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United Auto Workers Union Stunned by Devastating Defeat in Tennessee

<i>Story by the Associated Press; curated by Jason Howerton</i><p>—<p>CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Workers at a Volkswagen factory in Tennessee have voted against union representation, a devastating loss that derails the United Auto Workers union’s effort to organize Southern factories.<p>The 712-626 vote released …

Federal Court Just Dealt a Major Blow to Anti-Gun Advocates in California

A federal appeals court struck down key parts of California’s permit system for handguns on Thursday, ruling that the state must allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms in public.<p>Credit: Getty Images<p>In a 2-1 decision, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled …

Sprint Cup title drives Jeff Gordon

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Jeff Gordon is prepared to retire if he can win a fifth NASCAR championship.<p>"If that happened, that would be all the reasons I …

Danica: Negative spawns positive

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Danica Patrick has brushed off Hall of Famer Richard Petty's criticism.<p>Speaking at Daytona 500 media day Thursday, Patrick …

Motorsport

US government reportedly ordering drone strikes based on cell phone location

The U.S. government reportedly is ordering some drone strikes based on the location of terror suspects' cell phones -- without necessarily confirming the location of the suspects themselves -- raising concerns about missiles hitting unintended targets.<p>The details were included in a report published …

De Blasio’s buddy sprung from jail after mayor calls NYPD

A politically connected Brooklyn pastor was arrested for a pair of open warrants — but was spared a night in jail after Mayor de Blasio called an NYPD boss to inquire about his close pal .<p>Hours later, Bishop Orlando Findlayter was yukking it up with Hizzoner at the head table at a Bed-Stuy …

Crocodiles are able to climb trees, study reveals

As far as discoveries go, this is a somewhat terrifying one, assuming one has a healthy respect for crocodiles on the ground: They can climb and perch in trees.<p>And they can really climb, with researchers spotting them more than a dozen feet from the ground. While anecdotal reports have placed the …

Voters don’t like President Obama bypassing Congress

When President Barack Obama took an unplanned stop on the tour of Thomas Jefferson’s home Monday, he joked to French President Francois Hollande, “That’s the good thing as a president -- I can do whatever I want.” The remark made headlines because Obama’s critics have long said he acts like he …

Democrats who oppose Keystone XL pipeline own shares in competing companies

Democrats who oppose the Keystone XL pipeline have thousands of dollars invested in direct competitors to the company looking to build the pipeline, public records show.<p>A recent environmental assessment by the State Department was seen as a step toward the pipeline’s approval, but Sen. Tim Kaine, …

Creek Trail

Here's Flyover Video of Wrecked Corvettes in Museum Sinkhole

We’re almost surprised by how open the National Corvette Museum is being about the sinkhole incident that swallowed eight historic Vettes that were on display. We’d understand if the facility wanted to take a moment to catch its breath or mourn, but not only did it address the situation in a press …

Drones