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Palins describe brawl in police recordings

Thursday, 23 October 2014 06:02
STORY HIGHLIGHTSAlaska police released recordings of a brawl that included several members of Sarah Palin's family.Palin's daughter Bristol describes being dragged across the grass and called names in the recordings.Others who attended the party said she was the instigator. Editor's note: The audio mentioned below, obtained by CNN from police records, contains strong language. Washington (CNN) -- Bristol Palin describes being dragged through the grass and called a series of obscenities during a massive brawl…
DOJ vacancies present challenges but opportunities for Obama
Thursday, 23 October 2014 05:59
Attorney General Eric Holder and Deputy Attorney General James Cole are both stepping down from their roles at the Justice Department soon, leaving a power vacuum at an agency that has its hand in just about every ongoing national controversy and that plays a central role in the implementation of President Obama's agenda. The top three jobs at the department will soon be vacant, and only four of the 11 assistant attorneys general have been…
Matt Bai: The silliest emails of the week
Thursday, 23 October 2014 05:31
View photo.(Getty Images/Yahoo News)I've been traveling around the country plugging my book on the collision of politics and celebrity in 1987 (see, I just did it again), so I haven't had a lot of time to check in on the latest election polls and midterm controversies. I did spend a half-hour watching TV in a Denver hotel, during which I saw a total of three 30-second ads that did not feature one candidate slandering another.
Crunching the Numbers: When The Personal is Political - Women Voters and the Midterms
Thursday, 23 October 2014 04:58
October 22, 2014, 7:38 PM|It’s become conventional wisdom to say “women voters” are a key this year. But if the “women’s vote” sounds like a very big group, that’s because it is; in fact, more than half the electorate. So we’ve got to dive deeper. Which groups of women, in particular, may be up for grabs? And the even bigger question: what do pollsters find happening in womens’ lives right now that affects how they…
Reporter quits Chicago newspaper, says governor candidate influenced paper
Thursday, 23 October 2014 04:58
By Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO (Reuters) - A veteran Illinois political reporter quit his job at the Chicago Sun-Times on Wednesday and accused the newspaper of bowing to pressure from Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner by removing him from the campaign beat. Dave McKinney, a 19-year veteran of the paper who covered the state capital, said in his resignation letter that the paper reassigned him after the Rauner campaign accused him of a conflict of interest,…
Autopsy of slain Missouri teen shows close-range gunshot
Thursday, 23 October 2014 04:31
By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - The official autopsy on an unarmed black teenager whose killing by a white police officer in August set off protests in Ferguson, Missouri, suggests he sustained a gunshot wound to the hand from close range, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The autopsy report, obtained by the newspaper and published on its website late on Tuesday, comes as a St. Louis County grand jury considers charges against Ferguson Police Officer Darren…
Manufacturing moving from China to US: survey
Thursday, 23 October 2014 01:56
Washington (AFP) - Large manufacturers are increasingly moving production back to the United States from China, according to a new report by The Boston Consulting Group released Thursday. In the third annual survey of US-based senior executives at manufacturing companies with annual sales of at least $1 billion, the number of respondents who said their companies were currently reshoring to the US from China increased 20 percent from a year ago.
Nurse Amber Vinson free of Ebola virus, family says
Thursday, 23 October 2014 01:29
View gallery.Amber Vinson is helped on to an air ambulance in Dallas last week. (Reuters/KXAS-TV) DALLAS – Barely a week after being diagnosed with Ebola, Texas nurse Amber Vinson is free of the deadly virus, her family said Wednesday night. “We are overjoyed to announce that, as of [Tuesday] evening, officials at Emory University Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control are no longer able to detect virus in her body,” read a statement from…
PM: 'Canada will never be intimidated'
Thursday, 23 October 2014 01:29
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned Canadians and raised fears their country was being targeted for reprisals for joining the U.S.-led air campaign against an extremist Islamic group in Iraq and Syria. "We will not be intimidated. Canada will never be intimidated," Prime Minister Stephen Harper vowed in a nationally televised address hours after a masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Ottawa's war…
Exclusive: U.S. plans to plug coal royalty loophole padding export profits
Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:28
By Patrick Rucker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is drafting rules designed to close an accounting loophole that in recent years has helped coal companies boost export profits and likely cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars, people familiar with the plan said. American taxpayers by law are due a 12.5 percent royalty on the sales of millions of tons of coal pulled each year from federal land that mining companies lease.

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