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Movie-theater attacker may have planned to set off explosion

Posted 8/7/2015 in National

The disturbed homeless man who attacked a movie theater with a pellet gun, an ax and pepper spray also had a propane tank and lighter fluid and may have been planning to set off an explosion, authorities said Thursday.

 

 

McConnell to Obama: Stop demonizing Iran deal opponents

Posted 8/7/2015 in National

President Barack Obama is treating his drive to win congressional approval for his nuclear deal with Iran like a political campaign, making attacks on opponents that need to stop, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday.

 

A year after Michael Brown's death, Ferguson has changed

Posted 8/7/2015 in National

A year ago, Ferguson, Missouri, was a mostly quiet working-class suburban town. The uneasy relationship between its growing black population and its mostly white police force barely registered in local headlines.

 

South Africa, Namibia criticize airline ban on trophies

Posted 8/7/2015 in National

Some African countries that allow hunting have criticized a decision by a number of international airlines to ban the transport of parts of animals killed in hunts.

 

 

Victims conflicted over death penalty for theater gunman

Posted 8/7/2015 in National

Marcus Weaver spent nearly three years talking openly about forgiving the man who shot him, killed his friend and caused untold suffering.

 

 

Congress leaves clashes for fall

Posted 8/6/2015 in National

Drained and divided, the Senate is joining the House in summer recess as Congress sets course for an autumn of showdowns over Iran, spending and Planned Parenthood.

 

 

Drone drops drugs in prison yard, spurring inmate fight

Posted 8/6/2015 in National

A drone dropped a package of drugs into a prison yard while inmates were outside, sparking a fight, prison officials said.

 

 

With first debate, GOP looks to narrow vast candidate field

Posted 8/6/2015 in National

The political veteran with the right resume, but perhaps the wrong last name. The rookie senators and their focus on foreign policy and individual rights. Governors with experience -- and baggage. The never-been-elected outsiders, and of course, the billionaire showman.

 

Japan marks 70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing

Posted 8/6/2015 in National

Japan marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima today, with Mayor Kazumi Matsui renewing calls for U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders to step up efforts toward making a nuclear-weapons-free world.

Leading GOP senator offers bill on guns, mental health

Posted 8/6/2015 in National

A leading Republican senator proposed a National Rifle Association-backed bill Wednesday that he said would make the federal background check system for gun buyers more effective and bolster programs for treating people with mental illness.

Suspect in latest theater attack had psychological issues

Posted 8/6/2015 in National

What initially appeared to be another mass shooting at a movie theater ended up being an attack by a disturbed homeless man who wasn't armed with a real gun was eventually shot and killed by police.

Poll: Half of blacks say police have treated them unfairly

Posted 8/5/2015 in National

A majority of blacks in the United States -- more than 3 out of 5 -- say they or a family member have personal experience with being treated unfairly by the police, and their race is the reason why.

Debate line-up illustrates power of Fox News in GOP campaign

Posted 8/5/2015 in National

Iowa and New Hampshire are still on the horizon -- but first there's the Fox primary.

 

Dems hit Bush after comments on funding for women's health

Posted 8/5/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush vowed Tuesday to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood if elected to the White House, but drew immediate fire from Democrats for adding, "I'm not sure we need half a billion dollars for women's health issues."

 

 

Mich. township draws more people to meeting with hot dogs

Posted 8/5/2015 in National

Here's a way to boost interest in local government: potato salad.

 

 

Ky. sheriff's office asks drug dealers to turn in their rivals

Posted 8/5/2015 in National

A Kentucky sheriff's office has posted a flyer on its Facebook page asking drug dealers to turn in their rivals.

 

 

Sandra Bland's family sues state trooper, wants answers

Posted 8/5/2015 in National

The family of a black woman found dead in a Texas jail three days after a confrontation with a white state trooper filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Tuesday against the officer and other officials, saying it was a last resort after being unable to get enough information about the case.

 

Ex-con accused of killing police officer turns self in

Posted 8/4/2015 in National

An ex-con accused of fatally shooting a police officer who interrupted a drug deal turned himself in Monday, ending an intensive two-day manhunt, authorities said.

 

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