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'Lynda's List' keeps Clintons up on friends in state

posted: 09/01/2014 3:14 a.m. Discuss

While Bill and Hillary Clinton were vacationing in August at their rented mansion on a scenic bluff in the Hamptons, they read a flurry of email updates from an earlier life.

Kentucky town remembers its war dead

posted: 09/01/2014 3:13 a.m. Discuss

LONDON, Ky. -- On an unseasonably cool August day, Zola Hamlin pulled up to a small cemetery on the outskirts of town, saluted the headstone of her fallen grandson and offered a somber thought for the parents and grandparents of future soldiers who might get caught again in an Iraq war.

Lawmakers cite Islamic State risk

posted: 09/01/2014 3:12 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil.

Civilians trained for '50s Soviet invasion

posted: 09/01/2014 3:11 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show.

Penalties blocked for abortion law

posted: 09/01/2014 3:09 a.m. Discuss

BATON ROUGE -- A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law, but lawyers disagree about whether his order covers doctors at all five of the state's abortion clinics or only those at three clinics whose lawsuit challenges the measure.

The nation in brief

posted: 09/01/2014 2:58 a.m. Discuss

Small-plane crash kills 5 near Denver

In the News

posted: 09/01/2014 2:56 a.m. Discuss

President Barack Obama and his family took time out to attend the wedding of the first family's longtime chef and friend, Sam Kass, to MSNBC host Alex Wagner at a restaurant in Pocantico Hills, N.Y.

Names and Faces

posted: 09/01/2014 2:56 a.m. Discuss

Al Pacino made two trips up the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday, with a pair of movies about aging, regret, giving up and letting go.

Islamic State messaging bloody, but cutting-edge

posted: 08/31/2014 5:55 a.m. Discuss

The extremists who have seized large parts of Syria and Iraq have riveted the world's attention with their military prowess and unrestrained brutality. But Western intelligence services are also worried about their command of seemingly less lethal weapons: cutting-edge videos, video shot from drones and multilingual Twitter messages.

Designer pigs tipping scales at state fairs

posted: 08/31/2014 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Tiffany LaRue, 17, had not been lucky with her pigs this year. One had its placenta detach, killing the embryos. Another was supposed to have been pregnant when she bought her, but wasn't. Another, LaRue said, just simply didn't take.

Ferguson marks 3 weeks since 18-year-old killed

posted: 08/31/2014 5:42 a.m. Discuss

A few hundred people again gathered in Ferguson on Saturday afternoon to remember Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer three weeks ago that day, and draw attention to what they say is just the beginning of a national discourse about police tactics and race.

Democrats invoke death in Ferguson to mobilize black vote

posted: 08/31/2014 5:42 a.m. Discuss

With their Senate majority imperiled, Democrats are trying to mobilize black voters angered by the shooting in Ferguson, Mo., to help them retain control of at least one chamber of Congress for President Barack Obama's final two years in office.

Corvette-gulping hole to be filled in

posted: 08/31/2014 5:39 a.m. Discuss

A large sinkhole that swallowed eight prized sports cars won’t be a permanent attraction at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.

End-of-life-care discussions making a comeback

posted: 08/31/2014 5:38 a.m. Comments 2

Five years after it exploded into a political conflagration over "death panels," the issue of paying doctors to talk to patients about end-of-life care is making a comeback, and such sessions might be covered for the 50 million Americans on Medicare as early as next year.

Only 2.6% in construction field women

posted: 08/31/2014 5:37 a.m. Discuss

Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour. Now, at 36, she's back in the classroom -- in safety glasses and a T-shirt -- learning to be a carpenter.

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