Powerball jackpot 3rd largest in
The Powerball jackpot for Saturday's drawing will be at least
$475 million, the third largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history, after no one
matched the winning numbers in Wednesday night's draw.
19 people shot at New Orleans
Mother's Day parade
A 10-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl were among
19 people shot and wounded at a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans on Sunday,
Fight expected in House on online
The Senate voted overwhelmingly on Monday to give states the
power to enforce their sales tax laws on online purchases, but the legislation
faces a tougher fight in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.
Low-Level Eruption at Alaska's
Scientists say Alaska's Cleveland Volcano is
undergoing a continuous low-level eruption. The activity began with an
explosion early Saturday morning, followed by two other explosions hours later.
Delivery of top section set for 1
World Trade Center
Weather delayed the morning delivery of the final two
sections of a 408-foot spire to the top of One World Trade Center on Monday,
April 29, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The two
sections are scheduled to be delivered to the roof deck on Thursday, May 2,
3 hurt as fuel barges explode,
catch fire on Mobile River in Alabama
A seventh blast has rocked the
scene of a large fire that began with explosions aboard two fuel barges in
Mobile, Ala. The latest explosion occurred around 2 a.m. local time on
Thursday. The situation is so unstable that officials are letting the fire burn
into the night.
'The whole street is
Bloodied eyewitnesses describe Texas
Shocked and bloodied eyewitnesses in the small Texas
town of West described the overwhelming power of a Texas fertilizer plant
explosion that killed between 5 and 15 people, injured scores more and caused
extensive damage to dozens of local homes, a nursing home, and a middle school.
Bombs kill three people, wound
more than 100 at Boston Marathon
Two bombs ripped through the crowd at
the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing three people, maiming
others and injuring more than 100 in what a White House official said would be
treated as an "act of terror."
with pictures @ reuters.com
Moscow Says It Is Ready to Pick
Up Positive Signals from US
President Vladimir Putins foreign
policy aide Yury Ushakov accused the US administration on Monday of
demonstrating conflicting behavior, but said Moscow was ready to
develop and deepen its ties with the US.
Lew, Republicans agree on need
for tax overhaul
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Republican lawmakers
concurred on Thursday that overhauls of the corporate and individual tax codes
should be tackled together, but their agreement ended there
Louisville beats Michigan in epic
game to clinch NCAA men's basketball title
The Louisville Cardinals
defeated the Michigan Wolverines, 82-76, to win the NCAA Division I men's
basketball championship Monday night in Atlanta.
Culprit in Heart Disease Goes
Beyond Meats Fat
The researchers had come to believe that what
damaged hearts was not just the thick edge of fat on steaks, or the delectable
marbling of their tender interiors. In fact, these scientists suspected that
saturated fat and cholesterol made only a minor contribution to the increased
amount of heart disease seen in red-meat eaters. The real culprit, they
proposed, was a little-studied chemical that is burped out by bacteria in the
intestines after people eat red meat.
Dropouts: Discouraged Americans
leave labor force
After a full year of fruitless job hunting, Natasha
Baebler just gave up. She'd already abandoned hope of getting work in her
field, working with the disabled. But she couldn't land anything else, either
not even a job interview at a telephone call center.
Race Against Time to Find Teen
Desperate Search for Teens Lost in California Canyon Enters
lost story @ ABCnews.com
Feature Is Delayed
The Obama administration plans to delay a piece of
the federal health law designed to help small businesses shop for insurance
policies, citing the need for additional time to prepare.
Gunfire Claims 2nd Prosecutor in
photo: The home of Mike McLelland, the district attorney
for Kaufman County. He and his wife were found dead on Saturday.
daylight assassination of his deputy two months ago, Mike McLelland, the
district attorney in largely rural Kaufman County, responded with a flash of
angry bravado, denigrating the perpetrators as scum and vowing to
hunt them down.
Some healthcare costs may rise
when "Obamacare" implemented:
President Barack Obama's top healthcare
adviser acknowledged on Tuesday that costs could rise in the individual health
insurance market, particularly for men and younger people, because of the
landmark 2010 healthcare restructuring due to take effect next year.
Euro Officials Signal Flexibility
on Cypriot Bank Levy
Scenes of Cypriots lining up at cash machines
raised the specter of capital flight elsewhere and threatened to disrupt a
market calm since the ECB pledge in September to backstop troubled
nations debt. With no government in Italy, Spain in the throes of a
political scandal and Greece struggling to meet the terms of its own bailout,
more turmoil could hamper efforts to end the crisis.
Employers Blast Fees From New
Employers are bracing for a little-noticed fee in the
federal health-care law that will charge them $63 for each person they insure
next year, one of the clearest cost increases companies face when the law takes
healthcare fees story @ yahoo.com/news
Obamas approval drops as
Americans take a dimmer view of his economic policies
Judiciary Committee approved a bill banning almost 160 specific military-style
assault weapons Thursday after a heated exchange between senators about the
scope of the Second Amendment.
2012 Election Results Park
ranger: Supervisors pushed sequester cuts that visitors would see
Another federal employee has come forward to claim the Obama
administration resisted efforts to ease the impact of sequester.
park ranger, who did not wish to be identified, told FoxNews.com that
supervisors within the National Park Service overruled plans to deal with the
budget cuts in a way that would have had minimal impact on the public. Instead,
the source said, park staff were told to cancel special events and cut
"interpretation services" -- the talks, tours and other education services
provided by local park rangers. "Apparently, they want the public to feel the
pain," the ranger said.
Too Young to Retire, but These
Deals Cant Wait
Baby boomers are finding themselves drawn to
condominiums at 55-and-older retirement communities where prices have plunged
since the recession.
A State Backs Guns in Class for
South Dakota became the first state in the nation to
enact a law explicitly authorizing school employees to carry guns on the job,
under a measure signed into law on Friday by Gov. Dennis Daugaard.
TSA to allow small pocketknives
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration announced
Tuesday that for the first time since 2001, passengers will be allowed to carry
pocketknives onto airplanes. Small ones, anyway, with retractable blades no
longer than 2.36 inches and no wider than one-half inch. The change relaxes
rules set in place after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and is designed to get
the country in line with international rules.
Sinkhole growing; Fla. man
missing and presumed dead
A central Florida man was still missing and
feared dead early today after a sinkhole opened under his home Thursday night,
swallowing him in his bed. -
Lew Confirmed as Treasury Chief
Plunges Into Budget Fight
Jacob J. Lews confirmation as the
next U.S. Treasury secretary plunges him into the budget battle between the
Obama administration and Congress with automatic government spending cuts set
to begin tomorrow.
Las Vegas Seen as Dangerous Even
as Crime Drops
Variously known as an adult playground and Disneyland for
grown-ups, Las Vegas brands itself as a place where tourists can enjoy a sense
of edginess with no real danger. But a series of high-profile episodes of
random violence amid the throngs of tourists is threatening Sin City's
reputation as a padded room of a town where people can cut loose with no fear
Obama charge racism in sequestration cuts?
President Obama is getting
angrier by the day with Republicans for agreeing with him. He demanded
sequestration, and has now been sequestered into a corner.
Obama to press
for stopgap sequester fix
President Obama will seek to inject fresh
urgency Tuesday morning into discussions over how to avoid deep, automatic cuts
to domestic and defense spending that are set to take effect in 10 days.
rally brings thousands to protest in Washington
descended on Washington, D.C., on Sunday in what organizers boasted was the
largest climate-change rally in American history, claiming more than 35,000
Reacts To Obama Immigration Reform Plan
Hours after USA Today obtained
the first draft of President Obama's immigration reform plan, the office of
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) put out a press release signaling the lawmaker's
500 Injured by
Blasts as Meteor Falls in Russia
A meteor that scientists estimate
weighed 10 tons (11 tons) streaked at supersonic speed over Russia's Ural
Mountains on Friday, setting off blasts that injured some 500 people and
frightened countless more.
vote on Hagel as Defense secretary
Senate Republicans refused to allow
a vote Wednesday on the nomination of Chuck Hagel to lead the Defense
Department, staging the first filibuster against a president's choice to head
delay in "devastating" $46 billion budget cuts
Carter told lawmakers
that as a result of the converging financial problems, the Pentagon faced a $35
billion shortfall in its operations and maintenance accounts that it would have
to make up in the remaining seven months of the fiscal year.
near-term, these reductions would create an immediate crisis in military
readiness," Carter said.
Defense continued @ Reuters.com
XVI to step down
Pope Benedict surprised the world by saying he no
longer had the strength to cope with the demands of his job, becoming the first
pontiff to step down since the Middle Ages and leaving aides "incredulous."
Article and live video feed @ reuters.com
outages as Northeast blizzard turns deadly
Blizzard slams New England,
New York with more than 3 feet of snow already reported in some
Northeast Regional service from Boston and Penn Station was expected
to resume on a limited schedule around 11:40 a.m.
Saturday mail? USPS plans cuts
Saturday mail may soon go the way of the
Pony Express and penny postcards. The Postal Service said Wednesday that it
plans to cut back to five-day-a-week deliveries for everything except packages
to stem its financial losses...
attacks US embassy in Turkey
A suicide bomber attacked the U.S. Embassy
in the Turkish capital of Ankara, killing one Turkish security guard along with
the bomber, Ankara Govenor Aladdin Yuksel told Turkish news media.
from backer to skeptic on Hagel
In 2000, candidate McCain says
Hagel would make a great Defense Secretary
In 2013, McCain says he
has concerns over Hagel's nomination to the post.
more McCain story
requires school athletics for disabled
Says changes are necessary to
level the playing field
In a sweeping move that will affect all American
schools, the Obama administration has told districts they must offer students
with disabilities the same sports opportunities as other children.
Heineman: Nebraska governor approves controversial Keystone oil pipeline
MLK Day 2013:
Nation To Honor Martin Luther King Jr. As Obama Is Inaugurated
nation will honor civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday
the same day as it celebrates the inauguration of the first black president to
his second term.
inauguration guide for the disabled and elderly
If youre disabled,
elderly or frail, attending the inauguration is not necessarily out of the
question. Designated pedestrian routes, wheelchair-accessible portable toilets,
and services for the deaf and blind are some of the resources that will be
vet Hagel is 'superbly qualified'
Former Secretary of State Colin L.
Powell on Sunday vigorously defended President Obama's nomination of Chuck
Hagel to run the Defense Department, saying the former Republican senator is
enthusiasm on Capitol Hill for Hagel nomination
After making it past one
fiscal cliff with more to come, it's an odd time for President
Obama to be picking a fight with Congress over his choice to run the Pentagon.
Should Include Disability Reform
The conversation in Washington is
shifting from taxes to entitlement spending and, in particular, how to slow the
unsustainable growth of Social Security and Medicare.
about Obamacare and health premiums
The New York Times took a long look
Sunday at the double-digit premium increases that have persisted under the
Affordable Care Act. Its a good story and good moment to look back at how
health insurance premiums have changed, what role the Affordable Care Act has
played and what happens moving forward.
vote on Sandy aid as FEMA warns funds low
The House is poised to vote
Friday on a $9.7 billion Superstorm Sandy aid package after delays over fiscal
cliff bickering and a warning from federal officials that funds are running
fiscal cliff deal is within sight but some issues still
President Obama said Monday that an agreement to avoid the
worst effects of the year-end fiscal cliff is within sight, but he
stressed that a deal is not done yet, and House Republican leaders
announced they would hold no votes Monday night, ensuring that the nation would
go over the fiscal cliff for at least a day.
off the "fiscal cliff" means for you
The U.S. House of Representatives
is set to meet Sunday in a last-ditch effort to steer the country away from the
"fiscal cliff." Barring a deal with Senate lawmakers and President Barack
Obama, a combination of tax increases and spending will take effect in January
that experts warn will harm the economy.