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National & World 9-year-old girl said Uzi was too much for her 9-year-old girl said Uzi was too much for her
A 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an instructor with an Uzi at an Arizona shooting range said immediately after the shooting that she felt the gun was too much for her and had hurt her shoulder, according to police reports released Tuesday.
National & World Nicaragua calls off search for 4 missing miners Nicaragua calls off search for 4 missing miners
Nicaragua's government said Tuesday it has called off a search for as many as seven missing miners because cave-ins made the effort too dangerous to continue, and hopes have faded that anyone could be found alive after five days.
National & World Infamous speed trap town investigated over tickets Infamous speed trap town investigated over tickets
The north Florida town of Waldo has long had a reputation as a speed trap, and it's no wonder. A small segment of highway that runs through Waldo requires drivers to speed up and slow down six times: 65 mph becomes 55 mph; 55 becomes 45; then goes back to 55; then back down to 45; to 55 again and eventually, 35 mph.
National & World Obama promoting economic gains as elections near Obama promoting economic gains as elections near
Taking a bullish stand on the economy, President Barack Obama is renewing his call for an increase in the minimum wage, looking to give Democrats an issue on which to campaign going into November's midterm congressional elections.
National & World US eating habits improve a bit -- except among poor US eating habits improve a bit -- except among poor
Americans' eating habits have improved — except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found.
National & World Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in Ukraine peace talks Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in Ukraine peace talks
Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy - a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks.
National & World Cuba cracks down on goods in travelers' luggage Cuba cracks down on goods in travelers' luggage
Lugging duffel bags crammed with soap, socks, toys and other hard-to-obtain consumer goods, travelers arriving in Cuba on Monday complained that new government restrictions on their imports would leave their families wanting.
National & World US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents' US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents' (Photo Gallery)
Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show.
National & World House, Senate intel chiefs flag Islamic State risk House, Senate intel chiefs flag Islamic State risk
Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil.
National & World Mom charged in girl's death could get trust fund
A special education teacher accused of killing her severely disabled 8-year-old daughter by withholding food and medical care could inherit nearly $1 million from the girl's trust fund - even if she's convicted.