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2 Americans held in North Korea home

Posted 11/8/2014 in National

Two Americans held by North Korea were on their way home Saturday after their release was secured through a secret mission by the top U.S. intelligence official to the reclusive Communist country.

 

 

Immigration dispute erupts at White House lunch

Posted 11/8/2014 in National

A White House lunch aiming for cooperation boiled into a fresh dispute with newly empowered Republicans over immigration reform Friday.

 

 

VA chief: 1K workers face disciplinary action

Posted 11/8/2014 in National

The Veterans Affairs Department is considering disciplinary action against more than 1,000 employees.

 

 

Taking credit for killing bin Laden sparks debate

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

Some special operations service members and veterans are unhappy that one of their own has taken credit publicly for killing Osama bin Laden.

 

Why GOP won: Shifting white votes hurt Democrats

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

White voters of all ages were less likely to back Democrats this year than in elections past.

 

Prosecutors drop charge against AC/DC drummer

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

New Zealand authorities made an embarrassing about-face on Friday when prosecutors dropped a murder-for-hire charge against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd, saying there was not enough evidence to proceed.

 

Probe finds porous security at NYC's Rikers Island

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

Water bottles filled with vodka that go uninspected. Lunch boxes packed with drugs allowed to bypass X-ray machines. Razor blades and other objects waved on through, even when they set off metal detectors.

 

Jihadi fighters on cruise ships to Syria

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

Would-be jihadi fighters are increasingly booking tickets on cruise ships to join extremists in battle zones in Syria and Iraq.

 

 

House Speaker Boehner warns Obama on immigration

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

In a blunt post-election warning, House Speaker John Boehner cautioned President Barack Obama on Thursday against taking sweeping action on immigration.

 

 

Joy, dismay as two sides assess gay-marriage ruling

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

One side was euphoric, the other dismayed.

 

 

Inventor of CorningWare glass dies in New York

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

S. Donald Stookey is no household name, but his best-known invention truly is: CorningWare.

 

 

FBI says agent impersonated AP reporter

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

FBI Director James Comey says an agent impersonated an Associated Press reporter during a 2007 criminal investigation.

 

 

Obama vows to 'get the job done' with Republicans

Posted 11/6/2014 in National

One day after sweeping Republican election gains, President Barack Obama and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell pledged to try to turn divided government into a force for good.

 

 

Feeding the homeless: Charity or crime?

Posted 11/6/2014 in National

To Arnold Abbott, feeding the homeless in a public park in South Florida was an act of charity.

 

 

Report: Africa ivory smuggled on China state visit

Posted 11/6/2014 in National

Chinese officials and businesspeople used a state trip by President Xi Jinping and other high-level visits to smuggle ivory out of Tanzania.

 

 

Suspect in Washington killing arrested in Oregon

Posted 11/6/2014 in National

A 33-year-old man accused of murder in the slaying of his girlfriend in Washington state, posting photos of her body online, and writing that he wanted authorities to kill him has peacefully surrendered in Oregon.

 

Abducted Pa. woman home after rescue; man arrested

Posted 11/6/2014 in National

A woman abducted off a Philadelphia street returned home early Thursday.

 

Survey finds people text and drive knowing dangers

Posted 11/6/2014 in National

Nearly everyone agrees that texting and driving is dangerous. Many people do it anyway.

 

 

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