Holder urges police restraint ahead of grand jury decision in Ferguson
By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday urged police to use restraint amid potential protests that could follow the upcoming grand jury decision in the Ferguson, Missouri case involving a police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in August. "The Justice Department encourages law enforcement officials, in every jurisdiction, to work with the communities they serve to minimize needless confrontation," Holder said in a video address released by the department. ...
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:16:40 -0500
House Republicans sue over Obama's healthcare law
By Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday filed a long-anticipated lawsuit challenging the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law over employer-based coverage and payments to insurers, according to court documents. The lawsuit, filed in a federal court in Washington against the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Treasury, targets a decision to delay implementation of the law's employer mandate, which requires employers with more than 50 employees to offer healthcare coverage. ...
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:25:10 -0500
Thanksgiving grease cooks up plumbing disasters
By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thanksgiving is a royal pain in the U.S. drain. Thanksgiving means turkey dinners, family gatherings and football. For household drains and aging sewers across the United States, it means a lot of grease going down the pipes - and into the sewers. For some harried cooks, the simplest way to get rid of fat from turkeys, bacon and roasts is down the kitchen drain. There it congeals, clogging the pipe and trapping food scraps until the only solution is to call the plumber. ...
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:02:19 -0500
House GOP sues administration over health care law
WASHINGTON (AP) House Republicans sued the Obama administration on Friday over its implementation of President Barack Obama's health care law, saying he had overstepped his legal authority in carrying out the program.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:04:19 -0500
Ex-convict charged in Indianapolis teen's death
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) An ex-convict has been charged in the killing of a 15-year-old girl after DNA tests linked him to her badly burned body that was found in an Indianapolis backyard in August, a prosecutor said Friday.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:59:06 -0500
Package from Florida State shooter found in Texas
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) The first of several packages mailed by a man who shot three people at a Florida State University library was delivered in Texas, a law enforcement official said Friday.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:46:43 -0500
Report: Bird needs 3-mile buffer from drilling
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) A government study with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says the breeding grounds of a struggling bird species need a 3-mile or larger buffer from oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:24:51 -0500
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