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Pregnant Pakistani woman stoned to death by family

Posted 5/28/2014 in National

A pregnant woman was stoned to death Tuesday by her own family outside a courthouse in the Pakistani city of Lahore for marrying the man she loved.

 

 

How VA clinics falsified appointment records

Posted 5/28/2014 in National

Fake appointments, unofficial logs kept on the sly and appointments made without telling the patient are among tricks used to disguise delays in seeing and treating veterans at Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics.

 

 

House, Senate bills to OK spuds in WIC plan

Posted 5/28/2014 in National

The ubiquitous white potato has scored another victory on Capitol Hill.

 

 

First lady responds to school meal critics

Posted 5/28/2014 in National

First lady Michelle Obama is striking back at House Republicans who are trying to weaken healthier school meal standards, saying any effort to roll back the guidelines is "unacceptable."

 

Can we stop invasive species by eating them?

Posted 5/27/2014 in National

It seems like a simple proposition: American lakes, rivers and offshore waters are filling up with destructive fish and crustaceans originally from other parts of the world, many of them potential sources of food.

 

Auto parts price-fixing probe rattles industry

Posted 5/27/2014 in National

An investigation into price-fixing and bid-rigging in the auto parts industry has mushroomed into the Justice Department's largest criminal antitrust probe ever, and it's not over yet.

 

 

Man holding breath in tunnel causes crash

Posted 5/27/2014 in National

A 19-year-old man told investigators he caused a three-car crash when he fainted while holding his breath as he drove through a tunnel northwest of Portland, Oregon State Police said.

 

U.S. plants prepare long-term nuclear waste storage

Posted 5/27/2014 in National

Nuclear power plants across the United States are building or expanding storage facilities to hold their spent fuel -- radioactive waste that by now was supposed to be on its way to a national dump.

 

'Restrepo' documentarian returns with 'Korengal'

Posted 5/27/2014 in National

Sebastian Junger wants 84 minutes of moviegoers' time, especially civilian moviegoers.

 

 

Experts: Mass murderers are hard to predict

Posted 5/27/2014 in National

Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes. Sandy Hook school attacker Adam Lanza. And now Elliot Rodger.

 

 

Nigerian abducted girls located

Posted 5/27/2014 in National

Nigeria's military has located nearly 300 school girls abducted by Islamic extremists but fears using force to try to free them could get them killed, the country's chief of defense said Monday.

 

 

Obama signals limited Afghanistan role

Posted 5/27/2014 in National

President Barack Obama slipped into Afghanistan for a surprise visit Sunday and made clear that the U.S. will likely maintain a limited role here even after its combat mission ends this year and America's longest war comes to a close.

 

 

Malaysia releases satellite data on missing airliner

Posted 5/27/2014 in National

The Malaysian government today released 45 pages of raw satellite data it used to determine that the missing jetliner crashed into the southern Indian Ocean, responding to demands for greater transparency by relatives of some of the 239 people on board.

 

 

Pope to meet sex abuse victims at Vatican

Posted 5/27/2014 in National

Pope Francis announced Monday he would meet soon with a group of sex abuse victims at the Vatican and declared "zero tolerance" for any member of the clergy who would violate a child.

 

Calif. community college shooting rampage leaves seven dead

Posted 5/24/2014 in National

A Hollywood director believes his son was the lone gunman who went on a shooting rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara that killed six people -- weeks after the family had called police about disturbing YouTube videos he had posted, his lawyer said Saturday.

 

GOP tries to define Hillary Clinton

Posted 5/24/2014 in National

On any given day, Republicans call Hillary Rodham Clinton a deeply flawed future presidential candidate. Or a formidable one.

 

 

UN panel slams Vatican on priest sex-abuse scandal

Posted 5/24/2014 in National

In a report that could expose the Catholic Church to new legal arguments by clerical sex abuse victims, a U.N. committee found Friday that the Vatican does exercise worldwide control over its bishops and priests and must comply with the U.N.'s anti-torture treaty.

 

 

Poll: Health care enrollees rise but little love for Obamacare

Posted 5/24/2014 in National

President Barack Obama celebrated when sign-ups for his health care law topped 8 million, far exceeding expectations after a slipshod launch. Most Americans, however, remain unimpressed.

 

 

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