By JIM ABRAMSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday that he misspoke when he suggested in a Senate speech that damage from Superstorm Sandy was worse than that inflicted by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
In a short statement released by his office, the Nevada
By LARA JAKESAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - John Brennan was headed for the priesthood when, while sitting idly on a bus as a student at Fordham University in the 1970s, he stumbled on a recruiting ad for the CIA. Now, after years of poring through intelligence, trekking with Mideast
ATLANTA (AP) - Health officials say this flu season is shaping up to be one of the more severe in recent years. Earlier reports indicated that this could be a bad flu season, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the data now confirm it. In the last week of
DETROIT (AP) - A trial has been rescheduled for a suburban Detroit man accused of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend and her fiance, chopping off their heads and limbs and dumping their remains into the Detroit River.
Roger Bowling is charged in the deaths of 32-year-old Danielle Greenway and 42-
By THOMAS J. SHEERANAssociated Press
CHARDON, Ohio (AP) - Because "voluminous" new evidence has emerged, a judge agreed Monday to indefinitely delay the murder trial of an 18-year-old charged in the high school shooting deaths of three students.
The nature of the evidence wasn't disclosed as
By ROD McGUIRKAssociated Press
COOMA, Australia (AP) - Firefighters battled scores of wildfires raging across southeastern Australia on Tuesday as authorities evacuated national parks and warned that blistering temperatures and high winds had led to "catastrophic" conditions in some areas.
By REBECCA SANTANAAssociated Press
ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistan and India traded accusations Sunday of violating the cease-fire in the disputed northern region of Kashmir, with Islamabad accusing Indian troops of a cross-border raid that killed one of its soldiers and India charging that Pakistani
By MARY CLARE JALONICKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration says its new guidelines would make the food Americans eat safer and help prevent the kinds of foodborne disease outbreaks that sicken or kill thousands of consumers each year.
The rules, the most sweeping food
KHQ.COM - Health officials say 2012 was the nation's worst year for whooping cough in nearly six decades. About 42,000 cases were reported last year, the most since 1955. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is still gathering information, and the number could
By MIKE STOBBEAP Medical Writer
The nation just suffered its worst year for whooping cough in nearly six decades, according to preliminary government figures.
Whooping cough ebbs and flows in multi-year cycles, and experts say 2012 appears to have reached a peak with 41,880 cases. Another factor: A