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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators’ state Capitol day event, Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Des Moines, Iowa. Cruz has made four trips to Iowa in eight months. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Social conservatives seek standard bearer for 2016

Thursday, October 2, 2014

While there is not yet a front-runner in the early race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is quickly becoming the favored contender of social conservatives, riding a recent wave of fiery speeches and standing ovations at right-wing conferences. Cruz’s core supporters on the right are the activists and high-powered interest groups determined to keep … 0

Drugmaker submits harder-to-abuse Zohydro to FDA

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The maker of the much-debated painkiller Zohydro is seeking approval of a harder-to-abuse version of the drug which, if approved, could replace the currently marketed version of the pill by next spring. San Diego, Calif.-based Zogenix said yesterday that it submitted a Food and Drug Administration application for a new formulation of Zohydro that is designed to be more difficult to snort or … 0

3 Afghan soldiers who fled say they can’t go home

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Three Afghan military officers who sought refuge in Canada after taking off from a military training exercise in Massachusetts said yesterday they were trying to escape Taliban violence at home but now face the wrath of their own government as well. “Now that we’ve decided to seek asylum, the danger has multiplied,” said Maj. Jan Mohammad Arash, who along with Capt. Noorullah Aminyar … 0

Study: Recessions can postpone motherhood forever

Monday, September 29, 2014

When the economy tanks, women have fewer babies. But what happens in the following years, when conditions improve? A massive new study suggests that for some U.S. women, living through a recession can mean they will never have children. In fact, the authors project that among women who … 1

Safety agency studying Toyota acceleration problem

Monday, September 29, 2014

A U.S. safety agency is looking into a car owner’s allegations that older Toyota Corollas can accelerate unexpectedly at low speeds and cause crashes, reviving a problem that appeared to be in the automaker’s past. The inquiry by … 1

Islamic State closes in on Kurdish area of Syria

Monday, September 29, 2014

Militants of the Islamic State were closing in yesterday on a Kurdish area of Syria on the border with Turkey – an advance unhindered so far by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, including one that struck a grain silo, killing … 0

Obama: U.S. underestimated Islamic State

Monday, September 29, 2014

The United States underestimated the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, President Obama said during an interview broadcast last night, in which he also acknowledged the Iraqi army’s inability to successfully tackle the threat. According to a transcript from last night’s 60 Minutes on CBS, … 4

Influence game: Government takes on the internet

Monday, September 29, 2014

Should the company that supplies your internet access be allowed to cut deals with online services such as Netflix, Amazon or YouTube to move their content faster? The Federal Communications Commission is tackling that question this fall after … 0

Obama: ‘Contradictory’ Syria policy helps Assad

Monday, September 29, 2014

President Obama yesterday gave voice to the conundrum at the heart of his Syria policy, acknowledging that the U.S.-led military campaign against the Islamic State and al-Qaida’s affiliate in Syria is helping Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, a man … 0

Pro-democracy protests expand in Hong Kong

Monday, September 29, 2014

Pro-democracy protests expanded in Hong Kong last night, a day after demonstrators upset over Beijing’s decision to limit political reforms defied onslaughts of tear gas and appeals from Hong Kong’s top leader to go home. And with rumors … 0

Global Impact: MadgeTech of Warner makes monitors to measure everything

Monday, September 29, 2014

When hospitals in the United Arab Emirates needed new generators, they turned to Siemens. And when Siemens needed to ensure they knew exactly what happened to those generators during transport, they turned to MadgeTech. The Warner company designs, … 0

Ferguson police officer wounded while chasing suspects

Monday, September 29, 2014

A police officer in Ferguson, Mo., was wounded Saturday night in a confrontation with two men, escalating tensions in this St. Louis suburb torn by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager almost two months ago. The unidentified male officer’s wound isn’t life – threatening and … 0

GOP cautions that Senate control would have limits

Monday, September 29, 2014

How much difference will it make if Republicans win the Senate majority Nov. 4, joining the GOP-run House against a Democratic White House? Congress’s persistent gridlock is due largely, but not entirely, to the current power split in … 0