National News

National News
  • 10 things to know for Monday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

    May 25, 2014

  • Auto parts price-fixing probe rattles industry

    An investigation into price-fixing and bid-rigging in the auto parts industry has mushroomed into the Justice Department’s largest criminal antitrust probe ever, and it’s not over yet.

    May 25, 2014

  • Lawmakers call for tighter grip on VA hospitals

    The chairmen of House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees on Sunday decried long waits and backlogs at the nations VA hospitals but stopped short of calling for the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.

    May 25, 2014

  • Europe’s order to mute Google angers US

    Europe’s moves to rein in Google — including a court ruling this month ordering the search giant to give people a say in what pops up when someone searches their name — may be seen in Brussels as striking a blow for the little guy.

    May 25, 2014

  • Sweets makers work to keep names off e-cigarettes

    Owners of brands geared toward children of all ages are battling to keep notable names like Thin Mint, Tootsie Roll and Cinnamon Toast Crunch off the flavored nicotine used in electronic cigarettes.

    May 25, 2014

  • U.S. honors veterans over Memorial Day weekend

    The U.S. Marine Corps’ chaplain, speaking Sunday to a congregation that has tied gold ribbons on the church’s fence in honor of fallen soldiers since the Iraq War began, lauded the sacrifice of veterans around the world as President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan for Memorial Day.

    May 25, 2014

  • Younger members split with GOP on social issues

    At a recent meeting, the Tampa Bay Young Republicans recited the Pledge of Allegiance, prayed and then tackled the night’s topic: marijuana.

    May 25, 2014

  • Putin: West ignores Russia’s interests in Ukraine

    President Vladimir Putin said Saturday that he does not believe there will be a new Cold War with the United States, and Russia does not want it.

    May 24, 2014

  • ‘The bear is loose’ — Obama goes out and about

    “The bear is loose!”
    Those were President Barack Obama’s words as he ditched his motorcade and left the White House on foot, favoring the fresh air in a walk toward the Interior Department.

    May 24, 2014

  • Sheriff: Calif. gunman killed 3 people at home

    The son of a Hollywood director stabbed three men to death in his apartment, gunned down two women outside a sorority and randomly killed a sixth person in a rampage that was foreshadowed by a chilling Internet video in which he vowed to slaughter all the people who wronged him.

    May 24, 2014