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Fast-growing fish may never make it to the plate

Posted 12/5/2012 in National

Salmon that's been genetically modified to grow twice as fast as normal could soon show up on your dinner plate. That is, if the company that makes the fish can stay afloat.

 

Scientists: After further review, giant sequoia tops neighbor

Posted 12/5/2012 in National

Deep in the Sierra Nevada, the famous General Grant giant sequoia tree is suffering its loss of stature in silence. What once was the world's No. 2 biggest tree has been supplanted thanks to the most comprehensive measurements taken of the largest living things on Earth.

 

 

Cosmic waves mimic chirping of 'alien birds'

Posted 12/5/2012 in National

Twin spacecraft have captured the clearest sounds yet from Earth's radiation belts -- and they mimic the chirping of birds.

 

 

Suspect in NYC subway push implicates self

Posted 12/5/2012 in National

Authorities said a suspect has implicated himself in the death of a New York man who was pushed onto the tracks and photographed just before a train struck him -- an image that set off an ethical debate after it appeared on the front page of the New York Post.

 

CDC says flu season starts early, could be bad

Posted 12/4/2012 in National

Flu season in the U.S. is off to its earliest start in nearly a decade -- and it could be a bad one.

 

Fort Hood shooting judge removed for showing bias

Posted 12/4/2012 in National

A military judge has been thrown off the Fort Hood deadly shooting case after an appeals court found that his treatment of the suspect, including an order to have the man forcibly shaved, indicated a lack of impartiality.

 

 

GOP issues a new 'fiscal cliff' offer to Obama

Posted 12/4/2012 in National

House Republicans put forth a $2.2 trillion "fiscal cliff" counteroffer to President Barack Obama on Monday, calling for raising the eligibility age for Medicare, lowering cost-of-living hikes for Social Security benefits and bringing in $800 billion in higher tax revenue -- but not raising rates for the wealthy.

 

 

Navy: No US drones missing after Iran claims capture

Posted 12/4/2012 in National

Iran claimed Tuesday it had captured a U.S. drone after it entered Iranian airspace over the Persian Gulf-- even showing an image of a purportedly downed craft on state TV -- but the U.S. Navy said all its unmanned aircraft in the region were "fully accounted for."

 

 

California sea smuggling claims Coast Guard life

Posted 12/4/2012 in National

he killing of a U.S. Coast Guardsman whose crew was chasing a vessel suspected of being laden with drugs appears to be the latest example of how smugglers are venturing farther north in a game of cat-and-mouse along the California coast.

 

 

Alaska suspect linked to multiple murders

Posted 12/4/2012 in National

Israel Keyes, in jail for the killing of an Alaska barista, gradually began confessing to investigators that he had killed others: a couple in Vermont, four people in Washington state, someone in New York.

 

 

Digital publication 'The Daily' bites the dust

Posted 12/4/2012 in National

It was too expensive. It lacked editorial focus. And for a digital publication, it was strangely cut off from the Internet. That's the obituary being written in real time through posts, tweets and online chats about The Daily, the first-of-its-kind iPad newspaper that is being shut down this month.

 

 

Brinksmanship on Obama Medicaid expansion for poor

Posted 12/3/2012 in National

It's health care brinksmanship, with hundreds of billions of dollars and the well-being of millions of people at stake.

 

 

Alaska inmates find identity in orchestra

Posted 12/3/2012 in National

After serving a 14-year sentence for murder, no one would have expected Sarah Jane Coffman to go anywhere near the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center once she was released. But every Saturday she makes the 10-mile drive with a viola in tow for orchestra practice at the prison just north of Anchorage.

 

 

Veterans' gun rights sticky issue in defense bill

Posted 12/3/2012 in National

Should veterans deemed too mentally incompetent to handle their own financial affairs be prevented from buying a gun?

 

 

Five states to increase class time in some schools

Posted 12/3/2012 in National

Open your notebooks and sharpen your pencils. School for thousands of public school students is about to get quite a bit longer.

 

 

Risk is at heart of troop withdrawal debate

Posted 12/3/2012 in National

 

Serial killer Gacy's blood may solve old murders

Posted 12/3/2012 in National

Detectives have long wondered what secrets serial killer John Wayne Gacy and other condemned murderers took to the grave when they were executed -- mostly whether they had other unknown victims.

 

Alaska murder suspect linked to 7 other killings

Posted 12/3/2012 in National

Investigators say a man found dead of an apparent suicide in an Alaska jail was not only suspected of killing an Anchorage barista but may be linked to seven other possible slayings around the country.

 

 

KC Chiefs' Belcher kills girlfriend, self

Posted 12/1/2012 in National

It began like any other Saturday for the Kansas City Chiefs during the NFL season, their general manager and coach at work early to put final touches on this weekend's gameplan. Then they got a call to hurry to the parking lot.

 

Man killed father in Wyoming bow-and-arrow attack

Posted 12/1/2012 in National

Police released more details Saturday of a grisly murder-suicide at a Wyoming community college, saying a man shot his father in the head with a bow and arrow in front of a computer science class not long after fatally stabbing his father's live-in girlfriend at their home a couple miles away.

 

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