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Dave Brat avoiding the spotlight

Posted 6/14/2014 in National

The giant slayer isn't quite ready for his close up.

 

Army: Bergdahl not joined by family after return

Posted 6/14/2014 in National

When Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl arrived back in the United States following five years of captivity by the Taliban in Afghanistan, he wasn't joined by his family, military officials say.

 

 

Yells for 'Daddy' near school yield surprising find

Posted 6/14/2014 in National

olice say a Connecticut woman became concerned when she heard someone calling "Daddy" repeatedly near a school. But when she began looking for a child, she instead found a large green parrot up in a tree.

 

Political split outgrows the voting booth in America

Posted 6/13/2014 in National

Political polarization in America has broken out of the voting booth.

 

Bergdahl back in the U.S. to recuperate

Posted 6/13/2014 in National

Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant who has been recovering in Germany after five years as a Taliban captive, returned to the United States early today to continue his medical treatment.

 

Immigration a political quandary for GOP

Posted 6/13/2014 in National

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's startling primary loss this week to a tea party-backed opponent illustrates how the GOP finds itself paralyzed by immigration reform.

 

Emboldened after Cantor, tea party crows

Posted 6/13/2014 in National

A conservative underdog's swift dispatch of Majority Leader Eric Cantor is feeding tea party dreams in Mississippi and beyond in the 2014 midterm elections.

 

Ruby Dee's legacy of activism, acting mourned

Posted 6/13/2014 in National

For Ruby Dee, acting and activism weren't contradictory things. They were inseparable, and they were intertwined. The African-American actress, who earned lead roles in movies and on Broadway, also spent her life fighting against injustice, even emceeing the 1963 March on Washington and protesting apartheid in South Africa.

Chicago man filling potholes -- artfully

Posted 6/13/2014 in National

The perfect pothole might not exist for many people -- but for mosaic artist Jim Bachor, it's one with a nice oval shape.

 

Obama: U.S. will send fresh help to beleaguered Iraq

Posted 6/13/2014 in National

Less than three years after pulling American forces out of Iraq, President Barack Obama is weighing a range of short-term military options, including airstrikes, to quell an al-Qaida inspired insurgency that has captured two Iraqi cities and threatened to press toward Baghdad.

 

O.J. Simpson case at 20: Views in black and white

Posted 6/12/2014 in National

The O.J. Simpson murder trial exposed many painful truths. None hit harder than the idea that white and black people often look at the same facts and see different realities.

 

Tea party candidates try to build on Cantor loss

Posted 6/12/2014 in National

Conservative insurgents rallied Wednesday to capitalize on the downfall of their party's House majority leader, whose loss to a tea party-backed challenger put the differences dividing Republicans back at the forefront of this year's midterm elections.

 

 

For OPEC, the price of oil is just right, for now

Posted 6/12/2014 in National

The world oil market has set up quite nicely for OPEC.

 

 

Lawmakers push to approve unified veterans' bill

Posted 6/12/2014 in National

After two overwhelming votes in two days, members of Congress say they are confident they can agree on a bill to improve veterans' health care and send it to the president's desk by the end of the month.

 

 

Study: Red meat possibly linked to breast cancer

Posted 6/12/2014 in National

Women who often indulge their cravings for hamburgers, steaks and other red meat may have a slightly higher risk of breast cancer, a new study suggests.

 

 

10-year-old gets high school diploma in California

Posted 6/12/2014 in National

A 10-year-old Northern California boy is celebrating a milestone most people don't reach until they are in their late teens.

 

Bush bash: Elder ex-president turns 90

Posted 6/12/2014 in National

Former President George H.W. Bush is celebrating his 90th birthday at his family's seaside retreat in Maine, where he has spent his summers since he was a boy.

 

Bergdahl writing, posts show frustration, struggle

Posted 6/12/2014 in National

In Facebook posts written before he vanished from his military base in Afghanistan, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl spoke of his frustration with the world and his desire to change the status quo.

 

 

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