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GM could face another fine for Impala recall

Posted 6/20/2014 in National

An old e-mail from a General Motors employee warning of a "serious safety problem" could help trigger another government fine against the automaker.

 

All gone: How erasing billions of birds shocked us

Posted 6/19/2014 in National

It was the moment that humanity learned we had the awesome power to erase an entire species off the face of the Earth in the scientific equivalent of a blink of an eye: The passenger pigeon went from billions of birds to extinct before our very eyes.

 

Turmoil in Iraq is pushing up gasoline prices

Posted 6/19/2014 in National

Violence in Iraq is pushing U.S. gasoline prices higher, depriving drivers of the usual price break between Memorial Day and July Fourth.

 

 

Religious conservatives to judge top Republicans

Posted 6/19/2014 in National

Some of the Republican Party's most ambitious leaders are courting religious conservatives as evangelical officials claim new momentum in their fight for the GOP's soul.

 

 

Social Security closes offices as baby boomers age

Posted 6/19/2014 in National

Budget cuts have forced the Social Security Administration to close dozens of field offices even as millions of baby boomers approach retirement, swamping the agency with applications for benefits, a senior agency official told Congress Wednesday.

 

 

U.S. aims for trial of Benghazi suspect held on ship

Posted 6/18/2014 in National

The capture of an alleged leader of the deadly 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, gave U.S. officials a rare moment of good news.

 

 

Deadly brawl is latest test of self-defense laws

Posted 6/18/2014 in National

A Colorado prosecutor said he's frustrated that the state's "Make My Day" law prevents him from charging a man who killed an acquaintance during a drunken brawl that spilled into his home, becoming the latest test to self-defense gun laws nationwide.

 

 

$1,000-a-pill Sovaldi jolts health care system

Posted 6/18/2014 in National

Your money or your life?

 

Deputy: Man hid drugs under 'stomach fat'

Posted 6/17/2014 in National

A central Florida man who weighs about 450 pounds faces multiple charges after sheriff's deputies say he hid cocaine and 23 grams of marijuana under his "stomach fat."

Nebraska town braces for massive tornado cleanup

Posted 6/17/2014 in National

Residents of Pilger braced for a massive cleanup after a storm with dual tornadoes tore through their tiny northeast Nebraska town, killing a 5-year-old and damaging more than half of the community's structures.

 

GM recalls 3.4M more cars for ignition switches

Posted 6/17/2014 in National

General Motors says it needs to change or replace the keys for about 3.4 million cars because they could cause the ignition switch to move out of position if they're carrying too much weight.

 

 

L.A. mayor drops F-bomb on television

Posted 6/17/2014 in National

Mayor Eric Garcetti used the F-bomb in declaring it a big day for LA.

 

World Cup viewership up 8 percent in the US

Posted 6/16/2014 in National

Television viewership of the World Cup's opening game in the United States was up 8 percent over 2010, due to increased interest in ESPN's English-language telecast.

Peace talks still in limbo despite swap

Posted 6/16/2014 in National

Despite securing the release of five top detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, there are few indications that the Taliban will head into peace talks with the Afghan government any time soon.

 

48 killed in terror attack on Kenya town

Posted 6/16/2014 in National

Dozens of extremists wielding automatic weapons attacked a small Kenyan coastal town for hours, assaulting the police station, setting two hotels on fire, and spraying bullets into the street. At least 48 people were killed, officials said Monday.

 

Kasem was an island of calm in swirl of pop music

Posted 6/16/2014 in National

In pop culture, Casey Kasem was as sweet and dependable as a glass of warm milk and a plate of chocolate chip cookies, which only made the ugliness of his last few years of life seem more bizarre and tragic. The radio host of "American Top 40" and voice of animated television characters like Scooby-Doo's sidekick Shaggy died Sunday morning at a hospital in Gig Harbor, Washington. He was 82.

Methamphetamine pours into Central California as liquid

Posted 6/14/2014 in National

In methamphetamine's seedy underworld, traffickers are disguising the drug as a liquid to smuggle it into the United States from Mexico.

 

Immigration on pause despite Cantor loss

Posted 6/14/2014 in National

To the frustration of many of his supporters, President Barack Obama is backing away from immigration changes he could make on his own. He is kicking the issue to House Republicans instead, despite mounting evidence they won't address the millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States.

 

 

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