LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas school districts can’t use a little-known state law to employ teachers and staff as guards who can carry guns on campus, the state’s attorney general said Thursday in an opinion that likely
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A fire crew member who died Thursday when he was hit by a falling tree in Oregon while fighting a blaze started by lightning became the 28th wilderness firefighter killed this year in the
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is nominating a childhood friend to represent the U.S. at the United Nations office and other international organizations in Geneva. He’s also tapping a major fundraiser for his re-election campaign to be
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say they have questioned a former employee of a New York computer company after his workplace computer search history revealed inquires for “pressure cooker bombs” and “backpacks,” but no criminality was found.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut doctor whose wife and two daughters were killed in a 2007 home invasion says he and his new wife are expecting a baby.
Dr. William Petit and his wife Christine told WFSB-TV
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers from Pennsylvania and Ohio introduced legislation in the House of Representatives that would require NCAA schools to guarantee four-year scholarships to athletes who play collision sports and due process for schools accused of breaking
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is nominating a former assistant defense secretary and House staffer as secretary of the Air Force.
The White House said Thursday that Deborah Lee James is Obama’s pick to replace Michael Donley,
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Bystanders who called 911 after a commuter bus hit a pole that fell onto a stroller, killing an 8-month-old, wondered why the emergency response took so long.
On 911 tapes obtained by the
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Gordon Ramsay’s softer side comes out when the chef presides over aspiring kid cooks on a new reality show.
Ramsay said Thursday at the Television Critics Association meeting that kids between 8 and
The annual Steel Valley Cluster Dog Shows began Thursday and will feature nearly 2,000 dogs and their owners through Sunday.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Africa’s first female vice president, Speciosa Wandira-Kasibwe as his special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa.
A surgeon with a doctorate in public health and population from Harvard, Wandira-Kasibwe was
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An expert panel called Thursday for more transparency surrounding the deepening reliance of the United Nations on private security companies for services from armed guards to police training.
The Working Group on the Use
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Movie fans who were intrigued by director Peter Jackson’s use of high frame rates in “The Hobbit” are now getting a chance to see the super-clear format online.
The second season of the YouTube
CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal jury in northeast Ohio has convicted two men for defrauding the IRS of about $8 million through a tax… More »
MADRID (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy told Parliament on Thursday that he was wrong to trust his former party financial chief for so many years, and repeated his vigorous denials of the ex-treasurer’s allegations the party
MADRID (AP) — The driver of the train that derailed in northwestern Spain, killing 79 people, has said he was traveling at twice the speed limit when he approached a treacherous turn.
But, sitting uneasily before a judge,
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Chemical weapons experts are gathering in the Netherlands and will depart “within days” for Syria to investigate three allegations of alleged chemical weapons use, the United Nations said Thursday.
U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky said
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A New York-based human rights group on Thursday calling for Jamaican police to conduct a full investigation into the mob killing of a transgender teenager.
Dwayne Jones was found dead on July 22 near
BEIRUT (AP) — At least two rockets slammed Thursday night into an area south of the Lebanese capital that houses the Defense Ministry and presidential palace, Lebanon’s state-run news agency said.
There were no casualties from the rockets
NEW YORK (AP) — Like the famous marble lions out front, the New York Public Library’s flagship building has long symbolized serene endurance in the service of knowledge. But plans for a major change within the landmark have