The Obama administration on Thursday defended the National Security Agency’s need to collect telephone records of U.S. citizens, calling such information “a critical tool in protecting the nation from terrorist threats.”
The first named storm of the Atlantic season pelted Florida’s Gulf Coast with rain and wind Thursday as it edged toward the coast of Georgia and the Carolinas, promising sloppy commutes and waterlogged vacation getaways.
The Hollywood Reporter’s list of its 10 best stories of the week:
WILL SMITH’S ‘AFTER EARTH’ APOCALYPSE: WHO LOSES MOST?
As the sci-fi bust heads toward a loss in the tens of millions, fallout touches Sony, M. Night
The price of oil rose above $94 per barrel Thursday following news of a big drop in U.S. oil supplies.
However, analysts doubted that the latest move higher was the start of something dramatic.
By early afternoon in
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say two car bomb explosions in Baghdad have killed at least six people and wounded more than two dozen.
A police officer says a parked car bomb ripped through a livestock market on
NEW YORK (AP) — Since 2006, John Oliver has proved his mettle as a phony journalist on “The Daily Show.”
Serving in numerous “reporting” roles on the spoof newscast, but chiefly as senior British correspondent, the Birmingham, England-born
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Homicide investigators are on the scene of a shooting in Des Moines.
Station KCCI says (http://bit.ly/11uhQfQ ) the shooting… More »
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell 11,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 346,000, a level consistent with steady job growth.
The Labor Department said Thursday that applications dropped from 357,000 the previous
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. futures are rising ahead of a weekly jobs report that could determine whether the Dow index has its first three-day losing streak of the year.
Economists expect fewer people sought unemployment benefits last
Update // A North Iowa man is in custody this morning following a stabbing incident in Northwood.