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Ex-guards sentenced for Iraq shootings plan appeal

Posted 4/14/2015 in National

Defense lawyers are vowing to appeal the convictions of four former Blackwater security guards after a federal judge handed down lengthy prison terms for their roles in a 2007 shooting of unarmed civilians in Iraq.



Killer Jodi Arias gets life term with no chance for release

Posted 4/14/2015 in National

The nearly seven-year legal saga of Jodi Arias ended Monday as a judge sentenced her to life in prison for killing her ex-boyfriend.


Nigeria president-elect: Can't promise to find Chibok girls

Posted 4/14/2015 in National

On the first anniversary of the kidnapping by Islamic extremists of hundreds of girls from a school in northeast Nigeria, President-elect Muhammadu Buhari said Tuesday that he cannot promise to find the 219 who are still missing.


Clinton starts Iowa campaign with small-town meetings

Posted 4/14/2015 in National

The big rallies and massive fundraising blitzes can wait for now. Fresh from a two-day road trip, Hillary Rodham Clinton is making her 2016 campaign debut in Iowa at a small-town gathering reminiscent of her Senate "listening tour."



Rubio tells supporters he is running for White House

Posted 4/14/2015 in National

Sen. Marco Rubio entered the presidential race Monday by offering the nation a younger generation of leadership that breaks free of ideas "stuck in the 20th century."



Sharpton praises response to police shooting of SC man

Posted 4/13/2015 in National

During a sermon at a North Charleston church, the Rev. Al Sharpton said Sunday that swift action taken by a white mayor and police chief in the South could set the tone for handling future questions of police misconduct across the country.


Shooting drew together ordinary lives of driver, officer

Posted 4/13/2015 in National

But for a series of split-second decisions that followed a traffic stop, Walter Scott might still be alive and police officer Michael Slager still patrolling the streets.


Ex-guards face long prison sentences for Iraq shootings

Posted 4/13/2015 in National

Four former Blackwater security guards face decades in prison when they are sentenced today for their roles in a 2007 shooting of Iraqi civilians.



Clinton already uniting prospective GOP presidential field

Posted 4/13/2015 in National

Hillary Rodham Clinton made no mention of her potential Republican rivals when kicking off her second campaign for president. They didn't share her restraint.



Forecasters see fewer than average hurricanes in 2015

Posted 4/13/2015 in National

The Atlantic hurricane season in 2015 will see fewer than the average number of storms, according to Colorado State University researchers.


Religious freedom laws not used against gays in the past

Posted 4/4/2015 in National

Religious freedom laws like the one causing an uproar in Indiana have never been successfully used to defend discrimination against gays -- and have rarely been used at all, legal experts say.

Filipino devotees nailed to crosses in Good Friday rites

Posted 4/3/2015 in National

Screaming in pain, Filipino devotees had themselves nailed to wooden crosses to mimic the suffering of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Asia's largest Roman Catholic nation.


Arkansas woman now world's oldest person, wants Obama visit

Posted 4/3/2015 in National

An Arkansas woman who became the world's oldest person Wednesday wants President Barack Obama to attend her 117th birthday party this Fourth of July.



Obama's quest for Iran deal set to collide with Capitol Hill

Posted 4/3/2015 in National

After securing a surprisingly broad and detailed framework agreement with Iran, President Barack Obama must now subject his signature foreign policy pursuit to the gauntlet of partisan American politics.



Kenya attack survivor: Gunmen scouted campus

Posted 4/3/2015 in National

The militants who slaughtered 147 people in a Kenyan school appeared to have planned extensively, even targeting a site where Christians had gone to pray.



German crash co-pilot researched suicide, cockpit doors

Posted 4/3/2015 in National

Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz spent time online researching suicide methods and cockpit door security in the week before crashing Flight 9525, prosecutors said Thursday -- the first evidence that the fatal descent may have been a premeditated act.



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