National and World

  • Obama calls for equal pay for women

    Updated: Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:56 PM

    President Barack Obama is blending his economic and political pitches by calling for equal pay for women and for Congress to pass more family-friendly workplace policies.

  • New study says 11% of US long-term unemployed find jobs

    Updated: Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:46 PM

    A new study documents the bleak plight of Americans who have been unemployed for more than six months: Just 11 percent of them, on average, will ever regain steady full-time work.

  • IRS watchdog says phone scam is largest ever

    Updated: Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:39 PM

    A government watchdog says more than 20,000 taxpayers have been targeted by fake IRS agents in the largest phone scam the agency has ever seen.

  • Obama orders new round of sanctions on Russia

    Updated: Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:46 AM

    Seeking to intensify pressure on Russia, President Barack Obama on Thursday expanded U.S. economic sanctions against Moscow, targeting 20 individuals inside and outside the government, as well as a Russian bank that provides them support.

  • Army general fined, reprimanded in sex case

    Updated: Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:35 AM

    An Army general who carried on a three-year affair with a captain and had two other inappropriate relationships with subordinates was reprimanded and docked $20,000 in pay Thursday, avoiding jail time in one of the military's most closely watched courts-martial.

  • Six things to know: March 20th

    Updated: Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:13 AM

    Here are the six things to know for your day in news today, Thursday, March 20th.

  • Teen accused of gaining access to top of WTC

    Updated: Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:27 AM

    A 16-year-old boy is accused of bypassing security and climbing to the top of 1 World Trade Center to take pictures.

  • Australia checking 2 objects in search for plane

    Updated: Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:49 AM

    An Australian search and rescue official says that planes have been sent to check on two objects possibly related to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight that were spotted on satellite imagery in the Indian Ocean about 2,500 kilometers (1,550 miles) southwest of Perth.

  • 2 winning tickets sold for $414M Mega Millions jackpot

    Updated: Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:08 PM

    The holders of two lucky tickets sold states apart will split a $414 million Mega Millions jackpot, the sixth-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.

  • Six things to know: March 19th

    Updated: Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:29 AM

    Here are the six things you need to know for your day in news today, March 19th

  • Putin signs treaty adding Crimea to map of Russia

    Updated: Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:52 PM

    Vladimir Putin has added Crimea to the map of Russia with the stroke of a pen, two days after its citizens voted overwhelmingly to secede from Ukraine.

  • 14 charged in online child exploitation network

    Updated: Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:48 PM

    Federal authorities say they've arrested 14 people in connection with an online child exploitation network that operated in the United States and overseas.

  • $400 million Mega Millions jackpot for Tuesday

    Updated: Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:44 PM

    An estimated $400 million is up for grabs in the latest Mega Millions jackpot.

  • Meningitis death tied to last year's NJ outbreak

    Updated: Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:42 PM

    Federal health officials say a Philadelphia college student died of the same type of meningitis that caused an outbreak last year at Princeton University in New Jersey.

  • 2 aboard helicopter killed in fiery crash in Seattle

    Updated: Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:39 PM

    A news helicopter crashed into the street and exploded into flames near Seattle's Space Needle, killing two people on board and badly injuring a man in a car.

  • The trial begins for a former U.S. Naval Academy football player

    Updated: Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:34 AM

    The military trial of a former U.S. Naval Academy football player accused of sexually assaulting a classmate has begun.

  • Six things to know: March 18th

    Updated: Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:58 AM

    Here are the six things you need to know for your day in news today, March 18th: It's primary day in Illinois. Voters will choose their nominees for governor, U.S. Senate, state treasurer and in

  • Fast-food protests to spotlight 'wage theft'

    Updated: Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:26 PM

    Fast-food protests are planned for several U.S. cities Tuesday as labor organizers look to bring attention to practices they say illegally deprive workers of their wages.

  • Emails: Christie adviser kept in loop on scandal

    Updated: Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:17 PM

    Gov. Chris Christie's campaign manager was kept informed of complaints over traffic backups near the George Washington Bridge even while lanes remained blocked

  • Health care sign-ups hit 5M mark

    Updated: Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:30 PM

    The Obama administration says more than 5 million people have signed up for private health insurance under the new health care law.

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