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McConnell’s campagin manager quits in scandal

McConnell’s campagin manager quits in scandal

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign manager resigned Friday amid fallout from a scandal in Iowa involving a presidential campaign he worked for in 2012. Jesse Benton said he didn’t…

Obama urges caution on using force in Mideast

Obama urges caution on using force in Mideast

Faced with deepening crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, President Barack Obama is putting the brakes on the notion that American military power can solve either conflict. While that…

Obama claims improved economic growth numbers

Obama claims improved economic growth numbers

New evidence of economic growth is heartening and underscores that companies are investing and consumers are spending, President Barack Obama said Thursday. “There are reasons to feel good about the…

USDA goes on a giant snail hunt

USDA goes on a giant snail hunt

The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders. The Agriculture Department…

9-year-old guns down firearms instructor

9-year-old guns down firearms instructor

The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in…

Few laws govern children at gun ranges

Few laws govern children at gun ranges

A 39-year-old firing-range instructor was killed Monday while showing a 9-year-old girl how to use an Uzi submachine gun. Charles Vacca’s death at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range in…

Omaha cop kills ‘Cops’ TV crew member

Omaha cop kills ‘Cops’ TV crew member

When the call came from an officer who needed help facing an armed robber at a fast-food restaurant, two members of a reality television show riding along with Omaha police…

Obama faces questions over Syria airstrikes

Obama faces questions over Syria airstrikes

President Barack Obama faces a familiar question as he contemplates airstrikes in Syria: Should Congress have a say in his decision? Obama was barreling toward strikes last summer when he…

Judge critical of states defending gay marriage bans

Judge critical of states defending gay marriage bans

Federal appeals judges bristled on Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between…

Charlie Christ becomes a successful Democrat

Charlie Christ becomes a successful Democrat

If there were any doubts that former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist would be accepted by Florida Democrats, they were cast aside as he overwhelmingly earned the Democratic nomination to challenge…