Updated: 02/25/2014 - The following are remarks from President Barack Obama at the National Governors Association dinner.
Posted: 02/23/2014 - Mexican drug cartel leader's security team helped in his arrest... Carbon monoxide detected at NY mall, 1 dead... Mo. firefighter killed at walkway collapse... Cuts may be in store for Medicare Advantage plans... FDA to boost India staff overseeing drug imports... US gov't's wild mustang program in disarray... NC coal-ash dumps threaten community... Woman held in tribal shooting known as bully... Maria von Trapp, 99, dies in Vermont... Mixed signals over in-flight use of cellphones... Tax break helps NYC lure 'The Tonight Show' home... Obama to propose changes to wildfire funding... Girl Scout's effort to sell cookies goes to 'pot'...
Posted: 02/23/2014 - Opposition, pro-govt rallies grip Venezuela... Rival protests clash in Brazil's biggest slum... Syrian Kurds capture town from Islamic fighters... Iraq elections loom amid violence... Turkish protesters denounce Internet restrictions... Afghan group confirms talks with Taliban faction... Pakistan helicopters kill 9 militants... 6 children drown while skating on river in China... Missing NH college student killed by train in Rome...
Posted: 02/23/2014 - Freed opposition leader speaks to protesters... Protesters take over capital; president calls it a coup... Ukrainian governor, mayor flee for Russia... additional background information on the changing situation in the Ukraine...
Posted: 02/23/2014 - Today in History...on this date, Feb 23 - In 1954, the first mass inoculation of schoolchildren against polio using the Salk vaccine began in Pittsburgh as some 5,000 students were vaccinated. In 1836, the siege of the Alamo began in San Antonio, Texas. In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt signed an agreement with Cuba to lease the area around Guantanamo Bay to the United States. In 1945, U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima captured Mount Suribachi. In 1965, Stan Laurel of the Laurel and Hardy comedy team died in Santa Monica, California. He was 74. In 1978, at the 20th annual Grammy Awards, The Eagles won Record of the Year for "Hotel California." "Rumours" by Fleetwood Mac won the Album of the Year award. In 2004, the finale of "Sex and the City" aired.
Posted: 02/22/2014 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says hardworking Americans deserve a vote in Congress on a minimum raise hike.
Updated: 02/21/2014 - A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket carrying an upgraded Global Positioning System navigation satellite is poised for launch from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station this evening. Liftoff from complex 37 is targeted for 8:40 p.m. EST (GMT-5), the opening of a 19-minute launch window. Forecasters are predicting an 80 percent chance of good weather.
Posted: 02/20/2014 - Federal investigators are holding a hearing today to determine what may have led to last year's fatal UPS plane crash in Birmingham.
Posted: 02/20/2014 - The Department of Homeland Security has issued a new warning to airlines about the possibility of explosives hidden in shoes.
Posted: 02/19/2014 - Statement by President Barack Obama on Wages
Posted: 02/19/2014 - An American athlete from Colorado earned a spot on Team USA's biathlon team, but she gave it all up for a teammate she felt deserved to be at the games even more - her twin sister.
Posted: 02/19/2014 - Do you love getting mail just as much as you like sending it?
Posted: 02/19/2014 - President Obama is off to Mexico for the North American leader's summit.
Posted: 02/18/2014 - TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida Lottery reports that more people bought tickets for its scratch-off games last week than ever before in history.
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