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Billionaire plans for Titanic II

Posted 2/27/2013 in National

What could possibly go wrong? An Australian billionaire is getting ready to build a new version of the Titanic that could set sail in late 2016.

 

Music, movie industry to warn copyright infringers

Posted 2/27/2013 in National

Internet users who illegally share music, movies or TV shows online may soon get warning notices from their service providers that they are violating copyright law. Ignore the notices, and violators could face an Internet slow-down for 48 hours. Those who claim they're innocent can protest -- for a fee.

 

 

Hockey coach gets 15 days in jail for tripping

Posted 2/27/2013 in National

A Vancouver pee-wee hockey coach has been sentenced to 15 days in jail for tripping a player during a postgame handshake.

 

 

Auction of recluse's gold nets $3.5 million

Posted 2/27/2013 in National

The tale of a mysterious Nevada recluse's gold reached a new chapter Tuesday when a portion of the trove raked in more than $3.5 million at auction.

 

 

Advanced breast cancer edges up in younger women

Posted 2/27/2013 in National

Advanced breast cancer has increased slightly among young women, a 34-year analysis suggests. The disease is still uncommon among women younger than 40, and the small change has experts scratching their heads about possible reasons.

 

Phila. school lunches: Goodbye fries, hello fennel

Posted 2/27/2013 in National

It sounds more like a restaurant order than a school lunch menu: baked ziti with a side of roasted fennel salad and, for dessert, cinnamon apple rice pudding.

 

In budget fight, sky is falling again

Posted 2/26/2013 in National

President Barack Obama and his officials are doing their best to drum up public concern over the shock wave of spending cuts that could strike the government in just days. So it's a good time to be alert for sky-is-falling hype.

 

 

Report: High school dropouts cost economy billions

Posted 2/26/2013 in National

High school dropouts are costing some $1.8 billion in lost tax revenue every year, education advocates said in a report released Monday.

 

 

Report: High school dropouts cost economy billions

Posted 2/26/2013 in National

High school dropouts are costing some $1.8 billion in lost tax revenue every year, education advocates said in a report released Monday. If states were to increase their graduation rates, state and federal lawmakers could be plugging their budgets with workers' taxes instead of furloughing teachers, closing drivers-license offices and cutting unemployment benefits.

 

C. Everett Koop, former surgeon general, dies

Posted 2/26/2013 in National

Dr. C. Everett Koop has long been regarded as the nation's doctor-- even though it has been nearly a quarter-century since he was surgeon general.

Sotomayor criticizes prosecutor for racial remark

Posted 2/26/2013 in National

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Monday publicly criticized a federal prosecutor for what she called "a racially charged remark" during a drug trial.

 

Panel questions value of calcium, vitamin D pills

Posted 2/26/2013 in National

Popping calcium and vitamin D pills in hopes of strong bones? Healthy older women shouldn't bother with relatively low-dose dietary supplements, say new recommendations from a government advisory group.

 

 

Freedom Trail marker to be unveiled

Posted 2/25/2013 in National

The Mississippi Freedom Trail will unveil Monday a marker commemorating the "Black Power" speech by Civil Rights activist Stokely Carmichael.

 

Listen up ladies! Uncle Sam might want you too

Posted 2/25/2013 in National

Tennnnnn-hut, ladies! The next time Uncle Sam comes calling, he's probably going to want you, too. The Obama administration's recent decision to lift the ban on women in combat has opened the door for a change in the law that currently compels only men between age 18 and 25 to register for a military draft, according to legal experts and military historians.

Does Oscar crown await Affleck's 'Argo?'

Posted 2/23/2013 in National

Nominations morning last month revealed major surprises for the Academy Awards, promising one of the most wide-open campaigns ever for Hollywood's highest honors. Six weeks later, things have shaken out into the same old predictable Oscars.

 

Six tanks at Hanford nuclear site in Wash. leaking

Posted 2/23/2013 in National

Six underground tanks that hold a brew of radioactive and toxic waste at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site are leaking, federal and state officials said Friday, prompting calls for an investigation from a key senator.

 

What does a 'secure' border look like?

Posted 2/23/2013 in National

Once, the barren mesas and shrub-covered canyons that extend east of the Pacific Ocean held the most popular routes for illegal immigrants heading into the U.S. Dozens at a time sprinted to waiting cars or a trolley stop in San Diego, passing border agents who were too busy herding others to give pause.

 

North Korea issues warning to US over drills

Posted 2/23/2013 in National

North Korea warned the top American commander in South Korea on Saturday of "miserable destruction" if the U.S. military presses ahead with routine joint drills with South Korea set to begin next month.

 

 

It's personal and business in GOP fight over Hagel

Posted 2/23/2013 in National

The fierce Republican opposition to President Barack Obama's nomination of Chuck Hagel to be defense secretary is personal and business.

 

 

Jackson Jr.'s district has history of corruption

Posted 2/23/2013 in National

They elected a Harvard-educated Rhodes Scholar and ended up with a congressman who was convicted of having sex with an underage campaign worker. They voted for the son of a famous civil rights leader and got someone who illegally spent campaign funds on everything from furniture to Bruce Lee memorabilia.

 

 

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