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UN warns Iraq of 'chaos' if no progress

Posted 7/12/2014 in National

The U.N. urged Iraq's leaders Saturday to overcome their deep divisions and move quickly to form a new government that can unite the country and confront a surging militant threat, warning that failure to do so "risks plunging the country into chaos."

Faster deportations? A possible border crisis deal

Posted 7/11/2014 in National

Outlines of a possible compromise that would more quickly deport minors arriving from Central America emerged Thursday as part of President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency request to address the immigration crisis on the nation's southern border.

 

Agriculture industry seeks to create right to farm

Posted 7/11/2014 in National

In the nation's agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world. It could be on track to become a right, written into law alongside the freedom of speech and religion.

 

Gunman demanded to know ex-wife's whereabouts

Posted 7/11/2014 in National

A man charged with killing four children and their parents forced his way into the family's suburban Houston home, tied them up and shot them in the back of the head when they refused to tell him where his ex-wife was, authorities said Thursday.

 

Germany kicks out top American spy

Posted 7/11/2014 in National

Germany on Thursday demanded Washington's top spy in Berlin leave the country as a new round of allegations of U.S. espionage worsened the friction between the two allies.

 

House GOP moves ahead on suing Obama

Posted 7/11/2014 in National

House Republicans took the initial step on Thursday to sue President Barack Obama over the administration's decision to delay the employer mandate of the health care law.

Prostitute in Google exec case linked to 2nd death

Posted 7/11/2014 in National

Two months before police say a high-priced prostitute calmly left a Google executive dying from a heroin overdose on his yacht, the woman panicked on the phone with a 911 dispatcher as her boyfriend lay on the floor of their home in the throes of a fatal overdose.

 

14,000 draft notices sent to men born in 1800s

Posted 7/11/2014 in National

No, the United States isn't trying to build a military force of centenarians. It just seems that way after the Selective Service System mistakenly sent notices to more than 14,000 Pennsylvania men born between 1893 and 1897, ordering them to register for the nation's military draft and warning that failure to do so is "punishable by a fine and imprisonment."

 

Derailed plane fuselages removed from Montana river

Posted 7/10/2014 in National

Crews have removed all three commercial airplane fuselages from a river embankment in western Montana after they tumbled off a train in a derailment.

 

Obama aims to shift border crisis debate

Posted 7/10/2014 in National

Faced with a potentially awkward scene at the Texas-Mexico border, President Barack Obama sought to recast the political debate over a flood of young migrants as a question of Republican willingness to tackle the problem, not his decision to skip a chance to view the crisis first-hand.

 

 

Visitors wait 5 hours for Universal Orlando Harry Potter ride

Posted 7/10/2014 in National

You might need a magic wand to get on the new Harry Potter ride at Universal Orlando Resort.

 

 

Commanders suggest a 2nd group in Benghazi attacks

Posted 7/10/2014 in National

Well-trained attackers executed the deadly dawn assault on a CIA complex in Benghazi, Libya, suggesting different perpetrators from those who penetrated the U.S. diplomatic mission the previous night, according to newly revealed testimony from top military commanders.

 

 

U.S. students in middle of pack on financial knowhow

Posted 7/10/2014 in National

In an increasingly global economy, just 1 in 10 teenagers around the world is able to make some key -- but complex -- financial decisions, including choosing among various loans or analyzing invoices and pay slips.

 

 

Naked intruder recites Scripture in home

Posted 7/10/2014 in National

It was little comfort to the residents of a Seattle home along Lake Washington when the naked man who crashed through their front door began loudly reciting Scripture.

 

 

AP: Disabled often banned from voting

Posted 7/10/2014 in National

At a time when election officials are struggling to convince more Americans to vote, advocates for the disabled say thousands of people with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy and other intellectual or developmental disabilities have been systematically denied that basic right in the nation's largest county.

 

 

Confederate flags on Va. campus to be moved

Posted 7/10/2014 in National

Washington and Lee University is drawing praise from some and complaints from others after announcing that it will remove Confederate battle flags from a chapel on the Virginia campus where Robert E. Lee is buried.

 

Hospital pharmacist charged in theft of 200K pills

Posted 7/9/2014 in National

A pharmacist who oversaw a major hospital's vault of drugs stole nearly 200,000 powerful painkillers he was supposed to safeguard and dispense, narcotics prosecutors said Tuesday as they unveiled a case that makes unusual use of a state drug-kingpin law.

Government made $100B in improper payments

Posted 7/9/2014 in National

By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them -- tax credits to families that didn't qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs and medical payments for treatments that might not have been necessary.

 

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