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May 29, 2013

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1. SYRIA OPPOSITION URGES EU TO SEND ARMS TO REBELS

The Syrian National Coalition's call comes after Europe's decision to let the Syrian arms embargo expire.

2. BACHMANN TO MAKE THIS TERM HER LAST

The tea party favorite from Minnesota says she will not run again in the U.S. House in 2014, saying inquiries into her presidential campaign's finances didn't affect her decision.

3. 7 CHARGED IN LARGEST MONEY LAUNDERING SCHEME EVER

The Costa Rican-based Liberty Reserve "became the bank of choice for the criminal underworld," a prosecutor said of the $6 billion scheme.

4. WHO'S THE FAMILY BREADWINNER

A record number of American women — 40 percent — are the only or main earner in households with children, up from 11 percent in 1960.

5. WHAT'S BOOSTING THE US ECONOMY

Surging home values, a brighter job market and record-setting stock prices propelled consumer confidence to its highest level since 2008.

6. WHO PUT CHINESE NEWBORN IN SEWER PIPE

A 22-year-old woman who raised the initial alarm about the trapped newborn later told police she was the baby's mother and delivered him in a toilet.

7. EXPLOSION IN MARYLAND RATTLED HOMES, SPEWED SMOKE FOR MILES

A CSX freight train, some carrying hazardous materials, crashed into a trash truck, derailed and caught fire. Only one person was seriously hurt.

8. ARIZONA MOTHER OF SEVEN CHARGED WITH MARIJUANA SMUGGLING

Yanira Maldonado, 42, was jailed in Mexico after soldiers inspected the bus she was riding on and reported finding nearly 12 pounds of marijuana.

9. EX- NFL STAR POINTS TO BIEBER IN RECKLESS DRIVING CASE

Keyshawn Johnson complained that the pop star frequently speeds in their California gated community.

10. PACERS CHALLENGE NBA CHAMPIONS

Indiana's Roy Hibbert had 23 points as the Pacers rallied late to beat Miami 99-92, tying the Eastern Conference final series at 2-2.

 

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  • Police: Utah woman gave birth at home

    A Utah woman accused of concealing seven pregnancies before strangling or suffocating her newborns gave birth each time in her home, authorities said Wednesday.

    Investigators have determined that Megan Huntsman, 39, did not go to a hospital to have the babies, Pleasant Grove Police Capt. Mike Roberts said. He didn't say if anybody helped her give birth.

    April 16, 2014

  • Classes resume at high school rocked by stabbings

    Classes resumed Wednesday at a Pittsburgh-area high school where authorities said a student stabbed or slashed 21 others and a security guard a week ago while rampaging through a hallway with two kitchen knives.

    Before school began, some students gathered at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday on the football field behind Franklin Regional High School to pray and to support one another.

    April 16, 2014

  • Victimized by the 'marriage penalty'

    In a few short months, I'll pass the milestone that every little girl dreams of: the day she swears - before family and God, in sickness and in health, all in the name of love - that she's willing to pay a much higher tax rate.

    April 16, 2014

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

    April 16, 2014

  • Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter Calif. killings SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring system should have done more to prev

    April 16, 2014

  • Smithsonian Tyrannosaurus Rex-15 [Duplicate] T. rex gets new home in Smithsonian WASHINGTON -- More than 100 years after dinosaurs were first displayed on the National Mall, T. rex -- the king -- is joining the Smithsonian collection after a 2,000-mile journey from Montana. Paleontologists and curators unveiled parts of a nearly

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Medical Marijuana [Duplicate] Medical pot measure could boost Florida Democrats MIAMI -- Tied to an unpopular president and his signature health care law, Democrats in the nation's largest swing state see medical marijuana as a potential antidote to political malaise in this year's midterm elections. Party operatives are pushing

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Old Social Security debts get reprieved WASHINGTON -- People with old Social Security debts are getting a reprieve -- for now. The Social Security Administration had been participating in a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments tha

    April 16, 2014

  • treadmill-very-fast.jpg Tax deduction for a gym membership?

    April marks another tax season when millions of Americans will deduct expenses related to home ownership, children and education from their annual tax bill. These deductions exist because of their perceived value to society; they encourage behaviors that keep the wheels of the economy turning. So why shouldn't the tax code be revised to reward preventive health?

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • US anti-Semitic attacks down before Kansas deaths

    A group monitoring anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. cautiously noted a sharp decline in such incidents less than two weeks before the fatal shootings over the weekend outside two Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City.

    April 15, 2014

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