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Republicans will block Obama’s plans to tax the rich

Republicans will block Obama’s plans to tax the rich

Republican lawmakers are already signaling they will do what they can to block President Barack Obama’s pitch for tax increases on the wealthiest Americans. Obama is making that pitch to…

Obama’s plan: Tax the wealthy to help the middle class

Obama’s plan: Tax the wealthy to help the middle class

President Barack Obama is turning to his biggest television audience of the year to pitch tax increases on the wealthiest Americans and put the new Republican Congress in the position…

Supremes agree to settle gay marriage issue

Supremes agree to settle gay marriage issue

The Supreme Court is getting back in the marriage business. The justices agreed Friday to decide a major civil rights question: whether same-sex couples have a right to marry everywhere…

Teen sweethearts on crime spree captured in Florida

Teen sweethearts on crime spree captured in Florida

Two teenage sweethearts suspected in a crime spree of stolen vehicles and pilfered checks across the South have been taken into custody in Florida, Kentucky authorities said Sunday. Grayson County…

Murder-suicide at Florida shopping mall

Murder-suicide at Florida shopping mall

A Florida man who had “several pockets full of ammunition” targeted his wife in a shooting that killed two people at a mall food court where the woman worked, police…

The old State of the Union just ain’t what it used to be

The old State of the Union just ain’t what it used to be

The State of the Union just isn’t what it used to be. Sure, the pageantry and theatrics of the annual presidential address will all be there. The stem-winder of a…

Kerry tries to make U.S. amends in Paris

Kerry tries to make U.S. amends in Paris

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry paid his respects Friday to the victims of last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris in a show of American solidarity with the French people.…

A trip from video game to terrorism

A trip from video game to terrorism

Christopher Lee Cornell showed little direction in his life, spending hours playing video games in his bedroom in his parents’ apartment, rarely going out or working, and voicing distrust of…

Washington finds itself going to pot

Washington finds itself going to pot

Washington’s legal marijuana market opened last summer to a dearth of weed. Some stores periodically closed because they didn’t have pot to sell. Prices were through the roof. Six months…

Baby on booze bottle is a stout problem

Baby on booze bottle is a stout problem

Babies and bottles normally get along just fine, unless a picture of that baby happens to be plastered to the front of a bottle of beer being sold in New…