- Wyden: FracFocus 'constructive' tool on drilling
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 05/23/2013 - 02:52 PM
The chairman of the Senate Energy Committee says a website partially funded by the oil and gas industry is a constructive tool that could be used by federal regulators in requiring public disclosure of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations.
- Latest deadly tornado tests Oklahoma town's mettle
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 05/23/2013 - 02:31 PM
Oklahoma natives know tornadoes. They've been carried into storm cellars as children and huddled in closets with their own kids.
- Hurricane forecast: Another busy Atlantic season
The News Tribune, Thursday - 05/23/2013 - 02:27 PM
Federal forecasters are predicting yet another busy hurricane season.<p/>Thursday's outlook calls for 13 to 20 named storms, 7 to 11 that strengthen into hurricanes and 3 to 6 that become major hurricanes.
- Obama endorses more oversight of drone strikes
Associated Press, Thursday - 05/23/2013 - 02:26 PM
President Barack Obama says his administration is willing to consider accepting increased oversight of lethal drone strikes outside of war zones like Afghanistan.
- Snapple co-founder Leonard Marsh dies at 80
Daily Oklahoman, Thursday - 05/23/2013 - 02:21 PM
Leonard Marsh — the co-founder of the Snapple beverage brand — has died at age 80. Snapple was founded in New York as Unadulterated Food Products in 1972, selling natural fruit juices to health food stores.
- Israel Says Iran Unaffected by World Pressure
ABCNews, Thursday - 05/23/2013 - 01:54 PM
Israeli leader says UN pressure having no effect on curbing Iranian nuclear program
- Woman accused of contaminating daughter's IV tubes
FOXNews, Thursday - 05/23/2013 - 01:51 PM
A prosecutor says a woman on trial in Tucson contaminated her hospitalized infant daughter's intravenous lines in an attempt to get attention from the girl's father. The Arizona Daily Star (http://bit.ly/12xG3Qo ) reports that 23-year-old Blanca Reneis Montano is charged with attempted murder and child abuse. Prosecutor Ryan Schmidt told jurors during opening statements Wednesday there's evidence that the daughter contracted multiple bacteria diseases such as E. coli because of contamination introduced by Montano. Schmidt said a hidden camera placed by the hospital in the child's room showed Montano manipulating her daughter's IV tubes and covering the camera. Defense lawyer Paul Skitzki said there's no evidence that Montano intentionally made her daughter ill. He said Montano is a devoted mother who stayed at her daughter's bed side.
- AP PHOTOS: Egypt's languishing Islamic antiquities
Associated Press, Thursday - 05/23/2013 - 01:47 PM
Cairo, the Arab world's most populated city, is often referred to as an open-air museum of Islamic antiquities and the city of 1,000 minarets.
- Medal of Honor winner McGarity dies in Tenn.
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 05/23/2013 - 01:38 PM
Former World War II Army squad leader and Medal of Honor recipient Vernon McGarity has died at age 91, a funeral home said Thursday.
- Turkey debates alcohol sales and ad restrictions
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 05/23/2013 - 01:35 PM
Turkish lawmakers on Thursday began debating a bill that bans all alcohol advertising and tightens restrictions on sales of such beverages _ a proposal the government insists is aimed at protecting the young from the ills of spirits but which secularists say is an example of the Islamic-based ruling party's encroachment on personal freedoms.
- Pritzker's ties to thrift, tax haven eyed
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 05/23/2013 - 01:21 PM
President Barack Obama's nominee for secretary of commerce is facing scrutiny in the Senate for her ties to a subprime mortgage lender that failed in 2001 and as a beneficiary of family offshore trusts in the Bahamas.
- Body of child found in deadly Minn. landslide
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 05/23/2013 - 12:50 PM
Authorities in St. Paul say they've recovered the body of a child missing since a rockslide killed a classmate and left two others injured at a park along the Mississippi River.
- 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos
Boston Globe, Thursday - 05/23/2013 - 12:21 PM
Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.
- Appellate court: Berlusconi ran illegal scheme
Boston Globe, Thursday - 05/23/2013 - 12:13 PM
A Milan appeals court has explained why it upheld Silvia Berlusconi's tax fraud conviction, saying the politician illegally purchased the rights to broadcast U.S. movies on his private TV network, then falsely declared the payments to avoid taxes.
- Evacuated residents of ND city to return Friday
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 05/23/2013 - 12:08 PM
Most evacuated residents of a flood-threatened North Dakota city will be allowed to return home Friday.
- Banned Iranian director Rasoulof coming to Cannes
Associated Press, Thursday - 05/23/2013 - 11:55 AM
Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof, whose movies are banned in his country and who has been sentenced to jail by the Islamic regime, is coming to Cannes for a screening of his latest film.
- 84-year-old NM woman indicted for drug trafficking
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 05/23/2013 - 11:49 AM
An 84-year-old Albuquerque woman on an oxygen tank has been indicted for drug trafficking.
- CEO raises, pay cuts; What a change 1 year makes
Boston Globe, Thursday - 05/23/2013 - 11:34 AM
Here's a look at the CEOs that received the biggest raises and the biggest pay cuts in 2012 compared with 2011, as calculated by the executive pay research firm Equilar and The Associated Press.