JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Confronted by a spate of natural disasters, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon cut funding for education and stockpiled tax revenues two years ago while committing $150 million to respond to the deadly Joplin tornado
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government on Thursday reported a rare surplus of $116.5 billion in June, the largest for a single month in five years. The gain kept the nation on track for its lowest annual deficit
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the basement of a secret CIA prison in Eastern Europe, 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed began working on plans to re-engineer one of the most mundane of household appliances: the vacuum cleaner.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The powerful earthquake that rocked Japan in 2011 set off tremors around a West Texas oil field, according to new research that suggests oil and gas drilling operations may make fault zones sensitive to
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A fired Minnesota Senate operative has made detailed accusations of sexual affairs at the Capitol as part of his… More »
NEW YORK (AP) — The fire department says a building has partly collapsed and caught fire in New York City’s Chinatown, sending eight people, including a firefighter, to hospitals.
At least three of them are in serious condition.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The underboss of the Philadelphia mob has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for racketeering, capping a rap sheet that spans five decades.
The sentence comes after 62-year-old Joseph “Mousie” Massimino told
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Twister called itself “the game that ties you up in knots.” Its detractors called it “sex in a box.”
Charles “Chuck” Foley, the father of nine who invented the game that became a
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say an ultra-Orthodox soldier has been accosted in a religious Jerusalem neighborhood — in a sign of anger over plans to begin drafting religious men into the army.
Ultra-Orthodox men are exempt from
NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the players’ union said Thursday baseball’s drug agreement could be undermined by leaks to the media about whether players are cooperating with an investigation by the commissioner.
Alex Rodriguez and Ryan