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Fury, cargo questions surround sunken ferry

Posted 4/25/2014 in National

Frustrated relatives of the scores of people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol held the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief overnight, angry about the pace of divers who have recovered 183 bodies so far but may have nearly 120 left to find in the dark rooms of the submerged vessel.

 

Oregon moves to dump health exchange website

Posted 4/25/2014 in National

Oregon, once expected to be a national leader in the federal health care overhaul, on Thursday moved to become the first state to dump its troubled online health exchange and use the federal marketplace instead.

 

 

Man gets life for retirement home deaths

Posted 4/25/2014 in National

A 67-year-old grandfather was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with no chance of parole in the killing of two women at a Detroit retirement home.

 

 

Number of military suicides dropped last year

Posted 4/25/2014 in National

Suicides across the military dropped by more than 15 percent last year, but new detailed data reveals an increase in the number of Army National Guard and Reserve soldiers who took their own lives.

 

 

Rivers refuses to apologize to women held captive

Posted 4/25/2014 in National

Joan Rivers refuses to apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity of three women kidnapped in Cleveland.

 

 

Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case changes name

Posted 4/24/2014 in National

An Army private convicted of providing classified documents to WikiLeaks won an initial victory Wednesday toward living as a woman when a Kansas judge granted a petition to change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.

 

 

First lady announces job site for veterans

Posted 4/24/2014 in National

To help veterans leaving the military as it downsizes, the government on Wednesday started a one-stop job-shopping website for them to create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database for companies to mine.

 

 

Boy says he sang gospel song, abductor freed him

Posted 4/24/2014 in National

A 9-year-old Atlanta boy who police say was abducted for a short time from his driveway is being praised by community leaders for his calm as he sang the gospel song "Every Praise" until the man released him.

 

 

Teen missed Africa, had no clue he was in Maui

Posted 4/24/2014 in National

Long flights can leave anyone a little unsteady, but a teenager who defied the odds, surviving a flight from California to Hawaii tucked in a jetliner's wheel well, was disoriented, thirsty and could barely walk after the freezing, low-pressure ordeal, airport officials said Wednesday.

 

 

Vermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods

Posted 4/24/2014 in National

Vermont lawmakers have passed the country's first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods as such, setting up a war between powerful lobbyists for the behemoth U.S. food industry and an American public that overwhelmingly says it approves of the idea.

 

 

Is the Taliban ready to deal on captive U.S. soldier?

Posted 4/24/2014 in National

The captors of an American soldier held for nearly five years in Afghanistan have signaled a willingness to release him but are unclear which U.S. government officials have the authority to make a deal, according to two individuals in the military working for his release.

 

 

FDA proposes first regulations for electronic cigarettes

Posted 4/24/2014 in National

The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.

 

 

Afghan hospital guard kills three American doctors

Posted 4/24/2014 in National

An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital this morning, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said.

 

 

Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up'

Posted 4/24/2014 in National

Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions "teed up" -- even as he acknowledged those penalties may do little to influence Vladimir Putin's handling of the crisis in Ukraine.

 

Electronic cigarette industry awaits looming FDA regulation

Posted 4/23/2014 in National

Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.

 

Job market for college graduates brightening but still weak

Posted 4/23/2014 in National

With college commencement ceremonies nearing, the government is offering a modest dose of good news for graduating seniors: The job market is brightening for new grads -- a bit.

 

 

Court upholds traffic stop based on anonymous tip

Posted 4/23/2014 in National

The Supreme Court says an anonymous tip can be sufficient to justify a decision by police to pull a car over on suspicion of reckless or drunken driving.

 

FBI investigates suspected serial child molester

Posted 4/23/2014 in National

The FBI asked for the public's help Tuesday to identify at least 90 potential victims of a suspected child predator who worked at 10 American and other international schools abroad for more than four decades before committing suicide last month in Minnesota.

 

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