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House GOP bill would roll back school lunch rules

Posted 5/21/2014 in National

House Republicans are proposing to let some schools opt out of healthier school lunch and breakfast programs if they are losing money.

 

Everything must go: Silverdome's assets for sale

Posted 5/20/2014 in National

The Pontiac Silverdome was the place Elvis, Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones played. And Pope John Paul II prayed. It's where Barry Sanders and Isiah Thomas became Detroit sports legends.

Traditional Nigerian hunters want to help find kidnapped schoolgirls

Posted 5/20/2014 in National

Traditional hunters armed with homemade guns, poisoned spears and amulets have gathered in their hundreds, eager to use their skills and what they believe to be supernatural powers to help find nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists.

Poll: More stressful to care for spouse than mom

Posted 5/20/2014 in National

You promise "in sickness and in health," but a new poll shows becoming a caregiver to a frail spouse causes more stress than having to care for mom, dad or even the in-laws.

 

Credit Suisse case called warning to foreign banks

Posted 5/20/2014 in National

Credit Suisse AG's guilty plea and $2.6 billion payment in a high-profile case brought by the Justice Department are being held out as a warning to foreign banks believed to be helping U.S. taxpayers conceal assets.

 

 

Burger King scrapping 'Have It Your Way' slogan

Posted 5/20/2014 in National

Burger King is scrapping its 40-year-old "Have It Your Way" slogan in favor of the more personal "Be Your Way."

 

China warns cyber charges could damage ties

Posted 5/20/2014 in National

China today warned the United States was jeopardizing military ties by charging five Chinese officers with cyberspying and tried to turn the tables on Washington by calling it "the biggest attacker of China's cyberspace."

AT&T aims for TV's future with $48.5B DirecTV deal

Posted 5/19/2014 in National

Priming itself for the age of Internet-delivered video, AT&T Inc. said it would buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion in cash and stock, or $95 per share.

 

Federal court trial takes up Ala. abortion law

Posted 5/19/2014 in National

A federal court trial begins Monday over an Alabama abortion law that proponents say will make abortions safer and opponents say will close three of Alabama's five licensed abortion clinics.

 

 

Lawmaker: Bring back firing squad executions

Posted 5/17/2014 in National

In the wake of a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma last month, a Utah lawmaker says he believes a firing squad is a more humane form of execution. And he plans to bring back that option for criminals sentenced to death in his state.

 

 

Obama and Congress move to address VA firestorm

Posted 5/17/2014 in National

The Obama administration and Congress are moving quickly to respond to a growing political firestorm over allegations of treatment delays and falsified records at veterans' hospitals nationwide.

 

 

AAA: Americans ready to travel after rough winter

Posted 5/17/2014 in National

A strong case of cabin fever and a little more money to spend should inspire a greater number of Americans to hit the road this Memorial Day weekend.

 

Government fine hardly the end of GM recall saga

Posted 5/17/2014 in National

General Motors' agreement to pay a $35 million federal fine for concealing defects in small-car ignition switches and to give the government greater oversight of its safety procedures closes one chapter of the automaker's recall saga. But it's far from over.

 

Police unions push for medical coverage of PTSD

Posted 5/17/2014 in National

Police unions across the U.S. are pushing for officers to be able to collect workers' compensation benefits if they suffer post-traumatic stress disorder, whether they got it from the general stress of police work or from responding to a deadly shooting rampage.

 

Ancient skeleton shedding light on first Americans

Posted 5/16/2014 in National

Thousands of years ago, a teenage girl toppled into a deep hole in a Mexican cave and died. Now, her skeleton and her DNA are bolstering the long-held theory that humans arrived in the Americas by way of a land bridge from Asia, scientists say.

 

Roommates buy lumpy used couch, find $40K in cash

Posted 5/16/2014 in National

For all the screaming and carrying on, their neighbors thought they'd won the lottery. But it was a lumpy old sofa stuffed with $40,000 in cash that had three young roommates raising a ruckus.

 

 

Parents rail against Common Core math

Posted 5/16/2014 in National

An Iowa woman jokingly calls it "Satan's handiwork." A California mom says she's broken down in tears. A Pennsylvania parent says it "makes my blood boil."

 

 

GM recalls 2.7M more vehicles

Posted 5/16/2014 in National

General Motors recalled an additional 2.7 million vehicles Thursday as a deep dive into safety issues at the nation's biggest automaker turned up more problems with some of the cars it built over the past decade.

 

Fast-food protests spread overseas

Posted 5/16/2014 in National

Labor organizers turned up the pressure on McDonald's and other fast-food chains to raise worker pay on Thursday, with plans to stage actions in more than 30 countries.

 

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