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Australian minister quits over party ballot fiasco

March 21, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Australia’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard makes a statement to the media after a leadership ballot in Canberra, Australia, Thursday, March 21, 2013. Gillard remains Australia’s prime minister after she threw her job open to a leadership ballot but no one from the government was willing to run against her.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith) CANBERRA,...

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Man in Texas shootout ID’d as Colorado parolee

March 21, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This undated photo released by the Colorado Department of Corrections shows paroled inmate Evan Spencer Ebel. Ebel, 28, is the man who led Texas authorities on a 100 mph car chase that ended in a shootout Thursday, March 21, 2013, and may be linked to the...

House passes GOP budget plan promising deep cuts

March 21, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this March 18, 2013 file photo, House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate pressed ahead Wednesday on a huge, bipartisan spending bill aimed at keeping the government running...

Boeing worker mentors ‘Barefoot Bandit’ in prison

March 21, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 16, 2011 file photo, Colton Harris-Moore, also known as the “Barefoot Bandit,” stands in Island County Superior Court in Coupeville, Wash. Jonathan Standridge, a Boeing project manager, is serving as a mentor to...

Charges unlikely for man who shot at Okla. teens

March 21, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This photo provided by the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department shows Kenneth Chaffin. Two heavily armed teenage friends from Oklahoma drove hundreds of miles in a stolen pickup to a small town near Dallas where they were fatally shot during an...

Poll: low-wage workers, bosses at odds on training

March 21, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Thursday, May 24, 2012, file photo, employee Rosy Tirado pulls a pepperoni pizza from an oven at a Pizza Patron Dallas, Texas. While lower-wage American workers have accounted for the lion’s share of the jobs created since the...

Obama health law anniversary finds two Americas

March 21, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 29, 2013 file photo, Maria Webster joins others protesting Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s stance on health care outside the state capitol in Austin, Texas, where Perry was to deliver the state of the state address. Three years, two...

Amazon CEO recovers Apollo engines from Atlantic

March 21, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This image provided by Bezos Expeditions shows a thrust chamber of an Apollo F-1 engine on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in March 2013. An expedition led by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos pulled up two rocket engines, including this one, that helped boost Apollo...

Fed stands by stimulus, sees stronger US economy

March 21, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

A television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the news conference of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, Wednesday, March 20, 2013. In a statement after a two-day meeting, the Fed stood by its plan to keep short-term rates at record...

Fed is expected to maintain stimulative programs

March 19, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – The Federal Reserve Building is seen in Washington Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010 file photo. Don’t expect the Federal Reserve to let up in its drive to keep stimulating the economy with record-low interest rates. Not yet, anyway. That’s the...