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Lawsuit Against Obama One Step Closer to Courthouse Door
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- The House cleared a procedural hurdle on Thursday to set up a showdown between House Speaker John Boehner and President Obama next week. The House Rules Committee voted 7-4 to approve a markup of H. Res. 676, which provides authority to initiate ...
Five Ways Paul Ryan Thinks He Can End Poverty
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Rep. Paul Ryan thinks the federal government should stop its habit of treating poverty as a series of isolated problems and start listening to the “boots on the ground,” local community leaders fighting for different results. On Thursday, Ryan, R-Wis.,
Christian Louboutin Debuts $50 Nail Polish
Christian Louboutin (NEW YORK) -- Christian Louboutin is best known for his signature red-soled stilettos. But the most recent creation from the French designer delivers a different kind of lift. Earlier this week, Louboutin revealed his first foray into the beauty industry. The craftsman announced
Republican Governors Split with Chris Christie over NY Candidate
Andrew Burton/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Once upon a time, the Republican governors in the country were unified behind New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Not anymore. The unity was fractured this week over Christie’s decision to withhold Republican Governors Association support from New York ...
Why Recalls Haven't Dented GM's Sales
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- GM's 29 million recalled cars since January is costing the car company more than $1 billion, but the company's varying fleet of vehicles have prompted a steady sales growth, according to the company’s quarterly earnings. Despite huge falling profits at the
Family of Victims Shows No Sympathy at Killer's Execution
0 iStock/Thinkstock (FLORENCE, Ariz.) -- The family of two people murdered by a man sentenced to the death penalty by lethal injection showed no remorse when his execution dragged on for nearly two hours. Jeanne Brown watched from the gallery at the Arizona State Prison Complex as Joseph Rudolph ...
'Porch Shooting' Suspect Says He Shot Unarmed Teen 'By Accident'
iStock/Thinkstock (DETROIT) -- The suburban Detroit man accused of fatally shooting Renisha McBride told police he didn't know his gun was loaded and said he shot the unarmed teen by accident, according to a recording played to jurors on Thursday. "What happened here?" Sgt. Rory McManmon asked, ...
$16 Million Grant to KU for New Slawson Hall
LAWRENCE, Kan. - The University of Kansas says a $16 million gift will help build a hall in the university's planned Earth, Energy and Environment Center. The university announced the gift Thursday from the family of Donald Slawson, a Wichita resident who died July 7. He graduated from the ...
Padres' Outfielder Cameron Maybin Suspended 25 Games
Rich Pilling/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- In the midst of a disappointing season, San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin has been suspended 25 games after testing positive for amphetamines. "I have been undergoing treatment for several years for a medical condition, Attention Deficit Disorder, ...
Rangers Trade Closer Joakim Soria to the Tigers
Ed Zurga/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- The back end of the Detroit Tigers bull pen just got a whole lot stronger as the team has acquired closer Joakim Soria from the Texas Rangers. "I'm going to a new team, and that's going to be my new family and I will do whatever they want me to do," Soria said of