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Congress heading on vacation, putting off messy decisions

Posted 7/31/2015 in National

As lawmakers head out of the Capitol for a five-week summer recess, they leave behind a pile of unfinished business that all but guarantees a painful fall.

 

 

Campus officer pleads not guilty in traffic stop shooting

Posted 7/31/2015 in National

A University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a motorist during a traffic stop pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of murder and was ordered jailed on $1 million bail.

 

 

Minn. dentist who killed lion keeps low profile amid outrage

Posted 7/30/2015 in National

A Minnesota dentist who killed a well-known, protected lion while on a hunt in Zimbabwe has advised his patients to seek care elsewhere since becoming a target of outrage from across the world.

 

Malaysian premier: Plane debris to be sent to France

Posted 7/30/2015 in National

A sea-crusted wing part washed up on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 since it vanished nearly a year and a half ago, and a tragic but finally solid clue to one of aviation's most perplexing and expensive mysteries.

Ohio cop indicted on murder charge in shooting

Posted 7/30/2015 in National

A University of Cincinnati police officer who shot a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate was indicted Wednesday on a murder charge, with a prosecutor saying the officer "purposely killed him" and "should never have been a police officer."

 

3 UVa graduates sue Rolling Stone over retracted rape story

Posted 7/30/2015 in National

Three University of Virginia graduates and members of a fraternity profiled in a debunked account of a gang rape in a retracted Rolling Stone magazine story filed a lawsuit against the publication and the article's author Wednesday, court records show.

 

 

House votes to provide money for highways, transit

Posted 7/30/2015 in National

The House voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to shore up federal highway aid and veterans' health care before heading out of town for its August recess, leaving unresolved an array of sticky issues that are sure to complicate an autumn agenda already groaning under the weight of indecision.

 

 

Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years

Posted 7/30/2015 in National

In the age of Apple's CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks.

 

 

Pilot program to provide federal student aid to prisoners

Posted 7/29/2015 in National

Some federal and state prisoners could soon be eligible for federal student aid to take college courses while behind bars.

 

GOP leaders plan Senate vote on Planned Parenthood aid

Posted 7/29/2015 in National

The Senate will vote before its August recess on a Republican effort to bar federal aid to Planned Parenthood, GOP leaders said Tuesday, as anti-abortion groups clamored for action by lawmakers.

 

Conservative move against Boehner a sign of discontent

Posted 7/29/2015 in National

An effort by a conservative Republican to strip House Speaker John Boehner of his position as the top House leader is largely symbolic, but is a sign of discontent among the more conservative wing of the House GOP.

 

From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes

Posted 7/29/2015 in National

Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee.

 

New video shows more of Bland's time in Texas jail

Posted 7/29/2015 in National

Texas authorities released additional footage from Sandra Bland's three days in jail, saying they wanted to dispel rumors that she was dead before arriving.

 

 

End of Boy Scouts' ban on gays prompts elation and alarm

Posted 7/29/2015 in National

The lifting of the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay adult leaders prompted some gay Eagle Scouts to quickly rejoin the movement on Tuesday.

 

 

Report: Health care spending to accelerate

Posted 7/29/2015 in National

It's lasted six years. But now welcome relief from rising U.S. health care costs seems to be winding down.

 

 

Iran nuclear deal turns up lobbying heat on Congress

Posted 7/29/2015 in National

The Iran nuclear deal has supercharged congressional lobbying, with President Barack Obama securing the support of a prominent Jewish Democrat and pro-Israel groups pressuring lawmakers in an all-out, big-money drive.

 

 

Man accused in lion death says he thought hunt was legal

Posted 7/29/2015 in National

A Minnesota dentist who went on a guided bow hunting trip for big game in Zimbabwe said that he had no idea the lion he killed was protected and that he relied on the expertise of his local guides to ensure the hunt was legal.

 

 

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