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Obama Pays Tribute to Fallen Service Members
Monday, May 25, 2015 11:59 AM
President Barack Obama is paying tribute to the nation's fallen service members at Arlington National Cemetery, laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns and saying Americans "can never fully repay the debt" to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Speaking to military officers, families of the fallen and a crowd of roughly 5,000 gathered under sunny skies, he notes this is the first ...
Record Floods Kill Three in Texas, Oklahoma
Monday, May 25, 2015 6:19 AM
More rain is forecast for today in an area of the U.S. where storms caused historic flooding and spawned tornadoes over the weekend. A twister damaged a Houston apartment complex and caused flooding that forced at least 2,000 people to evacuate. The storms also are blamed for three deaths; two in Oklahoma and one in Texas. Among the worst-affected communities are San Marcos, ...
TV Icon Anne Meara Dies at 85
Monday, May 25, 2015 5:51 AM
To most people today, she's remembered as the mother of Ben Stiller and wife of Jerry Stiller. But for decades, Anne Meara was half the comedy duo she created with Jerry Stiller _ and had a long career in TV, on game shows and the movies. She was 85 and a statement from the family didn't provide any other details. Stiller & Meara appeared on ``The Ed Sullivan Show'' and other programs in ...
Egg Prices Surge To Record 238% Due to Bird Flu
Saturday, May 23, 2015 2:26 PM
Egg prices surged to a record on Friday, a month after bird flu was first detected in the chicken flock in Iowa, the nation's leading egg producer. Midwest large eggs reached $2.32 a dozen. Rick Brown, a senior vice president for Urner Barry, a commodity market analyst says that's a 95 percent increase in the month since bird flu first hit Iowa chickens. He says the previous record was ...
Senate Tweaks Health Law to Boost Veteran's Care
Friday, May 22, 2015 11:55 PM
The Senate has passed a bill further expanding a law giving veterans easier access to federally paid medical care from private doctors. The bill relaxes a rule that makes getting specialized care from local doctors difficult for some veterans in rural areas. Senators approved the measure by voice vote Friday. The Senate bill would open up private care to veterans who live ...
6 Officers Indicted in Death of Freddie Gray
Thursday, May 21, 2015 5:06 PM
The state's attorney in Baltimore says all six officers charged in the police-custody death of Freddie Gray have been indicted by a grand jury. State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby made the announcement Thursday. The charges returned by the grand jury were similar to the charges Mosby announced about three weeks ago. Mosby has said Gray's neck was broken because he was ...
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