Blog: Nation/World News

Sep. 18, 2013 @ 01:40 PM

AP sources: A revised GOP attack on 'Obamacare'

House GOP leaders Wednesday announced that they will move quickly to raise the government's borrowing cap by attaching a wish list of GOP priorities like blocking "Obamacare," forcing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and setting the stage for reforming the loophole-cluttered tax code.

Sep. 18, 2013 @ 01:38 PM

6 killed as Canada passenger train, bus collide

A double-decker bus collided with a passenger train in Canada's capital Wednesday, ripping off the front of the bus and killing six people, police said. Witnesses said the bus went through a closed crossing barrier, and passengers said they screamed "Stop, stop!" at the driver just before impact.

Sep. 18, 2013 @ 01:35 PM

Gunman's mother apologizes to Navy Yard victims

The mother of Aaron Alexis said Wednesday that she does not know why her son opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard, killing 12 people, but she is glad he can no longer hurt anyone else.

Aug. 20, 2013 @ 12:24 PM

AP: Mubarak casts shadow over US policy in Egypt

For the Obama administration, there's a new wrinkle that could further complicate ties with post-coup Egypt: the possible release of the country's jailed former leader, Hosni Mubarak.

Aug. 20, 2013 @ 12:22 PM

AP: Best-selling author Elmore Leonard dies at 87

He was the master of his genre, the Dickens of Detroit, the Chaucer of Crime.

Every novel Elmore Leonard wrote from the mid-1980s on was a best-seller, and every fan of crime stories knew his name. George Clooney was an admirer. So were Quentin Tarantino, Aerosmith, Saul Bellow and Stephen King, not to mention bellhops, waiters, accountants and millions of others.

Aug. 20, 2013 @ 12:20 PM

AP: Pakistan's Musharraf charged in Bhutto killing

A Pakistani court on Tuesday indicted former president and army chief Pervez Musharraf on murder charges in connection with the 2007 assassination of iconic Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, deepening the fall of a once-powerful figure who returned to the country this year to make a political comeback.

Aug. 13, 2013 @ 01:04 PM

AP: Govt., states challenge proposed airline merger

The federal government is challenging the proposed merger of US Airways and American Airlines, a deal between two of the largest airlines that it says would result in "substantial harm to consumers" in the form of higher fares and fees.

Aug. 13, 2013 @ 01:02 PM

AP: Air pollution takes toll on China's tourism

China, one of the most visited countries in the world, has seen sharply fewer tourists this year — with worsening air pollution partly to blame.

Aug. 13, 2013 @ 01:01 PM

AP: Israel advances Jerusalem housing before talks

Israel is moving forward with building nearly 900 new homes in east Jerusalem, an official said Tuesday, a decision that angered Palestinians before Mideast peace talks were to begin for the first time in years.

Aug. 07, 2013 @ 01:28 PM

AP: Cleveland house in kidnap, rape case is demolished

With several swipes from the arm of an excavator and a smattering of applause from spectators, demolition began Wednesday morning on the Cleveland house where three women were held captive and raped for a decade. The house was reduced to rubble in less than an hour and a half.

Aug. 07, 2013 @ 01:22 PM

AP: Obama calls off Putin summit amid Snowden tensions

In a rare diplomatic rebuke, President Barack Obama called off an upcoming Moscow summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, sending a stern message of disapproval over Russia's harboring of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

Aug. 07, 2013 @ 01:20 PM

AP: Mo. National Guard to help as flooding continues

Heavy thunderstorms early Wednesday hit already saturated areas of south-central Missouri, where one child has been reported killed and a woman remains missing in flooding that also has forced the closure of major highways and a handful of evacuations.

Aug. 07, 2013 @ 01:19 PM

AP: Libya suspect in US consulate attack denies charge

A former Libyan militia commander on Wednesday denied charges filed in U.S. federal court accusing him of being involved in an attack that killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.

Jul. 30, 2013 @ 02:53 PM

AP: Pentagon: Afghan forces will need help beyond 2014

Afghanistan's military is growing stronger but will require "substantial" additional training and foreign financial aid after the American and NATO combat mission ends next year, the Pentagon told Congress on Tuesday.

Jul. 30, 2013 @ 02:51 PM

AP: New EPA chief: Climate controls will help economy

President Barack Obama's top environmental official wasted no time Tuesday taking on opponents of the administration's plan to crack down on global warming pollution.