Obama to people of New Orleans: You inspire me, and America

Obama to people of New Orleans: You inspire me, and America

Visiting residents on tidy porch stoops and sampling the fried chicken at a corner restaurant, President Barack Obama held out the people of New Orleans on Thursday as an extraordinary example of renewal and resilience 10 years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

Healthful lunch campaign is leading to wasted fruits and veggies

Children are taking more healthful items — and tossing them, study said.

Ex-NBA star Darryl Dawkins, aka 'Chocolate Thunder' has died

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2 rescued from The Venetian hotel-casino's canal

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Hawaii Supreme Court hears Mauna Kea telescope case

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Police badges in Louisiana are banded with black ribbons more than usual this year, a grim reminder that officer deaths are on the rise with two killings just this week alone.
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Fiorina moves to secure spot in second GOP debate

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The Latest on TV shooting: AG joins hundreds for vigil

The latest on the on-air killing of two TV station employees in Virginia (all times local):
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Clinton's handling of e-mail issue prompts concern

Some Democrats say she hasn’t treated the issue seriously enough.
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Woman gives birth to conjoined twins in Colorado

A Colorado hospital where a Minnesota woman gave birth to conjoined twins said Thursday that one of the babies died after a complicated five-hour separation procedure.
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Archdiocese puts Roseville priest on leave after abuse allegation

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has put a Roseville priest on leave after receiving what it is calling a credible allegation that he sexually abused a minor in the 1980s.

Jury wants life sentence for man who killed 5 in Denver bar

A man convicted of stabbing five people to death at a Denver bar and setting the business on fire will not be executed and instead will serve a lifelong prison sentence, a jury decided Thursday.

Frank E. Petersen Jr., first black Marine aviator, dies

Frank E. Petersen Jr., the first black aviator and brigadier general in Marine Corps, has died.

ACLU sues to block sweeping Nevada education funding program

A Nevada education funding program that's considered the nation's broadest school choice initiative attracted its first legal challenge Thursday, with three civil liberties groups saying it violates the state constitution by releasing public funds to religious schools.

Ag secretary promises more sage grouse spending across West

The federal government plans to spend more than $200 million over the next three years on programs to protect greater sage grouse in Western states — regardless of whether the bird receives federal protections, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.
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Clinton likens GOP's views on women to those of terrorists

Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday drew parallels between terrorist organizations and the field of Republican candidates for president when it comes to their views on women, telling an Ohio audience her potential GOP rivals were pushing "out-of-date" policies.

Police: Man pretended to be officer to get unprotected sex

Authorities say a South Florida man told a prostitute that he was a police officer and that he would arrest her if she refused to have sex without a condom.

Firefighters holding their own against giant wildfire

Firefighters were holding their own Thursday against the largest wildfire on record in Washington state, even as rising temperatures and increased winds stoked the flames.
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On-air shooter threatened to make 'headlines,' showed anger

On the day he was fired from a Virginia TV station, Vester Flanagan pressed a wooden cross into his boss' hand as two police officers walked him to the door. "You'll need this," he said.
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Lawyer: Former franchisee alerted Subway ad exec about Fogle

A former franchisee alerted an executive in charge of Subway's advertising in 2008 about her concerns about pitchman Jared Fogle, according to her lawyer.

Rubio says strength is only way to maintain peace with China

The United States must bolster its military, push for more free trade and hold China far more accountable on human rights, Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio writes in an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal.

NJ teacher who was late for work 111 times keeps job

An elementary school teacher has been allowed to keep his job even though he was late for work 111 times over a two-year period.
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