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Scientists still working to ID victims from 9/11

Posted 5/9/2014 in National

Thousands of vacuum-sealed plastic pouches filled with bits of bone rest in a Manhattan laboratory. These are the last unidentified fragments of the people who died in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

 

Twisters rouse interest in shelters

Posted 5/9/2014 in National

Last year's tornado season wasn't the worst in Oklahoma history, either in the number of twisters or the number of lives taken.

 

HHS nominee faces GOP questions

Posted 5/9/2014 in National

President Barack Obama's nominee for health secretary drew support from Republican senators Thursday even as they challenged the health law she would be charged with carrying out.

 

Man says he has found King David's citadel

Posted 5/9/2014 in National

An Israeli archaeologist says he has found the legendary citadel captured by King David in his conquest of Jerusalem, rekindling a longstanding debate about using the Bible as a field guide to identifying ancient ruins.

Ultra-Orthodox quietly joining military

Posted 5/9/2014 in National

Moshe Prigan starts his day off just like many other men in the ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak with his morning prayer. It's only later that the routine takes an unexpected twist, when he puts on his air force uniform and heads to the Israeli military headquarters in Tel Aviv.

Putin: Troops have pulled back from border

Posted 5/8/2014 in National

Russian President Vladimir Putin softened his tone in the confrontation with the West on Wednesday, declaring that Russia has pulled its troops away from the Ukrainian border and calling for a delay of Sunday's referendum on autonomy in Ukraine's restive east.

 

Federal agents targeting synthetic drugs in crackdown

Posted 5/8/2014 in National

The Drug Enforcement Administration is trying to stay one step ahead of synthetic drug makers, wholesalers and retailers as it broadens its crackdown on the growing black market product.

 

 

Bible curriculum part of Hobby Lobby chief's evangelization push

Posted 5/8/2014 in National

Steve Green's faith led him to the U.S. Supreme Court, where he's argued the nation's new health care law and its requirement that his business provide certain types of birth control to employees violates his religious freedoms.

 

Boko Haram leader vaulted into headlines

Posted 5/8/2014 in National

Tugging on his winter hat, the Islamic militant leader declared with a sneer: "I will sell women."

 

No gains for 12th-graders on national exam

Posted 5/8/2014 in National

Handing out dismal grades, the Nation's Report Card says America's high school seniors lack critical math and reading skills for an increasingly competitive global economy.

 

New Jersey fire siren silenced by osprey nest

Posted 5/7/2014 in National

A pair of ospreys has quieted a fire alarm in one New Jersey shore town. The raptors have built a nest inside the fire siren at Spring Lake. By law, the nest can't be disturbed.

 

Senator's health care law-Holocaust comparison criticized

Posted 5/7/2014 in National

A state Senator's blog post likening the insurance requirement under President Barack Obama's health care law to the forced deportation of Jews during the Holocaust drew swift condemnation Monday from leaders of both parties in Tennessee.

 

 

Education gets top billing on Capitol Hill

Posted 5/7/2014 in National

Lawmakers looking ahead to the November elections are putting renewed focus on education, tackling issues on Capitol Hill this week ranging from expanding charter schools to paying off student loan debt.

 

 

Schools seek changes to healthier lunch rules

Posted 5/7/2014 in National

Becky Domokos-Bays of Alexandria City Public Schools has served her students whole-grain pasta 20 times. Each time, she said, they rejected it.

 

 

MSNBC apologizes for Cinco de Mayo segment

Posted 5/7/2014 in National

MSNBC is apologizing for a Cinco de Mayo segment that featured a staff member onscreen wearing a sombrero, shaking maracas and taking a swig from a bottle of tequila.

 

 

Vatican: 848 priests defrocked since '04

Posted 5/7/2014 in National

The Vatican revealed Tuesday that over the past decade, it has defrocked 848 priests who raped or molested children and sanctioned another 2,572 with lesser penalties, providing the first ever breakdown of how it handled the more than 3,400 cases of abuse reported to the Holy See since 2004.

 

 

Iran admiral: U.S. ships are a target in case of war

Posted 5/7/2014 in National

Iran will target American aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf should a war between the two countries ever break out, the naval chief of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard warned Tuesday as the country completes work on a large-scale mock-up of a U.S. carrier.

 

 

UN: Spread of polio now a world health emergency

Posted 5/7/2014 in National

For the first time ever, the World Health Organization on Monday declared the spread of polio an international public health emergency that could grow in the next few months and unravel the nearly three-decade effort to eradicate the crippling disease.

 

 

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