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  1. Political pressure over helicopter noise could lead to quieter Los Angeles County skiesRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Pasadena Star-News

    On Friday, Federal Aviation Administration officials told residents who have long lobbied the agency for greater regulatory oversight over excessive helicopter noise that they will finally put a system in place to do just that. “The FAA has approved funding and is moving forward to establish a noise complaint system for L.A. County regarding helicopter operations,” Glen Martin, regional administrator for the Western-Pacific region, said via email.


  2. Washington memo: Harry Reid kills Yucca again, Joe Heck earns a promotionRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Las Vegas Sun

    ... majority leader, took yet another step to bury the idea of Yucca Mountain as the nation's nuclear waste dump. The Democrat made sure the Senate made time to approve two officials friendly to his cause to the five-board Nuclear Regulatory Commission, ...


  3. Wallenda to walk high in Windy CityRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Nik Wallenda is all about spectacle, a showman who crossed Niagara Falls and an Arizona gorge on a high wire and now has his sights on Chicago's iconic skyscrapers - partly because of the city's reputation for being windy. Never mind that many historians believe the Windy City nickname was coined because of blowhard politicians.


  4. U.S. Representative Sam Johnson Visits Connolly's Frisco, TX SiteRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | PRWeb

    On August 28, 2014 U.S. Representative Sam Johnson visited Connolly's office in Frisco, Texas, which is located in his congressional district. Connolly President Steve Senneff and Vice President Spencer Marks hosted the visit, which served to educate the Member about how Connolly creates jobs and economic growth in Texas through payment integrity/recovery audit work.


  5. Mont. man brags on Facebook that he ran over wolvesRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | Central Ohio

    A Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks law enforcement official said Friday the agency is "looking into" a Missoula anti-wolf extremist's Facebook claim that he purposefully ran down a pair of wolves on an interstate highway near the Idaho-Montana border. Montana FWP Region 2 Warden Capt.


  6. Biden: Young men need to stand against violenceRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

    Vice President Joe Biden, speaks at the DNC Women's Leadership Forum in Washington, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014.


  7. Fallon to pay up, broadcast show in ChicagoRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

    "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon says he'll keep his word to bring his show to Chicago, thanks to local students making good on their promise to read millions of words this summer. Fallon announced Thursday on his late-night NBC show that he would make good on his deal with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to host the show from Chicago if the city's public school students read 2.4 million books over the summer.


  8. Gubernatorial Candidates Face Off in DebateRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | FOX16

    ... the full debate by clicking on the video clip above. Reflecting a pretty consistent but small deficit in the polls, Democrat Mike Ross worked to gain ground on by coming out swinging against Republican Asa Hutchinson. "Congressman Hutchinson and his ...


  9. Ross, Hutchinson spar over tax cuts, ads in debateRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Washington Times

    Republican gubernatorial hopeful Asa Hutchinson and Democratic rival Mike Ross sparred over their competing tax cut plans and negative ads blanketing Arkansas' airwaves as they squared off in an occasionally testy debate Friday night. In their first statewide televised debate, the two ex-congressmen touted their proposals to reduce income taxes and also tried to portray one another as partisans.


  10. Why not pass immigration reform now?Read the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Morris Daily Herald

    In light of President Obama's decision to delay his much-anticipated edict on immigration until after November's elections, some critics are asking why the president and Democrats in Congress didn't pass immigration reform back when they had overwhelming majorities in both House and Senate.


  11. Santa Susana ruling favors Boeing a second time in Simi Valley nuclear test site cleanup standardsRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | LA Daily News

    Boeing Co. won a final appeal Friday over environmental cleanup standards of a former nuclear test site near Simi Valley.


  12. Senate hopefuls give their pitches Sen. Mark Warner and his...Read the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago |

    Sen. Mark Warner and his Republican opponent Ed Gillespie touched on familiar themes of their campaigns during Friday's "Battleground Forum" co-sponsored by the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce. Warner, a Democrat and former Virginia governor, cast himself as a bipartisan senator who has "taken arrows" from colleagues on both sides of the aisle.


  13. The Hill's Stoddard: Obama WH 'Centralized,' 'Insular'Read the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago |

    The Hill's Associate Editor, A.B. Stoddard, argued that recent reports of divisions between the White House and DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz showed the "centralized" and "insular" nature of the Obama White House on Friday's "Special Report" on the Fox News Channel. "It really actually makes President Obama look worse than Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.


  14. Open thread for night owls: Big fines, little enforcement for financial crooksRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    On a plane earlier this week, I watched The Wolf of Wall Street. The film's outsized antics-public masturbation, the tossing of little people, lots and lots of Quaaludes-seemed too big for a seatback screen, or, for that matter, reality.


  15. National Monuments: Will Obama channel Theodore Roosevelt?Read the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    A senior White House aide predicted this week that President Obama will use his authority under the Antiquities Act to designate more new national monuments - and big monuments - before he leaves office. If Congress will not act to preserve America's scenic and cultural treasures, the President "has his pen and intends to use it," John Podesta, a counselor to the President, told a dinner marking the 50th anniversary of the landmark Wilderness Act.


  16. McCrory, S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley campaign for Tillis in FayettevilleRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Rocky Mount Telegram

    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory gave U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis a boost during a campaign event In Fayetteville. Haley told a crowd of about 200 people Thursday night that Tillis is the only person she's leaving South Carolina for to make campaign appearances, The Fayetteville Observer reported.


  17. Family of slain CIA contractor may sueRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Nashua Telegraph

    The family of a CIA contractor killed in Benghazi, Libya, has filed claims seeking $2 million in damages from the CIA and State Department, alleging that there was inadequate security at the U.S. diplomatic post and CIA compound when it came under attack by militants in 2012. The family of Glen Doherty, led by his mother, Barbara Doherty, filed a claim with the two government agencies last week seeking $1 million for wrongful death.


  18. Obama, Clinton urge women to back DemocratsRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Star

    ... six women running for governor. 'If I could vote for all of them, I would,' she said. She urged support for Iowa Democrat Staci Appel, who could become the first woman from that state elected to the House and made a special appeal for Mary Burke, ...


  19. Next 25 ArticlesRead the original story

    13 hrs ago |

    Scotland's so-called fight for independence was another one of those epic battles lost before it ever began. The passions played out in pictures; the threats of corporations and banks withdrawing from Scotland the Brave; the repeated reminders that Scotland breaking away from Britain would lead the way for other countries to strike out on their own was all for naught.


  20. What keeps girls from pursuing STEM fields?Read the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | RecordNET

    But many students, especially women and underrepresented minorities, needlessly opt out - or are shut out - of discovering a passion or talent for one of these subjects. Physics is among the least diverse of the sciences, with only 20 percent of bachelor's degrees going to women and fewer than 10 percent to underrepresented minorities.