chicago teachers strike
Public school teachers picket outside Amundsen High School in Chicago on the first day of a strike by the Chicago Teachers Union, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. The school is one of more than 140 schools in the Chicago Public Schools' "Children First" contingency plan, which feeds and houses students for four hours during the strike.

CHICAGO (AP) -- For the first time in a quarter century, Chicago teachers walked out of the classroom Monday, taking a bitter contract dispute over evaluations and job security to the streets of the nation's third-largest city - and to a national audience - less than a week after most schools opened for fall...Read Remaining News...

As Isaac pushes north, Gulf Coast slowly recovers 

hurricane Issac flooded low lying parts of Louisiana
Angela Serpas cries as she sees her flooded home for the first time since Hurricane Isaac pushed a 10-foot storm surge into Braithwaite, La., Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As the remnants of Hurricane Isaac pushed their way up the Mississippi valley on Saturday, spinning off severe thunderstorms and at least four tornadoes, some on the Gulf Coast were impatient with the pace of restoring power days after the storm dragged through the region...Read Remaining News...

Police: 100-year-old driver hits 11 near LA school 

accident in Los Angeles
A young victim is treated by Los Angeles city firefighters after a car driven by a 100-year-old went onto a sidewalk and plowed into a group of parents and children outside a South Los Angeles elementary school, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, in Los Angeles. Nine children and two adults were injured in the wreck.

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A 100-year-old man backed his car on to a sidewalk and hit 11 people, including nine children, across from an elementary school in South Los Angeles just after classes had ended Wednesday, authorities said...Read Remaining News...

Hurricane Isaac makes landfall in La.

Hurricane Isaac makes landfall in La.
People play in the storm surge from Hurricane Isaac, on Lakeshore Drive along Lake Pontchartrain, as the storm nears land, in New Orleans, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Hurricane Isaac raked the Louisiana coast and headed for a shuttered New Orleans late Tuesday, with brutal timing that made up for much of what it lacked in punch...Read Remaining News...
Neil Armstrong, the moon’s mystery man dies at 82 

Neil Armstrong
Neil Armstrong
"A lot of people couldn't figure out Armstrong."

With those words Tom Wolfe introduced Neil Armstrong, the astronaut hero of his nonfiction masterpiece, "The Right Stuff." Armstrong, of course, was a masterpiece himself: the commander of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission and the first man ever to walk on the moon. Armstrong died Saturday from complications relating to heart surgery. He was 82...Read Remaining News...
U.S. military tests hypersonic Waverider aircraft over Pacific 

hypersonic Waverider aircraft of U.S.
An undated U.S. Air Force handout graphic depicts the X-51A Waverider in flight. The X-51A WaveRider, an unmanned aircraft that could reach speeds up to 3,600 mph (5,793 kph), will be launched from the wing of a B-52 on a test flight over the Pacific Ocean on August 14, 2012.
(Reuters) - The U.S. military conducted an unmanned test flight of its hypersonic Waverider aircraft, designed to move at six times the speed of sound using technology that bridges the gap between planes and rocketships, a military official said...Read Remaining News...
Wind-whipped Oklahoma wildfires destroy homes 

Oklahoma wildfires destroy homes
A home burns during a large wildfire Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 in Luther, Okla. A wildfire whipped by gusty, southerly winds swept through rural woodlands north and south of Oklahoma City on Friday, burning several homes as firefighters struggled to contain it in 113-degree heat.
NOBLE, Okla. (AP) -- The gusty, southerly winds that whipped wildfires through rural woodlands north and south of Oklahoma City started to die down early Saturday, but not before burning dozens of homes...Read Remaining News...

Massachusetts dad shoots his 2 kids, 1 fatally, kills self 

Massachusetts dad shoots his 2 kids
Daryl Benway of Oxford, Mass., with (clockwise from top left) wife Kelleen, youngest daughter Abigail, son Owen, granddaughter Arianna and daughter Nickole in December of 2011.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- A man who had recently separated from his wife shot his two children, killing his 7-year-old daughter, before committing suicide, prosecutors said...Read Remaining News...

Unrest in Calif. city after police shootings 

violence in California city after police shootings
A protester is arrested by police officers from Orange County as protesters try to occupy the the intersection of Anaheim Blvd. and Broadway to demonstrate against recent police shooting in Anaheim, California
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Family members of a man who died in a weekend police shooting have poured their anger into a civil rights lawsuit against this Southern California city, as public outrage spilled onto the streets in a fourth day of violence...Read Remaining News...

Obama to offer comfort after Colorado shooting 

Colorado massacre, shooting
President Barack Obama waves as he leaves the White House in Washington for a trip to visit the families of victims of the shooting in Aurora, Colo., Sunday, July 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama dashed to Colorado on Sunday to meet with families of those gunned down in a movie theater and to hear from state and local officials about the shooting that left 12 people dead and dozens more injured...Read Remaining News...

28-year-old survived three weeks in U.S. desert 


Washington - For a hiking trip, a life-threatening. A 28-year-old has survived nearly three weeks in a desert area in the U.S. state of Utah...Read Remaining News...

Planned attack on Obama: Long prison term

US President Barack Obama
U.S. President Barack Obama
Birmingham - Due to a planned assassination attempt on U.S. President Barack Obama is an Uzbek more than 15 years in prison had been convicted...Read Remaining News...

Americans celebrate the Fourth of July 

Americans celebrated 236 years of independence
Fireworks light up the sky during the Freedom Over Texas annual Fourth of July celebration on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Smiley N. Pool)
Across the United States, Americans celebrated 236 years of independence with backyard barbeques, family gatherings and, of course, fireworks...Read Remaining News...

US says sorry to Pakistan, opens Afghan supply lines 

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
In this June 12, 2012 file photo, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the State Department in Washington.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ending a bitter seven-month standoff, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton apologized to Pakistan on Tuesday for the killing of 24 Pakistani troops last fall and won in return the reopening of critical NATO supply lines into Afghanistan...Read Remaining News...

Wildfire victims crowd shelters as fight continues 

wild fire in US forest

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Fire crews fought to save the U.S. Air Force Academy and residents begged for information on the fate of their homes Wednesday after a night of terror sent thousands of people fleeing a raging Colorado Springs wildfire...Read Remaining News...

Police: 2 dead at Beverly Hilton in murder-suicide 

Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills
This Feb. 17, 2012 photo shows a general view of The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Police say two people have been found dead in what investigators believe was a murder-suicide in a room shooting at the Beverly Hilton, just hours before the Daytime Emmy Awards are being held at the posh hotel.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Two people have been found dead in what investigators believe was a murder-suicide at the Beverly Hilton, just hours before the Daytime Emmy Awards are being held at the posh hotel, police said Saturday...Read Remaining News...

US officials: 3 US troops killed in Afghan attack 

3 US troops killed in Afghan attack
A burqa-clad Afghan woman walks past a police station which was attacked by militants in Kandahar, south of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, June 19, 2012.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- American officials say three U.S. service members and an Afghan interpreter have been killed in a blast that also left 17 Afghans dead in eastern Afghanistan...Read Remaining News...

U.S. News: Suicides are surging among US troops

suicides graphs of US army
UPDATES CHART WITH JUNE 3 NUMBERS: Chart shows suicides across the military since 2008;
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Suicides are surging among America's troops, averaging nearly one a day this year - the fastest pace in the nation's decade of war...Read Remaining News...

Republican wins Wisconsin vote

Scott Walker the first US governor
Scott Walker has become the first US governor to survive a recall vote
The Republican governor of the US state of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, has defied an attempt to vote him out of office...Read Remaining News...

Bill Clinton: Extend all tax cuts temporarily

former president bill clinton
Former President Bill Clinton speaks during a campaign event for President Barack Obama at the Waldorf Astoria, Monday, June 4, 2012, in New York.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former President Bill Clinton said Tuesday that broad tax cuts that expire in January should be temporarily renewed, including for the wealthiest Americans, to give lawmakers time to reach a deal on a longer-term extension that should exclude the rich...Read Remaining News...

Plane Crashes Into Water in San Diego Bay

Plane Crashes Into Water in San Diego Bay
Plane in San Diego Bay
Asunny Memorial Day weekend flight ended in a panic as a small single engine plane slammed into the San Diego Bay, narrowly missing a waterfront hotel and shocking onlookers...Read Remaining News...

U.S. News: 3 rescued from plane crash site in remote Idaho

plane crash site in remote Owyhee County, Idaho
The Owyhee County Sheriff's office shows the site where a small plane crashed in rugged terrain in a remote area in Owyhee County in southwest Idaho on Sunday, May 27, 2012.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Hours after their plane crashed on a steep and snowy mountainside in Idaho, a California fireman, his wife and their adult daughter were airlifted to safety by National Guard rescuers...Read Remaining News...