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GOP scraps hearing on financial inquiry panel

GOP scraps hearing on financial inquiry panel

Republicans were poised Wednesday to bash a Democratic-run commission that investigated the financial meltdown, when Democrats counterpunched with a report that sharply criticized two GOP commission members. Then the hearing was postponed — indefinitely.

Rising Mississippi takes aim at Cajun country

Rising Mississippi takes aim at Cajun country

In the latest agonizing decision along the swollen Mississippi River, federal engineers are close to opening a massive spillway that would protect Baton Rouge and New Orleans but flood hundreds ...

Federal Authorities Say They Have Met Deadline to Reunite Migrant Families

Federal Authorities Say They Have Met Deadline to Reunite Migrant Families

As the federal government rushed on Thursday to reunite separated migrant families, protesters opposing the government’s immigration policies demonstrated in McAllen, Tex.

Firefighters battle blaze near Las Vegas casino

Firefighters battle blaze near Las Vegas casino

An electrical transformer exploded early Sunday on the Las Vegas strip, knocking out power to parts of some hotels and touching off a smoky blaze that snarled traffic, authorities said.

DNA testing delays cases in assaults on Texas girl

DNA testing delays cases in assaults on Texas girl

DNA testing delays prompted a judge Wednesday to push back until October the cases of 14 men accused of taking part in a series of sexual assaults on an 11-year-old girl that have horrified and ...

Wrongfully Convicted New York Man Wins $6.5M Settlement

Wrongfully Convicted New York Man Wins $6.5M Settlement

A New York man who wrongfully served 16 years in prison has won a $6.5 million settlement.

Canada on the Sidelines as U.S. and Mexico Near an Agreement on Nafta

Canada on the Sidelines as U.S. and Mexico Near an Agreement on Nafta

The Ambassador Bridge connects Windsor, Ontario to Detroit, enabling a steady flow of goods between Canada and the United States and helping the countries forge a close economic bond.

Navajo prosecutor files charge in toddler's death

Navajo prosecutor files charge in toddler's death

Nearly three years after a toddler died on the Navajo Nation, the tribal prosecutor has accused the girl's mother of killing her and filed a homicide charge.

Man With Backpack Hops Over White House Fence

Man With Backpack Hops Over White House Fence

A man climbed over the White House fence near its western entrance gate and ran toward the presidential residence Tuesday evening before he was apprehended by uniformed Secret Service officers, authorities said.

Evangelist Billy Graham Discharged From North Carolina Hospital

Evangelist Billy Graham Discharged From North Carolina Hospital

Evangelist Billy Graham was discharged Sunday from a North Carolina hospital after receiving treatment for pneumonia, a spokesman said

Oil imports drove May trade deficit to $50.2B

Oil imports drove May trade deficit to $50.2B

The U.S. trade deficit surged in May to the highest level in more than two and a half years, driven wider by a big increase in oil imports and a decline in exports.

Woman Jumps From Car After Being Torched By Husband

Woman Jumps From Car After Being Torched By Husband

A woman jumped from a pickup truck traveling at high speed on a Southern California freeway after the driver, her husband, splashed her with gasoline and set her ablaze, authorities said Friday.

Two Colorado Nurses Reportedly File Lawsuit Over Time to Dress for Work

Two Colorado Nurses Reportedly File Lawsuit Over Time to Dress for Work

Two Colorado nurses have reportedly filed a lawsuit seeking compensation for the time it takes them to put on and take off their hospital scrubs.

'Lifeline' of public transit faces deep cuts in RI

'Lifeline' of public transit faces deep cuts in RI

Nils Berg rides the No. 60 bus to work religiously. In summer, he takes it south from Bristol to Newport; in winter, he rides it north to Providence. Working in the state's seasonal hospitality industry, the father of two often doesn't get off work until midnight.


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