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Panel Questions Clinton Aide

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Washington — A senior member of Hillary Clinton’s inner circle testified Friday before a House panel investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Libya as a nasty spat erupted between a Republican staffer and a Democratic lawmaker who insists it’s time for the committee to disband. Jake Sullivan, a former policy director and deputy chief of staff under Clinton at the State Department, was questioned by the panel in a daylong …

For Couch Potatoes, Vitamin C Mimics Exercise

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Overweight and obese people who take a high-dose of supplementary vitamin C daily may get some of the cardiovascular benefits of exercise without the exercise, new research has found. In a small trial that recruited sedentary adults who were overweight or obese, study participants who took 500 milligrams of vitamin C daily saw equal improvement in blood vessel tone — a key measure …

New Details Emerge About Reported Nazi Treasure Train

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Two men who claim to have located a Nazi train laden with treasure that reportedly went missing in the last days of World War II came forward Friday in a Polish television interview and disclosed new details of their alleged feat. Andreas Richter, a German, and Polish citizen Piotr Koper appeared on TVP-Info, identifying themselves for the first time as the men whose …

Earth Has 3 Trillion Trees

Thursday, September 3, 2015

How many trees are there on planet Earth? A new study estimates the number at somewhere around 3.04 trillion. That’s about 400 trees for every person. And while that may seem like a lot, the researchers say that before humans began clearing forests, the Earth was home to …

Search Ongoing in Ill. Officer’s Death

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Fox Lake, Ill. — Authorities broadened the hunt Wednesday for three suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of a popular Illinois police officer, even as they acknowledged that they had no indication the men were still in the area where the slaying happened. After an intensive 14-hour “grid …

Obama Gets Iran Votes

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Washington — President Obama scored a major foreign policy victory Wednesday after securing enough votes in the Senate to preserve the nuclear deal with Iran, which has come under intense criticism from Republicans and some Democrats. The agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions, struck by international negotiators in …

CVS Cigarette Ban Led to Drop In Sales Among Other Retailers

Thursday, September 3, 2015

A year after CVS, one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, decided to stop selling cigarettes, it said its decision has led to a decrease in cigarette sales across all retailers in 13 states. In data being released today, CVS said its action resulted in a 1 percent …

Obama Crosses Arctic Circle

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Kotzebue, Alaska — President Obama crossed the Arctic Circle on Wednesday in a first by a sitting U.S. president, telling residents in a far-flung Alaska village that their plight should be the world’s wake-up call on global warming. …

Judge Orders Ky. Clerk To Court After She Again Denies Marriage Licenses

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Morehead, Ky. — A county clerk who invoked “God’s authority” as she defied the U.S. Supreme Court yet again on gay marriage Tuesday refused to resign and now must face a federal judge who could impose fines or …

Veteran Cop, Father of 4 Slain in Ill.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Chicago — The Fox Lake, Ill., police officer shot and killed while chasing three suspects Tuesday morning was a 30-year veteran of the force who went by the nickname “G.I. Joe” and was married with four children, according to police and family. “He’s got four sons who are …

Obama Takes to Trail on Alaska Trip

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Seward, Alaska — As President Obama makes his biggest sustained public push yet on fighting climate change, he and top aides seem to be realizing that they need their own theatrics. Six months ago, a leading Republican skeptic …

Study: College Kids Prefer Pot Over Cigs

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Daily marijuana use among U.S. college students is rising, and, for the first time since data has been collected, their use of pot has surpassed cigarette smoking, according to a new national survey. In 2014, 5.9 percent of college students were smoking marijuana daily or near-daily. That compares …

Rail Halted to Stop Migrants

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Brussels — Overwhelmed by thousands of asylum-seekers, Hungarian authorities Tuesday briefly halted rail traffic from their nation’s main train station, the latest blow to a borderless movement in Europe. Police authorities triggered chaos when they shuttered Budapest’s grand fin-de-siecle train station for hours on Tuesday, stopping rail traffic …