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U.S. hacking victims fell prey to mundane ruses

Posted 5/21/2014 in National

The victims were their own worst enemies. The hacking techniques the U.S. government says China used against American companies turned out to be disappointingly mundane, tricking employees into opening email attachments or clicking on innocent-looking website links.

 

Bees created unwanted buzz at Kentucky store

Posted 5/21/2014 in National

After setting things abuzz by trapping customers in a store, a hive of honeybees has been safely removed from downtown Danville in central Kentucky.

 

Reid: Senate will OK judge who wrote drone memos

Posted 5/21/2014 in National

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is predicting victory as senators near a vote on one of President Barack Obama's most contentious picks for a federal judgeship, a former administration official who authored secret documents justifying the use of drones to kill an American overseas.

 

 

Supreme Court justice suspends execution

Posted 5/21/2014 in National

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito issued an order late Tuesday suspending the planned execution of a Missouri inmate with a little more than an hour to spare before the inmate's scheduled lethal injection.

 

2 bomb blasts in Nigeria kill at least 118

Posted 5/21/2014 in National

Two car bombs exploded at a bustling bus terminal and market in Nigeria's central city of Jos on Tuesday, killing at least 118 people, wounding dozens and leaving bloodied bodies amid the flaming debris.

First lady Obama: Arts education good for good schools

Posted 5/21/2014 in National

Delivering a forceful argument on the role of the arts in education, Michelle Obama said Tuesday that it isn't something to be introduced after student test scores go up but is a critical element of achieving those higher test scores in the first place.

House bill would speed VA firings as outcry grows

Posted 5/21/2014 in National

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki would be granted more authority to fire or demote senior executives under a bill headed to the House floor. The measure comes as pressure builds on Capitol Hill to overhaul the beleaguered agency in response to allegations of treatment delays and preventable deaths.

 

House GOP bill would roll back school lunch rules

Posted 5/21/2014 in National

House Republicans are proposing to let some schools opt out of healthier school lunch and breakfast programs if they are losing money.

 

Everything must go: Silverdome's assets for sale

Posted 5/20/2014 in National

The Pontiac Silverdome was the place Elvis, Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones played. And Pope John Paul II prayed. It's where Barry Sanders and Isiah Thomas became Detroit sports legends.

Traditional Nigerian hunters want to help find kidnapped schoolgirls

Posted 5/20/2014 in National

Traditional hunters armed with homemade guns, poisoned spears and amulets have gathered in their hundreds, eager to use their skills and what they believe to be supernatural powers to help find nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists.

Poll: More stressful to care for spouse than mom

Posted 5/20/2014 in National

You promise "in sickness and in health," but a new poll shows becoming a caregiver to a frail spouse causes more stress than having to care for mom, dad or even the in-laws.

 

Credit Suisse case called warning to foreign banks

Posted 5/20/2014 in National

Credit Suisse AG's guilty plea and $2.6 billion payment in a high-profile case brought by the Justice Department are being held out as a warning to foreign banks believed to be helping U.S. taxpayers conceal assets.

 

 

Burger King scrapping 'Have It Your Way' slogan

Posted 5/20/2014 in National

Burger King is scrapping its 40-year-old "Have It Your Way" slogan in favor of the more personal "Be Your Way."

 

China warns cyber charges could damage ties

Posted 5/20/2014 in National

China today warned the United States was jeopardizing military ties by charging five Chinese officers with cyberspying and tried to turn the tables on Washington by calling it "the biggest attacker of China's cyberspace."

AT&T aims for TV's future with $48.5B DirecTV deal

Posted 5/19/2014 in National

Priming itself for the age of Internet-delivered video, AT&T Inc. said it would buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion in cash and stock, or $95 per share.

 

Federal court trial takes up Ala. abortion law

Posted 5/19/2014 in National

A federal court trial begins Monday over an Alabama abortion law that proponents say will make abortions safer and opponents say will close three of Alabama's five licensed abortion clinics.

 

 

Lawmaker: Bring back firing squad executions

Posted 5/17/2014 in National

In the wake of a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma last month, a Utah lawmaker says he believes a firing squad is a more humane form of execution. And he plans to bring back that option for criminals sentenced to death in his state.

 

 

Obama and Congress move to address VA firestorm

Posted 5/17/2014 in National

The Obama administration and Congress are moving quickly to respond to a growing political firestorm over allegations of treatment delays and falsified records at veterans' hospitals nationwide.

 

 

AAA: Americans ready to travel after rough winter

Posted 5/17/2014 in National

A strong case of cabin fever and a little more money to spend should inspire a greater number of Americans to hit the road this Memorial Day weekend.

 

 

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