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  • NYC settles suit over seizure of Occupy books

    April 10, 2013 4:15 AM 154

    NEW YORK — A settlement was announced Tuesday in a lawsuit filed over the 2011 seizure of the "People's Library" at the Occupy Wall Street site in Manhattan's Zuccotti Park. New York City and Brookfield Properties agreed to pay more than $230,000 to settle the lawsuit filed last year in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, according to attorney Norman Siegel

  • Obama, GOP still stymied over gun bill

    April 10, 2013 4:12 AM 187

    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration and Senate Republicans remain at loggerheads over proposals to tighten gun control after December's horrific school shooting in Newtown, Conn. The White House Tuesday continued its impassioned call for universal background checks while 14 Senate Republicans renewed their threat to filibuster and Senate Majority

  • Former worker testifies that Dr. Kermit Gosnell snipped the spines of moving babies following abortions at Philadelphia clinic

    April 10, 2013 1:54 AM 172

    Ashley Baldwin said she saw babies moving on five occasions after the procedures. The doctor is charged with seven counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of babies and one count of third-degree murder in the death of an abortion patient. The gruesome testimony at the “House of Horrors” murder trial of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell continued on Thursday

  • Snow, other wild wintry weather springs up

    April 10, 2013 1:20 AM 194

    More severe weather from the storm is forecast for the Mississippi Valley on Wednesday. A ferocious storm that dumped heavy snow across parts of the Rockies and northern Plains on Tuesday could bring tornadoes and severe weather to portions of the central and southern Plains on Wednesday. Winter storm warnings were in effect from New Mexico to Wisconsin

  • Tentative farm workers deal in immigration talks

    April 9, 2013 11:14 PM 169

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A tentative deal has been reached between agriculture workers and growers, a key senator said Tuesday, smoothing the way for a landmark immigration bill to be released within a week. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who's taken the lead on negotiating a resolution to the agriculture issue, didn't provide details, and said growers had yet to sign off on the agreement

  • Police: Army recruiter shoots teenage recruit, then self

    April 9, 2013 7:30 PM 155

    (CNN) -- Police continued their investigation Tuesday into the shooting deaths of an Army recruiter and a 17-year-old girl in Maryland that appear to be "a murder-suicide," Montgomery County police said. Staff Sgt. Adam Anthony Arndt, 31, knew Michelle Lynne Miller because he supervised her recruitment as she planned to enlist in the Army Reserves after

  • Eyeing Election, McConnell Gives NRA Effective Veto On Any Gun Law

    April 9, 2013 10:07 AM 202

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) threat late Monday to filibuster gun control, which came during President Obama’s televised speech bashing Republicans who have made such threats, carries important implications for the debate. In short, McConnell’s filibuster threat makes it ever more likely that any final legislation that passes Congress

  • Daybook: March 15

    March 15, 2013 3:02 PM 165

    Day 2 Highlights: Donald Trump at 8:45 am, Sen. Mitch McConnell at 9 am, Sen. Kelly Ayotte at 9:15 am, Rep. Paul Ryan at 9:30 am, NRA chief Wayne LaPierre at 10:45 am, former Sen. Rick Santorum at noon, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney at 1 pm, Rep. Marsha Blackburn at 2 pm, Gov. Bobby Jindal at 2:25 pm, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor 3:35 pm, Citizens

  • Daybook: March 14

    March 14, 2013 2:22 PM 149

    (R-FL), Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA), Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), political commentator Dick Morris, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ), Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA), Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), Governor Rick Perry

  • St Pierre and Miquelon profile

    February 23, 2012 5:03 PM 168

    The sole remnant of France's once-extensive possessions in North America, the Atlantic islands of St Pierre and Miquelon lie off the Canadian island of Newfoundland. With little agriculture and a troubled fishing industry, they depend on France for subsidies and on their near neighbour for goods and transport links. Fish processing is the main economic