February 20, 2014 2:36 PM
SOCHI, Russia- Marie-Philip Poulin scored twice for the second straight Olympic gold medal game and Canada beat the United States 3-2 in overtime on Thursday for its fourth consecutive title. Canada trailed 2-0 before Brianne Jenner and Poulin scored in the final 3:26 of regulation, and Poulin had the game-winner... more »
January 21, 2014 2:35 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif.- Neel Kashkari, a former U.S. Treasury official and architect of the nation's bank bailout, says he is running for governor of California. He entered the race Tuesday as a Republican newcomer who faces long odds against incumbent Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat. Kashkari made the announcement in a... more »
January 19, 2014 6:08 PM
Lauryn Williams and Lolo Jones have been selected for the U.S. bobsled team that will compete in next month's Sochi Olympics. They are now positioned to join a group of eight other Americans who have competed in both the Summer and Winter Games. Williams is a three-time summer Olympian who... more »
December 2, 2013 9:35 AM
PHOENIX- About 70 passengers on a US Airways Express flight from Texas to Arizona were briefly kept on the plane after it landed, and some say they were told to get tuberculosis tests and vaccinations. Responders on Saturday boarded the plane in Phoenix and removed a man who was asked... more »
October 16, 2013 2:11 PM
MEXICO CITY - America's soccer team is getting some love from the most unlikely place: Mexican sports fans. Mexican newspapers on Wednesday published banner headlines reading "We Love You," and "Thank You, USA," after the U.S. kept Mexico's World Cup qualifying hopes alive with a 3-2 victory over Panama. Mexico... more »
September 15, 2013 5:41 PM
BATON ROUGE - Authorities in the Baton Rouge area are finding more and more illegal drugs in the U.S. mail and private delivery services. The Advocate reports that drugs have been found in plastic wraps, cereal boxes, cans and even dirty laundry. Most have a California return address. Acting U.S.... more »
September 9, 2013 8:03 AM
WASHINGTON - Syrian President Bashar Assad is warning there will be retaliation against the U. S. for any military strike launched in response to a chemical weapons attack.
In an interview broadcast Monday on CBS' "This Morning," Assad says, quote, "You should expect everything."
Asked by anchorman Charlie... more »
September 7, 2013 10:52 AM
BOSTON - A recent dive at the site of the only authenticated pirate ship wreck in U.S. waters has signaled the possible location of even greater treasures. Already 200,000 artifacts, from gold to guns, have been documented from the site of the Whydah, which sank during a ferocious storm off... more »
September 1, 2013 11:10 AM
DAMASCUS - A top Syrian government official is dismissing the Obama administration as confused and hesitant, even as Secretary of State John Kerry says Washington has evidence of sarin gas use by Syria and that the case for a military attack is getting "stronger and stronger." Deputy foreign minister Faysal... more »
August 25, 2013 10:21 AM
WASHINGTON - Two top lawmakers are calling for an immediate U.S. military response to the Syria's suspected chemical weapons attack that killed at least a hundred civilians last week. Republican Sen. Bob Corker is calling for the U.S. to respond in a "surgical and proportional way, something that gets their... more »
July 5, 2013 8:53 AM
NEW YORK- Robust hiring in the U.S. is boosting the stock market in early trading. The government says employers added 195,000 jobs in June. Economists had predicted a gain of 165,000. The unemployment rate remained at 7.6 percent. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 76 points, or 0.5 percent,... more »
June 22, 2013 11:06 AM
DOHA, Qatar - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says a spat over the Taliban office in Qatar is the "very first test" of the Islamic militant movement's commitment to peace talks. The opening of the Taliban office was heralded as the best chance of bringing the sides to the... more »
June 2, 2013 4:32 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Clint Dempsey scored twice in a five-minute span of the second half and moved into second place on the U.S. career scoring list, helping the Americans edge a second-string Germany team 4-3 in an exhibition game Sunday. Preparing for three World Cup qualifiers in a 12-day span... more »
May 29, 2013 12:07 PM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - When forecasters from the National Weather Service track a hurricane, they use models from several different supercomputers located around the world to make their predictions.
Be sure to watch WBRZ's special hurricane coverage, "Weathering the Storm" , Thursday May 30 at 7 p.m. Some of... more »
May 19, 2013 4:14 PM
CAMARILLO, Calif. - The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has jumped 11 cents over the past two weeks. The Lundberg Survey of fuel prices released Sunday says the price of a gallon of regular is $3.66. Midgrade costs an average of $3.84 a gallon, and premium is... more »
May 18, 2013 3:31 PM
SANAA, Yemen - A suspected U.S. drone strike killed four al-Qaida militants Saturday in a southern Yemeni province once overrun by the group, according to security officials. The officials said the attack took place around dawn in an area called Deyqa in Abyan province. Officials spoke anonymously because they were... more »
May 5, 2013 10:42 AM
WASHINGTON - A stronger-than-expected April rebound in job creation and recent dramatic discoveries of vast U.S. oil and gas reserves are helping to lift the American economy out its long funk. The economic advances also are drawing attention to the importance of private-sector innovation rather than government policy in fostering... more »
March 15, 2013 9:44 PM
MIAMI - Once again, the United States could only watch as an opposing pitcher celebrated at the World Baseball Classic. This time it was 38-year-old right-hander Nelson Figueroa, who became the pride of Puerto Rico on Friday night when he led his team into the semifinals and eliminated the Americans,... more »
March 10, 2013 10:45 AM
WASHINGTON - Two years after Japan's nuclear crisis, the top U.S. regulator says American nuclear power plants are safer than ever, but not trouble-free. Alison Macfarlane chairs the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. She says performance of U.S. plants is "quite good." Macfarlane says all but five of the nation's 104 reactors... more »
March 8, 2013 8:04 AM
WASHINGTON - U.S. employers ramped up hiring in February, adding 236,000 jobs and pushing the unemployment rate down to 7.7 percent from 7.9 percent in January. Stronger hiring shows businesses are confident about the economy, despite higher taxes and government spending cuts. The government's February employment report was filled with... more »
March 7, 2013 7:37 AM
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea is vowing a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States. The harsh rhetoric today comes hours ahead of a vote by U.N. diplomats on whether to level new sanctions against Pyongyang for its recent nuclear test. An unidentified spokesman for Pyongyang's Foreign Ministry said... more »
March 6, 2013 8:49 AM
NEW YORK- U.S. stocks are opening higher following a record-setting day for the Dow Jones industrial average. The Dow rose 39 points to 14,293 shortly after the opening bell. Bank of America's stock rose 2.5 percent to $11.83. Along with Tuesday's record, stocks got a lift from more encouraging news... more »
February 26, 2013 9:07 AM
WASHINGTON- Profits of U.S. banks jumped almost 37 percent from October through December, reaching the highest level in six years as banks continued to step up lending. The figures are fresh evidence of the banking industry's sustained recovery more than four years after the financial crisis. The Federal Deposit Insurance... more »
February 7, 2013 2:53 AM
NEW YORK - Researchers have discovered the first U.S. cases of whooping cough caused by a germ that may be vaccine resistant. Health officials are looking into whether that might be one reason why the U.S. just had its worst year for whooping cough in six decades. The new bug... more »
February 6, 2013 6:30 AM
JERUSALEM - The U.S. ambassador to Israel says President Barack Obama will bring an "urgent" peacemaking agenda to Israel on his upcoming visit, focusing on the region and the resumption of talks between Israel and the Palestinians. Dan Shapiro spoke to Israeli media Wednesday, a day after the White House... more »
February 5, 2013 8:44 AM
WASHINGTON - The number of federal background checks for firearm sales declined unexpectedly last month following a surge toward the end of the year as Washington considered new gun control measures. An Associated Press analysis of new FBI data published early Tuesday shows the National Instant Criminal Background Check system... more »
February 5, 2013 7:05 AM
AUSTIN, Texas - An annual study of national driving patterns shows that Americans spent 5.5 billion hours sitting in traffic in 2011. The Texas A&M Transportation Institute has released a report that found Americans are adapting to road congestion by allowing, on average, an hour to make a trip that... more »
January 4, 2013 3:13 PM
WASHINGTON - The U.S. job market proved resilient in December despite fears that the economy would tumble over the fiscal cliff. The Labor Department reports employers added 155,000 jobs, roughly matching the solid but unspectacular monthly pace of the past two years. The gains were not enough to reduce unemployment... more »
December 27, 2012 9:28 AM
WASHINGTON - A nonprofit group is reporting that the number of law enforcement officers who died while performing their duties declined this year compared to 2011.
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund says 127 federal, state and local officers have died so far this year on the job.... more »
December 6, 2012 12:30 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Justice Department has appointed a veteran prosecutor to investigate allegations that the U.S. attorney's office conducted a smear campaign and leaked information to news organizations during the case against police officers accused of deadly shootings at a bridge shortly after Hurricane Katrina. John Horn, first assistant... more »
December 6, 2012 12:14 PM
DUBLIN - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is defending U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice as a "stalwart colleague." Speaking Thursday in Dublin, Clinton said Rice has done a "great job" at the U.N. and that criticism of her initial explanation of the Sept. 11 attack on... more »
December 5, 2012 7:21 AM
NEW YORK - Another Starbucks may soon pop up around the corner, with the world's biggest coffee company planning to add at least 1,500 cafes in the U.S. over the next five years.
The plan would boost the number of Starbucks cafes in the country by about 13 percent.... more »
December 4, 2012 8:22 AM
TEHRAN, Iran - A U.S. Navy spokesman says no American drones are missing in the Middle East following Iranian claims it had captured an unmanned American surveillance aircraft.
Cmdr. Jason Salata, a spokesman for the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet, says all U.S. drones in the region are "fully accounted... more »
November 14, 2012 7:49 AM
WASHINGTON - US retail sales fell in October after Americans spent less on a broad range of goods. Superstorm Sandy may have also slowed business at the end of the month.
The Commerce Department says sales dropped 0.3 percent after three months of gains. Auto sales fell 1.5 percent,... more »
November 8, 2012 8:09 AM
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - The United States opens the final round of World Cup qualifying at Honduras on Feb. 6 and plays three of its first four games on the round.
The Americans play at Mexico on March 26 and host El Tri on Sept. 10, according to the... more »
November 5, 2012 12:28 PM
NEW YORK - Drivers in the New York area are spending a lot more time getting gas. Thankfully, they're not spending a lot more money. Gas prices on average have risen just 3 cents in New York and 7 cents in New Jersey. While Superstorm Sandy disrupted supplies, it also... more »
October 23, 2012 12:53 PM
NEW YORK - U.S. oil output is surging so fast that the United States could soon overtake Saudi Arabia as the world's biggest producer. The boom in production is being driven by high oil prices and new drilling methods that are allowing energy companies to unlock oil trapped between rocks.... more »
October 11, 2012 10:14 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - It'll cost another penny to mail a letter next year. The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service said Thursday that it will raise postage rates on Jan. 27, including a 1-cent increase in the cost of first-class mail to 46 cents. It also will introduce a new global forever... more »
October 4, 2012 2:53 PM
NEW YORK - The government is warning doctors and hospitals not to use any product from the specialty pharmacy that made the steroid suspected in a meningitis outbreak.
An official with the Food and Drug Administration said tests found contamination in a sealed vial of the steroid at the... more »
October 3, 2012 3:00 PM
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is pledging a full and transparent inquiry into the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans.
The probe comes as Congress is demanding speedy answers to questions about the... more »
October 3, 2012 2:56 PM
WASHINGTON - Unemployment rates fell in nearly 90 percent of large U.S. metro areas in August, mainly because more people gave up looking for work.
The Labor Department says unemployment rates dropped in 329 large cities, the most in four months. Rates rose in 24 cities and were unchanged... more »
September 20, 2012 12:52 PM
ISLAMABAD - The U.S. Embassy in Pakistan appears to be trying to undercut the anger being aimed against the United States as a result of an anti-Islam video. Advertisements condemning that video have appeared today on Pakistani TV, and they carry the U.S. Embassy seal. In the ads, President Barack... more »
September 13, 2012 7:26 AM
SANAA, Yemen - A protest at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen's capital is the latest demonstration of its kind in response to an anti-Muslim film.
Hundreds of protesters chanting "death to America" stormed the embassy grounds today and burned the American flag, but didn't enter the main building.
... more »
September 12, 2012 7:29 AM
TRIPOLI, Libya - Libyan officials say the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans have been killed in an attack on the U.S. consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi by protesters angry over a film that ridiculed Islam's Prophet Muhammad.
The officials say Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed Tuesday... more »
July 20, 2012 9:50 AM
ATLANTA - The U.S. appears headed for its worst year for whooping cough in more than five decades.
Federal health officials say nearly 18,000 cases have been reported so far.
That's more than twice the number seen at this point last year.
Nine children have died. more »
July 16, 2012 8:45 AM
WASHINGTON - Americans cut their spending at retail businesses for a third straight month, as a weak job market has made consumers more cautious.
The Commerce Department says retail sales fell 0.5 percent in June from May. That followed declines of 0.2 percent and 0.5 percent in the previous... more »
July 12, 2012 4:19 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The chief of sport performance for the U.S. Olympic team calls it a stretch for Americans to win the most overall and gold medals at the London Olympics. Alan Ashley said Thursday the goal for the Americans to win both medal counts is "very ambitious, very... more »
July 10, 2012 4:56 PM
WASHINGTON - Fitch Ratings has retained the U.S. at its top 'AAA' credit rating but also left the outlook negative, citing the failure of Congress and the Obama administration to forge an agreement on reducing the budget deficit. Fitch says that uncertainty over federal tax and spending policies related to... more »
July 4, 2012 4:27 PM
BLUEMONT, Va. - The death toll blamed on storms and the ensuing blackout across the eastern U.S. is now at 26 after two accidents in Virginia. The sheriff's office in Loudoun County, on the Maryland border, said Wednesday a utility worker from Florida crashed after her truck had brake problems.... more »
June 25, 2012 5:06 PM
MEXICO CITY - The Mexican government says it's disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court upheld part of an Arizona law requiring police check the immigration status of anyone they stop. Mexico's Foreign Relations Secretary notes that Monday's ruling set aside as unconstitutional three parts of the controversial law, including the... more »
June 21, 2012 10:42 AM
WASHINGTON - Commerce Secretary John Bryson says he is resigning after suffering a seizure earlier this month in the Los Angeles area. President Barack Obama says in a statement that he has accepted the resignation and thanks Bryson for the "invaluable experience and expertise" he brought to the administration. Bryson... more »
June 7, 2012 2:53 AM
WASHINGTON - A Pulitzer Prize winner is the nation's first poet laureate to hail from the South since the initial one was named by the Library of Congress in 1986. Emory University writing professor Natasha Trethewey will be named the library's 19th poet laureate Thursday. She is also Mississippi's top... more »
May 31, 2012 10:28 AM
NEW YORK - The price of oil is falling again on reports that the U.S. economy isn't growing as expected. Benchmark U.S. crude lost $1.28 to $86.54 per barrel while Brent crude lost $1.13 to $102.34 per barrel. Oil is now the cheapest it's been all year. Prices have been... more »
May 29, 2012 12:41 PM
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is expelling Syria's most senior envoy in Washington, joining a host of other governments in kicking out Syrian diplomats to protest last week's gruesome massacre in which entire families, including children, were shot execution-style in their homes. The State Department said Tuesday that the charge... more »
May 28, 2012 3:02 PM
LOS ANGELES - Researchers are surprised to find radiation levels this high in the bluefin tuna that are turning up along the California coast -- 10 times higher than the amount usually found in those fish. They've carried the radioactive contamination 6,000 miles from the waters near Japan's crippled nuclear... more »
May 27, 2012 12:05 PM
SAVANNAH, Ga.- Campers at a barrier island on the Georgia coast are being told to leave by the afternoon as subtropical storm Beryl rumbles toward the U.S. Cumberland Island is reachable only by boat and has a number of undeveloped beaches and forests popular with campers. Fred Boyles is superintendent... more »
May 23, 2012 10:48 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana seafood processing plant and an Illinois seafood distributor have each been charged with one count of mislabeling over $100,000 worth of commercially-sold shrimp. Federal prosecutors in New Orleans announced the charges, a felony violation of the Lacey Act, in a news release Wednesday. Doran Sea-Pak,... more »
May 22, 2012 2:38 PM
BANGOR - A New York congressman says a US Airways jet traveling from Paris to North Carolina diverted to Maine because a French passenger passed a note mentioning that she had a surgically implanted device. Rep. Peter King was briefed on the investigation and said the passenger was a French... more »
May 22, 2012 12:04 PM
NEW YORK - 2 F-15 fighter jets were sent to direct a US Airways plane to land in Bangor, Maine.
The jet which carries nearly 2 hundred passengers was en route to Charlotte, North Carolina from Paris, France.
The flight, number 787, was diverted according to US Airways... more »
May 22, 2012 11:26 AM
NEW YORK - US Airways has confirmed that flight 787 from Paris to Charlotte has been diverted to Bangor, Maine.
The reason, according to US Airways, there is security issue. A passenger apparently exhibited "suspicious behavior" according to the airline.
However, no further details exactly about what is... more »
May 18, 2012 2:09 PM
HOUSTON - The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. is up 12 this week to 1,986. Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. reported Friday that 1,382 rigs were exploring for oil and 600 were looking for gas. Four were listed as miscellaneous.... more »
May 10, 2012 1:37 PM
WASHINGTON - The U.S. says it's concerned about reports of reprisals against the family of a blind Chinese activist who escaped house arrest last month. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland says U.S. and Chinese officials have spoken about the "concerning" reports. Washington seeks more information from Beijing. After fleeing, Chen... more »
May 3, 2012 6:57 AM
BEIJING - A U.S. spokeswoman has confirmed that blind activist Chen Guangcheng now wants to leave China with his family. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters Thursday that U.S. officials had spoken twice Thursday with Chen and also with his wife and "they as a family have had a... more »
April 19, 2012 8:25 AM
WASHINGTON - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dipped last week but remained higher than it's been in recent weeks. The slight rise in applications in the past few weeks could signal that the gains in the job market are uneven. The Labor Department says weekly applications declined... more »
April 10, 2012 7:32 AM
NEW YORK - A new government report tracks a continuing decline in teen births in the United States in 2010. Nearly every state saw a decline in teen births from 2007 to 2010, with the biggest drop in Arizona at 29 percent. Rates stayed about the same in Montana, North... more »
March 29, 2012 8:24 AM
WASHINGTON - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped last week, the latest evidence that the job market is strengthening. The Labor Department says weekly unemployment benefit applications fell 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 359,000. That's the smallest number of applicants since April 2008. The four-week average, a... more »
March 15, 2012 6:57 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan lawmakers have expressed anger over the U.S. move to fly an American soldier accused of killing 16 civilians out of the country to Kuwait.
They said Thursday that the soldier should face justice in Afghanistan. They urged the Afghan government not to sign an agreement... more »
March 12, 2012 7:39 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan - The Taliban have vowed revenge against the U.S. after at least one American soldier shot to death 16 civilians in southern Afghanistan and burned their bodies. The militant group says in a statement on their website that "American savages" committed the "blood-soaked and inhumane crime" in Panjwai... more »
March 11, 2012 9:39 AM
KABUL - Afghan and NATO officials say a US service person walked out of a base in southern Afghanistan before dawn today and started shooting Afghan civilians in two villages. Officials said 16 people were killed including women and children. NATO forces have detained the US service person who has... more »
March 9, 2012 9:05 AM
WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit surged to the widest imbalance in more than three years in January as imports hit an all-time high, reflecting big demand for foreign-made cars, computers and food products. U.S. exports to Europe fell, raising concerns that the debt crisis in that region could dampen... more »
March 8, 2012 7:17 AM
WASHINGTON - An expert panel is recommending that the U.S. customize emergency plans for each of the nation's 65 nuclear power plants, a suggestion that in some cases could expand the standard 10-mile evacuation zone in place for more than 30 years. The recommendation from a committee assembled by the... more »
March 6, 2012 6:59 AM
ALEXANDRIA - A 26-year-old Pineville man has pleaded guilty to three counts of simple arson for burning U.S. flags last year in Alexandria. The defendant, Ahmed Cathy Khaled, told the judge that he shouldn't have listened to the voices in his head brought on by not taking medication for schizophrenia.... more »
March 5, 2012 11:43 AM
WASHINGTON - President Obama and Israel's Prime Minister are showing some unity today on the issue of Iran's nuclear weapons.
President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are meeting at the White House.
The President said the US and Israel agaree that diplomacy is the best way... more »
March 1, 2012 8:02 AM
WASHINGTON - A U.S. official says two more American troops have been killed in Afghanistan, the latest in a series of attacks following protests over the burning of the Quran. The official said details of the killings Thursday in Southern Afghanistan are still unclear but officials believe there were three... more »
February 28, 2012 7:55 AM
WASHINGTON - Israeli officials say they won't warn the U.S. if they decide to launch a pre-emptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities, setting a tense tone ahead of high-level meetings in the coming days in Washington. A U.S. intelligence official says Israel warned that it will keep the Americans in... more »
February 24, 2012 6:20 AM
SPOKANE, Wash. - GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is expressing outrage over a U.S. apology to Afghan authorities for burned Qurans on a military base. Gingrich lashed out Thursday at the Obama administration for the formal apology. Copies of the Muslim holy book were found burned in a garbage pit... more »
February 22, 2012 7:04 AM
ALEXANDRIA - A Virginia man charged following a yearlong FBI sting with plotting to blow up a bomb inside the U.S. Capitol in a suicide operation is expected to make a second court appearance. Authorities arrested 29-year-old Amine El Khalifi of Alexandria Friday and charged him with attempting to use... more »
February 17, 2012 6:47 AM
WASHINGTON - The government says it's concerned that Iran will consider a terror attack on American soil, but it has no specific or credible threat about such a plan. Police from Los Angeles to New York City say they are anxious about the risks, even as a senior U.S. intelligence... more »
February 15, 2012 11:09 AM
WASHINGTON- The White House says Iran is lashing out at the world to "distract attention" from the damage that international sanctions are having at home. Iran is claiming Wednesday that it has achieved two major advances in its program to master production of nuclear fuel, a defiant move in response... more »
February 15, 2012 7:45 AM
MEXICO CITY - Mexico's top domestic security official says a U.S. State Department travel warning on almost half of Mexico's states is "ridiculous" and "out of proportion." Interior Department Alejandro Poire says millions of tourists visit Mexico without incident. Poire said Tuesday in a news conference that he believes "these... more »
February 7, 2012 4:25 AM
WASHINGTON - Congress has passed a bill aimed at prodding the nation's aviation system into a new high-tech era in which satellites are central to air traffic control and piloted planes share the skies with unmanned drones. The bill speeds the nation's switch from radar to an air traffic control... more »
February 2, 2012 4:57 AM
WASHINGTON - A U.S. counterterrorism official says the government's list of suspected terrorists who are banned from flying to and within the U.S. has doubled in the past year. The no-fly list has swelled from 10,000 to 21,000 names over the past year. The official says much of the increase... more »
December 15, 2011 7:22 AM
BAGHDAD - The United States military has retired the flag of the U.S. Forces-Iraq that has flown for nearly nine years, officially bringing an end to the war.
Troops lowered the flag and wrapped it in camouflage, formally "casing" it, according to Army tradition.
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon... more »
September 26, 2011 8:42 AM
NEW YORK- U.S. stock futures are rising on hopes that European leaders will come up with a new strategy to resolve the region's debt crisis.
Finance officials met in Washington this past weekend and pledged to take bolder steps to fight the problems. German leaders, for example, want banks... more »
September 25, 2011 10:32 AM
NEW YORK- Two Americans released from an Iranian prison have landed in New York after more being held for more than two years on accusations of spying.
Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer arrived in the U.S. on Sunday at Kennedy Airport.
The two were released from prison last... more »
September 2, 2011 2:43 PM
WASHINGTON - The U.S. and Mexico are working toward a deal on how to share and regulate oil in reservoirs crossing their maritime border.
The State Department says officials spent two days this week in Washington beginning formal talks on a "trans-boundary energy agreement" for hydrocarbon reservoirs underneath the... more »
May 30, 2011 3:52 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan- U.S. troops fighting in Afghanistan are remembering their fallen comrades on this Memorial Day. They prayed and held flag-raising ceremonies at dawn today to recognize the more than 1,400 killed in combat since the nearly decade-old war began.
Brig. Gen. Lewis Craparotta, who spoke at a ceremony,... more »
May 2, 2011 2:00 PM
WASHINGTON - The U.S. used multiple means to confirm the identity of Osama bin Laden during and after the firefight in which he was killed, before placing his body in the North Arabian Sea from aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier, senior U.S. officials said Monday.
The al-Qaida leader was... more »
March 26, 2011 9:57 AM
WASHINGTON- Even after a week of U.S.-led air strikes, forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi are a potent threat to civilians, say Pentagon officials who are considering expanding the firepower and airborne surveillance systems in the military campaign.
"Every day, the pressure on Gadhafi and his regime is... more »
March 2, 2011 12:14 PM
FRANKFURT, Germany - A gunman fired at U.S. Air Force personnel on a bus outside Frankfurt airport Wednesday, killing two airmen and wounding two others before being taken into custody.
Police have identified the shooter as a man from Kosovo.
U.S. Air Force Europe spokeswoman Maj. Beverly Mock... more »
January 30, 2011 3:34 PM
WASHINGTON- The State Department says there are thousands of U.S. citizens in Egypt who might need to be evacuated on U.S.-government arranged chartered planes.
Assistant Secretary of States Janice Jacobs says she expects it will take several flights over the coming days to handle the number of Americans who... more »
January 23, 2011 11:00 AM
PORTLAND, Maine- The meat industry has its "Beef, It's What's for Dinner" promotion. Pork producers market their product as "the other white meat." Now, the U.S. seafood industry is preparing to cast its own marketing net in a bid to reel in more consumers.
More than 50 fishing and... more »
January 1, 2011 1:57 PM
WASHINGTON- Authorities say the U.S. Capitol and surrounding buildings were evacuated and fighter jets were scrambled after an airliner flying into Washington's Reagan airport went out of radio contact.
The FAA says a Piedmont Airlines flight from Hilton Head, S.C., lost radio contact Saturday as it approached the area.... more »
December 19, 2010 1:36 PM
WASHINGTON- Despite uneven progress in Afghanistan, Vice President Joe Biden said next summer's planned withdrawal would be more than a token reduction and that the U.S. would be out of the country by 2014 "come hell or high water."
Biden's prediction appeared to go further than statements by his... more »
August 28, 2010 1:28 PM
Hurricane Danielle remains far out over the Atlantic, but the Category 2 storm is still expected to bring dangerous rip currents to the U.S. East Coast. Danielle's maximum sustained winds were near 110 mph on Saturday. It is about 325 miles east-southeast of Bermuda and is forecast to pass well... more »
July 27, 2010 12:12 PM
President Obama spoke this morning, for the first time, on the massive leak of sensitive documents about the Afghanistan war.
He said the disclosure of classified information from the battlefield "could potentially jeopardize individuals or operations," but he said the papers don't bring any new information to the table.... more »