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California gold discovery spurs rush of theories

Posted 3/6/2014 in National

 

 

Doctors hope for cure in a 2nd baby born with HIV

Posted 3/6/2014 in National

A second baby born with the AIDS virus may have had her infection put into remission and possibly cured by very early treatment -- in this instance, four hours after birth.

 

Agent: Game show host Geoff Edwards dies at 83

Posted 3/6/2014 in National

Geoff Edwards, the hip-looking 1970s and '80s host of TV game shows including "Jackpot!" and two incarnations of "Treasure Hunt," died Wednesday, his agent said. He was 83. Edwards died of complications of pneumonia at St. John's hospital in Santa Monica, agent Fred Westbrook said.

 

Prosecutor in Army sex case wanted charges dropped

Posted 3/5/2014 in National

Less than a month before an Army general's trial on sexual assault charges, the lead prosecutor broke down in tears as he told a superior he believed the primary accuser in the case had lied under oath.

 

 

Republican group says gay marriage consistent with values of freedom

Posted 3/5/2014 in National

A group of Republicans has come out in support of legalizing gay marriage in Utah and Oklahoma, arguing that allowing same-sex unions is consistent with the Western conservative values of freedom and liberty once championed by Ronald Reagan and Barry Goldwater.

 

Possible diplomatic exit? Ukraine players converge on Paris

Posted 3/5/2014 in National

Top diplomats from the West and Russia trying to find an end to the crisis in Ukraine are gathering in Paris today as tensions simmered over the Russian military takeover of the strategic Crimean Peninsula.

Putin: Russia has right to use force in Ukraine

Posted 3/4/2014 in National

Russian President Vladimir Putin pulled his forces back from the Ukrainian border this morning yet said Moscow reserves the right to use all means to protect Russians in Ukraine. He accused the West of encouraging an anti-constitutional coup in Ukraine and driving it onto anarchy and declared that any sanctions the West places on Russia will backfire.

Toronto mayor appears on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Posted 3/4/2014 in National

Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford laughed off Jimmy Kimmel's suggestion that he get help for his drinking problem and was reported to be upset about his appearance on the late night TV talk show.

Mushing family a strong presence in Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

Posted 3/4/2014 in National

Don't get Dallas and Mitch Seavey wrong. They love each other, even though they might not say it in so many words. But they're also fierce competitors, more than happy to pass each other on the nearly 1,000 mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to be the first to reach Nome.

 

Spending-cut efforts hit roadblocks

Posted 3/3/2014 in National

The budget gurus in Congress have failed for years to find a grand bargain to reduce the government's long-term debt, so this year they decided to go small.

 

 

High court looks at death row inmate with low IQ

Posted 3/3/2014 in National

A Floridian with an IQ as high as 75 may be diagnosed as mentally disabled and be eligible for help getting a job. But on death row, the state says having an IQ higher than 70 categorically means an inmate is not mentally disabled and may be executed.

 

 

Disney ends funding to Boy Scouts over gay policy

Posted 3/3/2014 in National

The Walt Disney Company will cut funding to the Boy Scouts of America beginning in 2015 because of a policy that bans gay adult leaders in the organization.

 

Will soldier be left behind in Afghanistan?

Posted 3/3/2014 in National

The case of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held by the Taliban since 2009, has arisen again as the U.S. and other countries engage in diplomatic efforts to free him. But if he is released, will America's only prisoner of the Afghan war be viewed as a hero or a deserter?

 

March health deadline approaches

Posted 3/3/2014 in National

Sick of hearing about the health care law? Plenty of people have tuned out after all the political jabber and website woes. But now is the time to tune back in, before it's too late.

 

 

Razzies pick Will and Jaden Smith as worst actors

Posted 3/3/2014 in National

Will and Jaden Smith have something they can bond over. They were both awarded Razzies for their performances in "After Earth."

 

DeGeneres' selfie crashes Twitter

Posted 3/3/2014 in National

Ellen DeGeneres' goal of setting a retweet record with her star-studded selfie was achieved before the Oscars telecast was even over.

'12 Years a Slave' rises up at Academy Awards

Posted 3/3/2014 in National

Perhaps atoning for past sins, Hollywood named the brutal, unshrinking historical drama "12 Years a Slave" best picture at the 86th annual Academy Awards.

 

Long waits frustrate callers to health exchanges

Posted 3/1/2014 in National

For those trying to enroll through online health exchanges, help has long been advertised as just a phone call away.

 

 

Gay marriage fight pits Texas attorney general vs. gay friend

Posted 3/1/2014 in National

When Greg Abbott was paralyzed by a fallen tree in 1984, Mark Phariss flew 500 miles to his friend's bedside. They were law school pals who swapped stories over dinner, job leads and airport rides, and they still exchange Christmas cards today.

 

 

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