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3 hrs ago | KCRA-TV Sacramento

South Korea ferry death toll increases to 9

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Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Asia, Boat Disaster, US Military, US Navy

6 hrs ago | WBTV

Man executed for killing 3 members of Texas family

A man convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend, her young son and her mother 13 years ago at a home in Corpus Christi was executed by Texas prison officials Wednesday.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Corpus Christi, TX, US Supreme Court, Death Penalty

7 hrs ago | ABC News

Consumer Groups Win Appeal to Reveal Company Doe

We soon could know the identity of the manufacturer - only known now as "Company Doe" - in a product safety case that has been linked to a child's death.


Related Topix: Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

11 hrs ago | ABC News

Appeals Court Upholds Snowden Email Firm Contempt

A federal appeals court has upheld a contempt of court citation against an email service provider used by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

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11 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

US judge overturns 6-week abortion ban

This Feb. 20, 2013 file photo shows a protesters outside the Red River Valley Women's Clinic, the state's sole abortion provider, in Fargo, N.D. A federal judge overturned a North Dakota law Wednesday, April 16, 2014 that bans abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they're ... (more)

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Related Topix: Abortion, Fargo, ND, Jack Dalrymple, US Governors, US Supreme Court

12 hrs ago | National Public Radio

US Working On Non-Lethal Aid Package For Ukraine

The United States is working on a package of non-lethal aid for Ukraine that could include medical supplies and clothing, but would stop short of providing body armor and other military-style equipment, U.S. officials said Wednesday.


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

14 hrs ago | Braintree and Witham Times

'Shame' of migrant deportations

Only a third of immigration arrests following tip-offs from the public resulted in deportations last year, official figures show.

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Related Topix: Illegal Immigration

18 hrs ago | Capitol Hill Blue

Obama, Biden to unveil $600 million in job grants

Striving to show action on jobs, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are hitting the road to trumpet $600 million in new competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs that could help people land well-paying jobs.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Allegheny County, PA, Liberal Political News

20 hrs ago |

Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies

This March 29, 2010 file photo shows Rep. Steve Driehaus, D-Ohio in Cincinnati. Negative campaigning and mudslinging may be a fact of life in American politics, but can false accusations made in the heat of an election be punished as a crime? That debate makes its way to the Supreme Court next week as the justices consider a challenge to a ... (more)


Related Topix: US Politics, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Driehaus, Democrat, Mike DeWine, US Senate, Republican, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama

23 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Sen. Ted Cruz: Too Early To Worry About 2016

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says it's too early to be thinking about 2016 and that he's working right now to make sure his party regains control of the Senate this year.


Related Topix: US Senate, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, South Carolina, The Citadel

Tue Apr 15, 2014

National Public Radio

Rail Companies To Report Fertilizer Delivery Plans

A federal oversight board told Canadian Pacific Railway and BNSF Railway that they have until Friday to report their plans to ensure delivery of fertilizer shipments for spring planting of U.S. crops.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Republican, US Politics, John Thune


Video shows large al Qaeda meeting

A new video shows what looks like the largest and most dangerous gathering of al Qaeda in years.


Related Topix: Terrorism, US Politics, Republican, Mike Rogers

The Modesto Bee

Congress is giving states the transportation blues

This photo taken April 14, 2014 shows one section of the $500 million I-75 Phase II modernization project which is under way in Dayton, Ohio.


Related Topix: Barbara Boxer, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Business News

CBS Local

US Senator McCain Mocks EU's Russia Sanctions

Sen. John McCain of Arizona has dismissed the European Union's sanctions on Russia following the crisis in Ukraine as "almost a joke" during a tour of the Baltic countries.


Related Topix: US Politics, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, Travel, Europe Travel, Estonia Travel

WINK-TV Fort Myers

3 GOP governors blast Medicare Advantage rates

Three Southern Republican governors are writing President Barack Obama to complain about newly announced Medicare Advantage payments.


Related Topix: Medicare, Health, US Politics, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Rick Scott, US Governors, Rick Perry, Texas Government, Texas

CBS News

S.D. jury sentences man to death for nurse's murder

A man with a history of mental illness was sentenced to death by a jury on Monday for killing a South Dakota hospice nurse as part of a plot to assassinate President Barack Obama.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Sioux Falls, SD, Death Penalty

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Island Packet

US: Evidence of Russia driving Ukraine unrest

"We are actively evaluating what is happening in eastern Ukraine, what actions Russia has taken, what transgressions they've engaged in," White House spokesman Jay Carney said.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin

Nanaimo Daily News

After complaints, Social Security stops having tax refunds seized to settle ...

The Social Security Administration is suspending a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments that happened more than a decade ago.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Barbara Boxer, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Barbara Mikulski

Nanaimo Daily News

Federal charges filed against woman accused of throwing shoe at Hillary Clinton in Las Vegas

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to members of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries during their annual convention at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Las Vegas.


Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics

ABC News

Minnesota Joins States Raising Minimum Wage

Tens of thousands of Minnesota workers have big raises coming their way, courtesy of a new minimum wage law that Gov. Mark Dayton signed Monday, which will take the state from one of the nation's lowest rates to among the highest.


Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US Senate, Democrat, Minnesota, US Governors