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Judge blocks planned horse slaughter at 2 plants

August 2, 2013 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

FILE – This April 15, 2013 file photo shows Valley Meat Co., which has been sitting idle for more than a year, waiting for the Department of Agriculture to approve its plans to slaughter horses. A federal judge in Albuquerque is expected to decide Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 whether companies in New Mexico and Iowa [&hellip...

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APNewsBreak: Sikhs added to hate crime stats

August 2, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FOR USE AS DESIRED WITH SIKH TEMPLE SHOOTING ANNIVERSARY STORIES – FILE – In this Aug. 6, 2012, file photo worshipers from the Sikh community gather for a candle light vigil after prayer services in Brookfield, Wis. Twelve months ago, a white...

Surveillance critics face Obama in Oval Office

August 1, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this June 10, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Struggling to salvage a massive surveillance program, Obama faced congressional critics of the National Security Agency’s...

Budget plans imploding, Congress is heading home

August 1, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., right, Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, walk on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at the conclusion of a news conference after Republicans defeated a $54 billion funding bill for...

Monday MLB drug deal deadline as playoffs loom

August 1, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez leaves the team’s minor league complex after a rehabilitation workout Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. Major League Baseball is threatening to kick A-Rod out of the game for life unless the New York...

Ohio man who kidnapped 3 women gets life in prison

August 1, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Michelle Knight speaks during the sentencing phase for Ariel Castro Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Cleveland. Castro, a onetime school bus driver faces sentencing for kidnapping three women and subjecting them to years of sexual and physical abuse. (AP Photo/Tony...

Employers aren’t cutting, or adding, many staffers

August 1, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Monday, June 24, 2013, photo, a recruiter waits to meet with job seekers at a career fair, in King of Prussia, Pa. The Labor Department reports on the number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits in the last week of July on Thursday, Aug....

NSA chief talks at hackers’ conference in Vegas

August 1, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Hackers and security personal attend the Black Hat hacker conference on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, in Las Vegas. National Security Agency head Army Gen. Keith Alexander was the keynote speaker at the conference. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The...

House approves lower rates on student loans

August 1, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this July 17, 2013 file photo, House Education Committee Chairman Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., left, followed by House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of Calif., walks to the House chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington. A deal that gives college...

Nuptials at midnight as gay marriage hits Minn.

July 31, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak takes a moment to himself as he prepares for the evening’s weddings at City Hall, Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in Minneapolis. Dozens of Minnesota gay couples made last-minute preparations Wednesday for midnight marriages,...