September 15, 2014 RSS feed / Nation/World

U.S. works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough?

WASHINGTON   The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train U.S. doctors and nurses for volunteer duty in the outbreak zone. More...

Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

DENVER   The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. More...

Hundreds in California evacuate homes due to 2 raging wildfires

OAKHURST, CALIF.   Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures.  More...

Nevada gov. enacts Tesla tax break package

CARSON CITY, NEV.   Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov. More...

Escaped school shooter captured

LIMA, OHIO   A teenager convicted of killing three students at an Ohio high school scrambled over a fence to escape a state prison with two other prisoners, only to be caught nearly six hours later early today as he hid by a nearby church, autho More...

Can Obama wage war without consent of Congress?

WASHINGTON   President Barack Obama said in his address to the nation Wednesday that he had authorized U.S. More...

Clintons in Iowa amid 2016 speculation

DES MOINES, Iowa   Hillary Rodham Clinton left Iowa on an "excruciating" night in 2008, the beginning of the end of her White House campaign. More...

Justice Dept. seeks new tool against data fraud

WASHINGTON   Working to combat an increasingly lucrative crime that crosses national boundaries, Justice Department officials are pressing for a new law to help them prosecute criminals overseas who traffic in stolen credit cards.  More...

Changes surround Sept. 11 anniversary commemoration

NEW YORK   A solemn reading of the names. Moments of silence to mark the precise times of tragedy. Stifled sobs of those still mourning.  As the nation pauses today to mark the thirteenth anniversary of the Sept. More...

Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for the first time

WASHINGTON   Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. More...

Obama outlining mission to fight Islamic militants

WASHINGTON   In an address to the nation, President Barack Obama will outline an expanded military and political effort to combat Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, possibly including airstrikes in Syria, officials said.  The presid More...

Protests, anger at Ferguson meeting

FERGUSON, MO.   Elected leaders in the St. More...

Guantanamo prisoner in standoff as transfer stalls

MIAMI   At about 155 pounds, the Syrian prisoner is gaunt for a man over 6 feet tall. More...

Training on tap for N.Y. police

NEW YORK   New York police officers will get three days of annual training on how to properly use force following the chokehold death of an unarmed man this summer, Commissioner William Bratton said Monday.  More...

Obama to outline strategy on Islamic State

WASHINGTON   President Barack Obama plans to begin laying out his strategy for defeating Islamic State militants expanding their grip in Iraq and Syria.  More...

Hawaii, Idaho and Nevada gay marriage laws in court

SAN FRANCISCO   For the first time since it declared California's gay marriage ban unconstitutional, the federal appeals court in San Francisco is readying to hear arguments over same-sex weddings in a political and legal climate that's vastly d More...

Comedian Joan Rivers dead at 81

Joan Rivers, the raucous, acidtongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She was 81.  More...

States urge Supreme Court to take up gay marriage

MADISON, WIS.   A stinging rejection of same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana, issued by a unanimous and unequivocal U.S. More...

Cardinal to lead St. Pat parade with 1st gay group

NEW YORK   There is no more natural spot for Roman Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan — a proud, ebullient Irish- American — than grand marshal of the city’s historic St. Patrick’s Day Parade. More...

Lawyer: Brown never convicted of serious felony

CLAYTON, MO.   The 18-year-old fatally shot by a suburban St. More...