By By JULIE PACEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's chemical weapons position on Syria may have given Bashar Assad an unintended opening: The embattled Syrian leader appears willing to use other deadly tactics, including Scud missiles, without fear of U.S.
Rice: I wanted to avoid 'politicized' hearings
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice says she withdrew from consideration for secretary of state because she didn't want to endure confirmation hearings that were "very politicized." Rice also says she wouldn't
WASHINGTON (AP) - The North American Aerospace Defense Command says North Korea appears to have launched "an object" into Earth orbit, but neither the missile used nor debris from the launch are a threat to North America.
NORAD officials said U.S. missile warning systems detected and tracked the
By By EMERY P. DALESIOAP Business Writer
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The head of Duke Energy said he regrets that officials with the nation's largest electric company went too far in their criticism of North Carolina regulators responsible for setting rates in its top power market, according to a
By By SCOTT SONNERAssociated Press
RENO, Nev. (AP) - An inattentive trucker with a history of speeding violations driving a tractor-trailer with faulty brakes was the probable cause of a fatal collision with an Amtrak train that left six people dead in northern Nevada last year, the National
By By JAMIE STENGLE and MICHAEL FELBERBAUMAssociated Press
DALLAS (AP) - The University of Virginia was put on warning Tuesday by an accrediting panel that found indications the school broke governance rules in a failed attempt to oust the prestigious public school's president this summer.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - In a story Dec. 10 about a proposed Missouri River pipeline to the West, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Missouri River flows from North Dakota to Missouri and provides drinking water, recreation, hydropower and irrigation in six states. The Missouri River begins
By By DAVID A. LIEBAssociated Press
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A plunge over the federal "fiscal cliff" may sound like a terrifying risk for many state officials anxiously watching as Washington struggles to avert automatic tax hikes and spending cuts set to start with the new year. Yet their
By By LOLITA C. BALDOR and PAULINE JELINEKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Army is updating its handbook for soldiers on how to detect and prevent so-called insider attacks, providing detailed warning signs to watch for and cultural missteps to avoid because they could fuel anger or