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Florida man shocked to learn of Medal of Honor

Posted 2/22/2014 in National

Melvin Morris was commanding a strike force on a mission near Chi Lang, South Vietnam, when his special forces group came under attack and a fellow commander was killed near an enemy bunker.

 

 

265 Anne Frank books vandalized in Tokyo libraries

Posted 2/22/2014 in National

Anne Frank's "The Diary of a Young Girl" and scores of books about the young Holocaust victim have been vandalized in Tokyo public libraries since earlier this year.

 

Ignoring China's protest, Obama hosts Dalai Lama

Posted 2/22/2014 in National

President Barack Obama granted an audience to Tibet's Dalai Lama on Friday over the strong objections from China that the U.S. was meddling it its affairs. The White House took pains to ensure the meeting was not portrayed as a conference of two heads of state.

 

Oil train wrecks spur safety measures

Posted 2/22/2014 in National

Railroads that haul volatile crude shipments have reached an agreement with U.S. transportation officials to adopt wide-ranging, voluntary safety measures after a string of explosive and deadly accidents.

 

 

Why employers say millennials can't get a job

Posted 2/22/2014 in National

A class that teaches you how to eat or even the basic social skills to get a job -- is it really necessary?

 

 

Mexico condemns shooting by border agent

Posted 2/21/2014 in National

The Mexican government on Thursday condemned a U.S. Border Patrol agent's fatal shooting of a Mexican man who allegedly struck the agent in the head with a rock near the U.S.-Mexico border.

 

 

Man fired for using forklift on vending machine

Posted 2/21/2014 in National

An Iowa man has lost his job and unemployment benefits for using a forklift to get a candy bar from a malfunctioning vending machine, state records say.

 

Mom buys all of store's 'indecent' T-shirts

Posted 2/21/2014 in National

A mother upset about "indecent" T-shirts on display at a Utah mall found a quick if not especially convenient way to remove them: She bought every last one.

 

Religious freedom bill riles gay rights supporters in Arizona

Posted 2/21/2014 in National

The Arizona Legislature gave final approval Thursday evening to legislation that allows business owners asserting their religious beliefs to refuse service to gays, drawing backlash from Democrats who called the proposal "state-sanctioned discrimination" and an embarrassment.

 

Scores killed during Ukraine protests

Posted 2/21/2014 in National

Protesters advanced on police lines in the heart of the Ukrainian capital on Thursday, prompting government snipers to shoot back and kill scores of people in the country's deadliest day since the breakup of the Soviet Union a quarter-century ago.

 

Israeli demand sparks 'Jewish state' debate

Posted 2/21/2014 in National

Is Israel "the Jewish state"? The answer may seem as obvious as the Star of David on the Israeli flag. Yet the question is starting to complicate the ambitious U.S. effort to ram through a peace deal between the Palestinians and Israel.

 

 

Police: 4 dead, 2 injured in N. Calif. shooting

Posted 2/21/2014 in National

An eviction hearing at an American Indian headquarters in Northern California turned deadly as a woman who once served as a tribal leader allegedly opened fire, killing four people and critically wounding two others in a gun and knife attack, authorities said.

 

 

Accident rates improving for older drivers

Posted 2/21/2014 in National

Safety researchers expressed concern a decade ago that traffic accidents would increase as the nation's aging population swelled the number of older drivers on the road. Now, they say they've been proved wrong.

 

Bassist suspended indefinitely by 3 Doors Down

Posted 2/21/2014 in National

The bassist for 3 Doors Down has been suspended indefinitely by the band following his DUI arrest.

 

Colorado, Utah move to hike smoking age to 21

Posted 2/21/2014 in National

Two Western states with some of the nation's lowest smoking rates are considering cracking down even more by raising the tobacco age to 21.

 

Couple sent to prison for 2nd prayer death

Posted 2/20/2014 in National

A couple who believed in faith-healing were sentenced Wednesday to 3 to seven years in prison in the death of a second child who never saw a doctor despite being stricken with pneumonia.

 

Motorists criticize federal study of drunk driving

Posted 2/20/2014 in National

Orange cones and flashing police lights confronted Ricardo Nieves as he rounded a bend on the way to his mother's house. Before he knew what was going on, Nieves said a man working for a government contractor stepped in front of his car and forced him to turn into a parking lot.

 

 

Neglected child's father charged with murder in Tenn.

Posted 2/20/2014 in National

The father of a disabled girl who died from gangrene and infected bedsores due to neglect has been charged with first-degree murder along with a home-health aide in what is being described as one of the worst child-neglect cases police have ever seen in Tennessee.

 

 

Taliban say they discussed prisoner swap with U.S.

Posted 2/20/2014 in National

Washington has held indirect talks with the Taliban over the possible transfer of five senior Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for a U.S. soldier captured nearly five years ago, a senior Taliban official told The Associated Press.

 

 

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