Former auto shredder in Summit, Illinois

(Attorney Jeffrey Jeep)

July 28, 2014 - News Local/State

Attorney: Effort To Block PCB’s Brought On By Politics

An attorney for the Chicago suburb hoping to place PCB's at the Clinton Landfill says efforts to stop them are based on "fear mongering.”  Summit is the site of a former auto shredder.


House Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller, a Republican from Florida.

(Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

July 28, 2014 - News National/International

Lawmakers Reach Deal Intended To Fix VA System In Crisis

Lawmakers in Washington, D.C., have reached a deal to overhaul the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs, multiple news organizations are reporting.


Hank Johnson displays his Glock handgun, inside his home in Springboro, Ohio. D.C. lawmakers had hoped to maintain a ban on carrying handguns in public, but a district court last week overturned it.

(Al Behrman/AP)

July 28, 2014 - News National/International

Judges Overturns D.C. Ban On Handguns In Public

A federal judge has overturned a District of Columbia ban on carrying handguns in public, concluding that the Second Amendment protects a person's right to firearms outside the home.


People shop outside of a Family Dollar discount store in Waterbury, Connecticut.

(Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

July 28, 2014 - News National/International

Dollar Tree To Buy Family Dollar In $8.5 Billion Deal

With Dollar Tree's agreement to purchase Family Dollar on Monday, two of the United States' biggest discount stores are coming together in a deal estimated at $8.5 billion in cash and stock.


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