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  • In this 2010 photo provided by the University of Missouri Athletic Department is Sasha Menu Courey. The Canadian family of former University of Missouri school swimmer says the school and its athletics department failed to properly investigate her alleged off-campus rape by as many as three football players in 2010. Menu Courey struggled with mental illness and committed suicide 16 months later. (AP Photo/University of Missouri Athletic Department)

    Swimmer’s Death Casts Light On Campus Sex Assaults

    ST. LOUIS  — The case of a former University of Missouri swimmer who said she was raped in an episode that her parents say led to her suicide underscores the problems higher education institutions in the U.S. face in cracking […]

  • President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday Jan. 28, 2014, as Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, listen. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Obama Vows To Flex Presidential Powers In Speech

    WASHINGTON  — Seeking to energize his sluggish second term, President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday night in his State of the Union address to sidestep Congress “whenever and wherever” necessary to narrow economic disparities between America’s rich and poor.
    He unveiled an […]

  • President Barack Obama delivers the State of Union address before a joint session of Congress in the House chamber Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)

    FACT CHECK: Obama And Medicare Premiums

    WASHINGTON — It seems to be something of an occupational hazard for President Barack Obama: When he talks about his health care law, he’s bound to hit a fact bump sooner or later.
    So it went Tuesday night, when he declared […]

  • With a recently placed warning sign in the background, pedestrians in foreground walk off the street to a subway station at the busy intersection of W. 96th Street and Broadway in the Upper West Side of New York Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, in the wake of 11 pedestrian deaths in the city already in 2014, is taking direct aim at not just drivers but pedestrians, with a crackdown that has resulted in the first jaywalking tickets some residents have ever seen. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

    ‘I’m walkin’ Here!’: NYC takes Aim At Jaywalking

    NEW YORK  — For many New Yorkers, crossing the street in the middle of the block or against the light is a way of life, part of an attitude that tells everybody, “I’m walkin’ here!”
    “Of course I jaywalk!” says 70-year-old […]

  • Tuesday night's State of the Union speech. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    Obama Vowing To Flex Presidential Powers In Speech

    WASHINGTON  — Frustrated by years of partisan gridlock, President Barack Obama is moving to flex his presidential powers during his sixth year in office. He’s starting by using Tuesday night’s State of the Union address to announce executive actions to […]

  • U.S. Looks At Ways To Prevent Spying On Its Spying

    U.S. Looks At Ways To Prevent Spying On Its Spying

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is looking at ways to prevent anyone from spying on its own surveillance of Americans’ phone records.
    As the Obama administration considers shifting the collection of those records from the National Security Agency to requiring […]

  • A police cruiser blocks the entrance to Standley Lake HIgh School, where classes were cancelled after an apparent suicide attempt by a student, in Westminster, Colo., Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. Police say a 16-year-old boy was critically injured after setting himself on fire at the suburban Denver high school. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

    Police: Student Fire Apparent Suicide Attempt

    WESTMINSTER, Colo.  — A 16-year-old boy set himself on fire at a suburban Denver high school on Monday in an apparent suicide attempt that left him critically injured, authorities said.
    The boy didn’t make any threats before starting the fire in […]

  • Robert Clark poses for a photo outside of his office on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Menlo Park, Calif.  Clark has recently signed up for health insurance using the new federal marketplace. Parents shopping for health insurance through the new federal marketplace are running into trouble when their children might be eligible for Medicaid but they are not. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Health Law Tricky For Parents Of Medicaid Kids

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Families shopping for health insurance through the new federal marketplace are running into trouble getting everyone covered when children are eligible for Medicaid but their parents are not.
    Children who qualify for Medicaid, the safety-net program for […]

  • Maggie Barcellano plays with her three-year-old daughter, Zoe, at Lakeway City Park in Lakeway, Texas on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. Barcellano enrolled in the food stamps program to help save up for paramedic training while she works as a home health aide and raises her daughter. Working-age people now make up the majority in U.S. households that rely on food stamps, a switch from a few years ago when children and the elderly were the main recipients.  (AP Photo/Tamir Kalifa)

    The New Face Of Food Stamps: Working-Age Americans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a first, working-age people now make up the majority in U.S. households that rely on food stamps – a switch from a few years ago, when children and the elderly were the main recipients.
    Some of the […]

  • FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama waves and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio applauds after the president gave his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, Pool)

    White House Warns Obama Could Go Around Congress

    WASHINGTON  — President Barack Obama will work with Congress where he can and circumvent lawmakers where he must, his top advisers warned Sunday in previewing Tuesday’s State of the Union speech.
    Obama faces a politically divided Congress on Tuesday and will […]

  • UPDATES CAPTION - Emergency crews work at the scene of a massive pileup involving more than 40 vehicles along Interstate 94 Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 near Michigan City, Ind. Authorities say a couple from Michigan, a man from Chicago were killed and at least 20 people were injured in the crush of semitrailers and mangled passenger vehicles in near-whiteout at the time of the crash. (AP Photo/South Bend Tribune, James Brosher)

    Massive Pileup On I-94 Kills 3, More Than 20 Hurt

    MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — A couple from Michigan and a man from Chicago were killed in a massive pileup on a snowy interstate in northwestern Indiana, authorities said Friday, as the busy highway finally reopened a day after the […]

  • This artist rendering released by NASA shows the NASA rover Opportunity on the surface of Mars. Opportunity landed on the red planet on Jan. 24, 2004 and is still exploring. Its twin Spirit stopped communicating in 2010. (AP Photo/NASA)

    Opportunity Still Roving On Mars After A Decade

    LOS ANGELES  — A decade after landing on Mars, the rover Opportunity is still chugging along.
    Sure, it has some wear and tear. One of its six wheels and two instruments stopped working long ago. It has an arthritic joint. Its […]

  • RE-TRANSMISSION FOR IMPROVED TONING - As wife Mary Pat Christie holds the Bible, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is sworn in for his second term by New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner, right,  Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Trenton, N.J.  Mired in a scandal,  Christie sought to turn back the clock Tuesday and focus on the mandate he said he got in November to "stay the course" and put aside differences, even as Democrats ramped up an investigation into whether his administration abused its power.  (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Feds Subpoena NJ Gov. Christie’s Campaign, GOP

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have escalated their criminal investigation into allegations that Gov. Chris Christie’s aides created traffic jams as political payback, subpoenaing his re-election campaign and the state Republican leadership.
    The subpoenas seek documents related to the closure […]

  • Reuters

    Government Panel Urges End To Phone Data Spying

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided government task force that reviewed the National Security Agency’s surveillance program for four months has urged President Barack Obama to shut down the agency’s bulk collection of phone data and purge its massive inventory […]


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