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No death penalty for dad charged in toddler death

Posted 9/25/2014 in National

A Georgia man accused of leaving his toddler son to die inside a hot car will not face the death penalty, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

 

Fire destroys Michael Brown memorial in Ferguson

Posted 9/25/2014 in National

Anger spilled over Tuesday after fire destroyed one of two memorials on the street where Michael Brown was killed, a site that has become sacred to many in Ferguson and others nationwide focused on interactions between minorities and police.

Suspect captured in case of missing UVa student

Posted 9/25/2014 in National

A man charged with abducting a missing University of Virginia sophomore has been captured in Texas and is awaiting extradition -- but there is still no sign of the student, authorities said.

 

Anti-addiction groups call for new FDA top official

Posted 9/25/2014 in National

Anti-addiction activists are calling for the Food and Drug Administration's top official to step down, saying the agency's policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse.

 

 

Rape joke on Fox cartoons draws attention

Posted 9/25/2014 in National

The Fox network isn't responding to suggestions that it edit its upcoming crossover episode of "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy" to remove a joke where the punch line is "your sister's being raped."

 

New photos show toll of age, prison on pop legend

Posted 9/25/2014 in National

Two newly released photos of Phil Spector show the toll of age and prison on the once flamboyant music legend.

 

Businesses won't have to return BP spill payouts

Posted 9/25/2014 in National

BP wanted its money back -- hundreds of millions of dollars of it -- but a federal judge said Wednesday that the oil giant must stick by its agreement with the companies it compensated for business losses due to the 2010 Gulf oil spill.

 

Rights of same-sex military spouses vary by state

Posted 9/24/2014 in National

On the wall over her bunk in Kuwait, Marine Cpl. Nivia Huskey proudly displays a collection of sonogram printouts of the baby boy her pregnant spouse is carrying back home in North Carolina.

 

Mercedes labor chief seeks UAW foothold in Alabama

Posted 9/24/2014 in National

The head labor official on Daimler AG's supervisory board says he considers it "unacceptable" that the German automaker's Mercedes plant in Alabama stands alone among the company's factories around the world without union representation for its workers.

 

 

Police: Fired UPS employee kills 2 ex-colleagues

Posted 9/24/2014 in National

Fired a day earlier from UPS, a man put on his work uniform, drove to an Alabama package sorting center and evaded security by entering through a truck dock in the rear, police and the company say.

 

 

Filmmaker: Ambush suspect was odd but not a threat

Posted 9/24/2014 in National

Eric Frein obsessively collected military memorabilia, dismissed his fellow war re-enactors as dilettantes, and took his hobby so seriously that he spoke French during a simulated Vietnam War-era interrogation, according to a filmmaker who interviewed the man now suspected of ambushing a Pennsylvania State Police barracks.

 

 

Assad backs all efforts to fight terrorism

Posted 9/24/2014 in National

President Bashar Assad said Tuesday he supports any international effort against terrorism, apparently trying to position his government on the side of the U.S.-led coalition conducting airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria.

 

 

GOP uses terror threat against Dems in campaign

Posted 9/24/2014 in National

The recurring image in the latest Republican campaign ads is a lone militant walking across a barren land with the black banner of the Islamic State group.

 

 

Oil near its low for the year despite turmoil

Posted 9/24/2014 in National

The oil market has lost its jitters.

 

Ohio college president backs skunk safety

Posted 9/24/2014 in National

An Ohio college president says the school supports safety for skunks, and for other furry creatures, too.

 

FDA to doctors: Beware fake drug distributors

Posted 9/24/2014 in National

U.S. health regulators are trying to help doctors spot counterfeit and unapproved drugs by raising awareness of illegal operations that peddle bogus drugs to health professionals.

 

 

Paula Deen documentary tells her side of downfall

Posted 9/24/2014 in National

Paula Deen is ready to tell her side of the story behind the racist remark that decimated her career, but you'll need to pay to hear it.

 

 

Backers seek expansion of civil rights death law

Posted 9/24/2014 in National

There has only been one prosecution under the Emmett Till Act, even though the law was passed with the promise of $135 million for police work and an army of federal agents to investigate unsolved killings from the civil rights era. Some deaths aren't even under review because of a quirk in the law.

 

 

Poll: Support for gay marriage may be leveling off

Posted 9/23/2014 in National

A survey released Monday from the Pew Research Center indicates American support for same-sex marriage could be leveling off after several years of dramatic growth in acceptance of equal rights for gays and lesbians.

 

 

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