March 20, 2014 RSS feed / Nation/World

Yellen’s tightrope walk in first Q&A as Fed chair

WASHINGTON (AP) — At her first news conference as Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen had a message for the financial world: The U.S. economy may need several more years to fully heal from the Great Recession.  More...

Swiss entry is world’s best cheese

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BRAVO!

IN THIS PHOTO provided by TED 2014 Conference, dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis, left, performs on stage with dancer Christian Lightner at the 2014 TED Conference on Wednesday in Vancouver, British Colum More...

Investigation into Seattle chopper crash continues

SEATTLE (AP) — The challenge of determining what caused a fatal helicopter crash near the Space Needle that killed two men on board and burned a third on the ground is complicated by the fire that charred much of the wreckage, a federal investi More...

Applications for U.S. jobless aid rose slightly

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. More...

Two winners in $400M Mega Millions jackpot

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The holders of two lucky tickets sold states apart are waking up to good news this morning: They will split a $400 million Mega Millions jackpot, the sixth-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.   More...

Source: Toyota settlement reached

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. More...

Officers chase loose bull in Texas city

WACO, Texas (AP) — A bull apparently in no mood for vaccinations led police on a chase down a Texas city street before horse-riding, lasso-yielding officers were able to wrangle the animal.  The Waco Tribune-Herald reports that the bull wa More...

Stolen Colorado hotel cat found safe

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Obama seeks to stay neutral in CIA-Senate spat

WASHINGTON   For President Barack Obama, a public spat between his trusted ally at the CIA and a loyal Democratic senator has put into sharp focus his complicated role in managing the post- Sept. More...

US expected to announce sanctions against Russia

WASHINGTON   The U.S. and its allies in Europe are expected to announce sanctions against Russia, including visa bans and potential asset freezes, today, one day after Crimea’s vote to secede from Ukraine and join Russia.  More...

SEALs take oil tanker from Libyan rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) — A team of Navy SEALs has taken control of a stateless oil tanker seized earlier in the month by Libyan rebels, the Pentagon said today.  The SEALs boarded the tanker Morning Glory late Sunday in international waters in th More...

Navy Academy sexual assault case delayed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The military trial of a former U.S. More...

Obama, Palestinian leader meet

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is seeking to ease the logjam in elusive Mideast peace talks as a deadline nears.  Obama meets at the White House today with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. More...

Searchers relying on satellites to find plane

WASHINGTON   Finding a missing Malaysia Airlines plane may hinge on whether searchers can narrow down where they need to look using satellite data that is inexact and has never been used for that purpose before, search and rescue experts say.&nb More...

Obama’s OT plan stirring controversy

WASHINGTON   President Barack Obama’s move to make more workers eligible for time-and-a-half overtime pay is being hailed by Democrats who see it as a potent midterm election issue and condemned by Republicans and business leaders as presi More...

Bombing hearing moved to Washington

BOSTON (AP) — A congressional panel has canceled plans to meet with Boston marathon bombing victims and emergency responders in Massachusetts.  More...

Former New Jersey governor’s son dies

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine’s son has died.  Corzine spokesman Steven Goldberg says Jeffrey Corzine, 31, had suffered from severe depression for years and killed himself Tuesday. More...

Rescuers searching rubble from NYC blast

NEW YORK (AP) — Using sound devices to probe for voices and telescopic cameras to peer into small spaces, workers searching a pile of rubble from a gas explosion in New York City continued to treat it as a rescue operation, holding onto the pos More...

Plane aborts takeoff at Philly airport

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A crippled plane that was evacuated after its nose gear collapsed during an attempted takeoff has been removed from the runway at Philadelphia International Airport.  Investigators with the National Transportation Safet More...