National and World

  • College offers to pay students to take year off

    Updated: Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:09 PM

    Colleges are paying students to take a year off after high school to travel, volunteer or do internships so that students of all income brackets can benefit from "gap years."

  • 10 Things to know about Selection Sunday

    Updated: Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:58 PM

    Pencils ready, pristine bracket hot off the printer. It's time to pick, change, rethink and settle.

  • Pentagon sending ready-to-eat meals to Ukraine

    Updated: Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:08 PM

    U.S. officials say the Pentagon is sending 25,000 cases of military prepackaged meals to Ukraine.

  • Missing plane: Piracy theory gains more credibility

    Updated: Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:48 PM

    Piracy and pilot suicide are among the scenarios under study as investigators grow increasingly certain the missing Malaysian Airlines jet reversed course and headed west after its last radio contact with air traffic controllers.

  • New health insurance rights for same-sex couples

    Updated: Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:35 PM

    The Obama administration is spelling out new health insurance rights for same-sex couples.

  • All 8 reported missing in NY blast recovered

    Updated: Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:31 PM

    New York City's fire commissioner says all eight people reported missing have been found and identified at the site of a deadly gas explosion that leveled two buildings.

  • What The Tech: Social Networks Hiding Identities

    Updated: Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:31 PM

    Teenagers are not on Facebook as much as their parents. Many, if not most young people have left that social media network for others.

  • Rule targets for-profit colleges over student debt

    Updated: Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:29 PM

    The Obama administration is proposing new rules designed to protect students at for-profit colleges from amassing huge debt they can't pay off — and still pass judicial muster after a previous version was thrown out by a federal judge.

  • BP regains ability to do work for government

    Updated: Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:00 PM

    The oil company behind the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history can once again perform work for the federal government.

  • President Obama orders review of US deportation practices

    Updated: Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:33 PM

    The White House says President Barack Obama has ordered a review of U.S. deportation practices to see whether immigration enforcement can be more humane.

  • Ukraine accuses Russia of 'military aggression'

    Updated: Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:32 PM

    Ukraine's prime minister is accusing Russia of carrying out a "military aggression" which has "no reason and no grounds" and is unacceptable.

  • Plane emergency reported at Philly airport

    Updated: Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:58 PM

    Passengers were evacuated from a Florida-bound plane at Philadelphia International Airport after a mechanical failure.

  • Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg voices frustration with Obama over NSA

    Updated: Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:58 PM

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he has called President Barack Obama to express his frustration over what he says is long-lasting damage caused by the U.S. government's surveillance programs.

  • Investigators try to pinpoint deadly NYC gas leak

    Updated: Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:12 PM

    Investigators are trying to pinpoint the gas leak and determine whether it had anything to do with New York's aging gas and water mains.

  • Senators reach deal extending jobless benefits

    Updated: Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:25 PM

    A bipartisan group of senators says they have reached a compromise extending jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed for five months.

  • Americans spent $56 billion on pets in 2013

    Updated: Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:53 PM

    Americans spent an all-time high $55.7 billion on their pets last year and spending will creep close to $60 billion this year.

  • Graco adds more than 403,000 child seats to recall

    Updated: Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:14 AM

    Graco Children's Products has added 403,222 child seats to last month's recall of 3.8 million to replace faulty harness buckles.

  • Six things to know: March 13th

    Updated: Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:29 AM

    Here are the six things that you need to know for your day in news today, Thursday, March 13th.

  • Police: Driver kills 2 at South by Southwest fest

    Updated: Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:03 AM

    A man and woman were killed early Thursday after a suspected drunken driver fleeing from arrest crashed through barricades set up for the South By Southwest festival and struck the pair and others on a crowded street, police said.

  • Searchers scour rubble after gas explosion kills 6

    Updated: Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:37 AM

    Under the bright glare of generator-powered floodlights, rescue workers using back hoes and a bulldozer tried to clear through mountains of broken bricks and splintered wood early Thursday as they searched for any additional victims still buried from an explosion that demolished two Manhattan apartment buildings and killed at least 6 people. Meanwhile, questions swirled about the gas leak that triggered the blast and whether complaints about gas odors had been ignored.