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Saturday, February 14, 2015
New US defense chief could collide with White House
Ashton Carter, a hard-charging intellectual known for blunt talk, was confirmed as U.S. defense secretary Thursday, and he could soon find himself at odds with a White House that clashed with previous Pentagon chiefs.
U.S. President Barack Obama, responding to unprecedented data breaches and cyberattacks, is trying to spark alliances between policymakers who want to regulate the online world and tech innovators who traditionally shun federal government bureaucracies.
The director of the FBI acknowledged racial bias in U.S. law enforcement and the need to address the problem Thursday, in an unusually candid speech on police relations with black America.
A U.S. mother pleaded guilty on Thursday to killing six of her newborns and storing their bodies in the garage, bringing a case prosecutors called uniquely heinous closer to resolution.
By posting online all of his personal emails from his eight years as Florida's governor, Jeb Bush sought to show himself as a tech-savvy executive, in touch with constituents and an active administrator.
Friday, February 13, 2015
Parking dispute sparks slaying of three Muslims in North Carolina
Police on Thursday were trying to determine whether hate played any role in the killing of three Muslims a day earlier, a crime they said was sparked by a neighbor's long-simmering anger over parking and noise inside their condominium complex.
U.S. retail sales fell sharply last month as gas prices plummeted and auto sales slowed. But excluding those volatile categories, Americans stepped up their spending a bit.
One day after U.S. President Barack Obama sent Congress legislation backing the use of military force against Islamic State militants, he's still searching for his first outright supporter for the measure.
Baghdad has not requested foreign ground forces to battle the Islamic State group, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jafaari said Thursday after Barack Obama called for military operations that stop short of a full-scale invasion.
'American Sniper' killer mentally ill: attorney
A former Marine on trial for killing the U.S. Navy Seal whose story inspired Oscar-nominated blockbuster “American Sniper” was so mentally ill he did not know what he was doing, a Texas court heard Wednesday.
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