By GILLIAN FLACCUSAssociated Press
YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) - U.S. Navy Lt. Mike McGrath was just 27 years old, with a wife and two toddler sons in the U.S., when he was shot down and taken prisoner on his 179th bombing mission during the Vietnam War.
McGrath spent almost six years in North
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Three days of congressional hearings about the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative political groups have lawmakers looking for ways to widen an investigation that has so far been largely contained within the tax collection
By VERENA DOBNIKAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - A company that promised sightseer tours to the Bronx that included a New York City "ghetto" has stopped the bus rides under protest from an outraged neighborhood.
Real Bronx Tours, which took mostly European tourists from Manhattan to see life in the
By LARA JAKES and LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is set to at least partially bring out into the open some of the U.S.-directed drone program, a key component of counterterrorism strategy, as he outlines the contours of the continuing threat to American
By SEAN MURPHY and RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTIAssociated Press
MOORE, Okla. (AP) - Nine-year-old Sydney Angle was "everywhere at once" when she was out on the softball field. Kyle Davis, 8, was nicknamed "The Wall" because of his size and presence on the soccer field. JaNae Hornsby, also 9, was the life
By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN and RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTIAssociated Press
MOORE, Okla. (AP) - A band of thunderstorms battered the Oklahoma City area Thursday, slowing cleanup operations in the suburb where a tornado killed 24 people and destroyed thousands of homes this week.
The first of the funerals, for
By DAVID CRARY and NOMAAN MERCHANTAssociated Press
GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) - The Boy Scouts of America's national leadership will vote Thursday on whether to allow openly gay Scouts in its ranks, a critical and emotionally charged moment for one of the nation's oldest youth organizations and
By KATHY MATHESONAssociated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - For bicyclist Rudi Saldia, you could say a cat is his co-pilot.
Saldia often buzzes around Philadelphia with his year-old feline Mary Jane perched on his shoulder. Their urban adventures have turned heads on the street and garnered big hits on
SPOKANE, Wash – Terry Siekerman just marked the eighth anniversary of her husband, Gary Gilbrech's death. While she's still trying to figure out how to live without him, she's also still waiting for validation over why she says he died.
"I'm surviving, I'm
SPOKANE, Wash. - For the second time in the last few months, police officers are looking for a suspect in an armed robbery at a north Spokane pizza shop. The robbery happened just before 6 PM on Wednesday, in the 5500 Block of North Wall.
Spokane Police Lieutenant Dean Sprague says a man entered
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will travel to tornado-ravaged Moore, Okla., on Sunday. That's according to a White House official, who wasn't authorized to publicly discuss the trip ahead of the official announcement and requested anonymity. A
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
BICKLETON, Wash. (AP) - A freak snow has given students a snow day in May in the Klickitat County town of Bickleton. School Superintendent Ric Palmer says 10-to-12 inches fell in places overnight and heavy snow brought some tree branches down on lines, knocking out power and