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Army 'stand down' focuses day on suicide training

Posted 9/27/2012 in National

Army soldiers have been ordered to put aside their usual duties and spend Thursday on suicide prevention training.

 

 

Bizarre case may lead to custom cancer care

Posted 9/27/2012 in National

It's a medical nightmare: a 24-year-old man endures 350 surgeries since childhood to remove growths that keep coming back in his throat and have spread to his lungs, threatening his life. Now doctors have found a way to help him by way of a scientific coup that holds promise for millions of cancer patients.

 

 

Police chief resigns, NM force has gone to the dog

Posted 9/27/2012 in National

The police chief of the small eastern New Mexico town of Vaughn resigned Wednesday, leaving the town with just one certified member on its police force -- a drug-sniffing dog named Nikka.

 

 

Dear Papa: Letters to Hemingway get crucial repair

Posted 9/26/2012 in National

The paper conservator's scalpel picked at the red and black specks, flicking away the fly droppings that had stained Ingrid Bergman's letter to Ernest Hemingway. "I shall remember people like you and forget the rest of the world," the actress wrote to her author friend from Rome in 1950.

 

 

Poll: Most see health law being implemented

Posted 9/26/2012 in National

They may not like it, but they don't see it going away. About 7 in 10 Americans think President Barack Obama's health care law will go fully into effect with some changes, ranging from minor to major alterations, an Associated Press-GfK poll finds.

 

41-pound cat named Skinny up for adoption in Texas

Posted 9/26/2012 in National

Don't be fooled by the name: Skinny the cat is one hefty feline. And all 41 pounds of her needs a home.

AP: Party seems over for Somali pirates

Posted 9/26/2012 in National

The empty whiskey bottles and overturned, sand-filled skiffs littering this once-bustling shoreline are signs the heyday of Somali piracy may be over. Most of the prostitutes are gone and the luxury cars repossessed. Pirates while away their hours playing cards or catching lobsters.

 

Report: More fees, less choice for air travelers

Posted 9/26/2012 in National

 

 

Anti-Muslim filmmaker's probation case creeps on

Posted 9/26/2012 in National

The federal probation violation investigation targeting the man behind the anti-Muslim video inflaming the Middle East is proceeding slowly and privately, reflecting the explosiveness of the case.

 

Investigator: Woman died from buttocks implant

Posted 9/25/2012 in National

A Georgia woman had little chance of surviving an illegal cosmetic procedure in Mississippi because the silicone-like substance that was injected in her buttocks caused the blood clots in her lungs that killed her, an investigator testified Monday.

 

Appeals court tosses out landmark Katrina ruling

Posted 9/25/2012 in National

A federal appeals court reversed itself Monday and threw out a judge's landmark ruling that the Army Corps of Engineers was liable for billions of dollars in Hurricane Katrina flood damage that property owners blame on the corps' maintenance of a New Orleans shipping channel.

 

 

Miss. convicted killer captured in Georgia

Posted 9/25/2012 in National

A convicted killer, who escaped from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman over the weekend, has been captured in Georgia.

 

 

Report: Premium hikes for top Medicare drug plans

Posted 9/25/2012 in National

Seniors enrolled in seven of the 10 most popular Medicare prescription drug plans will be hit with double-digit premium hikes next year if they don't shop for a better deal, says a private firm that analyzes the highly competitive market.

 

Romney gives Dem support for tax deductions claim

Posted 9/22/2012 in National

Mitt Romney has given Democrats plenty of support for their claim he manipulated his deductions to keep his overall 2011 federal income tax rate above a certain threshold for political purposes.

 

Campaign is in high gear, but White House is quiet

Posted 9/22/2012 in National

 

 

Congress exits Washington to hit campaign trail

Posted 9/22/2012 in National

The most partisan, least productive Congress in memory has skipped out of Washington for the campaign trail.

 

 

Military-style tactics seen in US Consulate siege

Posted 9/22/2012 in National

The heavily armed extremists who laid siege to the U.S. Consulate in Libya used military-style tactics that may have steered Americans toward a waiting ambush, U.S. officials said Friday as they pieced together details about how the compound was overrun.

 

 

Mauled NY man: I wanted to be one with the tiger

Posted 9/22/2012 in National

A man who was mauled by a tiger at the Bronx Zoo is facing arrest after telling investigators he wanted "to be one" with the 400-pound beast, police said Saturday.

 

 

Facebook posts worry police in Pa. hostage-taking

Posted 9/22/2012 in National

Pittsburgh police said they had serious concerns when an armed man took a business owner hostage in a downtown high-rise office building -- and not just because he had a knife. The suspect, 22-year-old Klein Michael Thaxton, made Facebook posts during the five-hour ordeal Friday, authorities said, and they feared that responses from friends, family and others might goad him into violence.

 

 

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