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Ohio court OKs order that dad can't have more kids

Posted 5/15/2014 in National

An Ohio appeals court has upheld a judge's order that a deadbeat father can't have more kids until he pays his back child support.

 

Segregation gaining 60 years after Brown

Posted 5/15/2014 in National

Progress toward integrated classrooms has largely been rolled back since the Supreme Court issued its landmark Brown v. Topeka Board of Education decision 60 years ago, according to a report released today by the Civil Rights Project at UCLA.

 

Lung cancer screening could cost Medicare billions

Posted 5/15/2014 in National

Every person covered by Medicare would shell out an additional $3 a month if the government agreed to pay to screen certain current and former smokers for lung cancer, a new study estimates.

 

Obama presents top medal to Afghanistan veteran

Posted 5/14/2014 in National

It could have been over for Kyle J. White just 30 seconds into the Taliban ambush, when a rocket-propelled grenade knocked him unconscious.

 

Clay Aiken wins N.C. Dem congressional primary

Posted 5/14/2014 in National

"American Idol" singer Clay Aiken won what had been a hotly contested Democratic primary for a North Carolina congressional seat according to a final, unofficial vote count that was posted Tuesday, a day after the accidental death of his closest rival.

 

 

Obama to ask Congress for cash for roads, bridges

Posted 5/14/2014 in National

America's roads, bridges and ports are falling apart, and the federal government is running out of money to fix them. So President Barack Obama is heading to a crumbling bridge outside New York City to try to pressure Congress into giving the nation's infrastructure an infusion of cash.

 

 

Consumers losing doctors with new insurance plans

Posted 5/14/2014 in National

The first thing Michelle Pool did before picking a plan under President Barack Obama's health insurance law was check whether her longtime primary care doctor was covered.

 

 

Bill to renew tax breaks clears hurdle in Senate

Posted 5/14/2014 in National

A bill to renew more than 50 expired tax breaks for businesses and individuals cleared a key hurdle in the Senate Tuesday, giving hope to millions of taxpayers who would otherwise be hit with unwelcome tax increases next spring.

 

 

Drivers beware: Your air bag may not deploy

Posted 5/14/2014 in National

Here's an unsettling fact about cars equipped with air bags: They don't always deploy when drivers -- or regulators -- expect them to.

 

Report highlights child labor on tobacco farms

Posted 5/14/2014 in National

You may have to be at least 18 to buy cigarettes in the U.S., but children as young as 7 are working long hours in fields harvesting nicotine- and pesticide-laced tobacco leaves under sometimes hazardous and sweltering conditions, according to a report released Wednesday by an international rights group.

 

Sallie Mae, Justice Department in $60M settlement

Posted 5/14/2014 in National

Student lender Sallie Mae has reached a $60 million settlement with the Justice Department to resolve allegations that it charged members of the military excessive interest rates on their student loans, the federal government announced Tuesday.

 

Availability of state-funded pre-K varies widely

Posted 5/13/2014 in National

The availability of state-funded pre-kindergarten programs varies widely from one part of the country to another, says a new report.

 

U.S. on track for narrowest budget gap since 2008

Posted 5/13/2014 in National

The U.S. government ran a big surplus in April, thanks to a flood of tax payments that helped keep the budget on track for the lowest annual deficit in six years.

 

Washington Monument reopens

Posted 5/13/2014 in National

A cross section of Americans awakened early and waited in line for hours to be among the first to ride to the top of the Washington Monument, open to the public Monday for the first time in nearly three years after an earthquake chipped and cracked the towering symbol.

Godzilla proves even giant monsters need lawyers

Posted 5/13/2014 in National

He spews radioactive fire, razes cities and pummels creatures from Earth and beyond, but even Godzilla needs a good lawyer sometimes. After all, you don't survive 60 years in the movie business without taking some fights to court.

 

The doctor will see you now via webcam, smartphone

Posted 5/13/2014 in National

Mark Matulaitis holds out his arms so the Parkinson's specialist can check his tremors. But this is no doctor's office: Matulaitis sits in his rural Maryland home as a neurologist a few hundred miles away examines him via the camera in his laptop.

 

 

U.K. company to track aircraft after Malaysian loss

Posted 5/13/2014 in National

Inmarsat Plc, a provider of global mobile satellite communications services, said it will offer free basic tracking services for planes flying over oceans in the hope of preventing another incident such as the loss of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

 

 

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