October 10, 2012 RSS feed / Nation/World

SpaceX vessel arrives at space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space station astronauts have snared a Dragon.  The commercial supply ship reached the International Space Station today after a 2 1/2-day flight from Cape Canaveral. More...

State: Never felt Libya attack due to film

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department now says it never believed the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. More...

Romney renews push for Ohio

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney is making a fresh bid for Ohio voters, trying to use postdebate momentum to make up ground in a state that has been a mainstay of GOP presidential candidates and could help President Barack Obama hold o More...

Archives to recount JFK’s missile crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fifty years after the Cuban missile crisis, the National Archives has pulled together documents and secret White House recordings to show the public how President John F. More...

Man dies after live roach-eating contest

MIAMI   A contestant in a roach-eating contest who downed dozens of live bugs and worms collapsed and died shortly after winning the contest in South Florida, authorities say.  About 30 contestants ingested the insects during Friday night&r More...

Gasoline prices soar in California; Brown acts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. More...

Pharmacy linked to outbreak issues recall

ATLANTA (AP) — The pharmacy that distributed a steroid linked to an outbreak of fungal meningitis has issued a voluntary recall of all of its products, calling the move a precautionary measure.  More...

Skydiver eyes record-breaking jump

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Experienced skydiver and extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner hopes to take the leap of his life on Tuesday, attempting the highest, fastest free fall in history.  More...

Jobless rate falls to 7.8%, a 44-month low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years and giving President Barack Obama a potential boost with the election a month away.  More...

Teachers, bosses in school sex case

CAMDEN, N.J. More...

Tainted steroid got to 23 states

NEW YORK — Health providers are scrambling to notify patients in nearly two dozen states that the routine steroid injections they received for back pain in recent months may have been contaminated with a deadly fungal meningitis.  More...

Study finds rise in gay characters on network TV shows

NEW YORK — The number of gay and bisexual characters on scripted broadcast network TV is at its highestever level in the season ahead, according to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. More...

A muppet is thrust into national debate

Romney invokes Big Bird to raise prospect of PBS cuts

NEW YORK (AP) — Big Bird has never been so hot.  More...

Akin failed to report state pension income

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. More...

California gas prices spike toward $5/gal.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Throughout California, the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline jumped 8 cents overnight to $4.32, and rose 18 cents during the past week, according to the AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge.  More...

Free birth control seen limiting abortion

WASHINGTON (AP) — Free birth control led to dramatically lower rates of abortions and teen births, a large study concluded Thursday, offering strong evidence for how a bitterly contested Obama administration policy could benefit women’s h More...

Latest Fed stimulus targeted to U.S. housing

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve structured its latest stimulus program around the purchase of mortgage bonds after members agreed that helping a nascent housing recovery was a good way to lift the broader economy.  More...

Mayor still under fire for culture comment

LEWISTON   Ten years after a Lewiston mayor set off a firestorm by saying the city’s Somali population was growing too fast, a new mayor’s remarks about the immigrant community is sparking another wave of anger and calls for his resi More...

Nuclear plant may restart

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The operator of California’s troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant is proposing to restart one of the plant’s twin reactors.  Southern California Edison says in a statement today it’s filed the propos More...

Meningitis kills 4 in 3 states

‘Rapidly evolving outbreak’ of rare disease

NASHVILLE, Tenn. More...