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VA Approves More Private Care For Veterans

Posted: 05/24/2014 - More veterans are being allowed to obtain health care at private hospitals and clinics in an effort to improve their treatment following allegations of falsified records and delays in treatment.

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President Obama To Argue For Avoiding Overreach Overseas

Posted: 05/24/2014 - Confronting critics of his foreign policy, President Barack Obama will soon outline a strategy for his final years in office that aims to avoid overreach as the second of the two wars he inherited comes to a close.

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Memorial For Victims Of California Rampage

Updated: 05/28/2014 - Tuesday was a somber day of remembrance at the University of California at Santa Barbara for six students killed by a rampaging gunman.

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Boy Scouts Chief: I Oppose New Talks On Gay Adults In Scouting

Posted: 05/24/2014 - The new head of the Boy Scouts of America, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, said Friday he supports inclusion of gay adults in Scouting but opposes re-opening talks on the issue that has divided one of the country’s most popular youth organizations in recent years.

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Old Guard Places Hundreds Of Thousands Of Flags At Arlington

Posted: 05/23/2014 - At Arlington National Cemetery, soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry, known as the Old Guard, placed hundreds of thousands of American flags at the gravestones and niches of service members interred at the cemetery overlooking the nation's capital from Virginia.

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Fox News Anchor Charged After Airport Arrest

Posted: 05/22/2014 - Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett has been charged with a misdemeanor following his arrest at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport for allegedly refusing to cooperate with police.

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House Rebuffs Pentagon On Defense Spending

Posted: 05/22/2014 - The House has backed a $601 billion defense authorization bill that spares planes, ships and military bases in an election-year nod to hometown interests.

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House Legislates Curbs On NSA Record-Gathering

Posted: 05/22/2014 - The House has passed a bill to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of American phone records. It's the first legislative response to the disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, and the Senate is expected to take it up. But civil liberties activists and technology companies say the bill doesn't go nearly far enough.

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Government Says Airlines Should Disclose Bag, Seat Fees

Posted: 05/22/2014 - Passengers love the idea, but airlines hate it. The government wants to require that travelers be told upfront about basic services that aren't included in the price of a ticket and how much extra they'll cost.

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Fleet Week Returns To New York City

Posted: 05/22/2014 - Three Navy ships and two Coast Guard cutters glided through New York Harbor on Wednesday to launch a celebration of America's sea services.

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New "American Idol" From North Carolina

Posted: 05/21/2014 - Big-voiced rocker Caleb Johnson from Asheville is the season 13 "American Idol," winning the title over teenage pop singer Jena Irene.

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Levi’s CEO Says Don’t Wash Your Jeans

Posted: 05/21/2014 - As gross as it may sound, the CEO of Levi Strauss – aka the jean expert of experts – says you shouldn't wash your favorite pair of denim.

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Petco To Stop Selling Pet Treats Made In China

Posted: 05/21/2014 - Petco says it will stop selling dog and cat treats made in China by the end of this year due to ongoing fears that the imported treats are making pets sick.

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Oklahoma Remembers Tornado Victims A Year Later

Posted: 05/20/2014 - After the storm in Moore, Oklahoma that killed two dozen people, including seven children at a school, residents and first responders watched the groundbreaking Tuesday on a hospital to replace one destroyed by the storm.

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Merriam-Webster Adds 'Yoopers' to Dictionary

Updated: 05/20/2014 - Prosecutor Steve Parks of Delta County, Michigan, says he's pushed for more than a decade to have Merriam-Webster recognize the word Yooper, a longtime resident of the Lake Superior region.

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