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JFK's assassination overshadowed deadly Ohio nursing home fire

Posted 11/23/2013 in National

While an anguished nation slept in the hours after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, flames tore through a nursing home in rural northern Ohio, killing 63 people in what remains one of the worst such fires in U.S. history.

 

When presidents die, power transfer can be fraught

Posted 11/23/2013 in National

As President John F. Kennedy lay dying 50 years ago at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Vice President Lyndon Johnson was hurried into a small room in Minor Medicine, where he stood silently against a wall. After a wait of some 35 minutes, presidential aide Kenneth O'Donnell entered and approached Johnson, who had been two cars behind Kennedy when the shots were fired in Dealey Plaza. "He's gone," O'Donnell told him.

 

Rick Santorum steps out in new role as movie mogul

Posted 11/23/2013 in National

Rick Santorum was glad-handing a friendly crowd at a cocktail reception the other night, seeking support just as he did for many grueling months on the 2012 campaign trail for the Republican presidential nomination. But this time he wasn't looking to get on a ticket : well, not yet, anyway : but rather, to sell tickets. Movie tickets.

 

 

To GOP, all roads lead to 'Obamacare'

Posted 11/23/2013 in National

All roads lead to "Obamacare" for Republicans. So much so that they acted like they had barely hit a small speed bump when Democrats voted unilaterally on Thursday to weaken century-old Senate filibuster rules and make it harder for the GOP to block confirmation of President Barack Obama's nominees.

 

 

Hard bargains in Geneva on Iran nuclear deal

Posted 11/23/2013 in National

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and five foreign ministers launched an intensive diplomatic push Saturday to close a deal curbing Tehran's nuclear program while cautioning that significant obstacles remained on the fourth day of marathon talks.

 

Philippine death toll rises above 5,000

Posted 11/23/2013 in National

The death toll from one of the strongest typhoons on record has risen above 5,000 and is likely to climb further, although recovery efforts are beginning to take hold, Philippine officials said Friday.

 

Doctor who helped CIA charged with murder

Posted 11/23/2013 in National

Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA find Osama bin Laden has been charged with murder over a 2006 surgery he performed, his lawyer said Friday, raising new doubts whether the physician will regain his freedom.

 

852 Thai children set human Christmas tree record

Posted 11/23/2013 in National

Christmas is not a holiday in predominantly Buddhist Thailand, and its palm trees outnumber pines, but the country still set a world record with its holiday spirit.

 

Gun group considered leaving Newtown

Posted 11/23/2013 in National

The gun industry's national trade association and lobbying organization considered moving its offices from Newtown after last year's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the president and CEO of the National Shooting Sports Foundation said in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press.

 

Guilty plea in bird deaths at wind farms a first

Posted 11/23/2013 in National

A major U.S. power company has pleaded guilty to killing eagles and other birds at two Wyoming wind farms and agreed to pay $1 million as part of the first enforcement of environmental laws protecting birds against wind energy facilities.

 

C. African Republic: Kony wants to surrender

Posted 11/22/2013 in National

 

The assassination of John F. Kennedy: Nov. 22, 1963 is a moment frozen in time for many

Posted 11/22/2013 in National

The afternoon of Nov. 22, 1963 wasn't all that different from any other day in Columbus. Nancy Johnson, a stay-at-home mom and part-time student at Mississippi State College for Women (now MUW) had one eye on her ironing, the other on her favorite soap opera, "As The World Turns."

 

Experts: Health website needs more time, money

Posted 11/22/2013 in National

Technology experts say healing what ails the Healthcare.gov website will be a tougher task than the Obama administration acknowledges.

 

 

UK police: 3 women held captive for 30 years

Posted 11/22/2013 in National

Three women have been freed after spending 30 years held captive in a south London home, including one woman believed to have spent her entire life in domestic slavery, police said Thursday.

 

Paramount: 'Wonderful Life' sequel has no wings

Posted 11/22/2013 in National

Fans outraged that a sequel to a beloved holiday film is in the works are no longer out in the cold. A spokeswoman for Paramount Pictures, which owns the rights to "It's a Wonderful Life," said Wednesday that the studio would fight a group of producers who are working on a follow-up to the 1946 holiday classic.

 

Loud cell talkers next bane of air travelers?

Posted 11/22/2013 in National

 

 

U.S. eyes increase in Arctic operations

Posted 11/22/2013 in National

The U.S. military is looking for ways to expand operations in the vast waters of the Arctic as melting ice caps open sea lanes and other nations such as Russia compete for the lucrative oil and gas deposits.

 

 

Fla. bullying case: Charges dropped against teens

Posted 11/21/2013 in National

 

 

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