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3 years 11 months ago

Veteran diplomat in critical condition after surgery

WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department says Richard Holbrooke,the president's special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, is in critical condition at a Washington hospital after surgery to repair a tear in his aorta. Department spokesman P.J. Crowley says the surgery at George Washington University Hospital was completed Saturday morning...

4 years 1 month ago

Rain pounds NC as storm moves up the East Coast

Driving rain from a storm system moving up the East Coast has been soaking southeastern North Carolina and prompting worries of flooding and tornadoes. In North Carolina, the National Weather Service says the nearly 21 inches collected in Wilmington since rain started falling Sunday topped Hurricane Floyd's five-day mark...

4 years 4 months ago

DC area shaken by minor earthquake

The Washington, D.C., area was shaken by a minor earthquake. The quake hit at 3:04 a.m. MDT with a magnitude of 3.6. A physicist with U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center says the quake was centered in the Rockville, Maryland, area. There were no immediate reports of...

4 years 5 months ago

Colorado city makes a 'Best' list

Kiplinger's Personal Finance has named its 10 Best Cities for the Next Decade-with a focus on innovative thinking. The list includes Boulder, at #4. Kiplinger's teamed with Martin Prosperity Institute, a think tank that studies economic prosperity. "New ideas generate new businesses," says Stolarick, who this year evaluated U.S....

4 years 9 months ago

Flying east? Call first

Another blast of winter has brought air travel to a standstill in Washington, DC. Other cities are impacted as well. If you have a flight to the east coast--call your airline or check its web site before going to the airport. The flight may have been canceled.

4 years 9 months ago

East Coast braces for 'hazardous' snow storm

Forecasters and government officials in and around the nation's capital are warning that travel tonight will be "very hazardous or nearly impossible." A major winter storm threatens to create blizzard-like conditions before it moves out tomorrow. An army of snow removal equipment is ready to go as the...

4 years 10 months ago

Brown heads to Washington after upset Senate win

Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown is visiting Washington Thursday for a round of courtesy calls on Capitol Hill. He'll meet with his new Massachusetts colleague, Sen. John Kerry, as well as his highest-profile backer, Arizona Sen. John McCain. The Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, is meeting with Brown before he has...

5 years 2 weeks ago

Thousands rally to protest health care bill

Chanting "Kill the bill," thousands of conservatives rallied at the Capitol on Thursday against the Democrats' health care overhaul plan. The campaign-style event kicked off a daylong, Republican protest against the legislation. "This bill is the greatest threat to freedom that I have seen," House Republican leader John...

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