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Visitors wait 5 hours for Universal Orlando Harry Potter ride

Posted 7/10/2014 in National

You might need a magic wand to get on the new Harry Potter ride at Universal Orlando Resort.

 

 

Commanders suggest a 2nd group in Benghazi attacks

Posted 7/10/2014 in National

Well-trained attackers executed the deadly dawn assault on a CIA complex in Benghazi, Libya, suggesting different perpetrators from those who penetrated the U.S. diplomatic mission the previous night, according to newly revealed testimony from top military commanders.

 

 

U.S. students in middle of pack on financial knowhow

Posted 7/10/2014 in National

In an increasingly global economy, just 1 in 10 teenagers around the world is able to make some key -- but complex -- financial decisions, including choosing among various loans or analyzing invoices and pay slips.

 

 

Naked intruder recites Scripture in home

Posted 7/10/2014 in National

It was little comfort to the residents of a Seattle home along Lake Washington when the naked man who crashed through their front door began loudly reciting Scripture.

 

 

AP: Disabled often banned from voting

Posted 7/10/2014 in National

At a time when election officials are struggling to convince more Americans to vote, advocates for the disabled say thousands of people with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy and other intellectual or developmental disabilities have been systematically denied that basic right in the nation's largest county.

 

 

Confederate flags on Va. campus to be moved

Posted 7/10/2014 in National

Washington and Lee University is drawing praise from some and complaints from others after announcing that it will remove Confederate battle flags from a chapel on the Virginia campus where Robert E. Lee is buried.

 

Hospital pharmacist charged in theft of 200K pills

Posted 7/9/2014 in National

A pharmacist who oversaw a major hospital's vault of drugs stole nearly 200,000 powerful painkillers he was supposed to safeguard and dispense, narcotics prosecutors said Tuesday as they unveiled a case that makes unusual use of a state drug-kingpin law.

Government made $100B in improper payments

Posted 7/9/2014 in National

By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them -- tax credits to families that didn't qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs and medical payments for treatments that might not have been necessary.

Patrol head says he's shocked by beating video

Posted 7/9/2014 in National

The head of the California Highway Patrol said he was shocked and the agency's reputation is hurt by a video showing an officer repeatedly punching a woman he pinned on the side of a Los Angeles freeway.

 

Report: Prison health-care costs stabilize

Posted 7/9/2014 in National

States are spending slightly less on prisoner health care after nearly a decade of steady increases, according to a report released Tuesday.

 

 

Pope: Bishops must be held accountable for abuse

Posted 7/8/2014 in National

Pope Francis begged forgiveness Monday in his first meeting with Catholics sexually abused by members of the clergy and went further than any of his predecessors by vowing to hold bishops accountable for their handling of pedophile priests.

 

 

Obama highlights push for better skilled teachers

Posted 7/8/2014 in National

President Barack Obama brought forward a new administration effort Monday to place quality teachers in schools that need them the most.

 

 

63 escape Boko Haram extremists in Nigeria

Posted 7/8/2014 in National

More than 60 Nigerian girls and women abducted two weeks ago by Islamic extremists have managed to escape, officials said Monday, though more than 200 girls kidnapped in April still remain missing.

 

Israel launches offensive against Gaza

Posted 7/8/2014 in National

The Israeli military launched what could be a long-term offensive against the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip today striking at least 50 sites in Gaza and mobilizing troops for a possible ground invasion aimed at stopping a barrage of rocket attacks against Israel.

 

Some U.S.-bound air travelers must turn on phones

Posted 7/7/2014 in National

Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will soon be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights. The measure is intended to enhance aviation security at a time of increased threats.

 

 

States look to gun seizure law after mass killings

Posted 7/7/2014 in National

As state officials across the country grapple with how to prevent mass killings like the ones at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown and near the University of California, Santa Barbara, some are turning to a gun seizure law pioneered in Connecticut 15 years ago.

 

 

Poll: Most still align with Democrats or GOP

Posted 7/7/2014 in National

Whether it's the Republicans or the Democrats, America's political parties are far from beloved. Yet most people continue to align with one or the other.

 

 

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