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Scientists say paying controllers to sleep will improve safety

The best solution to the problem of sleepy air traffic controllers is more sleeping on the job, scientists say.


Gov. Mike Beebe says two deaths in Little Rock have pushed the death toll from violent weather in Arkansas to seven.


Budget controversy heats up

A bold but politically risky plan to cut trillions of dollars from the federal budget steamed toward a party-line House vote Friday, as insurgent Republicans rallied behind the idea of fundamentally reshaping the government's role in health care for the elderly and the poor.


Organization offers exploring humanitarian law workshop

Four of five American youth believe that that the U.S. should better educate young people before they can vote and enlist in the military, according to a new survey by the American Red Cross. 
 The Red Cross will offer an International Humanitarian Law workshop on Friday, May 6th from noon to 4 p.m. that is open to the public. The workshop will be take place at the Red Cross chapter in Seattle located at 1900 25th Avenue South.


Some question the report's legitimacy

Once again, National Child Abuse Prevention Month is here and the conversation on the physical safety and welfare of children is taking place amid blazing headlines over the controversial issue of paddling in schools.  A recent study on race and child abuse reporting published in the March issue of Pediatrics is making waves throughout the social services community.
As disproportionate numbers of Black children continue to enter foster care, and a higher number die each year as a result of abuse and neglect, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have sparked a serious debate over the causes.


WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of the Federal Aviation Administration says the agency's top official overseeing the nation's air traffic system has resigned following disclosures of controllers falling asleep on the job.
FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt said in a statement Thursday that Hank Krakowski, the head of the agency's Air Traffic Organization, has submitted his resignation. FAA's chief counsel, David Grizzle, will temporarily take over Krakowski's duties while the agency searches for a replacement.


Some even claim the clash was the Civil War's first, three months before the battle on April 12, 1861, at South Carolina's Fort Sumter

GULF ISLANDS NATIONAL SEASHORE, Fla. (AP) -- A raid 150 years ago by Confederate sympathizers on a Union fort at what is now Pensacola Naval Air Station was likely little more than an ill-planned and drunken misadventure


The girl's father says Anna was confused by the search and started crying afterward because she thought she'd done something wrong

A Kentucky couple said Wednesday that they want the Transportation Security Administration to change how it screens children after their 6-year-old daughter was frisked at the New Orleans airport


President walks fine line between irking liberal base, angering GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama, risking liberal anger and Republican scorn, is turning his attention to the nation's crushing debt with an anti-deficit framework that tackles politically sensitive health care programs while also increasing taxes.
The president on Wednesday plans to deliver a speech outlining his approach to reducing the deficit by lowering spending in Medicare and Medicaid, raising taxes on the wealthy and cutting defense costs. Obama's address will draw contrasts with a Republican plan that cuts $5 trillion in spending over the next decade and which the White House says unfairly singles out middle-class taxpayers, older adults and the poor.


After all, it's just 1 percent of what the government will lay out this year

WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's touted as the biggest one-time rollback of domestic spending ever, but most folks will be hard-pressed to notice.


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