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Fla. man gets life in prison in loud music killing

Posted 10/18/2014 in National

A Florida man convicted of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a teenager in an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole.

 

Another year, another small Social Security bump

Posted 10/18/2014 in National

For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January.

 

 

Obama's under-used credit card declined in New York

Posted 10/18/2014 in National

The Secret Service is charged with watching the president's back, but who's watching his wallet?

 

 

Activists: IS militants may have warplanes

Posted 10/18/2014 in National

Syrian activists say the Islamic State militant group has captured some MiG fighter jets and is test-flying the warplanes in Syria with the help of former Iraqi air force pilots.

 

Obama weighs Ebola czar; Texas toughens monitoring

Posted 10/17/2014 in National

Facing renewed criticism about the U.S. response to Ebola, President Barack Obama is conceding that it may make sense to have a single person lead the administration's effort.

 

University knocks down tweet that Ebola airborne

Posted 10/17/2014 in National

University of Minnesota officials are knocking down a tweet claiming its researchers say Ebola is airborne.

 

Too soon? How about not at all for Ebola Halloween

Posted 10/17/2014 in National

No holiday screams pop culture controversy quite like Halloween.

 

Sources: Hunter Biden leaves Navy after drug test

Posted 10/17/2014 in National

Hunter Biden, the youngest son of Vice President Joe Biden, has been kicked out of the military.

 

 

Pastor accused of affairs temporarily banned

Posted 10/17/2014 in National

An Alabama Baptist minister who confessed to having sex with married church members and neglecting to tell them he had AIDS was temporarily banned Thursday from acting as pastor.

 

 

U.S. still searching for credible allies in Syria

Posted 10/17/2014 in National

Despite years of diplomacy and a CIA operation to vet and train moderate rebels, the U.S. finds itself without a credible partner on the ground in Syria.

 

Illinois pet dubbed world's tallest cow

Posted 10/16/2014 in National

A 6-foot-4-inch cow owned by an Illinois woman was recently dubbed the world's tallest.

Tentative trial date set in dismemberment case

Posted 10/16/2014 in National

Both suspects in the 2012 stabbing death and dismemberment of a Bourbon Street strip club dancer are now in Louisiana.

 

Syria-Iraq conflict gets a name: 'Inherent Resolve'

Posted 10/16/2014 in National

It's less punchy than previous nicknames for U.S. conflicts in the Middle East --remember Operation Desert Storm?

 

 

Bail bid dropped for boy in killing of 90-year-old

Posted 10/16/2014 in National

A 10-year-old boy charged with fatally beating a 90-year-old woman remained in adult prison Wednesday after his lawyer withdrew a request for bail, saying his family isn't ready to have him released into their custody.

 

 

Modest response by donors thus far to crisis

Posted 10/16/2014 in National

Individual Americans, rich or not, donated generously in response to many recent international disasters.

 

 

Nurses in safety gear got Ebola, why wouldn't you?

Posted 10/16/2014 in National

How come nurses wearing protective gear can catch Ebola from a patient?

 

 

Police: Drunken Santa zombie enters home

Posted 10/16/2014 in National

Police have cited a 21-year-old man they say entered a St. Paul home drunk and dressed as a Santa Claus zombie.

 

 

'Real Housewives' star pleads guilty in ID case

Posted 10/16/2014 in National

It took two tries, but when it was over one of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" stars already headed to federal prison for bankruptcy fraud pleaded guilty Wednesday in an unrelated state case involving a bogus driver's license.

 

 

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