FAA: Air traffic system soon at full operation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says it’s suspended all employee furloughs and says air traffic facilities will begin returning to regular staffing levels over the next 24 hours. The FAA says in a statement that the…

Part found near WTC from type of jet hijacked 9/11

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say the alley near the World Trade Center where landing gear believed to be from a Sept. 11 hijacked plane was found remains a crime scene until medical examiners finish looking for human…

Reports: ‘Derrick’ actor an SS member during war

BERLIN (AP) — Reports that the late German actor Horst Tappert, best known for his longtime role as dapper TV sleuth Stefan Derrick, served in a feared Nazi SS unit prompted at least one European broadcaster to announce…

Key figures on Superstorm Sandy, 6 months later

Superstorm Sandy, a hybrid of a hurricane and two cold-weather systems, struck on Oct. 29, concentrating most of its fury on New Jersey, New York and Connecticut and becoming one of the most expensive storms in history. Six…

6 months after Sandy, thousands homeless in NY, NJ

MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) — The 9-year-old girl who got New Jersey’s tough-guy governor to shed a tear as he comforted her after her home was destroyed is bummed because she now lives far from her best friend and…

Biographical information on 2 top Obama aides

Biographical information for two senior aides who are advising President Barack Obama on the latest developments in the Boston Marathon investigation and who are longtime friends, having first met around the time of the Sept. 11 attacks: NAME…

In Ala., GOP dictates new landscape for education

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Self-declared education reformers have had considerable success across the country over the past few decades, from charter school expansion and private school tuition vouchers to new limits on teachers’ job protections. But perhaps nowhere…

Fight against terror takes pals to the White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama had gone to his residence after a difficult week when an urgent email brought him rushing back to the Oval Office. The suspect in the Boston bombings had been apprehended. “They have…

Miss. man charged in suspicious letters case

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man whose home and business were searched as part of an investigation into poisoned letters sent to the president and others has been arrested in the case, according to the FBI. Everett…

Navajo the chosen one for new ‘Star Wars’ dub

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The classic “Star Wars” film that launched a science fiction empire is being dubbed in the Navajo language. A handful of Navajo speakers translated the script for “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.”…