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Gyrocopter pilot frustrated message isn't getting through

Posted 4/20/2015 in National

The letter carrier who caused a full-scale security review in Washington when he violated national airspace by landing his gyrocopter on Capitol Hill expressed frustration Sunday that his message wasn't getting through.

 

 

Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing

Posted 4/18/2015 in National

Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance.

 

Driver who hit toddler starts events that leave 4 dead

Posted 4/17/2015 in National

Damani Terry just wanted to join a group of girls dancing in a park across the street. The 2-year-old stepped into the road -- right into the path of an oncoming van.

 

Homeland chief: Gyrocopter came in 'under the radar'

Posted 4/17/2015 in National

The Florida postal carrier charged Thursday with two federal crimes for steering his small gyrocopter through protected Washington airspace "literally flew under the radar" to the lawn of the Capitol, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said as key lawmakers raised alarms about security risks.

 

Families make videos to reassure patients with dementia

Posted 4/17/2015 in National

For 94-year-old Louise Irving, who suffers from dementia, waking up every day to a video with a familiar face and a familiar voice seems to spark a flicker of recognition.

 

Don't panic, college seniors: Jobs for grads likely to grow

Posted 4/17/2015 in National

The consulting and accounting firm EY is aggressively recruiting on college campuses this spring.

 

 

Putin offers to mend ties with West

Posted 4/17/2015 in National

Russia has weathered the worst of its economic troubles and is on the road to recovery, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday during a marathon call-in TV show, offering to normalize ties with the West if it treats Moscow as an equal partner and not a "vassal."

 

 

Lawmaker seeks review of reserve deputy program

Posted 4/17/2015 in National

A state lawmaker called Thursday for an independent review of Tulsa's reserve deputy program as more questions arose about the training of a 73-year-old volunteer officer who says he accidentally shot a suspect to death while the man was being held down by others.

 

 

New Kansas rules would limit spending of welfare benefits

Posted 4/16/2015 in National

A new Kansas law tells poor families that they can't use cash assistance from the state to attend concerts, get tattoos, see a psychic or buy lingerie. The list of don'ts runs to several dozen items.

 

Church bells, kind acts mark 2 years since Boston bombings

Posted 4/16/2015 in National

With a moment of silence, the tolling of church bells and a call for kindness, Boston marked the second anniversary of the marathon bombings Wednesday.

Percy Sledge, who sang 'When A Man Loves a Woman,' dies

Posted 4/15/2015 in National

Percy Sledge, who soared from part-time singer and hospital orderly to lasting fame with his aching, forlorn performance on the classic "When a Man Loves a Woman," died Tuesday in Louisiana. He was 74.

 

Spokesman: Air Force planes expected to be back in air today

Posted 4/15/2015 in National

Most of the hundreds of training aircraft grounded last week by the U.S. Air Force because of a potential malfunction in the engines' oil line are expected to be back in the air today, according to a military spokesman.

 

 

Man kills armadillo; ricochet gunshot hits mother-in-law

Posted 4/15/2015 in National

Authorities say a south Georgia man shot an armadillo, but ended up accidentally wounding his mother-in-law when the bullet ricocheted off the mammal known for its hard shell.

 

Reserve deputy turns himself in to face manslaughter charge

Posted 4/15/2015 in National

A 73-year-old Oklahoma volunteer sheriff's deputy who authorities said fatally shot a suspect after confusing his stun gun and handgun was booked into the county jail Tuesday on a manslaughter charge.

 

Spring Break madness cure: Stop the 'beer, vomit and urine'

Posted 4/15/2015 in National

Tourism officials who survived Florida's other Spring Break fevers are ready to help Panama City Beach out of the horror show that led to a woman being sexually assaulted on the sand as hundreds of revelers looked on.

 

 

Democrats reject latest GOP offer on trafficking bill

Posted 4/15/2015 in National

The lead GOP sponsor of a sex trafficking bill that's stalled over abortion offered a new plan Tuesday to resolve the impasse, but Democrats immediately rejected it, leaving any resolution unclear.

 

 

White House agrees to give Congress a say on Iran deal

Posted 4/15/2015 in National

Bowing to pressure from Republicans and his own party, President Barack Obama on Tuesday relented to a compromise empowering Congress to reject his emerging nuclear pact with Iran.

 

 

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