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Filibuster fight: Senators scrapping over nominees

July 15, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Aug. 29, 1957 file photo, Sen.Strom Thurmond, D-SC, gives a wave as he leaves the Senate chamber at end of his 24 hour, 19 minute one-man filibuster against the compromise civil rights bills. The effort went for naught however, as less than two hours later, the measure was passed 60-15. Filibusters, [&hellip...

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All involved agree, sand dune rescue ‘a miracle’

July 15, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Dr. Tracy Koogler, medical director of pediatric intensive care at the University of Chicago Medical Center speaks about the condition of six year-old Nathan Woessner during a news conference, Monday, July 15, 2013, in Chicago. Dr Koogler who helped treat...

More tests needed for cause of Monteith’s death

July 15, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

A handwritten card is placed among flowers at a small memorial to Canadian actor Cory Monteith outside the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Sunday July 14, 2013. Monteith’s body was found in a room at the hotel Saturday. (AP...

Greenwald: Snowden docs contain NSA ‘blueprint’

July 15, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Journalist Glenn Greenwald speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 14, 2013. Greenwald, The Guardian journalist who first reported Edward Snowden’s disclosures of U.S. surveillance programs, says the...

Party leaders spar over Senate rule changes

July 15, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this combination of July 11, 2013, file images from Senate Television Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., top, and Republican leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speak on the floor of the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democrats...

Gay, Powell test positive for banned substances

July 15, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In a May 25, 2013, file photo Tyson Gay, center, competes in the Men’s 100m alongside Ryan Bailey, right, and Nickel Ashmeade, of Jamaica, during the IAAF Diamond League Grand Prix competition in New York. Gay was informed Friday July 12,...

Demographic change amplifying racial inequities

July 15, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

ADVANCE FOR MONDAY, JULY 15 AND THEREAFTER – Ke’sha Scrivner, left, poses for a photograph after picking up her daughter Ka’Lani Scrivner, 1, from day care, Tuesday, July 9, 2013, in Washington. Once on welfare, Scrivner worked her way off...

For 2014 elections, abortion returns to forefront

July 15, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this July 11, 2013, file photo, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, center, speaks during a news conference outside the Senate Chambers in Austin, Texas. A Senate committee on Thursday pushed through new abortion restrictions, setting up a...

Zimmerman, Martin families react on Twitter

July 14, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

The wife of George Zimmerman, Shellie Zimmerman, left, hugs Robert Zimmerman Sr. and Gladys Zimmerman after Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict was read in Seminole Circuit Court in Sanford, Fla. on Saturday, July 13, 2013. Jurors found Zimmerman not guilty...

ID emerges of third girl to die of SF plane crash

July 14, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Saturday, July 6, 2013 aerial photo, a tarpaulin sheet, to the right of the fire truck, covers the body of a Chinese teen struck by a fire truck during the emergency response to the crash of Asiana Flight 214 at the San Francisco International Airport...