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Scientists explore using trees to clean pollution

FREEPORT, Texas (AP) — Before Houston and its suburbs were built, a dense forest naturally purified the coastal air along a stretch of the Texas Gulf Coast that grew thick with pecan, ash, live oak and hackberry trees.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 June 2014

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Poroshenko sworn in as Ukraine's president

 

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's new president on Saturday called for dialogue with the country's east, gripped by a violent separatist insurgency, and for armed groups to lay down their weapons but said he won't talk with rebels he called "gangsters and killers."

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 June 2014

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Tracy Morgan in intensive care after 6-car crash

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was in intensive care Saturday after the limousine bus he was riding in was involved in a multi-vehicle accident on the New Jersey Turnpike, state police said.

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 June 2014

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Watchdog: VA may have retaliated against workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal investigative agency is looking into claims that Veterans Affairs supervisors retaliated against 37 employees who filed whistleblower complaints, including some who complained about improper scheduling practices at the heart of a growing health care scandal.

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 June 2014

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Judge: Casey Kasem's daughter in charge of care

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state judge on Friday said Casey Kasem's daughter, not her stepmother, is in charge of the medical care for the 82-year-old radio personality, who remains in critical condition with an infected bedsore.

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 June 2014

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Ariz. rushes supplies to site holding migrant kids

PHOENIX (AP) — Angry about the federal government sending from Texas to Arizona immigrants who are in the country illegally, Arizona officials say they are rushing federal supplies to a makeshift holding center in the southern part of the state that's housing hundreds of migrant children and is running low on the basics.

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 June 2014

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US job market recovers losses yet appears weaker

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy has finally regained the jobs lost to the Great Recession. But go easy on the hallelujahs. The comeback is far from complete.

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 June 2014

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US employers add 217K jobs; rate stays at 6.3 pct

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 217,000 jobs in May, a substantial gain for a fourth straight month, fueling hopes that the economy will accelerate after a grim start to the year.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 June 2014

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