By DAVID PITTAssociated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday slightly lowered its projection for the nation's corn crop for a fourth straight month, reflecting worse-than-expected news about the actual impact of this year's withering drought from
THECHIVE.COM - The boy was 11-year-old Ben Baltz of Valparaiso, Florida. When he was six, Ben was diagnosed with bone cancer in his right leg, his fibula and tibia had to be removed.
Ben walks with a mechanical knee and prosthetic walking leg, which he switches out for a running leg to play
MSNBC.COM - A 23-year-old Texas mother who beat her daughter and glued her hands to a wall told a Dallas judge on Wednesday that she was a monster a year ago, but she has changed.
"Elizabeth Escalona is not a monster," she said of herself, according to a tweet by Dallas Morning News'
By KELLI KENNEDY and MATT SEDENSKYAssociated Press
MIAMI (AP) - Workers inched closer Thursday afternoon to pulling a fourth likely casualty from the site of a parking garage collapse as a search for answers continued over what reduced a routine construction project to piles of twisted steel
By ALICIA A. CALDWELLAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration declared the ultra-violent street gang MS-13 to be an international criminal group on Thursday, an unprecedented crackdown targeting the finances of the sprawling U.S. and Central American gang infamous for hacking
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has offered his take on the debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan, saying "Joe just needs to be Joe." Obama offered his remark to in an interview with ABC News on the eve of Thursday night's vice presidential
WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) - Police in Colorado say the search for a missing 10-year-old girl will continue after a body was found in a suburban Denver park seven miles from where the fifth-grader disappeared nearly a week ago. Westminster police spokesman Trevor Materasso on
UPDATE: according to Ferry County, as of 11am, they have partially restored the problem with incoming calls via land-line. People can now reach 911 via land-line but 911 is not able to identify where the call is being placed from without being told by the caller. PREVIOUS
DENVER (AP) - Colorado authorities acknowledge body found in park, say search continues for missing girl.
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By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Declining applications for unemployment benefits have typically pointed to stronger hiring.
Not so much anymore.
Since the U.S. recession officially ended in June 2009, fewer layoffs have meant fewer people seeking unemployment aid. On