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Russia to start nuclear plant

MOSCOW – Russia announced Friday it will begin the startup next week of Iran’s only atomic power plant, giving Tehran a boost as it struggles with international sanctions and highlighting...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Painting prodigy

HOLT, England – He’s Britain’s most talked-about young artist. His paintings fetch hefty sums, and there’s a long waiting list for his eagerly anticipated new works.It has all happened so quickly –...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Feds say BP relief well must be completed

NEW ORLEANS – BP’s broken oil well is not dead yet.The government’s point man on the crisis said Friday that the blown-out well is not securely plugged to his satisfaction, and the drilling of the...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Stocks extend fall for 4th day

NEW YORK – Stocks extended their losing streak to four days Friday after a mixed batch of readings on consumers further muddled investors’ sense of the economy.The major stock indexes fluctuated...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

3 kids buy plane tickets, fly to Tenn.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Bored on a hot summer day, three Florida youngsters were just sitting around when one sent a text message to another with an adventurous idea.“Hey do you want to go 2 Tennessee...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

More illegal immigrants getting licenses

BURIEN, Wash. – Carlos Hernandez packed up his family and left Arizona after the state passed its sweeping immigration crackdown. The illegal immigrant’s new home outside Seattle offered something...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

No easy fix for economy

WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve has little power left to lift the economy out of its rut. Congress, with an election looming, has no appetite for more stimulus efforts. Shoppers are reluctant to...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Nation Briefs

Obama to sign $600M border security billWASHINGTON (AP) – Determined to show a commitment to stopping the flow of illegal immigrants, the Senate convened a special session Thursday and passed a...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Judge puts gay marriage on hold in California

SAN FRANCISCO – The federal judge who struck down California’s gay marriage ban said Thursday that same-sex weddings can resume next week unless an appeals court intervenes before then.The news...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

GM posts profit; stock sale likely

DETROIT – In a signal moment for the turnaround of the American auto industry, General Motors is edging toward a public stock sale, and its profits are now solid enough that the demanding CEO will...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

WikiLeaks to reveal more files

LONDON – WikiLeaks spokesman Julian Assange said Thursday his organization is preparing to release the rest of the secret Afghan war documents it has on file. The Pentagon warned that would be more...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Blogger exposes drug war violence

MEXICO CITY – An anonymous, twentysomething blogger is giving Mexicans what they can’t get elsewhere – an inside view of their country’s raging drug war.Operating from behind a thick curtain of...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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