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Violence in US rises for second straight year

| | Sep 25 2017 - 8:40pm | Comments

WASHINGTON — Violent crime in America rose in 2016 for the second straight year, driven by a spike in killings in some major cities, but remained near historically low levels, according to FBI data released Monday.

  1. | Posted: Apr 17 2014 - 5:41am

    HONOLULU — A former child model and aspiring actor is accusing “X-Men” franchise director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him as a teenager in a federal lawsuit filed in Hawaii.

  2. | Posted: Apr 17 2014 - 1:04am

    Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald appointed Henry T. Nakamoto as 3rd Circuit Court District Family Court judge. His nomination is subject to a state Senate nomination.

  3. | Posted: Apr 17 2014 - 1:03am

    OAKDALE, Pa. — President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced a pair of grant programs designed to bring academic institutions and businesses closer together to help prepare the American workforce for jobs that may otherwise go unfilled.

  4. | Posted: Apr 17 2014 - 1:03am

    WASHINGTON — The outlook for the president’s health care overhaul suddenly appears brighter, and some Democrats are saying it’s time for the party to openly embrace the law that Republicans consider their best campaign weapon.

  5. | Posted: Apr 17 2014 - 1:03am

    On Tuesday night, BP said that the “active cleanup” of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill had been brought “to a close.” Later Tuesday night, the Coast Guard said the response to the spill isn’t over yet, “not by a long shot.”

  6. | Posted: Apr 17 2014 - 1:03am

    NEW YORK — Airline executives frequently complain about fuel costs. But the truth is higher prices actually have been good for business.

  7. | Posted: Apr 17 2014 - 1:03am

    WASHINGTON — New surveys provide a glimpse into how many Americans have gained health insurance since the federal and state marketplaces opened in October.

  8. | Posted: Apr 17 2014 - 1:03am

    Twenty-four is the new 40.

  9. | Posted: Apr 17 2014 - 1:03am

    WASHINGTON — In her first monetary policy speech as Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the nation’s economic recovery will be nearly complete within two years, but cautioned that the economy still needs the central bank’s support.

  10. | Posted: Apr 17 2014 - 1:03am

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s bid to focus U.S. attention on Asia has failed to meet the lofty expectations he set three years ago in a grand pronouncement that the new emphasis would become a pillar of his foreign policy.

  11. | Posted: Apr 17 2014 - 1:02am

    PERTH, Australia — A robotic submarine has completed its first full 16-hour mission scanning the floor of the Indian Ocean for wreckage of the missing Malaysian airliner after two previous missions were cut short by technical problems and deep water, authorities said on Thursday.

  12. Posted: Apr 17 2014 - 1:02am

    Woman arrested for check theft

  13. | Posted: Apr 17 2014 - 1:02am

    BEIJING — Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States. But past lawsuits show U.S. federal courts are more likely to throw such cases out if the crashes happened overseas.

  14. | Posted: Apr 17 2014 - 1:02am

    Members of the Kailua-Kona Seniors Club strolled through town Wednesday morning for their annual Easter Bonnet Parade.

  15. | Posted: Apr 17 2014 - 1:02am

    WASHINGTON — Calculate the foreign exchange rate a vacationing American would pay in India. Estimate from a random sample the number of 18- to 34-year olds who voted for a candidate. These are sample questions from the newly redesigned SAT, which aims for more real-world applications and analysis from students.