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9 die in Connecticut workplace shootingMANCHESTER, Conn. – A warehouse driver who a union official said was caught on video stealing beer from the distributorship where he worked went on a shooting...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Newcomer wins GOP primary

WASHINGTON – In a surprise primary outcome, political newcomer Rick Snyder dispatched Michigan’s attorney general, a longtime congressman and two others Tuesday to win the Republican nomination in...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

BP begins attempt to plug blown-out well with mud

ON THE GULF OF MEXICO – BP embarked Tuesday on an operation that could seal the biggest offshore oil leak in U.S. history once and for all, forcing mud down the throat of its blown-out well in a...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Thrifty consumers slow recovery

WASHINGTON – American shoppers are being careful about how much they spend, and that’s making businesses cautious about hiring.For the economic recovery to gain strength – and the unemployment rate...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Expanding westward, Amish grow

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The search by the booming North American population of Amish for affordable, fertile farmland has produced settlements in 28 states and Ontario – and even has led parties to scout...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Sea life most diverse off Australia

WASHINGTON – The oceans around Australia boast the greatest diversity of sea life on the planet, but the now oil-threatened Gulf of Mexico also ranks in the top five regions for variety of...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

NYC looks to stop spreading bedbug infestations

NEW YORK – One of every 15 New Yorkers battled bedbugs last year, officials said Wednesday as they announced a plan to fight the spreading infestation, including a public-awareness campaign and a...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Pakistan’s heartland floods

KOT ADDU, Pakistan – Floodwaters surged into Pakistan’s heartland and swallowed dozens of villages Tuesday, adding to a week of destruction that has already ravaged the mountainous northwest and...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Lebanon, Israel clash kills four

ADEISSEH, Lebanon – Lebanese and Israeli troops exchanged fire Tuesday in a fierce border battle that killed a senior Israeli officer, two Lebanese soldiers and a journalist – underlining how...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Wildfires overwhelm Russians

KADANOK, Russia – Some of the devastating wildfires sweeping western Russia are out of control, Russia’s emergency chief said Tuesday, as fears grew there were not enough firefighters to battle...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Manufacturing sector lifts recovery

WASHINGTON – It’s a rare bright spot in an otherwise troubled economy: The nation’s manufacturing sector has now grown for a solid year, and more of its companies say they’re ready to hire.Chip...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

‘Static kill’ may be enough to plug Gulf well, BP says

NEW ORLEANS – After insisting for months that a pair of costly relief wells were the only surefire way to kill the oil leak at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, BP officials said Monday they may be...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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