By SHANNON DININNYAssociated Press
TOPPENISH, Wash. (AP) - A fire at a private, liberal arts college in Washington state has left school officials scrambling to ensure academics aren't adversely affected and grateful that more wasn't lost for the largely minority students who make up the
By MAE ANDERSONAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Drugstore operator CVS Caremark and tractor maker Deere & Co. are the latest companies to withdraw from conservative political group the American Legislative Exchange Council.
Many major corporations have had ties with the group, known as ALEC,
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - More than 20,000 evacuation calls were never delivered to residents in the path of a wildfire that destroyed about 350 homes around Colorado Springs last month, records show.
It was the second time in five months that Colorado residents said they didn't get calls
By GREG RISLINGAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The family of a California soldier killed in Afghanistan sued a military contractor for rehiring an Afghan national as a security guard after he allegedly threatened to attack U.S. troops and eventually killed two service members and wounded four
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A four-alarm fire in a vacant north Philadelphia warehouse left a firefighter injured after a fall and disrupted public transit, authorities said.
The blaze in the four-story building in the Fishtown section of the city was reported at about 2:30 a.m. The flames burned out of
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - More firefighters were headed to an Idaho wildfire that was sparked by a Saturday lightning storm and has spread to 190,000 acres. The Bureau of Land Management says the fire was no longer threatening homes in the Castleford area, west of Twin Falls
By MICHAEL RUBINKAMAssociated Press
A fiscal and political crisis in the nearly-broke northeastern Pennsylvania city of Scranton deepened Tuesday as public employee unions sought to have the mayor held in contempt of court after he defied a judge and slashed workers' pay to minimum wage.
By HAMZA HENDAWIAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - The faceoff between Egypt's new Islamist president and the old guard military sharpened Tuesday, with parliament defying orders to disband and the highest court slapping back at Mohammed Morsi in what has become an early glimpse into how he may
By ALI AKBAR DAREINI and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRAAssociated Press
BAGHDAD (AP) - The U.N.'s special envoy on the Syrian crisis sought to build support for his peace efforts Tuesday with the leaders of Iran and Iraq, saying President Bashar Assad has agreed to a plan to quell the bloodshed in the
By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERAssociated Press
HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii officials say a tour company did not have a permit to take a group of teenagers to a tidal pool area where a teen hiker from New York was swept out to sea last week.
Hawaii Pack and Paddle has a permit from the state Department of