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42 min ago | 680News

Robert Kennedy Jr. to marry actress Cheryl Hines at family compound on Cape Cod

This March 21, 2014 file photo shows actress Cheryl Hines, right, posing with her fiance Robert F. Kennedy Jr., at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability's An Evening of Environmental Excellence in Beverly Hills, Calif.


Related Topix: Comedy, Soap Opera, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Entertainment, Television, Suburgatory, Cheryl Hines, Folk, The Kennedys, Wedding, US Senate, Edward Kennedy, Democrat

2 hrs ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

US job growth eases but tops 200K for a 6th month

U.S. employers extended their hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs.

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Related Topix: Prison, Bell, CA, US Politics, Barack Obama, Bob McDonnell, US Governors

3 hrs ago |

Congress backs Israel's Iron Dome missile defense

The money will go to restocking Israel's Iron Dome, which has been credited with shooting down dozens of incoming rockets fired by Palestinian militants over three and a half weeks of war.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Strategic Defense Initiative, Tom Coburn, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Barack Obama

4 hrs ago | WKRC-AM Cincinnati

American Voters Don't Get Foreign Policy

The American public is usually wrong on foreign policy. It takes leadership to understand that, deal with it and still do the right thing.


9 hrs ago | KAUZ

US consumer spending up 0.4 percent in June

U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor tells a Virginia newspaper he will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected.

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Related Topix: Eric Cantor, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, California

13 hrs ago | Reuters

U.S. Congressman Cantor to resign seat early: Richmond Times-Dispatch

U.S. Congressman Eric Cantor said he will resign his seat effective Aug. 18, months earlier than expected following a shock primary election defeat, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported on Friday.


Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Eric Cantor

Thu Jul 31, 2014


Senate confirms US ambassador to Russia

After a period in limbo with a slew of other nominees to be U.S. diplomats around the world, John Tefft gained Senate confirmation Thursday night as America's new envoy to Russia.


Related Topix: US Politics, US Senate, Senator Bob Menendez, Harry Reid, Democrat

New restrictions on US airlines

The Federal Aviation Administration is restricting U.S. airlines from flying at or below 30,000 feet over Iraq because of what it calls "the potentially hazardous situation created by the armed conflict" there.

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Related Topix: Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation


Congress votes final passage on highway bill

Congress gave final approval Thursday to a $10.8 billion bill to keep federal highway funds flowing to states through the summer construction season and the fall elections.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama

The Olympian

USDA overhauls decades-old poultry inspections

This Oct. 10, 2013 file photo shows a truck entering the Foster Farms processing plant in Livingston, Calif.

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Related Topix: United States Department of Agriculture, Food Science

Bellingham Herald

CIA director apologizes to Senate leaders

Brennan has convened an internal accountability board chaired by former Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Indiana, that will examine whether the CIA officers should be disciplined, said his spokesman, Dean Boyd.


Related Topix: US Politics, US Senate, Evan Bayh, Democrat, Republican, Saxby Chambliss, Senator Mark Udall

WTOC-TV Savannah

Gay couples denied marriage licenses in S.Carolina

The couples had expected their requests would be rejected Wednesday in Greenville County because the state's ban on gay marriage still stands.


Related Topix: Greenville County, SC, Gay/Lesbian, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Cybercast News Service

Mississippi's Senate candidates to appear together

For a half-hour or so, Republican Sen. Thad Cochran will be in the same place and talk to the same crowd as Democratic rival Travis Childers.


Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Travis Childers, Democrat, Neshoba County, MS

WFAA-TV Dallas

Texas search group resumes drone use

A Texas-based group that had been embroiled in a legal fight over the use of drones in its searches for missing persons resumed using the unmanned aircraft on Wednesday, the first time it had done so after a favorable appeals court ruling earlier this month.


Related Topix: Texas, Federal Aviation Administration

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Republic

Plane crashes in San Diego parking lot; 1 dead

A small plane crashed in a San Diego shopping center parking lot Wednesday, killing an 80-year-old woman who was the lone passenger and injuring the pilot, authorities said.


Related Topix: San Diego, CA, Air Accidents, Federal Aviation Administration

The Olympian

Obama takes tougher line against Gaza casualties

Palestinian mourners carry the body of their loved one, killed on an Israeli strike in Shijaiyah neighbourhood, out of the morgue of Gaza City's Shifa hospital, during the funeral, on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, US Politics, Barack Obama

Probe exposes flaws behind rollout

A nonpartisan congressional investigation has concluded that management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer woes that paralyzed President Barack Obama's health care program website last fall, officials told The Associated Press.


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

National Review Online

Lois Lerner Called Some Republicans '***holes' and 'Crazies' in Newly Released Emails

House Republicans have dug up emails from Lois Lerner in which the former IRS official refers to some in the Republican Party as "-holes" and "crazies" - an exchange they say shows her "animus" toward conservatives.


Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Dave Camp

Click Orlando

Obama set to lambast Republicans over lawsuit

Days before Congress' summer break begins, President Barack Obama planned to use a morning speech here to lambast Republicans who are preparing to sue him rather than taking action on some of his agenda items.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Healthcare Law, Law, US Governors, Sarah Palin


Senate likely to come up short on border bill

A bill to deal with the immigration surge at the border appears headed for procedural defeat in the Senate as lawmakers trade blame over their inaction on the crisis.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat