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New tarantula species named after singer Johnny Cash

Posted 2/16/2016 in National

A tarantula named after singer Johnny Cash is among 14 new species identified by scientists who spent a decade collecting the hairy spiders and studying nearly 3,000 of them.

 

Justice Scalia said to have died of 'natural causes'

Posted 2/15/2016 in National

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died of natural causes and no autopsy was necessary, a judge has told The Associated Press.

 

 

Into the mosh pit: Republican campaign talk gets nastier

Posted 2/15/2016 in National

In 2011, eyebrows shot up when former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin used a salty acronym -- WTF -- to mock the policies of President Barack Obama.

 

 

Court vacancy is tangible test for candidates

Posted 2/15/2016 in National

The presidential election just got real.

 

 

AP Fact Check: Republicans debaters on Supreme Court, Syria

Posted 2/15/2016 in National

 

 

Odd but true: Suspect in 4 heists needed money for kitty litter

Posted 2/13/2016 in National

Authorities say a Pittsburgh woman jailed in four recent store robberies told police she needed money for dog food and kitty litter.

 

 

Pope gives tough love to Mexico's political, church elite

Posted 2/13/2016 in National

Pope Francis issued a tough-love message to Mexico's political and church elites Saturday, telling them they have a duty to provide their people with security, justice and courageous pastoral care to confront the drug-inspired violence and corruption that are tormenting the country.

 

 

Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

Posted 2/13/2016 in National

Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died. He was 79.

 

 

Senators: Let female WWII pilots into Arlington Cemetery

Posted 2/12/2016 in National

Two dozen U.S. senators want the Army to reverse a policy change barring female World War II pilots from having their ashes placed at Arlington National Cemetery.

 

 

Open-source textbooks gain in push for college affordability

Posted 2/12/2016 in National

The standard textbook for Fundamentals of General Chemistry I at the University of Connecticut has a list price of $303. For students who use the version professor Edward Neth is preparing for the fall semester, the cost will be zero.

 

 

Judge says Cosby wife must give deposition, but with limits

Posted 2/12/2016 in National

A federal judge in Massachusetts ruled Thursday that Bill Cosby's wife must give a deposition in a defamation lawsuit against the comedian, but said she can refuse to answer questions about private marital conversations.

 

 

Clinton, Sanders vigorously agree -- except when they don't

Posted 2/12/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders vigorously agreed. Except when they didn't.

 

 

Punch, counterpunch: GOP hopefuls bare knuckles in Carolina

Posted 2/12/2016 in National

Jeb Bush says he was better at real estate than Donald Trump, and the former Florida governor is even embracing the "establishment" label.

 

 

Carly Fiorina ends Republican bid for President

Posted 2/11/2016 in National

Former technology executive Carly Fiorina exited the 2016 Republican presidential race Wednesday, after winning praise for her debate prowess but struggling to build a winning coalition in a crowded GOP field.

 

 

Chris Christie ends 2016 White House bid

Posted 2/11/2016 in National

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination for president "without an ounce of regret" on Wednesday, a day after his disappointing sixth-place finish in New Hampshire's primary.

 

 

Clinton struggles to win over younger women

Posted 2/11/2016 in National

For young women, political revolution is currently trumping the idea of a Madame President.

 

 

Rubio eyes brokered convention after New Hampshire setback

Posted 2/11/2016 in National

The best hope of the Republican establishment just a week ago, Marco Rubio suddenly faces a path to his party's presidential nomination that could require a brokered national convention.

 

 

New adaptation of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' heads to Broadway

Posted 2/11/2016 in National

Harper Lee's classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" -- and its now-somewhat sullied hero Atticus Finch -- are heading to Broadway in a new adaptation written by Aaron Sorkin.

 

 

Gov't sues Ferguson after city tries to revise deal

Posted 2/11/2016 in National

The federal government sued Ferguson on Wednesday, one day after the City Council voted to revise an agreement aimed at improving the way police and courts treat poor people and minorities in the St. Louis suburb.

 

 

Woman imprisoned in girl's running death on life support

Posted 2/11/2016 in National

An Alabama woman serving life without parole in her granddaughter's running death is on life support after a possible heart attack.

 

 

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