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North Korea executes leader's uncle

Posted 12/13/2013 in National

North Korea said today that it executed Kim Jong Un's uncle as a traitor for trying to seize supreme power, a stunning end for the leader's former mentor, long considered the country's No. 2.

Newlywed pleads guilty to second-degree murder

Posted 12/13/2013 in National

A Montana newlywed pleaded guilty Thursday to killing her husband of eight days by pushing him from a cliff in Glacier National Park while they argued about her second thoughts about the marriage.

Charity to raffle off a Picasso for $138

Posted 12/13/2013 in National

For aspiring art collectors everywhere, there is hope.

Missing American in Iran was on unapproved CIA mission

Posted 12/13/2013 in National

An American who vanished nearly seven years ago in Iran was working for the CIA on an unapproved intelligence-gathering mission that, when it came to light inside the government, produced one of the most serious scandals in the recent history of the CIA -- but all in secret, an Associated Press investigation found.

 

Multiple stabbings after Denver game

Posted 12/13/2013 in National

At least three people were stabbed in a parking lot at Sports Authority Stadium Field at Mile High after the Denver Broncos' game Thursday night.

 

Bob Barker celebrates birthday on 'Price'

Posted 12/13/2013 in National

Bob Barker's 90th birthday present is urging one more contestant to "come on down" from the audience on "The Price Is Right."

 

Prosecutor: No domestic charges against Zimmerman

Posted 12/12/2013 in National

George Zimmerman will not face domestic violence charges because his girlfriend did not wish to pursue the case and there was scant evidence of a crime, a state prosecutor said Wednesday.

 

 

Studies: Some cancer treatments can be skipped

Posted 12/12/2013 in National

Tens of thousands of women each year might be able to skip at least some of the grueling treatments for breast cancer -- which can include surgery, heavy chemo and radiation -- without greatly harming their odds of survival, new research suggests.

 

 

Year after Newtown, gun control groups keep hope

Posted 12/12/2013 in National

Having already lost her 6-year-old son, Nicole Hockley insists she won't lose the fight to reduce gun violence -- no matter how long it takes. She is among a group of "accidental activist" parents brought together one year ago by almost unthinkable grief after the Newtown school massacre.

 

 

Jury acquits ex-cop in fatal post-Katrina shooting

Posted 12/12/2013 in National

A former New Orleans police officer whose 2010 manslaughter conviction was touted as a milestone in the city's healing after Hurricane Katrina was acquitted Wednesday by a different jury of charges he fatally shot a man without justification during the storm's chaotic aftermath.

 

Pope Francis is Person of the Year

Posted 12/12/2013 in National

Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, saying the Catholic Church's new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time.

Interpreter at Mandela event: I was hallucinating

Posted 12/12/2013 in National

The man accused of faking sign interpretation while standing alongside world leaders like U.S. President Barack Obama at Nelson Mandela's memorial service said Thursday he saw "angels" at the event, has been violent in the past and suffers from schizophrenia.

Tenn. Senator: Staffer's home searched

Posted 12/12/2013 in National

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander has replaced his chief of staff after learning the staffer's home was being searched as part of a child pornography investigation.

 

NSA: No better way to protect than surveillance

Posted 12/12/2013 in National

The NSA chief said Wednesday he knows of no better way his agency can help protect the U.S. from foreign threats than with spy programs that collect billions of phone and Internet records from around the world.

 

 

Poll: Strong opposition to in-flight calls

Posted 12/12/2013 in National

As federal regulators consider removing a decades-old prohibition on making phone calls on planes, a majority of Americans who fly oppose such a change, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds.

 

 

Poll: Low approval of Washington

Posted 12/11/2013 in National

Heading into a congressional election year, Americans hold Congress in strikingly low regard, and nearly two-thirds say they would like to see their House member replaced, a new poll finds.

 

Kerry, Congress spar over Iran nuclear deal

Posted 12/11/2013 in National

The Obama administration and Congress clashed Tuesday over the historic nuclear deal with Iran, exposing deep rifts over a U.S. pledge to refrain from any new sanctions over the next six months in exchange for concessions on enriching uranium.

 

DiGiorno, supplier drop dairy farm over abuse

Posted 12/11/2013 in National

Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier cut ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm Tuesday after an animal rights group released undercover video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing and whipping sick and injured cows.

 

 

Pay gains for young women; inequality still seen

Posted 12/11/2013 in National

About 75 percent of young women believe the U.S. needs to do more to bring about equality in the workplace, a new study finds, despite a narrowing pay gap and steady employment gains for women at higher levels of business and government.

 

 

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