| Jul 12, 2012
| 9:16 AM
Debbie Jackson, an Easton parent of a child with behavioral challenges, shared her story on Capitol Hill Thursday morning during a hearing on how schools can handle such children without using seclusion or physical restraint.
Jackson was joined by Dr....
| Dec 8, 2012
| 9:42 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hovering in the background of the "fiscal cliff" debate is the prospect of 2 million people losing their unemployment benefits four days after Christmas.
"This is the real cliff," said Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I. He's been leading the...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 9:21 AM
On July 26, 1990, when President George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on the lawn of the White House, I was too young be in attendance, or even understand the impact that this monumental law would have on the United States by...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 5:53 PM
Maryland's governor is inviting yet another round of speculation about presidential ambitions with this latest scheduling announcement: He's going to Iowa.
Martin O'Malley, a Democrat, is billed as the "special guest" at the 35th annual Iowa "steak fry"...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 10:05 AM
Americans embrace innovation. It is in our DNA. We are always on the lookout for new ways to do something faster, cheaper, better. From the horse and buggy to the automobile; from the rotary telephone to the iPhone, we're always willing to embrace...
| May 2, 2012
| 6:40 PM
Tobacco manufacturers that re-label roll-your-own cigarette tobacco as pipe tobacco are cheating federal and state authorities out of an estimated $1.3 billion in lost state and federal tax revenues, according to a report released Wednesday by the Centers...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 2:29 PM
The Hill, a political newspaper, unveiled its annual list of the 50 richest lawmakers on Tuesday. Rep. Michael McCaul, a Republican from Texas, held on to the top slot with a cool $290.5 million.
"McCaul remains in the stratosphere of the very richest...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 10:50 AM
SAN PEDRO, Calif. (KTLA) -- After more than 50 years in service, the public can now walk aboard the decks of the USS Iowa.
The ship opened as a floating museum Saturday at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro.
General admission ticket cost $18....
| Sep 5, 2012
| 7:09 AM
CHARLOTTE -- Speaking to members of Iowa's influential delegation to the Democratic convention on Wednesday, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley took a shot at several Republican governors while laying out a broad vision for the party that some suspect he hopes...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 9:34 AM
SAN PEDRO (KTLA) -- Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has been released from the hospital after choking on a carrot while taking part in the re-dedication ceremony of the USS Iowa.
According to his spokesman, the 65-year-old choked on a carrot and vomited and...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 7:10 PM
Manufacturers of foods pitched most heavily to kids -- breakfast cereals, snacks, carbonated beverages and restaurant fare -- should develop and reformulate their offerings to cut salt, added sugars and saturated fat and ensure they contribute...