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Lebanon says it has detained wife of IS leader

Posted 12/3/2014 in National

Lebanese authorities detained a woman and young boy believed to be the wife and son of the reclusive Islamic State group leader.

 

 

Security experts doubt North Korea hacked Sony

Posted 12/3/2014 in National

Some cybersecurity experts say it is unlikely North Korea was behind the cyberattack that crippled Sony Pictures' computers and possibly leaked unreleased movies online.

 

 

White House prospects clash on foreign policy

Posted 12/3/2014 in National

The GOP's most ambitious leaders have begun to clash with each other over the nation's role in global affairs.

 

 

GOP-led House may vote to undo Obama immigration order

Posted 12/3/2014 in National

The Republican-led House may vote this week to undo President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration.

 

 

CDC: Circumcision benefits outweigh risks

Posted 12/3/2014 in National

U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision.

 

 

Conservatives work to block Obama on immigration

Posted 12/2/2014 in National

Conservatives circulated draft legislation Monday aimed at blocking President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration from taking effect, as Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson prepared to offer GOP critics a full-throated defense of the new policies.

 

 

Obama: Avoid 'militarized' police culture

Posted 12/2/2014 in National

President Barack Obama said Monday he wants to ensure the U.S. isn't building a "militarized culture" within police departments, while maintaining federal programs that provide the type of military-style equipment that were used to dispel racially charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

 

 

Mennonite working with drug cartel gets 15 months

Posted 12/2/2014 in National

It was an unlikely alliance that authorities said involved a group of pacifist Mexican Mennonites accused of growing tons of marijuana and working with a notoriously vicious Mexican cartel to ship it across the U.S. border.

 

 

Aide resigns over criticism of Obama daughters

Posted 12/2/2014 in National

An aide to a Republican congressman resigned Monday after her Facebook post criticizing President Barack Obama's daughters touched off a backlash.

 

 

Bill Cosby resigns from Temple University board

Posted 12/2/2014 in National

Bill Cosby stepped down as a trustee of his beloved Temple University following renewed accusations that he had drugged and sexually assaulted a string of women over many years.

 

Congress crams unfinished agenda into final days

Posted 12/2/2014 in National

Lame-duck lawmakers returned to Washington on Monday for a two-week session in which they hope to prevent a government shutdown and renew tax breaks for individuals and businesses.

Court considers Facebook threats case

Posted 12/2/2014 in National

From the violent lyrics of rap music to the crude comments of teenagers in video-game chat rooms, the Supreme Court struggled Monday over where to draw the line between free speech and illegal threats in the digital age.

 

No Child Left Behind gets renewed focus

Posted 12/2/2014 in National

The No Child Left Behind education law could be making a political comeback.

 

 

Regulators investigating child car seat recall

Posted 12/2/2014 in National

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Monday that it is investigating whether Graco took too long to report a safety defect in its child car seats.

 

 

Feds impose new rules to protect bluefin tuna

Posted 12/2/2014 in National

New restrictions are being placed on fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico and along the Atlantic coast to protect the prized bluefin tuna species from being overfished.

 

 

Magicians stage effort to restore Houdini's grave

Posted 11/29/2014 in National

Nestled next to the late Lewins, Blums and Levys in a spooky old cemetery in New York City lies the final resting place of America's most legendary magician, interred under a granite monument that bears his stage name in bold letters: Houdini.

 

 

Immigration plan good, not great for economy

Posted 11/22/2014 in National

President Barack Obama's expansive executive action on immigration is good for the U.S. economy -- just not as good as partnering with Congress on broader reforms.

 

 

Report questions role of wealth in Sandy Hook shooter's care

Posted 11/22/2014 in National

A new report asks whether the race and affluence of Adam Lanza's family influenced decisions about how to care for his mental health problems.

 

 

Ferguson grand jury unusual in many ways

Posted 11/22/2014 in National

Not much is normal about the Missouri grand jury responsible for deciding whether to charge a suburban St. Louis police officer for fatally shooting Michael Brown.

 

 

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