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Colo. officials to do review after prison error

Posted 4/2/2013 in National

Colorado court officials have vowed to review procedures to ensure that a clerical mistake that allowed the early release of a prisoner -- who then went on to allegedly shoot the state's corrections director last month -- doesn't happen again.

 

 

North Korea vows to restart nuclear facilities

Posted 4/2/2013 in National

North Korea said Tuesday it will escalate production of nuclear weapons material, including restarting a long-shuttered plutonium reactor, in what outsiders see as Pyongyang's latest attempt to extract U.S. concessions by raising fears of war.

 

 

Texas DA's killing puts other prosecutors on alert

Posted 4/1/2013 in National

After one of his assistant prosecutors was gunned down in January, Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland carried a gun everywhere, even when walking the dog.

 

 

Novartis loses India patent battle

Posted 4/1/2013 in National

India's Supreme Court on Monday rejected drug maker Novartis AG's attempt to patent an updated version of a cancer drug in a landmark decision that health activists say ensures poor patients around the world will get continued access to cheap versions of lifesaving medicines.

 

 

Philadelphian jumps on tracks to help fallen man

Posted 3/30/2013 in National

The recovering drug addict with a long rap sheet who had just sat down on the bench at a north Philadelphia train station often wondered if he was a good person, and perhaps never considered that anyone thought he was a hero to anybody.

 

 

Pope's foot-wash the final straw for Catholic traditionalists

Posted 3/30/2013 in National

Pope Francis has won over many hearts and minds with his simple style and focus on serving the world's poorest, but he has devastated traditionalist Catholics who adored his predecessor, Benedict XVI, for restoring much of the traditional pomp to the papacy.

 

Former Nev. lawmaker arrested after freeway chase

Posted 3/30/2013 in National

Police chased a former lawmaker on a freeway between Las Vegas and Los Angeles and arrested him at gunpoint following a struggle, hours after he became the first person ever expelled from the Nevada Legislature.

 

Man, 86, gets probation in mercy killing

Posted 3/30/2013 in National

There was no doubt 86-year-old George Sanders killed his ailing wife. Yet everyone in the small Arizona courtroom -- the prosecutor, the judge and even the couple's family members -- agreed it was a time for compassion, not punishment.

 

 

Neither party has cash for student loan rate fix

Posted 3/29/2013 in National

Incoming college freshmen could end up paying $5,000 more for the same student loans their older siblings have if Congress doesn't stop interest rates from doubling.

 

After 40 years, Vietnam memories still strong

Posted 3/29/2013 in National

The last U.S. combat troops left Vietnam 40 years ago today, and the date holds great meaning for many who fought the war, protested it or otherwise lived it.

Pope washes women's feet in break with church law

Posted 3/29/2013 in National

In his most significant break with tradition yet, Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of two young women at a juvenile detention center -- a surprising departure from church rules that restrict the Holy Thursday ritual to men.

 

Christians mark Jesus' crucifixion on Good Friday

Posted 3/29/2013 in National

Hundreds of Christians streamed through the cobblestone alleyways of Jerusalem's Old City today, hoisting wooden crosses and chanting prayers to mark the crucifixion of Jesus.

 

 

GOP moves to catch up with Democrats on technology

Posted 3/28/2013 in National

Republicans are moving aggressively to repair their technological shortcomings from the 2012 election, opening a new tech race to counter a glaring weakness against President Barack Obama.

 

 

New book shares insights from Steve Jobs' first boss

Posted 3/28/2013 in National

When Steve Jobs adopted "think different" as Apple's mantra in the late 1990s, the company's ads featured Albert Einstein, Bob Dylan, Amelia Earhart and a constellation of other starry-eyed oddballs who reshaped society.

 

 

Tax return lobby fights effort to offer Return-free filing program

Posted 3/28/2013 in National

Imagine filing your income taxes in five minutes -- and for free. You'd open up a pre-filled return, see what the government thinks you owe, make any needed changes and be done. The miserable annual IRS shuffle, gone.

 

 

Gun control backers struggle to win some Democrats

Posted 3/28/2013 in National

 

 

Nelson Mandela in hospital with lung infection

Posted 3/28/2013 in National

 

Court's ruling won't end debate over gay marriage

Posted 3/28/2013 in National

However the Supreme Court rules after its landmark hearings on same-sex marriage, the issue seems certain to divide Americans and states for many years to come.

 

Colo. theater shooting suspect offers plea

Posted 3/28/2013 in National

Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes has offered to plead guilty and serve the rest of his life in prison to avoid the death penalty -- a deal that would bring a swift end to the sometimes wrenching courtroom battle and circumvent a prolonged debate over his sanity.

 

 

Charges: Pa. man bagged deer in Walmart parking lot

Posted 3/28/2013 in National

 

 

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