By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The fine print of a massive $1.1 trillion spending bill before the United States Congress includes a passage considered a "high priority" by lawmakers that could resolve a burning issue among the country's 40 million anglers: does the federal government need to regulate fishing tackle? The unexpected provision buried in the 1,603-page bill tracks back - as so much legislation does in Washington - to an influential lobbying group, the National Rifle Association. The NRA, which represents American gun owners and sportsmen, wants to stop the U.S. ...
A tractor-trailer plowed into 11 cars stopped on an interstate highway in coastal Mississippi early Saturday, killing a father and daughter and two young men in a horrendous crash that also closed the highway for more than six hours.
BERLIN, Vt. (AP) — About 6,000 customers were still without power in Vermont on Saturday evening, three days after a brutal storm pounded the state with heavy, wet snow and caused the worst outages in years.
A prosecutor released hundreds of pages of additional documents Saturday from the investigation into the police shooting of Michael Brown, including an interview transcript of a friend who initially asserted that he had seen Brown get shot in the back.