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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.

 

Segregation gaining 60 years after Brown

Posted 5/15/2014 in National

Progress toward integrated classrooms has largely been rolled back since the Supreme Court issued its landmark Brown v. Topeka Board of Education decision 60 years ago, according to a report released today by the Civil Rights Project at UCLA.

 

Lung cancer screening could cost Medicare billions

Posted 5/15/2014 in National

Every person covered by Medicare would shell out an additional $3 a month if the government agreed to pay to screen certain current and former smokers for lung cancer, a new study estimates.

 

Obama presents top medal to Afghanistan veteran

Posted 5/14/2014 in National

It could have been over for Kyle J. White just 30 seconds into the Taliban ambush, when a rocket-propelled grenade knocked him unconscious.

 

Clay Aiken wins N.C. Dem congressional primary

Posted 5/14/2014 in National

"American Idol" singer Clay Aiken won what had been a hotly contested Democratic primary for a North Carolina congressional seat according to a final, unofficial vote count that was posted Tuesday, a day after the accidental death of his closest rival.

 

 

Obama to ask Congress for cash for roads, bridges

Posted 5/14/2014 in National

America's roads, bridges and ports are falling apart, and the federal government is running out of money to fix them. So President Barack Obama is heading to a crumbling bridge outside New York City to try to pressure Congress into giving the nation's infrastructure an infusion of cash.

 

 

Consumers losing doctors with new insurance plans

Posted 5/14/2014 in National

The first thing Michelle Pool did before picking a plan under President Barack Obama's health insurance law was check whether her longtime primary care doctor was covered.

 

 

Bill to renew tax breaks clears hurdle in Senate

Posted 5/14/2014 in National

A bill to renew more than 50 expired tax breaks for businesses and individuals cleared a key hurdle in the Senate Tuesday, giving hope to millions of taxpayers who would otherwise be hit with unwelcome tax increases next spring.

 

 

Drivers beware: Your air bag may not deploy

Posted 5/14/2014 in National

Here's an unsettling fact about cars equipped with air bags: They don't always deploy when drivers -- or regulators -- expect them to.

 

Report highlights child labor on tobacco farms

Posted 5/14/2014 in National

You may have to be at least 18 to buy cigarettes in the U.S., but children as young as 7 are working long hours in fields harvesting nicotine- and pesticide-laced tobacco leaves under sometimes hazardous and sweltering conditions, according to a report released Wednesday by an international rights group.

 

Sallie Mae, Justice Department in $60M settlement

Posted 5/14/2014 in National

Student lender Sallie Mae has reached a $60 million settlement with the Justice Department to resolve allegations that it charged members of the military excessive interest rates on their student loans, the federal government announced Tuesday.

 

Availability of state-funded pre-K varies widely

Posted 5/13/2014 in National

The availability of state-funded pre-kindergarten programs varies widely from one part of the country to another, says a new report.

 

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