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Study: Hundreds of kids harmed by detergent 'pods

Posted 11/11/2014 in National

Accidental poisonings from squishy laundry detergent packets sometimes mistaken for toys or candy landed more than 700 U.S. children in the hospital in just two years.

 

 

Writing workshop helps veterans get memories on paper

Posted 11/11/2014 in National

Matt Phair wept as he wrote about the chaos he witnessed as a Marine in 1975 at the end of the Vietnam War.

 

Hummingbird secrets revealed through banding

Posted 11/10/2014 in National

Hummingbirds are giving up some of their secrets.

 

Ebola nurse to remain a voice against quarantines

Posted 11/10/2014 in National

The Maine nurse who defied quarantine attempts after treating Ebola patients in West Africa is looking forward to stepping out her front door -- "like normal people."

 

 

The South: Solid once again -- for Republicans

Posted 11/8/2014 in National

With the walloping Republicans gave Democrats in the midterm elections, the GOP stands one Louisiana Senate runoff away from completely controlling Southern politics from the Carolinas to Texas.

 

 

2 Americans held in North Korea home

Posted 11/8/2014 in National

Two Americans held by North Korea were on their way home Saturday after their release was secured through a secret mission by the top U.S. intelligence official to the reclusive Communist country.

 

 

Immigration dispute erupts at White House lunch

Posted 11/8/2014 in National

A White House lunch aiming for cooperation boiled into a fresh dispute with newly empowered Republicans over immigration reform Friday.

 

 

VA chief: 1K workers face disciplinary action

Posted 11/8/2014 in National

The Veterans Affairs Department is considering disciplinary action against more than 1,000 employees.

 

 

Taking credit for killing bin Laden sparks debate

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

Some special operations service members and veterans are unhappy that one of their own has taken credit publicly for killing Osama bin Laden.

 

Why GOP won: Shifting white votes hurt Democrats

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

White voters of all ages were less likely to back Democrats this year than in elections past.

 

Prosecutors drop charge against AC/DC drummer

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

New Zealand authorities made an embarrassing about-face on Friday when prosecutors dropped a murder-for-hire charge against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd, saying there was not enough evidence to proceed.

 

Probe finds porous security at NYC's Rikers Island

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

Water bottles filled with vodka that go uninspected. Lunch boxes packed with drugs allowed to bypass X-ray machines. Razor blades and other objects waved on through, even when they set off metal detectors.

 

Jihadi fighters on cruise ships to Syria

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

Would-be jihadi fighters are increasingly booking tickets on cruise ships to join extremists in battle zones in Syria and Iraq.

 

 

House Speaker Boehner warns Obama on immigration

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

In a blunt post-election warning, House Speaker John Boehner cautioned President Barack Obama on Thursday against taking sweeping action on immigration.

 

 

Joy, dismay as two sides assess gay-marriage ruling

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

One side was euphoric, the other dismayed.

 

 

Inventor of CorningWare glass dies in New York

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

S. Donald Stookey is no household name, but his best-known invention truly is: CorningWare.

 

 

FBI says agent impersonated AP reporter

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

FBI Director James Comey says an agent impersonated an Associated Press reporter during a 2007 criminal investigation.

 

 

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