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Teenager sought to kill family, bomb schools

Teenager sought to kill family, bomb schools

Authorities said Thursday that they prevented an “unimaginable tragedy” by foiling a teenager’s elaborate plot to kill his family and bomb the junior and senior high school in the southern…

Sexual assault reports up by 50 percent in military

Sexual assault reports up by 50 percent in military

Reports by members of the military of sexual assaults jumped by an unprecedented 50 percent last year, in what Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel declared a “clear threat” to both male…

Feds probing 55 colleges over sexual assaults

Feds probing 55 colleges over sexual assaults

Some of the 55 colleges and universities facing federal investigation for their handling of sexual abuse allegations say they’re cooperating with the U.S. Education Department, though few are offering details…

Two top Pentagon intel officials quit amid spat

Two top Pentagon intel officials quit amid spat

The three-star Army general who has headed the Defense Intelligence Agency for less than two years is being nudged aside amid conflict within the agency and between the general and…

Citing ‘religious freedom’ to fight gay marriage bans

Citing ‘religious freedom’ to fight gay marriage bans

A coalition of clergy members is challenging North Carolina’s constitutional ban on gay marriage with an unusual approach in a federal lawsuit: They say it violates their religious freedom. The…

Supremes looking at ‘no warrant’ cell phone searches

Supremes looking at ‘no warrant’ cell phone searches

The Supreme Court is considering whether police may search cellphones found on people they arrest without first getting a warrant. The court’s latest foray into the issue of privacy in…

Does use of ‘big data’ bring big discrimination?

Does use of  ‘big data’ bring big discrimination?

A White House review of how the government and private sector use large sets of data has found that such information could be used to discriminate against Americans on issues…

Why do more and more renounce US citizenship?

Why do more and more renounce US citizenship?

Inside the long-awaited package, six pages of government paperwork dryly affirmed Carol Tapanila’s anxious request. But when Tapanila slipped the contents from the brown envelope, she saw there was something…

A drop in active duty military suicides, but…

A drop in active duty military suicides, but…

Suicides across the military dropped by more than 15 percent last year, but new detailed data reveals an increase in the number of Army National Guard and Reserve soldiers who…

Calorie warnings will soon get in your face

Calorie warnings will soon get in your face

Diners could soon see calorie counts on the menus of chain restaurants. But will they be able to get that same clear information at grocery stores, convenience stores, movie theaters…