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  • Issa: Lerner should talk to Congress, not just the media

    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa said it is "telling" that ex-IRS administrator Lois Lerner gave a media interview defending herself, even though she has refused to testify before Congress about her involvement in the agency's alleged scheme to target...

  • White House intruder: Security changes weighed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is "obviously concerned" about a weekend White House breach by an ex-soldier with a small knife who scaled a fence, sprinted across the lawn and entered the mansion before being arrested, a spokesman says. The Secret Service increased its security on...

  • House to investigate White House breach

    The top Democrat on the House's oversight panel has vowed to investigate how an intruder was able to get into White House last week, a scenario he called a "major, major" security failure.

  • Milan perfects the wearable lightness of fashion

    MILAN (AP) — Reflecting on a Milan Fashion Week that marked the re-emergence of denim and the pre-eminence of the flat Birkenstock-inspired sandal, the question was bound to surface: Wherein lies luxury? Milan designers, who crammed the usual six days of womenswear previews for next summer into...

  • SPIN METER: Those changing health law numbers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it health care law numerology. The Obama administration has had to revise and refine some initial enrollment numbers for health insurance sign-ups after they turned out to be too optimistic. At other times, metrics less favorable to the president's overhaul leaked out...

  • Larger aircraft could be using Maui's Hana Airport

    WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Larger aircraft could be using Maui's remote Hana Airport if the state carries out planned improvements. The state is planning to add features to allow the airport to accommodate aircraft with up to 30 passengers, the Maui News reported (http://ow.ly/BMC2x ). Currently,...

  • Trump Entertainment wants to sell Plaza equipment

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The parent company of Trump Plaza wants permission from a bankruptcy court to sell off its assets, including gambling equipment and furniture. Trump Entertainment Resorts filed a motion in federal bankruptcy court in Delaware on Monday, seeking permission to sell off...

  • Pest control manufacturer to locate in Mooresville

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An all-natural, non-toxic pest control products manufacturer says it plans to lease 50,000 square feet of manufacturing space in Mooresville and eventually employ 380 full-time workers. The Charlotte Observer reports (http://bit.ly/1sV3DCO ) Earth-Kind, based in Bismarck,...

  • Appeals court reinstates NY NatWest-Hamas lawsuit

    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court has reinstated a New York lawsuit against National Westminster Bank that was brought on behalf of victims of terrorist attacks in Israel by Hamas. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said Monday the roughly 200 U.S. nationals who brought...

  • These 125 black women in Mississippi may be the key to conservatives' chances

    "You did build that!" That was the echo of the 2012 Republican campaign. Entrepreneurs were told to rally behind Romney-Ryan. They did. About 60 percent of small businessmen supported Romney according to a summer 2012 poll. Here's one problem: very few people are small businessmen. And if...

  • The death of the republic part II: Knowledge of Congress edition

    A disturbingly large number of Americans are unable to state which political party controls the U.S. House of Representatives and which party controls the U.S. Senate, according to a new Gallup report.

  • Wash. SC rules Workers’ Comp law doesn’t extend to asbestos-related diseases

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The Washington Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the exception to the state’s Workers’ Compensation law does not extend to asbestos-related diseases because it is impossible to have absolute knowledge that an injury is certain to occur. Justice Susan Owens...

  • Islamic State militants kill 40 Iraqi troops

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A wave of suicide bombings by Islamic State militants in western Iraq has killed 40 soldiers amid waning efforts by security forces to retake territory from the Sunni extremist group, a senior Iraqi commander said Monday. The attacks, which occurred on Sunday in the town of...

  • Judge lowers damages against Hyundai in crash case

    POLSON, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge has reduced a punitive damages award from $240 million to $73 million in a lawsuit against Hyundai (HUHN'-day) over a crash that killed two Missoula cousins in July 2011. KERR-AM reports jurors awarded actual damages of $1 million to each parent and $500,000...

  • Perry asks to miss court date citing overseas trip

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Indicated Texas Gov. Rick Perry wants to skip his next scheduled court appearance because he'll be out of the country. In a motion Monday, Perry's attorneys asked the judge to let him miss an Oct. 13 pretrial hearing due to "long-standing plans to be in Europe" all that...



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