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Schumer: Big active government is the answer

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Charles Schumer of New York is urging fellow Democrats to embrace an active federal government that can help middle class workers facing a daunting global economy. Schumer says Tuesday that Democrats performed poorly in this m ...

DEA agents raid NFL medical staffs after games

Federal drug enforcement agents showed up unannounced Sunday to check at least three visiting NFL teams' medical staffs as part of an investigation into former players' claims that teams mishandled prescription drugs. There were no arrests, Drug Enfo ...

FDA panel recommends lifting lifetime blood donation ban on gay men

An FDA advisory panel overwhelmingly voted to recommend lifting a lifetime ban on blood donations from gay men. For 31 years, gay and bisexual men -- or any man who has had sex with another man since 1977 -- have been subject to a lifetime ban on don ...

State Dept computers hacked, email shut down

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has taken the unprecedented step of shutting down its entire unclassified email system as technicians repair possible damage from a suspected hacker attack. A senior department official said Sunday that "activit ...

NY farm fined for refusing lesbian wedding

[caption id="attachment_35961" align="alignright" width="300"] Melissa & Jenny McCarthy[/caption]ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A rural New York wedding venue whose owners were fined $13,000 for refusing to host a lesbian wedding has stopped booking ceremonies. ...

Store owners: Butt out!

Westminster store owners and their supporters -- fuming over their Health Board's first-in-the-nation plan to ban tobacco sales -- plan to pack a public hearing on the controversial proposal tonight that they say will crush business in the sleepy cen ...

Prosecutor says Utah police shooting justified

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Utah prosecutors announced Monday that officers were justified in fatally shooting a young black man who was wielding a sword as part of a Japanese anime costume. Two Saratoga Springs officers were within their legal bounds when th ...

DHS spends $30K at Starbucks on government credit cards

Employees with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security spent some $30,000 on food and items at Starbucks in 2013 using government-issued credit cards, an investigative report revealed. The agency spent $12,000 of that money at one Starbucks alone lo ...

Armored vehicle sent to collect fine from 75-year-old

A small Wisconsin town sent an armored vehicle and 24 armed officers to collect a civil fine from a 75-year-old man. Roger Hoeppner is filing a federal civil rights lawsuit after authorities came out in force to collect an $80,000 civil fine stemming ...

ACLU study blasts 'unchecked rise' of surveillance cameras in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS -- Surveillance cameras throughout the city have created a Big Brother "web of surveillance" that threatens the basic rights of the public, according to a new study by the ACLU of Missouri. "We are becoming a surveillance society," said Jef ...


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