WASHINGTON (AP) — Just a year after Congress imposed significant changes in the government’s oft-criticized flood insurance program, howls of protest from homeowners facing higher premiums have coastal lawmakers pressing for delays that would preserve below-cost rates for
WASHINGTON (AP) — This year’s across-the-board budget cuts are slicing tens of millions of dollars from the federal government’s funds for battling wildfires, reductions that have meant fewer firefighters and could cause agencies to dip into other programs
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Eric Marsh built the Granite Mountain Hotshots from nothing — and died trying to protect the crew that friends say constituted his life’s work.
A lifelong wildland firefighter, the 43-year-old Marsh founded the Granite
WASHINGTON (AP) — Several times every day, at airports across the country, passengers are trying to walk through security with loaded guns in their carry-on bags, purses or pockets, even in a boot. And, more than a decade
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — How much does it cost to pack a picnic this Fourth of July? That’ll be $6 per person.
That’s according to the American Farm Bureau Federation, which launched an informal price survey this
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities are investigating the only opposition mayor of a major city for allegedly soliciting bribes.
The Investigative Committee in Yaroslavl, a city of about 590,000 some 250 kilometers (150 miles) east of Moscow, said
NEW YORK (AP) — Minimum and maximum temperatures in Fahrenheit, precipitation in inches and weather conditions as recorded for the previous day and forecast for the current and following day in each city as of 1200 GMT:
GIBRALTAR ISLAND, Ohio (AP) — Experts are predicting the toxic blue-green algae bloom in the western basin of Lake Erie this summer will be… More »
CAIRO (AP) — Turmoil and uncertainty in Egypt deepened Wednesday after the country’s defiant president insisted he will not step down in the face of demands by millions of protesters, vowing to protect his “constitutional legitimacy” with his
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans voted early Wednesday to move forward with new abortion restrictions, after limiting testimony at a public hearing, refusing to consider Democratic amendments and imposing strict security precautions to prevent disruptions from protesting
BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stocks slid on Wednesday as Egypt’s unfolding political crisis pushed the price of oil to its highest level in more than a year, adding to an uncertain global economic outlook.
Benchmark crude for August
CAIRO (AP) — Embattled Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi’s defiance of an ultimatum from the military shows that he and his Islamist Muslim Brotherhood are prepared to run the risk of challenging the army.
He vowed not to resign
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Steve Martin is known as a wild and crazy guy, but he’s also a lucky one: A stranger found his wallet on a Pennsylvania street and returned it to the entertainer.
Martin apparently lost
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — An evening memorial for the 19 firefighters killed in an Arizona wildfire brought thousands of mourners to a high school football stadium.
The service in the mountain town of Prescott marked the first opportunity
TOKYO (AP) — Leaders of nine Japanese political parties are appealing to voters in a debate the day before campaigning starts for upper house elections on July 21.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani intelligence officials say the death toll from a U.S. drone strike in the country’s northwest has risen to 16 suspected militants.
Officials say the strike before dawn Wednesday in the Sarai Darpa Khel
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Intelligence officials: Death toll from drone strike in northwest Pakistan rises to 16.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration, fearing a political-military implosion in Egypt, has abandoned its hands-off approach and delivered pointed warnings to the country’s three main players in the crisis: the president, the protesters demanding his ouster and
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Several lanes of the freeway that carries traffic south into San Francisco had to be closed after a tractor-trailer got stuck while trying to pass through the Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza.
BEIJING (AP) — China has launched an investigation into alleged price fixing by some foreign makers of infant formula, including Danone and Nestle SA, the country’s top economic planning agency confirmed Wednesday.
The state-run People’s Daily reported Tuesday