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Russia hits Biden on Ukraine

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 19:45
Russia hit back at tough talk by Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday, saying it could cope if the White House imposed further sanctions over its actions in Ukraine. "We shan't give up on cooperation with foreign companies, including from Western countries, but we will be ready for unfriendly steps," Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told the Russian parliament. "I am sure we can minimize their impact," he said, according to a translation by the…
Tornado season quiet so far
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 19:45
Call it the silver lining in last winter’s polar vortex: This year has so far seen fewer twisters than any similar period in at least six decades and possibly a century or more. The U.S. has so far seen zero tornado deaths –- the safest start since 2002. The start of 2014 is definitely the slowest in terms of tornadoes since 1953, when the most detailed database was started, Harold Brooks, a senior researcher at…
Obama praises Oso after deadly mudslide
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 19:45
President Barack Obama on Tuesday praised the strength of a small Washington town in mourning after a powerful mudslide took the lives of more than three dozen people, pledging that the entire country “will be there as long as it takes” for the community to recover. “We’re not going anywhere, we’ll be there as long as it takes,” Obama said at firehouse in Oso, Wash. “While very few Americans had heard of Oso before this…
Woman charged with selling heroin from her Pennsylvania hospital bed
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 19:45
GREENSBURG, Pa. – A woman in western Pennsylvania is accused of selling heroin from a hospital intensive care unit and a hospital room. Spokeswoman Jennifer Miele (MEE'-lee) for Excela Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg says hospital security became suspicious of the large number of people flowing in and out of the woman's room. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Greensburg police say an undercover informant bought $90 worth of heroin Friday from the woman, who was being treated for an…
Obama visits mudslide-hit community in Washington state
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 19:45
OSO, Washington (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday visited the Washington state community slammed by a deadly mudslide last month, offering condolences to the families of victims, encouragement to rescue workers, and promises of government support. After viewing the mudslide from the air, Obama met for over an hour with relatives of victims in a small chapel. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office said the remains of 41 victims had been recovered from the…
US authorities in California return man suspected in rape and killing in Mexico
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 19:30
SAN DIEGO – U.S. authorities have extradited a Mexican man wanted for allegedly raping two women and strangling one of them more than a decade ago. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say 41-year-old Javier Diaz-Diaz was turned over to Mexican authorities Tuesday at the San Diego-area border crossing. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The turnover came within a day of the man's release from a California prison, where he served time following a 2009 conviction for spousal rape.
Republicans warn feds could be eyeing massive land grab in Texas
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 19:30
July 8, 2013: Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott speaks during an anti-abortion rally at the State Capitol in Austin, Texas.Reuters Texas officials are raising alarm that the Bureau of Land Management, on the heels of its dust-up with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, might be eyeing a massive land grab in northern Texas. The under-the-radar issue has caught the attention of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who fired off a letter on Tuesday to BLM Director…
GASOLINE GREENER? Study says gas better for environment than biofuels
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 19:15
May 21, 2010: A chemical engineer holds up a test-tube of biofuel at Oleoplan factory in Passo Fundo, 186 miles southwest of Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Reuters) Biofuels produced from waste products left from harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline in terms of carbon emissions, according to a $500,000 study paid for by the federal government and published in the journal Nature Climate Change. The study said biofuels made with corn residue release seven percent…
BEFORE BUNDY Ex-Shoshone chief wages own range war with feds
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 17:00
In 2002, the federal government seized Raymond Yowell’s 132 cattle and later sold them at auction before the U.S. Bureau of Labor Management sent him a bill for $180,000 in back grazing fees and penalties. Twelve years later, Yowell, seen here in 2011, told FoxNews.com he's still looking for the 'equality and justice' he heard about as a schoolboy. (AP) Long before Cliven Bundy faced down federal agents in his dispute with the Bureau of…
Is gasoline greener than biofuels?
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 17:00
May 21, 2010: A chemical engineer holds up a test-tube of biofuel at Oleoplan factory in Passo Fundo, 186 miles southwest of Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Reuters) Biofuels produced from waste products left from harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline in terms of carbon emissions, according to a $500,000 study paid for by the federal government and published in the journal Nature Climate Change. The study said biofuels made with corn residue release seven percent…