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Automakers to recall air bags in humid parts of U.S.

Posted 6/24/2014 in National

Faulty air bags -- which have already led to the recall of millions of cars worldwide -- are blamed for a new round of recalls in the U.S.

 

 

U.S. memo justifying drone killings released

Posted 6/24/2014 in National

The secret U.S. government memo outlining the justification for the use of drones to kill American terror suspects abroad was released by court order Monday, yielding the most detailed, inside look yet at the legal underpinnings of the Obama administration's program of "targeted killings."

 

 

Kerry hands dire warning to Iraqis over future

Posted 6/24/2014 in National

Warning of the "existential threat" posed by Sunni militants, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the U.S. is prepared to take military action even if Baghdad delays political reforms, noting that the risks of letting the insurgency run rampant threaten dangers beyond Iraq's borders.

 

Kerry confronts threat of new war in Iraq

Posted 6/23/2014 in National

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Baghdad today to meet with Iraq's leaders and personally urge the Shiite-led government to give more power to political opponents before a Sunni insurgency seizes more control across the country and sweeps away hopes for lasting peace.

 

ABA: Lawyers can scour jurors' social media

Posted 6/23/2014 in National

Lawyers have been given the green light to scan the social media sites of jurors. The American Bar Association says it's ethical for lawyers to scour online for publicly available musings of citizens called for jury service -- and even jurors in deliberations.

 

 

Hot grits attack leads to attempted murder charge

Posted 6/21/2014 in National

A Florida man has been charged with attempted murder after throwing a pan of hot grease and grits at a man who was on his front porch.

 

 

Pope's view on legalizing drugs: Just say no

Posted 6/21/2014 in National

Pope Francis condemned the legalization of recreational drugs as a flawed and failed experiment as he lent his voice Friday to a debate that is raging from the United States to Uruguay.

 

 

Soccer interactions dwarf other events on Facebook

Posted 6/21/2014 in National

Through one week of the World Cup, Facebook has already seen more people having more interactions about the tournament on the social media site than it had for the Sochi Olympics, Super Bowl and Academy Awards combined.

 

 

Paul defends 'unborn' in courting evangelicals

Posted 6/21/2014 in National

Describing a nation "in a full-blown spiritual crisis," leading Republicans on Friday vowed to fight against abortion rights and protect the role of faith in public life as they courted religious conservatives with an eye on the 2016 presidential contest.

 

 

Iraq crisis offers hint of vindication for Biden

Posted 6/21/2014 in National

As Iraq edges toward chaos, Joe Biden is having a quiet I-told-you-so moment.

 

Ex-sheriff gets prison in meth-for-sex case

Posted 6/20/2014 in National

A judge on Thursday sentenced a former Colorado sheriff to 15 months in prison for repeatedly violating his probation in a meth-for-sex case, saying the lawman, who was once regarded as a hero, had exhausted his opportunities to reform.

 

Republicans: Obama must defend Christian values at home, abroad

Posted 6/20/2014 in National

Leading Republicans on Thursday insisted that America's leaders must do more to defend Christian values at home and abroad.

 

 

12-cent gas tax increase proposed

Posted 6/20/2014 in National

Two senators unveiled a bipartisan plan Wednesday to raise federal gasoline and diesel taxes for the first time in more than two decades, pitching the proposal as a solution to Congress' struggle to pay for highway and transit programs.

 

 

CDC workers might have been exposed to anthrax

Posted 6/20/2014 in National

About 75 workers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may have been accidentally exposed to dangerous anthrax bacteria this month because of a safety problem at some of its labs in Atlanta, the federal agency revealed Thursday.

 

For Syria's displaced children, clowns know laughing matters

Posted 6/20/2014 in National

The Syrian children sat in guarded silence as the clowns tumbled out in a blur of colorful polka dots and suspenders, then burst into laughter as one of the performers kicked her glittery high heels into the air to the toots of a blue trombone.

 

Poll: Many still struggle to pay health premiums

Posted 6/20/2014 in National

Most people who signed up under President Barack Obama's health care law rate their new insurance highly, but a substantial number are struggling with the cost, according to a poll released Thursday.

 

 

Obama plan leaves Iraq mostly on its own

Posted 6/20/2014 in National

For years, the U.S. has been clear about its intent to step back from Iraq.

 

 

Maine tow truck driver swarmed by honeybees

Posted 6/20/2014 in National

What started as a routine response for a Maine tow truck driver ended with a trip to the hospital after he was swarmed by thousands of honeybees.

 

 

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