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Kansas prison plans big Super Bowl pizza party

Kansas prison plans big Super Bowl pizza party

The Super Bowl and pizza go hand-in-hand, sometimes even for people in prison. On Sunday before the big game, Pizza Hut will deliver 942 large pizzas to the Hutchinson Correctional Facility in Hutchinson, KS, along with 9,630 chicken wings. In all, 811 of the prison’s 1,862 inmates ordered the food and will pay for it […]

Obama to Mubarak: Hit the road Jack

Obama to Mubarak: Hit the road Jack

President Barack Obama said Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak should do the statesmanlike thing and make a quick handoff to a more representative government. Translation: Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. Obama said a new era must begin now, an unsubtle message to Mubarak that he should not cling to power until elections […]

Ron Reagan: Sarah Palin is just one big soap opera

Ron Reagan: Sarah Palin is just one big soap opera

Sarah Palin is honoring one Reagan and offending another with the same speech. The former Alaska governor is scheduled to speak in Santa Barbara, Calif., on Friday at a tribute to former President Ronald Reagan – just one of the celebrations marking the centennial of the 40th president’s birth on Feb. 6. But his son, […]

Heath care fraud now has a face

Heath care fraud now has a face

Health care fraud used to be a faceless crime — until now. Medicare and Medicaid scams cost taxpayers more than $60 billion a year, but the average bank holdup is likely to get more attention. Seeking the public’s help to catch more than 170 fugitive fraudsters, the government has launched a new health care most-wanted […]

Is Egypt another U.S. intelligence failure?

Is Egypt another U.S. intelligence failure?

U.S. intelligence agencies are drawing criticism from the Oval Office and Capitol Hill that they failed to warn of revolts in Egypt and the downfall of an American ally in Tunisia. President Barack Obama has told National Intelligence Director James Clapper that he was “disappointed with the intelligence community” over its failure to predict the […]

Warning signs ignored in Fort Hood shootings

Warning signs ignored in Fort Hood shootings

Federal authorities ignored warnings that could have prevented a 2009 massacre at an Army base, two U.S. senators said in a report on Thursday that outlined intelligence failures similar to those in the September 11, 2001, attacks. Major Nidal Malik Hasan — an Army psychiatrist who had been dubbed by two colleagues as “a ticking […]

The cost-cutting battles begin

The cost-cutting battles begin

Congressional Republicans say they want to cut federal spending by raiding $45 billion from President Barack Obama‘s politically unpopular economic stimulus program. But they won’t be able to get their hands on most of that money. At most, only about $7 billion of the $814 billion in economic recovery money awarded under the 2009 federal […]

Jobs report should show modest gains

Jobs report should show modest gains

Economic growth is gaining momentum, with factories busy and service firms expanding, but one critical area still lags: job creation. The Labor Department will issue its January jobs report Friday, and economists are forecasting that it will show only modest hiring. Employers are expected to add a net total of 146,000 new jobs. That’s barely […]

Protests continue in Cairo’s central square

Protests continue in Cairo’s central square

Protesters demanding President Hosni Mubarak‘s ouster packed Cairo’s central square by the tens of thousands Friday, waving Egyptian flags, singing the national anthem and cheering, appearing undaunted and determined after their camp withstood two days of street battles with regime supporters trying to dislodge them. Thousands including families with children flowed over bridges across the […]

Anybody know where we can put all this snow?

Anybody know where we can put all this snow?

The harsh winter has left densely populated cities and towns in the Northeast with huge mounds of snow, and some wondering if local waterways might be a good place to dump it. In Boston, one state senator suggested tossing the snow in the harbor in a “Boston snow party.” City officials have yet to sign […]