Nation-World

Is the Obama administration trying to use Social Security to prevent more than 4 million Americans from being able to buy guns? The National Rifle Association thinks so.Julian Routh
The Boy Scouts of America lifted a blanket ban on gay scout leaders Monday but will allow religious-backed scout groups to deny leadership positions based on sexual orientation.Matt Pearce
For thousands of years, brown bears on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido ate a diet dominated by land animals -- such as deer and insects -- and salmon. Then about a century ago, that changed dramatically.The Japan News
The segment "Living in Denali" weighed in on whether Alaska's Mount McKinley should be renamed.Laurel Andrews
A University of Cincinnati officer who shot a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate has been indicted on murder charges, a prosecutor said Wednesday, adding that the officer "purposely killed him" and "should never have been a police officer."Lisa Cornwell | Associated Press
As the search for two missing teen boaters from Florida entered its sixth day, Coast Guard crews on Wednesday extended the search area northward off the South Carolina coast, urging vessels in the wide expanse of the Atlantic to report any potential clues they might spot.Tamara Lush
The head of Zimbabwe's safari association said the killing was unethical and that it couldn't even be classified as a hunt, since the lion killed by an American dentist was lured into the kill zone.Farai Mutsaka | Associated Press
Obama made the comment on Monday during a news conference with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia, whose ruling party won every seat in parliament in May elections.Christopher Torchia | The Associated Press
 Jonathan Pollard, a former naval intelligence analyst convicted of spying for Israel and passing along a trove of classified documents, has been granted parole and will be released from prison in November after nearly 30 years, his lawyers said Tuesday. Eric Tucker
A northern New York prison worker admitted Tuesday to smuggling hacksaw blades in frozen hamburger meat to two killers who later broke out and spent more than two weeks on the run.Michael Hill