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Report: U.S. Kids May Have Stopped Getting Fatter

Posted: 07/22/2014 - The proportion of kids aged 2 to 18 who were classified as obese, based on their waist size, held steady at nearly 18 percent from 2003 to 2012, researchers report.

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FAA Tells U.S. Airlines Not to Fly to Tel Aviv

Posted: 07/22/2014 - The Federal Aviation Administration is telling U.S. airlines they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel. The ban on flights is for 24 hours beginning at 12:15 p.m. EST on Tuesday.

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Israeli Soldier Missing as Gaza Fighting Continues

Posted: 07/22/2014 - An Israeli soldier is missing following a deadly battle in the Gaza Strip, a defense official said Tuesday. The two week war has so far killed more than 600 Palestinians and 29 Israelis.

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VDOF Firefighters to Combat Wildfires in Central Oregon

Posted: 07/21/2014 - Twenty-two Virginia Department of Forestry full and part-time employees are headed to Oregon this week to help fight wildfires. VDOF’s wildland firefighting crew is expected to be deployed for 16 days.

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A Pay Raise 4 Times a Year?

Posted: 07/21/2014 - Some companies now think giving smaller raises more often will keep employees from leaving, The Wall Street Journal reports. They're dropping the model of one large increase a year, but it's not clear that the shift will produce a happier workforce.

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FDA Warns Against Pure Powdered Caffeine

Posted: 07/18/2014 - The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid pure powdered caffeine sold on the Internet after the death of an Ohio teen. Even a teaspoon of the powder could be lethal.

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FedEx Charged with Shipping for Illegal Web Pharmacies

Posted: 07/18/2014 - FedEx has been indicted for allegedly delivering prescription drugs and controlled substances on behalf of illegal Internet pharmacies, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice.

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UPDATE: Pres. Obama Speaks About Downed Plane in Ukraine

Updated: 07/18/2014 - President Obama says one American was killed on the plane over Ukraine. He says the airliner was shot down by a surface-to-air missile in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatists.

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U.S. Intel Says Malaysian Plane Shot Down by Missile

Posted: 07/17/2014 - A U.S. official said Thursday that American intelligence authorities now believe a surface-to-air missile took down the Malaysian passenger plane as it flew over eastern Ukraine.

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More Forgotten Virus, Bacteria Vials Found at Federal Lab

Posted: 07/17/2014 - The same federal scientist who recently found forgotten samples of smallpox at a federal lab also uncovered over 300 additional vials, many bearing the names of highly contagious viruses and bacteria.

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Study: Smokers at Higher Risk for Suicide

Posted: 07/17/2014 - According to a new report, smokers have 2 to 4 times higher risk for suicide than non-smokers. Studies suggest that people who smoke are more likely to have psychiatric disorders or abuse other substances.

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Should Execs Who Cover Up Faulty Products Go to Prison?

Posted: 07/16/2014 - U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Bob Casey introduce the Do No Harm Act of 2014, which would make it a crime for any executive to conceal a defect sold by their company that poses the risk or death or serious injury.

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Report: The "1 percent" are Richer Than You Thought

Posted: 07/15/2014 - America's wealthiest households might hold even more of the world's assets than had been thought, according to a new working paper from a European Central Bank senior economist.

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Pres. Obama to Turn Up Heat on Congress Over Highway Trust Fund

Posted: 07/14/2014 - President Obama will announce executive actions this week during a series of events that will bring attention to the Highway Trust Fund. Congress has been debating how to fund infrastructure improvements as the HTF gets closer to running dry next month.

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Why Small Business Owners Back a Higher Minimum Wage

Posted: 07/11/2014 - Sixty-one percent of small-business owners with employees say they support increasing the baseline wage in three stages over two-and-a-half years and adjusting it after that to keep pace with increases in the cost of living.

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