Nation

  • Petraeus gets job with investment firm

    5/30/13 7:56 AM

    Former CIA director David Petraeus has a new job with an investment firm. The retired Army general is chairman of the newly created KKR Global Institute. Petraeus served as CIA director until last November.

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  • Obama plans to name Comey to head FBI

    5/29/13 9:02 PM

    President Obama is preparing to nominate former Bush administration official James Comey to head the FBI, people familiar with the decision said Wednesday. Comey became a hero to Democratic opponents of Bush's warrantless wiretapping program when Comey - as acting attorney general - refused for a time to reauthorize it until Bush revised it.

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  • Trails for Youth helps kids experience nature

    5/29/13 6:06 PM

    "Trails for Youth" is aimed at helping disadvantaged youth spend time in nature.

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  • Swing dancing for engineering students

    5/29/13 11:45 AM

    Engineering students at Northwestern University are getting a leg up on the competition. They're learning to swing dance in a for-credit class called Whole Body Thinking.

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  • Arizona mom jailed in Mexico on drug charges

    5/29/13 9:58 AM

    Yanira Maldonado, a mother of seven from Arizona, is jailed in Mexico on allegations that she tried to smuggle nearly 12 pounds of marijuana into the U.S. on a passenger bus - claims her family members say are false.

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  • Royal Caribbean passengers return to Baltimore

    5/28/13 11:10 PM

    For the second time this year, a fire at sea has aborted a cruise ship's voyage. The Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas' 2,200 passengers arrived back in Baltimore Tuesday.

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  • Marines under investigation for threatening social media posts

    5/28/13 1:00 PM

    A group of current and former members of the marines are under investigation after officials allege that they posted inappropriate comments on social media sites, including President Barack Obama.

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  • Classmates: Teen accused of plot spoke about bombs

    5/28/13 8:15 AM

    An Oregon high school student accused of planning to blow up his school with a homemade bomb appears in court today for arraignment. Prosecutors say they plan to charge 17-year-old Grant Acord as an adult.

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  • Fire breaks out aboard Royal Caribbean cruise ship

    5/28/13 12:01 AM

    A fire broke out aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship early Monday. It was extinguished about two hours later with no injuries reported.

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