March 22, 2013 RSS feed / Nation

U.S. home sales highest in more than three years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of previously occupied homes rose in February to their fastest pace in more than three years, and more people put their homes on the market. More...

Top five flood possible in Fargo area

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Residents along the Red River in Fargo and neighboring Moorhead, Minn., should prepare for one of the top five floods in their history, the National Weather Service said Thursday. More...

Saturday mail still being debated

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new spending bill passed by Congress on Thursday appears to continue the requirement for six-day mail delivery, but some lawmakers and postal officials say plans to cut Saturday service should proceed. More...

98 arrested in union protest in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Throngs of workers blocked traffic on the Las Vegas Strip on Wednesday in a demonstration against the Cosmopolitan casino that ended with the arrest of nearly 100 protesters. More...

Colo. governor to sign landmark gun bills

DENVER (AP) — Exactly eight months after dozens of people were shot in a suburban Denver movie theater, Gov. More...

‘Homeland’ producer dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Henry Bromell, an Emmy Award-winning executive producer for the TV series “Homeland,” has died, a representative said Tuesday. He was 65. More...

Senators press hopes in spending talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has given a big boost to a bipartisan full-year funding bill despite opposition from Republicans who were denied chances to offer changes aimed at boosting military readiness and easing closures of air traffic contr More...

Paul endorses immigrant path to citizenship

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Rand Paul is endorsing a path to citizenship for the nation’s illegal immigrants, a significant move for a favorite of tea party Republicans who are often seen as hostile to such an approach. More...

Link eyed between Texas shootout, Colo. prison chief death

DECATUR, Texas Investigators from three Colorado police agencies rushed to Texas to determine if a man identified as a parolee, who was critically wounded by Texas police after a harrowing 100-mph car chase, is linked to the slaying of Colorado&rsqu More...

Gun legislation

Reid: Background checks will be in bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are taking an aggressive stance in their drive to curb firearms, announcing that the gun control legislation the Senate debates next month will include expanded federal background checks for gun purchasers. More...

3 dead, including suspect, in Marine base shooting

QUANTICO, Va. A Marine killed a male and female colleague in a shooting at a base in northern Virginia before killing himself, officials said early today. Authorities were called to the scene at Marine Corps Base Quantico around 10:30 p.m. More...

OK to boo, politely

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A New York town’s board members have decided it’s OK to boo at their meetings — but only if it’s done politely. The Riverhead board voted to ban booing earlier this month. More...

House on track to pass budget plan with deep cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — A familiar budget plan to sharply cut safety-net programs for the poor and clamp down on domestic agencies performing the nuts-and-bolts programs of the government is cruising to passage in the tea party-flavored House. More...

Sanford advances; Colbert’s sister wins

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Mark Sanford says he believes in “a God of second chances,” and now the former South Carolina governor has taken the first step toward reviving a political career that was derailed by an extramarital affair. More...

N.Y. worker rescued after stuck in mud

NEW YORK (AP) — A subway construction worker was stuck in mud for hours in an underground tunnel in New York City before being rescued. More...

Colorado Corrections chief shot, killed

MONUMENT, Colo. (AP) — The head of the Colorado Department of Corrections has been shot and killed at his home, and authorities say the gunman is on the loose. Sheriff ’s Lt. Jeff Kramer says Tom Clements was shot at around 8:30 p.m. More...

Murder-rape suspect out of monitor in 1 min.

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Senator vows to block Labor Dept. nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. More...

Police: Fla. college student plotted attack

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A University of Central Florida student who pulled a dorm fire alarm in the middle of the night had a more sinister plan than sending students scurrying out into the night, authorities said. More...