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Names and faces

posted: 09/01/2015 5:11 a.m. Discuss

Perhaps overshadowed by the Nicki Minaj-Miley Cyrus feud, Kanye West tried to become the take-home story of Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards by announcing that he will seek the nation’s highest office six years from now.

Clinton emails raise no red flags

posted: 09/01/2015 5:07 a.m. Comments 16

Experts in government secrecy law said they see almost no possibility of criminal action against Hillary Rodham Clinton or her top aides in connection with now-classified information sent over unsecure email while she was secretary of state, based on the public evidence thus far.

Obama takes climate push to Alaska

posted: 09/01/2015 5:06 a.m. Discuss

President Barack Obama's administration made an urgent appeal Monday for global commitments to address climate change, cautioning at an international conference in Alaska that the consequences that have hit the Arctic will soon engulf the world unless more is done to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.

The nation in brief: Scope of hold on EPA rule to be argued

posted: 09/01/2015 5:05 a.m. Discuss

A federal judge in North Dakota is allowing arguments over the scope of his injunction blocking a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some smaller waterways.

Treasurer gathers input for face on $10 bill

posted: 09/01/2015 4:38 a.m. Discuss

Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony were the names most mentioned Monday as women who should be considered for a redesigned $10 bill during a meeting with U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios.

Getting it straight

posted: 09/01/2015 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Reveille IX, a female collie, is the mascot of Texas A&M University. Because of incorrect information from The Associated Press, the wrong Roman numerals were used in the dog's name in a photo caption published Sunday.

U.S. crafts China cybertheft plan

posted: 08/31/2015 5:05 a.m. Discuss

President Barack Obama's administration is developing a package of unprecedented economic sanctions against Chinese companies and individuals who have benefited from their government's cybertheft of valuable U.S. trade secrets.

In the news

posted: 08/31/2015 4:54 a.m. Discuss

Nabih Berri, Lebanon’s Parliament speaker, vowed to hold high-level talks to try to end political gridlock that has been a target of anti-government protests since the government closed a major landfill without opening an alternative, causing garbage to pile up in Beirut, the capital.

Craven, 76, director of horror films, dies

posted: 08/31/2015 4:51 a.m. Discuss

Wes Craven, the prolific writer-director who thrilled audiences with iconic and bloody suburban slashers like "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream" that made his name synonymous with horror, has died. He was 76.

Houston suspect's rap sheet long

posted: 08/31/2015 4:50 a.m. Comments 2

The man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff's deputy had a lengthy criminal record going back a decade, but never spent more than short stints in jail.

Rising waters erode Alaska isle, town

posted: 08/31/2015 4:34 a.m. Discuss

In a town of 403 residents 83 miles above the Arctic Circle, beaches are disappearing, ice is melting, temperatures are rising, and the barrier reef Kivalina calls home gets smaller and smaller with every storm.

Milwaukee mayor: Cameras on police by 2017

posted: 08/31/2015 4:33 a.m. Discuss

The mayor of Milwaukee has proposed that all street police officers wear body cameras by the end of 2016, Mayor Tom Barrett announced Sunday.

The nation in brief: Texas school takes down Davis statue

posted: 08/31/2015 4:32 a.m. Discuss

A statue of Jefferson Davis was removed from its pedestal Sunday on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, days after a court rejected an appeal from a Confederate heritage group.

Noteworthy Deaths: Chronicler of bizarre neuological cases

posted: 08/31/2015 3:50 a.m. Discuss

Dr. Oliver Sacks, whose books like "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" probed distant ranges of human experience by compassionately portraying people with severe and sometimes bizarre neurological conditions, has died. He was 82.

10 years, still Katrina tears

posted: 08/30/2015 5:53 a.m. Discuss

As church bells rang to mark a decade since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, an 80-year-old woman wept softly into a tissue.

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