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3 UVa graduates sue Rolling Stone over retracted rape story

Posted 7/30/2015 in National

Three University of Virginia graduates and members of a fraternity profiled in a debunked account of a gang rape in a retracted Rolling Stone magazine story filed a lawsuit against the publication and the article's author Wednesday, court records show.

 

 

House votes to provide money for highways, transit

Posted 7/30/2015 in National

The House voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to shore up federal highway aid and veterans' health care before heading out of town for its August recess, leaving unresolved an array of sticky issues that are sure to complicate an autumn agenda already groaning under the weight of indecision.

 

 

Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years

Posted 7/30/2015 in National

In the age of Apple's CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks.

 

 

Pilot program to provide federal student aid to prisoners

Posted 7/29/2015 in National

Some federal and state prisoners could soon be eligible for federal student aid to take college courses while behind bars.

 

GOP leaders plan Senate vote on Planned Parenthood aid

Posted 7/29/2015 in National

The Senate will vote before its August recess on a Republican effort to bar federal aid to Planned Parenthood, GOP leaders said Tuesday, as anti-abortion groups clamored for action by lawmakers.

 

Conservative move against Boehner a sign of discontent

Posted 7/29/2015 in National

An effort by a conservative Republican to strip House Speaker John Boehner of his position as the top House leader is largely symbolic, but is a sign of discontent among the more conservative wing of the House GOP.

 

From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes

Posted 7/29/2015 in National

Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee.

 

New video shows more of Bland's time in Texas jail

Posted 7/29/2015 in National

Texas authorities released additional footage from Sandra Bland's three days in jail, saying they wanted to dispel rumors that she was dead before arriving.

 

 

End of Boy Scouts' ban on gays prompts elation and alarm

Posted 7/29/2015 in National

The lifting of the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay adult leaders prompted some gay Eagle Scouts to quickly rejoin the movement on Tuesday.

 

 

Report: Health care spending to accelerate

Posted 7/29/2015 in National

It's lasted six years. But now welcome relief from rising U.S. health care costs seems to be winding down.

 

 

Iran nuclear deal turns up lobbying heat on Congress

Posted 7/29/2015 in National

The Iran nuclear deal has supercharged congressional lobbying, with President Barack Obama securing the support of a prominent Jewish Democrat and pro-Israel groups pressuring lawmakers in an all-out, big-money drive.

 

 

Man accused in lion death says he thought hunt was legal

Posted 7/29/2015 in National

A Minnesota dentist who went on a guided bow hunting trip for big game in Zimbabwe said that he had no idea the lion he killed was protected and that he relied on the expertise of his local guides to ensure the hunt was legal.

 

 

Judge: BP payouts to local entities to start soon for spill

Posted 7/28/2015 in National

A federal judge says BP will begin paying up to $1 billion in settlements to compensate local governments across the Gulf Coast for lost tax revenue and other economic damages they blame on the company's 2010 oil spill.

 

 

Experts: Report shows Bland may have used pot in jail

Posted 7/28/2015 in National

An initial toxicology report for Sandra Bland, who died in a Texas jail cell three days after her arrest during a traffic stop, raises the possibility that she may have used marijuana while in custody, two experts said.

 

 

Obama calls GOP criticism of Iran deal 'ridiculous,' 'sad'

Posted 7/28/2015 in National

President Barack Obama unleashed a blistering and belittling rebuke of Republican White House hopefuls Monday, calling their attack on his landmark nuclear deal with Iran "ridiculous if it weren't so sad."

 

Boy Scouts of America to allow gay adult leaders

Posted 7/28/2015 in National

The Boy Scouts of America has ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders but will allow church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.

 

2016 Republicans use Trump, TV to make debate cut

Posted 7/28/2015 in National

Rick Perry is attacking Donald Trump's credibility and branding the billionaire businessman "a cancer on conservatism." Rick Santorum, a conservative stalwart, popped up on a TV program popular with liberals. Lindsey Graham set his cellphone on fire.

 

 

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