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National Zoo: 2-week-old panda cub is female

September 5, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This handout photo provided by the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, taken Sept. 5, 2013, shows the zoo’s Panda mother Mei Xiang with her cub at the zoo in Washington. It’s a girl! The zoo announced Thursday that its 2-week-old giant panda cub is female and her father is National Zoo panda Tian Tian. (AP Photo/Smithsonian’s National...

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San Antonio adopts disputed gay rights measure

September 5, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Julie Pousson, right, and Jennifer Echeverry, left, celebrate after a non-discrimination ordinance was passed by the San Antonio city council, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, in San Antonio. The ordinance in part will prohibit discrimination based on sexual...

Ohio man confesses in video killing man in crash

September 5, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This video frame grab provided by Alex Sheen of becauseisaidiwould.com shows Matthew Cordle. Cordle, a driver has confessed in a video posted online that he’s to blame for a wrong-way car crash stemming from a night of heavy drinking that killed another...

Woman accused of trying to kill autistic daughter

September 5, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This undated file photo provided by the Stapleton family via the Traverse City Record-Eagle, shows Issy Stapleton with her father Matt in Elberta, Mich. Kelli Stapleton, a 45-year-old Northern Michigan woman faces charges in what police say was a failed...

USFS: Hunter caused huge wildfire near Yosemite

September 5, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this photo provided by the U.S. Forest Service, Crews clear California Highway 120 of debris, as crews continue to fight the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park in California Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. The massive wildfire is now 80 percent contained...

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Many vets’ caregivers cut out from federal benefit

September 4, 2013 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

AP Photos Above: Chris Ott, right, helps her son, former Marine John Thomas Doody. J.T., who was shot while serving in Fallujah, Iraq., subsequently suffering an infection and a series of strokes that left him in a coma and relying on a ventilator to...

Teen dead, more hurt in Texas high school stabbing

September 4, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Laurie Garza talks on the phone as she waits for her daughter outside Spring High School Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, in Spring, Texas. At least one person has been killed and others injured in an altercation at the high school in suburban Houston. The Harris...

Feds won’t enforce same-sex veterans law

September 4, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Aug. 12, 2013, file photo Attorney General Eric Holder speaks to the American Bar Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco. The Obama administration said Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, it will stop enforcing a law that blocks benefits to...

G-20 summit leaders face a divided global economy

September 4, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

A journalist speaks on a cell phone next to a sign for the G20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. The biggest economies, the United States, Europe, Japan, as well as China , are all expanding. And the leaders who will gather this...

Prosecutors appeal Mont. teacher’s rape sentence

September 4, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Montana District Judge G. Todd Baugh reads a statement apologizing for remarks he made about a 14-year-old girl raped by a teacher in Billings, Mont., Wednesday Aug. 28, 2013. State prosecutors said Wednesday they are appealing as “illegal” the...