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‘American Sniper’ jurors: Ex-Marine knew right from wrong

STEPHENVILLE, Texas – Jurors who rejected an insanity defense and convicted a former Marine in the deaths of famed “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle and … Full story    

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Rabbi feels at home building bridges at Catholic high school

PITTSBURGH – Even wearing his yarmulke and a visitor’s badge, Rabbi Ronald Symons felt at home at the Catholic high school in Coraopolis, near Pittsburgh. … Full story    

Holocaust Survivor Band plays the music of their youth

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – They’re almost 90, survived the Holocaust and love to play music together, so why not? Saul Dreier and Reuben Sosnowicz, nostalgic … Full story    
Updated 6 hours ago

Muslim group: ‘Jihadi John,’ killer of NH journalist James Foley, resembles man who grew up in UK

LONDON – A British-accented militant who has appeared in beheading videos released by the Islamic State group in Syria bears “striking similarities” to a man … Full story    
Updated 6 hours ago

Afghanistan avalanche toll rises to 165 amid rescue efforts

KABUL, Afghanistan – The number of people killed in a massive avalanche in a mountain-bound valley in northeastern Afghanistan rose on Thursday to 165 as … Full story    
Updated 6 hours ago

Pot fight between DC Mayor, Congress could cost the city

WASHINGTON – The new mayor of the nation’s capital was hoping to get along fine with Republicans on Capitol Hill. Instead, they’ve threatened her with … Full story    
Updated 6 hours ago

2 loose llamas lassoed after running amok near Phoenix

PHOENIX – Two quick-footed llamas that dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement community were captured by authorities Thursday, causing a stir … Full story    
Updated 6 hours ago

‘American Sniper’ jurors: Ex-Marine knew right from wrong

STEPHENVILLE, Texas – Jurors who rejected an insanity defense and convicted a former Marine in the deaths of famed “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle and … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Senate Dems agree to GOP plan to fund Homeland Department

WASHINGTON – Senate Democrats on Wednesday signed onto a Republican agreement to fund the Homeland Security Department without the immigration provisions opposed by President Barack … Full story    
Updated yesterday

3 Al-Jazeera journalists arrested for flying drone in Paris

PARIS – Three Al-Jazeera journalists have been arrested for illegally flying a drone in Paris Wednesday, after unidentified drones flew over the Eiffel Tower and … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Governor’s Medicaid expansion plan may have hit dead end

SALT LAKE CITY – Gov. Gary Herbert’s trimmed-down plan for expanding Medicaid appears to have hit a dead end at the state Capitol. Hours after … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Justices appear to favor Muslim denied job over headscarf

WASHINGTON (AP) — Have you heard the one about the Sikh, the Hasidic Jew, the Muslim and the nun who walked into a job interview? … Full story    
Updated yesterday

3 nabbed in NYC, Florida in plot to join Islamic State group

NEW YORK – Three men were arrested Wednesday on charges of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group and wage war … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Diversity champ Dori J. Maynard changed American journalism

SAN FRANCISCO – When Dori J. Maynard was asked what her middle initial “J’’ stood for, she didn’t miss a beat in answering. “Journalism,” she … Full story    
Updated yesterday

In a bind, Republicans offer vote on Homeland Security bill

WASHINGTON – A partial agency shutdown looming, Senate Republicans offered Tuesday to permit a vote on Homeland Security funding legislation stripped of immigration provisions backed … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Bolivian grandmothers stay fit with handball

Dozens of traditional Aymara grandmothers ease many of the aches and pains of aging by practicing a sport that is decidedly untraditional in Bolivia – … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

European cruise giant Viking plans Mississippi River tours

NEW ORLEANS – European river cruise giant Viking, already gaining a high profile in the United States with its sponsorship of popular PBS television shows, … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Kerry defends Iran negotiations before Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) – Secretary of State John Kerry told wary lawmakers on Tuesday that it was premature to criticize nuclear negotiations with Iran before any … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Justice Dept.: No federal charges in Trayvon Martin death

MIAMI (AP) – George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin in a 2012 confrontation with the teenager, will not face … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

UK police believe 3 missing schoolgirls have entered Syria

LONDON (AP) — Police investigating the disappearance of three British schoolgirls said Tuesday they believe the teenagers are no longer in Turkey and have crossed … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Impasse in Senate on Homeland budget bill as shutdown looms

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama warned Monday that states will feel the pain of a Homeland Security Department shutdown if Congress can’t break an impasse … Full story    
Published:  February 24, 2015

Girl suicide bomber kills 5 in northeastern Nigerian market

POTISKUM, Nigeria – A girl as young as 10 blew herself up in a busy market in northeastern Nigeria, killing herself and four others, and … Full story    
Published:  February 24, 2015

Alabama woman set for trial in granddaughter’s running death

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) – A prosecutor calls Joyce Hardin Garrard the “drill sergeant from hell,” a woman so mean she made her 9-year-old granddaughter run … Full story    
Published:  February 24, 2015