Originally published on Tue August 28, 2012 1:02 pm
By Eyder Peralta
The Obama administration announced new fuel efficiency standards that require cars in the United States to average 54.5 miles per gallon by the year 2025.
As the Detroit Free-Press reports, President Obama got this process rolling in 2010, when he asked the EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to come up with standards that would lead to new and cleaner cars on the roads.
A home has a foreclosure auction sign displayed in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, in September 2010.
Credit Amy Sancetta / AP
The nation's foreclosure crisis rarely is mentioned by the presidential candidates, but it looms large as their campaigns grapple with finding evicted voters in swing states.
Organizers are discovering scores of vacated homes in key battlegrounds that contributed strong turnouts in the 2008 election. In the past four years, more than 3.7 million homes have been lost to foreclosure, according to market research firm CoreLogic.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — A public interest group in Nashville is calling for an investigation into the Davidson County Aug. 2 primary after several prominent Democrats were given Republican ballots.
Mary Mancini, Director of Tennessee Citizen Action, says Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall was among those who was not asked which primary he wanted to vote in. State Sen. Joe Haynes says he was also given a Republican ballot.
Mancini says she doesn’t think the Davidson County Elections Commission is taking the problem seriously.
Isaac is headed toward the Gulf Coast, and Louisiana's governor has declared a state of emergency. The storm is threatening to hit New Orleans as the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches. Host Michel Martin speaks with Lt. Col. Jerry Sneed of Homeland Security in New Orleans, about how they're preparing the city for the storm.
I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. Coming up, a storm threatens many of the same areas that were devastated by Hurricane Katrina seven years ago. We'll check in with the director of Homeland Security for New Orleans to find out how the city and its neighbors are getting ready. That's just ahead.
MURFREESBORO, TENN. (HUBBARD) -- WMOT continues to explore what the fall football season might have in store for Tennessee schools. University of Tennessee fans haven’t had a lot to cheer about in recent seasons, but there is some reason for Vols fans to be optimistic in 2012.
Tennessee stumbled through a 5-7 season in 2011 and ended it with a humiliating loss to rival Kentucky.
Lost in the poor record was Tennessee’s solid defense.
The defense was ranked 27th nationally and helped the team stay competitive in games against Georgia and South Carolina.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) after her sit-down with <em>USA Today</em> and Gannett editors in Tampa this morning.
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Saying that "it's offensive to me as a woman and as a minority" that Democrats portray the GOP as "the party that hates you" when they reach out to non-whites, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley made the case this morning that it's the Republican Party that minorities should be looking to join.