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Syria warns US: No unilateral strikes on militants

August 26, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

White House press secretary Josh Earnest gestures during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, where he took questions on ISIS, Iraq, and Syria. He also received congratulations for his newborn baby. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) BEIRUT (AP) — Syria said Monday it was ready to help confront the [&hellip...

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Hearings planned after call for nuke-plant closure

August 26, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Nov. 3, 2008 file photo shows aboveground casks designed to store radioactive waste from a nuclear reactor at Pacific Gas and Electric’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant in Avila Beach, Calif. A senior federal nuclear expert who was stationed...

Businesses: Quake cleanup shouldn’t deter tourists

August 26, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

A worker removes an earthquake-damaged wine barrel from a barrel storage facility Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Napa, Calif. A powerful earthquake that struck the heart of California’s wine country caught many people sound asleep, sending dressers, mirrors...

American soccer player Tim Howard has book deal

August 26, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Saturday, June 26, 2010, file photo, United States goalkeeper Tim Howard clenches his fist during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the United States and Ghana at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, South Africa. (AP...

American held in Syria freed after nearly 2 years

August 26, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

In this image made from undated video obtained by The Associated Press, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, a man believed to be Peter Theo Curtis, a U.S. citizen held hostage by an al-Qaida linked group in Syria,...

Dad of 18-year-old shot by officer asks for peace

August 25, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

Lesley McSpadden, Michael Brown’s mother, second from left, stands next to her cousin, Eric Davis, as he addresses the crowd at Peace Fest, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in St. Louis. Hundreds of people gathered in St. Louis’ largest city park Sunday at a...

Katy Perry channels Britney Spears at MTV VMAs

August 25, 2014 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

Riff Raff, left, and Katy Perry arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) Katy Perry and Riff Raff took it back to 2001 Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake in...

Chance for players other than Big 4 at US Open

August 25, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Aug. 3, 2014, file photo, Milos Raonic celebrates after defeating fellow Canadian Vasek Pospisil in the men’s singles final match at the Citi Open tennis tournament in Washington. Heading into the U.S. Open, Roger Federer, Rafael...

Obama back at White House after summer ‘vacation’

August 25, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave as they board Air Force One at the Cape Cod Coast Guard Station in Bourne, Mass., Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, en route to Washington. (AP Photo/Stew Milne) WASHINGTON (AP) — The “vacation” is...

US says American held in Syria has been freed

August 25, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

In this image made from undated video obtained by The Associated Press, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, a man believed to be Peter Theo Curtis, a U.S. citizen held hostage by an al-Qaida linked group in Syria,...