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Prudhomme, Louisiana chef who popularized Cajun food, dies at 75

Posted 10/9/2015 in National

Paul Prudhomme, the Cajun who popularized spicy Louisiana cuisine and became one of the first American restaurant chefs to achieve worldwide fame, died Thursday. He was 75.

 

Netflix raising US price for most popular video plan by $1

Posted 10/9/2015 in National

Netflix is raising the price of its Internet video service by $1 for new customers in the U.S., Canada and some Latin America countries to help cover its escalating costs for shows such as "House of Cards" and other original programming.

 

 

US airman stabbed months after thwarting train attack

Posted 10/9/2015 in National

Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, hailed as a hero after he was severely cut while helping stop a terror attack on a French train in August, was repeatedly stabbed in what police said was an alcohol-fueled, late-night brawl in a Sacramento nightclub district.

 

 

Trade deal, Keystone open Clinton to flip-flop charges

Posted 10/9/2015 in National

Martin O'Malley was blunt when he learned Hillary Rodham Clinton had announced her opposition to a Pacific Rim trade deal. "Wow, that's a reversal," he told reporters minutes after Clinton announced her shift.

 

 

Sanders' debate mantra: Let Bernie be Bernie

Posted 10/9/2015 in National

There are no image consultants, no mock stages and no body language coaches.

 

 

Rubio's presidential bid boosted by secret-money commercials

Posted 10/9/2015 in National

Voters are beginning to learn about Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio.

 

House GOP to vote for new speaker, but won't be last word

Posted 10/8/2015 in National

Divided House Republicans are meeting to vote on a new speaker as the front-runner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, faces a fresh challenge from the hard-line conservatives who forced outgoing Speaker John Boehner to resign.

 

Clinton opposes Pacific trade deal in major break with Obama

Posted 10/8/2015 in National

Hillary Rodham Clinton declared her opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade accord on Wednesday, marking her most significant break with President Barack Obama and the policies she once promoted as his chief diplomat.

 

 

Senate OKs massive defense bill, sends measure to Obama

Posted 10/8/2015 in National

Congress on Wednesday sent President Barack Obama a sweeping $612 billion defense policy bill that he has threatened to veto over an ongoing battle between Democrats and Republicans about government spending.

 

 

Florida struggling with Bush's Common Core legacy

Posted 10/8/2015 in National

Jeb Bush's signature achievement in education policy as Florida governor may be at risk of coming apart.

 

 

Oregon gunman killed himself after police wounded him

Posted 10/8/2015 in National

The gunman who fatally shot nine people at an Oregon community college last week killed himself in front of his victims after two police officers wounded him, authorities said Wednesday.

 

 

Thousands of drug inmates approved for early prison release

Posted 10/7/2015 in National

Drug criminals once described by prosecutors as unrepentant repeat offenders are among those poised to benefit from new sentencing guidelines that are shrinking punishments for thousands of federal prisoners.

 

 

AP: Gov't health insurance website getting upgrades

Posted 10/7/2015 in National

Consumers shopping on the government's health insurance website should find it easier this year to get basic questions answered about their doctors, medications and costs, according to an internal government document.

 

 

Mother-son bond over guns links Oregon, Connecticut slayings

Posted 10/7/2015 in National

The deadly shooting last week at an Oregon community college has an eerie parallel with the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 pupils and six adult staff members in 2012.

 

 

US deports fewest immigrants in nearly a decade

Posted 10/7/2015 in National

The Obama administration deported fewer immigrants over the past 12 months than at any time since 2006.

 

 

FDA's new anti-smoking campaign uses hip-hop to target youth

Posted 10/7/2015 in National

Government health officials are betting they can adapt the sounds, style and swagger of hip-hop culture to discourage young African Americans, Hispanics and other minority youths from using tobacco.

 

 

Bush donors embrace new mantra: He's built to last

Posted 10/7/2015 in National

Jeb Bush's challenge in the first half of the year was daunting yet simple.

 

 

Approaching debate, Sanders and Clinton showing differences

Posted 10/7/2015 in National

Hillary Rodham Clinton is beginning to draw contrasts with her chief Democratic rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, as they approach their first presidential primary debate next week.

 

 

Trump's bluster is heard around the world

Posted 10/7/2015 in National

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is well-known in this serene coastal section of Scotland, where shimmering golden sand dunes meet the ice-blue North Sea and people play on his golf course.

 

 

McCarthy's pledge: 'I'm not John Boehner'

Posted 10/7/2015 in National

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is promising conservative GOP lawmakers "I'm not John Boehner" as he seeks their support to replace Boehner as speaker.

 

 

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