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Obama: Congress delayed 'far too long' on Homeland Security

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 07:57 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says Congress delayed 'far too long' before passing a bill funding the Homeland Security Department through the end of the budget year.

The House voted 257-167 Tuesday to approve the bill. Obama says he'll sign it as soon as he receives it at the White House.


Alleged driver charged with murder in deadly LA street race

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 07:55 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man accused of driving a souped-up Mustang that killed two spectators during a Los Angeles street race has been charged with two counts of murder.

Prosecutors say 21-year-old Henry Gevorgyan was charged Tuesday.

Authorities say his Ford Mustang went out of control during an illegal race Feb. 25 in the Chatsworth section of the San Fernando Valley.


Survivor testifies about 2 friends stabbed, bound, drowned

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 07:51 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tam Voong was not supposed to survive the night he was beaten, bound, stripped, stabbed and kicked into a river in Philadelphia.

Yet the 20-year-old took the witness stand Tuesday and described the night his two friends were killed.

Authorities said the victims were 31-year-old Vu "Kevin" Huynh, described as a popular singer in Vietnam, and his 28-year-old brother Viet.


Police, NSA investigating report of shots fired

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 07:38 PM

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — U.S. Park Police are investigating whether a reported shooting along the Baltimore-Washington Parkway caused the damage that was reported to a nearby National Security Agency building.

Police spokeswoman Sgt. Lelani Woods said that the NSA reported damage to one of its buildings close to the parkway on Tuesday. She said it is too early to say whether the damage is related to the report of gunfire nearby.

NSA spokesman Ian Brennan says no injuries have been reported, and that state and local authorities are investigating.


Ferguson reviewing federal report on police force

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 07:21 PM

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The St. Louis suburb of Ferguson says it's received a copy of the Justice Department report on its investigation into the police force.

The city issued a statement Tuesday saying it would wait to comment about the investigation that law enforcement officials say found sweeping patterns of racial bias.

The report culminates a probe into a police department that commanded national attention after an officer shot and killed an unarmed black 18-year-old, Michael Brown, last summer.


NASA investigating short circuit on Mars rover Curiosity

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 06:45 PM

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The Curiosity rover has temporarily stopped work on Mars while NASA engineers investigate a short circuit.

The space agency said Tuesday that the electrical problem was discovered over the weekend as Curiosity tried to transfer bits of powder from a rock that it had drilled into.

The short circuit stopped the rover's robotic arm. Engineers are diagnosing the issue, and the testing is expected to take several days.


Judge hears arguments over Citibank and Argentina bonds

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 06:44 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — A Citibank lawyer has warned a judge its Argentina branch will be in "great danger" if he refuses to let the South American nation pay interest to bondholders.

Attorney Karen Wagner described the threat to federal court Judge Thomas Griesa during arguments Tuesday in New York.


Driver whose truck fell through ice into river faces charge

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 06:33 PM

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey state police say the driver of a pickup truck that went onto a frozen river, spun around repeatedly and then plunged through the ice with his dog inside has been charged with criminal mischief.

Andrew Mayer also may face animal cruelty charges because his 2-year-old boxer mix was found dead after the truck sank Sunday in Toms River.

Authorities say another man got out of the truck just before Mayer took it onto the ice and won't face charges. Neither man was injured.


Voters reject ATV use in longest debate since $1 cat-fee

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 06:22 PM

GROTON, Vt. (AP) — Voters in the Vermont town of Groton have rejected a proposal to allow the use of all-terrain vehicles on some town roads in what the moderator says is the rural community's longest Town Meeting Day debate since it discussed a $1 fee for registering cats in 1999.

Town Constable Jim Downing, who enjoys riding an ATV with his wife, proposed opening up some roads to link up to ATV trails in neighboring communities.


The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 06:13 PM

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending March 2, 2015:

Top Movies

1.Big Hero 6

2.Birdman

3.Whiplash

4.The Theory of Everything

5.Horrible Bosses 2

6.St. Vincent

7.A Most Wanted Man

8.The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

9.Gone Girl

10.Dumb and Dumber To

Top Movies - Independent

1.Birdman


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