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Paul Ryan prepares to ascend to speaker; pile of mess awaits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The honeymoon might be over before it even begins for House Speaker-in-waiting Paul Ryan when he is elevated to the top job this coming week.

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 October 2015

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Plane birth latest in bizarre airplane incidents

 

BEIJING (AP) — The birth of a child by a Taiwanese woman aboard a flight to the United States is the latest in a long line of unexpected events aboard commercial airliners featuring the scary, dangerous and just plain bizarre. Here are some of the more noteworthy.

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 October 2015

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Authorities: 1 killed, 3 wounded in Tennessee State shooting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — One man was killed and three women were wounded in an on-campus shooting stemming from a fight over a dice game on the campus of Tennessee State University, police said Friday.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 October 2015

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AP PHOTOS: Warehouse exposes cost of illegal wildlife trade

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Elephant tusks, leopard heads, crocodile skin purses and tiger skins — more than 1.5 million items in all — fill the shelves of a warehouse on a wildlife refuge near Denver.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 October 2015

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Mexico braces for strongest hurricane in Western hemisphere

MANZANILLO, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Patricia headed toward southwestern Mexico Friday as a monster Category 5 storm, the strongest ever in the Western Hemisphere that forecasters said could make a "potentially catastrophic landfall" later in the day.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 October 2015

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Senate bill could cut nonviolent drug offenders' sentences

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nonviolent drug offenders could be eligible for shorter prison sentences under legislation approved by a Senate panel Thursday, as Congress took initial steps to change the nation's criminal justice system.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 October 2015

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Clinton done, Democrats hint they may quit Benghazi panel

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are signaling they may quit a Republican-led committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks after Hillary Rodham Clinton endured a grueling interrogation by GOP lawmakers at a marathon congressional hearing.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 October 2015

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Premiums expected to rise in many health law markets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Premiums are expected to rise in many parts of the country as a new sign-up season under President Barack Obama's health care law starts Nov. 1. But consumers have options if they're willing to shop, and an upgraded government website will help them compare.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 October 2015

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