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Shy bladder group protests DirecTV ad

Posted 11/5/2014 in National

Shy bladder sufferers want DirecTV to stop airing a television ad where a "painfully awkward" actor Rob Lowe says that he can't urinate in public.

 

 

Ballot measures: Oregon, DC voters OK use of pot

Posted 11/5/2014 in National

Voters in Oregon and the District of Columbia legalized the use of recreational pot, elating marijuana activists who hope to extend their winning streak across the country.

 

 

Disciplinary acts against nuke officers topped 16

Posted 11/5/2014 in National

The Air Force has fired or disciplined at least 16 nuclear missile commanders or senior officers for misconduct and other failings.

 

 

Hong Kong murder suspect called 'bully'

Posted 11/5/2014 in National

A British man accused of slaying two Indonesian women in Hong Kong was described by acquaintances and fellow pub mates as a "bully."

 

 

Oil prices tumble on Saudi discount move

Posted 11/5/2014 in National

Oil prices slumped to multi-year lows on Tuesday after Saudi Arabia cut the price of oil sold to the U.S.

 

 

Report: IS group abused captive Kurdish children

Posted 11/5/2014 in National

Islamic State militants tortured and abused Kurdish children captured earlier this year near the northern Syrian town of Kobani, beating them with hoses and electric cables, an international rights group said Tuesday.

 

 

Ebola hits health care access for other deadly diseases

Posted 11/5/2014 in National

The Ebola outbreak has spawned a "silent killer," experts say: hidden cases of malaria, pneumonia, typhoid and the like that are going untreated.

 

Lava spares family headstone in Hawaii cemetery

Posted 11/5/2014 in National

As slow-moving lava approached a cemetery in a rural Hawaii town, Aiko Sato placed flowers at the headstone of the family plot she's tended to over the years, thinking it would be the last time she would see it.

 

Amnesty: Israel committed war crimes in Gaza war

Posted 11/5/2014 in National

Amnesty International today accused Israel of committing war crimes during the war in the Gaza Strip this summer.

 

 

Senate races hot on accusations, light on ideas

Posted 11/4/2014 in National

This year's Senate races have featured astronomical spending, ceaseless attack ads and innumerable slaps at a president who's not on the ballot.

 

 

Price no object, campaigns fill any last ad space

Posted 11/4/2014 in National

No, dear voter, it wasn't a dream. If you sat down in front of a television in Arkansas lately, you really did see that many political ads.

 

 

Brittany Maynard galvanizes right-to-die efforts

Posted 11/4/2014 in National

Brittany Maynard's last days started a national conversation about whether it's OK for a terminally ill person to end their own life.

 

 

Guard fired after Obama visit: I'm not a convict

Posted 11/4/2014 in National

A security guard fired after President Barack Obama's trip to Atlanta said Monday that he lost his job because he snapped a picture of the presidential motorcade.

 

World Trade Center reopens, 13 years after 9/11

Posted 11/4/2014 in National

The silvery, 1,776-foot skyscraper that rose from the ashes of 9/11 to become a symbol of American resilience opened for business Monday.

US approved Ferguson no-fly area

Posted 11/3/2014 in National

The U.S. government allowed police in Ferguson, Missouri, to restrict more than 37 square miles of airspace for nearly two weeks in August for safety reasons, but audio recordings show that local authorities instead wanted to keep news helicopters away during violent street protests.

'We just had a hunch': U.S. marshals nab Eric Frein

Posted 11/1/2014 in National

Scott Malkowski, a task force commander with the U.S. Marshals Service, spied a figure moving from the woods toward an abandoned airplane hangar in the Pocono Mountains.

Nigerian extremist says kidnapped girls converted to Islam, married off

Posted 11/1/2014 in National

With a malevolent laugh, the leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremists tells the world that more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls have all been converted to Islam and married off, dashing hopes for their freedom.

 

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