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  • Military families complain as personal cars go missing

    A surprise change in Pentagon contractors is causing headaches for rank-and-file military personnel and their families on the move this summer: The new company hired to move their personal cars isn't doing a good job, some say.

  • Illinois postal worker gets probation in theft case

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A St. Louis woman has been sentenced to six months of home detention as part of five years of probation for opening and stealing packages while working as a supervisor at a southwestern Illinois post office. Forty-two-year-old Jane Johanna Emily, who's also known as...

  • GM issues 6 more recalls covering 312,000 vehicles

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors on Friday issued six more recalls totaling more than 312,000 vehicles as the company cleans up past safety issues. The recalls in North America pushed GM's total for the year to 66, covering just over 29 million cars and trucks. That beats the company's old...

  • Utility to pay $12M over massive 2011 blackout

    EL CENTRO, Calif. (AP) — The customer-owned electric utility serving Southern California's Imperial Valley will pay a $12 million civil penalty in a vast power outage three years ago. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announced the settlement with the Imperial Irrigation District on...

  • GM issues third recall on SUVs that can catch fire

    General Motors' troubles with safety recalls has surfaced in another case, this time with the company recalling a group of SUVs for a third time to fix power window switches that can catch fire. The problem, revealed in documents posted by federal safety regulators this week, is so serious that...

  • US safety agency probes Can-Am motorcycle fires

    DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are investigating two reports of fires in Can-Am Spyder three-wheeled motorcycles. The probe covers about 52,000 motorcycles from the 2008 through 2014 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says in documents posted Friday that the...

  • Nine 'coyotes' arrested in joint U.S.-Guatemala operation

    Guatemalan law enforcement officials, supported by U.S. agencies, arrested nine top members of an alleged "coyote" organization and seized $600,000 held in U.S. banks.

  • Find out what your senator's office is doing with your money

    Ever wonder what obscure things senators buy with taxpayer money meant for their offices?

  • EXography: Senators' trips home decline with time in office, age, boosting claims of term limits advocates

    The analysis appears to confirm what has long been claimed by populists and political cynics: Senators who have served multiple six-year terms tend to "go native," becoming more focused on the priorities of special-interest groups in Washington than with the worries and concerns of the "folks...

  • Historic deal for Corps dam pollution

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — For the first time in its history, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will have to disclose the amount of pollutants its dams are sending into waterways in a groundbreaking legal settlement that could have broad implications for the Corps' hundreds of dams nationwide. The...

  • US sent Latin youth undercover in anti-Cuba ploy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fernando Murillo was typical of the young Latin Americans deployed by a U.S. agency to work undercover in Cuba. He had little training in the dangers of clandestine operations — or how to evade one of the world's most sophisticated counter-intelligence services. Their...

  • Recalls this week: bicycles, aquarium heaters

    A line of bicycles with a faulty front wheel and light fixture lenses that can shatter are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include aquarium heaters and welding torch handles. Here's a more detailed look: BICYCLES DETAILS: 20-inch Avigo "Turn N Burn" youth bicycles with...

  • John Thune bill would restore labor union transparency that Obama degraded

    Those who believed President Obama's promise that "transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency" should have been almost immediately dissuaded of this notion early in his administration.

  • Hyundai recalls more than 419K vehicles

    DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai is recalling more than 419,000 cars and SUVs to fix suspension, brake and oil leak problems. The biggest of three recalls posted Friday by U.S. safety regulators is of 225,000 Santa Fe SUVs from 2001-2006 to replace front coil springs that can rust and crack in...

  • Report: Secrecy enveloped Bay Bridge construction

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Senior officials who oversaw construction of the $6.5 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge repeatedly and deliberately brushed off criticism about construction problems and sought to keep information secret as part of an "institutionalized, if...



From the Weekly Standard

  • An Appalling Propaganda Ploy

    The Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot, has released a grisly video of one of its fighters beheading a man who appears to be James Foley, an American journalist who was kidnapped in Syria on...

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  • IS Threatens Another U.S. Journalist

    The Islamic State’s official media arm, Furqan Media, has just released a video showing the beheading of American photojournalist James Wright Foley. The terrorist organization claims that the...

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  • Fear Itself

    Julie Gunlock is one mother who’ll welcome the return of pink slime. As the Wall Street Journal reported recently, the beef product processed from scraps left over from butchered cattle all but...

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