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United States Attorney Andrew Luger, right, and FBI special agent Richard Thornton explain the criminal complaint charging six Minnesota men with terrorism at a news conference in Minneapolis, Monday April 20, 2015. The six, whom authorities described as friends who met secretly to plan their travels, are accused of conspiracy to provide material support and attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. The complaint says the men planned to reach Syria by flying to nearby countries from Minneapolis, San Diego or New York City, and lied to federal investigators when they were stopped. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

6 from Minn. charged with trying to join Islamic State

Monday, April 20, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Six Minnesota men have been charged with terrorism in a criminal complaint unsealed Monday, the latest Westerners accused of traveling or attempting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group. The six, whom authorities described as friends who met secretly to plan their travels, are accused of conspiracy to provide material support and attempting … 0

US breast cancer cases projected to rise as much as 50% by 2030

Monday, April 20, 2015

New breast cancer cases in the U.S. are forecast to rise by as much as 50 percent by 2030, government researchers reported Monday. But while the surge in cases will pose “a huge challenge” to medical providers over the coming decades, coauthor Philip S. Rosenberg, of the National Cancer Institute said, the data also revealed “one silver lining”: lower incidence of the subtype … 0

2016 election: Desire for change vs. shift in demographics

Monday, April 20, 2015

WASHINGTON — Most of what grabs headlines in the coming campaign will have little or no effect on who wins, past experience has shown. But underneath the hoopla, two clashing realities will shape what is likely to be a close and hard-fought battle. Democrats will be trying to win a third consecutive presidential election, a difficult task made harder by the fact that … 0

Police use of stun guns eyed in officer-involved killings

Monday, April 13, 2015

The officer had an immediate explanation after shooting an unarmed black man during a traffic stop in South Carolina: He said he fired in self-defense after a struggle over his stun gun. But his initial claim points to … 0

Tulsa reserve deputy charged with manslaughter in shooting

Monday, April 13, 2015

A 73-year-old Oklahoma insurance executive serving as an unpaid volunteer sheriff’s deputy was charged with manslaughter Monday after officials accused him of negligence in the death of an unarmed suspect who had been shot with a gun instead … 0

Will Calif. spark pot legalization?

Monday, April 13, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — A fight next year over whether to allow recreational marijuana use in California may serve as a tipping point as legalization proponents press their campaign in other U.S. states. “A lot of eyes are on … 0

Sen. Marco Rubio making his run

Monday, April 13, 2015

MIAMI — Evoking his youth and family’s immigrant experience, Sen. Marco Rubio announced Monday that he is running for president, the third Republican to join a race he hopes to dominate by wrapping his conservative politics in an … 0

Nation and world news briefs

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Arias sentenced to life without parole Jodi Arias, at the center of a long-running saga of murder and sex, apologized for killing her ex-boyfriend and was then sentenced Monday to spend the rest of her life in prison … 0

Turkey recalls envoy to Vatican after pope cites Armenian genocide

Sunday, April 12, 2015

VATICAN CITY — Armenians were the victims of “the first genocide of the 20th century,” Pope Francis said Sunday, prompting Turkey to recall its Vatican ambassador home to Ankara. Similar remarks from the Catholic leadership in the past … 0

Hillary Clinton begins second presidential campaign

Sunday, April 12, 2015

WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton announced Sunday that she is running for president, launching her campaign with a video on her website that replaced months of hints with a declaration that started the campaign on a populist note. … 0

History’s shifting perspective of Lincoln

Sunday, April 12, 2015

WASHINGTON — Abraham Lincoln, the great emancipator from Illinois who was shot by assassin John Wilkes Booth 150 years ago Tuesday, has been evolving in myth and memory. As recent scholarship and events have shown, the Civil War … 0

When doing nothing means doing something

Sunday, April 12, 2015

WASHINGTON — Congress has been on spring break for two weeks, officially doing nothing. Could be a useful strategy. Sure, lawmakers are clamoring to get at some issues, such as President Barack Obama’s nuclear negotiations with Iran, when … 0

With Iran and now Cuba, Obama policy faces hard sell

Sunday, April 12, 2015

WASHINGTON — After breakthroughs abroad, President Barack Obama is finding stern challenges at home to his foreign policy, facing hard sells to skeptics over U.S. shifts, first on Iran and now Cuba. Obama returned to Washington early Sunday … 0