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Stocks hit round-number milestones, then slip

November 18, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

A board on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the Dow Jones industrial average above 16,000 in intraday trading, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. The stock market broke through two milestones Monday as a historic rally pushes stocks further into record territory. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market broke [&hellip...

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Eagle Ford oil transforming Corpus Christi port

November 17, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This Oct. 28, 2013, photo shows a refinery near Port Corpus Christi, Texas. (AP Photo/The San Antonio Express-News, Bob Owen) RUMBO DE SAN ANTONIO OUT; NO SALES CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — It’s a Monday afternoon at the edge of Texas, but this might...

Broader lessons in Obama immigration reform

November 17, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 file photo, Pilar Quinn, a volunteer, teaches a GED preparation class at Marist School, in Atlanta, Ga.. The class is for immigrants who are applying for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Government...

Trial to decide fate of Warhol portrait of Fawcett

November 17, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This March 5, 1989 file photo shows actors Ryan O’Neal, left, and Farrah Fawcett at the premiere of the film. “Chances Are,” in New York. Jury selection could begin as early as Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in a Los Angeles courtroom...

AP IMPACT: Seeking lung donors after at-home death

November 17, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Oct. 25, 2013 photo, an oxygen line leads to Lisa Bowman as she sits on a sofa at her home in Union Grove, N.C. Bowman, who suffers from a lung disease, is currently on the transplant waiting list. It’s a little-known twist of nature: Your lungs...

Teacher killings bring profession’s risks to light

November 17, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Columbia High School Principal John Sawchuk poses at the school on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in East Greenbush, N.Y. In 2004 Sawchuk found himself wrestling a 16-year-old student for the loaded shotgun the boy used to wound a teacher in his East Greenbush,...

Obama health care woes become credibility fight

November 17, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Nov. 14, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks about his signature health care law in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington. Throughout the president’s first four years in office, he prided himself...

SF transit agency calls for renewed labor talks

November 16, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – Bay Area Rapid Transit passengers wait for a train in this Oct. 22, 2013 file photo taken in Oakland, Calif. San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit’s contract with its two largest unions appears to be facing uncertainty late Friday Nov. 15,...

Ryan in Iowa, O’Malley in NH with all eyes on 2016

November 16, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., holds a cheesehead hat with a drawing of Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad on the top while presenting to Branstad during the Iowa governor’s birthday bash and fundraiser, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, in Altoona, Iowa.(AP Photo/Charlie...

GOP sees health care law as big 2014 opportunity

November 16, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Nov. 15, 2013, photo, Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., walks on on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. In his West Virginia district, the TV ads attacking Rahall over the calamitous startup of President Barack Obama’s health care law have...