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Hurricane predictions breeze in: Feds expect light season

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National

With six to 11 named storms predicted, this year's hurricane season may be slower than average -- but officials say that's no reason for Atlantic and Gulf coast residents to rest easy.

 

Editorial cartoon for 5-28-15

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Clinton: Make middle class 'mean something again'

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National

Hillary Rodham Clinton says pay equity between men and women, more generous parental leave policies and a higher minimum wage are not issues of importance merely to women but concerns that go to the heart of why it's "hard to get ahead and stay ahead in America."

 

 

EPA plans temporary pesticide restrictions while bees feed

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National

If honeybees are busy pollinating large, blooming croplands, farmers wanting to spray toxic pesticides will soon have to buzz off.

 

 

Health law court case winner could be political loser

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The party that wins the impending Supreme Court decision on President Barack Obama's health care law could be the political loser.

 

 

Obama urges Senate to renew phone-records program

Posted yesterday in National

President Barack Obama called on the Senate Tuesday to extend key Patriot Act provisions before they expire five days from now, including the government's ability to search Americans' phone records.

 

 

Travel ban ends for Guantanamo inmates swapped for Bergdahl

Posted yesterday in National

A one-year travel ban is expiring for five senior Taliban leaders held in U.S. detention at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, until they were released last year in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

 

 

Protests, arrests after Ohio officer's acquittal in 2 deaths

Posted 5/26/2015 in National

Police in riot gear made numerous arrests overnight as protesters took to the streets after a judge found a city police officer not guilty in the deaths of two unarmed black suspects killed in a barrage of police gunfire.

 

 

Lawyer: Allegations B.B. King was poisoned 'ridiculous'

Posted 5/26/2015 in National

Two B.B. King heirs who've been most outspoken about the blues legend's care in his final days have accused King's two closest aides of poisoning him.

 

 

Defense chief: Iraqis showed no will to fight at Ramadi

Posted 5/26/2015 in National

 

 

'Ugly' potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case

Posted 5/26/2015 in National

A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law.

 

 

Police: Pressure cooker from suspicious DC vehicle destroyed

Posted 5/26/2015 in National

A bomb squad safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in a "suspicious" vehicle left unattended Sunday afternoon on the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol building.

 

Ohio patrolman acquitted in 2 deaths

Posted 5/23/2015 in National

A white Cleveland patrolman who fired down through the windshield of a suspect's car at the end of a 137-shot barrage that left the two unarmed black occupants dead was acquitted Saturday of criminal charges by a judge who said he could not determine the officer alone fired the fatal shots.

 

TLC pulls Duggar family series amid misconduct reports

Posted 5/23/2015 in National

TLC pulled the reality series "19 Kids and Counting" from its schedule on Friday, a move that follows reports of sexual misconduct allegations against one of the stars, Josh Duggar, stemming from when he was a juvenile.

 

 

States move to reduce time spent on Common Core-based exam

Posted 5/22/2015 in National

Students in 11 states and the District of Columbia will spend less time next year taking tests based on the Common Core standards, a decision made in response to widespread opposition to testing requirements.

 

Hosts of biker events reconsider after deadly Waco shootout

Posted 5/22/2015 in National

Motorcycle clubs have gathered dozens of times at Roy Barnett's bar for meetings just like the one that led to a shootout among rival biker gangs at a Waco restaurant.

Police officer, suspect killed in Omaha shooting

Posted 5/22/2015 in National

A Nebraska man opened fire Wednesday on officers who were trying to arrest him for a previous shooting, prompting police to return gunfire in a shootout that left one officer and the suspect dead, Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said.

Prosecutor: 6 officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray

Posted 5/22/2015 in National

A grand jury indicted all six officers charged in the case of Freddie Gray, who died of injuries he suffered in police custody, allowing the state's attorney to press ahead with the most serious charges despite criticism that she was part of an "overzealous prosecution."

 

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