July 16, 2014 RSS feed / Nation/World

New guidelines could help many pregnant workers

WASHINGTON   New federal guidelines on job discrimination against pregnant workers could have a big impact on the workplace and in the courtroom.  More...

U.S. jails struggle with role as makeshift asylums

CHICAGO   Peering through the chain link of a holding pen at the Cook County Jail, a man wrapped in a navy varsity jacket leans toward clinical social worker Elli Petacque Montgomery, his bulging eyes a clue that something's not right.  "Th More...

Key findings in AP’s year-long nuclear missile corps probe

Over the past year, The Associated Press has documented evidence of security problems, low morale and other troubles in the nation's nuclear missile corps. In response, the Air Force is now undertaking a series of management changes. More...

15-year-old charged in fatal shooting at Tennessee armory

LOBELVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A 15-year-old was charged Thursday with one count of criminal homicide in the fatal shooting of a longtime member of the National Guard at a Tennessee armory, according to the state’s Bureau of Investigation. More...

Hernandez’s lawyers, Patriots fight over records

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Massachusetts House approves sweeping gun bill

BOSTON   Massachusetts House lawmakers approved a sweeping bill Wednesday designed to tighten the state’s gun laws.  More...

Highlights of gun bill OK’d by Massachusetts House

BOSTON (AP) — The gun bill approved by the Massachusetts House on Wednesday seeks to overhaul the state’s firearms laws. Among other changes, the bill would:  More...

Nagin gets 10-year sentence

NEW ORLEANS   He entered New Orleans City Hall as a cool and confidant self-styled reformer, won fame there as a passionate, if profane, critic of the federal response to Hurricane Katrina and exited under suspicion.  Next stop for former N More...

Homeland chief presses $3.7B border request

WASHINGTON   In what figures to be a tough sell, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is going to Capitol Hill to make the case for President Barack Obama’s request for $3.7 billion to help deal with a flood of unaccompanied child immig More...

Commanders suggest a 2nd group in Benghazi attacks

WASHINGTON   Newly revealed testimony from top military commanders involved in the U. S. More...

‘Thrones’ earns 19 Emmy nods

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The fantasy saga “Game of Thrones,” defying the Emmy Awards’ grudging respect for genre fare, emerged as the leader in the nominations announced today with 19 bids, including best drama series.  More...

Obama seeks $3.7 billion for immigration crisis at border

WASHINGTON   President Barack Obama appealed to Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency spending to deal with the immigration crisis on the nation’s southern border, where unaccompanied children have been showing up by the thousa More...

A look at the Minuteman missile, mission, future

The Air Force’s nuclear missiles have stood ready for war on short notice for more than 50 years. Americans tend to assume the missiles are safe, if they even remember they exist. But safety cannot be taken for granted.  President John F. More...

Officials fight rowdy Hamptons beach parties

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y.   Those who come to the Hamptons — known for its swanky cocktail parties and sweeping vineyards — looking for alcohol-fueled parties on the beach could soon be out of luck.  More...

Hurricane Arthur forms in the Atlantic

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Corporations are people? It's a real legal concept

WASHINGTON   There may be more to that “we the people” notion than you thought.  These are boom times for the concept of “corporate personhood.”  Corporations are people?  Mitt Romney got mocked during the More...

Young, active war wounded pushing medical science

SAN DIEGO   The blood is not the most jarring part of the photograph taken shortly after the bomb blew off Marine Gunnery Sgt. More...

Court defends digital-age privacy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices found more common ground than usual this year, and nowhere was their unanimity more surprising than in a ruling that police must get a judge’s approval before searching the cellphones of people the More...

Storm threatens July 4th plans

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A hurricane watch was issued for part of North Carolina’s coast early today as Tropical Storm Arthur moved northward, threatening Fourth of July plans along the East Coast.  More...

Birth control ruling sparks political clash

WASHINGTON   Republicans called it a win for religious freedom. The decision of the Supreme Court, they said, is further evidence the country’s new health care law is deeply flawed.  More...