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Carjackers fail in the clutch, can't drive stick

Posted 6/27/2014 in National

An attempted carjacking in Seattle failed when three carjackers found they were in a vehicle with a manual transmission and none of them knew how to drive a stick shift.

 

 

T1red of p@sswords? Y0u @re N*t @lone!

Posted 6/27/2014 in National

Good thing she doesn't need a password to get into heaven. That's what Donna Spinner often mutters when she tries to remember the growing list of letter-number-and-symbol codes she's had to create to access her various online accounts.

 

 

Boehner says House plans to sue Obama

Posted 6/26/2014 in National

The House will vote next month on legislation authorizing a campaign-season lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to carry out the laws passed by Congress, Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday.

 

Arizona schools chief apologizes for 'hurtful' blog posts

Posted 6/26/2014 in National

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal broke down in tears Wednesday at the end of a news conference where he apologized for posting an anonymous blog comment that denigrated welfare recipients and other postings that were seen by some as racist.

 

FAA eyes lower building height limit near airports

Posted 6/26/2014 in National

The government wants to dramatically reduce the allowable height of buildings near hundreds of airports -- a proposal that is drawing fire from real estate developers and members of Congress who say it will reduce property values.

 

 

Law enforcement ready to abide by Supreme Court's cellphone ruling

Posted 6/26/2014 in National

Officers are being briefed during roll calls, new procedures are in place, and prosecutors are considering the effect on potentially thousands of pending court cases after the Supreme Court's ruling that restricts police searches of cellphones.

 

Ruling pushes gay marriage closer to Supreme Court

Posted 6/26/2014 in National

The first ruling by a federal appeals court that states cannot prevent gay couples from marrying makes it more likely the Supreme Court will ultimately have to make a decision it has so far avoided -- do states have the ability to prohibit same-sex marriage?

North Korea's take on new U.S. movie: 'Act of war'

Posted 6/26/2014 in National

North Korea is warning that the release of a new American comedy about a plot to assassinate leader Kim Jong Un would be an "act of war."

 

Designer T cells fight viruses after transplants

Posted 6/26/2014 in National

Bone marrow transplants save thousands of lives but patients are vulnerable to severe viral infections in the months afterward, until their new immune system kicks in.

 

 

Search for missing Malaysian plane shifts south

Posted 6/26/2014 in National

Investigators looking into the disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines plane are confident it was on autopilot when it crashed in a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean, Australian officials said today as they announced the latest shift in the search for the jet.

 

Pastor defrocked over gay wedding reinstated

Posted 6/25/2014 in National

A Pennsylvania pastor who broke church law by presiding over his son's same-sex wedding ceremony and then became an outspoken activist for gay rights can return to the pulpit after a United Methodist Church appeals panel on Tuesday overturned a decision to defrock him.

 

Bill Clinton defends Hillary's commitment to poor, working Americans

Posted 6/25/2014 in National

Bill Clinton defended Hillary Rodham Clinton's commitment to the poor and working Americans on Tuesday, saying his family's post-presidential wealth had not prevented the former secretary of state from understanding the economic problems of Americans.

 

 

Researcher charged in HIV vaccine fraud case

Posted 6/25/2014 in National

Responding to a major case of research misconduct, federal prosecutors have taken the rare step of filing charges against a scientist after he admitted falsifying data that led to millions in grants and hopes of a breakthrough in AIDS vaccine research.

 

U.S. weighs lawsuits on alleged insurance kickbacks

Posted 6/25/2014 in National

The government is considering whether to sue banks and other mortgage servicers to recover its losses from alleged insurance kickbacks that may have cost government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac hundreds of millions of dollars, according to an internal report.

It's a frog, it's a gorilla? No, it's Pig the dog

Posted 6/24/2014 in National

It's impossible not to stare at Kim Dillenbeck's dog Pig.

 

Editorial cartoon for 6-24-14

Posted 6/24/2014 in National

 

U.S.-Portugal game scores viewership goal

Posted 6/24/2014 in National

The United States' 2-2 World Cup draw with Portugal is almost certainly the most-watched soccer game ever in the U.S., an emphatic confirmation of the sport's rising popularity in a country slower to embrace it than the rest of the world.

 

Automakers to recall air bags in humid parts of U.S.

Posted 6/24/2014 in National

Faulty air bags -- which have already led to the recall of millions of cars worldwide -- are blamed for a new round of recalls in the U.S.

 

 

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