Posted 9:00 PM 5/16/2013 by Tony Spehar
ATLANTA (AP) - Every day across America, people check into private hotels and resorts and find a Gideon Bible in the nightstand.But when Ed Buckner saw nine of them in his cabin at a Georgia state park, he became concerned and complained.Buckner saw the Bibles' presence as (More)
Posted 8:30 PM 5/16/2013 by Tony Spehar
PHOENIX (AP) - A woman is facing a child abuse charge after police say she tried to give her baby to strangers outside a Phoenix convenience store.Police spokesman Sgt. Tommy Thompson says officers were called to the store Wednesday evening to check on 36-year-old Rozenna Luna and her (More)
Posted 8:20 PM 5/16/2013 by Connie Murphy
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Los Angeles County prosecutors say they've charged a former "Days of Our Lives" actor with selling cocaine out of his Agoura Hills home.
Spokeswoman Jane Robison says Dylan Michael Patton was charged Thursday with one count of cocaine possession.(More)
Posted 4:09 PM 5/16/2013 by Patricia Collier
WEST, Texas (AP) - Authorities have not ruled out criminal activity and are investigating two other possible causes in the explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant that killed 14 people.Two officials familiar with the findings told The Associated Press Thursday that investigators haven't (More)
Posted 3:13 PM 5/16/2013 by Joe Bevans
NEW YORK (AP) - Comedian Tommy Chong based a good part of his career on counterculture humor with a particular emphasis on marijuana use. But these days he sees the recreational drug as something more than fodder for jokes about stoned hippies. Chong, half of the comedy duo Cheech and Chong (More)
Posted 11:10 AM 5/16/2013 by Patricia Collier
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to "fully fund" his administration's budget request for embassy security. The request comes as Obama seeks to get ahead of the controversy over his administration's response to the attack last September in Benghazi, Libya, that (More)
Posted 9:18 AM 5/16/2013 by Patricia Collier
GRANBURY, Texas (AP) - A leader of a North Texas city devastated by a tornado that left six people dead thinks most missing residents have been located.Granbury Mayor Pro Tem Nin Hulett tells ABC that the highest priority is to get people into shelters.The twister hit the (More)
Posted 8:31 AM 5/16/2013 by Adam Atchison
WASHINGTON (AP) - Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages rose this week but stayed near their historic lows. Cheaper mortgages have helped the economy by spurring more home-buying and refinancing. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate for the 30-year loan increased to 3.51 (More)
Posted 1:31 AM 5/16/2013 by Lacey Steele
Positive news this morning for those looking for work this summer.
According to a Career Builder survey released overnight, 30% of employers plan to hire seasonal help, and 20% of those jobs will pay at least $16 an hour.
Most of the jobs will be in the leisure and hospitality industry, followed by manufacturing, information technology, and retail.
Posted 1:30 AM 5/16/2013 by Lacey Steele
Ford faces another lawsuit over its highly touted EcoBoost engine. Three Ohio drivers have filed suit against Ford claiming its six-cylinder EcoBoost is defective.
According to the suit, Ford's 3.5 liter V6 EcoBoost can run rough and lose power as drivers accelerate.