National & World Headlines

  • ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior House Republican said Thursday that it’s impossible to “defund” President Barack Obama’s upcoming moves on immigration in an upcoming spending bill. Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers,…

    November 20, 2014
  • The Associated Press U.S. stocks are back at record levels as investors were encouraged by good news on housing, the job market and corporate earnings. Best Buy jumped 7 percent Thursday after its quarterly results…

    November 20, 2014
  • MEAD GRUVER Associated Press CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A worker remained hospitalized more than a week after he inhaled ammonia fumes through a malfunctioning respirator at a chemical plant that agreed to improve worker safety…

    November 20, 2014
  • STEPHEN WADE AP Sports Writer RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The head of licensing for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro says merchandise sales could reach 1 billion reals ($400 million). Merchandise…

    November 20, 2014
  • JENNIFER McDERMOTT Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — David Greer, a doctor who co-founded a group that won the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize for working to prevent nuclear war and who helped transform the medical…

    November 20, 2014
  • TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Out of timeouts, LeBron James had no choice but to hurry up the floor. With the clock ticking down, James tried to dribble behind his back and…

    November 20, 2014
  • DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Peterson’s last appearance in the Minnesota locker room was nearly 10 weeks ago. The Vikings have played all but one game this season without his…

    November 20, 2014
  • STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton stood on the Miami Marlins’ field Wednesday and scanned a sea of empty seats, mindful the stands look much the same at games. He had…

    November 20, 2014
  • BY SUDHIN THANAWALA Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — State regulators Thursday fined Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and required its shareholders to cover as much as $400 million of a planned gas rate increase…

    November 20, 2014
  • HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) — Ann Khalid did not feel well but she insisted on dancing a brief scene from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake with her classmates. The 12-year-old is determined to one day…

    November 20, 2014
  • The first case of a fired Senior Executive Service member at the Department of Veterans Affairs has a decision from the Merit Systems Protection Board. Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp tells In Depth with Francis Rose that SESer isn't an SESer any more.

    November 20, 2014
  • RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration Thursday acknowledged it has been over-reporting the number of people signed up under the health care law, a discrepancy that congressional Republicans seeking to repeal…

    November 20, 2014
  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR has fined crew chief Mike Kelley $50,000 for a rules infraction discovered on Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s car during pre-qualifying inspection at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Kelley was also placed on probation for…

    November 20, 2014
  • HELSINKI (AP) — Uber is expanding its app-based taxi and ridesharing services in the Nordic region, to include the cities of Helsinki, Oslo and Copenhagen. The San Francisco-based company, which claims operations in 47 countries,…

    November 20, 2014

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