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GOP voters in Ga. to decide Senate nominee

Voters head to the polls Tuesday to decide between Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue after a closely watched campaign shaped largely by each candidate's personal history rather than the issues.


Related Topix: US Politics, Jack Kingston, Republican, US House of Representatives, Georgia, Georgia Government, Dollar General, Retail, Barack Obama

Mon Jul 21, 2014

KXLY-TV Spokane

47 shot. 5 dead. Chicago officials meet

After an 11-year-old girl was shot and killed by a stray bullet while sitting on a friend's bedroom floor, Chicago officials met Monday to discuss the city's recent surge in gun violence.


Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel

Cybercast News Service

Judge tosses Wisconsin senator's health care suit

A federal judge on Monday dismissed a U.S. senator's lawsuit challenging a requirement that congressional members and their staffs to obtain government-subsidized health insurance through small business exchanges, saying the senator had no grounds to sue.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Ron Johnson, US Senate, Republican, Small Business, Health Insurance, Personal Finance, Health

Stars and Stripes

Ex-soldier undecided on murder-conviction appeal

Lawyers for a former Hawaii-based soldier who avoided a death sentence for his 5-year-old daughter's death want him to consult with an appellate attorney before deciding whether to appeal his murder conviction.


Related Topix: Death Penalty, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


Arizona execution-drug case heads to US Supreme Court

A case challenging Arizona's refusal to reveal detailed information about the lethal combination it will use to put an inmate to death is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.


Related Topix: US Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Death Penalty

Idaho woman appeals NSA surveillance lawsuit

Anna Smith of Coeur d'Alene sued the NSA last year, contending that the agency's collection of the data amounts to an illegal search and seizure, prohibited under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.


Related Topix: Cellphones, Coeur d'Alene, ID, US Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, ACLU

WIS-TV Columbia

Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas to bolster security along the Mexico border, a local lawmaker confirmed Monday.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Gay/Lesbian, Prison, Transgender, Rick Perry, US Governors


Obama bars contractors from LGBT bias

President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday banning federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Gay/Lesbian, Law, Employment / Labor Law, George Bush

Click Orlando

TSA passenger security fee rises

Airline passenger security fees charged by the Transportation Security Administration are increasing because of the congressional budget deal passed in December.


Related Topix: US Politics, US Senate, Patty Murray, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan

Times Herald

Lawmaker: Texas to send 1,000 guardsmen to border

Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas to bolster security along the Mexico border, a local lawmaker confirmed Monday.


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

Click Orlando

Bill Clinton: Hillary Clinton needs time

Former President Bill Clinton says that Hillary Clinton, his wife and the prohibitive favorite for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016, needs time to not only decide whether she will run, but what she would bring to the race if she did.


Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Clinton, History in the News

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Should Malaysia jet have flown over Ukraine?

"We, along with hundreds of other airlines, have flown that route safely for quite some time," Hugh Dunleavy, commercial director for Malaysia Airlines, told CNN's Saima Mohsin over the weekend.

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Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, Malaysia Travel, World News, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Travel, Federal Aviation Administration

Brandon Sun

Kerry heads to Mideast in bid for cease-fire as US sharpens criticism of Hamas

Secretary of State John Kerry is heading back to the Middle East as the Obama administration attempts to bolster regional efforts to reach a ceasefire and sharpens its criticism of Hamas in its conflict with Israel.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories,

Sun Jul 20, 2014

4 killed in Arizona plane crash that sparks fire

The Federal Aviation Administration says hikers in the Bear Mountain area reported the crash and possible fire around 3 p.m. Sunday.


Related Topix: Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration

The Washington Post

Committees, super PACs disclose June fundraising

The political parties, their campaign committees and super PACs faced a Sunday deadline to disclose how much donors gave and how much operatives spent in June.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Barack Obama, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government, Mitt Romney

ABC 33/40

Decision coming on bomber training area expansion

Air Force officials are expected to decide as soon as next month whether to go forward with an expansion of a bomber training area over the Northern Plains that would encompass an area larger than West Virginia.


Related Topix: US Military, Ellsworth Air Force Base, US Air Force, Minot Air Force Base, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, Jon Tester, US Senate, Democrat

KXLY-TV Spokane

Senate Intel chief: Putin should 'man up'

Russian President Vladimir Putin should "man up" and offer clear explanations amid important questions about the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein said on Sunday.


Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, State of the Union, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777


How a flood of kids upended immigration debate

What was once a debate over how to fix a broken system and provide a path to citizenship for millions has become a race to decide how to increase border patrols and send people back quickly to their country of origin.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Family, Kids, US Politics, Barack Obama, Prison


Hot air balloon crashes into power lines, 5 hurt

The Federal Aviation Administration tells Boston's WBZ-TV that the balloon was attempting to land in the residential area in Clinton, Massachusetts when it hit the power lines around 7:40 p.m. Saturday.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration

Howling winds push massive Washington fire

Road closures and evacuations were changing rapidly, as hot weather and winds with gusts up to 30 mph were pushing the fire over ridge tops and toward a cluster of small towns northeast of Seattle.


Related Topix: US Politics, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Washington, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Weather, Pateros, WA, Okanogan County, WA