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  • Ex-GOPer Accused Of Threatening Wife Says Cough Medicine Made Him 'Erratic'

    28 March 2015, 6:31 pm by: Catherine Thompson

    A former official with the South Carolina Republican Party said an improper dose of cough medicine was to blame for an incident in which he refused to let his wife out of their car, the Charleston City Paper reported Saturday. Read More →
  • Warren Trolls Wall Street For Threatening To Withhold Donations From Dems

    28 March 2015, 2:58 pm by: Catherine Thompson

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) harnessed major banks' reported threats to withhold funds from Senate Democrats' campaign arm as a fundraising tool in a pair of emails to supporters this weekend. Read More →
  • Angie's List Cites Anti-Gay Law In Halting Indiana Expansion

    28 March 2015, 2:12 pm by: Catherine Thompson

    Angie's List, a company that publishes consumer reviews of local businesses, announced Saturday that it decided to stop a planned expansion project at its Indianapolis, Indiana headquarters because of the state's new religious freedom bill. Read More →
  • Report: Rep. Tammy Duckworth To Announce Illinois Senate Bid Monday

    28 March 2015, 12:15 pm by: Catherine Thompson

    Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) plans to announce as early as Monday that she'll challenge Republican Mark Kirk for his seat in the U.S. Senate, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Friday. Read More →
  • Arizona Lawmaker: Americans Should Be Required To Attend Church On Sunday

    28 March 2015, 11:44 am by: Catherine Thompson

    An Arizona lawmaker suggested Wednesday that Americans should be required to go to church on Sundays. Read More →
  • Popular Nevada Guv Looms Over Fight For Harry Reid's Senate Seat

    28 March 2015, 10:46 am by: MICHAEL R. BLOOD and KIMBERLY PIERCEALL

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision to retire next year leaves no clear successor in his home state of Nevada, where a popular Republican governor appears reluctant to change jobs and the pending loss of Reid's clout in Washington…
  • Charles Barkley Wants NCAA To Pull Final Four From Indiana Over Anti-Gay Bill

    28 March 2015, 10:32 am by: Catherine Thompson

    Former NBA star Charles Barkley on Friday called for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to yank its March Madness Final Four tournament out of Indiana over a new law that protects business owners from being required to serve same-sex couples…
  • Indiana Officials Scramble To Contain Fallout From New Anti-Gay Bill

    28 March 2015, 10:12 am by: TOM DAVIES

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The heat over Indiana's new religious objections law spread Friday across social media and to the White House as many local officials and business groups around the state tried to jump in and stem the fallout. Read More →
  • Trey Gowdy: Hillary Clinton Wiped Server 'Clean' Of All Emails

    28 March 2015, 9:52 am by: MATTHEW DALY

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton wiped her email server "clean," permanently deleting all emails from it, the Republican chairman of a House committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks said Friday. Read More →
  • Ellen Pao Loses Sex Discrimination Case Against Kleiner Perkins

    27 March 2015, 5:21 pm by: Sudhin Thanawala

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury decided Friday that a prestigious venture capital firm did not discriminate or retaliate against a female employee in a case that shined a light on gender imbalance and working conditions for women in Silicon Valley. Read…
  • Nearly 1,000 Workers Fired From South African Power Plant For Illegal Strike

    27 March 2015, 5:02 pm by: LYNSEY CHUTEL

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — About 1,000 workers have been fired following an illegal strike that halted construction at an already delayed but much needed power plant in South Africa, a spokesman for the state-owned power utility said on Friday. Read More →
  • Thai Junta Leader Vows To Fight Slave Labor In Fishing Industry

    27 March 2015, 4:57 pm by: TODD PITMAN AND THANYARAT DOKSONE

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's junta leader has vowed to take legal action against companies using forced labor, after an Associated Press investigation revealed that fish caught by enslaved migrant workers was being exported from Thai ports to global markets.…
  • Lufthansa Could Face 'Unlimited' Compensation Claims For Alps Crash

    27 March 2015, 4:50 pm by: KARL RITTER

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Lufthansa could face "unlimited" compensation claims for the crash that killed 150 people in the French alps and it would be difficult, even counterproductive, for the German carrier to try to avoid liability, experts said Friday. Read…
  • Scientists Use Twins To Study Space Effects As 1 Brother Embarks On Yearlong Flight

    27 March 2015, 4:35 pm by: DMITRY LOVETSKY AND JIM HEINTZ

    BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — American astronaut Scott Kelly and his Russian counterpart Mikhail Kornienko blasted off early Saturday on a mission to spend an entire year away from the Earth. Read More →
  • Eric Holder Not Done Yet

    27 March 2015, 4:06 pm by: David Kurtz

    Ole Miss student brought up on federal civil rights charges for hanging a noose and the Stars and Bars around the neck of the school's James Meredith statue.…
  • Alabama Ex-Cop Indicted For Body Slamming Indian Grandfather

    27 March 2015, 4:02 pm by: Catherine Thompson

    A former Alabama police officer was brought up on federal civil rights charges stemming from a February incident that left a visiting Indian grandfather partially paralyzed, the Justice Department announced Friday. Read More →
  • Ain't No Love Boat

    27 March 2015, 3:47 pm by: David Kurtz

    University of Oklahoma President David Boren announced today that the school's SAE fraternity learned its racist chant on a leadership cruise with the national fraternity
  • GOP Rep: Cruz Supporters Won't Stop Pestering Me With 'Vulgar' Phone Calls

    27 March 2015, 3:44 pm by: Tracy Walsh

    Rep. Peter King (R-NY) said Friday that supporters of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) had inundated his office with "vulgar, rabid and adolescent-type phone calls" ever since he criticized the presidential candidate earlier this week, the Washington Post reported. Read…
  • Major Convention Threatens Boycott Against Georgia Anti-Gay Legislation

    27 March 2015, 3:24 pm by: Daniel Strauss

    The CEO of the major science fiction and fantasy convention Dragon Con warned Georgia lawmakers of a massive industry boycott if the state passes a anti-gay, religious freedom bill. Read More →
  • Hoosier Beat

    27 March 2015, 3:13 pm by: David Kurtz

    Apple's Tim Cook laments Indiana's new anti-gay bill and urges Arkansas not to do the same thing. Yelp says it won't expand in states with anti-gay laws. San Francisco mayor bans city-funded travel to Indiana.

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