- Lake Erie boaters subject to Coast Guard boardings Updated: May-24-15 5:19 am
CLEVELAND - As the summer boating season gets underway, the U.S. Coast Guard is reminding Lake Erie boaters that they are subject to involuntary boarding by personnel to check for proper safety equipment.
- Orangeburg salutes veterans at Memorial Day observance Updated: May-24-15 4:05 am
ORANGEBURG, South Carolina - Orangeburg residents are hearing from an Army veteran from the Vietnam conflict during an observance of Memorial Day.
- Recreational boaters could get Coast Guard inspections Updated: May-24-15 4:04 am
DETROIT - If your Memorial Day weekend plans include boating on the Great Lakes, be prepared for a visit from the U.S. Coast Guard.
- Congress' familiar path: short-term solutions Updated: May-23-15 10:40 pm
WASHINGTON - Long is the list of problems Congress has addressed with short-term answers.
- Bugler honors deceased veterans with personal touch Updated: May-23-15 9:40 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - Taps is 24 notes that can make the toughest soldier cry.
- Popular Yellowstone and Grand Teton trails closed for now Updated: May-23-15 8:17 pm
JACKSON, Wyoming - Two of the most heavily used day-hiking routes in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks in northwest Wyoming are closed for the time being because of weather damage and maintenance.
- Millions of birds dead due to flu to be disposed of soon Updated: May-23-15 5:13 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Millions of Iowa birds killed or destroyed in the wake of a bird flu outbreak should be disposed of or incinerated within the next week, according to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
- 2 people chained to Shell ship north of Seattle Updated: May-23-15 5:11 pm
BELLINGHAM, Washington - Two people have chained themselves to a support ship that is part of Royal Dutch Shell's exploratory oil drilling plans and currently moored in Washington state.
- Judge approves plan in Avoyelles school desegregation case Updated: May-23-15 3:55 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Louisiana - The Avoyelles Parish school district is on a three-year path to exiting federal court oversight in a 50-year-old desegregation case.
- Syrian official: Islamic State militants in Palmyra's museum Updated: May-23-15 3:53 pm
DAMASCUS, Syria - Islamic State fighters broke into the museum of Palmyra, though a Syrian official said its artifacts have been removed and are safe while the U.S.-led coalition conducted airstrikes on the group's installations near the captured ancient town - the first such reported attack in the central province of Homs.
- What we know right now about the deadly Amtrak derailment Updated: May-23-15 2:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA - Nearly two weeks after a deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia killed 8 people and injured more than 200 others, investigators are still trying to piece together what led the train to enter a sharp curve at more than double the 50 mph speed limit.
- Coast Guard monitoring sunken fishing vessel near Ilwaco Updated: May-23-15 2:25 pm
ILWACO, Washington - The Coast Guard is monitoring a sunken fishing vessel in Ilwaco Channel for possible pollution and as a potential hazard to navigation.
- Third case of avian flu confirmed in northeast Nebraska Updated: May-23-15 2:15 pm
PONCA, Nebraska - The Nebraska Department of Agriculture has announced a third case of avian flu in northeast Nebraska's Dixon County.
- Environmental groups monitor new Wyoming fracking rules Updated: May-23-15 2:07 pm
CASPER, Wyoming - As Wyoming challenges new federal fracking rules on public lands, state regulators are quietly implementing a state requirement that petroleum companies justify keeping secret the ingredients in the chemical products they pump underground during hydraulic fracturing.
- NSA winds down once-secret phone-records collection program Updated: May-23-15 2:05 pm
WASHINGTON - The National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward to change or extend the once-secret program ahead of its expiration at the end of the month.
- American Airlines picked for Grand Island flights to Dallas Updated: May-23-15 1:55 pm
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska - The U.S. Department of Transportation has again selected American Airlines to provide 13 weekly nonstop, round-trip flights from the Central Nebraska Regional Airport in Grand Island to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
- Federal court cites Kansas City foundry for contempt Updated: May-23-15 1:47 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A federal judge has found the owner of a Kansas City foundry in criminal contempt of court for refusing to allow a federal inspection required after a worker was found to have high blood lead levels, the U.S. Department of Labor said.
- Provo police chief calls for expanded Medicaid to help crime Updated: May-23-15 1:24 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah police chief is calling on state lawmakers to accept federal funding to expand Medicaid as a way to fight crime.
- Coast Guard assisting boat taking on water off Nantucket Updated: May-23-15 1:09 pm
BOSTON - The Coast Guard is assisting a fishing boat that started filling with water off Nantucket.
- Aeromedical evacuation trainer arrives at Ohio military base Updated: May-23-15 1:05 pm
DAYTON, Ohio - A military transport aircraft fuselage to be used for aeromedical evacuation training has begun arriving at an Air Force base in southwest Ohio.
- Fire on coastal Louisiana oil platform extinguished Updated: May-23-15 12:56 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A fire that burned for more than a day on an oil production platform off Louisiana's coast was extinguished early Saturday, the Coast Guard said.
- Up & Down in Texas politics: Tax cuts; crunch time calm Updated: May-23-15 12:44 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Gov. Greg Abbott used his January inaugural address to promise "lasting" property tax cuts.
- Christie criticizes Senate's failure to extend Patriot Act Updated: May-23-15 12:20 pm
MORRISTOWN, New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie said the U.S. Senate's failure to extend the Patriot Act could have dangerous consequences.
- Rescuers ready for the call if trouble hits on Mount Rainier Updated: May-23-15 12:07 pm
SEATTLE - As the climbing season gets underway on Mount Rainier, a specialized rescue team has been training to be ready when things go wrong on the 14,411-foot peak.
- California governor pitches amnesty on traffic debt for poor Updated: May-23-15 12:01 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Calling California's traffic court system a "hellhole of desperation" for the poor, Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing an amnesty program for residents who can't afford to pay off spiraling fines and penalties that have resulted in 4.8 million driver's license suspensions since 2006.