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Obama signs major overhaul of toxic chemicals rules into law

June 22, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed into law the first overhaul of toxic chemical rules in 40 years. more »»

Obama administration decries judge's fracking ruling

June 22, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Wednesday decried a ruling by a federal judge that blocks rules for hydraulic fracturing, saying the decision prevents regulators from using... more »»

Gallup: 123,000 same-sex marriages since high court ruling

June 22, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — A new Gallup survey estimates that 123,000 same-sex marriages have taken place across the U.S. in the year since the Supreme Court ruling that legalized such unions nationwide. more »»

Hurricane-force winds, tornadoes possible in Chicago

June 22, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) — Powerful storms could bring hurricane-force winds, tornadoes and baseball-sized hail to parts of the Midwest on Wednesday, including the Chicago area. more »»

Dad gets tattoo to match son's brain cancer surgery scar

June 22, 2016

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The father of a Kansas boy who was self-conscious about scarring following brain cancer surgery has got a tattoo that resembles his son's scar on the side of his head. more »»

Wildfires rage across Western US, but homes mostly spared

June 22, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For days, wildfires have raged amid spiking heat across Southern California and much of the West, driving hundreds of people from their homes. more »»

Goal of owning home still strong, and 8 other housing trends

June 22, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans still want to own homes — if they can afford to. That's the finding of a report being released Wednesday by the Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies. more »»

Obama to sign toxic chemical rules; 1st overhaul in 40 years

June 22, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will sign into law the first overhaul of toxic chemical rules in 40 years while hailing a rare moment of cooperation between Republicans and Democrats. more »»

Accusations in officer's trial tax officials' relationship

June 22, 2016

BALTIMORE (AP) — A judge gave himself until Thursday to decide the fate of an officer in whose van the neck of a young black arrestee was somehow broken. more »»

Hastert, ex-Speaker branded 'molester,' to enter prison

June 22, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) — The hours are counting down to the deadline when Dennis Hastert must report to prison to serve a 15-month sentence.

A federal judge in Chicago ordered the former U.S. more »»

Forecasters: Storms, and maybe tornadoes, on tap for Midwest

June 22, 2016

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Strong storms, possibly including tornadoes, are in the forecast for parts of the Midwest as humid air surges in while temperatures climb into the 90s. more »»

In Ocean State, yacht club's men-only policy rankles many

June 22, 2016

WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — Taylor Swift has a home in this seaside community. more »»

New for-profit medical schools springing up across US

June 22, 2016

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — For-profit medical schools are starting to pop up around the country, promising to create new family doctors for underserved rural regions. more »»

American Kennel Club's newest breed: Meet the lively pumi

June 22, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — A high-energy Hungarian herding dog is the latest new breed headed to the Westminster Kennel Club and many other U.S. dog shows. more »»

Hundreds of new evacuations across West as wildfires surge

June 22, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Surging wildfires on Tuesday forced new evacuations of hundreds of homes across the West, while firefighters began beating back a pair of big adjacent blazes looming over... more »»

Jury gets peek at making of Led Zeppelin's epic 'Stairway'

June 22, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rock 'n' roll history played out Tuesday in a Los Angeles courtroom as vintage recordings of Led Zeppelin working on the song that became the epic "Stairway to Heaven" were... more »»

Feds: Homeland Security employee caught with gun, knife

June 22, 2016

Federal prosecutors are investigating whether a Department of Homeland Security employee with top-secret clearance was planning an attack at the agency's Washington headquarters when he entered... more »»

Rift between police, state on display in officer trial

June 22, 2016

BALTIMORE (AP) — A judge gave himself until Thursday to decide the fate of an officer in whose van the neck of a young black arrestee was somehow broken. more »»

Last California plant to close as nuclear power struggles

June 22, 2016

Rooftop solar panels and churning wind turbines are hastening the demise of U.S. nuclear power plants and the safety fears and high operating costs they bring. more »»

 
 

 

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