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First black female Republican joins Congress

Posted 1/7/2015 in National

Mia Love of Utah on Tuesday became the first black female Republican in Congress as she was sworn in along with 57 other freshmen members of the U.S. House.

 

Freshly elected lawmakers arrive at Capitol

Posted 1/7/2015 in National

It was a good day to be the new guy.

 

 

US oil falls below $50 for 1st time since 2009

Posted 1/6/2015 in National

The price of oil plunged again Monday and fell below $50 a barrel for the first time since April 2009.

 

 

Strong dollar makes world travel cheaper for Americans

Posted 1/6/2015 in National

Trips in Europe or Asia should be cheaper for Americans this year. Thank a stronger dollar.

 

White House: Scalise as No. 3 says a lot about who GOP is

Posted 1/6/2015 in National

The White House on Monday waded into a controversy over revelations that the House's No. 3 Republican spoke to a white supremacist group 12 years ago.

New Congress to be sworn in today with GOP in charge

Posted 1/6/2015 in National

Republicans are assuming full control of Congress for the first time in eight years in a day of pomp, circumstance and raw politics beneath the Capitol Dome.

In search of a Boston jury to try marathon bombing suspect

Posted 1/5/2015 in National

His accusers brandish a confession scribbled inside a boat during an intensive manhunt and a video they say shows him placing a backpack with a bomb a few feet from a little boy who died when it exploded seconds later.

Obama tests his sway against a Republican-run Congress

Posted 1/5/2015 in National

President Barack Obama this week will test whether he still has the sway to keep Washington focused on his own priorities, even as a new Republican-run Congress descends on the Capitol eager to take him on.

Plane crash survivor may help probe

Posted 1/5/2015 in National

Sailor Gutzler, the 7-year-old girl who survived a plane crash, walked a mile through the cold, dark woods to safety and then helped authorities locate the wreckage and remains of her family, may not be done helping investigators.

 

Boy in shooting 'unzipped' special purse gun pocket

Posted 1/2/2015 in National

Concealed weapons are part of everyday life in Idaho, and that's unlikely to change.

 

 

Cleveland seeks outside probe of boy's shooting by police

Posted 1/2/2015 in National

The city is hoping to hand over the investigation of a 12-year-old boy's fatal shooting by police to an outside agency.

 

 

5 things to know: Obama health law again in play

Posted 12/31/2014 in National

New episodes in the nation's long-running political drama over health care are coming via your news feed in 2015.

 

 

Report: Law enforcement gun deaths up, still below average

Posted 12/31/2014 in National

The number of law enforcement officers killed by firearms jumped by 56 percent this year and included 15 ambush deaths.

 

 

Man tries to run down police; they shoot, kill him

Posted 12/31/2014 in National

A man who had posted an online video threatening to kill police and FBI agents tried to use his car to run down officers seeking to arrest him.

 

 

Republicans see diversity in their 2016 hopefuls

Posted 12/30/2014 in National

Long criticized as the party of old white men, Republicans are seeing a diverse group of people step up for possible contention in the 2016 presidential race.

 

 

No health insurance? Penalties to rise in 2015

Posted 12/30/2014 in National

The cost of being uninsured in America is going up significantly next year for millions of people.

 

 

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