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Congress likely to pass plan to arm and train Syrian rebels

 September 16, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

President Barack Obama’s plan to train and equip Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants appeared headed for quick passage on Capitol Hill this week, but congressional leaders have signaled that they will postpone a full debate on...


Gamers use police hoax to lash out at foes

 September 16, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Authorities say the hoax that initially targeted celebrities has now become a way for players of combat-themed video games to retaliate against opponents while thousands of spectators watch. The perpetrators can watch their hijinks unfold minute by...


Cuomo, Christie discuss terror threat

 September 16, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

New York and New Jersey are facing a daunting domestic terror threat fueled by mounting hostilities between the United States and Islamic State extremists, federal and state officials warned Monday.\n


Powerful lobbyist Boggs dies at 73

 September 16, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Thomas Hale Boggs Jr., a son of congressional royalty who evolved into a top-tier lobbyist and prolific Democratic fundraiser and embodied what it meant to have Washington clout, died Monday He was 73.


Hillary Clinton returns to Iowa

 September 15, 2014; Updated: 11:16 pm

Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her return to Iowa for the first time since the 2008 presidential campaign, implored Democrats on Sunday to choose shared economic opportunity over “the guardians of gridlock” in an high-profile appearance that drove...


Alternative to tag sales: Appraiser helps people downsize

 September 15, 2014; Updated: 12:07 am

Stacey Cross is a 12-year resident of backcountry Greenwich with a business card that reads: "Appraisals and Sales, Furniture, Decorative Art, Fine Art." Add to that lots of estate sales.


‘Django Unchained’ actress detained for ‘basic police work,’ LAPD says

 September 15, 2014; Updated: 9:58 am

A Los Angeles police official defended the actions of officers who detained “Django Unchained” actress Daniele Watts as “basic police work” amid claims that she was mistreated.


‘SummerBreak’ teens share what they did over the summer

 September 15, 2014; Updated: 5:51 pm

It’s a 90-degree day, and 17-year-old Dash Dobrofsky, who normally spends his summer days hanging near Tower 26 on the beach in Santa Monica, Calif., is inside a Melrose Avenue cake shop.


Flush-defying wipes challenge city sewer systems

 September 14, 2014; Updated: 1:10 am

The ancient Greeks used clay and stone; the Romans, sponges and salt water. Americans made do with rags, newspapers or mail-order catalogs until 1890 when the Scott brothers popularized toilet paper on a roll.


Saratoga's final voyage from Rhode Island to Texas

 September 14, 2014; Updated: 12:49 am

The USS Saratoga is towed past the jetties at Isla Blanca Park on South Padre Island, Texas, on Friday. The aircraft carrier's destination is ESCO Marine, located in the Brownsville Ship Channel, where the decommissioned warship will be dismantled.


Feds chase treasure hunter turned fugitive

 September 14, 2014; Updated: 1:08 am

One of the last times anyone ever saw Tommy Thompson, he was walking on the pool deck of a Florida mansion wearing nothing but eyeglasses, leather shoes, socks and underwear, his brown hair growing wild.


Two Pennsylvania State Troopers caught in 'ambush'; one dead, one wounded

 September 14, 2014; Updated: 1:06 am

A late-night ambush outside a state police barracks in Pennsylvania's rural northeastern corner left one trooper dead and another critically wounded, and authorities scoured the densely wooded countryside and beyond on Saturday looking for the...


O say can you find pieces of historic flag? Smithsonian looks for fragments of 'Star-Spangled Banner'

 September 13, 2014; Updated: 4:32 pm

If you happen to find some remnants of woven wool in your attic -- in red, white or blue and marked Fort McHenry -- the Smithsonian Institution would like to know.


U.S. workers don't impress top execs

 September 13, 2014; Updated: 1:54 am

The latest Harvard Business School survey shows little optimism for the fate of the U.S. workforce among corporate leaders - and relatively little effort afoot to improve the situation. Respondents see "skilled labor" as an American strength, but a...


Colorado candidate apologizes for Newtown remarks

 September 13, 2014; Updated: 6:37 pm

A Pueblo County, Colo., commission candidate who posted an article on Facebook saying the Newtown shootings were a hoax said his remarks were misunderstood.


A somber 11th for the 13th time

 September 12, 2014; Updated: 11:49 pm

New York - The nation's gathering war against a new upsurge in Islamic terror hung heavy over the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks Thursday, stirring both anxiety and determination among those who came to ground zero to...


Boston bomb case lawyers seek pool of 2,000 jurors

 September 12, 2014; Updated: 1:56 am

The two sides jointly submitted their proposed jury selection process to U.S. District Court Judge George O'Toole on Friday. The lawyers want to issue summonses about six weeks before the expected Nov. 3 start of the trial.


Government threat loomed over Yahoo

 September 12, 2014; Updated: 11:43 pm

Washington - The U.S. government threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day in 2008 if it failed to comply with a broad demand to hand over user communications-a request the company believed was unconstitutional-according to court documents...


Search underway for more bodies in squalid Massachusetts home

 September 12, 2014; Updated: 9:50 am

A search was underway Friday at a squalid home where the bodies of three infants were found among vermin and piles of soiled diapers, and authorities had not ruled out the possibility that more bodies may be inside, a prosecutor said.


Obama coalition shows some cracks

 September 12, 2014; Updated: 11:43 pm

Washington - Kimberly Cole was part of the coalition that voted in 2008 to make Barack Obama the 44th president and in 2012 gave him another four years to deliver on his promises of hope and change.Now, the 36-year-old mother of...


No end in sight for U.S. war duties

 September 11, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Thirteen years after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, this was supposed to be a season of relief, with Iraq managing on its own and most U.S. troops finally ending their combat duty in Afghanistan. Instead, Americans are bracing for another upsurge...


Utah teacher accidentally shoots self in leg at school

 September 11, 2014; Updated: 12:27 pm

Officials say a Utah elementary school teacher who was carrying a concealed firearm at school accidentally shot herself in the leg when the weapon discharged in a faculty bathroom.


Changes surround 9/11 anniversary commemoration

 September 11, 2014; Updated: 6:45 am

A solemn reading of the names. Moments of silence to mark the precise times of tragedy. Stifled sobs of those still mourning.


Scientists say the ozone layer is beginning to recover

 September 11, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Washington - Earth's protective ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, a U.N. scientific panel reported Wednesday in a rare piece of...


UPDATED: Arrests as Ferguson protesters plan shutdown

 September 10, 2014; Updated: 6:13 pm


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