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Westboro's Phelps tested free speech with anti-gay protests

Posted 3/21/2014 in National

Fred Phelps did not care what you thought of his Westboro Baptist Church, nor did he care if you heard its message that society's tolerance for gay people is the root of all earthly evil.

 

Swiss Emmentaler named world's best cheese

Posted 3/21/2014 in National

A Swiss Emmentaler has been named the top cheese at an international competition in Wisconsin, handing the nation its fourth win in the past five years.

 

 

Australia checking two objects in search for plane

Posted 3/20/2014 in National

Military search planes flew over a remote part of the Indian Ocean today hunting for debris in "probably the best lead" so far in finding the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, officials said.

 

Man's 'gun' turns out to be a tattoo

Posted 3/20/2014 in National

Police armed with assault rifles descended on a Maine man's home after members of a tree removal crew he'd told to clear off his property reported that he had a gun.

Bargain turns out to be Faberge egg

Posted 3/20/2014 in National

There is good luck, outrageous good fortune -- and now there is the case of the scrap metal dealer who found one of the eight missing Faberge imperial eggs at a flea market in the American Midwest.

25 years later, Exxon Valdez spill effects linger

Posted 3/20/2014 in National

Before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico, there was the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska, at the time the nation's largest oil spill.

Inmate death in overheated cell probed

Posted 3/20/2014 in National

Investigators are probing how a mentally ill, homeless New York City veteran died last month in a jail cell that city officials told The Associated Press had overheated to at least 100 degrees, apparently because of malfunctioning equipment.

Jeb Bush: Follow through on Common Core standards

Posted 3/20/2014 in National

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Wednesday urged state officials to follow through on Common Core education standards despite what he called an "avalanche" of criticism from those who oppose them.

 

Half of U.S. adults 40 to 75 eligible for statins

Posted 3/20/2014 in National

Almost half of Americans ages 40 to 75 and nearly all men over 60 qualify to consider cholesterol-lowering statin drugs under new heart disease prevention guidelines, an analysis concludes.

 

Ukraine bows to Crimea seizure, plans for pullout

Posted 3/20/2014 in National

Surrendering to Russia's inexorable seizure of Crimea, Ukraine announced plans Wednesday for mass troop withdrawals from the strategic peninsula as Moscow-loyal forces seized control of Kiev's naval headquarters here and detained its commander.

'Two Fat Ladies' star Dickson Wright dies at 66

Posted 3/19/2014 in National

Clarissa Dickson Wright, a vivid and outspoken British television personality who found fame as half of the food-loving duo "Two Fat Ladies," has died at the age of 66.

 

Crimean forces take Ukrainian navy HQ

Posted 3/19/2014 in National

Crimea's self-defense forces today stormed the Ukrainian navy headquarters in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol, taking possession without resistance a day after Russia signed a treaty with local authorities to annex the region.

 

 

What if the missing Malaysia plane is never found?

Posted 3/19/2014 in National

The plane must be somewhere. But the same can be said for Amelia Earhart's.

 

 

Health law concerns for cancer centers

Posted 3/19/2014 in National

Cancer patients relieved that they can get insurance coverage because of the new health care law may be disappointed to learn that some the nation's best cancer hospitals are off-limits.

 

Former MSMS student dies from South By Southwest crash

Posted 3/18/2014 in National

A third person struck by a suspected drunken driver in Austin last week during the South By Southwest festival died Monday, police and family said.

Myanmar opium fight failing; soldiers, police shooting up

Posted 3/18/2014 in National

Every morning, more than 100 heroin and opium addicts descend on the graveyard in this northeastern Myanmar village to get high. When authorities show up, it's for their own quick fix: Soldiers and police roll up the sleeves of their dark green uniforms, seemingly oblivious to passers-by.

 

Founder of Westboro church in care facility

Posted 3/18/2014 in National

The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., who founded a Kansas church widely known for its protests at military funerals and anti-gay sentiments, is in a care facility, according to a church spokesman.

 

 

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