On the Road! 35 Million Hit Highways for Labor Day

Friday, 29 August 2014 16:13
Americans took to the beaches and open road in massive numbers on Friday to kick off one last weekend of summer fun. Nearly 35 million sun-seekers and barbecue fans were expected to hit the highways this weekend, according to the American Automobile Association –- the most for the holiday since the recession hit in 2008.
No-Strategy Strategy: Will Obama's Comment Embolden ISIS?
Friday, 29 August 2014 16:13
President Barack Obama’s failure to articulate how the U.S. plans to crush the growing threat posed by rampaging Islamic militants has opened himself up to a swarm of backlash from critics. And it leaves glaring questions about American’s foreign policy, observers say, most pressingly: What exactly will our strategy be in Iraq and Syria? During a news conference Thursday, Obama’s blunt admission that “we don’t have a strategy yet” landed with a thud — particularly…
NY Man, Already in Prison for Murdering Son, Now Charged in Wife's Death
Friday, 29 August 2014 16:13
A New York man who is already in prison for murdering his son is now facing new murder charges in California for the death of his first wife. Karl Karlsen, 54, who is currently serving 15 years to life at a prison in upstate New York for killing his son Levi Karlsen, was charged today with first-degree murder in the 1991 death of his wife, Christina Karlsen, who is also Levi's mother.
Washington judge upholds local pot business bans
Friday, 29 August 2014 16:13
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A judge says cities in Washington state can ban licensed marijuana businesses, even if they're allowed under state law. Pierce County Judge Ronald Culpepper issued the ruling Friday after extensive arguments in a case with big implications for Washington's experiment allowing recreational marijuana. A man who wanted to open a pot shop in the city of Fife sued over its ban on such businesses, saying voters intended to allow adequate access…
Stocks end higher following strong run in August
Friday, 29 August 2014 16:13
The Standard & Poor's 500 index delivered its fourth record high in five days Friday, ending with the biggest monthly gain since February. The milestone-crushing run capped a week when the S&P eclipsed the 2,000-point mark for the first time. And the index ended August with a gain of 3.7 percent. Six months of solid job gains, strong company earnings and a bevy of corporate deal news contributed to the rally, part of a bull…
Will Benghazi probe peak at height of Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign?
Friday, 29 August 2014 15:32
As investigation into the deadly Sept. 11, 2012 attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya crawls on, Democrats are starting to sweat that the biggest blemish on Hillary Clinton's record as secretary of state could resurface smack in the middle of the 2016 presidential cycle. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., who's chairing the special committee House Republicans constructed to continue an already lengthy probe into the terrorist strike that left four American diplomats dead, has…
U.S auto sales seen ending summer without a sizzle
Friday, 29 August 2014 15:30
By Bernie Woodall DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. auto industry sales in August will be about even with a year ago, not quite ending the summer in a sizzling fashion but still warm enough to continue the recovery from a recession now five years in the rear-view mirror. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expect monthly sales of about 1.5 million new vehicles when automakers report them on Wednesday, with a seasonally adjusted annualized sales rate of…
How heroin kills you
Friday, 29 August 2014 15:14
STORY HIGHLIGHTSMost people who die from heroin overdoses stop breathingHeroin use can also cause heart problems and kidney failureHeroin fatalities are most often long-term users, single men who die at home (CNN) -- Using heroin can kill you, but it may not be in the way you think. The numbers Drug overdose deaths in the United States have risen steadily since 1970. Painkillers actually kill more Americans than heroin and cocaine combined, according to the…
Why so squeamish on breastfeeding?
Friday, 29 August 2014 15:13
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen posted this image to her Instagram account, opening up a dialog about whether she was representing a glamorized version of motherhood.
Joan Rivers ill after cardiac arrest
Friday, 29 August 2014 15:13
Joan Rivers, the famed comedian and red-carpet personality, had a health scare on Thursday. Here's a look back at her career.

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