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24 min ago | Visalia Times-Delta

War-years military suicide rate higher than believed

If there's a move in your future and you want to hire help with all or part of it, here are... Rates of suicide in the military were slightly worse during the war years than what the Pentagon previously reported, according to new calculations released by Defense Department officials Friday.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Patty Murray, Democrat, Life, Veteran Affairs, US National Guard

4 hrs ago | Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter

Colleges under fire for handling of sexual assault cases

Annie E. Clark and Andrea Pino were not satisfied with changing only how their school handled sexual assaults.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, Democrat, Missouri, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

6 hrs ago | WTEN-TV Albany

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy defends race remarks

Officials at the U.S. Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego are searching the base after an unconfirmed report of an armed individual there.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, Senator Dean Heller, Representative Dean Heller, US House of Representatives, US Military, US Navy, Oil & Gas, Baker Hughes

9 hrs ago | Greeley Tribune

Poll: Colorado U.S. Senate race between Gardner, Udall is a dead heat

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Udall is about even with his Republican challenger, U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, according to a poll released Thursday that confirms Colorado's Senate race is one of the nation's most competitive.


Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Udall, US News, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall

14 hrs ago | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Politicians denounce racher's racist remarks

Racist comments from Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy -- who earlier this month appeared to win a highly publicized standoff against federal authorities over his two-decade long illegal grazing of cattle on public land -- are giving Democrats a new weapon to attack some top Republicans who earlier came to Bundy's defense.


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

14 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Senate's newest class speaks out on foreign policy

Sens. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and Rand Paul of Kentucky stand on either side of the growing divide in the GOP, pitting those who favor more robust U.S. engagement overseas against an isolationist's deficit-driven concerns about the cost of foreign entanglements.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Kelly Ayotte, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Senator Marco Rubio, Vladimir Putin

15 hrs ago | KCRA-TV Sacramento

How'd this book top Amazon's best-seller list?

One would think the secret to selling books would be to mimic the sorcery of "Harry Potter," or to capitalize on the teen vampire allure of "Twilight."


Related Topix: Vampire News, Entertainment, US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren

16 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Ky. Senate Candidate Wants Keystone Pipeline OK'd

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes called on President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, joining 11 incumbent Democrats as the party tries to keep control of the Senate this November.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Barack Obama, Kentucky, Kentucky Government

19 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

Cruz to attend Tulsa rally for Senate candidate

Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is scheduled to headline a rally in Tulsa for U.S. Senate candidate T.W. Shannon.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, Senator Mike Lee, Representative James Lankford, US House of Representatives, Senator Ted Cruz, US Governors, Sarah Palin, Tom Coburn

23 hrs ago | Marshfield News-Herald

Self-funding campaigns can backfire on candidates

Millionaire U.S. Senate candidate Mark Jacobs has secured a state record: He has chipped in more of his own money to fuel his campaign than any other Iowan running for office in state history.


Related Topix: Iowa, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Tom Harkin, Republican, Chuck Grassley

Wed Apr 23, 2014


Spy plane outlasts Cold War, but not defense cuts

The U-2 spy plane outlasted the Cold War, outlived its successor and proved crucial a half-century ago when two superpowers were on the brink of nuclear war.


Related Topix: US Military, Beale Air Force Base, US Air Force, North Korea, World News, Asia, Kim Jong Un, Vladimir Putin, US Politics, US News, Senator Angus King

ABC News

Conservative Group Drops Image of Obama From Ad

Parents whose children were killed in a Colorado theater shooting are demanding a conservative group stop running ads featuring an image of Sen. Mark Udall visiting a hospital where other victims were recovering.


Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Udall, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, Healthcare Law, Law, Aurora, CO

Greenwich Citizen

US Sen. Boozman recovering from heart surgery

U.S. Sen. John Boozman 's office says the Republican senator from Arkansas remains hospitalized Wednesday after undergoing unexpected heart surgery a day earlier for a tear in his aorta.


Related Topix: Republican, Senator John Boozman, US House of Representatives, US Politics, John Boozman, US News

WLOX-TV Biloxi

The most 'scandalous' politicians are family men

In the age of round-the-clock media coverage and social media, politicians are losing their "cookie cutter" images and their claims of great family values sometimes ring hollow.


Related Topix: University of Houston, US News, US Politics, Republican, Larry Craig

Greenwich Citizen

Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials

In this April 3, 2014, file photo, Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.


Related Topix: US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison, US News, Camp Delta, Dianne Feinstein, US Politics, Democrat, Terrorism

Greenwich Citizen

Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

In this April 9, 2013, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks with reporters about gun control at the Capitol in Washington.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, Democrat, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Painting, Arts, Healthcare Law, Law, Senator Kay Hagan

The Inter-Mountain

WVa chemical safe level based on 2 weeks exposure

When federal officials decided what chemical levels West Virginians could safely consume in water tainted by a January spill, their standard assumed people would be exposed for two weeks, not 100-plus days.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Joe Manchin, Democrat, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Governors, Joe Manchin, Earl Ray Tomblin

Tue Apr 22, 2014

ABC News

NC House Speaker Tested in First Senate Debate

A rival to North Carolina's Republican Senate primary front runner is picking at Thom Tillis' legislative record in the primary's first head-to-head encounter on live TV.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, Democrat, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Davidson College

Navy veteran, 92, finally gets military medals

A 92-year-old military veteran has gotten long-overdue medals he earned for serving in the Navy during World War II.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, US News, Jack Reed, Democrat

Bellingham Herald

Udall ad attacks GOP's Gardner over abortion

The 30-second spot against Republican Rep. Cory Gardner confirms that Udall will revisit the Democratic playbook of attacking Republicans on women's rights that enabled Sen. Michael Bennet to fend off a strong GOP challenge in 2010 and has helped shift this swing state to Democratic control.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, Mark Udall, US House of Representatives, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, Senator Michael Bennet