Jackson Ground Slipping

Sudden movement raises alarm in Wyoming slide area

The 100-foot-high hillside is unlikely to liquefy and collapse suddenly like the March 22 landslide in Oso, Wash., that killed 39 people, a geologist said at a town meeting Friday. …
Mount Everest Avalanche

Photos: Mount Everest avalanche

An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, April 18, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing.…
Health care law default

Clock ticking for states to adopt health exchanges

For the more than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government under President Barack Obama's health care law, time may be running out to decide whether to create their own state-run insurance exchanges.…
This July 6, 2013 file photo shows a worker, wearing protective gear moving though the wreckage of the oil train derailment and explosion in  in Lac-Megantic, Quebec. Responding to a series of fiery train derailments, federal regulators said Wednesday they will propose that trains transporting crude oil have at least two-man crews and requirements aimed at preventing parked train cars from coming loose and causing an accident like one in July that killed 47 people. The Federal Railroad Administration had asked a freight rail industry advisory committee to make recommendations on whether two-man crews should be required, but the industry officials were unable to reach a consensus after working on the issue for months. Federal officials said they decided to move ahead with the two-crew member requirement anyway.  (AP Photo/Ryan Remiorz, File, Pool)

Freight train industry to miss safety deadline

The Association of American Railroads said in a report that about 20 percent of the approximately 60,000 miles of track being equipped with the technology will meet the deadline of Dec. 31, 2015. …
Washington Mudslide

Death toll in Washington mudslide hits 39

Searching the debris with dogs and recovering bodies continues to be the main job after the March 22 landslide buried dozens of homes in the community about 55 miles northeast of Seattle.…
In this Jan. 12, 2009, file photo, the General Motors logo is seen on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is fining General Motors $7,000 a day, saying the company failed to fully respond to its requests for information about a faulty ignition switch by an April 3, 2014 deadline. The government safety agency said in a letter to GM on Tuesday, April 8, that the company already owes $28,000 in fines, and they will accrue at $7,000 per day until it provides all the requested information. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

GM to ask bankruptcy court for lawsuit protection

The motion asks U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos to delay action on the lawsuit until the bankruptcy court rules and other federal courts decide if the case should be combined with other lawsuits. …
In this Aug. 28, 2013, file photo, a group of people hold signs protesting the New York Police Department’s program of infiltrating and informing on Muslim communities during a rally near police headquarters in New York. On Tuesday, April 15, 2014, the NYPD confirmed it disbanded the special intelligence unit that monitored Muslim communities in New York and New Jersey. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

New York police disband unit that spied on Muslims

After a series of stories by The Associated Press detailing the extent of the NYPD's surveillance of Muslims, two civil rights lawsuits were filed challenging the activities as unconstitutional because they focused on people's religion, national origin and race.…
GM

GM sales eyed for impact of ignition switch recall

As General Motors executives show off their newest cars and trucks in New York this week, analysts are watching for signs that consumers are shying away from the ones sitting on dealer lots.…
Somerville, Mass. firefighter Earl Johnson places flowers at a makeshift memorial on the front of fire station Engine 33, Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Boston. Fire station Engine 33 was the station of fallen firefighters Lt. Edward J. Walsh and Michael R. Kennedy who lost their lives fighting a 9-alarm fire in a four-story brownstone in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood Wednesday, March 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Boston Marathon bombing remembrance

Survivors, first-responders and public officials have observed a moment of silence near the Boston Marathon finish line to mark the moment two pressure cooker bombs exploded a year ago.…
Boston bombing

Photos: Boston bombing then and now

A year after three people were killed and more than 260 injured when two bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, the city's landscape bears few reminders of the explosions.…