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Graco recalling nearly 3.8M child car seats

Posted 2/12/2014 in National

Graco is recalling nearly 3.8 million car safety seats because children can get trapped by buckles that may not unlatch.

 

 

Wiggle room for big firms under new health care coverage rule

Posted 2/12/2014 in National

Big retail stores, hotels, restaurants and other firms with lots of low-wage and part-time workers are among the main beneficiaries of the Obama administration's latest tweak to health care rules.

 

 

Bedrock GOP principle dropped in debt ceiling vote

Posted 2/12/2014 in National

It was once the backbone of the House Republican majority -- the hard-line stand that brought President Barack Obama to the negotiating table and yielded more than $2 trillion in deficit reduction.

 

 

Belgium set to extend right-to-die law to children

Posted 2/12/2014 in National

Belgium, one of the very few countries where euthanasia is legal, is expected to take the unprecedented step this week of abolishing age restrictions on who can ask to be put to death -- extending the right to children for the first time.

 

 

AG urges restoring voting rights to ex-inmates

Posted 2/12/2014 in National

Attorney General Eric Holder called on a group of states Tuesday to restore voting rights to ex-felons, part of a push to fix what he sees as flaws in the criminal justice system that have a disparate impact on racial minorities.

 

 

Danish zoo kills giraffe to prevent inbreeding

Posted 2/11/2014 in National

Saying it needed to prevent inbreeding, the Copenhagen Zoo killed a 2-year-old giraffe and fed its remains to lions as visitors watched, ignoring a petition signed by thousands and offers from other zoos and $680,000 from a private individual to save the animal.

 

British orchid display provides hint of spring

Posted 2/11/2014 in National

The weather outside is frightful -- it has been for weeks, with parts of the country experiencing the worst floods in decades -- but it's positively warm inside the Princess of Wales Conservatory. It's humid too, tropical in fact.

 

Email shows effort to shield bin Laden photos

Posted 2/11/2014 in National

A newly-released email shows that 11 days after the killing of terror leader Osama bin Laden in 2011, the U.S. military's top special operations officer ordered subordinates to destroy any photographs of the al-Qaida founder's corpse or turn them over to the CIA.

 

 

Man sentenced to 30 years in agent's death

Posted 2/11/2014 in National

Kelly Terry-Willis did not hesitate to look into the eyes of the orange-jumpsuit-clad man involved in the shooting death of her big brother, telling him his "evil decision" took from her a loving confidant, dance partner and dedicated family man.

 

 

Employers scrutinize latest health care concession

Posted 2/11/2014 in National

It may take weeks to render a verdict on the Obama administration's latest health care concession to employers.

 

 

LA newscaster apologizes for black actor mix-up

Posted 2/11/2014 in National

 

 

Iraqi militants accidentally kill 21 of their own

Posted 2/11/2014 in National

An instructor teaching his militant recruits how to make car bombs accidentally set off explosives in his demonstration Monday, killing 21 of them in a huge blast that alerted authorities to the existence of the rural training camp in an orchard north of Baghdad.

 

 

GOP weighs undoing veterans pension cuts

Posted 2/11/2014 in National

House Republican leaders Monday unveiled a plan to reverse a recently passed cut to military pensions as the price for increasing the government's borrowing cap, but it received a rocky reception from skeptical conservatives.

 

Officials weigh drone attack on U.S. suspect

Posted 2/11/2014 in National

The case of an American citizen and suspected member of al-Qaida who is allegedly planning attacks on U.S. targets overseas underscores the complexities of President Barack Obama's new stricter targeting guidelines for the use of deadly drones.

Shirley Temple, iconic child star, dies at 85

Posted 2/11/2014 in National

Shirley Temple, the dimpled, curly-haired child star who sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her way into the hearts of Depression-era moviegoers, has died, according to publicist Cheryl Kagan. She was 85.

 

From immigration to trade, inaction in Congress

Posted 2/10/2014 in National

Little more than a week after Groundhog Day, the evidence is mounting that lawmakers have all but wrapped up their most consequential work of 2014, at least until the results of the fall elections are known.

 

 

Fans shun Sochi over bombs, bureaucracy, big bucks

Posted 2/10/2014 in National

When Sven Kramer wins Olympic gold, he likes to celebrate by communing with the Dutch fans who worship him. Four years ago at the Vancouver Games, 3,000 packed a cavernous hall and went wild when Kramer appeared.

 

Horses' future uncertain if New York City carriage rides end

Posted 2/10/2014 in National

Time may be running out for the iconic horse carriages that carry tourists around New York City's Central Park. Mayor Bill de Blasio has already declared his intention to shut down the industry, saying it is inhumane to keep horses in modern-day Manhattan.

 

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