At a Glance: Electronic cigarettes

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES: The battery-powered devices made of plastic or metal heat a liquid nicotine solution, creating vapor that users inhal…

Many feared dead in Afghan flash flood

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say many people are feared dead and others are missing in a flash flood in a remote mountainous a…

Bills passed by Congress this year

Major bills passed by Congress so far this year: — Disaster aid totaling $50.5 billion for victims of last fall’s Superstorm Sandy. — Expand…

Braley plans trip to Israel

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley says he will travel to Israel next week as part of a 37-member Congressional delegation as pe…