Posted 8:28 PM 6/18/2013 by Connie Murphy
MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) - Nearly half the people who had to evacuate their Northern California homes are being allowed to return as firefighters catch up with a wildfire near the main route into Yosemite National Park.
Officials with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (More)
Posted 8:08 PM 6/18/2013 by Connie Murphy
NEW YORK (AP) - The American Beverage Association says efforts by the mayors of 18 cities to stop food stamps from being used to buy sugary drinks won't make the nation healthier. Mayors from cities including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago are reviving a push against letting food (More)
Posted 6:42 PM 6/18/2013 by Jacqui Heinrich, firstname.lastname@example.org
It's a first for Colorado: enough signatures were gathered to recall a state legislator, Senate President John Morse. But don't expect a ballot in your mailbox anytime soon; the Morse camp is fighting back with a lawsuit to get the recall thrown out entirely.
Posted 5:56 PM 6/18/2013 by Jesse Cohen
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal investigators say someone poisoned and killed two bald eagles in Thibodaux. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are offering $3,500 for information leading to the conviction of whoever killed the national (More)
Posted 5:53 PM 6/18/2013 by Jesse Cohen
NEW YORK (AP) - The mayor of Louisville, Ky., is among those in 18 cities, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, who are reviving a push against letting government food vouchers be used to buy soda and other sugary drinks. In a letter to congressional leaders Tuesday, the (More)
Posted 3:02 PM 6/18/2013 by Juice Godfrey
LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and Mark Udall are asking a Senate panel to reconsider Federal Railroad Administration safety regulations requiring trains to sound their horns when approaching and passing through crossings.The lawmakers say municipal leaders from Fort (More)
Posted 4:36 AM 6/18/2013 by Lacey Steele
Vice President Joe Biden will try to restart the gun control push with a White House event to discuss the administration's progress in combating gun violence this afternoon.
This will mark the first time Mr. Biden has held a public event on gun control since the Senate rejected expanded background checks for gun purchases April 17.
President Obama will be at the G-8 Summit in Northern Ireland, so he will not be attending.
Posted 4:34 AM 6/18/2013 by Lacey Steele
The USDA is predicting Nebraska's wheat crop could be the smallest since 1944.
While farmers are doing their part by growing the same number of acres as last year, expectations are lower for harvest. Germination of the plots has been hampered by dry conditions since last (More)
Posted 4:57 PM 6/17/2013 by Connie Murphy
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi woman has been charged in a second death related to giving buttocks-enhancing injections without being trained or licensed.
The state attorney general's office says 53-year-old Tracey Lynn Garner of Jackson, formerly known as Morris Garner, was arrested (More)
Posted 4:49 PM 6/17/2013 by Connie Murphy
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The U.S. Naval Academy's superintendent has decided to move ahead with a case in which a female midshipman accuses football players of sexually assaulting her after she was passed out from a night of drinking, the school announced Monday.
Vice Adm. Michael Miller sent (More)