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Fracking: Rules tightened for chemical disclosure

Posted 3/21/2015 in National

The Obama administration said Friday it is requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.

 

 

Felon using expedited airport screening renews concerns

Posted 3/21/2015 in National

A key lawmaker raised questions about air travel security after a convicted felon and former member of a domestic terrorist organization was able to use an expedited airport security line.

 

 

Judge orders release of military detainee abuse photos

Posted 3/21/2015 in National

The U.S. must release photographs showing abuse of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, a federal judge has ruled in a long-running clash over letting the world see potentially disturbing images of how the military treated prisoners.

 

 

Afghanistan president to embark on landmark Washington visit

Posted 3/21/2015 in National

As the Afghan president heads to the United States on his first trip to Washington as head of state, the landmark visit offers a chance for both sides to start afresh and wipe the slate clean on the legacy of troubled U.S-Afghan relations.

 

 

Divisive issue of abortion stalls human trafficking bill

Posted 3/21/2015 in National

The Senate's 100 members don't agree on much. They agreed they wanted legislation to help the victims of sex trafficking. Then the bill got caught up in the emotional and uncompromising politics of abortion.

 

Ring of light: Total eclipse over Svalbard islands in Arctic

Posted 3/20/2015 in National

Sky-gazers in the Arctic were treated to a perfect view of a total solar eclipse today as the moon completely blocked out the sun in a clear sky, casting a shadow over Norway's remote archipelago of Svalbard.

 

Clinton: US politics could use 'camps for adults'

Posted 3/20/2015 in National

Hillary Rodham Clinton says the nation's political class could use "camps for adults" to foster cooperation because too many leaders get backed into partisan corners and refuse to work together.

 

 

Budget spat leaves House GOP leaders facing new discord

Posted 3/20/2015 in National

Whether the issue is immigration or federal budgets, Republicans keep learning a bitter lesson: Their sizable and near-historic congressional majority doesn't necessarily mean they can govern.

 

 

Bill seeks interagency coordination in hostage cases

Posted 3/20/2015 in National

A House Republican's effort to better coordinate government-wide efforts to free U.S. hostages held abroad is winning early support from the Pentagon chief.

 

 

Japanese police arrest suspect in US Embassy bomb threats

Posted 3/20/2015 in National

Japanese police said they arrested a man on Thursday accused of making bomb threats against the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, and media reports said he is also a possible suspect in recent death threats against Ambassador Caroline Kennedy.

 

 

FBI agent: Tsarnaev's computer contained extremist materials

Posted 3/20/2015 in National

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had a variety of extremist materials on his computer, including an issue of the al-Qaida magazine Inspire with an article entitled "Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom," an FBI agent testified Thursday.

 

Tunisian official: 2 gunmen trained in Libya before museum attack

Posted 3/20/2015 in National

The two extremist gunmen who killed 21 people at a museum in Tunis trained in neighboring Libya before carrying out the deadly attack, a top Tunisian security official said.

 

Monsanto to pay $350K to settle more lawsuits

Posted 3/19/2015 in National

Monsanto said Wednesday it will pay about $350,000 to settle class action lawsuits brought by farmers in seven states over genetically modified wheat.

 

 

Poll: Little change in desire for action on income inequality

Posted 3/19/2015 in National

Interest in income inequality is all the rage in public debate nowadays, with political figures from Sen. Elizabeth Warren on the left to Republican presidential prospect Jeb Bush on the right decrying the widening gap between the wealthy and everyone else.

 

 

Poll: Many unaware some health subsidies could be ruled out

Posted 3/19/2015 in National

With a decision due by summer in a Supreme Court case that could unravel President Barack Obama's health care law, a new poll finds many Americans have heard nothing about the case.

 

 

Trump launching presidential exploratory committee

Posted 3/19/2015 in National

Donald Trump announced plans Wednesday to form a presidential exploratory committee. "I am the only one who can make America truly great again," the Republican businessman and reality television star declared in a statement announcing the move.

 

 

Is there any recourse for victims of online photo memes?

Posted 3/19/2015 in National

Those pilfered, captioned and shared photos that make us either cringe, rage or laugh out loud are as old as the Internet itself, but in these wild online times, is there any recourse for their victims?

 

 

Feds eye oil, gas drilling off East Coast, Alaska, Gulf

Posted 3/19/2015 in National

Environmentalists say allowing offshore drilling along the U.S. East Coast from northern Virginia to the Georgia-Florida border could lead to a catastrophic oil spill devastating to the crucial tourism industry.

 

 

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