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Composer Chopin's heart exhumed in secret, like a relic

Posted 11/18/2014 in National

As Frederic Chopin gasped for air on his deathbed in Paris in 1849, he whispered a request that became the stuff of musical legend: Remove my heart after I die and entomb it in Poland.


Obama stakes final 2 years on climate change

Posted 11/18/2014 in National

With just two years left in power, President Barack Obama is elevating his efforts to combat global warming.


3 Americans, Briton killed in Jerusalem attack

Posted 11/18/2014 in National

Two Palestinians stormed a Jerusalem synagogue today, attacking worshippers with meat cleavers and a gun during morning prayers and killing four people before they were killed in a shootout with police, officials said.


Europeans have prominent role in latest IS beheading video

Posted 11/18/2014 in National

The cold-eyed militants lined up behind their victims in the latest Islamic State video appear to come from outside the Middle East, including one from France and possibly two from Britain, as the extremist group tries to show a global reach.



Tree planted at U.S. Capitol to honor Emmett Till

Posted 11/18/2014 in National

Mississippi senators and other officials have planted a tree at the U.S. Capitol to honor Emmett Till.



Surgeon who died from Ebola endured treatment delays

Posted 11/18/2014 in National

A surgeon who contracted Ebola in his native Sierra Leone did not receive aggressive treatment until nearly two weeks after he first started showing symptoms.


Navy SEAL who shot bin Laden was at war for years

Posted 11/15/2014 in National

Former Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill, who says he fired the shots that killed Osama bin Laden, played a role in some of the most consequential combat missions of the post-9/11 era, including three depicted in Hollywood movies.

Civil rights figure: U.S. divided by race again

Posted 11/15/2014 in National

Civil rights pioneer Ruby Bridges says America today looks a lot like the world she helped break apart 54 years ago: A nation with segregated schools and racial tension.

Islamic State group says it'll mint its own coins

Posted 11/15/2014 in National

The leader of the Islamic State group has ordered the terror organization to start minting gold, silver and copper coins for its own currency -- the Islamic dinar.

Bill Cosby's guest shot with Letterman canceled

Posted 11/15/2014 in National

Bill Cosby's upcoming appearance on CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" has been canceled amid a growing uproar over allegations that he sexually assaulted several women in past decades.


Republicans mull response to Obama on immigration

Posted 11/15/2014 in National

House Republicans debated Friday how to respond to President Barack Obama's expected executive action on immigration.



Court rejects contraceptives challenge

Posted 11/15/2014 in National

A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a path devised by the Obama administration that allows religious nonprofit groups to avoid paying for contraception under the president's health care law.



Cities brace for protests off Ferguson decision

Posted 11/15/2014 in National

From Boston to Los Angeles, police departments are bracing for large demonstrations when a grand jury decides whether to indict a white police officer who killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.



Ban sought for cosmetics testing on animals

Posted 11/15/2014 in National

Hoping to build off recent bans in Europe and India, opponents of animal testing for cosmetics plan to make a big push for a similar prohibition in the United States.



AP sources: Millions to get deportation protection

Posted 11/14/2014 in National

The Obama administration is considering a plan that would shield possibly around 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally from deportation.



Gov't tells U.S. drivers to get used to cheap gas

Posted 11/14/2014 in National

Those low gas prices on station signs aren't going away soon, the government says.



Message from Islamic State group leader emerges

Posted 11/14/2014 in National

In a recording released days after he was reported to be wounded in an airstrike, the leader of the Islamic State group said the U.S.-led coalition's campaign had failed and it would eventually have to send ground troops into battle.



AP sources: Islamic State, al-Qaida reach accord in Syria

Posted 11/14/2014 in National

Militant leaders from the Islamic State group and al-Qaida gathered at a farm house in northern Syria last week and agreed on a plan to stop fighting each other.



Lawmakers move to strip former Nazis of benefits

Posted 11/14/2014 in National

A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced legislation Thursday to strip suspected Nazi war criminals of their Social Security benefits.



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