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Aging drivers present new transportation challenge

Posted 11/9/2012 in National

Baby boomers started driving at a young age and became more mobile than any generation before or since. They practically invented the two-car family and escalated traffic congestion when women began commuting to work. Now, 8,000 of them are turning 65 every day, and those retirements could once again reshape the nation's transportation.

 

 

Iran bans 'luxury' imports as sanctions bite

Posted 11/9/2012 in National

Iran's sanctions-fighting "resistance economy" suddenly got a lot leaner, less flashy and perhaps a bit more uncomfortable.

 

 

Giffords faces shooter for first time in court

Posted 11/9/2012 in National

The pain was palpable, measured in silent stares in the courtroom between an emotionless murderer and wounded former congresswoman who looked her attempted killer in the eyes for the first time since he shot her in the head.

 

 

AP sources: Navy SEALs punished for secrets breach

Posted 11/9/2012 in National

Seven members of the secretive Navy SEAL Team 6, including one involved in the mission to get Osama bin Laden, have been punished for disclosing classified information, senior Navy officials said Thursday.

 

 

Here comes marijuana tourism?

Posted 11/9/2012 in National

Hit the slopes -- and then a bong?

 

 

Obama's health care overhaul turns into a sprint

Posted 11/8/2012 in National

Its place assured alongside Medicare and Medicaid, President Barack Obama's health care law is now in a sprint to the finish line, with just 11 months to go before millions of uninsured people can start signing up for coverage.

 

 

Scientology makes few waves in Israel

Posted 11/8/2012 in National

The Church of Scientology has apparently found one place where its presence doesn't set off alarms, protests and demonstrations, and that place is one of the world's most religiously fraught countries -- Israel.

 

 

Obama, GOP leaders prepare to negotiate budget deal

Posted 11/8/2012 in National

Taking little time to celebrate, President Barack Obama is setting out to leverage his re-election into legislative success in an upcoming showdown with congressional Republicans over taxes, deficits and the impending "fiscal cliff."

 

 

Man to be sentenced for mass shooting in Tucson

Posted 11/8/2012 in National

The man who pleaded guilty in the Arizona shooting rampage will be sentenced Thursday for the attack that left six people dead and wounded former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others.

 

 

Seemingly endless Wis. election cycle eases to end

Posted 11/8/2012 in National

Candidates approving this message have been at it for two years in Wisconsin, along with the robocalls, angry commercials, emails begging for campaign donations and glossy political mail.

 

Obama faces urgent task in second term

Posted 11/7/2012 in National

President Barack Obama faces a new, urgent task now that he has a second term -- working with a status-quo Congress to address an impending financial crisis economists say could plunge the country into further recession if not resolved.

 

Study: Looking old may be a sign of heart risks

Posted 11/7/2012 in National

Want a clue to your risk of heart disease? Look in the mirror.

 

 

Testimony: US soldier knew he killed Afghans

Posted 11/7/2012 in National

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales made a mid-massacre confession, asked for help bleaching his blood-stained clothing and deliberately destroyed his laptop computer, fellow soldiers have testified -- statements that prosecutors say show he knew what he was doing the night 16 civilians were slaughtered in two villages in southern Afghanistan.

 

 

Penn State ex-President Spanier heads to court

Posted 11/7/2012 in National

The criminal case begins against Graham Spanier, the former Penn State president accused of lying during the Jerry Sandusky child molestation case and trying to derail the investigation.

 

 

Engineer: Stove brand in day care fire problematic

Posted 11/7/2012 in National

The brand of stove at the center of a fire at a Texas home day care that killed four children and injured three others has been known to be problematic, an engineering expert told jurors Tuesday in the murder trial of the facility's owner.

 

 

Police: Calif. shooting suspect was 'methodical'

Posted 11/7/2012 in National

Clattering machinery at a chicken-processing plant provided all the cover Lawrence Jones needed to kill two co-workers execution style and wound two others Tuesday, police said.

 

Obama's re-election celebrated around world

Posted 11/7/2012 in National

From his old school in Indonesia to a Japanese beach town that happens to share his name, many around the world cheered President Barack Obama's re-election Wednesday while others said stubborn conflicts and deepening economic and environmental woes will not be helped by his success.

 

Democrats expand Senate grip but fail to win House

Posted 11/7/2012 in National

Democrats strengthened their hold on the Senate but failed Tuesday to recapture the majority in the House of Representatives they lost two years ago.

 

 

Gay marriage, marijuana backed in historic votes

Posted 11/7/2012 in National

Altering the course of U.S social policy, Maine and Maryland became the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote, while Washington state and Colorado set up a showdown with federal authorities by legalizing recreational use of marijuana.

 

 

Obama wins re-election

Posted 11/6/2012 in National

President Barack Obama won re-election Tuesday night despite a fierce challenge from Mitt Romney as well as a weak economy and high unemployment that crimped the middle class dreams of millions.

 

 

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