NATIONAL

4777 results   « previous   Page 189 of 239   next »

 

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.

 

 

FDA approves new targeted breast cancer drug

Posted 2/23/2013 in National

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a first-of-a-kind breast cancer medication that targets tumor cells while sparing healthy ones.

 

 

Guatemala: Probing reports drug lord may be dead

Posted 2/22/2013 in National

Guatemalan authorities are mobilizing security forces to scour a remote, rural area where residents reported a gunbattle between drug gangs and said one of the dead resembled Mexico's most-wanted drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

 

 

Utah trooper accused of making bogus DUI stops

Posted 2/22/2013 in National

During her 10 years as a Utah state trooper, Lisa Steed built a reputation as an officer with a knack for nabbing drunken motorists in a state with a long tradition of teetotaling and some of the nation's strictest liquor laws.

 

 

Gov't downsizes amid GOP demands for more cuts

Posted 2/22/2013 in National

Republicans and other fiscal conservatives keep insisting on more federal austerity and a smaller government. Without much fanfare or acknowledgement, they've already gotten much of both.

 

 

Flu shot doing poor job of protecting elderly

Posted 2/22/2013 in National

It turns out this year's flu shot is doing a startlingly dismal job of protecting older people, the most vulnerable age group. The vaccine is proving only 9 percent effective in those 65 and older against the harsh strain of the flu that is predominant this season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

 

 

Cyberspying promises rich payoff

Posted 2/21/2013 in National

For state-backed cyberspies such as a Chinese military unit implicated by a U.S. security firm in a computer crime wave, hacking foreign companies can produce high-value secrets ranging from details on oil fields to advanced manufacturing technology.

 

Chicago district disappointed in Jackson Jr.

Posted 2/21/2013 in National

Residents in this swath of sprawling Chicago neighborhoods and suburbs have brimmed with loyalty to Jesse Jackson Jr. over the past 17 years, giving him an enthusiastic majority each election -- even after questionable links to ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, reports of an extramarital affair and a bizarre five-month medical leave.

Water tested after body found in Los Angeles hotel cistern

Posted 2/21/2013 in National

British tourist Michael Baugh and his wife said water had only trickled for days as they brushed their teeth, showered and drank from the taps at the Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, but they could not have imagined the disturbing reason.

 

Woman, 104, forced to lie about age on Facebook

Posted 2/21/2013 in National

Facebook is apologizing for a problem that makes a 104-year-old Michigan woman lie about her age on the social media website.

 

 

Obama weighs stepping in on gay marriage Supreme Court case

Posted 2/21/2013 in National

Facing heightened expectations from gay rights supporters, the Obama administration is considering urging the Supreme Court to overturn California's ban on gay marriage -- a move that could have a far-reaching impact on same-sex couples across the country.

 

 

Pentagon notifies Congress of likely furloughs

Posted 2/21/2013 in National

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told Congress on Wednesday that if automatic government spending cuts kick in on March 1 he may have to shorten the workweek for the "vast majority" of the Defense Department's 800,000 civilian workers.

 

U.S. developing penalties for cybertheft

Posted 2/20/2013 in National

Evidence of an unrelenting campaign of cyberstealing linked to the Chinese government is prompting the Obama administration to develop more aggressive responses to the theft of U.S. government data and corporate trade secrets.

 

« previous   Page 189 of 239   next »

 

Advanced Search

 

 

 

Follow Us:

Follow Us on Facebook

Follow Us on Twitter

Follow Us via Instagram

Follow Us via Email