MSNBC.COM - The
United States has quietly moved significant military reinforcements
into the Persian Gulf to deter the Iranian military from any possible
attempt to shut the Strait of Hormuz and to increase the number of
fighter jets capable of striking deep into Iran if the standoff over its
By MIKE STOBBEAP Medical Writer
ATLANTA (AP) - Overdose deaths from powerful painkillers have been surging at an alarming rate in the U.S., but here's a sliver of good news: The number blamed on methadone appears to have peaked.
Still, methadone accounts
CHICAGO (AP) - Two Illinois county clerks have received permission to defend the state's gay marriage ban in court.
Effingham County Clerk Kerry Hirtzel and Tazewell County Clerk Christie Webb on Tuesday got the OK to intervene in the lawsuit filed in Cook
By CHRISTOPHER SHERMANAssociated Press
HARGILL, Texas (AP) - A federal immigration agent who was shot while taking part in a criminal investigation near a rural South Texas town early Tuesday was out of surgery and in stable condition, officials said.
MSNBC.COM - Actor Andy Griffith, who won the hearts of 1960s TV viewers with his role as gentle Sheriff Andy Taylor in "The Andy Griffith Show," then returned as a 1980s country lawyer in "Matlock," died Tuesday at 86. The news was confirmed to North Carolina television station WITN by Bill
By TED ANTHONYAP National Writer
SMITHTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - In the market for new designer eyewear this Independence Day? Look no further than Wize Eyes on Long Island. "So Proudly We Hail," the chain advertised this week, "With Fashion Eyewear ... At Half The Price
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska mother of two boys police found locked in a dog kennel will serve two years of probation after pleading no contest to felony child abuse.
The North Platte Telegraph reports (http://bit.ly/MRkySQ ) 23-year-old Ashly Clark
WASHINGTON (AP) - About 1.4 million customers are facing a fourth sweltering day without electricity as utility crews clean up behind a storm that swept from the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic. Power was back for more than a million customers in seven states and the District of
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard (DOO'-gahrd) has confirmed a second death in the weekend crash of an Air Force tanker that was helping fight a wildfire in the Black Hills.
Daugaard's statement Tuesday did not identify the second
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has confirmed a second death in the weekend crash of an Air Force tanker that was helping fight a wildfire in the Black Hills. Daugaard's statement Tuesday did not identify the second victim. The family of Lt. Col. Paul