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2 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Whale watching boat snagged by lobster trap rope

Whale watchers are taking the long way back to Boston after their boat was snagged by a lobster trap rope.


Related Topix: US Coast Guard, US Military

6 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

Ted Cruz Relents on Nominee Holds

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is no longer blocking confirmation of a series of ambassadorial and other diplomatic nominees over the Federal Aviation Administration's 36-hour ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel.


Related Topix: US Senate, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, Federal Aviation Administration

10 hrs ago | WBNS

FAA Proposes $12 Million Fine To Southwest Airlines For Safety Issues

The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners.


Related Topix: Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation, Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 737, Aircraft

11 hrs ago | WSET-TV Lynchburg

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Virginia's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond ruled Monday that state constitutional and statutory provisions barring gay marriage and denying recognition of such unions performed in other states violate the U.S. Constitution.


Related Topix: Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, US Supreme Court

11 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Strip club endorses Democratic pastor from Arizona in a close race for Congress

An Arizona strip club has endorsed a Democratic candidate for Congress. And the candidate, the Rev.


Related Topix: US Politics, US House of Representatives, Ed Pastor, Democrat, Phoenix, AZ

14 hrs ago | Myrtle Beach Online

Ronstadt, Katzenberg among those honored by Obama

President Barack Obama was awarding the 2013 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal to 22 recipients in an East Room ceremony also being attended with first lady Michelle Obama.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Myrtle Beach, SC

16 hrs ago | Daily Mail

Shocking moment woman police officer rescues six-month-old baby...

Did the Oklahoma City bomber have another accomplice? One man's mystery death in a jail cell and his brother's 19-YEAR quest for justice that could reopen case of attack that killed 168 Unauthorized morgue workers in New York City have been leering at Philip Seymour Hoffman's autopsy pictures according to whistleblower Barack Obama 'checks out' of ... (more)


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Barack Obama, New York

20 hrs ago | KNUS-AM Aurora

Memorial at sea for Ind. pilots after deadly crash

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Related Topix: Oceania, American Samoa, World News, Air Accidents, US Coast Guard, US Military

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

The familiar knocking of knuckles spreads only one-twentieth the amount of bacteria that a handshake does, researchers report.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama

Bellingham Herald

Obama to rename Africa program for Nelson Mandela

President Barack Obama, who has said he was one of the untold millions of people around the world who were inspired by Mandela's life, is set to announce the name change at a town hall-style event on Monday in Washington with several hundred young leaders from across sub-Saharan Africa.


Related Topix: World News, South Africa, Africa, Mandela, Drama Movies, US Politics, Barack Obama

APNewsBreak: Tentative deal reached on VA reform

In this July 24, 2014, file photo, House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller, R-Fla., holds up two pages of resource requests from the Department of Veterans Affairs on Capitol Hill in Washington.


Related Topix: Jeff Miller, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Life, Veteran Affairs, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Medicine, Nursing

WTVG-TV Toledo

Judge strikes down DC ban on handguns outside home

A federal judge struck down the District of Columbia's ban on carrying guns outside of a person's home, concluding it violates Second Amendment rights.


Related Topix: Washington DC, Guns, US Supreme Court, US Politics, Representative Thomas Massie, Republican, US House of Representatives


Poll: Romney tops Obama but loses to Clinton

If a rematch of the 2012 presidential election were held today, GOP nominee Mitt Romney would top President Barack Obama in the popular vote, according to a new national survey.


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Rick Santorum, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Hillary Clinton

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Paul: 'Fight for justice' on unfair sentences

Sen. Rand Paul is proposing legislation aimed at eliminating criminal sentencing rules that adversely impact minorities, saying that "we need some fresh ideas to combat old and festering problems."


Related Topix: US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, National Urban League, Charitable Organizations, Chris Christie, US Governors, Drugs


Bill Clinton to join Kentucky Democrat at rally

U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes' campaign says former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to join her at a campaign rally in eastern Kentucky next month.


Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Mitch McConnell, Bill Clinton, History in the News

Sat Jul 26, 2014

KMOV-TV Saint Louis

Plane hits truck as it lands on Nevada highway

A small airplane with engine trouble struck a pickup truck during an emergency landing on a Nevada highway Saturday morning, authorities said.


Related Topix: Reno, NV, Federal Aviation Administration


Fast food workers vow civil disobedience

Comparing their campaign to the civil rights movement, fast food workers from across the country voted Saturday to escalate their efforts for $15-an-hour pay and union membership by using nonviolent civil disobedience.


Related Topix: Restaurant Management, Mcdonalds, Villa Park, IL, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat

The Washington Post

Clear rules sought for musical items on planes

The government should clarify federal rules about bringing musical instruments on to commercial flights as carry-on luggage, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said, after a report of problems encountered by a band flying to Rhode Island for the Newport Folk Festival.


Related Topix: US Politics, US Senate, Jack Reed, Democrat, Deer Tick

Deseret News

FedEx charges raise online pharmacy issues

This April 7, 2010 file photo shows a Federal Express delivery truck travelling north of Fremont, Neb.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison, Drug Enforcement Administration

KNUS-AM Aurora

Arizona execution renews debate over methods

A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth looking for one.


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