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Wake up and smell the bacon ... with a bacon app

Posted 3/7/2014 in National

Want to wake up to the sound of bacon sizzling on the stove with its aroma drawing you out of bed?

 

North Korean elections: 100 percent mandatory

Posted 3/7/2014 in National

North Korean voters will make a choice Sunday when they elect a new national legislature, but not for a candidate. The ruling elite have already done that for them, and there's only one per district.

 

General to admit guilt on 3 counts; denies assault

Posted 3/6/2014 in National

A U.S. Army general accused of sexually assaulting a junior officer will admit guilt on three lesser charges but maintains his innocence on allegations that he forced her to perform oral sex, his lawyer said Wednesday night.

 

 

Facebook to delete posts for illegal gun sales

Posted 3/6/2014 in National

Under pressure from gun control advocates, Facebook agreed Wednesday to delete posts from users seeking to buy or sell weapons illegally or without a background check.

 

 

Cost a growing factor in college decisions

Posted 3/6/2014 in National

A new survey of the nation's college freshmen has found that the percentage attending their first-choice school has reached its lowest level in almost four decades, as cost and the availability of financial aid have come to play an influential role in decisions of where to enroll.

 

 

Passengers in court over Carnival cruise

Posted 3/6/2014 in National

About three dozen passengers who sailed on the ill-fated Carnival Triumph cruise ship that drifted at sea for days are hoping to collect thousands of dollars apiece as a result of lingering medical and mental problems they say were caused by their nightmarish experience.

 

 

Under new SAT, 1,600 is perfect again

Posted 3/6/2014 in National

The perfect score will again be 1,600. What's more, the essay will be optional, students will no longer be penalized for wrong answers and the vocabulary is shifting to do away with some high-sounding words such as "prevaricator" and "sagacious."

 

 

California gold discovery spurs rush of theories

Posted 3/6/2014 in National

 

 

Doctors hope for cure in a 2nd baby born with HIV

Posted 3/6/2014 in National

A second baby born with the AIDS virus may have had her infection put into remission and possibly cured by very early treatment -- in this instance, four hours after birth.

 

Agent: Game show host Geoff Edwards dies at 83

Posted 3/6/2014 in National

Geoff Edwards, the hip-looking 1970s and '80s host of TV game shows including "Jackpot!" and two incarnations of "Treasure Hunt," died Wednesday, his agent said. He was 83. Edwards died of complications of pneumonia at St. John's hospital in Santa Monica, agent Fred Westbrook said.

 

Prosecutor in Army sex case wanted charges dropped

Posted 3/5/2014 in National

Less than a month before an Army general's trial on sexual assault charges, the lead prosecutor broke down in tears as he told a superior he believed the primary accuser in the case had lied under oath.

 

 

Republican group says gay marriage consistent with values of freedom

Posted 3/5/2014 in National

A group of Republicans has come out in support of legalizing gay marriage in Utah and Oklahoma, arguing that allowing same-sex unions is consistent with the Western conservative values of freedom and liberty once championed by Ronald Reagan and Barry Goldwater.

 

Possible diplomatic exit? Ukraine players converge on Paris

Posted 3/5/2014 in National

Top diplomats from the West and Russia trying to find an end to the crisis in Ukraine are gathering in Paris today as tensions simmered over the Russian military takeover of the strategic Crimean Peninsula.

Putin: Russia has right to use force in Ukraine

Posted 3/4/2014 in National

Russian President Vladimir Putin pulled his forces back from the Ukrainian border this morning yet said Moscow reserves the right to use all means to protect Russians in Ukraine. He accused the West of encouraging an anti-constitutional coup in Ukraine and driving it onto anarchy and declared that any sanctions the West places on Russia will backfire.

Toronto mayor appears on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Posted 3/4/2014 in National

Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford laughed off Jimmy Kimmel's suggestion that he get help for his drinking problem and was reported to be upset about his appearance on the late night TV talk show.

Mushing family a strong presence in Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

Posted 3/4/2014 in National

Don't get Dallas and Mitch Seavey wrong. They love each other, even though they might not say it in so many words. But they're also fierce competitors, more than happy to pass each other on the nearly 1,000 mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to be the first to reach Nome.

 

Spending-cut efforts hit roadblocks

Posted 3/3/2014 in National

The budget gurus in Congress have failed for years to find a grand bargain to reduce the government's long-term debt, so this year they decided to go small.

 

 

High court looks at death row inmate with low IQ

Posted 3/3/2014 in National

A Floridian with an IQ as high as 75 may be diagnosed as mentally disabled and be eligible for help getting a job. But on death row, the state says having an IQ higher than 70 categorically means an inmate is not mentally disabled and may be executed.

 

 

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