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Anti-Semitic attacks down before Kan. shooting

Posted 4/15/2014 in National

A group monitoring anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. cautiously noted a sharp decline in such incidents less than two weeks before the fatal shootings over the weekend outside two Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City.

 

 

Post, Guardian win Pulitzers

Posted 4/15/2014 in National

The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance programs in a blockbuster series of stories based on secret documents supplied by NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

 

Supremacist ID'd as suspect in attacks

Posted 4/14/2014 in National

The man accused of killing three people in attacks at a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement complex near Kansas City is a well-known white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader who was once the subject of a nationwide manhunt.

Pope poses for 'selfies' on Palm Sunday

Posted 4/14/2014 in National

Pope Francis, marking Palm Sunday in a packed St. Peter's Square, ignored his prepared homily and spoke entirely off-the-cuff in a remarkable departure from practice.

 

Country Music Museum grows to match genre

Posted 4/14/2014 in National

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is no longer bursting at the seams, thanks to a $100 million expansion that has more than doubled its space and allowed it to add more interactive and contemporary exhibits.

 

 

Official says robotic submarine will be used in search for jet

Posted 4/14/2014 in National

Search crews will for the first time send a robotic submarine deep into the Indian Ocean on Monday to try to determine whether underwater signals detected by sound-locating equipment are from the missing Malaysian jet's black boxes, the leader of the search effort said.

 

Answers sought after seven dead babies found

Posted 4/14/2014 in National

The discovery of seven dead babies in cardboard boxes in a Utah garage has police desperately seeking answers from the mother and other family members about how such a tragedy unfolded over a decade with no one noticing.

 

Woman gets life in stiletto heel slaying

Posted 4/12/2014 in National

A Houston woman was sentenced to life in prison Friday for fatally stabbing her boyfriend with the 5-inch stiletto heel of her shoe, striking him at least 25 times in the face and head.

 

 

Subway: 'Yoga mat chemical' almost gone

Posted 4/12/2014 in National

Subway says an ingredient dubbed the "yoga mat chemical" will be entirely phased out of its bread by next week.

 

 

Police: No known target in school stabbing rampage

Posted 4/12/2014 in National

No evidence has surfaced yet to show that a boy charged in a stabbing rampage at his high school was targeting any particular student, and efforts to establish a motive are stalled because the suspect isn't talking and many victims remain hospitalized, a police chief said Friday.

 

 

Geologists link small quakes to fracking

Posted 4/12/2014 in National

Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic fracturing, leading the state to issue new permit conditions Friday in certain areas that are among the nation's strictest.

 

 

High fees eroding many 401(k)s

Posted 4/12/2014 in National

It's the silent enemy in our retirement accounts: High fees.

 

 

New 'face,' but some old problems for 'Obamacare'

Posted 4/12/2014 in National

Abruptly on the spot as the new face of "Obamacare," Sylvia Mathews Burwell faces steep challenges, both logistical and political.

 

 

Iran rejects naming new UN envoy after U.S. refusal

Posted 4/12/2014 in National

Iran rejected naming a new diplomat Saturday to represent it at the United Nations, with one lawmaker urging the Islamic Republic to stand up to "bullying" from the U.S., which has rejected granting its pick a visa.

 

 

O'Brien: Colbert 'right person' to do 'Late Show'

Posted 4/12/2014 in National

Don't feel bad for Conan O'Brien. Again.

 

 

Obama: Right to vote under threat in the U.S.

Posted 4/12/2014 in National

In an unsparing critique of Republicans, President Barack Obama on Friday accused the GOP of using voting restrictions to keep voters from the polls and of jeopardizing 50 years of expanded ballot box access for millions of black Americans and other minorities.

 

At least 9 dead as bus, truck crash in Calif.

Posted 4/11/2014 in National

The long bus ride north from Los Angeles for a group of high school students who planned to visit Humboldt State University had been fun: The hours whizzed by as they watched movies, chatted up new friends, and jammed to hip-hop on the radio.

 

Report: Russia withheld intel before Boston attack

Posted 4/11/2014 in National

A yearlong review of information the U.S. intelligence community had prior to the Boston Marathon bombing found that the investigation could have been more thorough, but the intelligence agencies' inspectors general said it is impossible to know whether anything could have been done differently to prevent the attack.

 

 

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