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New anti-gay remarks by 'Duck Dynasty' star emerge

Posted 5/23/2014 in National

A&E has declined to comment on new video of "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson reviving past anti-gay remarks.

 

 

AP: Botched nuclear silo drill revealed

Posted 5/23/2014 in National

An Air Force security team's botched response to a simulated assault on a nuclear missile silo has prompted a blistering review followed by expanded training to deal with the nightmare scenario of a real attack.

 

 

House defies Pentagon on defense spending

Posted 5/23/2014 in National

The House defied the Pentagon on Thursday, overwhelmingly backing a $601 billion defense authorization bill that saves the Cold War-era U-2 spy plane, military bases and Navy cruisers despite warnings that it will undercut military readiness.

 

 

House passes curbs on NSA phone surveillance

Posted 5/23/2014 in National

In an overwhelming vote, the House moved the U.S. closer to ending the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records Thursday.

 

 

80 U.S. Air Force personnel on ground in Chad

Posted 5/23/2014 in National

Eighty U.S. Air Force personnel have begun their mission in Chad to help locate nearly 300 schoolgirls kidnapped in neighboring Nigeria, a U.S. military spokesman said Thursday.

 

 

Meh: Nearly half of Americans don't care who controls Congress

Posted 5/22/2014 in National

Who cares which party controls Congress? Only about half of Americans. The other 46 percent, not so much, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.

 

 

Thailand army declares coup, nationwide curfew

Posted 5/22/2014 in National

Thailand's army chief seized power today in a bloodless coup, mounting the country's 12th military takeover since 1932 in what he called a necessary move to restore stability after nearly seven months of political deadlock and deadly violence.

 

 

U.S. hacking victims fell prey to mundane ruses

Posted 5/21/2014 in National

The victims were their own worst enemies. The hacking techniques the U.S. government says China used against American companies turned out to be disappointingly mundane, tricking employees into opening email attachments or clicking on innocent-looking website links.

 

Bees created unwanted buzz at Kentucky store

Posted 5/21/2014 in National

After setting things abuzz by trapping customers in a store, a hive of honeybees has been safely removed from downtown Danville in central Kentucky.

 

Reid: Senate will OK judge who wrote drone memos

Posted 5/21/2014 in National

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is predicting victory as senators near a vote on one of President Barack Obama's most contentious picks for a federal judgeship, a former administration official who authored secret documents justifying the use of drones to kill an American overseas.

 

 

Supreme Court justice suspends execution

Posted 5/21/2014 in National

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito issued an order late Tuesday suspending the planned execution of a Missouri inmate with a little more than an hour to spare before the inmate's scheduled lethal injection.

 

2 bomb blasts in Nigeria kill at least 118

Posted 5/21/2014 in National

Two car bombs exploded at a bustling bus terminal and market in Nigeria's central city of Jos on Tuesday, killing at least 118 people, wounding dozens and leaving bloodied bodies amid the flaming debris.

First lady Obama: Arts education good for good schools

Posted 5/21/2014 in National

Delivering a forceful argument on the role of the arts in education, Michelle Obama said Tuesday that it isn't something to be introduced after student test scores go up but is a critical element of achieving those higher test scores in the first place.

House bill would speed VA firings as outcry grows

Posted 5/21/2014 in National

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki would be granted more authority to fire or demote senior executives under a bill headed to the House floor. The measure comes as pressure builds on Capitol Hill to overhaul the beleaguered agency in response to allegations of treatment delays and preventable deaths.

 

House GOP bill would roll back school lunch rules

Posted 5/21/2014 in National

House Republicans are proposing to let some schools opt out of healthier school lunch and breakfast programs if they are losing money.

 

Everything must go: Silverdome's assets for sale

Posted 5/20/2014 in National

The Pontiac Silverdome was the place Elvis, Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones played. And Pope John Paul II prayed. It's where Barry Sanders and Isiah Thomas became Detroit sports legends.

Traditional Nigerian hunters want to help find kidnapped schoolgirls

Posted 5/20/2014 in National

Traditional hunters armed with homemade guns, poisoned spears and amulets have gathered in their hundreds, eager to use their skills and what they believe to be supernatural powers to help find nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists.

 

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