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Islamic State group's war chest is growing daily

Posted 9/15/2014 in National

Islamic State militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money, have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to U.S. intelligence officials and private experts.

 

 

Britain mourns slain hostage; another under threat

Posted 9/15/2014 in National

Now it's Britain's turn to mourn.

 

Police detain 'Django Unchained' actress in LA

Posted 9/15/2014 in National

Actress Daniele Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," is complaining that she was handcuffed and briefly put in the back of a squad car after a public display of affection with her white companion.

Slain 5 kids loved to play, wrestle with their dad

Posted 9/13/2014 in National

The five children who authorities say were killed by their father loved to dress up as superheroes, play in the park and pool, and pose for the camera, always smiling. And they loved "wrestling with their dad."

 

Prosecutors target credit card thieves overseas

Posted 9/13/2014 in National

Criminals from around the world buy and sell stolen credit card information with ease in today's digital age. But if they commit their crime entirely outside the United States, they may be beyond the reach of federal prosecutors.

 

 

Eyeing 2016, Sen. Rubio stresses border security

Posted 9/13/2014 in National

Two years ago, immigration activist Gaby Pacheco got a call from Marco Rubio. The Florida senator wanted advice as he tried to develop a plan to help people like her: immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.

 

Woman charged in dead babies case

Posted 9/13/2014 in National

A woman who lived in a squalid, vermin-infested home where the bodies of three infants were found was charged Friday with covering up the deaths, while neighbors said they wish they had acted themselves to call attention to the house with the foul smell and the shades that were always drawn.

 

Ferguson video shows witness raising hands in air

Posted 9/13/2014 in National

Cellphone video that shows a witness raising his hands in the air immediately after the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer in Ferguson appears to support previous accounts and could bolster arguments that Michael Brown was surrendering when he was shot, legal experts said Friday.

 

 

Al-Qaida's Syrian cell alarms U.S.

Posted 9/13/2014 in National

While the Islamic State group is getting the most attention now, another band of extremists in Syria -- a mix of hardened jihadis from Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and Europe -- poses a more direct and imminent threat to the United States, working with Yemeni bomb-makers to target U.S. aviation, American officials say.

 

 

Pope urges world to shed apathy toward new threats

Posted 9/13/2014 in National

Pope Francis urged the world Saturday to shed its apathy in the face of what he characterizes as a third world war, intoning "war is madness" at the foot of a grandiose monument to soldiers killed in World War I.

 

 

San Diego cabbies cry foul over body odor test

Posted 9/13/2014 in National

Body odor is among 52 criteria that officials at San Diego International Airport use to judge taxi drivers. Cabbies say that smacks of prejudice and discrimination.

 

 

Marriage of newlyweds, ages 96 and 95, questioned

Posted 9/13/2014 in National

In some ways, Rebecca Wright doesn't understand all the fuss over her 96-year-old mother's recent marriage. After all, she says, "Anybody who wants to get married must have a little dementia."

 

 

Study: Want lower gas prices? Ship more oil abroad

Posted 9/12/2014 in National

Exporting more U.S. crude around the world would lower the price of gasoline for U.S. drivers and benefit the U.S. economy, according to a new study released Tuesday.

 

Memorial set for 5 slain kids; father heads to court

Posted 9/12/2014 in National

The five children who police say were slain by their father will be remembered at a memorial in Mississippi today, while 500 miles away, their father will make his first court appearance.

 

U.S. sharply cutting deportations

Posted 9/12/2014 in National

President Barack Obama is on pace this year to deport the fewest number of immigrants since at least 2007, even as he has postponed until after Election Day his promised unilateral action that could shield millions more from deportation.

 

 

Lawmakers to high court: Protect pregnant workers

Posted 9/12/2014 in National

More than 120 members of Congress urged the Supreme Court on Thursday to recognize that pregnant workers are entitled to reasonable accommodations such as light duty, saying it's needed to ensure that expecting mothers are not forced out of their jobs.

 

 

U.S. threatened Yahoo with huge fine over emails

Posted 9/12/2014 in National

Yahoo's free email service could have cost the company an extra quarter of a million dollars a day.

 

 

Can Obama wage war without consent of Congress?

Posted 9/12/2014 in National

As a U.S. senator from Illinois running for the White House in 2007, Barack Obama sponsored a resolution to prohibit President George W. Bush's administration from taking military action against Iran unless it was explicitly authorized by Congress.

 

 

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