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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.

 

 

'Mockingbird' author Lee settles lawsuit

Posted 2/20/2014 in National

"To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee has settled the federal lawsuit she filed against a museum in her south Alabama hometown over its sale of souvenirs featuring her name and the title of her book, court documents show.

 

 

Senate hopefuls collected $500K a day last year

Posted 2/20/2014 in National

Candidates in U.S. Senate races this year collectively raised more than a half-million dollars a day in 2013, suggesting a spate of never-ending campaign ads, mail and phone calls to come before November's elections.

 

Ice falling from high-rises creates winter hazard

Posted 2/20/2014 in National

City dwellers facing one of the most brutal winters on record have been dealing with something far more dangerous than snow falling from the sky: ice tumbling from skyscrapers.

Ukraine: At least 18 dead as truce collapses

Posted 2/20/2014 in National

Fierce clashes between police and protesters -- some including gunfire -- shattered a brief truce in Ukraine's besieged capital Thursday, killing at least 19 people.

 

Budget office: Wage hike would lift pay, cost jobs

Posted 2/19/2014 in National

Boosting the federal minimum wage as President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats are proposing would increase earnings for more than 16.5 million people by 2016 but also cut employment by roughly 500,000 jobs, Congress' nonpartisan budget analyst said Tuesday.

 

 

Iran at talks: No scrapping any nuclear facility

Posted 2/19/2014 in National

Iran drew a red line on Tuesday on how far it would go at landmark nuclear talks, saying as the meeting opened that it would not buckle to pressure from the U.S. and five other world powers to scrap any of its nuclear facilities.

 

 

Loud music killing suspect compared self to rape victim in jailhouse call

Posted 2/19/2014 in National

The Florida software designer accused of killing a black teenager during an argument over loud music compared himself to a rape victim, telling his fiancee in a recorded jailhouse phone call that the police were trying to blame him for the shooting when he was only defending himself.

 

 

Police can't verify Craigslist killer's claims

Posted 2/19/2014 in National

Police have yet to substantiate a 19-year-old woman's claim that she killed more than 20 people in four states before the Pennsylvania murder she is now charged with committing.

 

Mugging around empty casket sparks furor

Posted 2/19/2014 in National

The Wisconsin National Guard announced Tuesday that it had suspended a member from honor guard duties after she apparently posted to social media a photograph of soldiers mugging around an empty, flag-draped casket.

 

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