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US adults score below average on worldwide test

Posted: 10/08/2013 - It's long been known that America's school kids haven't measured well compared with international peers. Now, there's a new twist: Adults don't either.

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Charges expected in Wash. soldier's fatal stabbing

Posted: 10/08/2013 - The Pierce County prosecutor says there may have been some "trash talk" during a fatal confrontation between two groups of soldiers in Lakewood, Wash., but there's no indication that race was the issue.

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In Vegas, eye in the sky guards money, not guests

Posted: 10/08/2013 - She said she's haunted by the thought of what might have happened if she hadn't had her phone. "Something could happen and no one would know it 'till the end of the shift," she said.

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Ark. reporter survives days lost in Texas park

Posted: 10/08/2013 - She and her husband, Rick McFarland, decided that he would set out in Texas' remote Big Bend Ranch State Park to find help, leaving her behind. For two more days, she waited it out, using a small tree for shade.

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Gov't shutdown enters 2nd week, no end in sight

Posted: 10/07/2013 - Washington will be closely watching the financial markets on Monday to see if the uncompromising talk rattles Wall Street and worldwide economies just 10 days before the threat of default would be imminent.

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NY probes rights sold to 'World Trade Center'

Posted: 10/07/2013 - New York is expanding its probe nationwide into the 1980s sale of the rights to the name "World Trade Center" to a nonprofit for $10, resulting in millions of dollars in fees for use of the name in 28 states.

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Tribes mishandle funds, go unpunished

Posted: 10/07/2013 - American Indian tribes have been caught misappropriating tens of millions of taxpayer dollars, according to internal tribal audits and other documents.

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Shutdown spawns vacuum in farm market information

Updated: 10/07/2013 - Farmers and livestock producers use the reports put out by the National Agriculture Statistics Services to make decisions as well as track cattle auction prices.

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Shutdown slowed border prosecutions

Posted: 10/04/2013 - Laura Duffy, the U.S. attorney in San Diego, said late Thursday that prosecutions would return to normal after the Justice Department agreed restore staff.

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Dems say it's time for GOP to unite, end shutdown

Updated: 10/04/2013 - President Barack Obama decided to stay home from economic summits in Asia as Democrats stepped up pressure on congressional Republicans to rein in their tea party faction

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Obama cancels Asia trip to deal with shutdown

Posted: 10/04/2013 - President Barack Obama is canceling a trip to Asia to stay in Washington and push for an elusive funding bill to get the nation's business back up and running.

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NY mom who killed 3 kids wants cut of their estate

Posted: 10/04/2013 - Leatrice Brewer drowned her three young children in 2008 believing she was saving them from the deadly effects of voodoo. Afterward she tried to commit suicide twice, but failed.

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Pa. appeals court: No new trial for Jerry Sandusky

Posted: 10/02/2013 - Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky should not get a new trial after being convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys, a Pennsylvania appeals court ruled Wednesday.

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Best-selling author Tom Clancy has died at age 66

Posted: 10/02/2013 - Tom Clancy, whose high-tech, Cold War thrillers such as "The Hunt for Red October" and "Patriot Games" made him the most widely read and influential military novelist of his time, has died. He was 66.

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Shutdown is latest bad news for military towns

Posted: 10/02/2013 - In eight years, Brian Kent has taken his military consulting business from the garage of his home to a premier office building with a view of Fayetteville's most gorgeous park splashed below his corner window.

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