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36 min ago | FOX Carolina

Parts of US Capitol closed after incident

In a statement, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said the House would not convene at 10 a.m. EDT for morning business, but lawmakers were expected to convene at noon to begin legislative work.


Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, John Boehner

1 hr ago | Northern Michigan News

In New Orleans, a 10-year sentence for Ray Nagin

He entered New Orleans City Hall as a cool and confidant self-styled reformer, won fame there as a passionate, if profane, critic of the federal response to Hurricane Katrina and exited under suspicion.


Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Prison, US Politics, US House of Representatives, William Jefferson, Democrat, Oakdale, LA

5 hrs ago | Lexington Herald-Leader

Top Army brass defend troubled intelligence system

This March 18, 2013 file photo shows Gen. John Campbell speaking at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.


Related Topix: US Military, Fort Leavenworth, US Army, US Politics, Representative John Campbell, Republican, US House of Representatives, Leavenworth, KS, Duncan Hunter, US Marine Corps

Wed Jul 09, 2014

WAVE-TV Louisville

Obama: Congress can act now to fix border crisis

DALLAS - President Barack Obama, seeking to keep a humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border from becoming a deeper political liability, pushed back Wednesday at critics who have cast his administration's response to the influx of unaccompanied children as slow and ineffective.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

Statesboro Herald

'Scholarships for life'

NCAA President Mark Emmert told a Senate committee Wednesday he supports "scholarships for life" and other reforms in how athletes are treated, then did such a good job of casting himself as a powerless figurehead that one senator told him: "I can't tell whether you're in charge or whether you're a minion."


Related Topix: US Politics, Claire McCaskill, Democrat, Oakland, CA

WFAA-TV Dallas

New York police see risks with drones' popularity

One private drone crash-landed in midtown Manhattan. Another caused alarm by hovering over Times Square amid tight security during Super Bowl week.


Related Topix: Manhattan, NY, New York, NY, Federal Aviation Administration, Criminal Defense Law, Law

WTVF Nashville

Heart pounds, eyes close on the tallest waterslide

A 10-minute climb up 264 steps to the top of the world's tallest waterslide is followed by 10 seconds of adrenaline in a raft rushing nearly straight down at up to 70 mph.


Related Topix: Weather, US Supreme Court, Immigration Reform

Daily Chronicle

Obama officials pledge to stem immigration tide

WASHINGTON – Obama administration officials defended their response to the immigration crisis on the Southwest border Wednesday and pledged to get control of the flood of unaccompanied children arriving from Central America.


Related Topix: FEMA

WELI-AM Hamden

No Bailout for the Border Kids

President Obama and Texas Gov. Rick Perry will meet on Wednesday to talk about the humanitarian emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, but the real fireworks are likely to be on Capitol Hill, where Democrats and Republicans will begin working on the president's $3.7 billion funding request for emergency operations to deal with the crisis.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Family, Kids, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors


Breakfast takes a bigger bite out of your wallet

If you're keeping a closer eye on your pocket book, you're feeling a pinch when you go to the grocery store.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, United States Department of Agriculture

Daily Journal

Colorado's gay marriage fight echoes drama in 1975

Nearly 40 years ago, a newly elected, miniskirt-wearing feminist in Colorado stumbled into history when a gay couple denied a marriage license sought her help instead.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Wedding, Denver, CO, US Governors, John Hickenlooper, US Supreme Court

WKXW-FM Trenton

Government made $100B in improper payments

By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them - tax credits to families that didn't qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs and medical payments for treatments that might not have been necessary.


Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, John Mica, US Politics, Tax

WTOP-FM Washington

Indonesians vote for president in tight race

After the most polarizing campaign in Indonesia's history, millions of people voted to elect a new president Wednesday in a race too tight to predict, hoping for change that will fight corruption and poverty.


Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia, US Politics, Barack Obama

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Russian stole data from US restaurants, zoo

A Russian man recently arrested on bank fraud and other charges hacked into computers at restaurants in Western Washington, hundreds of other retail businesses, and even the Phoenix Zoo, US authorities allege.


Related Topix: Computer Security, Science / Technology, US Secret Service

Daily Journal

South Carolina Episcopalians take fight to court

ST. GEORGE, South Carolina - About 50 conservative Episcopal churches in South Carolina are in court this week, trying to keep their name, seal and $500 million in land and buildings after they broke away from the national denomination in a wide-ranging theological dispute.


Related Topix: South Carolina, Religion, Episcopal Church, St. George, SC, Gay/Lesbian, US Supreme Court, Anglican

WKXW-FM Trenton

Menendez wants federal probe of Cuba role

Sen. Robert Menendez said Tuesday that he has asked the Justice Department to investigate whether the Cuban government had a role in allegations against him that have made him a target of a federal probe.


Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, Robert Menendez

The Chronicle-Telegram

Panel recommends Cleveland as site of 2016 Republican National Convention

Cleveland won the backing of a Republican National Committee panel on Tuesday, all but guaranteeing the GOP's 2016 presidential pick will accept the party's nomination in perennially hard-fought Ohio.


Related Topix: Republican National Convention, Entertainment, Television, Cleveland, OH, Drama, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democrat

The Dam Station

Senators Clueless About NSA Bombshell

The newest revelations about the National Security Agency may be shocking to the rest of us.


Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Lindsey Graham


President Obama is preparing to ask Congress for more than $2 billion ...

President Barack Obama is preparing to ask Congress for emergency spending of more than $2 billion to deal with the crisis of unaccompanied kids at the Southern border, but for now he won't seek legal changes to send the children back home more quickly.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Barack Obama, Family, Kids, Washington, DC, US Senate, Republican, John Cornyn

The Tribune

Grand Canyon crash a game-changer in air travel

In the mid-1950s, air travel was a shadow of the highly advanced operation of checks and rules seen today.

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Related Topix: Grand-Canyon, AZ, US National Parks, Grand Canyon National Park, Federal Aviation Administration