Kurt J Kemp

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US could nix plans to permit in-flight cell phone calls

As airlines mull over the possibility of in-flight cell phone calls, it appears the US government also wants to weigh in on the matter.<p>Word has it that the US Department of Transportation may be looking to create rules that would enforce a ban on in-flight cell phone calls, according to The Wall …

Reagan Press Secretary James Brady Dies at 73

Ebola crisis: NY patient tested after return from Africa

<b>A US man who became sick after visiting West Africa last month is being tested for Ebola, health officials have said.</b><p>It is seen as unlikely the man has the disease, but doctors at Mount Sinai hospital in New York say they will have a definite answer by Tuesday morning.<p>Two American aid workers who …

Officials: Israel, Palestinian factions accept 72-hour cease-fire in Gaza

Will it, or won't it, hold?<p>That's the question following word late Monday that Israel and Palestinian factions, including Hamas, agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire proposed by Egypt.<p>Even as they agreed to the cease-fire, set to take effect Tuesday morning, both sides appeared suspicious of …

KeKe Palmer Continues To Be Absolutely Amazing, Becomes Broadway's First Black Cinderella

Seriously, what can't she do?!<p>Her debut in <i>Cinderella</i> is Sept. 9.

Wife of Rogers Park slaying victim: 'Kind souls didn't let Wil perish alone'

In the three weeks since her husband was gunned down at a Rogers Park bus stop, Maria Lewis has been trying hard to relive his last hours.<p>And this is what she found out after piecing together receipts and witness accounts and police notes: Wil Lewis did not die alone on July 12, but was surrounded …

Redskins owner Dan Snyder: 'We've got to help' Indian Country

Daniel Snyder said Monday that he was moved by what he found on visits to Indian Country and claimed that's why he started a foundation to help tribes on reservations across the country.<p>"It's sort of fun to talk about the name of our football team because it gets some attention for some of the …

Republicans and Democrats Resist Giving Overseas Military a Say in Iowa Caucuses

Eighteen months before the first presidential caucus of the 2016 campaign, both Democrats and Republicans are again turning their backs on a …

The American Dream Is Dead, and Good Riddance

It’s time to redefine what it means to be successful in America.<p>New analysis confirms what many already assumed to be true: a sizable number of …