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  • Drive to repeal medical device tax no slam dunk in Congress

    WASHINGTON – It flew through the Republican-run House in 2012, and a year later 79 of the Democratic-led Senate’s 100 members embraced it. With Republ ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • Japan self-censors images, words linked to hostage crisis

    TOKYO – Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood – or anything else that can be seen alluding to the hostage crisis involving two Japanese in Syr ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Vatican hits sour note with women, but progress may come

    VATICAN CITY – A new Vatican outreach initiative to listen to women hit a sour note before it even got off the ground: The sexy blonde on its Internet ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Romney’s exit unleashes race for donors among 2016 hopefuls

    DES MOINES, Iowa– Mitt Romney’s exit from the presidential campaign has unleashed a frenzy of fresh fundraising and set off a new race for the backing ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Drivers: Return to your dealers for a 2nd air bag recall fix

    NEW YORK – Drivers, bring your vehicles back to the shop for more work on faulty air bags.The govern ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Just whose Internet is it? New federal rules may answer that

    WASHINGTON – Whose Internet is it anyway?Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commiss ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • Whitney Houston's daughter found unresponsive in tub

    ROSWELL, Ga. – The daughter of late singer and entertainer Whitney Houston was found unresponsive, face down in a bathtub Saturday and taken to a hosp ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Obama budget sets up battle with GOP-controlled Congress

    WASHINGTON – After a year of relative peace in Washington’s budget battles, President Barack Obama will lay out a $4 trillion budget on Monday that ne ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:37 pm
  • Ala judges weighing whether to perform same-sex weddings

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Fred Hamic is a marrying judge: He's performed about 1,000 weddings during seven years as Geneva County's probate judge and co ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:28 am
  • NASA launches Earth-observing satellite

    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A NASA satellite lifted off early Saturday on a three-year mission to track the amount of water locked in soi ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 9:02 am
  • Pilots in helium-filled balloon land safely in Mexico

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two pilots in a helium-filled balloon landed safely off the coast of Mexico early Saturday after an audacious, nearly 7,000-m ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 9:01 am
  • Man detained over suitcase found stuffed with human remains

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man was detained Friday night in connection with a suitcase that had been found on a downtown San Francisco street stuffed with ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 9:00 am
  • Jordan awaits proof hostage is alive after swap deadline

    TOKYO – The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were unknown Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Bomb blast at Shiite Muslim mosque in Pakistan kills 56

    ISLAMABAD – A bomb blast ripped through a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan as worshippers gathered for Friday prayers, killing at least 56 people an ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • U.S. mulls Middle East-North Africa category for 2020 Census

    DETROIT – The federal government is considering allowing those of Middle Eastern and North African descent to identify as such on the next 10-year Cen ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:30 pm
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