Nation and World

  • Spate of Mideast virus infections raises concerns

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – A recent spate of infections from a frequently deadly Middle East virus is raising new worries about efforts to contain ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Guantanamo trial for self-proclaimed 9/11 mastermind veers off track again

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba – An effort to prosecute the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack and four co-defendants veered ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

    LOS ANGELES – Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected – a distant, rocky world that’s similar in size to ...
    April 18, 2014 - 9:20 am
  • Prop 8 lawyer's views on gay marriage evolving

    WASHINGTON – The lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court in favor of upholding California’s ban on gay marriage learned while he was handling the c ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Iowa Senate race suddenly more competitive

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A catchy political ad and a gotcha video have raised Republican hopes of capturing the Senate seat in Iowa, a prospect that would g ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery

    ELK POINT, S.D. – Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson had planned to celebrate the end of the 1971 school year by gathering with classmates at a quarry ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Lowe's agrees to minimize lead dust, pay fine

    ST. LOUIS – Lowe’s Home Centers has agreed to pay a $500,000 federal penalty in settling claims that its contractors in at least nine states broke env ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report

    NEW YORK – The government’s latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw she ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Chelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall

    WASHINGTON – For the Clintons, 2014 is the year of the baby.Chelsea Clinton, the 34-year-old daughte ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Holder: Hate crimes 'an affront to who we are'

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – All Americans stand with the mourners of three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City, Attorney General ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

    DENVER – A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Little government response to Boston Marathon bombing a year later

    BOSTON – A year after homemade bombs ripped through the Boston Marathon, state and federal officials have enacted virtually no policy changes in respo ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy

    PARIS – Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy ind ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Russia, Ukraine agree to tentative deal to calm tensions

    GENEVA – In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border afte ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • Confused, chaotic scene described on sinking South Korea ferry

    MOKPO, South Korea – The captain of a doomed ferry delayed evacuation for half an hour after a South Korean transportation official ordered preparatio ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:09 pm
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