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Park Service withdraws comments on fracking rule

Posted 11/29/2013 in National

The National Park Service has withdrawn "inappropriate" comments about a proposed rule regulating hydraulic fracturing operations on public lands.

 

 

Mexican drug cartels now make money exporting ore

Posted 11/29/2013 in National

Mexican drug cartels looking to diversify their businesses long ago moved into oil theft, pirated goods, extortion and kidnapping, consuming an ever larger swath of the country's economy.

 

 

Police review journal of Arizona teen held captive for clues

Posted 11/29/2013 in National

Police on Wednesday were poring over a journal they say a 17-year-old girl kept while she and her two younger sisters were imprisoned by their mother and stepfather for up to two years.

 

 

Pope ramps up charity office to be near poor, sick

Posted 11/29/2013 in National

When he was archbishop of Buenos Aires, Pope Francis was known to sneak out at night and break bread with the homeless, sit with them literally on the street and eat with them, as part of his aim to share the plight of the poor and let them know someone cared.

 

 

Killers of Israel soldier who shot Arabs sentenced

Posted 11/29/2013 in National

An Israeli court on Thursday sentenced seven Arabs citizens to prison terms of eight months to two years for their part in the lynching of a soldier who went on a deadly shooting spree in 2005.

 

 

Lower gas prices lifting hopes for holiday sales

Posted 11/28/2013 in National

No one begs Santa Claus for cheaper gasoline. Yet falling gas prices are shaping up as an unexpected gift for drivers -- and for people on their holiday shopping lists.

 

 

Supreme Court will take up new health law dispute

Posted 11/28/2013 in National

 

 

Prosecutor demands guilty verdict for Knox

Posted 11/28/2013 in National

An Italian prosecutor on Tuesday demanded that an appellate court find Amanda Knox guilty of the 2007 murder of her British roommate, a killing he argued may have been rooted in arguments about cleanliness and triggered by a toilet left unflushed by the only man now in jail for the murder.

 

 

Penny Lane: Gitmo's other secret CIA facility

Posted 11/28/2013 in National

 

 

U.S. pleads for release of ex-FBI agent held in Iran

Posted 11/28/2013 in National

The White House on Tuesday made a holiday appeal to Iran to return a retired FBI agent and two other Americans being held in the country.

 

 

From kitchen star to Salvation Army chef

Posted 11/28/2013 in National

 

 

Ethanol's rise can mean loss of hunting lands

Posted 11/28/2013 in National

 

 

Obama's gatekeeper now point man on health care

Posted 11/28/2013 in National

 

 

Weak 2013 Atlantic hurricane season draws to close

Posted 11/27/2013 in National

The 2013 Atlantic season has delivered the fewest hurricanes since 1982, U.S. forecasters said Monday, despite their predictions in May that it would be a busier than normal year.

 

 

Fla.'s GOP chair calls on Radel to step down

Posted 11/27/2013 in National

The chairman of the Republican Party of Florida on Monday called for U.S. Rep. Trey Radel to step down following his recent cocaine conviction.

 

 

Ahead of Winter Olympics, Russia sends mixed message on gays

Posted 11/27/2013 in National

Anyone who switched on Russian TV recently might have been forgiven for thinking the Kremlin was relaxing its hard line on gays: Images of rainbow flags and a happy same-sex couple looking adoringly at their child flashed across the screen.

 

Former hostages react to Iran's nuclear deal

Posted 11/26/2013 in National

A nuclear deal between the U.S., Iran and other world powers has been described as a trust-building step after decades of animosity that hopefully will lead to a more comprehensive deal down the road.

 

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