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Sheriffs expand concerns about Waze mobile traffic app

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Not only does a feature of a popular Google Inc. mobile app put police officers' lives in danger, it also interferes with law enforcement's ability to carry out its speeding ticket mission, a leading group of sheriffs said Wednesday.

 

Feds: Treasure hunter eluded police with cash, tradecraft

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A deep-sea treasure hunter who vanished during a court fight over his $50 million haul of gold bars and coins eluded capture by hiding in a two-room hotel suite under a fake name, paying for everything in cash and keeping a low-profile, authorities said Thursday.

Editorial cartoon for 1-30-15

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Obama to seek to bust limits on domestic, defense spending

Posted yesterday in National

President Barack Obama will seek to bust through spending limits for both domestic and defense programs, the White House said today.

 

 

Panel recommending changes to military health care, benefits

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U.S. officials say an independent commission is recommending broad changes to the military's retirement and health care systems that could save more than $20 billion over the next four years.

 

 

Treasure hunter who found a fortune in gold is captured

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A treasure hunter accused of cheating his investors out of their share of one of the richest hauls in U.S. history was captured at an upscale Florida hotel after more than two years on the lam.

 

Bart the cat hit by car, buried and then crawls from grave

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Bart the cat was hit by a car, buried and seemingly crawled back from the dead.

 

Census: 1 in 5 children now on food stamps

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Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation's economy tumbled in 2008.

 

Nobel laureate Charles Townes, laser co-creator, dies at 99

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Charles H. Townes, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist who helped create the laser that would revolutionize everything from medicine to manufacturing, has died.

 

Plan dropped to scale back college savings

Posted 1/28/2015 in National

The White House said Tuesday it is dropping a proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings plans amid a backlash from both Republicans and Democrats.

 

 

Military has wide discretion on Bergdahl charges

Posted 1/28/2015 in National

 

 

Pentagon docs: Obama to request big Pentagon budget hike

Posted 1/28/2015 in National

President Barack Obama will ask Congress for a hefty, almost 8 percent boost for the Pentagon.

 

 

Surgeon general: 'Desperate need of clarity' on e-cigs

Posted 1/28/2015 in National

Public health officials are "in desperate need of clarity" on electronic cigarettes to help guide policies, the nation's newly appointed surgeon general said Tuesday.

 

 

Poll: Most say restore health aid if court kills subsidies

Posted 1/28/2015 in National

More than 6 in 10 Americans would want Congress to restore federal financial assistance for millions buying health care coverage if the Supreme Court invalidates some of those government subsidies.

 

 

Bill would grant war powers to fight Islamic State militants

Posted 1/28/2015 in National

The top Democrat on the House intelligence panel is introducing a bill today to authorize President Barack Obama's war against Islamic State militants.

 

 

Jordan ready to swap inmate for pilot held by Islamic State

Posted 1/28/2015 in National

Jordan said today it is willing to swap an Iraqi woman held on death row in Jordan for a Jordanian pilot captured in December by extremists from the Islamic State group.

 

 

Obama pays respects to Saudis, defends ties to kingdom

Posted 1/28/2015 in National

In a show of solidarity with Saudi Arabia, President Barack Obama led a parade of American dignitaries to the ultraconservative desert kingdom Tuesday to pay respects after King Abdullah's death and take measure of the new monarch.

 

 

Gunmen storm luxury Libyan hotel, killing American, 9 others

Posted 1/28/2015 in National

In the latest sign of Libya's descent into chaos, gunmen stormed a luxury hotel used by diplomats and businessmen in the capital Tuesday, killing 10 people, including an American, a French citizen and three people from Asia.

 

 

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