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National & World Secret Service chief resigns after security lapses Secret Service chief resigns after security lapses
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday, a day after bitingly critical questioning by Congress about a White House security breach. There had been increasing calls for her departure during the day.
National & World Lawsuit filed after 'Killing Jews' ads rejected
A pro-Israel group sued the city's transit authority on Wednesday, asking a court to force it to accept a bus advertisement including the phrase "Hamas Killing Jews" after it was rejected on the grounds its display could incite violence.
National & World Girl missing for 12 years found with mom in Mexico
A Texas girl reported kidnapped 12 years ago was found near Mexico City with her mother after authorities received a tip, and the mother was quickly flown to Texas and jailed on kidnapping charges, investigators said Wednesday.
National & World No images of Hong Kong protests in China's media No images of Hong Kong protests in China's media
China's government has cut off news about Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests to the rest of the country, a clampdown so thorough that no image of the rallies has appeared in state-controlled media, and at least one man has been detained for reposting accounts of the events.
National & World Gov. Jerry Brown signs California gun restriction Gov. Jerry Brown signs California gun restriction
California will become the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat, under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday he had signed.
National & World Missing Arkansas realtor's body found in shallow grave Missing Arkansas realtor's body found in shallow grave
A man accused of abducting and killing a real estate agent in rural Arkansas pleaded not guilty Tuesday to preliminary charges of kidnapping and capital murder, hours after the woman's body was discovered in a shallow grave.
National & World Cancer doctor given 10 years for poisoning her lover Cancer doctor given 10 years for poisoning her lover
A jury on Monday sentenced a Texas cancer researcher to 10 years in prison after she was convicted of poisoning her colleague, who was also her lover, by lacing his coffee with a sweet-tasting chemical found in antifreeze.
National & World Man with implanted horns gets life for 3 killings Man with implanted horns gets life for 3 killings
A Massachusetts man who has bumps resembling horns implanted in his forehead maintained his innocence before a judge sentenced him Monday to three consecutive life terms in the killings of three men who were kidnapped, shot and dismembered in 2011.
National & World Anti-gay remarks at debate spark anger in Brazil Anti-gay remarks at debate spark anger in Brazil
A minor character in Brazil's election race faced a firestorm of criticism on Monday after saying during a presidential debate that the country needs to stand up against gay people who should receive psychological help far away from the general population.
National & World 45 dogs dead, 48 alive after North Las Vegas fire 45 dogs dead, 48 alive after North Las Vegas fire
A weekend fire that tore through a North Las Vegas home with 93 small dogs — more than 15 times the maximum number of canines allowed in a house by the city — killed 45 of them and injured one man.