NATIONAL

4662 results   « previous   Page 203 of 234   next »

 

Deer invade racetrack as announcer plays along

Posted 12/1/2012 in National

Spectators who came to watch horses at a western Pennsylvania racetrack got a surprise this week when three deer got onto the course first and beat the horses to racing.

 

Saving face: Ind. man removing Romney-Ryan tattoo

Posted 12/1/2012 in National

A northern Indiana man who had the Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan campaign logo tattooed onto his face "to make politics fun" says it's time for it to come off.

 

Federal prisons urged to grant more early releases

Posted 11/30/2012 in National

For humanitarian and economic reasons, the federal Bureau of Prisons should grant more early releases to incapacitated and terminally ill prisoners, two advocacy groups say in a report depicting current policies as sometimes "cruel as well as senseless."

 

 

French court overturns Concorde crash conviction

Posted 11/30/2012 in National

In a surprise ruling in one of the most high-profile disasters in aviation history, a French appeals court Thursday overturned manslaughter convictions against Continental Airlines and a mechanic for the 2000 crash of an Air France Concorde that killed 113 people.

 

 

UN vote recognizes state of Palestine; US objects

Posted 11/30/2012 in National

The United Nations has voted overwhelmingly to recognize a Palestinian state, but the Palestinians still face enormous limitations: They don't control their borders, airspace or trade, they have separate and competing governments in Gaza and the West Bank, and they have no unified army or police.

 

Hostess ready for its big bake sale

Posted 11/30/2012 in National

The future of Twinkies is virtually assured.

Study: Like a tree, growth rings show lobster age

Posted 11/30/2012 in National

For the first time, scientists have figured out how to determine the age of a lobster -- by counting its rings, like a tree.

 

Soldier's treatment focus of hearing in WikiLeaks case

Posted 11/29/2012 in National

A retired Marine Corps colonel denied Tuesday that a three-star general directed the harsh pretrial confinement of an Army private charged with passing reams of classified documents to the secret-spilling website WikiLeaks.

 

 

Greater email privacy won't hinder law enforcement's efforts

Posted 11/29/2012 in National

A Senate bill to protect the privacy of electronic communications won't keep federal agents from combing through your inbox if they believe a crime has been committed, legal experts say.

 

 

White House, Congress talk as 'fiscal cliff' nears

Posted 11/29/2012 in National

Amid increasing anxiety that the White House and top Republicans are wasting time as the government slides toward an economy-rattling "fiscal cliff," administration officials are heading to Capitol Hill for talks with congressional leaders.

 

 

Bangledesh factory owner: 'I didn't know fire exits needed'

Posted 11/29/2012 in National

The owner of a Bangladesh clothing factory where a fire killed 112 people says he was never informed the facility was required to have an emergency exit, a sign of how far removed the leaders of the nation's garment industry are from issues of worker safety.

 

 

Obama asks Romney to lunch

Posted 11/29/2012 in National

Bitter campaign foes just weeks ago, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are sharing lunch at the White House with an eye on overlapping interests rather than the sharp differences that defined their presidential contest.

 

 

Three BP employees in court on oil spill charges

Posted 11/29/2012 in National

A BP rig supervisor said Wednesday that he is innocent of manslaughter in the deaths of 11 workers in the 2010 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig that started the spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

 

Ruling in Concorde crash appeal expected today

Posted 11/29/2012 in National

A French appeals court is set to decide today whether to uphold a manslaughter conviction against Continental Airlines for the July 2000 crash of an Air France Concorde that killed 113 people.

 

Palestinians certain to win recognition as a state

Posted 11/29/2012 in National

The Palestinians are certain to win U.N. recognition as a state today but success could exact a high price: delaying an independent state of Palestine because of Israel's vehement opposition.

 

 

A big disconnect as 'fiscal cliff' clock ticks

Posted 11/28/2012 in National

Republicans' newfound willingness to consider tax increases to avert the "fiscal cliff" comes with a significant caveat: larger cuts than Democrats seem willing to consider to benefit programs like Medicare, Medicaid and the president's health care overhaul.

 

 

China's party paper falls for Onion joke

Posted 11/28/2012 in National

The online version of China's Communist Party newspaper has hailed a report by The Onion naming North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as the "Sexiest Man Alive" -- apparently unaware it is satire.

 

 

Ark. man arrested in girl's death due in court

Posted 11/28/2012 in National

After her father and stepmother were arrested last year for chaining her to a dresser, young Jersey Bridgeman received something of a fresh start when she began kindergarten this fall in northwestern Arkansas.

 

 

Man says prayer group leader told him to kill wife

Posted 11/28/2012 in National

Less than three months after he stood as a groomsman in the wedding of two friends he had known since college in Texas, Micah Moore walked into a suburban Kansas City police department and unloaded a dark secret: He had taken the woman's life at the request of her new husband, a charismatic prayer group leader.

 

 

Rice concession on Libya fails to please

Posted 11/28/2012 in National

U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice told lawmakers Tuesday that her initial explanation of the deadly Sept. 11 raid in Libya was wrong, but her concession failed to mollify three Republican senators who signaled they would try to block her possible nomination to be secretary of state.

 

 

« previous   Page 203 of 234   next »

 

Advanced Search

 

 

 

Follow Us:

Follow Us on Facebook

Follow Us on Twitter

Follow Us via Instagram

Follow Us via Email