By DAVID CRARYAP National Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - One after another, major U.S. corporations have updated anti-discrimination policies to protect gay, lesbian and transgender workers, drawing plaudits from gay-rights groups. There's one prominent exception: Exxon Mobil Corp.
In the latest
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Two infants were among the 24 people killed by the tornado that ripped across the Oklahoma City area this week, the Oklahoma medical examiner's office said Wednesday.
The office said it has identified 23 of the 24 victims and that 10 of them were children, including seven
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) - The U.S. Air Force launched an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile from a California base on Wednesday, a month after the test flight was postponed because of tensions with North Korea.
The Minuteman 3 lifted off at 6:27 a.m. PDT Wednesday from
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - The United States and its Arab and European allies will step up their support for Syria's opposition to help them "fight for the freedom of their country" if President Bashar Assad's regime doesn't engage in peace talks in good
By JIM FITZGERALDAssociated Press
SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. (AP) - Weeping filled a church Wednesday during a funeral for a Hofstra University student who was accidentally shot by police responding to a Long Island home invasion, with friends describing her fearlessness and love of life - riding bikes,
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Officials in Washington are expressing disappointment that Fairchild Air Force base was not chosen as the first home of the Air Force's new aerial refueling tankers. Members of the Kansas congressional delegation announced Wednesday that McConnell Air
By KYLE HIGHTOWERAssociated Press
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A Chechen immigrant was shot to death by authorities while being questioned in the Boston Marathon bombing case early Wednesday after he lunged at an FBI agent with a knife, officials said.
Ibragim Todashev, a 27-year-old mixed martial arts
WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency says U.S. officials are "going neighborhood to neighborhood" to make sure Oklahoma gets the help it needs.
FEMA's Craig Fugate promises in an interview that officials won't desert Oklahoma, saying "We don't leave here
GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) - The Boy Scouts of America will convene a two-day meeting of 1,400 local leaders to consider changing its long-standing ban on openly gay boys in the scouting movement.
Officials of the Irving, Texas-based organization are scheduled Wednesday to open the first of the ballots
By LARRY O'DELLAssociated Press
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - An embezzling case that began with a chef being accused of stealing food from Virginia's Executive Mansion and morphed into a political scandal involving two of the state's most powerful politicians has some people wondering: What
By DAN SEWELLAssociated Press
CINCINNATI (AP) - Tea party activists waving flags and signs, singing patriotic songs and chanting anti-IRS slogans protested outside federal buildings across the country Tuesday to protest the agency's extra scrutiny of conservative groups.
A crowd packed the
By TAMARA LUSH and BARBARA RODRIGUEZAssociated Press
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (AP) - It could be an anxious wait of up to two months for people in a small Florida city to find out who won the highest Powerball jackpot in history: an estimated $590.5 million.
The lucky ticket was bought sometime Saturday
SPOKANE, Wash. – The trial of Clay Starbuck, charged with killing his ex-wife Chanin and sexually violating her remains, entered its third week Monday at the Spokane County Courthouse.
Chanin Starbuck was found strangled to death in her Deer Park home in December of 2011, and Clay