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Town forgave many abuses by cop who staged own death

Posted 11/14/2015 in National

He gave teenagers their own keys and 24-hour access to the police department. He forged the police chief's signature to obtain surplus military equipment. He often refused to wear his police uniform on duty in favor of camouflage fatigues. And he spent most of his workday on a police-sponsored youth program that he was supposed to run on his own time.



Military: US 'reasonably certain' Jihadi John is dead

Posted 11/14/2015 in National

The U.S. military is "reasonably certain" its drone strike in Syria killed the masked Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John," who appeared in several videos depicting the beheadings of Western hostages.



Cruz immigration plan to suspend high-skilled visas

Posted 11/14/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Friday vowed to suspend a program that gives work visas to highly skilled immigrants, reversing his position on the program as part of an aggressive immigration plan designed to appeal to the GOP's most conservative wing.



Iowa supporters unfazed by Trump's outburst

Posted 11/14/2015 in National

Iowa supporters' response to Donald Trump's 95-minute eruption? An "ugh" and a shrug.



AP Exclusive: Dems see Rubio and Kasich as 2016 threats

Posted 11/14/2015 in National

Bring on Donald Trump, and Ben Carson, too.



Family Dollar recalls wax warmers after reports of burns

Posted 11/14/2015 in National

Discount retailer Family Dollar is recalling 32,000 ceramic wax warmers after some users said it created high flames, causing burns and property damage.



US targets 'Jihadi John' in IS slaying videos, fate unclear

Posted 11/13/2015 in National

A U.S. drone strike targeted a vehicle in Syria believed to be transporting the masked Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John, according to American officials.



Black students complain of casual, everyday racism

Posted 11/13/2015 in National

It's not always the slurs and the other out-and-out acts of racism. It's the casual, everyday slights and insensitivities.



Secret Service officer charged with trying to solicit minor

Posted 11/13/2015 in National

Federal and state authorities have charged a uniformed Secret Service officer from Maryland with sending obscene images and texts to someone he thought was a young Delaware girl, sometimes sending online communications while on duty at the White House.


Missouri enlists former protester to lead university system

Posted 11/13/2015 in National

Healing a campus riven by student protests over race relations and recent online terror threats isn't just a mandate for interim University of Missouri system president Mike Middleton. It's also deeply embedded in his history.


Will more college athletes take on the establishment?

Posted 11/13/2015 in National

College athletes have more power than ever before, almost everyone can agree on that. What is up for debate is whether that will lead to overdue change, or whether it will throw programs into turmoil.



Backlash over Mormon LGBT rule change spreads among faithful

Posted 11/13/2015 in National

New Mormon church rules targeting gay members and their children have triggered a firestorm of backlash from church members of all political backgrounds.



Hospital raid video gives rare look at murky Israeli unit

Posted 11/13/2015 in National

Security camera footage of a deadly Israeli arrest raid in a West Bank hospital on Thursday gave a rare glimpse into the murky undercover units that Israel contends are a key tool in preventing violence and Palestinians revile as a ruthless symbol of Israeli occupation.



Itawamba Co. sheriff contemplates phone tracking purchase

Posted 11/13/2015 in National


AP Exclusive: Carson profits from ties with convicted felon

Posted 11/12/2015 in National

Republican presidential contender Ben Carson has maintained a business relationship with a close friend convicted of defrauding insurance companies and testified on his behalf, even as the candidate has called for such crimes to be punished harshly.


Mom of slain Alabama infant disputes allegations

Posted 11/12/2015 in National

A woman charged in the death of her infant daughter -- who authorities say was killed by an 8-year-old boy -- disputes allegations that she left the children home alone, her attorney said Wednesday.



Sugar program draws Cruz's ire, remains popular in Congress

Posted 11/12/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz says he wants to do away with government support for the sugar industry -- a veiled dig at rival Marco Rubio, the Florida senator who has long supported sugar growers.



Trump touts program with dark history as deportation model

Posted 11/12/2015 in National

As proof that he can successfully and humanely deport the estimated 11 million people living in the country illegally, Republican presidential contender Donald Trump often touts the efforts of the Eisenhower administration in the 1950s.


Obesity still rising among US adults, women overtake men

Posted 11/12/2015 in National

Obesity is still rising among American adults, despite more than a decade of public-awareness campaigns and other efforts to get people to watch their weight, and women have now overtaken men in the obese category, new government research shows.


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