March 6, 2013 RSS feed / Nation

Snowstorm heads toward D.C.

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — After pummeling the nation’s midsection with heavy snow, a late-winter storm made its way today to the nation’s capital, where residents braced for the possibility of power outages. More...

Obama, Republicans cooperate on spending

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration and congressional Republicans are quietly working in tandem to blunt the impact of short-term spending cuts that kicked in with dire White House warnings a few days ago, with both sides eager to pocket More...

WINTER CLINGING TO MIDWEST

A TOW TRUCK OPERATOR prepares to haul away a car involved in an accident on Interstate 94 in Fargo, N.D., on Monday. Overnight snow made travel treacherous across much of the upper Midwest. More...

Ex-DEA heads: Feds should nullify pot laws

CHICAGO (AP) — Eight former Drug Enforcement Administration chiefs say the clock is ticking and the federal government needs to act now to nullify Colorado and Washington’s laws legalizing recreational marijuana use. More...

House, debris over Fla. sinkhole to be removed

SEFFNER, Fla. Authorities hope to get a better look at a sinkhole that swallowed a man in his Florida home once demolition crews knock down the remaining walls of the house today and begin clearing away the debris. More...

Student returns $1,800 ATM error

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — A University of Delaware student has returned $1,800 that was mistakenly dispensed when he went to a campus ATM. More...

Scientists say baby born with HIV apparently cured

WASHINGTON A baby born with the virus that causes AIDS appears to have been cured, scientists announced Sunday, describing the case of a child from Mississippi who’s now 2 1/2 and has been off medication for about a year with no signs of infec More...

Military Update

Smaller VA-DoD deal on e-health record angers Hill

The Obama administration pared back its plan to develop a single integrated electronic health record system for the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs due to shrinking defense budgets and rising costs. More...

Obama still betting on big deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — A fiscal deadline all but blown, President Barack Obama says he once again wants to seek a big fiscal deal that would raise taxes and trim billions from expensive and ever growing entitlement programs. More...

Obama says U.S. supports people of Venezuela

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is affirming American support for the Venezuelan people and a constructive relationship with their government after the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. More...

Dow record doesn’t impress Wall St. workers

NEW YORK (AP) — What record? There were no signs of a celebration on Wall Street after the Dow Jones industrial average closed at an alltime high Tuesday. More...

Energy nominee favors all-of the-above

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s choice to lead the Energy Department favors an all-ofthe above approach that includes natural gas as a “bridge fuel” to help the country develop clean energy. More...

Coalition will no longer publish attack figures

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S.-led military command in Afghanistan has decided it will no longer publish figures on Taliban attacks, a week after acknowledging that it had incorrectly reported a 7 percent decline in such attacks last year. More...

Republicans seeking to smooth roughest cuts, avert shutdown

WASHINGTON Republicans controlling the House are moving to take the roughest edges off across-theboard spending cuts that are just starting to take effect. More...

Baby born after parents killed in NYC crash dies

NEW YORK (AP) — A community spokesman says a baby delivered after his parents were killed in a Brooklyn hit-and-run accident has died. Isaac Abraham says the child died around 5:30 a.m. today. More...

California woman, 87, dies after nurse refuses to perform CPR

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A central California retirement home is defending one of its nurses who refused pleas by a 911 operator to perform CPR on an elderly woman, who later died. More...

Obama taps Walmart’s Burwell as budget chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has tapped Walmart’s Sylvia Mathews Burwell as his next budget chief, thrusting her into the center of Washington’s heated partisan budget battles. More...

Fla. man swallowed by sinkhole

SEFFNER, Fla. (AP) — A man was missing today after a large sinkhole opened under the bedroom of a house near Tampa and his brother says the man screamed for help before he disappeared. More...

We remember

The Department of Defense announced the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Staff Sgt. Jonathan D. Davis, 34, of Kayenta, Ariz., died Friday, Feb. 22, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. More...

Chrysler U.S. sales up 4 percent

DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler’s U.S. sales rose 4 percent last month from a year ago as the automaker reported its best February since 2008. More...