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Chemical weapons inspectors in Syria miss deadline

BEIRUT (AP) — International inspectors overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile have missed an early deadline in a brutally tight schedule after security concerns prevented them from visiting two sites linked to Damascus' chemical program.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 October 2013

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Dimmer view of economy makes Fed pullback unlikely

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lot can change in six weeks.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 October 2013

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US weighs ending spying on allied heads of state

WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with a flood of revelations about U.S. spying practices, the White House is considering ending its eavesdropping on friendly foreign leaders, a senior administration official said.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 October 2013

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Scientists dig for fossils in LA a century later

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Surrounded by a gooey graveyard of prehistoric beasts, a small crew diligently wades through a backlog of fossil finds from a century of excavation at the La Brea Tar Pits in the heart of Los Angeles.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 October 2013

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Food stamps, milk prices on table in farm talks

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The fight over renewing the nation's farm bill has centered on cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program. But there could be unintended consequences if no agreement is reached: higher milk prices.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 October 2013

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Penn State: 26 people get $59.7M over Sandusky

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn State said Monday it is paying $59.7 million to 26 young men over claims of child sexual abuse at the hands of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 October 2013

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Stocks little changed; S&P 500 holds at record

NEW YORK (AP) — The Standard & Poor's 500 index held at a record high Monday as investors assessed the latest earnings from big U.S. companies.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 October 2013

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Texan survives being hit by lightning twice

SAINT JO, Texas (AP) — An off-road racing enthusiast has survived being struck by lightning twice during the same storm in North Texas.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 October 2013

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