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AT&T aims for TV's future with $48.5B DirecTV deal

Posted 5/19/2014 in National

Priming itself for the age of Internet-delivered video, AT&T Inc. said it would buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion in cash and stock, or $95 per share.

 

Federal court trial takes up Ala. abortion law

Posted 5/19/2014 in National

A federal court trial begins Monday over an Alabama abortion law that proponents say will make abortions safer and opponents say will close three of Alabama's five licensed abortion clinics.

 

 

Lawmaker: Bring back firing squad executions

Posted 5/17/2014 in National

In the wake of a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma last month, a Utah lawmaker says he believes a firing squad is a more humane form of execution. And he plans to bring back that option for criminals sentenced to death in his state.

 

 

Obama and Congress move to address VA firestorm

Posted 5/17/2014 in National

The Obama administration and Congress are moving quickly to respond to a growing political firestorm over allegations of treatment delays and falsified records at veterans' hospitals nationwide.

 

 

AAA: Americans ready to travel after rough winter

Posted 5/17/2014 in National

A strong case of cabin fever and a little more money to spend should inspire a greater number of Americans to hit the road this Memorial Day weekend.

 

Government fine hardly the end of GM recall saga

Posted 5/17/2014 in National

General Motors' agreement to pay a $35 million federal fine for concealing defects in small-car ignition switches and to give the government greater oversight of its safety procedures closes one chapter of the automaker's recall saga. But it's far from over.

 

Police unions push for medical coverage of PTSD

Posted 5/17/2014 in National

Police unions across the U.S. are pushing for officers to be able to collect workers' compensation benefits if they suffer post-traumatic stress disorder, whether they got it from the general stress of police work or from responding to a deadly shooting rampage.

 

Ancient skeleton shedding light on first Americans

Posted 5/16/2014 in National

Thousands of years ago, a teenage girl toppled into a deep hole in a Mexican cave and died. Now, her skeleton and her DNA are bolstering the long-held theory that humans arrived in the Americas by way of a land bridge from Asia, scientists say.

 

Roommates buy lumpy used couch, find $40K in cash

Posted 5/16/2014 in National

For all the screaming and carrying on, their neighbors thought they'd won the lottery. But it was a lumpy old sofa stuffed with $40,000 in cash that had three young roommates raising a ruckus.

 

 

Parents rail against Common Core math

Posted 5/16/2014 in National

An Iowa woman jokingly calls it "Satan's handiwork." A California mom says she's broken down in tears. A Pennsylvania parent says it "makes my blood boil."

 

 

GM recalls 2.7M more vehicles

Posted 5/16/2014 in National

General Motors recalled an additional 2.7 million vehicles Thursday as a deep dive into safety issues at the nation's biggest automaker turned up more problems with some of the cars it built over the past decade.

 

Fast-food protests spread overseas

Posted 5/16/2014 in National

Labor organizers turned up the pressure on McDonald's and other fast-food chains to raise worker pay on Thursday, with plans to stage actions in more than 30 countries.

 

GOP chairman revives Benghazi subpoena of Sec. Kerry

Posted 5/16/2014 in National

A Republican House chairman on Thursday issued a new subpoena for Secretary of State John Kerry to testify about the deadly 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, in an escalating fight with the Obama administration over its cooperation with Congress.

 

10,000 gallons of oil spill on L.A. streets

Posted 5/16/2014 in National

A geyser of oil sprayed onto buildings and puddled in knee-high pools of crude in Los Angeles streets after a valve on a high-pressure pipeline failed Thursday.

Hospitals reach out to attract affluent immigrants

Posted 5/16/2014 in National

The menu includes pork or chicken dumplings, fried rice or chicken congee soup with jasmine rice and ginger. It's an enviable repast that diners take in bed -- hospital beds.

 

Congress growing impatient on inquiry in VA deaths

Posted 5/16/2014 in National

Patience is wearing thin in Congress as lawmakers confront allegations of treatment delays and falsified patient-appointment reports at health centers run by the Veterans Affairs Department.

 

After husband's tragic death, widow takes on PTSD

Posted 5/15/2014 in National

Amy Miner says her late husband's fight did not end when he left the war. As with many veterans, Kryn Miner's battle against the emotional scars of a long military career was just beginning when he returned home.

 

Peru lawyer: Jailed Van der Sloot to be a father

Posted 5/15/2014 in National

Joran van der Sloot's lawyer says the convicted murder is soon to be both father and husband.

 

 

Ohio court OKs order that dad can't have more kids

Posted 5/15/2014 in National

An Ohio appeals court has upheld a judge's order that a deadbeat father can't have more kids until he pays his back child support.

 

 

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