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Mauled NY man: I wanted to be one with the tiger

Posted 9/22/2012 in National

A man who was mauled by a tiger at the Bronx Zoo is facing arrest after telling investigators he wanted "to be one" with the 400-pound beast, police said Saturday.

 

 

Facebook posts worry police in Pa. hostage-taking

Posted 9/22/2012 in National

Pittsburgh police said they had serious concerns when an armed man took a business owner hostage in a downtown high-rise office building -- and not just because he had a knife. The suspect, 22-year-old Klein Michael Thaxton, made Facebook posts during the five-hour ordeal Friday, authorities said, and they feared that responses from friends, family and others might goad him into violence.

 

iPhone 5 launch draws Apple fans worldwide

Posted 9/21/2012 in National

In a now familiar global ritual, Apple fans jammed shops from Sydney to Paris to pick up the tech juggernaut's latest iPhone.

Three killed in prophet protests in Pakistan

Posted 9/21/2012 in National

Protests by tens of thousands of Pakistanis infuriated by an anti-Islam film descended into deadly violence on Friday, with police firing tear gas and live ammunition in an attempt to subdue rioters who hurled rocks and set fire to buildings in some cities. Three people were killed and dozens injured on a holiday declared by Pakistan's government so people could rally against the video.

 

Panetta: U.S. surge troops out of Afghanistan

Posted 9/21/2012 in National

 

 

Texas hospital plans 'moonshot' against cancer

Posted 9/21/2012 in National

The nation's largest cancer center is launching a massive "moonshot" effort against eight specific forms of the disease, similar to the all-out push for space exploration 50 years ago.

 

Romney tries to seize mantle of change

Posted 9/21/2012 in National

Now it's Mitt Romney who wants to be the candidate of change.

Anti-jihad 'savage' ads going up in NYC subway

Posted 9/21/2012 in National

A provocative ad that equates Muslim radicals with savages is set to go up in the city's subway system as violent protests over an anti-Islamic film ridiculing the Prophet Muhammad sweep over much of the Muslim world.

Shuttle to sightsee around Calif. with low flyovers

Posted 9/21/2012 in National

Space shuttle Endeavour will spend its last flying day today not rocketing into space, but doing what most tourists do when visiting California: Taking in the state Capitol, Golden Gate Bridge and the Hollywood Sign.

 

Unemployment claims fell last week to 382,000

Posted 9/21/2012 in National

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell only slightly last week to a seasonally adjusted 382,000. The level suggests hiring remains weak.

 

 

Black women rally against voter ID laws

Posted 9/21/2012 in National

Deidra Reese isn't waiting for people to come to her to find out whether they are registered to vote.

 

 

Romney controversy points to power of viral video

Posted 9/20/2012 in National

 

 

Tax penalty to hit nearly 6M uninsured people

Posted 9/20/2012 in National

Nearly 6 million Americans -- significantly more than first estimated-- will face a tax penalty under President Barack Obama's health overhaul for not getting insurance, congressional analysts said Wednesday. Most would be in the middle class.

 

 

Housing recovery gains momentum in August

Posted 9/20/2012 in National

A jump in sales of previously occupied homes and further gains in home construction suggest the U.S. housing recovery is gaining momentum.

 

Has the economy bottomed out? Census data suggests it has

Posted 9/20/2012 in National

The U.S. economy is showing signs of finally bottoming out: Americans are on the move again after record numbers had stayed put, more young adults are leaving their parents' homes to take a chance with college or the job market, once-sharp declines in births are leveling off and poverty is slowing.

 

Justice Dept faulted in gun-trafficking operation

Posted 9/20/2012 in National

The Justice Department's internal watchdog on Wednesday faulted the agency for misguided strategies, errors in judgment and management failures during a bungled gun-trafficking probe in Arizona that disregarded public safety and resulted in hundreds of weapons turning up at crime scenes in the U.S. and Mexico.

 

 

LSU police make arrest La. man in bomb threat

Posted 9/20/2012 in National

Police arrested a Baton Rouge man in the bomb threat that led to the evacuation of the LSU campus earlier this week but don't believe he is connected to threats made against three other universities recently.

 

Harvard scholar: Papyrus shows reference to wife of Jesus

Posted 9/19/2012 in National

A Harvard University professor on Tuesday unveiled a fourth-century fragment of papyrus she said is the only existing ancient text quoting Jesus explicitly referring to having a wife. Karen King, an expert in the history of Christianity, said the text contains a dialogue in which Jesus refers to "my wife," whom he identifies as Mary.

 

Texas town's rental ban to get second hearing

Posted 9/19/2012 in National

A Dallas suburb's long, expensive fight to ban illegal immigrants from renting homes will have perhaps its most important hearing before a largely conservative group of judges with the power to influence the national immigration debate.

 

 

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