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Feds: 5 arrested, accused of scam posing as IRS agents

Posted 5/25/2016 in National

The Treasury Department has arrested five people in Miami accused of posing as IRS agents in telephone calls and demanding immediate payment of overdue taxes, a scheme that netted them an estimated $2 million, a top official said Tuesday.

 

 

In two-front war, Clinton targets Trump's housing crash gain

Posted 5/25/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton and her Democratic allies dove deeper into Donald Trump's record Tuesday, launching a new round of attacks designed to paint the billionaire businessman as profiting off the housing crisis that hurt millions of Americans.

 

 

Trump says decision to seek donations followed GOP request

Posted 5/25/2016 in National

Donald Trump holds his first presidential fundraisers this week. The events directly benefit his campaign, but he doesn't see it that way.

 

 

Guidelines: Consider obesity surgery more often for diabetes

Posted 5/25/2016 in National

New guidelines say weight-loss surgery should become a more routine treatment option for diabetes, even for some patients who are mildly obese.

 

 

Bill Cosby ordered to stand trial in sex case

Posted 5/25/2016 in National

She called him "Mr. Cosby" and considered him a trusted friend and mentor.

 

 

Officer cleared of all charges in Freddie Gray case

Posted 5/24/2016 in National

Prosecutors failed for the second time in their bid to hold Baltimore police accountable for the arrest and death of Freddie Gray when an officer was acquitted Monday in the racially charged case that triggered riots a year ago.

 

 

Supreme Court upends all-white jury verdict, death sentence

Posted 5/24/2016 in National

The Supreme Court upended the conviction and death sentence of a black Georgia man Monday because prosecutors violated the Constitution by excluding African-Americans from the all-white jury that determined his fate.

 

 

Most House GOP women in tough races biding time on Trump

Posted 5/24/2016 in National

Before deciding if she'll vote for Donald Trump, Martha McSally says she'll spend time "determining what kind of man he is." Mia Love says some comments by the presumptive Republican presidential candidate need "some sort of explanation," while Renee Ellmers backs him because he's "a problem solver."

 

 

Before island's primary, Sanders criticizes Puerto Rico plan

Posted 5/24/2016 in National

Two weeks before Puerto Rico's primary, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says a deal between House leaders and the Obama administration to help the island out of debt has colonialist overtones.

 

 

Clinton private email probe winding down

Posted 5/24/2016 in National

FBI agents probing whether Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server imperiled government secrets appear close to completing their work, a process experts say will likely culminate in a sit-down with the former secretary of state.

 

 

Senator: Military sex case files show 'troubling command culture'

Posted 5/24/2016 in National

A U.S. senator is stepping up her criticism of the Pentagon's campaign to end sexual assaults, alleging in a report to be released Monday that a "troubling command culture" seems to favor closing cases over pursuing justice and leaves victims vulnerable to retaliation.

 

 

Cosby due in court in Penn. sex-assault case

Posted 5/24/2016 in National

 

 

Obama signs bill striking offensive terms from US laws

Posted 5/24/2016 in National

Federal laws will no longer include outdated and offensive terms used to describe minority groups.

 

 

Head of TSA security operations removed from position

Posted 5/24/2016 in National

A House committee said Monday that the head of security operations at the Transportation Security Administration has been replaced.

 

 

Many Vietnam vets say they support lifting of arms embargo

Posted 5/24/2016 in National

The way Terry Neilen sees it, lifting the ban on U.S. arms sales to Vietnam makes sense in the face of China's growing influence in the region.

 

 

Decades after death in WWII, a son of New Orleans comes home

Posted 5/23/2016 in National

More than seven decades after being killed during World War II, Pvt. Earl Joseph Keating is finally coming home to his native New Orleans after his remains were discovered on the Pacific island where he died in 1942.

 

 

Elderly book end-of-life talks once labeled 'death panels'

Posted 5/23/2016 in National

The doctor got right down to business after Herbert Diamond bounded in. A single green form before her, she had some questions for the agile 88-year-old: about comas and ventilators, about feeding tubes and CPR, about intense and irreversible suffering.

 

 

Boycott over LGBT law impacts more than just the music fans

Posted 5/23/2016 in National

Stagehand Kery Eller doesn't own any Bruce Springsteen albums, but he would smash them if he did.

 

 

Clinton sees benefits in Trump's attacks

Posted 5/23/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton has a message for Donald Trump: keep on talking.

 

 

US veteran seeks asylum for Iraqi man who saved his life

Posted 5/23/2016 in National

After three military combat tours in warn-torn Iraq, Chase Millsap returned home to get on with a civilian life, but there was one thing he couldn't do: leave a comrade behind, certainly not one who had saved his life.

 

 

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