News archive from 20 April 2011

US aims at its deadliest drug problem: painkillers

MIAMI - The White House drug czar wants doctors, states and law enforcement working harder to stop America's deadliest drug-abuse problem: highly addictive prescription painkillers. They are killing more people than heroin and cocaine combined as...

Fox News, 08:22 in Crime
 

Suspect in NE Texas deputy's slaying back in Texas

NEW BOSTON, Texas - The suspect in the fatal shooting of a part-time northeast Texas sheriff's deputy has returned to Texas to face a capital murder charge. Twenty-one-year-old Tucker Strickland is accused of shooting of Bowie County Sheriff's...

Fox News, 08:22 in Crime
 

Fla. Job Center Criticized for Passing Out Capes to Unemployed

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Florida officials are investigating an unemployment agency that spent public money to give 6,000 superhero capes to the jobless. Workforce Central Florida spent more than $14,000 on the red capes as part of its "Cape-A-Bility...

Fox News, 08:22 in Business
 

Poll: Finances dictating college, career choices

WASHINGTON - No matter how many subjects they're acing, most college students these days find economics a grind. Tricky financial calculations influence everything from what school they attend and what major they choose to how quickly they finish...

Fox News, 08:22 in Business
 

FEMA chief says economy adds to storm challenges

ATLANTA - The Federal Emergency Management director says a bad economy that's causing belt tightening all over shouldn't stop government officials from preparing for the upcoming hurricane season. Craig Fugate on Tuesday stressed how important it...

Fox News, 08:22 in Business
 

How the poll was conducted

The Associated Press-Viacom Survey of Youth on Education by Stanford University was conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications from Feb. 18 to March 6. It is based on landline and cell phone interviews with a nationally...

Fox News, 08:27 in Learning
 

Plane with first lady came too close to cargo jet

WASHINGTON - Air traffic controllers directed a plane carrying first lady Michelle Obama to abort a landing at Andrews Air Force Base because it was too close to a military cargo jet, officials said Tuesday, in yet another embarrassment for the...

Fox News, 08:27 in Learning
 
Syria Lifts Decades-Old State of Emergency

Syria Lifts Decades-Old State of Emergency

BEIRUT -- Syria did away with 50 years of emergency rule Tuesday, but emboldened and defiant crowds accused President Bashar Assad of simply trying to buy time while he clings to power in one of the most repressive regimes in the Middle East....

 
Algeria's Minority Group Demands Autonomy, Sparking Stability Concerns of Another Arab Ally

Algeria's Minority Group Demands Autonomy, Sparking Stability Concerns of Another Arab Ally

The Obama administration could face potential political upheaval with yet another ally in the Arab world, this time in Algeria. Documents given to members of Congress and obtained by Fox News show that Algeria's largest minority group, the Kabyles,...

 
Boyfriend in China Watches Murder of Girlfriend in Toronto Online

Boyfriend in China Watches Murder of Girlfriend in Toronto Online

A boyfriend living in China witnessed the murder of his girlfriend in Toronto over the web. Qian "Necole" Liu, a 23-year-old York University student from Beijing, was found dead just before noon Friday in her apartment. Toronto police are...

 

'Gang of Six' Senators Under Pressure to Strike Budget Deal After Credit Rating Warning

With partisan squabbling increasing ahead of a vote to increase the nation's borrowing limit, aides to a bipartisan "gang of six" lawmakers in the Senate are working through a holiday recess on a deal to slash the country's skyrocketing debt...

Fox News, 08:34 in Politics
 
Government to Expand Airline Tarmac-Delay Rule

Government to Expand Airline Tarmac-Delay Rule

DALLAS -- Federal officials are expanding a tarmac-delay rule to prohibit airlines from holding passengers on stranded international flights for longer than four hours. The change stems from a late-December debacle in which several planes loaded...

Fox News, 08:35 in Politics
 
Accused WikiLeaker Gets Prison Upgrade Amid Criticism of Treatment at Quantico

Accused WikiLeaker Gets Prison Upgrade Amid Criticism of Treatment at Quantico

WASHINGTON – Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, the accused source of the WikiLeaks document scandal, will be moved from the Marine Corps base at Quantico, Virginia to a state-of-the-art facility in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, the Pentagon announced late...

Fox News, 08:35 in Politics
 

CIA Declassifies WWI-era Secret Documents

WASHINGTON -- The CIA lifted the lid on one corner of the cloak and dagger world of World War I, declassifying six of the oldest secret documents in the U.S. government archives, the agency announced Tuesday. The documents show top techniques used by...

Fox News, 08:35 in Politics
 
Schwarzenegger Says Commutation Was to Help Friend

Schwarzenegger Says Commutation Was to Help Friend

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - In a Newsweek interview published this week, Arnold Schwarzenegger says he was helping a friend when he commuted the sentence of the son of a political ally during his last hours as California governor. Schwarzenegger's...

Fox News, 08:35 in Politics
 
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