Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
GOP boycotts health care advisory board House and Senate Republican leaders told President Barack Obama Thursday that they will refuse to nominate candidates to serve on an advisory board that is to play a role in holding down Medicare costs under the new health care act. More
Original ricin suspect was held despite evidence pointing to another man After keeping Elvis impersonator James Kevin Curtis in jail for a week, interrogating him while he was chained to a chair and turning his house upside down, federal authorities had no confession or physical evidence tying him to the ricin-laced letters sent to President Obama and other public officials. More
Obama signs legislation ending FAA furloughs President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to end furloughs of air traffic controllers. The furloughs stemmed from the automatic, across-the-board spending cuts that started taking effect in March. Millions of air travelers were affected recently by delayed flights across the country because of the furloughs. More
Mel C hopes Miley Cyrus is 'savvy' Mel C hopes Miley Cyrus is savvy enough to handle her career.The former Spice Girls star thinks the singer's provocative outfits and twerking antics... 03/4/2014 - 1:08 am | View Link
Spurs keep top four hopes alive as Soldado strikes By Mike Collett LONDON (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur kept alive their hopes of a top four Premier League finish when Roberto Soldado scored the only goal at White Hart Lane to give them a 1-0 win over relegation-threatened Cardiff City on Sunday. Soldado, who has struggled to justify the 30 million euros ($41.43 million) Spurs paid Valencia for his signature last year, finished off a sizzling ... 03/2/2014 - 3:08 pm | View Link
Soccer-Spurs keep top four hopes alive as Soldado strikes (Adding details, quotes, byline) By Mike Collett LONDON, March 2 (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur kept alive their hopes of a top four Premier League finish when Roberto Soldado scored the only goal at White Hart Lane to give them a 1-0 win over relegation-threatened Cardiff City on Sunday. Soldado, who has struggled to justify the 30 million euros ($41.43 million) Spurs paid Valencia for his ... 03/2/2014 - 3:07 pm | View Link
Hoffenheim dent Wolfsburg's top four hopes VfL Wolfsburg's hopes of breaking into the Bundesliga's top four suffered a setback on Sunday after being drubbed 6-2 at mid-table Hoffenheim. Wolfsburg finished the match with 10 men as German international Christian Traesch was sent off. Dieter Hecking's Wolves had hoped for three points in Hoffenheim to take fourth spot from Schalke 04, who were routed at runaway league leaders Bayern Munich ... 03/2/2014 - 1:37 pm | View Link
Inter deliver blow to Roma title hopes Misfiring Roma's championship hopes suffered a blow after Inter Milan held the Serie A title challengers to a scoreless draw at a half-empty Olympic Stadium on Saturday. Inter travelled to the capital looking to bounce back from a 1-1 draw with struggling Cagliari at home last week which left them fifth and 11 points off the Champions League places. The statistics were firmly against Walter ... 03/1/2014 - 5:28 pm | View Link
Mariners loss sees Champions League hopes fading The Central Coast Mariners Asian Champions League campaign has taken a hit as they fell to FC Seoul 1-0 at Central Coast Stadium on Wednesday night, thanks to a late own goal. Both sides started well but it was the Mariners with the first chance of the ... 04/16/2014 - 2:06 pm | View Link
Miley Cyrus hopes to resume tour on Friday The 'Wrecking Ball' hitmaker was forced to cancel two shows this week after being hospitalised upon suffering an ''absolutely horrible reaction'' to antibiotics on Tuesday (15.04.14), but is focused on getting better so she can complete the final six dates ... 04/16/2014 - 2:05 pm | View Link
Hopes high Negro Leagues stadium makes comeback PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — The light touch of a paint roller is enough to dislodge a chunk of plaster from the crumbling walls of Hinchliffe Stadium. Though silent for decades, the former home of several Negro Leagues teams is getting another chance at bat as ... 04/16/2014 - 2:03 pm | View Link
Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus hopes to resume her 'Bangerz' world tour on Friday (18.04.14). The 'Wrecking Ball' hitmaker was forced to cancel two shows this week after being hospitalised upon suffering an ''absolutely horrible reaction'' to antibiotics on Tuesday (15.04.14 ... 04/16/2014 - 2:00 pm | View Link
Bedford church hopes new food pantry will meet growing community need The first shipment of food has arrived at the Bedford Church of God. "We saw a need and we want to meet the need," said lead pastor David Hinsen, whose small congregation is taking on a big task. The church is opening a new food pantry to serve hungry ... 04/16/2014 - 1:59 pm | View Link
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By Dave Warner
(Reuters) – A New Jersey mother of three teenagers was charged on Wednesday with attempted murder and endangering the welfare of children after allegedly driving her minivan into the Delaware River with them inside, authorities said.
Joann Smith, 49, is accused of driving the minivan off a boat ramp in Florence, about 18 miles south of Trenton, New Jersey, according to authorities.
Smith and her three children, ages 13, 14 and 15, escaped from what authorities described as the partially submerged vehicle with the help of an area man, who was not identified.
They all made it to shore safely, with one child suffering a cut leg, authorities said.
“The investigation revealed that the van accelerated and headed directly into the water,” according to a statement from the Burlington County, New Jersey prosecutor’s office.
Joel Bewley, a spokesman for the prosecutor’s office, had no estimate of how far into the river the vehicle went except to say it was “not far.”
“It was not entirely submerged,” he said.
Smith, of Florence, was checked into a medical facility for evaluation, Bewley said.
She was being held on $600,000 bail and was likely to appear in Superior Court in Mount Holly on Thursday, according to the statement.
(Editing by Ellen Wulfhorst and Gunna Dickson)
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I just love the way conservatives want to have their cake and eat it too. Ron Paul's organization, Campaign for Liberty, is being fined by the IRS because they insist on filing incomplete reports, but if you listen to him whine on Fox News, you'd think he was being persecuted, and horribly so.
When organizations file for tax-exempt status, they enter into a contract of sorts.
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