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US Congress kicks World Cup into touch

US Congress kicks World Cup into touch Despite one of their own nearly becoming a pro soccer star, few US lawmakers will join the rest of humanity and drop everything to watch the World Cup. “I have to admit I’m way behind on that,” Senator Bob Casey told AFP. Senator Dick Durbin will watch, “as […]

Police: California man arrested in brother’s death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police arrested a man on suspicion of murder after his brother was fatally shot during a weekend family birthday celebration in South Los Angeles. View full post on Crime and Trials News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Border agents in Texas warned not to talk to media

WASHINGTON (AP) — The surge in immigrant children caught crossing the southern border in Texas that has dominated headlines and risks becoming a political crisis for President Barack Obama and Congress includes a new threat facing Border Patrol agents: reporters. View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Defeated U.S. Congress leader Cantor leaves political options open

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. congressional leader Eric Cantor took to the airwaves on Sunday to try to rebuild his political reputation after a stunning primary election loss that has shaken the Republican Party, and refused to rule out a future run for public office. But on two Sunday television talk shows, Cantor […]

Holmes lawyers argue over model of crime scene

DENVER (AP) — Lawyers in the Colorado theater shooting case are arguing over an FBI-built model of the crime scene that prosecutors want to show jurors. View full post on Crime and Trials News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Republican Rep. Labrador running for House majority leader post

U.S. Republican Representative Raul Labrador, a conservative Tea Party favorite, said on Friday that he is running for the post of House majority leader to replace Eric Cantor, who is stepping down. Labrador announced his candidacy for the No. 2 post in the U.S. House of Representatives in a statement. He said he had been […]

New Mexico Iraqi woman hurt in possible hate crime

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Iraqi Catholic refugee who was assaulted in her Albuquerque apartment appears to be the victim of a hate crime by an attacker who yelled obscenities about Muslims, police said. View full post on Crime and Trials News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Senator Thad Cochran Either Didn’t Know — or Forgot — About Eric Cantor’s Loss

Depending on the order in which a pair of interviews with embattled Mississippi Thad Cochran were conducted, the longtime se either didn't know, or totally forgot about, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's stunning primary defeat on Tuesday. The story of Cantor's loss is no doubt the biggest one to emerge out of this year's midterms, […]

Senators urge Pentagon to end systematic faking of its accounts

By Scot J. Paltrow WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Four senators have called on the Defense Department to end a practice that involves deliberately inserting false numbers into the Pentagon's accounting ledgers and financial reports. The senators sent a letter to Defense Department Comptroller Robert Hale urging the Pentagon to stop an accounting practice widely known as […]