September 20, 2013 RSS feed / Nation/World

We remember

The Department of Defense announced the deaths of soldiers in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  More...

American Legion releases report on VA health care for women veterans

WASHINGTON — The American Legion has issued its report on the quality of health care for women veterans at 15 Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers across the country.  More...

Escape from the Navy Yard

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first bang sounded distant and muffled. More...

Appeals court tosses conviction of DeLay

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas appeals court tossed the criminal conviction of former U.S. More...

Pa. wife sues airline over husband’s ashes

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia woman is suing US Airways, saying her husband’s ashes disappeared from her luggage as she flew to England to bury them in his hometown of Hull.  More...

Rover finds no hint of methane in Mars air

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA’s Curiosity rover hasn’t discovered any signs of methane in the atmosphere of Mars, a finding that does not bode well for the possibility that microbes capable of producing the gas could be living below the p More...

Postmaster says USPS may need emergency rate hike

WASHINGTON (AP) — Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said Thursday his agency is in “the midst of a financial disaster” and may need an emergency increase in postage rates to keep operating.  More...

Poll: Slippage on gun rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — A New Jersey college student wants Congress to stand strong against tougher gun laws. A Colorado software executive thinks the federal government goes too far in protecting gun rights. More...

Boy among 13 injured in Chicago shooting

CHICAGO (AP) — Thirteen people have been shot late at a park on Chicago’s southwest side, including a 3-year-old boy who was in critical condition.  Officer Amina Greer said the shooting occurred shortly after 10 p.m. More...

Town plans to fire foul-mouthed cop

GILBERTON, Pa. (AP) — A small-town Pennsylvania police chief ’s profanity-laced Internet tirades about the Second Amendment and liberals have earned him a measure of notoriety — and now, his bosses intend, a pink slip.  More...

Hundreds of snakes found at man’s home

SHIRLEY, N.Y. (AP) — An animal control officer had hundreds of snakes, including two 6-foot Burmese pythons, at his home, where he ran an illegal side business selling them, authorities said Thursday.  More...

Target to hire fewer seasonal holiday workers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Target plans to hire about 70,000 seasonal workers for the holiday shopping season, down about 20 percent from a year ago. The discounter is aiming to be more efficient in its hiring practices.  More...

Benefit applications rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose 15,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 309,000. More...

Secretary to auction MLK trove

RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) — The Rev. More...

Former boxer Ken Norton dies

LAS VEGAS (AP) — One point on one card, a couple of points on some others. More...

Investigators examine behavior of D.C. gunman

WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators have been focusing on the erratic behavior of a former Navy reservist who law enforcement officials say was grappling with paranoia and had reported hearing voices and being followed before he gunned down 12 peop More...

Fund for honest homeless man grows

BOSTON (AP) — The overwhelming response to a fund set up for a Boston homeless man who turned in a backpack he found filled with more than $40,000 in cash and traveler’s checks is a “statement to everyone in America,” says the More...

Number of missing in Colo. drops

LONGMONT, Colo. More...

Gunman’s path to D.C. emerges; questions remain

WASHINGTON (AP) — Through a wall at his Rhode Island hotel, Aaron Alexis could hear them — voices harassing him, wanting to harm him. He couldn’t sleep. More...

Obama keeps pushing his economy message

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama, facing a budget showdown with Congress, is pushing his economic agenda to some of the nation’s top corporate executives while cautioning Republicans not to precipitate a government shutdown or an More...