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Dashboard cam shows troopers firing at minivan full of kids

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Two New Mexico state police officers are under investigation and a mother and her 14-year-old son are facing charges after a routine traffic stop turned to chaos when the teen physically confronted one officer and another officer fired shots at a minivan carrying ...

House questions security issues of HealthCare.gov, Sebelius takes heat

WASHINGTON -- Defending President Barack Obama's much-maligned health care overhaul in Congress, his top health official was confronted Wednesday with a government memo raising new security concerns about the trouble-prone website that consumers are using to enroll.The document, obtained by The ...

Texas man survives double lightning strike

SAINT JO, Texas -- An off-road racing enthusiast has survived being struck by lightning twice during the same storm in North Texas.Casey Wagner said Sunday that doctors told him a tingling feeling would last for about a week.KTVT-TV reports Wagner was at an off-road competition in Saint Jo, 85 ...

San Francisco transit workers end strike amid labor agreement

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The San Francisco Bay Area's main commuter train system is running limited service Tuesday morning after a tentative deal was struck to end a commute-crippling four-day strike.Bay Are Rapid Transit tweeted that riders should expect up to 45-minute delays system wide as the ...

Was Cruz, Mike lee’s shutdown quest a fool’s errandIJ

WASHINGTON -- Fool's errand or heroic stand?The bipartisan compromise on Wednesday to avoid a financial default and end a 16-day partial government shutdown cast a spotlight on Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah, who had precipitated the crises with their demand that ...

Reid says agreement ‘in hand’ to end shutdown

WASHINGTON -- Senate leaders announced last-minute agreement Wednesday to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown. Congress raced to pass the measure by day's end.The Dow Jones industrial average soared on the news that the threat of ...

Congress likely to give federal workers back pay

WASHINGTON -- A partial government shutdown enters its fifth day, with Congress convening for a session that promises no progress in breaking the impasse but will at least offer back pay to furloughed federal workers.The GOP House is scheduled Saturday to vote on legislation backed by the White ...

Extended shutdown opens door for GOP presidential hopefuls

BOSTON -- With no end in sight to the federal government shutdown, Republican governors eyeing the 2016 presidential race are pitching themselves as can-do politicians and highlighting records of achievement.Although unstated, their goal is clear - draw a contrast with their prospective ...