Wooden gavel placed on a block, isolated on a background

Conn. suit against Mexican ex-president dismissed

A lawyer for plaintiffs suing former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo over a 1997 massacre in a Mexican village says they will appeal after a federal judge dismissed their lawsuit.…
San Francisco Airliner Crash-Victims

No heat technology on rig that hit Asiana survivor

A San Francisco newspaper reports the fire rig that ran over and killed a 16-year-old Asiana Airlines crash survivor was not equipped with heat sensing equipment that might have saved her life.…

US home sales dip but remain near 3½-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of previously occupied homes slipped in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.08 million but remain near a 3½-year high. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that sales fell 1.2…
Linda Haas, Gary Haas

Jury selection begins in slaying of Okla. couple

Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday for an Arizona inmate who escaped from prison and is accused of killing a retired couple who was traveling through New Mexico.…

Pentagon chief can’t offer hope in budget cuts

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The audience gasped in surprise and gave a few low whistles as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered the news that furloughs, which have forced a 20 percent pay cut on most of…

House GOP on health care: For repeal, not replace

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years after campaigning on a vow to “repeal and replace” President Barack Obama’s health care law, House Republicans have yet to advance an alternative for the system they have voted more than three dozen…

Obama to rally faithful ahead of August recess

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is meeting Monday with his most loyal supporters to discuss ways to promote his agenda on issues like immigration reform and the economy as lawmakers prepare to return home for their annual…

Obama’s latest economic push has familiar feel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Drawing renewed attention to the economy, President Barack Obama will return this week to an Illinois college where he once spelled out a vision for an expanded and strengthened middle class as a freshman U.S.…

Cold caps tested to prevent hair loss during chemo

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first time Miriam Lipton had breast cancer, her thick locks fell out two weeks after starting chemotherapy. The second time breast cancer struck, Lipton gave her scalp a deep chill and kept much of…

Quotations of the day

“It’s very scary, especially when he used to be talking to my daughter. But I told him he was too old to be talking to my daughter because she was only 19. When I found out how old…