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National & World What's next for Bakersfield man sentenced in North Korea? What's next for Bakersfield man sentenced in North Korea? (Photo Gallery) (Video)
A 24-year-old Bakersfield man has been sentenced to six years of hard labor in North Korea, and a California State University, Bakersfield political science professor thinks that government is using the situation to put pressure on the United States and other governments, to get more global attention.
National & World Kerry: US open to talks with Iran on Islamic State
As more than two dozen nations pledged Monday to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington's earlier opposition to Tehran even attending the conference.
National & World Achieving diversity in police ranks no easy task Achieving diversity in police ranks no easy task
When he took over as police chief last year in the St. Louis suburb of Maryland Heights, it didn't take Bill Carson long to see he had a serious diversity problem. Of the department's 79 sworn officers, just one was black and one Hispanic.
National & World Family: Remember slain hostage for helping others Family: Remember slain hostage for helping others
British aid worker David Haines devoted his life to helping civilians in war zones and that is how he should be remembered, his family said Sunday as they grieved his death at the hands of Islamic State militants in Syria.
National & World Video shows slaying of British aid worker Video shows slaying of British aid worker
Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Cameron late Saturday condemned his slaying as "an act of pure evil."
National & World Officials identify trooper killed in ambush Officials identify trooper killed in ambush
Two troopers were ambushed outside a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania during a late-night shift change, leaving one dead and another injured, and authorities were questioning a person of interest, state police said Saturday.
National & World Parents of slain US journalist criticize handling Parents of slain US journalist criticize handling
The parents of a New Hampshire journalist slain by Islamic extremists in Syria said Friday that they never knew what the U.S. government was doing to help their son and were told they could be prosecuted if they tried to raise money for a ransom.
National & World Detained Bakersfield man in North Korea tests US strategy Detained Bakersfield man in North Korea tests US strategy
The U.S. has repeatedly offered to send its envoy for North Korean human rights issues, Robert King, to Pyongyang to seek the freedom of the detainees, but without success. High-level visits have become the norm for securing the release of past detainees.
National & World Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdraws re-election bid Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdraws re-election bid
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdrew his re-election bid Friday as he seeks treatment for a tumor in his abdomen, ending a campaign he had pursued despite a stint in rehab and persistent calls for him to quit amid drug and alcohol scandals.