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Analysis: Obama’s budget win has strings attached

October 17, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. Lawmakers Wednesday voted to avoid a financial default and reopen the government after a 16-day partial shutdown. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) WASHINGTON (AP) — By most measures, President Barack Obama emerged far stronger than his Republican...

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APNewsBreak: New charges in Blackwater shootings

October 17, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE -In this Sept. 20, 2007, file photo Hassan Jabir, 37, recovers from gunshot wounds in a hospital in Baghdad, Iraq, received in his car in the Mansour neighborhood when guards in a U.S. State Department convoy opened fire, shooting him four times. The...

Congress votes to avoid US default

October 16, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks with reporters after voting on a measure to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, as Sen. Chuck...

Democrat Booker wins US Senate election in NJ

October 16, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

New Jersey state Sen. Michael Dohtery points to county returns, as he watches with other supporters of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Lonegan in Bridgewater, N.J., Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. Lonegan and Democrat Cory Booker are vying to fill the Senate...

Police: Curious worker set off LAX dry ice bombs

October 16, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

A Los Angeles Police officer patrols outside the departure area at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. Police at Los Angeles International Airport are continuing their stepped-up patrols the day after the arrest of a baggage handler...

Senate deal on debt, shutdown sends stocks soaring

October 16, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. Stocks are surging on Wall Street after Senate leaders reached a deal that would avoid a U.S. default and reopen the government after 16 days of being partially...

Need motivation? There’s an app for that

October 16, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This photo from video taken Oct. 9, 2013 shows Tim Davis in Beaver Falls, Pa. Davis uses several apps and three wearable devices to track his physical activity, vitals and calorie intake. When Davis tipped the scales at 318 pounds two years ago, he bought a...

Women scientists, Wikipedia under microscope in RI

October 16, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 photo, Maia Weinstock, of Cambridge, Mass., a Brown University graduate, works on her computer during a Wikipedia “edit-a-thon,” on the Brown campus, in Providence, R.I. They held the event, which brought together...

NY fights site listing homes for tourists to rent

October 15, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 photo, Mishelle Farer poses for picture in her apartment, where she rents a room on Airbnb, in New York. Farer is an avid user of Airbnb, a website that allows travelers to rent other people’s homes or rooms. (AP...

Uneven enforcement suspected at nuclear plants

October 15, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This June 26, 2011 file photo shows the control room of the Cooper nuclear power plant in Brownville, Neb. The number of safety violations at U.S. nuclear power plants varies dramatically from region to region, pointing to inconsistent...