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Pool access for the disabled sparks controversy

Updated: 05/25/2012 - The Obama administration is sidestepping an election-year confrontation with the hotel industry and other pool owners to give them more time to comply with access rules for the disabled.

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NJ Muslims angry over NYPD surveillance findings

Posted: 05/25/2012 - Muslim leaders in New Jersey say they are angry but uncertain what their next step will be after the state's attorney general found that New York City police did not violate any laws in its surveillance of Muslim businesses, mosques and student groups in New Jersey.

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Man arrested in disappearance of NYC boy Etan Patz

Posted: 05/25/2012 - The timing couldn't have been more symbolic: On the eve of National Missing Children's Day, police said they'd at last cracked the case that started it — the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz.

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Hurricane season starts next week

Posted: 05/24/2012 - When a tropical system hits the coast, it can send rain, storms, and even tornadoes inland towards East Tennessee. But, when you're headed to the beach, you need to know what to do in the case of a tropical storm.

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Gov't taking new steps to combat food stamp fraud

Posted: 05/24/2012 - Food stamp recipients are ripping off the government for millions of dollars by illegally selling their benefit cards for cash and then asking the government for replacement cards.

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Fire on nuclear sub at Maine shipyard hurts 7

Posted: 05/24/2012 - A fire on a nuclear-powered submarine at a Maine shipyard has injured seven people, including five firefighters, but did not affect the reactor, which was not active.

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NYPD: Person implicated in Etan Patz death

Updated: 05/24/2012 - The New York City police commissioner says a person who's in custody has implicated himself in the disappearance and death of Etan Patz 33 years ago.

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HP's missteps culminate in loss of 27,000 jobs

Posted: 05/24/2012 - HP will wipe out 27,000 jobs so they can save enough money to lift its earnings and invest in the development of more profitable products and service.

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5 Western states shielding part of executions

Posted: 05/23/2012 - A San Francisco-based federal appeals court ruled in 2002 that every aspect of an execution should be open to witnesses, from the moment the condemned enters into the death chamber to his final heartbeat.

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Small dairies go under as milk prices sink again

Posted: 05/23/2012 - The sale marked the end of the last dairy farm in Plainfield — a small town that once had several dozen — and the 14th dairy farm to go out of business in Vermont this year.

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Astrodome fades, crumbles as Houston decides fate

Posted: 05/23/2012 - After years on the sidelines, the Astrodome is in the spotlight again as the leader and staff of the agency that runs the facility are set Wednesday to make a recommendation on its future.

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Library of Congress taps 25 sounds for registry

Posted: 05/23/2012 - From rare audio interviews of former slaves to recordings by Donna Summer and the Grateful Dead, 25 sounds that shaped the American cultural landscape are being inducted into the National Recording Registry.

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Report: More support needed for kinship caregivers

Posted: 05/23/2012 - As more of America's children are raised by relatives other than their parents, state and local governments need to do better in helping these families cope with an array of financial and emotional challenges

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King: Woman on diverted plane not on watchlists

Posted: 05/23/2012 - A US Airways passenger whose claim to have a surgically implanted device led to the diversion of a cross-Atlantic jet is not listed on terrorist watchlists or law enforcement databases.

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Moon chips from Vegas casino mogul sent to NASA

Posted: 05/23/2012 - It's been a long, strange trip for what appears to be several tiny chips of lunar rock that found their way into a casino mogul's hands after being collected by the first men on the moon.

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Regulators probe bank's role in Facebook IPO

Posted: 05/23/2012 - Regulators are examining whether Morgan Stanley, selectively informed clients of an analyst's negative report about the company before Facebook stock started trading.

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Senator: Prostitution scandal wider than believed

Posted: 05/23/2012 - Several small groups of Secret Service employees separately visited clubs, bars and brothels in Colombia last month and engaged in reckless, "morally repugnant" behavior, Sen. Susan Collins says.

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Auction claims it's selling vial with Reagan blood

Posted: 05/23/2012 - A Channel Islands auction house says it's selling a vial that allegedly contains blood residue from Ronald Reagan — a move denounced Tuesday by the late U.S. president's family and his foundation.

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CBO warns of US falling off 'fiscal cliff'

Posted: 05/22/2012 - A new government study released Tuesday says that allowing Bush-era tax cuts to expire and a scheduled round of automatic spending cuts to take effect would probably throw the economy into a recession.

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