National and World

  • Emergency managers embrace social media before, during and after severe weather

    Updated: Thu Apr 3, 2014 5:45 PM

    Many people use social media to check up on family and friends, but over the years Facebook and Twitter have been used increasingly by emergency managers and first responders to disseminate information quickly.

  • David Letterman to retire from 'Late Show' in 2015

    Updated: Thu Apr 3, 2014 4:31 PM

    David Letterman is retiring next year as host of "Late Show."

  • WeatherCall service free trial

    Updated: Thu Apr 3, 2014 4:04 PM

    You now have the option of trying the WeatherCall@Home service for free, without making a subscription decision.

  • Fruit of the Loom closing Jamestown plant

    Updated: Thu Apr 3, 2014 3:54 PM

    More than 600 workers will lose their jobs as Fruit of the Loom says it plans to close its plant in Jamestown.

  • Unidentified man suspected of being child sexual predator

    Updated: Wed Apr 2, 2014 12:56 PM

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking information about a John Doe suspected of being a child sexual predator.

  • Woods has back surgery, will miss the Masters

    Updated: Tue Apr 1, 2014 11:55 AM

    Tiger Woods had surgery on his ailing back and said Tuesday he will miss the Masters for the first time in his career.

  • Backup cameras latest requirement for new cars

    Updated: Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:28 PM

    Some of the most dangerous places we drive, we drive in reverse, which is why the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ruled Monday a requirements for all light-weights vehicles to have “rear-view visibility systems” or backup cameras.

  • Pharrell Williams named coach for 'The Voice'

    Updated: Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:35 PM

    C'mon get happy! Grammy Award winner and Academy Award nominee Pharrell Williams has signed on as a coach for the seventh season of NBC's 'The Voice'.

  • Health care website stumbles on last day

    Updated: Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:08 AM

    On this deadline day for signing up for coverage on the government's health care website, there have again been some problems with the site.

  • What the Tech: Oculus Rift

    Updated: Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:41 AM

    Facebook is still on its spending spree, but this time buying a device that might only appear useful for gaming.

  • No national system to track landslide hazards

    Updated: Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:22 PM

    People living in the path of a deadly Washington state landslide had virtually no warning before they heard a wall of mud, trees and other debris thunder down the mountain.

  • 1 of 3 eggs hatches in Pittsburgh bald eagle nest

    Updated: Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:11 PM

    People in a Pittsburgh neighborhood can't keep their eyes off an egg that has hatched in a bald eagle nest.

  • GM adding 824,000 vehicles to ignition recall

    Updated: Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:13 PM

    General Motors is adding 824,000 small cars to its ongoing recall tied to defective ignition switches.

  • Congress to seek answers on delayed GM recall

    Updated: Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:23 PM

    New General Motors CEO Mary Barra has been cooperative with members of Congress investigating why the company did not act sooner to address a potentially deadly defect in some of its small cars, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette said.

  • Study: Married folks have fewer heart problems

    Updated: Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:31 PM

    Love can sometimes break a heart but marriage seems to do it a lot of good.

  • Community waits to hear full toll of mudslide

    Updated: Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:12 PM

    A mountainside community waited in anguish Friday to learn the full scope of the Washington state mudslide as authorities worked to identify remains and warned that they were unlikely to find anyone alive nearly a week after the disaster.

  • Government safety agency missed Cobalt clues

    Updated: Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:06 PM

    For years, the U.S. government's auto safety watchdog sent form letters to worried owners of the Chevrolet Cobalt and other General Motors small cars, saying it didn't have enough information about problems with unexpected stalling to establish a trend or open an investigation.

  • Amazon says no plans to offer free video service

    Updated: Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:24 PM

    Amazon says it has no plans to offer a free streaming media service, addressing speculation ahead of a media event in New York next Wednesday.

  • What The Tech: Storage-free music

    Updated: Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:38 PM

    Smartphone users almost always have a problem with storage space. It's difficult to find a way to store all of the pictures, music, and videos you want.

  • Toyota recalling 119,000 Avalons for air bag issue

    Updated: Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:10 PM

    Toyota is recalling 119,000 Avalon sedans from the 2003 and 2004 model years because their air bags could deploy inadvertently.