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‘Time Is Short’ On Debt Ceiling, Treasury Secretary Says

‘Time Is Short’ On Debt Ceiling, Treasury Secretary Says

Warning that “simply delaying action on the debt limit can cause harm to our economy,” Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew repeated Monday that he believes Congress should act soon to raise that limit so the federal government avoids even looking like it might default on its debts.

Seattle Dominates Denver To Win Its First Super Bowl

Seattle Dominates Denver To Win Its First Super Bowl

The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos 43-8 to win Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. on Sunday night, the first Super Bowl victory in the team’s history.

Air Force cheating scandal widens; 92 nuclear officers linked

Air Force cheating scandal widens; 92 nuclear officers linked

Nearly 20 percent of the officers in the U.S. Air Force’s nuclear weapons corps have now been implicated in a proficiency test cheating scandal, the secretary of the Air Force said Thursday.

Scientist To W.Va. Lawmakers: ‘I’m Not Drinking The Water’

Scientist To W.Va. Lawmakers: ‘I’m Not Drinking The Water’

“I’m not drinking the water.” That’s what an environmental scientist from Marshall University and a member of the West Virginia Environmental Quality Board told state lawmakers today during a hearing about a chemical spill that contaminated the drinking water of nine counties.

‘Rush Hour From Hell’ Drags On In Icy Southern Cities

‘Rush Hour From Hell’ Drags On In Icy Southern Cities

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that officials are asking truck drivers to stay away — not just from Atlanta, but from the whole state.

Obama To Raise Minimum Wage For Federal Contracts

Obama To Raise Minimum Wage For Federal Contracts

News broke this morning that President Obama will announce during his State of the Union address tonight that he’s going to sign an executive order raising the minimum wage in new federal contracts.

New Bipartisan Farm Bill Emerges From Long Debate In Congress

New Bipartisan Farm Bill Emerges From Long Debate In Congress

Members of the House and Senate have reached a bipartisan agreement on a five-year farm bill that will end months of uncertainty for farmers and agriculture workers, its backers say.

Emergencies Declared As Deep Freeze Hits Deep South

Emergencies Declared As Deep Freeze Hits Deep South

“Snow and ice are rare in typically balmy places like New Orleans, Mobile and the Florida panhandle, but officials are warning residents to get ready for significant accumulations and bitter cold.”

U.S. Agencies, Tech Firms Agree To Rules On Surveillance Info

U.S. Agencies, Tech Firms Agree To Rules On Surveillance Info

Internet companies that receive U.S. government requests for information about their customers will be able to disclose more details about surveillance than has been allowed, according to a deal announced today by the Justice Department.

Looking To Escape The Deep Freeze? Head To Alaska

Looking To Escape The Deep Freeze? Head To Alaska

The National Weather Service is warning, once again, that brutally cold weather is going to be spreading across much of the nation, from the upper Midwest down to the deep South and up through the mid-Atlantic, Northeast and New England.