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Escaped Greek terrorist vows to fight govt

Posted 1/21/2014 in National

A Greek fugitive who vanished on furlough from prison while serving six life sentences for being in a deadly terrorist organization has vowed a return to armed action.

 

 

Russians studying Islamic video threatening Olympics

Posted 1/21/2014 in National

Russia's counter-terrorism agency says it's studying a video posted by an Islamic militant group that asserted responsibility for suicide bombings that killed 34 people last month and is threatening to strike the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

 

OSHA to investigate cause of deadly Omaha plant explosion

Posted 1/21/2014 in National

After a blast caused much of an Omaha manufacturing plant to collapse, some workers found themselves buried in debris and others scrambled for their lives.

 

Sandusky's son takes part in film on Penn St. case

Posted 1/21/2014 in National

The son of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky participated in a documentary about his father's sexual-abuse case and hopes to become an advocate for child victims.

 

Broncos-Seahawks Super Bowl pits top 'O,' top 'D'

Posted 1/20/2014 in National

Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos and Richard Sherman's Seattle Seahawks were the NFL's best all season, so it's fitting that they'll meet in the Super Bowl. Nobody scored as many points or gained as many yards as the Broncos. Nobody allowed as few points or gave up as few yards as the Seahawks. And nobody won as many games as those clubs, either.

Parades, marches and service projects honor MLK

Posted 1/20/2014 in National

The nation paused to remember Martin Luther King Jr. today with parades, marches and service projects.

Urban streets named for MLK still struggle

Posted 1/20/2014 in National

A walk down the 6-mile city street named for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. yields plenty of images that would surely unsettle the civil rights leader: shuttered storefronts, open-air drug markets and a glut of pawn shops, quickie check-cashing providers and liquor stores.

 

George W. Bush library archives open to public

Posted 1/20/2014 in National

The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is set to begin accepting Freedom of Information Act requests for records from Bush's presidency.

 

 

Some Obama spy changes hampered by complications

Posted 1/20/2014 in National

Several of the key surveillance reforms unveiled by President Barack Obama face complications that could muddy the proposals' lawfulness, slow their momentum in Congress and saddle the government with heavy costs and bureaucracy, legal experts warn.

 

Jailed American appears in N. Korea

Posted 1/20/2014 in National

An American missionary who has been jailed in North Korea for more than a year appeared before reporters Monday and appealed to the U.S. government to do its best to secure his release.

 

N.J. mayor ratchets up allegation against Christie

Posted 1/20/2014 in National

The Democratic mayor of a town severely flooded by Superstorm Sandy has ratcheted up her allegation that Republican Gov. Chris Christie's administration tied recovery funds to her support for a prime real estate project and said that she turned over documents to a federal prosecutor investigating his staff.

 

California nut farmers band together to fight theft

Posted 1/20/2014 in National

The soaring value of California's nut crops is attracting a new breed of thieves who have been making off with the pricey commodities by the truckload, recalling images of cattle rustlers of bygone days.

Scientists hope spacecraft wakes up

Posted 1/20/2014 in National

A comet-chasing space probe is due to wake up from years of hibernation Monday, but scientists are facing an agonizing wait of several hours until the first signal reaches Earth.

 

Michelle Obama turns 50, shows off AARP card

Posted 1/18/2014 in National

Michelle Obama turned 50 on Friday and promptly showed off her AARP card.

 

 

Pigskin-picking camel dies before Super Bowl

Posted 1/18/2014 in National

New Jersey's pigskin-prognosticating camel has died just weeks before the state is set to host its first Super Bowl.

 

Forecasters adding new layers of storm warnings

Posted 1/18/2014 in National

The Storm Prediction Center intends to broaden its advance warning system for severe weather after finding that days it labeled with a "slight risk" turned out to be pretty nasty.

W. Va. spill latest case of coal tainting waters

Posted 1/18/2014 in National

The chemical spill that contaminated water for hundreds of thousands in West Virginia was only the latest and most high-profile case of coal sullying the nation's waters.

 

Pope Benedict defrocked 400 priests in two years

Posted 1/18/2014 in National

In his last two years as pope, Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests for raping and molesting children, more than twice as many as the two years that preceded a 2010 explosion of sex abuse cases in Europe and beyond, according to a document obtained Friday by The Associated Press and an analysis of Vatican statistics.

 

Surgeon general urges new resolve to end smoking

Posted 1/18/2014 in National

One in 13 children could see their lives shortened by smoking unless the nation takes more aggressive action to end the tobacco epidemic, the U.S. Surgeon General said Friday -- even as, astonishingly, scientists added still more diseases to the long list of cigarettes' harms.

 

Shoppers fret over new Target emails

Posted 1/18/2014 in National

An email sent to the roughly 70 million Target customers who may have been affected by a pre-Christmas data breach is causing panic among those who fear it could be an attempt to victimize them again.

 

 

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