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Soldiers, airmen suspended over hospital attack

posted: 11/26/2015 3:48 a.m. Discuss

U.S. soldiers and airmen who carried out a strike on an Afghanistan hospital, leaving dozens of civilians dead, violated U.S. rules of engagement and have been suspended to await disciplinary action, military officials said Wednesday.

Protesters urge shopping-district shutdown

posted: 11/26/2015 3:45 a.m. Comment 1

Small groups of demonstrators gathered again Wednesday to protest the death of a black teen shot by a white police officer.

Hundreds mourn for man shot by Minneapolis police

posted: 11/26/2015 3:43 a.m. Discuss

A steady stream of mourners entered a north Minneapolis church on Wednesday to pay their respects to a man whose death in a confrontation with police sparked more than a week of protests. Meanwhile, charges were pending against three men suspected in a melee that left five protesters with gunshot wounds.

U.S.-recognition reset heartens coastal tribes

posted: 11/26/2015 3:41 a.m. Discuss

Giovanni Santini has done just about all he could to prove he's an American Indian over the decades he's lived in his Louisiana bayou town -- even fighting with his fists to defend his bloodline with the Houma tribe.

LA broadens counterterrorism efforts

posted: 11/26/2015 3:40 a.m. Discuss

Counterterrorism efforts in Southern California have long focused on the region's landmarks. Los Angeles International Airport was the intended target of a terrorist driving a vehicle filled with explosives in 2000. The U.S. Bank tower in Los Angeles was mentioned in al-Qaida documents as a possible mark for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. And, of course, there's Disneyland.

Texas sentence life in neighbor killing

posted: 11/26/2015 3:39 a.m. Discuss

A jury has sentenced a Houston-area man to life in prison for killing his neighbor during an argument over loud music.

Rubio tweaks stance on abortion

posted: 11/26/2015 3:37 a.m. Discuss

When Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio staked out his position on abortion in the first GOP debate, Hillary Rodham Clinton took notice.

In N.J. bridge-shut case, finger pointed

posted: 11/26/2015 3:29 a.m. Discuss

The attorney for one of the defendants in the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing case claims it was his client’s ex-colleague who gave the order for the closures to coincide with the first day of school.

2015 on pace for record-hot year

posted: 11/26/2015 3:25 a.m. Discuss

Because of global warming and a strong El Nino, Earth's weather this year is torching the annual heat record, the World Meteorological Organization announced Wednesday.

Ex-spy's long career the stuff of legend

posted: 11/26/2015 3:23 a.m. Discuss

Hugh Montgomery never wrote a memoir. That just wasn't done among his generation of spies.

Balkans join U.S., EU in push to control migrants at borders

posted: 11/26/2015 3:21 a.m. Discuss

Former Balkan rivals Wednesday pledged joint efforts with the United States and the European Union in protecting European borders from a record surge of asylum seekers. The pledge comes as fears arise that Islamic militants are among the influx of migrants.

The nation in brief

updated: 11/26/2015 3:10 a.m. Discuss

Newborn found in NYC church's manger NEW YORK -- New York City police are searching for whomever left a newborn baby with the umbilical cord still attached in the Christmas manger at a New York City church.Mississippi drug plotter gets 23 years

Names and faces

updated: 11/26/2015 3:08 a.m. Discuss

President Barack Obama recognized 17 Americans with the nation's highest civilian award on Tuesday, including the first black woman elected to Congress, one of the greatest catchers in baseball history and a Funny Girl. "Today we celebrate some extraordinary people: innovators, artists and leaders who contribute to America's strength as a nation," Obama said.

In the news

posted: 11/26/2015 3:07 a.m. Discuss

Martina Wlodarski, 65, of Springdale Township, Pa., was ordered to pay $600 to cover the damage she caused when she threw a rock at her neighbor's 3.5-pound drone, hitting it and causing the remote-controlled aircraft to crash.

Huckabee recuperating after surgery on knee

posted: 11/26/2015 2:57 a.m. Discuss

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is recovering after undergoing knee surgery Wednesday, a spokesman said.




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