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Unemployment among vets grows to record levels

Unemployment among vets grows to record levels

More than 15 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans were unemployed in January, far higher than the national jobless rate and the highest since the government began collecting data…

Soviet memories of Arab collapse: Been there, done that

Soviet memories of Arab collapse: Been there, done that

The astounding pro-democracy domino effect in the Arab world evokes the shock waves of 1989 that toppled communism in Eastern Europe and eventually brought down the Soviet Union. Two figures…

Cheney calls Muburak ‘a good friend’

Cheney calls Muburak ‘a good friend’

Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Saturday called Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak a good friend and U.S. ally, and he urged the Obama administration to move cautiously as turmoil continued…

Mideast unrest adds unease to terror fight

Mideast unrest adds unease to terror fight

The unrest engulfing Arab streets and threatening authoritarian governments in the Mideast is complicating U.S. counterterrorism efforts. U.S. counterterrorism officials need to move quickly to firm up relationships with veteran…

Man’s best friend for mad dog from hell?

Man’s best friend for mad dog from hell?

Man’s best friend may be a formidable enemy to wildlife, a Utah State University biologist says in a newly published paper that tracks the harmful effects of loose dogs on…

America fights its own Super Bowl of Snow

America fights its own Super Bowl of Snow

Unrelenting winter storms have left a chilled New England in a white maze, with growing mounds of snow and ice creating formidable public safety concerns. The barrage of winter weather…

Kansas prison plans big Super Bowl pizza party

Kansas prison plans big Super Bowl pizza party

The Super Bowl and pizza go hand-in-hand, sometimes even for people in prison. On Sunday before the big game, Pizza Hut will deliver 942 large pizzas to the Hutchinson Correctional…

Obama to Mubarak: Hit the road Jack

Obama to Mubarak: Hit the road Jack

President Barack Obama said Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak should do the statesmanlike thing and make a quick handoff to a more representative government. Translation: Don’t let the door hit you on…

Ron Reagan: Sarah Palin is just one big soap opera

Ron Reagan: Sarah Palin is just one big soap opera

Sarah Palin is honoring one Reagan and offending another with the same speech. The former Alaska governor is scheduled to speak in Santa Barbara, Calif., on Friday at a tribute…

Heath care fraud now has a face

Heath care fraud now has a face

Health care fraud used to be a faceless crime — until now. Medicare and Medicaid scams cost taxpayers more than $60 billion a year, but the average bank holdup is…