President Vetos Keystone Pipeline

(CNN) — For the first time in five years, the President is exercising his veto power. President Obama rejected legislation that would have given final approval to the Keystone XL Pipeline. The planned pipeline would transport oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Republicans aren’t believed to have enough votes to override the veto. … Continue reading »

Verdict in “American Sniper” Trial

(CNN) — The Marine veteran who killed the “American Sniper” Chris Kyle has been found guilty and sentenced to life in prison by a Texas jury. Eddie Routh’s case has made headlines alongside the Bradley Cooper film depicting Kyle’s life story. The jury made a quick verdict late Tuesday. They said Routh knew what he … Continue reading »

“Superbug” Lawsuits Filed at UCLA

(CNN) — The first lawsuit related to the “Superbug” bacterial infections at a UCLA hospital was filed Monday. Court documents show the suit is against the manufacturer of the endoscopic equipment, and not the hospital itself. Two patients died and at least five others were infected with the deadly bacteria after having medical procedures at a … Continue reading »

Supreme Court To Look At 401-K Plans

(CNN) — The Supreme Court will take a look at 401-K plans Tuesday. The court will hear arguments in a case involving investment fees paid by 401-K participants. At issue is whether 401-K plan sponsors have the duty to monitor the plan’s fund offerings beyond the Federal statue of limitation. The court is expected to … Continue reading »

Study Looks at Formula, Arsenic Levels

(CNN) — Researchers at Dartmouth College did a study on infant nutrition and found that formula-fed babies had 7 and-a-half times higher arsenic levels than those babies who were breastfed. Researchers measured arsenic in home tap water, breast milk and the urine from 72 six-week-old infants. For the majority of the study’s participants, both the … Continue reading »

Obama DOJ Appeals Immigration Order

WASHINGTON D.C. (CNN) — The Justice Department is seeking a stay to a Texas ruling that has put President Obama’s executive order on immigration on hold. Officials requested the stay with a federal court Monday; the request also includes a notice to appeal the Texas ruling. A federal judge ruled last week to stop the … Continue reading »

Terror Threat Against Western Malls

(CNN) — A new video from a terror group calls for attacks on malls in Canada, the UK and here in the United States. The video mentions specific shopping centers and US officials are taking the threat seriously. Homeland security secretary Jeh Johnson said there is no credible or specific evidence suggesting an attack on … Continue reading »

Bill Cosby Canceling More Shows

(CNN) — The list of canceled Bill Cosby shows is growing. Three performances scheduled for the month of February in Boston, Pittsburgh and North Carolina, have been dropped. A fourth date is currently postponed. Two of the shows were canceled with no explanation. The Boston show was canceled due to weather concerns. Cosby’s tour, which began … Continue reading »

2015 Oscar Winners

Here are the winners of the Oscar from the 87th Academy Awards by category: PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: J.K. Simmons (Whiplash)   ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN: Milena Canonero  (The Grand Budapest Hotel)   ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING: Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier  (The Grand Budapest Hotel)   BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE … Continue reading »

U.S. Gas Prices Jump 13 Cents A Gallon

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) – The average price of a regular gallon of gas jumped 13 cents in the past two weeks to $2.33, repeating the hike seen two weeks prior for a total 26 cents rise in the last month. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that the rise follows months of crashing prices and … Continue reading »

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