Nation & World
  • Published
    March 1, 2012

    Obama demands Congress end oil, gas subsidies

    Obama has repeatedly called for an end to $4 billion in yearly tax breaks and subsidies for oil and gas companies with huge profits, but with a Republican Congress, his proposals stand little chance of passing.

  • Published
    March 1, 2012

    Conservative activist Breitbart dead at 43

    Andrew Breitbart, who used the Internet relentlessly to ignite political scandal and sometimes edited the facts to do it, died on Thursday of natural causes.

  • Published
    March 1, 2012

    Unemployment claims drop to 4-year low

    With fewer layoffs and more companies hiring, the number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest point in four years. It's another sign that the U.S. job market is improving.

  • Published
    February 25, 2012

    Romney: Raise retirement age for Social Security and Medicare

    Mitt Romney says the U.S. must raise the retirement age one month every year to become economically sustainable. He said 65 and 67 is too young to retire because Americans live longer than they used to.

  • Published
    February 23, 2012

    Higher gas prices could hurt Obama’s re-election chances

    America is producing more oil than at any time in the last eight years. But with prices near $4 a gallon, Republicans say Obama hasn't drilled enough to lower prices, and they'll likely repeat that message through November.

  • Published
    February 23, 2012

    Police identify elusive mountain criminal

    For five years, Troy James Knapp has roamed the wilderness of southern Utah, breaking into remote cabins, living in luxury off hot food, alcohol and coffee, stealing, and vanishing into the woods.

  • Published
    February 22, 2012

    Report: Crime at U.S. public schools on the decline

    The National School Safety Center reports that violent crime is declining, and students and schools are reporting less bullying and gang activity.

  • Published
    February 22, 2012

    Divers in Italy find 8 more cruise-ship bodies

    Divers searching the capsized Costa cruise ship found eight more bodies Wednesday, including that of a missing 5-year-old girl. Seven people are still missing.

  • Published
    February 22, 2012
    Barack Obama, Eric Hammerer

    Obama proposes major corporate tax cuts

    President Obama is proposing to cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 28 percent in return for eliminating dozens of loopholes and government subsidies for the oil and gas industries, and ending tax breaks for private-jet owners.

  • Published
    February 22, 2012

    Poll: Santorum surges, but Obama leads Republicans

    Rick Santorum is now running even with Mitt Romney on the Republican side, but neither candidate is faring well against President Obama, a new survey shows.

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