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Brian Williams' credibility questioned after fake Iraq story

Posted 2/6/2015 in National

NBC News anchor Brian Williams found himself the story Thursday, his credibility seriously threatened because he falsely claimed he had been in a helicopter hit by a grenade during the Iraq war.



GOP governors with 2016 aspirations love to bash Washington

Posted 2/6/2015 in National

As they begin to shape their prospective bids for president, ambitious Republican governors are eager to seize on voters' contempt for that most dirty of political words: "Washington."



Lawmakers expect resistance to granting Obama war powers

Posted 2/6/2015 in National

Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress will face some resistance in a vote to authorize President Barack Obama's war against Islamic State militants.



Democrats hit GOP plan for replacing Obamacare

Posted 2/6/2015 in National

A plan by three Republican lawmakers for replacing President Barack Obama's health care overhaul would leave Americans with less coverage and higher costs than the landmark law they want to repeal, Democrats said Thursday.



Hackers see rewarding targets in health care companies

Posted 2/6/2015 in National

Health care is a treasure trove for criminals looking to steal reams of personal information.



Outgoing FDA chief saw changes to food safety, tobacco rules

Posted 2/6/2015 in National

From food safety to tobacco regulation and politically charged drug approvals, Margaret Hamburg reset the course of the embattled Food and Drug Administration.



Obama condemns those who seek to 'hijack religion'

Posted 2/6/2015 in National

President Barack Obama on Thursday condemned those who seek to use religion as a rationale for carrying out violence around the world.



Obama to tout community college plan at Indiana town hall

Posted 2/6/2015 in National

President Barack Obama's proposal to make two years of college free will get a key test today as he travels to Indiana.


Paris restricts action movie filming after attacks

Posted 2/6/2015 in National

Fearing that actors could be mistaken for police -- and chase scenes confused for the real thing -- Paris is sharply restricting filming of action movies in the city that has been the stage for some of film's most memorable high-octane sequences.


Republicans, Democrats jockey on changing education law

Posted 2/5/2015 in National

Outnumbered by Republicans, Democratic lawmakers are jockeying to get their views heard as Congress moves ahead on revising the much-maligned No Child Left Behind education law.


Anger, grief in Mideast at Islamic State killing of Jordanian pilot

Posted 2/5/2015 in National

The horrific fate of a captured Jordanian pilot, burned to death by the Islamic State group, unleashed a wave of grief and rage on Wednesday across the Middle East.


Amid 'Mockingbird' sequel buzz, worries about Lee's wishes

Posted 2/5/2015 in National

Hometown friends and fans of "To Kill A Mockingbird" author Harper Lee are struggling to reconcile a publisher's sensational announcement -- that her decades-old manuscript for a sequel had been rediscovered and will be released.


Screening for jurors in Chris Kyle slaying trial to start

Posted 2/5/2015 in National

The trial is set to begin next week for the man accused in the fatal shootings of famed Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle.


UN: Islamic State group torturing, killing children

Posted 2/5/2015 in National

The United Nations says the Islamic State group is systematically killing, torturing and raping children.



Lawyers: Evidence shows Saudi Arabia aided 9/11 hijackers

Posted 2/5/2015 in National

Lawyers for victims of the Sept. 11 attacks say they have new evidence that agents of Saudi Arabia "directly and knowingly" helped the hijackers.



Jordan, shaken by Islamic State killing, executes 2

Posted 2/4/2015 in National

Jordan executed two al-Qaida prisoners before dawn today, just hours after an online video purported to show Islamic State group militants burning a captured Jordanian pilot to death in a cage.


Westerners join Kurds fighting Islamic State group in Iraq

Posted 2/4/2015 in National

As Kurdish fighters gathered around a fire in this damp, frigid mountain town in northwestern Iraq, exhausted from battling the Islamic State group, a surprising recruit wearing a tactical vest with the words "Christ is Lord" scribbled on it joined them.


Republicans challenge Obama on all fronts

Posted 2/4/2015 in National

Newly empowered congressional Republicans challenged President Barack Obama at both ends of the Capitol on Tuesday.



Hillary Clinton on vaccines: 'The science is clear'

Posted 2/4/2015 in National

Hillary Rodham Clinton is tweaking Republicans who say vaccinations should be optional, writing on social media that vaccines protect the lives of children.



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