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58 min ago | WLNE-TV Providence

Celebrity rabbi takes plea bargain over bribery

Attorneys for a 38-year-old Texas woman are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block her scheduled execution for the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago. Attorneys for a 38-year-old Texas woman are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block her scheduled execution for the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago.


Related Topix: US Supreme Court, Spain, World News, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Pennsylvania

58 min ago | Yahoo!

Woman's execution for child's starving death appealed to Supreme Court

Attorneys for a 38-year-old Texas woman are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block her scheduled execution for the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago. Lisa Coleman is set for lethal injection Wednesday evening in Huntsville.


Related Topix: US Supreme Court, Death Penalty

3 hrs ago | WAPT-TV Jackson

Jewish group chides Biden for using offensive term

Vice President Joe Biden "should have been more careful" in a speech when he used a term that some consider anti-Semitic, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League said Tuesday. At a conference marking the 40th anniversary of the Legal Services Corporation, Biden recalled anecdotes from his son's experience serving in Iraq and meeting members of the military who were in need of legal help because of problems back at home.

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5 hrs ago | KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

ISIS turns to glossy magazine for propaganda

ISIS has used videos of its shocking beheadings of Western hostages to seize the world's attention, threatening the United States and its allies. The publication -- named "Dabiq" after a town in northern Syria that symbolizes a clash between Islam and the West -- portrays U.S. President Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain as "crusaders" who will "bring about the complete collapse of the modern American empire."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, Terrorism

5 hrs ago |

Poll: One in four Americans worry about Ebola

While President Barack Obama acknowledged Tuesday that the chances of an Ebola outbreak in the United States "are extremely low," roughly one in four Americans are worried that they or someone in their family will become a victim of the virus, according to a new survey. The CNN/ORC International poll, which was released Tuesday, indicates that 27% of Americans are concerned, compared to 73% who are not worried.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Opinion

6 hrs ago | WAVE-TV Louisville

Cuts to food stamps will only hit 4 states

Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed, an Associated Press review has found. As a result, it's unclear whether the law will realize the estimated $8.6 billion in savings over 10 years that the GOP had advertised.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Deval Patrick, US Governors, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Frank Lucas

8 hrs ago | ABC News

No Welfare for Weed Under House Bill

The House passed a bill Tuesday night that could make it a little harder for people to use government welfare payments to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal. The bill would prevent people from using government-issued welfare debit cards to make purchases at stores that sell marijuana.


Related Topix: Drugs, US Politics, Lloyd Doggett, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Cybercast News Service

House passes bill to oversee VA hospital building

The House has passed a bill to increase oversight of veterans' hospitals under construction, following a report that some medical centers take three years longer to complete than estimated and cost an extra $366 million per project. Republican congressman Mike Coffman of Colorado says the Veterans Affairs Department's oversight of construction projects is dysfunctional and leads to delayed health care.


Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Mike Coffman, Republican, US House of Representatives, Life, Veteran Affairs

Cybercast News Service

Congress: Safety agency mishandled GM recall

Both houses of Congress scolded the nation's highway safety agency Tuesday over its tardy handling of a deadly problem with General Motors cars, questioning whether it is competent to guarantee the safety of increasingly complex vehicles. David Friedman, acting chief of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, repeatedly defended his agency during a Senate hearing as lawmakers accused him of failing to take responsibility for missing multiple clues that could have saved lives in the recall of GM small cars with faulty ignition switches.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tim Murphy

WHJJ-AM Providence

Bubba Slams McConnell Where It Hurts

Hillary and Bill Clinton's visit to Iowa this weekend for the Harkin Steak Fry generated plenty of headlines, but its political impact may end up being bigger in Kentucky than in the Hawkeye State. That's because the most memorable moment of the steak fry wasn't Hillary's 2016 patter or the effort to boost Bruce Braley , the Democratic Senate candidate in Iowa.


Related Topix: Bill Clinton, History in the News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, George Bush, W.

WALB-TV Albany

Hagel, Dempsey defend US plan to target extremists

Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw a black cloud coming over the hills.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, US Politics, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat, Barack Obama

KMOV-TV Saint Louis

FBI investigates Missouri officer's stun gun use

The FBI is investigating after a police officer in suburban Kansas City, Missouri, used a stun gun to subdue a 17-year-old during a traffic stop, leaving him hospitalized in critical condition. An Independence police officer used the stun gun on Bryce Masters of Independence Sunday afternoon after stopping a car Masters was driving because it had a warrant attached to it, police said in a statement.

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KCCI-TV Des Moines

UK party leaders promise Scotland new powers

The three main UK party leaders gave a joint promise Tuesday that Scotland will get extra powers if it opts to stay part of the United Kingdom in a landmark vote in two days' time. Opinion polls have put the pro-independence and pro-union camps neck-and-neck in the run-up to Thursday's referendum.


Related Topix: Conservatives (UK), Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Grampian County, Scotland, US Politics, Barack Obama


NJ Gov. Chris Christie visiting South Carolina

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is the latest possible presidential contender to visit South Carolina, the home of the GOP's first presidential primary in the South. Christie was visiting Tuesday as chairman of the Republican Governors Association , attending a pair of fundraisers for Gov. Nikki Haley and a governor's association event in Charleston.


Related Topix: US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Jeff Duncan, Chris Christie, US Governors, South Carolina, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Senator Rand Paul, Nikki Haley

Mon Sep 15, 2014

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg


A nonpartisan congressional agency is raising new questions about compliance with a key compromise on abortion that allowed the federal health care law to pass in 2010. The Government Accountability Office said in a report released late Monday that only 1 of 18 insurers it reviewed was separately itemizing a charge for coverage of elective abortions on enrollees' bills.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, Barack Obama


ISIS fight: Congress could vote as early as Wednesday

House Republicans will require the White House to provide a detailed plan for arming and training Syrian rebels to fight ISIS in exchange for giving it the OK to carry out the mission. The provision -- which is expected to be added to a must-pass spending bill funding the government through mid-December and could face a vote as early as Wednesday in the House -- would require the Secretary of Defense to explain how the Pentagon is vetting Syrian opposition groups.


Related Topix: Susan Collins, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Robert Menendez, US House of Representatives, Democrat, John Thune

WIBW-TV Topeka

Gillibrand Drops F-Bomb

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Monday she had to hold her tongue when a male labor leader made comments about her post-pregnancy weight shortly after she began her career in Congress. "I've just had a baby, I've just been appointed [to the Senate], I have a lot to learn, so much on my plate, and this man basically says to me, 'You're too fat to be elected statewide,'" she said on HuffPost Live, a webcast.


Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand


Obama hits road to deal with global crises

Two unconnected overseas emergencies -- the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and Islamic terrorists in Iraq and Syria -- are prompting President Barack Obama to embark on a two-day U.S. road trip that the White House hopes will demonstrate a commander at work. The spread of Ebola in West Africa, which hasn't slowed despite $100 million of pledged U.S. aid, is unrelated to the U.S. mission to degrade ISIS terrorists in Iraq and Syria.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Military, US Air Force, MacDill Air Force Base


Mark Sanford's custody hearing postponed

Three days after U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford revealed personal details about legal disputes with his ex-wife, the South Carolina Republican's scheduled court hearing Monday was postponed. A family court judge in Charleston, Daniel E Martin Jr., told reporters that the two parties will attempt to work out their issues through mediation, according to CNN affiliate WCSC-TV.


Related Topix: Mark Sanford, US Governors, South Carolina, South Carolina Government

CBS Atlanta

Sessions unopposed in primary or general election

The primary season just ended and the general election campaign now unfolding looks the same to Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, tea party favorite, foe of immigration legislation and the only Republican senator running in 2014 without a ballot opponent of any stripe. "Jeff Sessions is probably held in higher esteem than the Alabama football coach and the Auburn football coach put together," says Rep. Mo Brooks, a tea party-backed congressman from the football-mad state.


Related Topix: US Politics, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, Representative Mo Brooks, US House of Representatives, Healthcare Law, Law, Pat Roberts, Mitch McConnell