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Ebola patient in Texas now critical

Ebola patient in Texas now critical

After hospital officials on Saturday said the condition of the lone Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has worsened, the woman he came to Texas to visit said she is…

Ebola gives Rick Perry a chance to show leadership

Ebola gives Rick Perry a chance to show leadership

The first diagnosed case of Ebola in the United States, and the revelation that dozens of others in Texas are now being monitored, is a potential health crisis that gives…

Navy introduces unmanned patrol boats

Navy introduces unmanned patrol boats

Self-guided unmanned patrol boats that can leave warships they’re protecting and swarm and attack potential threats on the water could join the Navy’s fleet within a year, defense officials say,…

Is America ready to defend itself against Ebola?

Is America ready to defend itself against Ebola?

The Obama administration is seeking to allay fear about the single confirmed case of Ebola in the United States, saying that despite some initial missteps the health care system is…

If your money safe from hackers?

If your money safe from hackers?

Hackers stole personal information from millions of JPMorgan Chase customers this summer, in one of the biggest breaches of a financial company. The bank says only non-financial data was taken…

Jesse Matthew: A contradiction, even to his friends

Jesse Matthew: A contradiction, even to his friends

Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. was the kind of guy who would bust your lip, then regretfully drive you to the hospital. A “cool individual” around other guys, but a bit…

Two-thirds of Americans back Mideast airstrikes

Two-thirds of Americans back Mideast airstrikes

Nearly 2 out of 3 Americans back U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria to combat the threat from Islamic extremists, yet half also think there’s a high risk of a…

Jobless rate drops to lowest level since July 2008

Jobless rate drops to lowest level since July 2008

U.S. employers added 248,000 jobs in September, a burst of hiring that helped drive down the unemployment rate to 5.9 percent, the lowest since July 2008. The Labor Department report…

Pierson’s Secret Service tenure: Short and gone

Pierson’s Secret Service tenure: Short and gone

One lesson from Julia Pierson’s short tenure as director of the agency that protects the first family: The Secret Service can’t keep secrets from the president. Pierson’s undoing was not…

Pssst! It’s still the economy, stupid!

Pssst! It’s still the economy, stupid!

Recent headlines could make you think this election would be different. Perhaps, for the first time since the Great Recession, the economy wouldn’t be the top issue. The latest Associated…