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Officials: Germany foils suspected Boston-style attack

Posted 5/1/2015 in National

German authorities foiled what they believe may have been an imminent Boston Marathon-style attack on a professional cycling race planned for today.

 

 

GOP divided as Supreme Court ruling on health care law nears

Posted 4/30/2015 in National

Congressional Republicans are divided over how to respond to an approaching Supreme Court decision on President Barack Obama's health care law, even as growing numbers concede that their long-sought goal of repealing the statute will have to wait.

 

After historic arguments, court to rule on same-sex marriage

Posted 4/29/2015 in National

Pivotal Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose vote could decide the same-sex marriage issue for the nation, did not tip his hand Tuesday in historic arguments at the Supreme Court.

Baltimore streets once rocked by riots quiet after curfew

Posted 4/29/2015 in National

Baltimore streets previously rocked by riots were quiet this morning at the lifting of a nighttime curfew that was enforced by 3,000 police and National Guardsmen.

 

Obama criticizes black deaths by police, but also rioters

Posted 4/29/2015 in National

Urging Americans to "do some soul-searching," President Barack Obama expressed deep frustration Tuesday over recurring black deaths at the hands of police, rioters responding with senseless violence and a society that will only "feign concern" without addressing the root causes.

 

 

Look who's speaking Spanish: It's the 2016 Republicans

Posted 4/29/2015 in National

Republicans are bringing something unique to the 2016 presidential campaign: an ability to speak to Americans in both of their main mother tongues, Spanish as well as English. Democrats can't match it. Previous GOP candidates couldn't.

 

 

Japan PM to make historic address to Congress, talk trade

Posted 4/29/2015 in National

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will seek support for a trans-Pacific trade pact that has divided U.S. lawmakers as he makes the first address by a Japanese leader to a joint meeting of Congress.

 

Nepal quake toll tops 5,000 as aid reaches epicenter area

Posted 4/29/2015 in National

Aid reached a hilly district near the epicenter of Nepal's earthquake for the first time Wednesday, four days after the quake struck and as the death toll from the disaster passed the 5,000 mark.

Modern tragedy: Quake-ravaged Nepal tower a site for selfies

Posted 4/28/2015 in National

Social media is a chronicle of life, and sometimes death. So it should be no surprise that a site of great human and cultural loss in Nepal's devastating earthquake is now barraged with the clicking of smartphones.

American Civil War commemorated way, way down south of Dixie

Posted 4/28/2015 in National

It had all the trappings of a down-home country fair somewhere well below the Mason-Dixon line: Lynyrd Skynyrd medleys, mile-long lines for fried chicken, barbeque and draft beer, and a plethora of Confederate flags emblazoning everything from belt buckles to motorcycle vests to trucker caps.

Riots in Baltimore raise questions about police response

Posted 4/28/2015 in National

National Guard troops fanned out through the city, shield-bearing police officers blocked the streets and firefighters doused still-simmering blazes early today as a growing area of Baltimore shuddered from riots following the funeral of a black man who died in police custody.

 

US lowers fluoride in water; too much causing splotchy teeth

Posted 4/28/2015 in National

The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride in drinking water because some kids are getting too much, causing white splotches on their teeth.

 

 

Obama, Abe putting joint face on trade amid opposition in US

Posted 4/28/2015 in National

Eager to build on the U.S.-Japan alliance, President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will work to strengthen economic ties further while confronting stiff resistance from the U.S. president's own political party to a massive new Pacific Rim trade deal.

 

Supreme Court to hear historic same-sex marriage arguments

Posted 4/28/2015 in National

The Supreme Court is set to hear historic arguments in cases that could make same-sex marriage the law of the land.

 

Study blames global warming for 75 percent of very hot days

Posted 4/28/2015 in National

If you find yourself sweating out a day that is monstrously hot, chances are you can blame humanity.

 

 

Few vets getting care through $10 billion VA program

Posted 4/24/2015 in National

A new program that was supposed to get patients off waiting lists at Veterans Affairs medical centers by letting them switch to private-sector doctors is proving to be an even bigger disappointment than initially thought.

 

 

Unusual ice cream recalls raise questions about cause

Posted 4/24/2015 in National

Major recalls from two well-known ice cream companies due to the discovery of listeria bacteria raise questions about how the pathogen could have contaminated multiple ice cream manufacturing plants -- and whether the discoveries are related.

 

New DNA codes for mammoths: Step toward bringing them back?

Posted 4/24/2015 in National

Scientists are getting their best look yet at the DNA code for the woolly mammoth, thanks to work that could be a step toward bringing back the extinct beast.

 

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