September 29, 2014 RSS feed / Nation/World

Teens who crossed U.S. border enter schools

FRANKFORD, DEL.   The group of mostly Spanish speaking teenage boys with styled spiky hair and high-top sneakers enthusiastically pecks away on handheld tablets at the G.W. More...

Calif. adopts ‘yes means yes’ sex-assault rule

SACRAMENTO, CALIF.   Gov. More...

Obama pal Holder to leave after 6 years as attorney general

WASHINGTON   It wasn’t difficult for Barack Obama and Eric Holder to be in the same orbit. More...

Immigrant families failing to report

WASHINGTON   For nearly three months this summer, the Obama administration carefully avoided answering questions about what happened to tens of thousands of immigrant families caught illegally crossing the Mexican border and released into the Un More...

Challenges remain in missing UVa student case

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.   Now that they have captured the man charged with abducting a missing University of Virginia student, police face two other major challenges: making the charge stick and, most important, finding Hannah Graham.  More...

Police, protesters briefly scuffle after Ferguson apology

FERGUSON, MO.   Police and protesters clashed briefly in Ferguson just hours after the St. More...

Trump angers Fla. neighbors

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — Donald Trump has angered some South Florida residents by installing a fence of bushy trees that blocks their views of greens and fairways at the Trump National Doral golf complex in Doral.  More...

Suspect captured in case of missing UVA student

RICHMOND, VA.   A man charged with abducting a missing University of Virginia sophomore has been captured in Texas and is awaiting extradition — but there is still no sign of the student, authorities said.  More...

Feds to undertake review of Ohio Wal-Mart shooting

CINCINNATI   The Justice Department has begun its latest review of police department practices following a grand jury’s decision not to indict officers in the fatal shooting of a man at an Ohio Wal- Mart.  More...

Drones for moviemaking face likely FAA approval

WASHINGTON   The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce today that it is granting permits to seven movie and television production companies to fly drones, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial ope More...

Woman hit by Calif. officer gets $1.5M

LOS ANGELES   A woman punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrol officer on the side of a freeway in an incident caught on video will receive $1.5 million under a settlement, and the officer has agreed to resign.  More...

Denver area students walk out in protest

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Canadensis residents chafe over manhunt for a suspected killer

CANADENSIS, PA.   Pennsylvania state police are defending themselves against complaints that they have unfairly denied residents access to their homes during the manhunt for a suspected killer.  More...

Police: Fired UPS employee kills 2 ex-colleagues

BIRMINGHAM, ALA.   Fired a day earlier from UPS, a man put on his work uniform, drove to an Alabama package sorting center and evaded security by entering through a truck dock in the rear, police and the company say.  More...

Wind energy proposal could light Los Angeles homes

LOS ANGELES   The push for clean energy to reduce greenhouse gases has led to multibillion-dollar investments in wind and solar projects, but finding an economical way to store renewable energy that comes and goes like the breeze or the sun has More...

Windows smashed, arrests made in Ferguson protest

FERGUSON, Mo.   Protesters returned to Ferguson streets overnight, with reports of smashed windows and possible arson coming hours after a makeshift memorial for Michael Brown burned.  The St. More...

Tensions running high in Pa. manhunt

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Hackers give health site mixed reviews

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government’s own watchdogs tried to hack into HealthCare.gov earlier this year and found what they termed a critical vulnerability — but also came away with respect for some of the health insurance site’s More...

Joint Chiefs chair: ‘No safe haven’ for ISIL

WASHINGTON   Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes at the heart of the Islamic State group’s military strongholds in Syria achieved their strategic aim of showing the extremists that their savage attacks will not go unanswered, the top American mi More...

Syria vote isn’t last word from Congress on war

WASHINGTON   As far as Congress is concerned, President Barack Obama’s Mideast war strategy isn’t in the clear yet.  More...