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Health head: Congress' problem if court voids health law aid

Posted 6/11/2015 in National

Congress and the states will need to find an answer if the Supreme Court strikes down the federal subsidies that are a foundation of President Barack Obama's health care law, his health secretary told lawmakers Wednesday.

 

 

US to send more troops to Iraq for expanded training mission

Posted 6/10/2015 in National

An expected White House decision to send several hundred more troops to Iraq to expand training of Iraqi forces in Anbar province is not a shift in U.S. strategy but is aimed at helping Iraq retake the provincial capital, Ramadi, and eventually blunt the Islamic State's battlefield momentum.

 

 

Nashville Music City Center abuzz with 100K bees on roof

Posted 6/10/2015 in National

Nashville's Music City Center is now home to 100,000 bees as part of the venue's sustainability initiative.

 

 

Cervical cancer vaccine might work after just 1 shot, not 3

Posted 6/10/2015 in National

Protecting girls from cervical cancer might be possible with just one dose of the HPV vaccine rather than the three now recommended, a new analysis suggests.

 

 

GOP ready to attack Obama health law as HHS chief testifies

Posted 6/10/2015 in National

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell is ready to defend President Barack Obama's health care law before congressional Republicans who consider it a failure and who hope the Supreme Court will void one of its cornerstones -- federal subsidies that help millions afford coverage.

 

Supreme Court ruling against gay marriage could cause legal 'chaos'

Posted 6/10/2015 in National

Gay and lesbian couples could face legal chaos if the Supreme Court rules against same-sex marriage in the next few weeks.

 

Murder charge for woman who took abortion pill questioned

Posted 6/10/2015 in National

Even opponents of abortion say it may be hard for Georgia authorities to follow through with prosecuting a woman who was charged with murder because she took a pill to terminate her pregnancy.

 

 

Officer recorded in pool party incident resigns

Posted 6/10/2015 in National

A white police officer in suburban Dallas has resigned after he was recorded on video pushing a black teenage girl to the ground outside a pool party and brandishing his gun at other teens.

 

Group seeks charges against Cleveland cops in boy's shooting

Posted 6/10/2015 in National

A group of activists, clergy and attorneys frustrated by how long it's taken to investigate the death of a 12-year-old black boy who had a pellet gun when shot by a white police officer asked a judge Tuesday to rule that there's enough evidence to charge the officer and his partner with crimes.

 

Hastert enters not guilty plea during first court appearance

Posted 6/10/2015 in National

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has pleaded not guilty to charges that he violated banking rules and lied to the FBI about promising to pay $3.5 million in hush money to conceal misconduct from his days as a high school teacher.

 

Sweep in small town for two escaped killers comes up empty

Posted 6/10/2015 in National

Reports of two men walking along a road brought hundreds of law enforcement officers to a small town in the Adirondack foothills for a sweep that seemingly turned up no signs of two killers who escaped from a maximum-security prison.

South African veterinarians intervene to save Hope the rhino

Posted 6/10/2015 in National

The horns and a large section of the rhino's face were hacked off by poachers, a horrific injury that exposed flesh and bone.

Protests follow video of officer drawing gun on black teens

Posted 6/9/2015 in National

Hundreds of demonstrators marched Monday night to the pool where a white police officer pinned a black teenage girl to the ground and pulled a gun on others over the weekend.

Obama: US lacks 'complete strategy' for training Iraqi forces

Posted 6/9/2015 in National

Acknowledging military setbacks, President Barack Obama said Monday the United States still lacks a "complete strategy" for training Iraqi forces to fight the Islamic State.

 

Hastert to make 1st court appearance in hush money case

Posted 6/9/2015 in National

Dennis Hastert is set to appear in court Tuesday for the first time since an indictment nearly two weeks ago alleged the former U.S. House speaker agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct by the Illinois Republican.

 

 

Aging MDs prompt call for competency tests at AMA meeting

Posted 6/9/2015 in National

With one out of four U.S. doctors older than 65, the American Medical Association adopted a plan Monday to help decide when it's time for aging senior physicians to hang up the stethoscope.

 

 

Harper Lee misses induction into Ala. Writers Hall of Fame

Posted 6/9/2015 in National

"To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee missed her induction as an inaugural member of the Alabama Writers Hall of Fame on Monday just weeks before the release of her second book.

 

 

This May was wettest in US records

Posted 6/9/2015 in National

Feeling soggy? Last month was the wettest on record for the contiguous United States, according to federal meteorologists.

 

 

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