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How Senate women shaped up in budget deal

7:40 PM, Oct 16, 2013

The male Senate leaders may have tied the bow on a deal aimed at ending the government shutdown, but credit for shaping the package is being given to a group of women, led by Sen. Susan Collins of Maine.

There's a deal in Washington. Who won? Lost?

7:37 PM, Oct 16, 2013

Don't feel too reassured: The congressional leaders who managed to strike a deal Wednesday apparently avoided a disastrous default but still live in the District of Dysfunction.

Boehner: 'We fought the good fight'

7:34 PM, Oct 16, 2013

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, acknowledged Wednesday that he would allow a vote in the House on a newly-minted Senate deal on debt and spending.

McCain: Attempt to defund Obamacare was 'fool's errand'

7:32 PM, Oct 16, 2013

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Wednesday that the budget standoff in Washington and partisan bickering have eroded the confidence of the American people and damaged the credibility of the U.S. Congress.

Boehner urges House GOP to support Senate deal

3:48 PM, Oct 16, 2013

Senate leaders on Wednesday announced a deal to end the partial government shutdown and avoid a possible U.S. default, and House Speaker John Boehner urged fellow Republicans to support it while a key GOP conservative said he wouldn't try to block it in the Senate.

2 parties bicker over blame for parks shutdown

11:48 AM, Oct 16, 2013

As congressional leaders raced to seal a deal that would reopen the government, lawmakers from both parties jabbed at one another Wednesday over who was to blame for the most high-profile casualties of the 16-day shutdown: the national parks.

Cruz won't delay vote on bipartisan budget deal

11:43 AM, Oct 16, 2013

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says he won't delay a vote on a bipartisan budget deal that will reopen the government and avoid a financial default.

Girl Born Without a Face Gets New Sister

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. -- A Clay County girl was born with Treacher Collins syndrome, a genetic disorder which left her without almost half the bones in her face. Now, there's a new bright spot in this girl's life.

12:29 PM, Feb 19, 2010

Brunswick Church Members Rally to Save Church

BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- The spirit of Christmas has a Brunswick church rallying to buy the foreclosed building that houses a ministry that is growing.

9:35 AM, Dec 6, 2011

Still time to Stuff the Bus at your local Publix!

There's still time to help Stuff the Bus!

12:06 PM, Aug 3, 2013

Bin Laden Raid Nets Employee Big Bonus

The identities of the Navy SEALs who raided Osama bin Laden's compound remain a mystery, but one man who helped get them there is getting his due - publicly and financially.

4:13 AM, May 19, 2012

Jacksonville girl wins Miss Junior High America

A local student has taken home a national title.

7:24 PM, Jul 16, 2013

Of all Tom Wasdin's Titles, Coach is his Favorite

This author in this article catches up with former JU basketball coach Tom Wasdin.

2:25 PM, Jul 4, 2010

Father of Two Killed in Drive-by Laid to Rest Saturday

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Friends and family gathered Saturday morning for the funeral of a father of two, killed in a drive-by shooting.

5:40 PM, Aug 28, 2010

As this (intentional) 727 crash shows, you can survive

The Boeing 727 belly-flops hard onto the sandy floor of the Mexican desert. Its nose is torn off as its landing gear crumples like a lame horse. Inside, unbelted occupants are tossed like rag dolls, and overhead bins spew luggage and electrical wiring into the cabin.

2:41 PM, Oct 2, 2012

Grand Park Gang members convicted

Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford, State Attorney Angela Corey and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced Friday that six of eight Grand Park Gang members are behind bars.

4:49 PM, Aug 2, 2013

Power Restored in Clay County

ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- Power is back on for customers in Clay. Early Sunday morning21,735 customers were without power due to an equipment failure at Clay Electric's Brickyard Substation near Doctor's Inlet.

10:39 AM, Mar 19, 2012


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