Quotations of the day

“I actually went to (Majority Leader) Eric Cantor a couple days ago and I proposed this. I said, ‘You’re going to think this is crazy but I,…

As Bakken booms, drug arrests spike

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The booming Bakken oil patch that’s given a major boost to U.S. energy production has emerged as a new front in the f…

Today in History

Today is Friday, Oct. 11, the 284th day of 2013. There are 81 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 11, 1962, Pope Jo…

AP PHOTOS: The Mercury 7 Astronauts

Scott Carpenter, the second American to orbit the Earth and one of the last two survivors of the famed original Mercury 7 astronauts, died T…