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24 min ago | WWLP

Ex-congressman sues Massachusetts over pot denial

A former Massachusetts congressman whose bid to open three medical marijuana dispensaries was rejected by state regulators has filed a lawsuit.


Related Topix: William Delahunt, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Marijuana, Taunton, MA

4 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal

Low milk price, high feed costs prompt USDA to launch dairy subsidy program

Dairy farmers squeezed in recent years by low milk prices and high feed costs can begin signing up next week for a new program replacing old subsidies that didn't factor in the price of corn.


Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, US Politics, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Agriculture, Science

8 hrs ago | CBS Local

Garcia: Block Venezuela's Sale Of Citgo

A local leader along with Venezuelan opposition leaders in South Florida do not want Venezuela to sell their U.S.-based Citgo Petroleum Corp. U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia along with opposition leaders in Miami asked the administration on Wednesday to block the sale.


Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Joe Garcia, US News, US House of Representatives, Hugo Chavez

13 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Accidental Fatal Shooting of Gun Instructor by 9-Year-Old Girl Sparks New Debate

The death of a shooting instructor at an Arizona gun range when a 9-year-old girl lost control of a powerful automatic weapon has raised the issue of age limits at such operations.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, US Politics, Representative Gabrielle Giffords, US News, US House of Representatives, Guns

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Daily Mail

No charges for mother in death of 11-month-old baby girl she left for hours in 90F car

Father breaks down in tears as he's found NOT GUILTY of shooting dead drunk driver who killed his two young sons in car wreck Desperate search for 16-year-old girl who disappeared in broad daylight while walking home from a friend's house 'I wonder who she bl*w this time': Katie Couric's bitchy aside after bitter rival Diane Sawyer beat her to land ... (more)


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, New York

Denver Post

Obama again faces Congress question on Syria

One year ago, President Barack Obama was barreling toward airstrikes in Syria when he abruptly announced that he first wanted approval from congressional lawmakers.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Washington, DC, Representative Steve Cohen, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Republican, Bob Corker

ABC News

TV Station Pulls Anti-Shaheen Ads off Air

A super PAC's negative ads against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen were pulled off the air Wednesday after the New Hampshire Democrat's attorneys flagged inaccuracies in the spot.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Senator Kelly Ayotte, Republican, Scott Brown, Barack Obama


Sen. Cantwell targets small business loan gender gap

Women still have a hard time getting small business loans. Sen. Maria Cantwell is determined to close the gap.


Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, US Politics, Maria Cantwell, US News, US Senate, Mary Landrieu

The CPA Technology Advisor

U.S. Economy Forecast to Grow 1.5 Percent in 2014

The Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday forecast that the U.S. economy will grow by just 1.5 percent in 2014, undermined by a poor performance during the first three months of the year.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Chris Van Hollen

WBKO-TV Bowling Green

Kentucky Man Charged with Threatening Congressman

A Richmond man has been charged with threatening U.S. Rep. Andy Barr and officials say he also spoke of wanting to kill former Congressman Ben Chandler.


Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Andy Barr, Ben Chandler, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Kentucky

Monterey County Herald

10 things to know about corporate inversions

Burger King plans to become the latest U.S. company to shift its legal address out of the country by merging with a foreign company.


Related Topix: Tim Hortons, Breakfast, Baked Goods, Life, Food, Doughnuts, US News, US Politics, Sherrod Brown, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Fast Food


Florida, Arizona pick nominees for governor

Well-funded Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist was favored in his race against former state Sen. Nan Rich.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Peter Welch, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Rick Scott

Tue Aug 26, 2014


Obama to award Medal of Honor to Civil War officer

A century and a half after his valiant death at the Battle of Gettysburg, a Union Army officer is being awarded the nation's highest military decoration, thanks to a decades-long campaign by his descendants and Civil War buffs.


Related Topix: Gettysburg, PA, History in the News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Pryor invokes Ebola outbreak in new TV attack ad

Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor invoked the Ebola outbreak in a new television ad unveiled this week criticizing his Republican rival over a vote against medical disaster funding, injecting fears about the deadly disease into an already intense race.


Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Arkansas, Arkansas Government, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Hearings planned after call for nuke plant closure

Show Bits brings you the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles through the eyes of Associated Press journalists.


Related Topix: Terrorism, Nuclear Energy, Barbara Boxer, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Napa County, CA


NY teen gets 5 to 15 years for wreck that killed 4

A New York City teenager involved in a fiery crash on a Long Island roadway that killed his four friends is set to be sentenced.


Related Topix: US Politics, Charles Schumer, US News, US Senate, Burning Man, Arts, Air Accidents, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Virginia

WAAX-AM Gadsden

GOP Shies Away From Obamacare Repeal

Beverly Hires, a former nurse running for Congress here in one of the nation's rare competitive House races, ticks off her problems with the federal health care law: higher premiums, cancelled policies and employers cutting full-time jobs.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Representative Sean Patrick, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Patrick Murphy

WATE-TV Knoxville

Defense secretary OKs Medal of Honor for WWI hero

FILE--In this July 10, 2014 file photo, a statue of Henry Johnson is displayed in the Arbor Hill neighborhood in Albany, N.Y. ALBANY, N.Y. - The secretary of defense has recommended a posthumous Medal of Honor for a black World War I soldier from upstate New York who saved a comrade while fighting off a German attack in France, U.S. Sen. Charles ... (more)


Related Topix: US Politics, Charles Schumer, US News, US Senate, Albany, NY, History in the News

The Fresno Bee

Obama to address vets in N.C. trip laden with politics

The president was to announce his initiatives during an appearance before the American Legion National Convention that is fraught with midterm politics.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, Life, Veteran Affairs

Nanaimo Daily News

Napa earthquake hastens calls for early-warning system as wine capital works to recover

The earthquake that jolted California's wine capital may have caused at least $1 billion in property damage, but it also added impetus to the state's effort to develop an early warning system that might offer a few precious seconds for residents to duck under desks, trains to slow down and utility lines to be powered down before the seismic waves ... (more)


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Drink, Wine, Napa, CA, Dianne Feinstein, US News, US Senate, US Politics, California, Jerry Brown, US Governors