Month – April 2014

Ryan Holds Meeting With Black Members of Congress - ABC News

Voice of America Ryan Holds Meeting With Black Members of CongressABC NewsRep. Paul Ryan said Wednesday he had a productive meeting with members of the Congressional Black Caucus, a gathering that came weeks after comments the Wisconsin Republican made about poverty and inner cities stirred allegations of racism from …Paul Ryan Holds Meeting With Congressional […]

UPDATE 5-CSX train carrying oil derails in Virginia in fiery blast - Reuters

CBS News UPDATE 5-CSX train carrying oil derails in Virginia in fiery blastReuters(New throughout, updates with fire extinguished, adds comments and details). By Selam Gebrekidan. NEW YORK, April 30 (Reuters) – A CSX Corp train carrying crude oil derailed and burst into flames in downtown Lynchburg, Virginia on Wednesday, spilling …Oil tanker train derails in […]

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams arrested in 1972 IRA killing - USA TODAY

Belfast Telegraph Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams arrested in 1972 IRA killingUSA TODAYNorthern Ireland police Wednesday arrested Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams for questioning about the notorious 1972 abduction and murder of a widow wrongly suspected of informing against the Irish Republican Army. Before surrendering to police in Belfast, …Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams held […]

Computer woes halt departures at LAX; other airports affected - CNN

CBS News Computer woes halt departures at LAX; other airports affectedCNN(CNN) — Computer issues at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) prompted a ground stop Wednesday afternoon. “Arrivals continue to be accepted but departures are being held on ground. No ETA on when it will be lifted,” read a post on the airport’s …Some California airports, […]

NBA sets wheels turning for Clippers sale; Oprah in wings - Reuters

ABC News NBA sets wheels turning for Clippers sale; Oprah in wingsReutersNEW YORK (Reuters) – The NBA set in motion on Wednesday an attempt to force a sale of the Los Angeles Clippers, with Oprah Winfrey signaling interest as a potential buyer, after club owner Donald Sterling was banned for life from pro basketball for […]

Obama, Republicans, trade fire over minimum wage, Benghazi - Reuters

SFGate Obama, Republicans, trade fire over minimum wage, BenghaziReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and his Republican opponents traded accusations over the minimum wage and a deadly attack at a U.S. facility in Benghazi, Libya, on Wednesday in their drive to get voters focused on the November …Senate fails to advance minimum-wage hikeUSA TODAYBid to […]

UPDATE 2-Northern Ireland police arrest Gerry Adams over 1972 murder - Reuters

The Guardian UPDATE 2-Northern Ireland police arrest Gerry Adams over 1972 murderReuters… * Former head of IRA political wing denies involvement in killing. * Murder of mother of 10 among most controversial of ‘Troubles’. * Adams head of Ireland’s second largest opposition party. * Says concerned about questioning during EU elections (Adds …Sinn Féin leader […]

Senate fails to advance minimum-wage hike - USA TODAY

Chron.com Senate fails to advance minimum-wage hikeUSA TODAYWASHINGTON — A Democratic bill to raise the federal minimum wage failed in a key procedural vote in the Senate on Wednesday. The defeat was expected, but that did not deter President Obama and Senate Democrats who have pledged to make it an …Higher Minimum Wage Is Popular, […]