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Jury convicts woman in stiletto shoe killing

Posted 4/9/2014 in National

A Houston woman was convicted of murder Tuesday for fatally stabbing her boyfriend with the 5-inch stiletto heel of her shoe, hitting him at least 25 times in the face.

Bacon prices rise after virus kills baby pigs

Posted 4/9/2014 in National

A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it's threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or more.

 

Experts decode germs' DNA to fight food poisoning

Posted 4/9/2014 in National

Chances are you've heard of mapping genes to diagnose rare diseases, predict your risk of cancer and tell your ancestry. But to uncover food poisonings?

 

 

Massachusetts home intruder turns out to be a duck

Posted 4/8/2014 in National

Police in Massachusetts responding to reports of an intruder in a woman's home quickly quacked the case.

 

 

Woman calls police about pot problem

Posted 4/8/2014 in National

Police in East Texas have arrested a woman after she called them to complain about the quality of the marijuana she had purchased from a dealer.

 

 

Barbara Walters sets May 16 for exit

Posted 4/8/2014 in National

Barbara Walters plans to make her final appearance on "The View" on May 16, part of a daylong retirement celebration that will include ABC News naming its New York headquarters after her.

 

Ocean debris left by jet depends on angle, speed

Posted 4/8/2014 in National

Did the missing Malaysian jet plunge into the ocean at a steep angle, leaving virtually no debris on the surface? Did it come in flat, clip a wave and cartwheel into pieces? Or did it break up in midair, sending chunks tumbling down over a wide swath of water?

Election-year GOP split over home-state projects

Posted 4/7/2014 in National

Republicans can't seem to reach an official party line this election year on the old Washington custom of using the federal budget to benefit the folks back home.

 

Possible signals from black boxes heard

Posted 4/7/2014 in National

Underwater sounds detected by a ship searching the southern Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet are consistent with the pings from aircraft black boxes, an Australian official said today, dubbing it "a most promising lead" in the month-long hunt for the vanished plane.

 

Angry families want GM prosecuted

Posted 4/7/2014 in National

The families of those who died in General Motors cars with defective ignition switches want prosecutors to go after GM insiders responsible for letting the problems fester for more than a decade -- and perhaps for covering them up.

Iconic Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

Posted 4/7/2014 in National

Mickey Rooney's approach to life was simple: "Let's put on a show!" He spent nine decades doing it, on the big screen, on television, on stage and in his extravagant personal life.

Archbishop to sell Atlanta mansion

Posted 4/5/2014 in National

Trying to appease angry parishioners, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Atlanta said Saturday that he will sell a $2.2 million mansion just three months after he moved in.

 

Fort Hood victim from McComb out of hospital

Posted 4/5/2014 in National

A Mississippi soldier who was shot at Fort Hood is under home care at the Texas base.

 

 

Palestinians say they don't want Kerry to fail

Posted 4/5/2014 in National

The Palestinians don't want to see U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's troubled Mideast peace mission fail, but will no longer feel bound by his ground rules if Israel fails to live up to its commitments, the chief Palestinian negotiator said Friday.

 

 

Lawsuit dismissed over drone strikes

Posted 4/5/2014 in National

A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit against Obama administration officials for the 2011 drone-strike killings of three U.S. citizens in Yemen, including an al-Qaida cleric.

 

Health law's success not guaranteed yet

Posted 4/5/2014 in National

Seven million people signed up, so there is an appetite for President Barack Obama's health care law, but that doesn't guarantee success for the country's newest social program.

 

U.S. finally regains the jobs lost in the recession

Posted 4/5/2014 in National

The U.S. economy has reached a milestone: It has finally regained all the private-sector jobs it lost during the Great Recession.

 

 

China ship hears 'signal'; unclear if jet-related

Posted 4/5/2014 in National

A Chinese ship involved in the hunt for the missing Malaysian jetliner reported hearing a "pulse signal" Saturday in southern Indian Ocean waters with the same frequency emitted by the plane's data recorders, as Malaysia vowed not to give up the search for the aircraft.

 

 

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