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Asia Stocks Quiet in Holiday-Muted Trade

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 20:47:14 -0700

Asian stock markets quiet amid public holidays, 2 days after Federal Reserve fueled big rally [ABC News: Top Stories] [Read More]

Reid's Return a Success as Chiefs Top Eagles 26-16

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 20:46:56 -0700

Coach Andy Reid's return to Philly a success as Chiefs beat Eagles 26-16 [ABC News: Top Stories] [Read More]

HOLLOW VICTORY Engineers admit fault, fined $100G in Utah mine tragedy

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 20:32:04 -0700

Latest fine in '07 Utah coal mine collapse seen as slap on wrist FLASHBACK VIDEO: Race to rescue miners after Utah collapse Rules that could 'kill'? New coal-energy regs raise concerns REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK: Memories of mine disaster [FNC Latest Headlines] [Read More]

House votes to cut food stamp funds

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 20:32:04 -0700

House approves bill that would slash nearly $40 billion a year from federal food stamp assistance program, though bill is unlikely to make it past Senate. VIDEO: Democrats reportedly recruiting vets for 2014 in bid to take back House [FNC Latest Headlines] [Read More]

Venezuela: US Banned Presidential Overflight

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 20:29:33 -0700

Venezuelan says US prohibited flight by President Maduro over Puerto Rico [ABC News: Top Stories] [Read More]

CO Makes Massive Rescue Pet Friendly

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 20:28:28 -0700

Massive CO rescue effort's motto: 'No pets left behind' [ABC News: Top Stories] [Read More]

Texas Court Overturns Conviction of DeLay

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 20:15:43 -0700

An appeals court ruled that Tom DeLay, a Texas Republican who was the House majority leader, did not violate state laws by laundering corporate contributions to divert money to elect Republicans. [NYT Washington] [Read More]

Navy Housing Booted Gunman After Linen Closet Noise Complaints, Sources Say

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 20:01:41 -0700

Several weeks before Aaron Alexis opened fire inside of the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, he was kicked out of a military housing complex in Rhode Island after complaining of too much noise coming from the linen closet, ABC News has learned. [ABC News: US] [Read More]

Administration Presses Ahead With Limits on Emissions From Power Plants

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 19:51:54 -0700

The first federal carbon emission limits will be announced Friday proposed rules that opponents consider part of President Obama's war on coal. [NYT Washington] [Read More]

Nintendo's Yamauchi Dies Aged 85

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 19:49:12 -0700

Yamauchi, who led Nintendo from cards to global video games, bought Mariners, dies, aged 85 [ABC News: Top Stories] [Read More]

Hundreds of Snakes Found at Man's Suburban NY Home

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 19:42:57 -0700

Authorities say animal-control officer kept hundreds of snakes at his suburban NY home [ABC News: Top Stories] [Read More]

Texas Man Executed for Ambush That Killed 4 Women

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 19:35:13 -0700

Texas executes street gang member for involvement in ambush that killed 4 women [ABC News: US] [Read More]

Conservatives Take Turns Standing Up to the Speaker

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 19:35:10 -0700

A cast of characters, elected on a Tea Party wave, is challenging Speaker John A. Boehner at every turn, empowered by the fact that Republicans hold a narrow majority in the House. [NYT Washington] [Read More]

Bolland Lifts Maple Leafs Past Senators 3-2

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 19:31:14 -0700

Dave Bolland's third-period goal lifts Toronto to 3-2 preseason win over Ottawa [ABC News: Top Stories] [Read More]

U.S. Revives Aid Program for Clean Energy

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 19:28:43 -0700

A controversial federal loan-guarantee program intended to support greener energy technologies will shift to supporting development of cleaner oil and coal technology. [NYT Washington] [Read More]

AP Source: Jets' Colon Fined $34,125 by NFL

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 19:28:42 -0700

Person familiar with situation: Jets' Colon fined $34,125 by NFL for actions during Pats game [ABC News: Top Stories] [Read More]

Hiroshi Yamauchi, Who Helped Drive Nintendo Into Dominance, Dies at 85

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 19:20:01 -0700

At 22, Mr. Yamauchi became president of his family's playing-card company and later steered it into the growing game business, developing hits like Donkey Kong and the original Mario Brothers franchises. [NYT International] [Read More]

Kagan Recounts How Her Hunting Trips Began

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 19:19:48 -0700

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan recounts how her hunting trips with a colleague began [ABC News: US] [Read More]

Golden Gate Bridge may soon get moveable median

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 19:18:57 -0700

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- After more than a decade of planning, the Golden Gate Bridge may soon have a median separating northbound and southbound traffic. ... [AP Top California Headlines] [Read More]

Renoir's Art, Personal Items Sell for $1.3M in NYC

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 19:18:12 -0700

French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir's works, personal items sell for $1.3M in NYC auction [ABC News: US] [Read More]

California Adopts Ride-Hailing Service Regulations

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 19:17:41 -0700

California regulators enact rules for ride-hailing services that call for training, insurance [ABC News: Top Stories] [Read More]

News Analysis: Quick Turn of Fortunes as Diplomatic Options Open Up With Syria and Iran

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 19:06:38 -0700

President Obama is facing two unexpected diplomatic initiatives with the United States' biggest adversaries in the Middle East, Syria and Iran, each fraught with opportunity and danger. [NYT International] [Read More]

S. Cal pastor charged with assaulting parishioners

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 18:58:14 -0700

NORWALK, Calif. (AP) -- A Southern California churchman who claimed to have 'healing hands' was charged with sexually assaulting women parishioners, authorities said. ... [AP Top California Headlines] [Read More]

Justice Clarence Thomas Touches on Life, Law,

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 18:53:11 -0700

Justice Clarence Thomas touches on life, road to high court at University of Portland [ABC News: US] [Read More]

10 Things to Know for Friday

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 18:47:57 -0700

10 Things to Know for Friday [ABC News: US] [Read More]

Door to U.S. May Be Closing for Iraqis Who Helped the American Military

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 18:29:17 -0700

Iraqis who helped American forces during the war face discrimination and danger at home, but many are having a hard time getting visas to enter the United States. [NYT International] [Read More]

Iran Said to Seek a Nuclear Accord to End Sanctions

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 18:19:31 -0700

Seizing on a perceived flexibility in a letter from President Obama to President Hassan Rouhani, Iran's leaders are focused on getting quick relief from crippling sanctions, a top adviser to the Iranian leadership said. [NYT International] [Read More]

Lowry on move to defund ObamaCare:'We're going to end up in the same place'

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 18:10:08 -0700

National Review editor Rich Lowry told viewers Thursday that despite the latest move by House Speaker John Boehner to go along with more conservative Republicans, the budget bill will pass without defunding ObamaCare. [FNC Politics] [Read More]

Colorado flooding triggers oil spills, shutdowns

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:56:00 -0700

DENVER (AP) -- Colorado's flooding shut down hundreds of natural gas and oil wells in the state's main petroleum-producing region and triggered at least two spills, temporarily suspending a multibillion-dollar drilling frenzy and sending inspectors into the field to gauge the extent of pollution. ... [AP Top U.S. News] [Read More]

World Briefing | Asia: Japan: Fukushima's Surviving Reactors Ordered Shut

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:49:40 -0700

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday ordered the operator of Japan's crippled nuclear power plant to scrap all six reactors at the site instead of just four scheduled for decommissioning. [NYT International] [Read More]

Ala. Man Reports Airport Exchange With DC Shooter

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:46:41 -0700

Ala. man reports confrontation with Washington Navy Yard shooter at Va. airport [ABC News: US] [Read More]

Conviction of ex-US House leader DeLay tossed

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:39:56 -0700

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A Texas appeals court tossed the criminal conviction of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on Thursday, saying there was insufficient evidence for a jury in 2010 to have found him guilty of illegally funneling money to Republican candidates. ... [AP Top Political News] [Read More]

World Briefing | Africa: Mali: French President Declares Victory Over Jihadists

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:38:54 -0700

President François Hollande said on Thursday that the war against Islamic extremists had been won in Mali but vowed to keep French forces in the country as long as the threat existed. [NYT International] [Read More]

World Briefing | Asia: Bangladesh: Police in Deadly Clash With Islamic Party's Backers

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:36:17 -0700

The police opened fire on Thursday during clashes with supporters of Jamaat-e-Islami who were enforcing a general strike, leaving one man dead, local news media reported. [NYT International] [Read More]

Bahrain opposition defies ban on meeting diplomats

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:32:28 -0700

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) -- Bahrain's main Shiite opposition group is defying a ban by the island's Sunni government to have direct contacts with foreign diplomats. ... [AP Top International News] [Read More]

Colo. flood evacuees get first view of aftermath

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:31:28 -0700

LYONS, Colo. (AP) -- Residents displaced by last week's flooding in the Colorado canyon town of Lyons were allowed past National Guard roadblocks Thursday to find a scene of tangled power lines, downed utility poles, mud-caked homes and vehicles, and work crews furiously clearing debris and trying to restore power,... [AP Top U.S. News] [Read More]

World Briefing | Europe: Russia: Coast Guard Boards Greenpeace Ship in Arctic

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:30:57 -0700

Armed Russian officers boarded a Greenpeace ship that was circling an Arctic oil platform on Thursday after Moscow accused the environmentalist group of aggressive and provocative behavior. [NYT International] [Read More]

House Republicans Pass Deep Cuts in Food Stamps

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:30:22 -0700

House Republicans narrowly pushed through a bill on Thursday that slashes billions of dollars from the food stamp program, over Democrats' objections. [NYT Washington] [Read More]

Lightning Blamed for 2 Indiana Deaths, Fires

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:29:25 -0700

Lightning blamed for 2 deaths in Gary, suspected in fires elsewhere in Indiana [ABC News: US] [Read More]

Iran minister, UN chief discuss nuclear issue

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:20:36 -0700

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Iran's foreign minister and the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon exchanged views Thursday on the country's controversial nuclear program and its potential role in ending the Syrian conflict, two issues expected to dominate next week's annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations.... [AP Top International News] [Read More]

Protesters Climb Oregon Capitol Dome, Hang Sign

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:12:31 -0700

Protesters climb Oregon Capitol dome to unfurl banner against state forest logging; 5 charged [ABC News: US] [Read More]

Tunisia says CIA warned of politician murder

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:07:59 -0700

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia says it was warned by the CIA of a planned attack against a lawmaker whose assassination in July plunged the country into a political crisis, but said there were failures in the Tunisian security services' response. ... [AP Top International News] [Read More]

APNewsBreak: Texas Won't Switch Execution Drug

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:05:56 -0700

APNewsBreak: Texas won't switch execution drug but won't say how it's being obtained [ABC News: US] [Read More]

Mexico victims recount horror; toll rises to 97

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:01:43 -0700

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) -- With a low, rumbling roar, an arc of dirt, rock and mud tumbled down the hillside in the remote mountain village of La Pintada, sweeping houses in its path, burying half the hamlet and leaving 68 people missing in its mad race to the river bed below. ... [AP Top International News] [Read More]

Christians Gather in Kan. to Discuss Homosexuality

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:00:25 -0700

Christians from around the country gather in Kansas for program on the Bible, homosexuality [ABC News: US] [Read More]

House votes to cut $4B a year from food stamps

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:43:47 -0700

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House has voted to cut nearly $4 billion a year from food stamps, a 5 percent reduction to the nation's main feeding program used by more than 1 in 7 Americans. ... [AP Top Political News] [Read More]

Man Charged With Hitting, Dragging Army Recruiter

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:36:40 -0700

Minneapolis man charged in hit-and-run that dragged, injured Army recruiter [ABC News: US] [Read More]

IHS expands access to Plan B for Native women

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:27:19 -0700

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Native American women seeking emergency contraception at Indian Health Services facilities managed by the federal government now can get it without a consultation or prescription. ... [AP Top California Headlines] [Read More]

At Benghazi Hearing, Republicans Draw Link to Clinton

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:26:08 -0700

On Thursday, House Republicans continued to ask questions about Hillary Clinton in connection with the attack on the U.S. facility in Benghazi. This time, in questioning the State Department's review of the attack at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, they asked why... [ABC News: Politics] [Read More]

US Wants Supreme Court to Take up Hobby Lobby Case

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:25:26 -0700

US wants Supreme Court to take up Hobby Lobby case in federal health care law dispute [ABC News: US] [Read More]

Senate passes bill to avert helium shortage

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:17:35 -0700

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Break out the balloons. ... [Associated Press - Congress] [Read More]

House Slashes $40 Billion of Food Stamps Over Next Decade

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:16:39 -0700

The House of Representatives voted Thursday evening to approve about $40 billion worth of cuts to food stamps over the next 10 years, although the bill must be reconciled with a Senate-passed measure that proposed just $4.1 billion of cuts over the same period of... [ABC News: Politics] [Read More]

80-Year-Old Confirmed as 7th Death in Colo. Floods

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:14:28 -0700

80-year-old retired teacher found dead in Colorado floods, raising death toll to 7 [ABC News: US] [Read More]

Republicans at odds as 'Obamacare' showdown nears

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:09:06 -0700

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional Republicans struggled to tamp down a family feud Thursday as they approached a politically charged showdown with the White House that combines the threat of a government shutdown, a possible first-ever federal default and the GOP's bid to repeal the nation's three-year-old health... [AP Top Political News] [Read More]

US, allies debate response to seemingly friendlier Iran

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:07:17 -0700

As diplomats prepare for the annual whirlwind of formal talks and private side meetings at next week's gathering of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the Obama administration and its overseas allies are debating how best to respond to the seemingly friendlier face and negotiating posture of Iran. [FNC Politics] [Read More]