday.



Fall of Ramadi raises doubts about US strategy in Iraq

Posted 5/19/2015 in National

The Islamic State group's capture of Ramadi, a key provincial capital in western Iraq, calls into question the Obama administration's strategy in Iraq.



Feds propose multi-pronged plan to bolster decline in bees

Posted 5/19/2015 in National

The federal government hopes to reverse America's declining honeybee and monarch butterfly populations by making more federal land bee-friendly, spending more money on research and considering the use of less pesticides.


B.B. King viewing set for Las Vegas ahead of Mississippi funeral

Posted 5/19/2015 in National

A public viewing for blues legend B.B. King will be held in Las Vegas before his body is sent to Mississippi, where plans are being made for services in his hometown next week, King's business manager said Monday.


State Dept. plans release of Clinton emails by next January

Posted 5/19/2015 in National

The State Department has proposed releasing portions of 55,000 pages of emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton by next January.



'Justice': Jury orders death for the Boston Marathon bomber

Posted 5/16/2015 in National

After slouching through his trial for months with a bored look on his face, the defendant was ordered to rise.


A look back 35 years after Mount St. Helens' deadly eruption

Posted 5/16/2015 in National

Thirty-five years ago, Mount St. Helens in southwest Washington state erupted, killing 57 people, blasting more than 1,300 feet off the top and raining volcanic ash for miles around.


Survey: School bullying at lowest ebb in 10 years

Posted 5/16/2015 in National

Nearly 1 in 4 surveyed U.S. students say they have been bullied in school. That's an improvement, but the prevalence reinforces just how difficult the problem is to solve.


'Blues can never die': B.B. King reigned but music lives on

Posted 5/15/2015 in National

B.B. King believed anyone could play the blues, and that "as long as people have problems, the blues can never die."


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