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Accused shooter of 3 Muslim students had earlier run-ins

Posted 2/12/2015 in National

The North Carolina man accused of killing three Muslim students in a dispute over parking spaces had earlier run-ins with his neighbors, sometimes while wearing a handgun on his hip.

 

 

Obama's successor could inherit Mideast conflict

Posted 2/12/2015 in National

Seeking war power authority for three years, President Barack Obama is setting up the prospect that his successor will become the third American president in a row overseeing U.S. military forces grappling with turmoil in the Middle East.

 

 

Some Alabama counties refuse gay marriages, prompting suit

Posted 2/11/2015 in National

Same-sex marriage spread farther across Alabama on Tuesday as more courthouses issued licenses to gays and lesbians, yet some counties still defied a federal judge's order, so couples took their fight back to court.

 

Islamic State militants drawing steady stream of new recruits

Posted 2/11/2015 in National

The U.S. bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria has failed to slow the pace of foreign fighters flocking to join the Islamic State and other extremist groups.

 

Editorial cartoon for 2-11-15

Posted 2/11/2015 in National

 

 

Congress set to pass bill approving Keystone XL

Posted 2/11/2015 in National

The Republican-controlled Congress is set to send a bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline to President Barack Obama, who has vowed to veto it.

 

 

Death of the bake sale: New rules mean healthier school fundraisers

Posted 2/11/2015 in National

When it comes to school fundraisers, bake sale tables loaded with sugary goodies are out.

 

 

Death of IS recruiter complicates effort to close Guantanamo

Posted 2/11/2015 in National

During six years behind bars at Guantanamo Bay, Abdul Rauf insisted he was a lowly Taliban foot soldier who delivered bread and tea to combatants, even though he was really a corps commander.

 

 

Arizona town remembers woman killed in Middle East

Posted 2/11/2015 in National

Even while being held hostage by Islamic State extremists, Kayla Mueller found good in everything.

 

 

Newsweek's Twitter feed briefly hacked

Posted 2/11/2015 in National

The Newsweek Twitter feed was briefly hacked Tuesday morning, purportedly by a group associated with the Islamic State.

 

 

Eavesdropping concerns in Samsung smart TVs

Posted 2/11/2015 in National

Watch what you say in your living room. Samsung's smart TV could be listening. And sharing.

 

 

Jon Stewart leaving 'The Daily Show'

Posted 2/11/2015 in National

Jon Stewart, who turned his combination of biting and free-wheeling humor into an unlikely source of news and analysis for viewers of "The Daily Show," said he's leaving as host this year.

 

Justice Thomas objects to court's signal on gay marriage

Posted 2/10/2015 in National

The Supreme Court is inappropriately signaling it intends to clear the way for gay marriage across the nation, Justice Clarence Thomas complained Monday.

 

Rules are coming on payday loans

Posted 2/10/2015 in National

Troubled by consumer complaints and loopholes in state laws, federal regulators are putting together the first rules on payday loans aimed at helping cash-strapped borrowers avoid falling into a cycle of high-rate debt.

 

 

Obama to send his new war powers request to Capitol Hill

Posted 2/10/2015 in National

President Barack Obama is expected -- as early as today -- to ask Congress for new war powers, sending Capitol Hill his blueprint for an updated authorization for the use of military force to fight the Islamic State group.

 

 

Let hackers in: Experts say traps might be better than walls

Posted 2/10/2015 in National

Ever since the Internet blossomed in the 1990s, cybersecurity was built on the idea that computers could be protected by a digital quarantine.

 

 

Friends dismiss doubts about 'Mockingbird' author's lawyer

Posted 2/10/2015 in National

Retrace the suddenly tangled legal saga of Harper Lee and her legacy, "To Kill A Mockingbird," and a pivotal moment emerges.

 

 

Marine facing trial a decade after vanishing in Iraq

Posted 2/10/2015 in National

A U.S. Marine who vanished from his post in Iraq a decade ago and later wound up in Lebanon chose Monday to have his case decided by a military judge instead of a jury.

 

Alabama chief justice tells judges: Refuse gay marriage licenses

Posted 2/9/2015 in National

Tori Sisson and Shante Wolfe camped in a blue and white tent outside the Montgomery County Courthouse during the early hours today, hugging and talking excitedly of getting married soon.

 

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