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Gulf Coast braces for Tropical Storm Karen

October 3, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Downtown Miami is engulfed in storm clouds as Tropical Storm Karen heads toward Florida’s Panhandle on Thurdsay, Oct. 3, 2013. The storm threatened to become the first named tropical system to menace the United States this year. (AP Photo/The Miami Herald, Shannon Kaestle) MAGS OUT NEW ORLEANS (AP) — From a tiny, vulnerable island off [&hellip...

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Tesla fire shows electrics face safety challenges

October 3, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this June 22, 2012 file photo shows a Tesla Model S driving outside the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif. Shares of Tesla Motors are down another 5 percent as investors in the high-flying company assess the fallout from a fire in one of its...

Twitter unseals IPO papers, hopes to raise $1B

October 3, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 2, 2013, file photo, a smartphone display shows the Twitter logo in Berlin, Germany, Twitter unsealed the documents Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, for its planned initial public offering of stock and says it hopes to raise up to $1 billion....

Shutdown jeopardizes nutrition program for poor

October 3, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In a Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 photo, Carlos Rodriguez kisses his 2-year-old daughter Diana, who relies on the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children(WIC) while waiting for his wife outside a WIC office, in Los Angeles. WIC aid...

Calif. man charged in black market drug scheme

October 3, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This frame grab from the Silk Road website shows thumbnails for a product allegedly available through the site. On Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, FBI agents arrested Ross William Ulbricht, who is accused of operating the secret website, which is believed to have...

White House meeting yields no progress on shutdown

October 2, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., left, with Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks to reporters following a meeting with President Barack Obama and the Republican leadership at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct....

Authorities: 8 killed in church bus crash in Tenn.

October 2, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this image released by WVLT -TV, authorities work at the scene of an interstate accident, near Dandridge, Tenn. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. A passenger bus has overturned in Jefferson County, completely blocking the eastbound lanes of Interstate 40. (AP...

Obama seeks to strike a balance during shutdown

October 2, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Oct. 1, 2013, photo, President Barack Obama gestures during a statement on the government shutdown in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Obama’s strategy during the partial shutdown of the federal government is aimed at keeping up...

Pressure mounts to fix health insurance exchanges

October 2, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this screen grab image, the page asking visitors to stay on during the log in process of the Health Care Marketplace website Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. The pressure is on for the federal government and states running their own health insurance exchanges to...

‘Red October’ novelist Tom Clancy dies at 66

October 2, 2013 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This undated file image provided by Paramount Studios shows a scene from “The Hunt for Red October” starring, from left, Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin and Scott Glenn. The film is based on the book by Tom Clancy. Clancy, the bestselling...