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Social Security halts effort to collect old debts

April 15, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Social Security Administration is suspending a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments that happened more than a decade ago. more »»

Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA revelations

April 15, 2014 NEW YORK — The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. more »»

Questions linger year after Boston Marathon bombs

April 15, 2014 BOSTON — A surveillance video shows a man prosecutors say is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev placing a bomb near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, just yards from where an 8-year-old boy was killed when it... more »»

Ukraine struggles as east slips out of its control

April 15, 2014 HORLIVKA, Ukraine — The fuel is local, but the matches are Russian. That in a nutshell is how the insurgency threatening the survival of Ukraine as a unified state is increasingly unfoldin. more »»

Blast at bus station in Nigerian capital kills 72

April 15, 2014 ABUJA, Nigeria — Suspected Islamic militants struck in the heart of Nigeria on Monday with a massive rush-hour bomb blast at a bus station that killed at least 72 people and wounded 164 in the... more »»

Syrian troops choke off rebels north of Damascus

April 15, 2014 MAALOULA, Syria — Syrian troops triumphantly swept through some of the last remaining opposition strongholds north of Damascus, including a much coveted ancient Christian hamlet, sending rebel... more »»

Missing Malaysia jet search area too deep for submarine

April 15, 2014 PERTH, Australia — The search area for the missing Malaysian jet has proved too deep for a robotic submarine which was hauled back to the surface of the Indian Ocean less than half way through its... more »»

French school carries out DNA dragnet in rape case

April 15, 2014 PARIS — French investigators began taking DNA samples Monday from 527 male students and staff at a high school — including boys as young as 14 — as they searched for the assailant who raped a teenag... more »»

911 operators thanked this week

April 14, 2014 This week is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week designated to thank 911 operators for their service. more »»

‘A leader by example’ in Hoglan Elementary

April 14, 2014 Hoglan Elementary School fourth grade teacher Ryan Burke said Daniel Morales is a student that comes from a family that values education and it shows on a daily basis in the classroom. more »»

Nebraska man to portray ‘Rough Rider’ president

April 14, 2014 A decorated veteran has found success in a second career doing costumed reenactments of the late President Theodore Roosevelt and other historical figures. Darrel Draper is an Auburn, Neb. more »»

Senate panel likely to continue, broaden inquiry

April 14, 2014 DES MOINES — Senate Democratic leaders have made it clear their questions about government payments to former workers for secrecy and other state employment issues will not stop when the Legislature... more »»

Iowa hires nearly 400 without advertising the jobs

April 14, 2014 DES MOINES — At least 386 state employees have been hired by Gov. Terry Branstad’s administration without advertising the positions, but this is not a new practice in Iowa. more »»

Three dead after suburban Kansas City shooting

April 14, 2014 OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A man in his 70s opened fire Sunday outside of a Jewish community center and nearby retirement community, killing three people, authorities sai. more »»

Window opens on secret camp within Guantanamo

April 14, 2014 GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — Attorney James Connell has visited his client inside the secret Guantanamo prison complex known as Camp 7 only once, taken in a van with covered windows on a... more »»

Kiev government to deploy troops in Ukraine’s east

April 14, 2014 DONETSK, Ukraine — Turning to force to try to restore its authority in the vital industrial east, Ukraine’s government announced Sunday it was sending in troops to try to quash an increasingly braze... more »»

Abdullah, Ghani lead in partial Afghan vote tally

April 14, 2014 KABUL, Afghanistan — Two clear front-runners emerged in Afghanistan’s presidential election as partial results released Sunday showed a tight race that increasingly appears destined for a runoff vote. more »»

Fires run rampant in dry, windy conditions

April 13, 2014 Several area fire departments spent Friday battling fires that spread quickly in dry and windy conditions. A field fire turned into a structure fire and totaled two buildings at about 2:30 p.m. more »»

 
 

 

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