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Who’ll blink? Dems, GOP in shutdown stare down

September 30, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This image provided by CBS News shows Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., speaking with Bob Schieffer on “Face the Nation” Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Washington. The United States braced for a partial government shutdown Tuesday after the White House and congressional Democrats declared they would reject a bill approved by the Republican-led House...

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Marlins’ Alvarez throws odd no-hitter vs Tigers

September 30, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Miami Marlins’ Henderson Alvarez pitches against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of an interleague baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Miami. Alvarez threw a no-hitter in the Marlins 1-0 win. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) MIAMI (AP) — With the...

Experts: Ariz. firefighter probe shows GPS need

September 30, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Sunday, June 30, 2013, file photo, the Yarnell Hill Fire burns in Glenn Ilah near Yarnell, Ariz. Investigators are set to release a report Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, on the deaths of 19 elite firefighters in Arizona, nearly three months...

Shutdown nearing, GOP seeks health care delay

September 28, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va., walks out of a Republican caucus at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. Lawmakers from both parties urged one another in a rare weekend session to give ground in their fight over preventing a...

Radio problems cited in deaths of 19 firefighters

September 28, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Sunday, June 30, 2013, file photo, the Yarnell Hill Fire burns in Glenn Ilah near Yarnell, Ariz. Investigators are set to release a report Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, on the deaths of 19 elite firefighters in Arizona, nearly three months...

Ex-Chile spy chief kills self before jail transfer

September 28, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Policemen stand guard at the residence entrance of suicide victim, former Chilean Gen. Odlanier Mena, in Santiago, Chile, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. The 87-year-old retired general was serving time for human rights violations but was allowed weekend home...

No. 2 nuke commander suspended amid casino probe

September 28, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This image provided by the U.S. Navy shows Navy Vice Adm. Tim Giardina in a Nov. 11, 2011, photo. The U.S. strategic Command, the military command in charge of all U.S. nuclear warfighting forces says it has suspended its No. 2 commander, Giardina, for...

‘American Graduate Day’ addresses dropout issue

September 27, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this April 2, 2013 file photo, actor Patrick Stewart attends Fox Searchlight Pictures’ premiere of “Trance,” hosted by The Cinema Society with Montblanc, at the SVA Theater, in New York. Public TV stations will air...

US, Iran leaders talk for first time since 1979

September 27, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama gestures while making a statement regarding the budget fight in Congress and foreign policy challenges, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. The president said the debt ceiling...

Exxon to offer benefits to same-sex couples in US

September 27, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this May 1, 2008 file photo, a truck passes a pump at an Exxon Mobil station in Williamsville, N.Y. Exxon Mobil Corp. said Friday, Sept. 28, 2013, that it will begin offering benefits to legally married same-sex couples in the U.S. for the...