NATIONAL

4938 results   « previous   Page 207 of 247   next »

 

Biden to meet with gun-safety, victims groups

Posted 1/9/2013 in National

Seeking to spur fresh action on gun legislation, Vice President Joe Biden is meeting at the White House with victims groups and gun-safety organizations.

 

 

DOJ official wants trustee in meningitis outbreak case

Posted 1/9/2013 in National

An independent trustee must be appointed to oversee the bankruptcy of a Massachusetts pharmacy linked to a meningitis outbreak because of the firm's "gross mismanagement," among other reasons, a Justice Department official argued Tuesday.

 

 

US seared during hottest year on record by far

Posted 1/9/2013 in National

America set an off-the-charts heat record in 2012. A brutal combination of a widespread drought and a mostly absent winter pushed the average annual U.S. temperature last year up to 55.32 degrees Fahrenheit, the government announced Tuesday. That's a full degree warmer than the old record set in 1998.

 

Police: Colo. shooting suspect planned massacre

Posted 1/9/2013 in National

As officials this week laid out the most detailed portrait yet of last year's Aurora movie theater massacre, they also mapped sometimes paradoxical behavior by the man accused of the rampage, James Holmes.

 

$1 million donations wanted for Obama inauguration

Posted 1/9/2013 in National

Planners of President Barack Obama's second inauguration are soliciting high-dollar contributions up to $1 million to help pay for the celebration in exchange for special access.

 

 

US banks to pay $8.5B in mortgage settlement

Posted 1/8/2013 in National

Hundreds of thousands of Americans stand to benefit from the latest mortgage-abuse settlement, but consumer advocates say U.S. banks may be getting the best of the deal.

 

 

Giffords, Kelly launch gun control lobbying effort

Posted 1/8/2013 in National

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband launched a political action committee aimed at curbing gun violence on Tuesday, the second anniversary of the Tucson shooting that killed six people and left her critically injured.

 

Obama taps Hagel for Pentagon, Brennan for CIA

Posted 1/7/2013 in National

President Barack Obama today will nominate Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary and counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, two potentially controversial picks for his second-term national security team.

At Iowa prison, a lonely battle against sex movies

Posted 1/7/2013 in National

Administrators let offenders at one of Iowa's most dangerous prison units watch violent and sexually explicit movies and TV shows for years, despite repeated complaints from a female officer who said it encouraged inmates to sexually harass her.

 

Clinton scheduled to return to work today

Posted 1/7/2013 in National

The State Department says Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will return to work Monday, a little over a week after she was hospitalized with a blood clot in her head.

 

 

Talk of GOP primaries follows 'fiscal cliff' vote

Posted 1/5/2013 in National

Republicans in Congress who took the politically risky step of voting to raise taxes now find themselves trying to fend off potential primary challenges next year from angry conservatives.

 

 

2012 was worst year for whooping cough since 1955

Posted 1/5/2013 in National

The nation just suffered its worst year for whooping cough in nearly six decades, according to preliminary government figures.

 

 

Farm bill extension evidence of lost clout

Posted 1/5/2013 in National

A patchwork extension of federal farm programs passed as part of a larger "fiscal cliff" bill keeps the price of milk from rising but doesn't include many of the goodies that farm-state lawmakers are used to getting for their rural districts.

 

Obama urges action on debt ceiling

Posted 1/5/2013 in National

President Barack Obama is hailing a last-minute deal that avoids the so-called fiscal cliff but says it's just one step in a broader effort to boost the economy and shrink federal deficits.

 

Cat used in Brazil prison smuggling try

Posted 1/5/2013 in National

Guards thought there was something suspicious about a little white cat slipping through a prison gate in northeastern Brazil.

 

 

Electoral College count affirms Obama's win

Posted 1/5/2013 in National

Congress made the obvious official on Friday. President Barack Obama has been re-elected.

 

 

SC woman, oldest living US citizen, dies at 114

Posted 1/5/2013 in National

A 114-year-old South Carolina woman who was the oldest living U.S. citizen has died.

 

Incarcerated veterans train dogs for other vets

Posted 1/5/2013 in National

Hazard Wilson's new cellmate is a hairy bundle of energy whose playful zeal can't be contained by steel doors: a five-month-old golden retriever. Yardley is one of three canines assigned since September to inmates at a maximum-security prison in western Maryland for training as service dogs for disabled military veterans.

 

Utah school recasts musical with sexy Elvis songs

Posted 1/5/2013 in National

A parent who was "All Shook Up" about Elvis Presley songs in a high-school drama prompted educators to cancel the musical, deeming it too sexual. But the decision was reversed Thursday by administrators at the high school south of Salt Lake City.

 

 

« previous   Page 207 of 247   next »

 

Advanced Search

 

 

 

Follow Us:

Follow Us on Facebook

Follow Us on Twitter

Follow Us via Instagram

Follow Us via Email