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NBC says thousands of illegal videos stopped

Posted 2/28/2014 in National

NBC said it worked with Olympic officials to stop some 45,000 instances of illegally posted video or pirate streams that surfaced to show competition during the Sochi games.

 

 

White House to host first student film festival

Posted 2/28/2014 in National

Two days before attention shifts to the Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, the White House is trying to create a little buzz for America's future filmmakers.

 

 

Married man becomes Maronite Catholic priest in U.S.

Posted 2/28/2014 in National

When Wissam Akiki was ordained as a Maronite Catholic priest Thursday night in St. Louis, he was welcomed by hundreds of supporters, including his wife and daughter.

 

Obama plan aims to improve odds for minority boys

Posted 2/28/2014 in National

In strong, often personal terms, President Barack Obama on Thursday called for vigorous efforts to reverse underachievement among young black and Hispanic males.

Egyptian army's 'AIDS detector' instead finds ridicule

Posted 2/28/2014 in National

gypt's military leaders have come under ridicule after the chief army engineer unveiled what he described as a "miraculous" set of devices that detect and cure AIDS, hepatitis and other viruses.

Behaviorists: Dogs feel no shame despite the look

Posted 2/27/2014 in National

The next time you start shaking your finger and shouting "Shame on you!" because your dog chewed up your favorite fuzzy slippers, just remember that no matter how guilty your dog looks, it doesn't know what your rant is about.

Arizona governor's veto aimed at own party's right

Posted 2/27/2014 in National

Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer slapped down the right wing of her own party, vetoing a bill pushed by social conservatives that would have allowed people with sincerely held religious beliefs to refuse to serve gays.

 

Iran sanctions dispute hurts vets bill prospects

Posted 2/27/2014 in National

The prospects for an election-year Senate bill aimed at beefing up benefits for America's veterans are caught in the dispute over whether to impose sanctions on Iran.

 

 

Texas gay marriage ban latest to be struck down

Posted 2/27/2014 in National

A federal judge declared a same-sex marriage ban in deeply conservative Texas unconstitutional on Wednesday, but will allow the nation's second-most populous state to enforce the law pending an appeal that will likely go to the U.S. Supreme Court.

 

 

General: Grim Afghan future if no security pact

Posted 2/27/2014 in National

Depicting a grim future for Afghanistan without U.S. help, the top U.S. military officer said Wednesday that Afghanistan's refusal to sign a security agreement with the United States may make the fight more difficult this year, embolden the enemy and prompt some Afghan security forces to cooperate with the Taliban to "hedge their bets."

 

 

Obama seeking $300 billion for roads, railways investment

Posted 2/27/2014 in National

President Barack Obama said Wednesday he will ask Congress for $300 billion to update aging roads and railways, arguing that the taxpayer investment is a worthy one that will pay dividends by attracting businesses and helping put people to work.

 

 

Army removes 588 troops from sensitive jobs

Posted 2/27/2014 in National

The Army removed 588 soldiers from sensitive jobs such as sexual assault counselors and recruiters after finding they had committed infractions such as sexual assault, child abuse and drunken driving, officials said Wednesday.

 

New look coming for nutrition labels

Posted 2/27/2014 in National

Those "Nutrition Facts" labels that are plastered on nearly every food package found in grocery stores are getting a new look.

Kentucky snake handler death doesn't shake congregation's belief

Posted 2/27/2014 in National

Three days after pastor Jamie Coots died from a rattlesnake bite at church, mourners leaving the funeral went to the church to handle snakes.

California couple stumbles upon $10 million cache of rare coins

Posted 2/26/2014 in National

A Northern California couple out walking their dog on their property stumbled across a modern-day bonanza: $10 million in rare, mint-condition gold coins buried in the shadow of an old tree.

 

Ovary removal aids high-risk women but at what age

Posted 2/26/2014 in National

For women who carry a notorious cancer gene, surgery to remove healthy ovaries is one of the most protective steps they can take. New research suggests some may benefit most from having the operation as young as 35.

 

 

Kingpin's high-tech gadgetry helped him stay free

Posted 2/26/2014 in National

Mexico's most powerful drug cartel leader employed high-tech communications gadgetry and sophisticated counterespionage practices to elude an international manhunt for 13 years, The Associated Press has learned.

 

 

Asiana Airlines penalized $500K over crash

Posted 2/26/2014 in National

In the first penalty of its kind, federal transportation officials on Tuesday docked Asiana Airlines $500,000 for failing to promptly contact passengers' families and keep them informed about their loved ones after a deadly crash last year at San Francisco International airport.

 

 

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