Nation and World News

  • Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

    BOSTON (AP) — Police stepped up patrols near the Boston Marathon finish line after a masked man walked in the street with a rice cooker in his backpac ...
    April 16, 2014 - 3:40 pm
  • Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Some low-paid workers won't benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law.
    April 16, 2014 - 3:33 pm
  • 20 killed as Islamic extremists rampage in Nigeria

    ABUJA, Nigeria — Suspected Islamic militants have struck for a fourth time in three days in Nigeria, killing 20 people including a traditional ruler i ...
    April 16, 2014 - 1:16 pm
  • Judge stays most of Ohio gay marriage ruling

    CINCINNATI — Ohio officials must immediately recognize the same-sex marriages of four couples who sued over the state's gay marriage ban, a federal ju ...
    April 16, 2014 - 11:50 am
  • Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies

    WASHINGTON — As political campaigns begin to heat up, the Supreme Court is deciding whether false accusations and mudslinging made during an election ...
    April 16, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • Fake abduction in park outrages many in Sequim

    SEQUIM, Wash. — Police are investigating possible charges against people who staged a fake kidnapping in a park, terrifying parents and children who t ...
    April 16, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • Man charged with Boston Marathon hoax due in court

    BOSTON – A man who authorities say was taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker on the ann ...
    April 16, 2014 - 8:47 am
  • 292 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

    SEOUL, South Korea – A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's souther ...
    April 16, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

    BRUSSELS – NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the allian ...
    April 16, 2014 - 8:41 am
  • U.S. home building up in March after frigid winter

    WASHINGTON – U.S home construction rose moderately in March as builders resumed work at the end of a frigid winter. But applications for building perm ...
    April 16, 2014 - 8:40 am
  • First women move into Army platoon jobs

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. – Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting ...
    April 15, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Study finds signs of brain changes in pot smokers

    NEW YORK – A small study of casual marijuana smokers has turned up evidence of changes in the brain, a possible sign of trouble ahead, researchers say ...
    April 15, 2014 - 10:15 pm
  • Defense gets its turn in Pistorius murder trial

    PRETORIA, South Africa – For five days, Oscar Pistorius endured a withering cross-examination at his murder trial from a prosecutor who pounced on app ...
    April 15, 2014 - 10:15 pm
  • Congress is giving states the transportation blues

    DAYTON, Ohio – On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: the government's Highway Trust Fund ...
    April 15, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • Obama discusses immigration with faith leaders

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama told religious leaders Tuesday that he has no plans to make unilateral changes to the nation's immigration laws wh ...
    April 15, 2014 - 10:18 pm
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