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Not swayed by troubling executions, states explore ways to ensure death penalty's survival

FOX News - Sat, 12/27/2014 - 9:18am
The botched April execution of an Oklahoma inmate and other troubling ones in Ohio and Arizona this year gave capital punishment opponents a flicker of hope that the most pro-death penalty parts of the country might have a change of heart.
Categories: US News

As Medicaid Rolls Swell, Cuts in Payments to Doctors Threaten Access to Care

The New York Times - Sat, 12/27/2014 - 9:13am
The Affordable Care Act provided a big increase in Medicaid payments for primary care the past two years, but the higher fees expire Thursday, raising questions of whether there will be enough doctors to provide services.

Categories: US News

Insurers accused of rigging Sandy flood claims with slanted reports, but evidence is elusive

FOX News - Sat, 12/27/2014 - 9:00am
Lawyers representing about 1,500 homeowners hit by Superstorm Sandy are trying to prove that some engineering firms hired to inspect the damage issued bogus reports to give insurance companies ammunition to deny claims.
Categories: US News

The immigration strike team

POLITICO - Sat, 12/27/2014 - 9:00am
The efforts include a fundraiser to boost Democrats in congressional districts with large Hispanic populations.
Categories: US News

No, you don't 'need' alternatives

CNBC - Sat, 12/27/2014 - 9:00am
Worries about market corrections and rising rates fuel a push into alternatives but investors should be cautious.
Categories: US News

Motherlode Blog: Charities That Inspire Kids: Sal’s Shoes

The New York Times - Sat, 12/27/2014 - 8:55am
Sal’s Shoes collects used shoes from families to send directly to children who need them.

Categories: US News

North Korea Accuses U.S. of Staging Internet Failure

The New York Times - Sat, 12/27/2014 - 8:27am
The North rejected accusations that it was behind the hacking of Sony Pictures and it called President Obama reckless “like a monkey in a tropical forest.”
Categories: US News

Patient at NYC psych center charged with murder in death of another patient inside facility

FOX News - Sat, 12/27/2014 - 8:15am
Police say a patient at a New York City psychiatric center has been charged with killing another patient inside the facility.
Categories: US News

School employees expecting paycheck deposits instead got money taken from accounts in error

FOX News - Sat, 12/27/2014 - 7:00am
Some employees in a Massachusetts school district feel like they got a visit from the Grinch.
Categories: US News

Young gorilla shunned by mother ready to switch zoos

FOX News - Sat, 12/27/2014 - 6:12am
A baby gorilla that was raised by humans wearing hairy vests is ready to be placed with other gorilla and will move from the Cincinnati Zoo to the Columbus Zoo.
Categories: US News

De Blasio, Biden expected to speak at funeral for NYPD officer

FOX News - Sat, 12/27/2014 - 5:00am
Thousands of people were expected to attend the funeral of a New York City police officer shot to death along with his partner one week ago in a brazen daylight ambush that shook the city and put an end to large-scale local protests criticizing police following a series of high-profile deaths in police custody.
Categories: US News

VW's Audi to invest $29 billion on models, plants

CNBC - Sat, 12/27/2014 - 4:57am
Audi plans to increase spending on new models and plants to around $29 billion through 2019, stepping up competitions with BMW.
Categories: US News

Record $36.5B flows into US-based funds in week: Lipper

CNBC - Sat, 12/27/2014 - 3:31am
Investors poured a record $36.5 billion into U.S.-based stock funds last week as U.S. stocks surged to records, Lipper data show.
Categories: US News

Murdered cop saw streets as ministry

CNN - Sat, 12/27/2014 - 2:27am
Some 25,000 police officers from around the country are expected to attend the Saturday morning funeral of NYPD officer Rafael Ramos, who was gunned down with fellow officer Wenjian Liu.
Categories: US News

Officer shoots woman in leg in Hollywood

FOX News - Sat, 12/27/2014 - 1:02am
A police officer shot a woman in the leg early Friday at a Hollywood parking structure after she fought with another woman and pointed a gun at the officer, authorities said.
Categories: US News

Wake held for Rafael Ramos, 1 of 2 NYPD officers gunned down in attack

FOX News - Sat, 12/27/2014 - 12:00am
The wife and two sons of a policeman gunned down along with his partner in a brazen daylight ambush were joined at his wake Friday by hundreds of uniformed officers, including dozens who saluted as his flag-draped casket was carried into the church.
Categories: US News

Bodies of grandma, 3 grandkids found in burned Ohio home

FOX News - Sat, 12/27/2014 - 12:00am
Three boys who spent the night with their grandmother so she wouldn't be alone on Christmas died with her Friday morning as a fire engulfed her home, authorities said.
Categories: US News

Marijuana use has increased in Colorado, study shows

FOX News - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 11:47pm
Colorado emerged as the state with the second-highest percentage of regular marijuana users as it began legalizing the drug, according to a new national study.
Categories: US News

12-year-old riding new scooter dies after being struck by car

FOX News - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 11:30pm
A 12-year-old boy riding a motorized scooter he got for Christmas has been fatally struck by a car in front of his home in Southern California.
Categories: US News

N. Korea blames U.S. for Internet shutdown

POLITICO - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 11:14pm
State agency also hurls racial slurs against President Obama.
Categories: US News

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