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10 dead when Texas prison bus skids off highway, hits train

January 15, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

Officials investigate the scene of a prison transport bus crash, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, in Penwell, Texas. Law enforcement officials said the bus carrying prisoners and corrections officers fell from an overpass in West Texas and crashed onto train tracks below, killing at least 10 people. (AP Photo/Odessa American, Mark Sterkel) ODESSA, Texas (AP) —...

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Bartender charged with threatening to kill Speaker Boehner

January 15, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 11, 2014 file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The first Republican-controlled Congress to confront President Barack Obama takes charge on Tuesday, and GOP...

Ohio man accused of plotting to attack US Capitol, arrested

January 15, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

Lights illuminate the U.S. Capitol, which is covered in scaffolding for restoration, in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. A man who plotted to attack the Capitol and kill government officials inside it and spoke of his desire to support the Islamic...

Yemen’s al-Qaida claims Paris attack, vows more violence

January 14, 2015 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this April 23, 2013 file photo, a suspected Yemeni al-Qaida militant, center, holds an Islamist banner as he stands behind bars during a court hearing in state security court in Sanaa, Yemen. A top leader of Yemen’s al-Qaida branch has...

US stocks fall on dismal retail report, slow global growth

January 14, 2015 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

Trader Fady Tanios, left, and specialist Vincent Surace work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, in New York. Stocks are falling and bond prices are rising following some discouraging news on the U.S. economy and a weaker...

Jonathan Franzen to appear at BookExpo America

January 14, 2015 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Nov. 14, 2001 file photo, author Jonathan Franzen poses after the 2001 National Book Foundation’s awards ceremony in New York. Franzen, whose novel “Purity” is expected to be the lliterary release of the fall, will be a...

Pope travels to war-torn north Sri Lanka, urges forgiveness

January 14, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

Pope Francis, center, delivers a prayer at the church of Our Lady of Madhu in Madhu, Sri Lanka,Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. Thousands of people waving the white and yellow Vatican flags were on hand to welcome Francis to the Our Lady of Madhu shrine, which is...

Willie Nelson, Usher, Chris Martin to pay tribute to Wonder

January 14, 2015 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Nov. 29, 2014 file photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, Stevie Wonder performs in Las Vegas. Willie Nelson, Usher and Coldplay’s Chris Martin will pay tribute to Stevie Wonder at a concert next month. The Recording Academy...

Wells Fargo’s earnings edge up as revenue rises

January 14, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

This July 14, 2014 photo shows Wells Fargo offices in Oakland, Calif. Wells Fargo reports quarterly earnings on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo & Co. reported a slightly higher fourth-quarter profit as the...

Farmers in dry California decry decision involving appeals

January 12, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this July 25, 2005, file photo, tiny fish caught in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta river are seen through a microscope at a California Department of Fish and Game laboratory in Stockton, Calif. California farmers struggling with drought say...