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2 hrs ago |

Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom

"The shale became a lifesaver and a lifeline for a lot of working families," said Dennis Martire, the mid-Atlantic regional manager for the Laborers' International Union, or LIUNA, which represents workers in numerous construction trades.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Oil & Gas

6 hrs ago | KION 46

Obama attends Easter services at personally important Baptist church

President Barack Obama attended Easter services at the 19th Street Baptist Church on Sunday, a house of worship that he visited the Sunday before he was first inaugurated president in 2009.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Canada

6 hrs ago | Lexington Herald-Leader

Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules

This undated photo released by the U.S. Navy shows USS Scranton submarine Cmdr. Seth Burton.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Groton, CT

8 hrs ago | Journal Gazette

Probe could complicate Rick Perrya s prospects

In this March 7 file photo Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md.


Related Topix: US Politics, Tom DeLay, Republican, US House of Representatives, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Austin, TX

12 hrs ago | KIII

Delay in ferry evacuation puzzles maritime experts

It is a decision that has maritime experts stumped and is at odds with standard procedure: Why were the passengers of the doomed South Korean ferry told to stay in their rooms rather than climb on deck? Evacuations can be chaotic and dangerous, and an important principle in maritime circles is that even a damaged ship may be the best lifeboat.


Related Topix: Boat Disaster, US Coast Guard, US Military, South Korea, World News,

16 hrs ago | The Washington Post

San Francisco probe leading to entrapment claims

In this Aug. 6, 2006 file photo, Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow smiles after being sworn in as the "Dragon Head" of the Chee Kung Tong in Chinatown in San Francisco.


Related Topix: San Francisco, CA, Prison, Mafia, US Politics

Sat Apr 19, 2014

ABC News

Tenn. Ammunition Plant Explosion Ruled Accidental

A preliminary investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has determined that a deadly explosion at a Tennessee ammunition plant was accidental.


Related Topix: Explosion, Tennessee Government, Tennessee, ATF, OSHA

Documents show new delayed GM recall

General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday.


Related Topix: Diana DeGette, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat

Why are some Dems running from the Affordable Care Act?

Polls have shown that voters love popular provisions calling for mandatory coverage for maternity care and extending coverage for young people up to age 26 to stay on their parents' health insurance policies.


Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Barack Obama, Representative Joe Garcia, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Ann Kirkpatrick, Opinion

WKXW-FM Trenton

Malaysia Asks Prayers for Missing Plane Clue

As the hunt for the Malaysia Airlines plane hit the six-week mark, the Bluefin 21 unmanned sub began its seventh trip into the depths off the coast of western Australia.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777, World News, Malaysia,


Asia seeks Obama's assurance in territorial spats

As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will confront a region that's warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its own territorial tensions with China.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, World News, Ukraine, Oso, WA


House lawmakers push back on Ukraine aid

The White House is not going far enough in sending aid to Ukraine, say top Republicans and Democrats on the House Armed Services Committee in a letter to President Obama that was obtained by CNN.


Related Topix: Adam Smith, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat

Fri Apr 18, 2014


Nevada senators face off over militia groups

In a blunt exchange that hit on a major American divide, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, stood by his comments that militia groups involved in a ranch standoff are "domestic terrorists," while the state's Republican senator, Dean Heller, replied that he considers them "patriots."


Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Dean Heller, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Dean Heller, Harry Reid, Democrat

ABC News

Plane Spotted in Iran Is Registered to Utah Bank

An airplane that mysteriously ended up in Iran is registered to a Utah bank under an arrangement for aviation ownership that has prompted two warnings from a government watchdog in the past year.


Related Topix: Marketing, Federal Aviation Administration

APNewsBreak: Medicaid paid $12M for Illinois dead

The memo dated Friday, which The Associated Press obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, says the state auditor compared clients enrolled in the Medicaid database last June with state death records dating back to 1970.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Illinois, Illinois Government, Pat Quinn, US Governors

WINK-TV Fort Myers

US puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline

The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely.


Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Barack Obama, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat


Former Blue Angels commander relieved of duty

A Navy officer was relieved of duty Friday because of unspecified alleged misconduct while he was commanding officer of the Blue Angels precision flying team, the service said.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy

Jerusalem Post

US top court denies Israel's Teva Pharmaceuticals stay in Copaxone patent fight

US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday denied a request by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd to stay a lower-court ruling in a patent case that favored the developers of generic versions of Teva's top-selling multiple sclerosis drug.


Related Topix: Biotech, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, US Supreme Court, John G. Roberts

National Public Radio

Clock Ticking For States To Adopt Health Exchanges

For the more than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government under President Barack Obama's health care law, time may be running out to decide whether to create their own state-run insurance exchanges.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Dick Durbin, Illinois, Illinois Government

News9 Oklahoma City

Syrian state TV: 14 killed in car bombing in Homs

NASA's small moon-orbiting spacecraft LADEE is no more. Flight controllers confirmed early Friday that LADEE crashed into the back side of the moon.


Related Topix: Prison, US Politics, Barack Obama, Scott Walker, US Governors