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When presidents die, power transfer can be fraught

November 23, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, NOV. 17, 2013 AND THEREAFTER – FILE – In this Friday, Nov. 22, 1963 photo from the White House via the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library in Boston, Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as president as Jacqueline Kennedy stands at his side in the cabin of the presidential plane on the [&hellip...

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Anniversary of JFK death brings sadness, solemnity

November 22, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

The U.S. Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club sings the The Navy Hymn to close out the ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in Dallas. President Kennedy’s motorcade was passing through...

Autopsy: TSA officer shot 12 times in LAX attack

November 22, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This June 2013 file photo released by the Hernandez family Nov. 2, 2013, shows Transportation Security Administration officer Gerardo Hernandez. Hernandez, 39. Hernandez, the officer who was killed in a gunman’s attack at Los Angeles...

Wind energy company pleads guilty to eagle deaths

November 22, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this April 18, 2013, file photo, a golden eagle is seen flying over a wind turbine on Duke energy’s top of the world wind farm in Converse County Wyo. For the first time, the Obama administration is taking action against wind farms for...

S&P 500 closes above 1,800 for first time

November 22, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

Robert Oswald, right, works with fellow traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. Stocks were mixed in early trading Friday as traders and investors lacked a catalyst to push the major indexes higher after strong gains...

Detention of US tourists to North Korea unusual

November 21, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This 2005 photo provided by the Palo Alto Weekly shows Merrill Newman, a retired finance executive and Red Cross volunteer, in Palo Alto, Calif. An 85-year-old American veteran of the Korean War has been detained in North Korea since last month. The son of...

Experts: HealthCare.gov fix needs more time, money

November 21, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

The shadow of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is shown as she speaks at the Community Health and Social Services Center in Detroit Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. Sebelius says she’s confident a troubled federal website will work much...

Democrats vote to curb filibusters on appointees

November 21, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., center, with Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., at far right, defends the Senate Democrats’ vote to weaken filibusters and make it harder for Republicans to block...

Tech issues block people from NJ online bet test

November 21, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Joseph Brennen of Ventnor, NJ logs on to a Harrah’s online casino on his laptop from a highway rest area in Egg Harbor Township, NJ on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, the first day of a test of Internet gambling in New Jersey. Security software designed to...

Gov’t weighs permitting cellphone calls on planes

November 21, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 31, 2013, file photo, a passenger checks her cell phone before a flight in Boston. Federal regulators said Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, that rules against making cellphone calls during airline flights are “outdated,” and...