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New regulations sought for child car seats

Posted 1/22/2014 in National

Child car seats would for the first time have to protect children from death and injury in side-impact crashes under regulations the government is proposing, The Associated Press has learned.

 

 

Black media seek part of court-ordered tobacco ads

Posted 1/22/2014 in National

Black media outlets want the nation's tobacco companies to run court-ordered advertisements in their publications as part of a lawsuit charging that the industry lied about the dangers of smoking.

 

 

Higher-income Americans hit hardest by tax changes

Posted 1/22/2014 in National

Higher-income Americans and some legally married same-sex couples are likely to feel the biggest hits from tax law changes when they file their federal returns in the next few months. Taxpayers also will have a harder time taking medical deductions.

 

Former Va. gov, wife indicted for corruption

Posted 1/22/2014 in National

Bob McDonnell had just been elected governor of Virginia when a wealthy businessman who had donated the use of his private jet during the Republican's campaign requested a meeting at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York.

 

Psych screening sought in case of 2 slain kids

Posted 1/22/2014 in National

Two women who police say killed two young children while performing what they thought was an exorcism will continue to be held without bond as prosecutors seek a psychiatric evaluation to determine if they are mentally competent to stand trial.

 

Cyclist: Driver didn't see me stuck in his windshield

Posted 1/22/2014 in National

A Wisconsin man who became lodged in the windshield of a car that struck him said he turned to the driver and said, "Hello, I'm the guy you hit on the bicycle."

 

Police 'like' wanted Pa. suspect's Facebook post

Posted 1/22/2014 in National

Police in one northeastern Pennsylvania town really "liked" this Facebook post.

 

 

GOP image still muddled, a year after suggestions

Posted 1/21/2014 in National

The Republican Party's image has changed little in the year since GOP Chairman Reince Priebus published his prescription for broadening the party's appeal despite its investment in outreach to the racial minorities, women and gay voters who backed Democrats decisively in 2012.

 

 

2 nabbed at border in credit card fraud case

Posted 1/21/2014 in National

A South Texas police chief said Monday that two Mexican citizens who were arrested at the border used account information stolen during the Target security breach to buy tens of thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise.

 

 

Escaped Greek terrorist vows to fight govt

Posted 1/21/2014 in National

A Greek fugitive who vanished on furlough from prison while serving six life sentences for being in a deadly terrorist organization has vowed a return to armed action.

 

 

Russians studying Islamic video threatening Olympics

Posted 1/21/2014 in National

Russia's counter-terrorism agency says it's studying a video posted by an Islamic militant group that asserted responsibility for suicide bombings that killed 34 people last month and is threatening to strike the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

 

OSHA to investigate cause of deadly Omaha plant explosion

Posted 1/21/2014 in National

After a blast caused much of an Omaha manufacturing plant to collapse, some workers found themselves buried in debris and others scrambled for their lives.

 

Sandusky's son takes part in film on Penn St. case

Posted 1/21/2014 in National

The son of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky participated in a documentary about his father's sexual-abuse case and hopes to become an advocate for child victims.

 

Broncos-Seahawks Super Bowl pits top 'O,' top 'D'

Posted 1/20/2014 in National

Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos and Richard Sherman's Seattle Seahawks were the NFL's best all season, so it's fitting that they'll meet in the Super Bowl. Nobody scored as many points or gained as many yards as the Broncos. Nobody allowed as few points or gave up as few yards as the Seahawks. And nobody won as many games as those clubs, either.

Parades, marches and service projects honor MLK

Posted 1/20/2014 in National

The nation paused to remember Martin Luther King Jr. today with parades, marches and service projects.

Urban streets named for MLK still struggle

Posted 1/20/2014 in National

A walk down the 6-mile city street named for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. yields plenty of images that would surely unsettle the civil rights leader: shuttered storefronts, open-air drug markets and a glut of pawn shops, quickie check-cashing providers and liquor stores.

 

George W. Bush library archives open to public

Posted 1/20/2014 in National

The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is set to begin accepting Freedom of Information Act requests for records from Bush's presidency.

 

 

Some Obama spy changes hampered by complications

Posted 1/20/2014 in National

Several of the key surveillance reforms unveiled by President Barack Obama face complications that could muddy the proposals' lawfulness, slow their momentum in Congress and saddle the government with heavy costs and bureaucracy, legal experts warn.

 

Jailed American appears in N. Korea

Posted 1/20/2014 in National

An American missionary who has been jailed in North Korea for more than a year appeared before reporters Monday and appealed to the U.S. government to do its best to secure his release.

 

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