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Cameras worn by police are no panacea, experts say

Posted 12/5/2014 in National

Police body cameras have become a rallying cry in the wake of racially charged decisions by grand juries in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City, but experts caution that increased use of the devices may raise more questions than answers.



Bill Cosby seeks to dismiss new sex abuse lawsuit

Posted 12/5/2014 in National

A woman suing Bill Cosby for sexual battery attempted to sell a story about the comedian to a tabloid a decade ago and tried to extort money in exchange for her silence, Cosby's attorney said in a court filing Thursday.


Protests erupt as New York cop cleared; feds to investigate

Posted 12/4/2014 in National

A grand jury cleared a white police officer Wednesday in the videotaped chokehold death of an unarmed black man stopped for selling loose, untaxed cigarettes, triggering protests in the streets by hundreds of New Yorkers.

Michael Brown's stepfather apologizes for comments

Posted 12/4/2014 in National

The stepfather of Michael Brown has apologized for angry comments he made after the grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who killed his stepson.

AP sources: Military sexual assault reports up 8 percent

Posted 12/4/2014 in National

The number of sexual assaults reported by military service members rose again this year, with an increase of 8 percent, officials told The Associated Press.


Multi-state coalition sues over immigration order

Posted 12/4/2014 in National

Texas is leading a 17-state coalition suing over President Barack Obama's recently announced executive actions on immigration.



Iraq official: Arrested woman not IS leader's wife

Posted 12/4/2014 in National

An Iraqi official denied Wednesday that a woman detained in Lebanon is a wife of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group, adding that she is the sister of a terror suspect being held in Iraq.



Supreme Court justices weigh bias claim of pregnant UPS driver

Posted 12/4/2014 in National

Two of the three women on the Supreme Court vigorously questioned a UPS lawyer Wednesday over the company's refusal to give lighter duty to a pregnant worker.



Motion: Jail snitch should tell Miranda rights

Posted 12/4/2014 in National

If a man accused of killing and dismembering a Bourbon Street dancer gets an alleged jailhouse confession thrown out and the ruling stands up on appeal, it could end the use of "jailhouse snitches" nationwide, says a defense attorney unconnected to the case.



Hershey explores removal of corn syrup

Posted 12/3/2014 in National



New lawsuit brings Cosby abuse claims to court

Posted 12/3/2014 in National

A lawsuit by a woman who claims Bill Cosby molested her when she was 15 years old has moved allegations of sexual misconduct against the comedian from the court of public opinion into the courthouse.



Takata says recall decision is up to automakers

Posted 12/3/2014 in National

Japan's Takata Corp. refused to comply with a U.S. government demand for an expanded recall of its air bags.



Nation's classrooms reflect on Ferguson decision

Posted 12/3/2014 in National

When his high school English students came to class, Tom Rademacher knew there would be one thing on their mind: a grand jury's decision not to indict the white police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.



Diplomats worldwide target Islamic State militants

Posted 12/3/2014 in National

A global fight against Islamic State militants will likely take years to fully succeed, but nations are prepared to engage "for as long as it takes" to defeat the bloody insurgency, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday.



Twitter tries to make it easier to report abuse

Posted 12/3/2014 in National

Twitter is trying to make it easier for victims and witnesses of online harassment to report it.


Nativity scene breaks Guinness record

Posted 12/3/2014 in National

More than 1,000 people dressed as angels, wise men and religious royalty gathered at a park in Provo, Utah, and set a new Guinness record for the largest live nativity scene.


Lebanon says it has detained wife of IS leader

Posted 12/3/2014 in National

Lebanese authorities detained a woman and young boy believed to be the wife and son of the reclusive Islamic State group leader.



Security experts doubt North Korea hacked Sony

Posted 12/3/2014 in National

Some cybersecurity experts say it is unlikely North Korea was behind the cyberattack that crippled Sony Pictures' computers and possibly leaked unreleased movies online.



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