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$338M lottery winner feels 'pure joy' uncertainty

Posted 3/27/2013 in National

A New Jersey man feels "pure joy" at winning a $338 million Powerball jackpot but has no idea what he will do with the money -- except buy a car, to replace his feet as his primary mode of transportation, he said.

 

Obama gives Secret Service its first female director

Posted 3/27/2013 in National

President Barack Obama on Tuesday named veteran Secret Service agent Julia Pierson as the agency's first female director, signaling his desire to change the culture at the male-dominated service, which has been marred by scandal.

 

Petraeus: Sorry for affair that led to resignation

Posted 3/27/2013 in National

 

 

Police reports in Tucson shooting rampage released

Posted 3/27/2013 in National

 

Knox saga still not over for Italian courts

Posted 3/27/2013 in National

It's not over yet for Amanda Knox.

 

Earthquake shakes Mexico City

Posted 3/27/2013 in National

 

 

USDA expanding program to fight rural poverty

Posted 3/26/2013 in National

U.S. officials are expanding a program intended to reduce poverty and improve life in rural areas through better access to federal funding.

 

Spring means yard work for hummingbird watchers

Posted 3/26/2013 in National

The world's smallest bird can take up a big chunk of a person's spring to-do list: Trim the trees, weed the garden, make the nectar and hang the feeders.

 

Heart breakthroughs replace surgeon's knife

Posted 3/26/2013 in National

Have a heart problem? If it's fixable, there's a good chance it can be done without surgery, using tiny tools and devices that are pushed through tubes into blood vessels.

 

 

Court: Can drug companies pay to delay generics?

Posted 3/26/2013 in National

Federal regulators are pressing the Supreme Court to stop big pharmaceutical corporations from paying generic drug competitors to delay releasing their cheaper versions of brand-name drugs. They argue these deals deny American consumers, usually for years, steep price declines that can top 90 percent.

 

GOP's 'no' on Medicaid becomes 'Let's make a deal'

Posted 3/25/2013 in National

Given the choice of whether to expand Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care law, many Republican governors and lawmakers initially responded with an emphatic "no." Now they are increasingly hedging their objections.

Toenail clippings to measure toxic exposure in N.J.

Posted 3/25/2013 in National

The neighborhood looks exceedingly normal: single-family homes and apartment buildings packed together, dogs barking from postage-stamp-size lawns, parents hustling down narrow sidewalks to fetch their children from school. But something with very dangerous potential lies below the surface, officials say.

 

NYC museum accused of duping visitors

Posted 3/25/2013 in National

 

 

Letter from DNA discoverer to be auctioned in NYC

Posted 3/25/2013 in National

 

Both sides of gun debate make public appeals

Posted 3/25/2013 in National

Two of the loudest voices in the gun debate say it's up to voters now to make their position known to Congress. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and National Rifle Associate Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre claim their opposing views on guns have the support of the overwhelming number of Americans.

 

Rove sees potential support for gay marriage

Posted 3/25/2013 in National

GOP strategist Karl Rove says he can imagine a Republican candidate in the next presidential campaign supporting gay marriage.

 

 

FAA releases final list of air tower closures

Posted 3/23/2013 in National

Under orders to trim hundreds of millions of dollars from its budget, the Federal Aviation Administration on Friday released a final list of 149 air traffic control towers that it will close at small airports around the country starting early next month.

 

Groundhog Phil a furry felon over false forecast

Posted 3/23/2013 in National

A shadow of a different kind is hanging over Punxsutawney Phil. Authorities in still-frigid Ohio have issued an "indictment" against the famed groundhog, who predicted an early spring when he didn't see his shadow after emerging from his lair in western Pennsylvania on Feb. 2.

 

Cash registers on the way out

Posted 3/23/2013 in National

Ka-ching! The cash register may be on its final sale. Stores across the country are ditching the old-fashioned, clunky machines and having salespeople -- and even shoppers themselves -- ring up sales on smartphones and tablet computers.

 

 

Senate Democrats work to pass budget

Posted 3/23/2013 in National

 

 

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