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Senate Blocks NSA Bill, Grants Obama Fast-Track Trade Power

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 23:20
The Senate blocked a House-passed bill and a short-term extension of the USA Patriot Act during a marathon session that earlier saw them pass a bill giving President Barack Obama "fast-track" trade power.







Oil-Soaked Pelicans Found Dead Near California Spill

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 21:44
The carcasses of five petroleum-soaked pelicans were recovered from California's Santa Barbara coastline, marking the first apparent sea bird deaths stemming from the oil spill.







Feds Find Criminal Wrongdoing in GM Ignition Defect

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 20:45
The development could result in a record fine and potential criminal charges, The New York Times reported.







Hundreds Attend Las Vegas Public Viewing of B.B. King

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 19:06
More than 350 people were already lined up when doors opened to see B.B. King one last time.

Senate Votes to Grant Obama Fast-Track Trade Power

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 18:32
The Senate passed a bill that would give President Barack Obama "fast-track" authority to negotiate the massive 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.

Feds Find Criminal Wrongdoing in GM Ignition Defect: Report

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 18:04
The development could result in a record fine and potential criminal charges, The New York Times reported.







Dozens Killed in Cartel Area Shootout in Mexico

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 17:31
The confrontation occurred near the border of Michoacan and Jalisco states, an area known as being dominated by the Jalisco New Generation cartel.







Leaky California Oil Pipeline Ordered to Close

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 16:25
Nearly 10,000 gallons of oily water has been removed in the three days since the spill.







Casey Kasem's Widow Won't Be Charged With Abuse

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 15:14
The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office said there is insufficient evidence to file charges against Jean Kasem.







Polls Closed After Historic Irish Gay Marriage Vote

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 14:53
Voters went to the polls in Ireland Friday in a referendum on whether to allow gay marriage. Results will be officially declared Saturday.







Ex-Honduran President's Son Charged in Coke Smuggle

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 14:43
Fabio Lobo was arrested in Haiti and brought to New York to face charges.







That's One Small Step Toward Creating a Dino-Chicken

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 14:26
A prominent paleontologist says he's about halfway through the process of creating a type of chicken that would resemble its dinosaur ancestors.







Live Off the Grid in This Solar-Powered 'Ecocapsule' Pod

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 14:18
Ever feel like just leaving it all behind and moving into a tiny pod in the country? You might, after seeing the Ecocapsule.

Cancer Can't Keep Graduate From Passing Test

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 14:10
As millions of young men and women reach the milestone of high school graduation, some stories of perseverance and success rise above the rest. Genesis Perozo's is one of them.







California OKs Offer of Voluntary Water Cuts by Farmers

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 13:41
California regulators on Friday accepted a historic offer by farmers to make a 25 percent voluntary water cut to avoid deeper mandatory losses.







ISIS Recruits Nabbed Near L.A.: 'Blessing' to Fight for Allah

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 13:02
According to phone records, the two men "discussed how it would be a blessing to fight for the cause of Allah, and to die in the battlefield."







Restaurant 'Extremely Apologetic' for N-Word Receipt

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:58
The unidentified employee allegedly gave a customer a receipt with the N-word on it and "100 % Dislike" printed underneath.







Forecasters Warn of Flood Risk for Holiday Weekend

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:56
Some cities have already set records for the wettest month on record.







D.C. Mansion Murder Suspect Had Help: Cops

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:56
Acting U.S. Attorney Vincent Cohen delivers a statement Friday after charging Daron Dylon Wint with first-degree murder in the killings of a wealthy Washington, D.C., family.