January 28, 2015 RSS feed / Nation/World

Blizzard-stricken East digs out

BOSTON (AP) — New Englanders savaged by a blizzard packing knee-high snowfall and hurricaneforce winds began digging out as New Yorkers and others spared its full fury questioned whether forecasts were overblown.  More...

After setting record with iPhone, what will Apple do next?

SAN FRANCISCO   Apple CEO Tim Cook says consumer demand for new iPhones has been “staggering” and “hard to comprehend.” That helped the company report record-smashing earnings for its latest quarter and primed its stock f More...

Small drone crashes at White House, origin unclear

WASHINGTON   A small drone flying at low altitude crashed into the White House complex before dawn Monday, the Secret Service said. President Barack Obama was not at home and the White House said it did not pose a security threat.  More...

MDs: Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs

CHICAGO   With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influ More...

What issues roil Washington? Obama’s veto threats are clues

WASHINGTON   President Barack Obama has a telling hit list.  The veto threats that he’s issued over the last three weeks are a microcosm of American politics, representing the roiling issues of the day, the power struggle playing out More...

NY asks feds to probe 2013 Rikers Island inmate death

NEW YORK   Federal prosecutors should launch a civil rights probe into the 2013 death of a mentally ill Rikers Island inmate who was locked in his cell for six days without care or medication, a state oversight panel concluded in a review that c More...

Town once run by polygamist leader is sharply divided

HILDALE, Utah   As polygamist leader Warren Jeffs awaited his fate in a Texas prison, he sent an order to his followers on the Utah-Arizona border: Build me a new compound.  More...

Shy of votes, House GOP drops planned vote on abortion bill

WASHINGTON   With thousands of antiabortion protesters in the nation’s capital, Republicans are ready to push legislation through the House designed to please them. But it’s not the bill an embarrassed GOP was hoping for.  More...

In State of the Union, Obama aims to influence 2016 debate

WASHINGTON   Key elements of the economic proposals President Barack Obama will outline in his State of the Union address today appear to be aimed at driving the debate in the 2016 election on income inequality and middle class economic issues, More...

Theater shooting case draws huge pool of prospective jurors

DENVER   At first glance, the Colorado movie theater shooting case seems simple. More...

2 inmates die after suicide attempts at Ohio county jail

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — Two inmates have died after separate suicides in a central Ohio jail with a recent history of prisoner suicides.  The prisoners were housed at Licking County Jail in Newark, where five staff members lost their jobs last More...

Obama to renew push for paid leave for parents who work

WASHINGTON   Renewing a push for paid leave for workers, President Barack Obama on Thursday will call on Congress, states and cities to pass measures to allow millions of workers to earn up to a week of paid sick time a year, the White House sai More...

The real state of the union is a snapshot of our lives

WASHINGTON   They call it the State of the Union address. But presidents spend more time laying out their to-do lists and beseeching Congress, mostly unsuccessfully, to approve a wish list of legislative proposals. More...

Teen crime spree suspects captured

One of the two teenage sweethearts from Kentucky suspected in a crime spree of stolen vehicles and pilfered checks around the South awaited a first court appearance today in Florida, where they were captured over the weekend.  More...

‘Selma’ stars march in Alabama for MLK day

SELMA, ALA. More...

Rethinking the big speech that isn’t so big anymore

WASHINGTON   The State of the Union just isn’t what it used to be.  Sure, the pageantry and theatrics of the annual presidential address will all be there. The stem-winder of a speech from President Barack Obama. More...

Dad defends son accused in plot to attack U.S. Capitol

CINCINNATI   The father of an Ohio man accused in a plot to attack the U.S. More...

House takes broad aim at Obama on immigration

WASHINGTON   House Republicans are taking broad steps to overturn President Barack Obama’s immigration policies and remove protections for immigrants brought illegally to the country as kids.  Votes were set today on legislation worth More...

Democrats look to tweak bill on Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON   Democrats plan to use Senate consideration of the Keystone XL oil pipeline to get Republicans on the record about climate change and to resurrect parts of a bipartisan energy efficiency bill doomed by pipeline politics last year.&nb More...

D.C. subway system remains hobbled after fatal accident

WASHINGTON   The transit network in the nation’s capital remained hobbled this morning following an electrical malfunction that filled a busy subway station with smoke, killing one woman and sending dozens of people to hospitals.  More...