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...

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...