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Drivers: Return to your dealers for a 2nd air bag recall fix

Posted 1/31/2015 in National

Drivers, bring your vehicles back to the shop for more work on faulty air bags.

 

 

What red ink? As deficits dip, all sides seek more spending

Posted 1/31/2015 in National

The deficit is dead. Long live the deficit.

 

Meet Ida May Fuller, recipient of 1st Social Security check

Posted 1/31/2015 in National

Seventy-five years ago, the government cut 65-year-old Ida May Fuller a check. It was numbered 00-000-001 -- the first Social Security payout.

 

French fracture laid bare as 8-year-old praises terrorists

Posted 1/31/2015 in National

It was bad enough when France learned that the minute of silence for victims of the nation's deadliest terror attacks in decades was not respected by all students.

 

 

Islamic State group beheads Japanese journalist

Posted 1/31/2015 in National

An online video released Saturday night purported to show an Islamic State group militant behead Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, ending days of negotiations by diplomats to save the man.

 

 

Sheriffs expand concerns about Waze mobile traffic app

Posted 1/30/2015 in National

Not only does a feature of a popular Google Inc. mobile app put police officers' lives in danger, it also interferes with law enforcement's ability to carry out its speeding ticket mission, a leading group of sheriffs said Wednesday.

 

Feds: Treasure hunter eluded police with cash, tradecraft

Posted 1/30/2015 in National

A deep-sea treasure hunter who vanished during a court fight over his $50 million haul of gold bars and coins eluded capture by hiding in a two-room hotel suite under a fake name, paying for everything in cash and keeping a low-profile, authorities said Thursday.

 

Obama to seek to bust limits on domestic, defense spending

Posted 1/29/2015 in National

President Barack Obama will seek to bust through spending limits for both domestic and defense programs, the White House said today.

 

 

Panel recommending changes to military health care, benefits

Posted 1/29/2015 in National

U.S. officials say an independent commission is recommending broad changes to the military's retirement and health care systems that could save more than $20 billion over the next four years.

 

 

Treasure hunter who found a fortune in gold is captured

Posted 1/29/2015 in National

A treasure hunter accused of cheating his investors out of their share of one of the richest hauls in U.S. history was captured at an upscale Florida hotel after more than two years on the lam.

 

Bart the cat hit by car, buried and then crawls from grave

Posted 1/29/2015 in National

Bart the cat was hit by a car, buried and seemingly crawled back from the dead.

 

Census: 1 in 5 children now on food stamps

Posted 1/29/2015 in National

Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation's economy tumbled in 2008.

 

Nobel laureate Charles Townes, laser co-creator, dies at 99

Posted 1/29/2015 in National

Charles H. Townes, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist who helped create the laser that would revolutionize everything from medicine to manufacturing, has died.

 

Plan dropped to scale back college savings

Posted 1/28/2015 in National

The White House said Tuesday it is dropping a proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings plans amid a backlash from both Republicans and Democrats.

 

 

Military has wide discretion on Bergdahl charges

Posted 1/28/2015 in National

 

 

Pentagon docs: Obama to request big Pentagon budget hike

Posted 1/28/2015 in National

President Barack Obama will ask Congress for a hefty, almost 8 percent boost for the Pentagon.

 

 

Surgeon general: 'Desperate need of clarity' on e-cigs

Posted 1/28/2015 in National

Public health officials are "in desperate need of clarity" on electronic cigarettes to help guide policies, the nation's newly appointed surgeon general said Tuesday.

 

 

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