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GOP split breaking down, tea party power wanes

Posted 5/9/2014 in National

It's too early to say the tea party's over.

 

Loyal to original zip-up Godzilla, Japan wary of U.S. remake

Posted 5/9/2014 in National

The big-screen Godzilla that scared and thrilled viewers in 1954 was an actor in a rubber suit with a zipper up its back. And many Japanese fans still prefer that monster over a Hollywood version made in terrifying, full 3-D computer-graphics glory.

 

ABC's Spencer apologizes for Cinco de Mayo segment

Posted 5/9/2014 in National

ABC's Lara Spencer is apologizing for referring to Cinco de Mayo as "Cinco de Drinko" on a "Good Morning America" segment this week.

 

Town shaken by officer shooting 93-year-old

Posted 5/9/2014 in National

Friends say 93-year-old Pearlie Golden still shopped at the grocery store and greeted friends with a jubilant "Hey, baby!" Now they and the mayor of this small Texas town want the police officer who shot and killed her gone.

 

Man back in prison for 90 years after error

Posted 5/9/2014 in National

Rene Lima-Marin's wife told her two young sons their father had to go to work the night in January when a team of police officers led her husband away in handcuffs.

 

 

Scientists still working to ID victims from 9/11

Posted 5/9/2014 in National

Thousands of vacuum-sealed plastic pouches filled with bits of bone rest in a Manhattan laboratory. These are the last unidentified fragments of the people who died in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

 

Twisters rouse interest in shelters

Posted 5/9/2014 in National

Last year's tornado season wasn't the worst in Oklahoma history, either in the number of twisters or the number of lives taken.

 

HHS nominee faces GOP questions

Posted 5/9/2014 in National

President Barack Obama's nominee for health secretary drew support from Republican senators Thursday even as they challenged the health law she would be charged with carrying out.

 

Man says he has found King David's citadel

Posted 5/9/2014 in National

An Israeli archaeologist says he has found the legendary citadel captured by King David in his conquest of Jerusalem, rekindling a longstanding debate about using the Bible as a field guide to identifying ancient ruins.

Ultra-Orthodox quietly joining military

Posted 5/9/2014 in National

Moshe Prigan starts his day off just like many other men in the ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak with his morning prayer. It's only later that the routine takes an unexpected twist, when he puts on his air force uniform and heads to the Israeli military headquarters in Tel Aviv.

Putin: Troops have pulled back from border

Posted 5/8/2014 in National

Russian President Vladimir Putin softened his tone in the confrontation with the West on Wednesday, declaring that Russia has pulled its troops away from the Ukrainian border and calling for a delay of Sunday's referendum on autonomy in Ukraine's restive east.

 

Federal agents targeting synthetic drugs in crackdown

Posted 5/8/2014 in National

The Drug Enforcement Administration is trying to stay one step ahead of synthetic drug makers, wholesalers and retailers as it broadens its crackdown on the growing black market product.

 

 

Bible curriculum part of Hobby Lobby chief's evangelization push

Posted 5/8/2014 in National

Steve Green's faith led him to the U.S. Supreme Court, where he's argued the nation's new health care law and its requirement that his business provide certain types of birth control to employees violates his religious freedoms.

 

Boko Haram leader vaulted into headlines

Posted 5/8/2014 in National

Tugging on his winter hat, the Islamic militant leader declared with a sneer: "I will sell women."

 

No gains for 12th-graders on national exam

Posted 5/8/2014 in National

Handing out dismal grades, the Nation's Report Card says America's high school seniors lack critical math and reading skills for an increasingly competitive global economy.

 

New Jersey fire siren silenced by osprey nest

Posted 5/7/2014 in National

A pair of ospreys has quieted a fire alarm in one New Jersey shore town. The raptors have built a nest inside the fire siren at Spring Lake. By law, the nest can't be disturbed.

 

Senator's health care law-Holocaust comparison criticized

Posted 5/7/2014 in National

A state Senator's blog post likening the insurance requirement under President Barack Obama's health care law to the forced deportation of Jews during the Holocaust drew swift condemnation Monday from leaders of both parties in Tennessee.

 

 

Education gets top billing on Capitol Hill

Posted 5/7/2014 in National

Lawmakers looking ahead to the November elections are putting renewed focus on education, tackling issues on Capitol Hill this week ranging from expanding charter schools to paying off student loan debt.

 

 

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