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Insurance Commissioner urges health reform plans

Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger says the state needs to decide soon what health benefits it would offer under federal health care reform.During a meeting with health care officials on Wednesday, Praeger says if Kansas doesn’t pick its own plan for a health insurance exchange, the federal government will make the decision for the

Posted on 6 September 2012 @ 3:43 pm

Police in legal minefield on Ariz. immigration law

More than two years after it was signed into law, the most contentious part of Arizona’s landmark immigration legislation is expected to go into effect following a federal court ruling issue late Wednesday.But the U.S. Supreme Court laid a legal minefield that Arizona now must navigate when the critical provision takes effect. The clause, one of

Posted on 6 September 2012 @ 3:40 pm

Biden will head to Ohio’s Appalachian region

Vice President Joe Biden will campaign this weekend in Ohio’s Appalachian region, an area loaded with white, working-class voters that President Barack Obama’s campaign hopes to appeal to in the aftermath of the Democratic National Convention.The Obama campaign has so far announced rallies in Zanesville in eastern Ohio and the southeastern Ohio

Posted on 6 September 2012 @ 3:37 pm

Lingle, Hirono meet in first debate for US Senate

Former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle and U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono are facing each other in the first of five general election debates in their race to replace U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka.The Senate hopefuls planned to debate for about 90 minutes on Thursday at a luncheon hosted by the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce.The chamber is billing the event as a

Posted on 6 September 2012 @ 3:34 pm

Pine Bluff election in question due to Census data

Pine Bluff Mayor Carl Redus Jr. has filed a lawsuit that seeks to stop the November mayoral election.Redus wants to remain mayor for an additional two years to realign the city’s election cycle, which needs to change because of new U.S. Census data.The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports ( http://is.gd/Y36rVi) that Pine Bluff’s population dropped

Posted on 6 September 2012 @ 3:07 pm

Obama to sketch path forward after Clinton pitch

President Barack Obama goes before the Democratic National Convention and the nation on Thursday for a capstone speech designed not just to persuade undecided voters to swing his way in a tight election but to put fire in the belly of his supporters and get them to come out on Election Day.Obama senior adviser David Plouffe promised the president

Posted on 6 September 2012 @ 3:01 pm

Longoria promises ‘no empty chairs’ at convention

Actress Eva Longoria says her speech to the Democratic convention will be very different from Clint Eastwood’s speech to Republicans.Longoria tells NBC’s “Today” there will be no empty chairs.Eastwood gave a bizarre and rambling address last week at the Republican convention, talking to an empty chair as he pretended to converse with

Posted on 6 September 2012 @ 2:58 pm

Time - United States

Obama Rallies Grassroots to Get ‘Active’ in Iran Deal Organizing

Obama told participants in a conference call to get more active in their efforts to garner support for the Iran deal

Posted on 31 July 2015 @ 12:50 am

U.S. Psychologists Group Could Soon Ban Involvement in Terrorism Interrogations

The American Psychological Association is reportedly considering a new ethics policy that could prohibit psychologists from helping to question terror suspects

Posted on 30 July 2015 @ 10:32 pm

Donald Trump Promises to be ‘Nice’ at GOP Debate

“It is certainly my intention to be very nice & highly respectful of the other candidates,” Trump tweeted Thursday

Posted on 30 July 2015 @ 9:28 pm

Activists Release Fourth Planned Parenthood Video

The video shows a Colorado-based doctor

Posted on 30 July 2015 @ 9:08 pm

Hillary Clinton Criticizes Proposals to Defund Planned Parenthood

Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton may agree with Republicans that recent undercover videos taken of Planned Parenthood employees are disturbing, but she disagrees with what they want to do next. Speaking to reporters after a meeting with AFL-CIO leaders in Silver Spring, Maryland, Clinton said the organization has “provided essential service for women in our country”…

Posted on 30 July 2015 @ 7:15 pm

Here’s What the Bernie Sanders Cocktail Tastes Like

It’s got Vermont maple syrup, grapefruit juice and tequila

Posted on 30 July 2015 @ 6:39 pm

Republicans Debate the Best Way to Debate Donald Trump

“You can show that not only the emperor has no clothes—the candidate has no answers.”

Posted on 30 July 2015 @ 5:54 pm

NPR - United States

U.N. Envoy: Solution To Syrian Conflict Must Be A ‘Political One’

NPR’s Melissa Block speaks with United Nations Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura about creating a peace process in Syria. He says there is a new “sense of urgency” by many parties to end the conflict.

Posted on 30 July 2015 @ 9:13 pm

Kazakhstan Promises ‘Real Winter Wonderland’ In Bid To Host 2022 Games

The International Olympic Committee will decide Friday whether to accept the bid by Kazakhstan’s largest city, Almaty, to stage the 2022 Winter Games, or instead offer it to rival contender Beijing.

Posted on 30 July 2015 @ 8:31 pm

AP Study Finds Viruses Linked To Raw Sewage In Rio De Janeiro Olympic Waters

NPR’s Melissa Block speaks with the AP’s Brazil bureau chief Brad Brooks about the investigation, which found high levels of dangerous viruses in water venues for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Posted on 30 July 2015 @ 8:31 pm

U.S. Couple Held In Egyptian Prison For 1 Year Over Unfounded Child Abuse

An Egyptian-American and her husband have been held in Cairo prisons for more than a year. They’re accused of abusing street children in the shelter they ran, but the government has shown little evidence and may be after them because of suspected political activity.

Posted on 30 July 2015 @ 8:31 pm

As Cemetery Building Booms, Veterans Hope To Be Buried Close To Home

Veterans Affairs is funding a major expansion in burial places all across the country. Vets who live close to a new cemetery in Goldsboro, N.C., see it as the place they want to be buried, with honor.

Posted on 30 July 2015 @ 8:31 pm

Maryland Governor To Close Baltimore City Jail Over Corruption

Gov. Larry Hogan announced the closure of the Baltimore City Men’s Detention Center on Thursday. The jail, which is run by the state, has been plagued by corruption and deplorable conditions.

Posted on 30 July 2015 @ 8:31 pm

Despite Rising Costs, China Is Gung-Ho To Host 2022 Winter Olympics

Either China or Kazakhstan will be chosen on Friday as host of the 2022 Winter Olympics. European nations have been scared off by the cost of hosting the event, but China has the ambition and the money to match.

Posted on 30 July 2015 @ 8:31 pm

Yahoo - United States

Congress heading on vacation, putting off messy decisions

FILE - In this May 11, 2011 file photo, Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Congress is heading out for a five-week summer recess in anything but a cheerful vacation mood, leaving a pile of unfinished business that guarantees a painful fall. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional lawmakers are heading for recess and leaving behind a pile of unfinished business.


Posted on 31 July 2015 @ 7:10 am

What’s considered ‘classified’ is a judgment call

In this July 27, 2015, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the Des Moines Area Rapid Transit Central Station in Des Moines, Iowa. Clinton is under scrutiny over whether she sent or received classified information on unsecured email when she was secretary of state. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is under scrutiny over whether she sent or received classified information on unsecured email when she was secretary of state. The inspector general of the U.S. intelligence community recently alerted the Justice Department about classified information included improperly on email that went through a home server Clinton used in lieu of the official State Department email system.


Posted on 31 July 2015 @ 7:09 am

Clinton and Bush to offer views on saving America’s cities

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Republican and Democratic presidential candidates are being asked by one of the nation’s largest African-American civil rights organizations to offer a vision for saving America’s cities.

Posted on 31 July 2015 @ 7:06 am

Lloyds profits rise despite further mis-selling costs

state-rescued Lloyds Banking Group said on Friday that net profits rose by 31 percent in the first half, despite setting aside further funds for compensation for insurance mis-sellingBritain's state-rescued Lloyds Banking Group said on Friday that net profits rose by 31 percent in the first half, despite setting aside further funds for compensation for insurance mis-selling. This was despite setting aside a further £1.4 billion to cover compensation to customers who were mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI), taking the lender's total PPI bill to £13.4 billion including administrative costs. The British government bailed out Lloyds during the financial crisis in 2008 but has been reducing its share in recent months, and this now stands at less than 15 percent.


Posted on 31 July 2015 @ 7:05 am

Rugby Union – Rugby chiefs assign one month to reorganise 2019 World Cup

Rugby Union - Rugby chiefs assign one month to reorganise 2019 World Cup- Rugby chiefs will reorganise the 2019 World Cup schedule in the next month after Japan's decision to scrap a new national stadium because of the cost, World Rugby chairman Bernard Lapasset said Friday. Lapasset said the world body could press for financial compensation but that for the moment there is no question of moving the tournament from Japan. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe earlier this month scrapped plans for a national stadium for the 2020 Olympics.


Posted on 31 July 2015 @ 6:03 am

Asia stocks mostly up, dollar edges lower

Most Asian markets advance on a healthy US economic growth data but Shanghai sinks again after the previous day's sell-offMost Asian markets advanced Friday on a healthy batch of economic growth data out of the United States but Shanghai sank again after the previous day's sell-off. The dollar ticked lower following a recent rally, although analysts expect it to continue its advance with expectations for a Federal Reserve interest rate rise as soon as September. Tokyo added 0.15 percent, Hong Kong gained 0.62 percent, and Sydney rose 0.38 percent, but Shanghai slipped 2.10 percent as it struggles to recover from a recent plunge.


Posted on 31 July 2015 @ 5:19 am

What changes to expect from Obama’s final Clean Power Plan

The proposal under the Clean Air Act to cut carbon pollution is seen in WashingtonBy Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will unveil as soon as Monday the final version of a sweeping – and controversial – regulation to cut carbon emissions from the electricity sector. The proposal is the signature piece of President Barack Obama’s climate change policy. White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said this week that the final rule will be "stronger in many ways than the proposed rule." But the Clean Power Plan has been sharply criticized by the energy and manufacturing industries and some energy-producing states, and opponents have already vowed to challenge the regulation in court.


Posted on 31 July 2015 @ 5:08 am

Star Tribune - United States

Investigators found classified information in Clinton’s email, but what does that mean?

Posted on 31 July 2015 @ 7:15 am

Congress heading off on five-week recess, putting off a pile of messy decisions until fall

Posted on 31 July 2015 @ 7:15 am

Clinton, Bush to join other presidential candidates offering views on saving America’s cities

Posted on 31 July 2015 @ 7:10 am

California turns attention to conservation stragglers after big savings by some agencies

Posted on 31 July 2015 @ 7:05 am

Questions remain after Boston’s Olympic dream ends, including whether it will seek games again

Posted on 31 July 2015 @ 6:45 am

Federal judge considers structured release for some charged with trying to join terror groups

Posted on 31 July 2015 @ 6:20 am

Ship leaves Portland to join oil drilling operation in Arctic after environmental protest

Posted on 31 July 2015 @ 6:00 am


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