Senate Democrats’ plan to extend long-term jobless benefits ran into political turbulence on Thursday as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pushed a reworked version but blocked Republicans from offering any changes. The dispute threatened to stall the legislation, two days after it narrowly cleared a Senate hurdle.
New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday sought to move beyond a rapidly unfolding traffic scandal that threatens to tarnish his no-nonsense image ahead of the next presidential election, as federal prosecutors opened an investigation into the case.
A group of San Francisco environmentalists want to remind drivers that refilling their cars with gas is leading to global warming by slapping a sticker on gas pumps similar to those you find on a carton of cigarettes, The San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Hank Hunt's granddaughter tried calling 911 from the East Texas hotel room where she could hear her mother dying, just as she was taught to do in an emergency. She didn't know she had to dial 9 on the hotel phone first.