October 10, 2014 RSS feed / Nation/World

Angry protesters yell at riot police in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS   Protesters angered by the fatal shooting of a black 18- year-old by police faced off with officers in south St. More...

Measures to screen for Ebola rest on federal law

WASHINGTON   The Obama administration’s plans to screen certain airline passengers for exposure to Ebola are based on the Constitution and longestablished legal authority that would almost certainly stand up in court if challenged, public More...

Gay couples get married in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS   Daniel Carroll and Dayvin Bartolome stood on the steps of the marriage license bureau in Las Vegas and researched where they might tie the knot after being together for 14 years.  They ran through the options and joked about whe More...

Tesla’s ‘D’ adds all-wheel drive, more safety features

HAWTHORNE, Calif.   Taking the stage before an adoring crowd, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk played both catch up and leap frog.  More...

Wary candidates fear boomerangs in jobless debate

PERRY, Ga.   One Republican highlights the nation's lackluster recovery since the Great Recession. Less than an hour later, another GOP candidate from the same state gets attacked for it.  More...

Airport screening for Ebola: 5 things to know

WASHINGTON   The Obama administration announced Wednesday that airline passengers arriving from the three West African countries experiencing an unprecedented Ebola outbreak will now be screened for potential exposure to the deadly disease when More...

Firefighters battle 5 Calif. blazes, closing section of Interstate 80

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Police: Officer fatally shoots man in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS   An off-duty police officer fatally shot an 18-year-old man who opened fire during a chase in south St. Louis, sparking loud protests in the area, police said today.  St. Louis Police Chief Col. More...

Gabby Giffords ad to benefit Collins

WASHINGTON   Gabby Giffords is running a new television advertising campaign to benefit U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine in her Republican campaign for re-election.  More...

Ebola training focuses on astronaut-like gear

CHICAGO   The serious-faced physicians practice pulling on bulky white suits and helmets that make them look more like astronauts than doctors preparing to fight a deadly enemy. These training sessions at U.S. More...

Verbal blunders raise questions about Biden’s discipline, appeal

WASHINGTON   Vice President Joe Biden’s supporters often brush off his slips of the tongue as byproducts of the speakyour mind politics many Americans crave. More...

U.S. health providers expand their Ebola precautions

NEW YORK   Public hospitals in New York City are concerned enough about Ebola that they’ve secretly been sending actors with mock symptoms into emergency rooms to test how good the triage staff is at identifying and isolating possible case More...

GOP White House prospects grapple with gay marriage

WASHINGTON (AP) — It took just a few words for the Supreme Court to deal with the question of whether gay marriage is legal. For Republicans thinking about running for the White House in 2016, it won’t be that easy.  More...

5th American with Ebola returning from Liberia

OMAHA, NEB.   An American photojournalist who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia is expected to arrive today in Nebraska where he will be treated for the virus that has ravaged West Africa.  More...

High court begins term with case on police actions

WASHINGTON   People can’t plead ignorance of the law to excuse a violation. More...

New Mexico immigration lockup is drawing criticism

ARTESIA, N.M.   Trailers have been set up for a school at a federal immigration detention center in an isolated New Mexico desert town. A basketball court and a soccer field have been installed. More...

Wealthy giving less to charity; Utah tops states

NEW YORK   Even as the income gap widens, the wealthiest Americans are giving a smaller share of their income to charity, while poor and middle- income people are donating a larger share, according to an extensive analysis of IRS data conducted More...

Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett to take on Cosmopolitan NYE

LAS VEGAS   Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett are set to take the stage at The Cosmopolitan casino on New Year’s Eve for their first show together in the U.S. since they released a joint album late last month.  More...

School bets that video game scholarship can draw talent

CHICAGO   As a teenager, holed up in his bedroom, illuminated by the glow of his laptop, Youngbin Chung became addicted to video games. Ten-hours-a-day addicted.  His grades tanked. His parents fretted.  More...

Family that hosted Ebola patient confined to home

DALLAS   Four members of a family the U.S. More...