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Anti-human trafficking bill expected to pass Senate

Posted 4/22/2015 in National

Bipartisan legislation aimed at helping the victims of sex trafficking is set to pass the Senate after lawmakers ended a partisan dispute over abortion that has sidetracked the bill for weeks.

 

 

Blue Bell says it's still trying to pinpoint listeria cause

Posted 4/22/2015 in National

A massive recall has brought more attention and put more pressure on a century-old Texas ice cream company that has been searching to discover how its products became linked to a deadly string of listeria cases.

 

 

Task force: Mammograms in 40s a choice, but don't skip at 50

Posted 4/21/2015 in National

Women should get a mammogram every two years starting at age 50 -- and while routine screening brings little benefit in the 40s, beginning it that early should be a personal choice, a government task force said Monday.

 

Lawyer: No answer on why man who died in custody was stopped

Posted 4/21/2015 in National

The lawyer for the family of Freddie Gray, a black man who died of spinal injuries he sustained during an arrest in Baltimore, said he believes the police had no reason to stop the man in the first place.

5 years after BP spill, drillers push into riskier depths

Posted 4/20/2015 in National

Five years after the nation's worst offshore oil spill, the industry is working on drilling even further into the risky depths beneath the Gulf of Mexico to tap massive deposits once thought unreachable.

 

Waivers may give next president way out of health care feuds

Posted 4/20/2015 in National

Republican or Democrat, the next president will have the chance to remake the nation's health care overhaul without fighting Congress.

 

Empty chairs honor 168 victims of Oklahoma City bombing

Posted 4/20/2015 in National

Every day when Dr. Rosslyn Biggs goes to work as a federal government veterinarian she is reminded of her mother, one of 168 people killed in the Oklahoma City bombing and honored Sunday on the 20th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil until Sept. 11, 2001.

 

Email: Affleck asked PBS to not reveal slave-owning ancestor

Posted 4/20/2015 in National

Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the program.

 

 

Gyrocopter pilot frustrated message isn't getting through

Posted 4/20/2015 in National

The letter carrier who caused a full-scale security review in Washington when he violated national airspace by landing his gyrocopter on Capitol Hill expressed frustration Sunday that his message wasn't getting through.

 

 

Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing

Posted 4/18/2015 in National

Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance.

 

Driver who hit toddler starts events that leave 4 dead

Posted 4/17/2015 in National

Damani Terry just wanted to join a group of girls dancing in a park across the street. The 2-year-old stepped into the road -- right into the path of an oncoming van.

 

Homeland chief: Gyrocopter came in 'under the radar'

Posted 4/17/2015 in National

The Florida postal carrier charged Thursday with two federal crimes for steering his small gyrocopter through protected Washington airspace "literally flew under the radar" to the lawn of the Capitol, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said as key lawmakers raised alarms about security risks.

 

Families make videos to reassure patients with dementia

Posted 4/17/2015 in National

For 94-year-old Louise Irving, who suffers from dementia, waking up every day to a video with a familiar face and a familiar voice seems to spark a flicker of recognition.

 

Don't panic, college seniors: Jobs for grads likely to grow

Posted 4/17/2015 in National

The consulting and accounting firm EY is aggressively recruiting on college campuses this spring.

 

 

Putin offers to mend ties with West

Posted 4/17/2015 in National

Russia has weathered the worst of its economic troubles and is on the road to recovery, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday during a marathon call-in TV show, offering to normalize ties with the West if it treats Moscow as an equal partner and not a "vassal."

 

 

Lawmaker seeks review of reserve deputy program

Posted 4/17/2015 in National

A state lawmaker called Thursday for an independent review of Tulsa's reserve deputy program as more questions arose about the training of a 73-year-old volunteer officer who says he accidentally shot a suspect to death while the man was being held down by others.

 

 

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