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National & World Suspect in killings of wealthy DC family arrested Suspect in killings of wealthy DC family arrested
A former Marine and ex-convict accused in the slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper was arrested Thursday, a week after authorities said the family was killed and their mansion was set on fire.
National & World Prosecutors: Minnesota men who tried to join IS made threats
One Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group told an informant he'd kill FBI agents if they tried to stop him, while another told friends he'd "spit on America" at the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a document filed Thursday by prosecutors.
National & World Boy Scouts' leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable Boy Scouts' leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable
The national president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable, and called for change in order to avert potentially destructive legal battles.
National & World Islamic State overruns famed world heritage site Islamic State overruns famed world heritage site (Photo Gallery)
Islamic State militants overran the famed archaeological site at Palmyra early on Thursday, just hours after seizing the central Syrian town, activists and officials said, raising concerns the extremists might destroy some of the priceless ruins as they have done in neighboring Iraq.
National & World Rand Paul commandeers Senate to protest Patriot Act Rand Paul commandeers Senate to protest Patriot Act
Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul commandeered the Senate floor Wednesday to deliver a nearly 11 hours-long protest against renewal of the Patriot Act, calling the post-Sept. 11 law government intrusion on Americans' privacy.
National & World 275 women and children saved from Boko Haram now in military custody 275 women and children saved from Boko Haram now in military custody
All 275 women, girls and children rescued from Boko Haram and taken to the safety of a northeast Nigerian refugee camp have been taken into military custody amid suspicions that some are aiding the Islamic extremists, a camp official and a Nigerian military intelligence officer said Wednesday.
National & World Police officer, suspect killed in Omaha shooting Police officer, suspect killed in Omaha shooting
A suspect being sought by police for an Omaha shooting opened fire Wednesday on officers, prompting police to return gunfire in a shootout that left one officer and the suspect dead, Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said.
National & World FTC: Family raised $187 million for cancer, spent it on themselves FTC: Family raised $187 million for cancer, spent it on themselves (Photo Gallery)
A Tennessee man and his family used much of the $187 million it collected for cancer patients to buy themselves cars, gym memberships and take luxury cruise vacations, pay for college tuition and employ family members with six-figure salaries, federal officials alleged Tuesday.