WASHINGTON (AP) — In secretive chat rooms and on encrypted Internet message boards, al-Qaida fighters have been planning and coordinating attacks — including a threatened if vague plot that U.S. officials say closed 19 diplomatic posts across Africa
STERLING, Va. (AP) — David C. Jones, a retired Air Force general who helped set in motion a far-reaching reorganization of the U.S. military command while serving as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has died at
LOS ANGELES (AP) — New data show that the U.S. is on track to end the year with the fewest homes repossessed by lenders in six years.
Foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac says lenders repossessed just under 37,000 U.S.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Native Americans on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation have voted to end prohibition and legalize alcohol so the tribe can use the profits for education and treatment.
A majority of voters on
HONOLULU (AP) — A judge on Wednesday sentenced a freeway shooter to three consecutive life terms in prison after saying he deserved harsh punishment for turning Honolulu highways into “killing zones.”
Toby Stangel, 30, was sentenced after being
Today is Thursday, Aug. 15, the 227th day of 2013. There are 138 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On August 15, 1969, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair opened in upstate New York.
DENVER (AP) — A man whose teen son’s bones were found in southwest Colorado in June says investigators have searched his home and taken several items.
KUSA-TV in Denver reports (http://on9news.tv/15GFRxW ) investigators executed a search warrant at
DENVER (AP) — A relative of a Los Angeles couple arrested in Qatar says the two had gone there at the request of a Colorado-based engineering company that focuses on water infrastructure projects.
Matthew and Grace Huang are
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The nation’s largest Lutheran group elected its first woman as presiding bishop on Wednesday.
The Rev. Elizabeth Eaton was chosen as head of the liberal-leaning Evangelical Lutheran Church in America during its national legislative meeting
EAGLE, Colo. (AP) — Authorities in Colorado say a dog whose severed head was found at a park appears to have been injured by a human, not an animal.
The decapitation was reported Aug. 4 in El Jebel
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii man who had 16 rare trees worth more than $100,000 stolen from his nursery more than two weeks ago has recovered one of the trees.
KHON-TV reports (http://bit.ly/14MMHG7 ) a bonsai tree valued
ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Hundreds of curiosity-seekers, horse-traders and other people have attended an auction of the estate of a suicidal man who released dozens of exotic animals including lions and tigers in eastern Ohio almost two years
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — A California prosecutor in the trial of a former photographer charged with the decades-old killings of four women says his diary shows how he would stalk and approach victims.
The Marin Independent Journal
EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — As the skies turned blue and the sun illuminated Martha’s Vineyard, the vacationing President Barack Obama hit the links again.
The White House says the president played golf Wednesday with World Bank President Jim
PYRAMID LAKE, Nev. (AP) — Ancient rock etchings along a dried-up lake bed in Nevada have been confirmed to be the oldest recorded petroglyphs in North America, dating back at least 10,000 years.
The petroglyphs found on limestone
POTOMAC FALLS, Virginia (AP) — Gen. David C. Jones, who served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Carter and Reagan administrations, has died at 92.
The general’s son, David Curtis Jones, said Wednesday that
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration, under pressure from black college presidents and lawmakers, has made changes to the PLUS loan program that may help thousands of families qualify for the college financial aid.
The Education Department says