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Rain from Tropical Storm Debby drenches Florida

Posted 6/25/2012 in National

 

Wallenda exuberant after wire walk across Niagara Falls

Posted 6/16/2012 in National

The seventh-generation member of the famed Flying Wallendas had long dreamed of pulling off the stunt, never before attempted. Other daredevils have wire-walked over the Niagara River but farther downstream and not since 1896.

Southern Baptist leader reprimanded, show canceled

Posted 6/2/2012 in National

The Southern Baptist Convention's ethics chief was reprimanded Friday and his radio show canceled after he made inflammatory comments about the Trayvon Martin case.

China tensions spur deeper US-Philippine alliance

Posted 5/12/2012 in National

China's assertive behavior is breathing life into America's historically tumultuous relationship with the Philippines.

FBI, police hunt kidnap-slaying suspect, 2 girls

Posted 5/9/2012 in National

Heavily armed FBI agents and authorities from Mississippi and Tennessee were searching woods and back roads for what they said was a dangerous man suspected of killing a Tennessee woman and her teenage daughter and fleeing with her two younger girls.

Mom, daughter found dead; two sisters still missing

Posted 5/8/2012 in National

The intense search for a man accused of abducting a Tennessee woman and her three daughters continued Tuesday after authorities said the mother and her oldest daughter were found dead in north Mississippi, behind a house the alleged kidnapper rented.

Alleged kidnapper was no stranger

Posted 5/7/2012 in National

A man accused of abducting a mother and her three daughters has been described as being like an uncle to the girls.

Uganda Kony-hunting soldiers face jungle threats

Posted 4/23/2012 in National

For Ugandan soldiers tasked with catching Joseph Kony, the real threat is not the elusive Central Africa warlord and his brutal gang.

 

Tax day looms

Posted 4/13/2012 in National

Procrastinators rejoice: You have an extra two days this year to file your 2011 federal income tax return. Because April 15 falls on a Sunday, and Emancipation Day -- a holiday in the District of Columbia -- is Monday, the deadline to file taxes will be Tuesday.

 

 

US teen births: Miss. has highest rate, NH lowest

Posted 4/10/2012 in National

Teen births fell again in the United States in 2010 with the highest rate once more in Mississippi, according to a new government report.

 

 

Florida shooter's race a complicated matter

Posted 3/29/2012 in National

At first, the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager at the hands of a white neighborhood watch volunteer was playing out like many previous tragedies that cut short the lives of young black men.

 

 

Analysis: More domestic oil drilling doesn't drop gas price

Posted 3/22/2012 in National

It's the political cure-all for high gas prices: Drill here, drill now.

 

 

Giants edge Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI

Posted 2/5/2012 in National

INDIANAPOLIS -- Take that, Brady. You too, Peyton. Eli Manning is the big man in the NFL after one-upping Tom Brady and leading the New York Giants to a 21-17 victory against the New England Patriots on Sunday in Super Bowl XLVI -- in older brother Peyton's house, at that.

 

 

Florida highway patrol defends reopening I-75

Posted 1/31/2012 in National

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Minutes before two pileups killed 10 people on a highway shrouded in fog and thick smoke from a brush fire, the Florida Highway Patrol had reopened the always busy six-lane interstate after an earlier serious accident.

 

 

Once-homeless science whiz moves into new NY house

Posted 1/28/2012 in National

BAY SHORE, N.Y. -- A New York teen who was living at a homeless shelter when she was picked as a semifinalist in a prestigious national science competition has moved into her new home. Samantha Garvey and her family were handed the keys to their house in Bay Shore, Long Island on Saturday.

 

 

New Orleans celebrates anniversary of steamboat

Posted 1/28/2012 in National

NEW ORLEANS -- Two hundred years ago, the first steamboat meandered down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, taking more than four months to reach New Orleans. The journey was marked by Indians chasing the paddle-wheeled boat, a baby's birth and an earthquake that made the Mississippi flow in the opposite direction for 45 miles.

 

 

BP emails reveal company knew rig could blow

Posted 1/28/2012 in National

NEW ORLEANS -- On the day the Deepwater Horizon sank in the Gulf of Mexico, BP officials warned in an internal email conversation that if the well was not protected by the blow-out preventer at the drill site, crude oil could burst into the Gulf of Mexico at a rate of 3.4 million gallons a day, an amount a million gallons higher than what the U.S. government ultimately estimated spilled daily from the site.

 

 

Struggling in US, F-35 fighter pushes sales abroad

Posted 1/27/2012 in National

TOKYO -- Detractors say the F-35 stealth fighter, the costliest military plane ever, is destined to go down as one of the biggest follies in aviation history. But it may have found a savior: deep-pocketed U.S. allies hungry to add its super high-tech capabilities to their arsenal.

 

 

St. Louis hosts first big parade on Iraq War's end

Posted 1/27/2012 in National

ST. LOUIS -- Since the Iraq War ended there has been little fanfare for the veterans returning home. No ticker-tape parades. No massive, flag-waving public celebrations.

 

 

Prison dilemma: surging numbers of older inmates

Posted 1/27/2012 in National

NEW YORK -- In corrections systems nationwide, officials are grappling with decisions about geriatric units, hospices and medical parole as elderly inmates -- with their high rates of illness and infirmity -- make up an ever increasing share of the prison population.

 

 

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