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Police: No known target in school stabbing rampage

Posted 4/12/2014 in National

No evidence has surfaced yet to show that a boy charged in a stabbing rampage at his high school was targeting any particular student, and efforts to establish a motive are stalled because the suspect isn't talking and many victims remain hospitalized, a police chief said Friday.

 

 

Geologists link small quakes to fracking

Posted 4/12/2014 in National

Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic fracturing, leading the state to issue new permit conditions Friday in certain areas that are among the nation's strictest.

 

 

High fees eroding many 401(k)s

Posted 4/12/2014 in National

It's the silent enemy in our retirement accounts: High fees.

 

 

New 'face,' but some old problems for 'Obamacare'

Posted 4/12/2014 in National

Abruptly on the spot as the new face of "Obamacare," Sylvia Mathews Burwell faces steep challenges, both logistical and political.

 

 

Iran rejects naming new UN envoy after U.S. refusal

Posted 4/12/2014 in National

Iran rejected naming a new diplomat Saturday to represent it at the United Nations, with one lawmaker urging the Islamic Republic to stand up to "bullying" from the U.S., which has rejected granting its pick a visa.

 

 

O'Brien: Colbert 'right person' to do 'Late Show'

Posted 4/12/2014 in National

Don't feel bad for Conan O'Brien. Again.

 

 

Obama: Right to vote under threat in the U.S.

Posted 4/12/2014 in National

In an unsparing critique of Republicans, President Barack Obama on Friday accused the GOP of using voting restrictions to keep voters from the polls and of jeopardizing 50 years of expanded ballot box access for millions of black Americans and other minorities.

 

At least 9 dead as bus, truck crash in Calif.

Posted 4/11/2014 in National

The long bus ride north from Los Angeles for a group of high school students who planned to visit Humboldt State University had been fun: The hours whizzed by as they watched movies, chatted up new friends, and jammed to hip-hop on the radio.

 

Report: Russia withheld intel before Boston attack

Posted 4/11/2014 in National

A yearlong review of information the U.S. intelligence community had prior to the Boston Marathon bombing found that the investigation could have been more thorough, but the intelligence agencies' inspectors general said it is impossible to know whether anything could have been done differently to prevent the attack.

 

 

Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton in Las Vegas

Posted 4/11/2014 in National

A woman was taken into federal custody Thursday after throwing a shoe at Hillary Clinton as the former Secretary of State began a Las Vegas convention keynote speech.

 

 

Tax refund fraud is a big frustration for victims

Posted 4/11/2014 in National

Laura Hankins knew something was wrong when she filed her daughter's tax return and it was rejected hours later: An identity thief already had sent in a return using the 19-year-old's personal information.

 

Driver in deadly Fla. day care crash in custody

Posted 4/11/2014 in National

A manhunt across Florida ended Thursday with the surrender of a driver blamed in a deadly crash at a day care that injured 14 and killed a 4-year-old girl who was sitting in a classroom awaiting her afternoon snack.

Colbert hosting 'Late Show' raises questions

Posted 4/11/2014 in National

With the announcement that Stephen Colbert will be the new host of CBS' "Late Show," his fans likely feel a clash of emotions.

 

Top-paid Medicare doctors say they have reasons

Posted 4/10/2014 in National

How is it that a few doctors take in millions of dollars from Medicare? Explanations for Wednesday's eye-popping numbers from Medicare's massive claims database ranged from straightforward to what the government considers suspicious, as the medical world confronted a new era of scrutiny.

 

1 child dead, 14 hurt in Florida day care crash

Posted 4/10/2014 in National

A car smashed into an Orlando-area day care Wednesday, killing a girl and injuring 14 others, at least a dozen of them children, and authorities were searching for the driver of an SUV who they say started the crash, officials said.

Police seek motive in stabbing rampage

Posted 4/10/2014 in National

It was just before the start of class and the hallways were packed as usual with students at their lockers or chatting with friends.

 

Pentagon: Shooting at military base likely accidental

Posted 4/10/2014 in National

A Pentagon spokesman said Wednesday that the fatal shooting of a Marine on guard duty by a colleague at a North Carolina base appears to have been an accident.

 

 

Toyota, GM vehicle recalls near-record pace

Posted 4/10/2014 in National

Big U.S. recalls by General Motors and Toyota have put the auto industry on a record pace as companies try to avoid bad publicity and punishment from an increasingly aggressive government.

 

 

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