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FILE- In this Feb. 11, 2011 file photo, more than 300 people participate in Barry University’s first ever College Brides Walk, with many walking 7.5 miles in bridal gowns to bring awareness of domestic and dating violence. According to the National Survey on Teen Relationships and Intimate Violence, which is federally funded, a majority of boys and girls describe themselves as both victims and perpetrators of abusive dating behavior. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter, File)

The abuse next door

Thursday, October 23, 2014

NEW YORK — From violence to verbal taunts, abusive dating behavior is pervasive among America’s adolescents, according to a new, federally funded survey. It says a majority of boys and girls who date describe themselves as both victims and perpetrators. Sponsored by the National Institute of Justice, the National Survey on Teen Relationships and Intimate Violence was conducted by NORC … 0

Border deaths drop to 15-year low

Thursday, October 23, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. — The number of people who died trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has dropped to the lowest level in 15 years as more immigrants turned themselves in to authorities in Texas and fewer took their chances with the dangerous trek across the Arizona desert. The U.S. government recorded 307 deaths … 0

Dad: White House jumper has “mental health” issues

Thursday, October 23, 2014

WASHINGTON — The latest person to climb over the White House fence had the paranoid belief he was being watched by cameras and had previously been arrested at the executive mansion, his father said. Dominic Adesanya, of Bel Air, Maryland, was ordered held without bond in an appearance Thursday before a federal magistrate … 0

Nigeria, Boko Haram agree to cease-fire

Friday, October 17, 2014

ABUJA, Nigeria — Nigeria’s government said Islamic extremists from Boko Haram have agreed to an immediate cease-fire, but many people expressed doubts Friday about a development that could end an insurgency that has killed thousands and left hundreds … 0

Judge voids casino union contract

Friday, October 17, 2014

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort may survive after all, but it’s likely to do so with angry employees. A federal bankruptcy judge in Delaware on Friday voided the struggling casino’s contract with its union workers, giving owner Trump Entertainment Resorts a big part … 0

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Friday, October 17, 2014

WASHINGTON — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ∎ ABC’s “This Week” — Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; to Judge Clay Jenkins, top administrator for Dallas County, Texas; Cardinal … 0

Cemetery hopes 5K race, actors draw new customers

Friday, October 17, 2014

Cemetery hopes 5K race, actors draw new customers PEORIA, Ill. — A cemetery in central Illinois is embarking on an unusual marketing campaign that includes a 5K race and actors dressing as people buried there. The goal is … 0

FBI chief warns against encryption

Thursday, October 16, 2014

WASHINGTON — FBI Director James Comey warned in stark terms Thursday against the push by technology companies to encrypt smartphone data and operating systems, arguing that murder cases could be stalled, suspects could walk free and justice could … 0

Existing protocols might not be enough for Ebola

Thursday, October 16, 2014

DALLAS — As Thomas Eric Duncan’s health deteriorated, nurses Amber Joy Vinson and Nina Pham were at the Ebola patient’s side. They wore protective gear including face shields, hazardous materials suits and protective footwear as they inserted catheters, … 0

Vatican alters English draft report translation about gays

Thursday, October 16, 2014

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican is watering down a ground-breaking overture to gays — but only if they speak English. After a draft report by bishops debating family issues came under criticism from many conservative English-speaking bishops, the … 0

Looking for friends

Thursday, October 16, 2014

WASHINGTON — Despite years of diplomacy and a CIA operation to vet and train moderate rebels, the U.S. finds itself without a credible partner on the ground in Syria as it bombs the Islamic State group. That’s a … 0

Iran eyes compromise nuke offer

Thursday, October 16, 2014

VIENNA — Iran is considering a U.S. proposal at nuclear talks that would allow it to keep more of its nuclear infrastructure intact while still reducing its ability to make an atomic bomb, two diplomats told The Associated … 0

’Kerry Air’ grounded again, this time in Vienna

Thursday, October 16, 2014

VIENNA — The United States may be the mightiest military and economic power in the world but when it comes to shuttling its top diplomat around the globe, it’s beginning to look like a poor orphan. For the … 0