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Boehner can't rule out Homeland Security shutdown

Posted 2/13/2015 in National

House Speaker John Boehner left open the possibility Thursday of a potential shutdown at the Department of Homeland Security because of a congressional impasse over immigration.



US gov't says nearly 64M vehicles were recalled last year

Posted 2/13/2015 in National

For the U.S. auto industry, 2014 was the year of the recall.



Thousands join funeral for slain Muslims

Posted 2/13/2015 in National

The fathers of three young Muslims allegedly slain by a neighbor who was angry over parking spots stood before their caskets Thursday and urged a crowd of thousands to protect others by demanding justice.



Keystone veto: Can Obama, GOP compromise?

Posted 2/13/2015 in National

A looming veto by President Barack Obama of a Republican-championed bill foreshadows a key question for the White House: whether the president and Republicans can find areas to work together, even as Obama strikes down many of their top priorities.


Lawyer: 'American Sniper' said ex-Marine 'straight-up nuts'

Posted 2/12/2015 in National

Shortly before he was shot to death by a troubled former Marine at a Texas gun range, legendary Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle texted a buddy, "This dude is straight-up nuts," a defense attorney told jurors Wednesday.


Brain stents show big promise for certain stroke patients

Posted 2/12/2015 in National

Stroke experts are reporting a major advance: Stents similar to the ones used to open clogged heart arteries also can be used to clear a blood clot in the brain, greatly lowering the risk a patient will end up disabled.



Unlikely new musical tells 'Duck Dynasty' family's tale

Posted 2/12/2015 in National

It's all seemed like one big unlikely mashup: the Deep South, God-fearing family of A&E's "Duck Dynasty" turning their tale into a song and dance musical on stage in Sin City.



Accused shooter of 3 Muslim students had earlier run-ins

Posted 2/12/2015 in National

The North Carolina man accused of killing three Muslim students in a dispute over parking spaces had earlier run-ins with his neighbors, sometimes while wearing a handgun on his hip.



Obama's successor could inherit Mideast conflict

Posted 2/12/2015 in National

Seeking war power authority for three years, President Barack Obama is setting up the prospect that his successor will become the third American president in a row overseeing U.S. military forces grappling with turmoil in the Middle East.



Some Alabama counties refuse gay marriages, prompting suit

Posted 2/11/2015 in National

Same-sex marriage spread farther across Alabama on Tuesday as more courthouses issued licenses to gays and lesbians, yet some counties still defied a federal judge's order, so couples took their fight back to court.


Islamic State militants drawing steady stream of new recruits

Posted 2/11/2015 in National

The U.S. bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria has failed to slow the pace of foreign fighters flocking to join the Islamic State and other extremist groups.


Editorial cartoon for 2-11-15

Posted 2/11/2015 in National



Congress set to pass bill approving Keystone XL

Posted 2/11/2015 in National

The Republican-controlled Congress is set to send a bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline to President Barack Obama, who has vowed to veto it.



Death of the bake sale: New rules mean healthier school fundraisers

Posted 2/11/2015 in National

When it comes to school fundraisers, bake sale tables loaded with sugary goodies are out.



Death of IS recruiter complicates effort to close Guantanamo

Posted 2/11/2015 in National

During six years behind bars at Guantanamo Bay, Abdul Rauf insisted he was a lowly Taliban foot soldier who delivered bread and tea to combatants, even though he was really a corps commander.



Arizona town remembers woman killed in Middle East

Posted 2/11/2015 in National

Even while being held hostage by Islamic State extremists, Kayla Mueller found good in everything.



Newsweek's Twitter feed briefly hacked

Posted 2/11/2015 in National

The Newsweek Twitter feed was briefly hacked Tuesday morning, purportedly by a group associated with the Islamic State.



Eavesdropping concerns in Samsung smart TVs

Posted 2/11/2015 in National

Watch what you say in your living room. Samsung's smart TV could be listening. And sharing.



Jon Stewart leaving 'The Daily Show'

Posted 2/11/2015 in National

Jon Stewart, who turned his combination of biting and free-wheeling humor into an unlikely source of news and analysis for viewers of "The Daily Show," said he's leaving as host this year.



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