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Mar 5, 2015

Roberts, Obamacare savior in 2012, seems inscrutable this time

U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts, who cast the decisive vote in 2012 to beat back the first major challenge to President Barack Obama’s health care law, kept his cards close on Wednesday. And the man who occupies the center chair on the Supreme Court’s ...

Tsarnaev's lawyer admits client carried out Boston bombing

Mar 5, 2015

Tsarnaev's lawyer admits client carried out Boston bombing

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went on trial for his life Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing with his own lawyer bluntly telling the jury he did it. But she argued that he had fallen under the evil influence of his older brother. Judy Clarke, one of ...

Abbott attends vigil for Indonesia death-row inmates

Mar 5, 2015

Abbott attends vigil for Indonesia death-row inmates

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott attended an impromptu candlelight vigil outside the country’s parliament in Canberra on Thursday for two Australian drug smugglers who face execution in Indonesia. The vigil, which was also attended by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and opposition Labor Party leader ...

Mar 4, 2015

Jamaica girl chopped to death by attacker at her home

A 14-year-old Jamaican girl has been chopped to death in the yard of her family’s home as she got ready for school. Authorities say Kayalicia Simpson was killed early Tuesday in the eastern parish of St. Thomas. The teenager had apparently left the house ...

Mar 4, 2015

Execution with nitrogen gas approved by Oklahoma House

Oklahoma would become the first U.S. state to allow the execution of death-row inmates using nitrogen gas under a bill overwhelmingly approved on Tuesday by the state House of Representatives. The House voted 85-10 for the bill by Oklahoma City Republican Rep. Mike Christian, ...

Kenya destroys 15 tons of ivory taken from poachers

Mar 4, 2015

Kenya destroys 15 tons of ivory taken from poachers

Kenya’s president set fire to 15 tons of elephant tusks during World Wildlife Day Tuesday to discourage poaching and trade in ivory. Twenty-five years since ivory trade was banned, new demand from emerging markets threatens Africa’s elephants and rhinos, President Uhuru Kenyatta said at ...

Ex-CIA chief Petraeus to plead guilty, admits giving mistress secrets

Mar 4, 2015

Ex-CIA chief Petraeus to plead guilty, admits giving mistress secrets

Former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to plead guilty to mishandling classified information, with the retired four-star general admitting to giving eight “black books” full of such data to a military mistress who was writing his biography. Petraeus, 62, will plead guilty to ...

Agents target industry helping Chinese women have U.S. babies

Mar 4, 2015

Agents target industry helping Chinese women have U.S. babies

Federal agents searched more than a dozen homes Tuesday in a crackdown on so-called maternity tourism operators who arrange for pregnant Chinese women to give birth in the U.S., where their babies automatically become American citizens. The crackdown on three alleged maternity tourism rings ...

Mar 3, 2015

Sex offender who fled Canada for Seattle arrested in rape

A high-risk sex offender who fled Canada for Seattle has been arrested in the rape of a 69-year-old woman, authorities said Monday. Michael Sean Stanley, 49, made news reports in 2013 when he cut off an electronic-monitoring ankle bracelet and crossed the U.S. border ...