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New MERS virus deadlier than SARS

Posted 6/20/2013 in National

 

 

Some points to know about the coming health care overhaul

Posted 6/20/2013 in National

 

 

Taliban wants exchange of prisoners

Posted 6/20/2013 in National

The Afghan Taliban are ready to free a U.S. soldier held captive since 2009 in exchange for five of their senior operatives imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay as a conciliatory gesture, a senior spokesman for the group said Thursday.

 

 

U.S. tries saving Taliban talks after Afghan president objects

Posted 6/20/2013 in National

Hopes dimmed for talks aimed at ending the Afghan war when an angry President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday suspended security negotiations with the U.S. and scuttled a peace delegation to the Taliban, sending American officials scrambling to preserve the possibility of dialogue with the militants.

 

Boehner dances between parties on immigration

Posted 6/20/2013 in National

The immigration protesters advanced on the news conference, poking signs that read "Do Not Reward Criminals" and "No Amnesty!" over the heads of Republicans who had just finished speaking about finding a civilized tone in the year's most difficult debate.

 

House will vote on cuts to crop insurance

Posted 6/20/2013 in National

 

 

Woman, allegedly enslaved, spent time in jail

Posted 6/20/2013 in National

 

 

FBI hunt for ex-Teamster boss Hoffa's remains ends

Posted 6/19/2013 in National

 

 

Budget office report says Senate immigration bill would boost economy

Posted 6/19/2013 in National

Supporters of a far-reaching immigration bill in the Senate see fresh momentum from a report by the Congressional Budget Office that says the measure would boost the economy and reduce federal deficits by billions of dollars.

 

 

IRS worker: No political bias against tea party

Posted 6/19/2013 in National

 

 

Three charged with enslaving disabled Ohio mom, child

Posted 6/19/2013 in National

A woman told authorities she was held captive for more than a year by three people who forced her to do housework, raided her bank account and menaced her with snakes and pit bulls.

 

 

Jury can't reach verdict in Detroit cop's trial

Posted 6/19/2013 in National

 

 

Gov't report: Smooth launch unsure for health care law

Posted 6/19/2013 in National

There's no guarantee that President Barack Obama's health care law will launch smoothly and on time, congressional investigators say in the first in-depth independent look at its progress.

 

 

NSA director says plot against Wall Street foiled

Posted 6/19/2013 in National

The U.S. foiled a plot to bomb the New York Stock Exchange because of the sweeping surveillance programs at the heart of a debate over national security and personal privacy, officials said Tuesday at a rare open hearing on intelligence led by lawmakers sympathetic to the spying.

 

 

Chrysler agrees to recall of Jeeps at risk of fire

Posted 6/19/2013 in National

Chrysler abruptly agreed to recall 2.7 million older model Jeeps Tuesday, reversing a defiant stance and avoiding a possible public relations nightmare over fuel tanks that can rupture and cause fires in rear-end collisions.

 

 

Hitchhiking cat 'Mata Hairi' headed home

Posted 6/19/2013 in National

 

 

Plans would put women in most combat jobs

Posted 6/18/2013 in National

Military leaders are ready to begin tearing down the remaining walls that have prevented women from holding thousands of combat and special operations jobs near the front lines. Under details of the plans obtained by The Associated Press, women could start training as Army Rangers by mid-2015 and as Navy SEALs a year later.

 

 

House takes up far-reaching anti-abortion bill

Posted 6/18/2013 in National

 

Chrysler expected to formally refuse Jeep recall

Posted 6/18/2013 in National

In one of the biggest-ever showdowns between an automaker and the government, Chrysler on Tuesday is expected to file papers explaining its refusal to recall 2.7 million older Jeep SUVs that are at risk of catching fire in rear-end collisions.

 

G-8 summit turns focus to clampdown on tax-dodging

Posted 6/18/2013 in National

 

 

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