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Senator ends long floor speech blocking CIA pick

Posted 3/8/2013 in National

A tea party senator from Kentucky used an old-style filibuster lasting nearly 13 hours to block Senate confirmation of John Brennan's nomination to be CIA director.

 

 

Illinois deal on fracking could be national model

Posted 3/8/2013 in National

After years of clashing over the drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," the oil industry and environmentalists have achieved something extraordinary in Illinois: They sat down together to draft regulations both sides could live with.

 

 

Arkansas adopts most restrictive abortion law

Posted 3/7/2013 in National

Arkansas soon will have the nation's most restrictive abortion law -- a near-ban on the procedure from the 12th week of pregnancy onward -- unless a lawsuit or court action intervenes.

 

 

Senate committee starting votes on curbing guns

Posted 3/7/2013 in National

President Barack Obama's prospects for winning near-universal background checks for gun purchases seemed shaky as the Senate Judiciary Committee prepared for Congress' first votes on curbing firearms since December's horrific shootings at a Connecticut elementary school.

 

 

Chavez failed at US humanitarian attempt

Posted 3/7/2013 in National

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez offered to send thousands of soldiers, firefighters and volunteers to help with the cleanup. He also pledged $1 million in aid plus fuel to help rebuild hard-hit cities like New Orleans.

 

 

General: Heart attack killed Chavez

Posted 3/7/2013 in National

 

 

Lion kills intern at Calif. exotic animal park

Posted 3/7/2013 in National

Authorities are trying to determine what provoked a lion at an exotic animal park in Central California to attack and maul to death a 24-year-old woman, who had been on the job as an intern there for just a few weeks.

 

 

Ads out of closet, into mainstream with gay themes

Posted 3/7/2013 in National

A new TV commercial features a good-looking young woman on a beach vacation lounging next to a good-looking young man. He bemoans the glare on his iPad and she fills him in on the Kindle Paperwhite's sun-friendly screen.

 

 

Cops: No charges after home's refusal to give CPR

Posted 3/7/2013 in National

Police said Wednesday that no criminal charges will be filed after a care worker's attention-grabbing refusal to perform CPR on a resident of a Central California independent-living facility.

 

Furious over sanctions, North Korea vows to nuke US

Posted 3/7/2013 in National

North Korea vowed on Thursday to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States, amplifying its threatening rhetoric hours ahead of a vote by U.N. diplomats on whether to level new sanctions against Pyongyang for its recent nuclear test.

 

More gun laws equal fewer deaths, 50-state study says

Posted 3/7/2013 in National

States with the most gun control laws have the fewest gun-related deaths, according to a study that suggests sheer quantity of measures might make a difference.

 

 

Efforts to avoid gov't shutdown move to Senate

Posted 3/7/2013 in National

Efforts to stave off a late March government shutdown shifted to the Senate after House Republicans swiftly passed legislation to keep federal agencies running, while also easing some of the effects of $85 billion in budget cuts.

 

 

Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan leader, dies at 58

Posted 3/6/2013 in National

resident Hugo Chavez was a former paratroop commander and self-styled "subversive" who waged continual battle for his socialist ideals. He bedeviled the United States and outsmarted his rivals time and again, while using Venezuela's vast oil wealth to his political advantage.

 

Comet making closest approach ever

Posted 3/6/2013 in National

A recently discovered comet is closer than it's ever been to Earth, and stargazers in the Northern Hemisphere finally get to see it.

 

Too much money spent in Iraq for too few results

Posted 3/6/2013 in National

Ten years and $60 billion in American taxpayer funds later, Iraq is still so unstable and broken that even its leaders question whether U.S. efforts to rebuild the war-torn nation were worth the cost.

 

Flyers call knives-on-planes policy 'common sense'

Posted 3/6/2013 in National

Flyers reacted with shrugs but largely agreed with a new policy announced by the Transportation Security Administration that airline passengers will be able to carry small knives and previously forbidden sports equipment on planes.

 

Calif. woman dies after nurse refuses to do CPR

Posted 3/5/2013 in National

A nurse's refusal to give CPR to a dying 87-year-old woman at a California independent living home despite desperate pleas from a 911 dispatcher has prompted outrage and spawned a criminal investigation.

 

 

Pentagon to furlough teachers, cut commissary time

Posted 3/5/2013 in National

The Pentagon will furlough about 15,000 military school teachers and staff around the world because of the automatic budget cuts that took effect last Friday, but spokesman George Little said Monday the department will manage the process so the schools don't lose their accreditation.

 

Biden leads re-enactment of voting rights march

Posted 3/4/2013 in National

The vice president and black leaders commemorating a famous civil rights march on Sunday said efforts to diminish the impact of African-Americans' votes haven't stopped in the years since the 1965 Voting Rights Act added millions to Southern voter rolls.

 

Rogers, founder of Motown group The Miracles, dies

Posted 3/4/2013 in National

Bobby Rogers, a founding member of Motown group The Miracles and a songwriting collaborator with Smokey Robinson, died Sunday at his suburban Detroit home. He was 73.

 

 

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