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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.
National & World Petraeus: Obama Iraq plan a good starting point Petraeus: Obama Iraq plan a good starting point
President Barack Obama's decision to intensify the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria is a good starting point and could succeed, retired Gen. David Petraeus said Thursday.
National & World Escaped school shooter captured near Ohio prison Escaped school shooter captured near Ohio prison
A teenager convicted of killing three students at an Ohio high school scrambled over a fence to escape a state prison with two other prisoners and was captured nearly six hours later hiding near a church, authorities said.
National & World Teacher hurt when her gun goes off at school
A Utah elementary school teacher who was carrying a concealed firearm at school was struck by fragments from a bullet and a porcelain toilet when her gun accidentally fired in a faculty bathroom on Thursday, officials said.
National & World Senate leader predicts unity behind Obama's plan Senate leader predicts unity behind Obama's plan
On the anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid predicted Thursday that lawmakers will put aside pre-election political differences to give President Barack Obama the tools he needs to combat Islamic state militants in the heart of the Middle East.
National & World Judge: Pistorius can't be found guilty of murder Judge: Pistorius can't be found guilty of murder
In a lengthy verdict phase climaxing Oscar Pistorius' trial, the judge said Thursday he can't be found guilty of murder but that he was negligent in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, raising the possibility he'll be convicted of culpable homicide.