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Oso WA – Some Of 90 Missing In Washington Mudslide May Not Be Found

March 26, 2014 at 11:25 PM
Oso, WA - Becky Bach watches and waits, hoping that search crews find her brother and three other relatives who are missing in Washington state's deadly mudslide. Doug Massingale waits too, for word about his 4-month-old granddaughter. Searchers were able to identify carpet from the infant's bedroom, but a log jam stood in the way of a more thorough effort to find little Sanoah Huestis, known...

Washington – House Votes To Limit President On Public Monuments

March 26, 2014 at 10:45 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama and his successors would see their ability to designate new national monuments limited under a bill approved Wednesday by the House. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, takes aim at the 1906 Antiquities Act, a law Obama and other presidents have used to protect historic or ecologically significant sites. The bill would require an...

Washington – Young Workers Change Jobs Frequently, Study Shows

March 26, 2014 at 10:30 PM
Washington - Young adults born in the early 1980s held an average of just over six jobs each from ages 18 through 26, a Labor Department survey showed Wednesday. Since 1997, the department's Bureau of Labor Statistics has been keeping tabs on about 9,000 young men and women born in the early 1980s, surveying their educational and workplace progress. The latest survey is from interviews...

Washington – Huckabee In Washington, Hinting At 2016 Bid

March 26, 2014 at 10:00 PM
Washington - Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee told about 70 Republican House members Wednesday that he is considering another run for the White House - but that campaign cash remains a key issue for him. Huckabee had deep support among social conservatives during his 2008 presidential bid, but he never won over establishment-minded Republicans and ended that campaign broke. Huckabee told...

New York – How To Swoop In And Manage Your Parents’ Finances

March 26, 2014 at 09:25 PM
New York - You get that call - all is not right with mom or dad. Suddenly, you have to step in and take over a life's worth of financial details. For most people, this call comes too soon, before relatives have passed along key information about accounts and passwords, causing panic. But it's still a daunting task even for those who have planned ahead. Just ask Diana Raab, 60, who lives in...

Washington – Biden: Raising Minimum Wage ‘Good For Business’

March 26, 2014 at 08:33 PM
Washington - Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that many restaurant owners support raising the tipped minimum wage for waiters and waitresses, calling the boost in pay "good for business overall." Boosting the minimum wage has been at the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's attempt to address income inequality around the country and make higher wages a key issue for Democrats heading...

Amman, Jordan – Kerry Meets Abbas As Peace Process Founders

March 26, 2014 at 08:14 PM
Amman, Jordan - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Wednesday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in a bid to salvage foundering Mideast peace talks that were dealt a new blow when Arab leaders said they never would recognize Israel as a Jewish state. Kerry and Abbas spoke for more than four hours over a working dinner in the Jordanian capital of Amman that U.S. officials said were...

Borough Park, NY – Forklift Operator Arrested After Woman Struck And Seriously Injured

March 26, 2014 at 07:52 PM
Borough Park, NY - An operator of a small industrial vehicle was arrested after an elderly Chinese female was struck and seriously injured by the forklift he was driving. The woman in her 70's was hit Wednesday afternoon, while crossing a street in Borough Park, section of Brooklyn, at the corner of 13th ave and 60'Street near Express Lumber, the woman got both of her legs crushed by the...

Washington – Lawmakers Bash Obama Administration’s ‘Delusional’ Syria Policy

March 26, 2014 at 07:20 PM
Washington - U.S. lawmakers lashed out at the Obama administration's handling of Syria's civil war on Wednesday, demanding a stronger American response to the conflict and better communication from the White House about its plans. Senator Robert Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, expressed deep frustration after Anne Patterson, the assistant secretary of state for...

New York – CDC: One In 25 Patients Battling Hospital-Acquired Infections

March 26, 2014 at 07:19 PM
New York - On any given day, one in 25 hospitalized patients - 4 percent - is battling an infection picked up in a hospital or other healthcare facility, according to a new survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That translates to more than 600,000 hospital patients each year. Roughly 74,000 of them have to fight more than one hospital-acquired infection, researchers...

Houston, TX – Worker Describes Escape From Burning Building

March 26, 2014 at 06:38 PM
Houston, TX - Trapped on a balcony by smoke and flames, construction supervisor Curtis Reissig knew he had to take action to stay ahead of the blaze that was quickly consuming the Houston apartment complex he had helped build. "The flames were getting closer and hotter. I knew I had to do something. So I swung down to the lower floor," he said. Reissig's daring leap bought him enough time...

Boston – Two Dead, 18 Hurt In Historic Boston Neighborhood Blaze

March 26, 2014 at 06:24 PM
Boston - Smoke and flames poured from the roof and windows of a brownstone on Wednesday as firefighters battled a large fire that killed two of them and injured more than a dozen other people. The deadly fire snarled traffic in Boston's densely populated Back Bay neighborhood. At least five firefighters were injured. Fire department spokesman Steve MacDonald said a roll call was being done to...

New York – Drug Abuse Campaign Shows Dramatic, Shocking Photos Of Drug Users’ Faces Over Time

March 26, 2014 at 06:12 PM
New York -  A new campaign to highlight the addiction to drugs is showing the physical effects of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine addiction, shocking viewers and giving truth to the physical damage drugs can cause. In a new video campaign posted by the non profit organization Rehabs.com called “More Than Meth: The Faces Of Drug Arrests,” various real drug users are shown in time...

Moscow – No Vodka For Obama – Russians Impose Joke ‘Sanctions’

March 26, 2014 at 06:01 PM
Moscow - Russians have begun an Internet campaign of tongue-in-cheek "sanctions" against U.S. President Barack Obama in retaliation to measures Washington imposed on Moscow over the Crimea crisis. "Barack Obama as well as members of the U.S. administration, Senate and Congress are forbidden from wishing me a happy birthday," Instagram user kos77 posted along with a photo of a frowning...

Los Angeles – TSA Wants Armed Law Enforcement At Airport Checkpoints

March 26, 2014 at 05:25 PM
Los Angeles - The head of a union representing 45,000 Transportation Security Administration officers says a report conducted by the TSA after a Los Angeles airport shooting last fall doesn't go far enough in addressing threats posed by individuals targeting its officers. The Transportation Security Administration recommended Wednesday that airports post armed law enforcement officers at...

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