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Amid measles outbreak, few rules on teacher vaccinations

Posted 2/18/2015 in National

While much of the attention in the ongoing measles outbreak has focused on student vaccination requirements and exemptions, less attention has been paid to another group in the nation's classrooms: Teachers and staff members.

 

 

W.Va. oil train derailment was 1 of 3 with safer tank cars

Posted 2/18/2015 in National

The fiery derailment of a train carrying crude oil in West Virginia is one of three in the past year involving tank cars that already meet a higher safety standard than what federal law requires.

 

 

Immigrants disappointed but not deterred by judge's ruling

Posted 2/18/2015 in National

Immigrants expressed disappointment Tuesday after a federal judge put a hold on President Barack Obama's plan to protect more than 4 million people living illegally in the U.S. from deportation.

 

 

Obama view of US role in Arab world challenged by crises

Posted 2/18/2015 in National

President Barack Obama's view of the U.S. role in the Middle East and North Africa is being challenged by deepening crises in the very countries he has seen as models for his approach to the volatile region: Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Libya.

 

 

Mardi Gras: Last tipsy revelers sent home, trash swept up

Posted 2/18/2015 in National

Mardi Gras 2015 is officially over and the last tipsy revelers in New Orleans have been cleared from city streets.

 

 

Holder to make case for success of drug sentencing policies

Posted 2/17/2015 in National

The share of federal drug offenders subject to mandatory minimum sentences that critics call unduly harsh has plunged in the last year.

 

 

Push to boost defense spending puts GOP in budget bind

Posted 2/17/2015 in National

Pressing Pentagon demands in a time of terror threats and Islamic State militants have put newly empowered congressional Republicans in a bind.

 

 

Federal judge stalls Obama's executive action on immigration

Posted 2/17/2015 in National

A federal judge in South Texas has temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration.

 

 

Authorities: Man killed, officer hurt in Walmart shootout

Posted 2/17/2015 in National

A man was killed and a police officer was injured after what began as a traffic pursuit ended with an exchange of gunfire inside a Walmart store in northeastern Mississippi.

 

 

Now someone can manage your Facebook account after you die

Posted 2/17/2015 in National

Facebook is making it easier to plan for your online afterlife.

 

'It's My Party' singer-songwriter Lesley Gore dies at 68

Posted 2/17/2015 in National

Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore, who topped the charts in 1963 at age 16 with her epic song of teenage angst, "It's My Party," died Monday. She was 68.

 

Study: Teens getting less & less sleep

Posted 2/17/2015 in National

U.S. teens are getting sleepier: Many lack even seven hours of shut-eye each night and the problem has worsened over two decades, a study found.

 

Egypt strikes IS group in Libya after video of mass killing

Posted 2/16/2015 in National

Egyptian warplanes struck Islamic State targets in Libya on Monday in swift retribution for the extremists' beheading of a group of Egyptian Christian hostages on a beach, shown in a grisly online video released hours earlier.

'SNL' celebrates its big 4-0 with an anniversary special

Posted 2/16/2015 in National

With a measure of anniversary hoopla perhaps exceeded only by the nation's bicentennial, "Saturday Night Live" celebrated its 40th season on Sunday with a 3-hour gala of stars, laughs and memories.

 

Schools start treating e-cigarettes as drug paraphernalia

Posted 2/16/2015 in National

Some schools are getting tougher on e-cigarettes, even punishing possession of the devices more harshly than regular cigarettes.

 

 

Democrats seek relief from health law penalties

Posted 2/16/2015 in National

The official sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law may be over, but leading congressional Democrats say millions of Americans facing new tax penalties deserve a second chance.

 

 

Security firm: Hackers steal up to $1B from banks

Posted 2/16/2015 in National

A hacking ring has stolen up to $1 billion from banks around the world in what would be one of the biggest banking breaches known.

 

 

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