Archive for May, 2012

Citizens United ruling cracks?

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens took a poke at the controversial Citizens United decision Wednesday night and said his former colleagues have probably already had second thoughts about it. Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens speaks at a lecture presented by the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Ark., Wednesday, […]

Shady car dealers eye military

Cody Cameron, a Marine stationed in Jacksonville, N.C., got burned when he bought a used car. He paid $17,000 last year for a 2004 Nissan 350-Z with 60,000 miles on it. He figured the car would last him a long time. It didn’t.  “I drove the vehicle for about two weeks. And one day all […]

Job interview ends cold case?

A Washington, D.C., man was detained for first-degree murder when a background check for a new job revealed an outstanding warrant in one of the oldest cold case murders in Montgomery County. Bobby Coley, 63, of southeast Washington, was applying for work as a temp Tuesday, when a background check uncovered an outstanding warrant in […]

Leap Day error strands teen

Elizabeth Olivas, who came to the U.S. illegally at age 4, went to Mexico to get a green card or visa to fulfill requirements of U.S. law and has not been allowed to return since she missed the deadline by a day. A teen who is slated to give the salutatorian speech at her high […]

Polls: Deadlock in key states

Now that Mitt Romney is the official GOP presidential nominee, President Obama placed a call to the former governor to congratulate him. Meanwhile both campaigns have already spent a combined $85 million on TV ads. NBC’s Chuck Todd reports. President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney are deadlocked in three key presidential battleground […]

New drugs for autism patients

“It’s not a cure,” he says, “but it definitely moved the needle.” Seaside is running two late-stage trials in adults and children with Fragile X, and a study in children with different types of autism, including autism with no identifiable cause, like Jack’s. Results of the study in which Jack participated are expected later this […]

Government cuts brake growth

Frederic J. Brown / AFP – Getty Images People walk past a sign leading to a job center in Rosemead, east of downtown of Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Valley on May 24, 2012 in California. European-style “austerity” is hitting home in the U.S. Thanks to deeper-than-estimated cuts in government spending, the U.S. economy […]

Edwards jury ordered back to deliberations

Chuck Burton / AP John Edwards leaves the federal courthouse in Greensboro, N.C., on Thursday. A jury on Thursday reached a verdict on one count in the campaign finance trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards, but was ordered by the judge to resume deliberations.   In a confusing turn of events, the jury of eight […]

Nanny Bloomberg strikes again: Target soft drinks

New York mayor Michael Bloomberg is entering the combat zone with a sweet drink ban limiting consumption of large-sized drinks in food service establishments in his fight against obesity. Some New Yorkers say it is at the cost of personal liberties. As soon as next March, all beverages larger than 16 ounces could be banned […]

Americans beg Obama: Please, don’t kill us with drones

Grace Bedell thought it could clinch the election when she suggested to Abraham Lincoln that he grow a beard. Now a century and a half later, Americans are asking their president to consider an updated proposal: Mr. Obama, please don’t kill us. Unlike the correspondence from 1860 that was signed off by a single person […]

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