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Times getting tougher for tobacco growers

Times getting tougher for tobacco growers

Starting next month, America’s remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand. The very last buyout checks, totaling about $916.5 million, go out in…

Fourth Atlantic City casino closes

Fourth Atlantic City casino closes

Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino closed its doors early Tuesday, the fourth Atlantic City casino to go belly-up so far this year. When it opened on May 14, 1984, Donald…

Still looking for coalition to fight Islamic extremists

Still looking for coalition to fight Islamic extremists

The White House said Sunday it will find countries willing to send combat troops to fight Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq, but it’s too early to identify them. White…

A long-overdue Medal of Honor

A long-overdue Medal of Honor

After an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers, a Union Army officer who made the ultimate sacrifice more than 150 years ago will be recognized…

Wealth gap leaves local governments cash strapped

Wealth gap leaves local governments cash strapped

Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments. The widening gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else has been matched by a slowdown in state tax revenue, according…

Sinkholes are a gaping problem in America

Sinkholes are a gaping problem in America

Solid ground isn’t always a certainty. Sinkholes can lurk anywhere, beneath suburban homes, city streets or even football stadiums and museums. It’s basic geology: Sinkholes open when soil collapses into…

New air strikes in Syria, Iraq part of war plan

New air strikes in Syria, Iraq part of war plan

As U.S. forces gear up for airstrikes in Syria, the first demonstration of President Barack Obama’s more aggressive military campaign against the Islamic State group is likely to unfold first…

Iwitness, video show more evidence in Brown case

Iwitness, video show more evidence in Brown case

Cellphone video that shows a witness raising his hands in the air immediately after the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer in Ferguson appears to…

New terror threatens recognition of 9/11

New terror threatens recognition of 9/11

The nation’s gathering war against a new upsurge in Islamic terror hung heavy over the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks Thursday, stirring both anxiety and determination among those…

Looking for new ways to battle data fraud

Looking for new ways to battle data fraud

Working to combat an increasingly lucrative crime that crosses national boundaries, Justice Department officials are pressing for a new law to help them prosecute criminals overseas who traffic in stolen…