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US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

April 24, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

Deputy Attorney General James Cole concludes his news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Cole announced the new standards that will be considered in deciding whether to recommend clemency for certain non-violent drug prisoners. Wednesday’s announcement is part of an ongoing effort to trim the nation’s...

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Teen missed Africa, had no clue he was in Maui

April 23, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

CORRECTS AGE OF BOY TO 15 INSTEAD OF 16 – People make their way into Terminal A at Mineta San Jose International Airport near the Hawaiian Airlines gates Monday, April 21, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. A 15-year-old boy scrambled over a fence at the...

Rail safety effort marred by squabbling

April 23, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Dec. 11, 2013 file photo shows National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chair Deborah Hersman speaking in Washington. An effort by government and industry to make the tank cars used to ship crude oil and ethanol safer, spurred by a series...

Party a century in the making for Wrigley Field

April 23, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

Baseball fans wait to enter Wrigley Field on the 100th anniversary of the first baseball game at the ballpark, before a game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) CHICAGO (AP)...

At mudslide scene, Obama mourns with survivors

April 23, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama speaks to first responders, recovery workers and community members at the Oso Fire Department in Oso, Wash., Tuesday, April 22, 2014, the site of the deadly mudslide that struck the community in March. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) OSO,...

Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, concerned

April 23, 2014 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

Videojournalists set up outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, April 22, 2104. The court is hearing arguments between Aereo, Inc., an internet startup company that gives subscribers access to broadcast television on their laptops and other...

FBI investigates suspected serial child molester

April 23, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

This combination of photos provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows William James Vahey in 2013, left, and 2004. The FBI is asking for help to identify at least 90 victims of Vahey’s, a suspected serial child predator who worked in American...

Indian film awards arrive in Tampa, Fla., but why?

April 23, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This July 6, 2013 file photo shows Bollywood actors Sridevi and Prabhu Deva, left in yellow, performing during the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards in Macau. The IIFA is holding its annual awards ceremony in Tampa this week. The...

Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core goal

April 22, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

Swan Lockett stands for a photo in the doorway of her Houston apartment, Monday, April 21, 2014. Lockett said she was unable to get an affordable health care plan on the federal marketplace. The federal health care overhaul is providing coverage for millions...

In show of defiance, 32,000 run Boston Marathon

April 22, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

Double amputee Celeste Corcoran, center, a victim of last year’s bombings, reaches the finish line of the 118th Boston Marathon, Monday, April 21, 2014, in Boston, with the aid her sister Carmen Acabbo, left, and daughter Sydney, right, who was also...