GOP looks to erase Dems’ comfy majority in the House

WASHINGTON – No fewer than 65 House seats across the country – an overwhelming majority held by Democrats – are at risk of changing political hands this fall, enough to bolster Republican hopes of...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Expedition will create 3-D map of Titanic

RICHMOND, Va. – A team of scientists will launch an expedition to the Titanic this month to assess the deteriorating condition of the world’s most famous shipwreck and create a detailed...

DATE: July 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Death toll in Pakistan floods hits 800

NOWSHERA, Pakistan – The death toll in the massive flooding in Pakistan surged past 800 as floodwaters receded Saturday in the hard-hit northwest, an official said. The damage to roads, bridges and...

DATE: July 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Crews beat back wildfire north of LA

DATE: July 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Adversaries must cooperate to plug well

NEW ORLEANS – On shore, BP, Halliburton and Transocean are engaging in a billion-dollar blame game over the blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. At sea, they’re depending on each other to plug...

DATE: July 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Two months later, Kyron Horman still missing

PORTLAND, Ore. – The first accounts of 7-year-old Kyron Horman’s disappearance were a parent’s nightmare: A boy vanishes from the safe haven of his elementary school.But over the course of two...

DATE: July 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Russia begins to localize some fires, others still rage

VORONEZH, Russia – Russia’s armed forces mobilized Saturday to fight hundreds of wildfires that have wiped out villages and vast areas of woodland. Officials said the worst blazes were under...

DATE: July 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

PLO official says Obama sent warning to Abbas

RAMALLAH, West Bank – President Barack Obama warned Mahmoud Abbas in a letter that U.S.-Palestinian relations might suffer if the Palestinian leader refuses to resume direct peace talks with...

DATE: July 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

U.S. stalls on Sept. 11 trial for 5 detainees

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – As the U.S. military prepares for the first war crimes trial under President Barack Obama, its most high-profile case against the planners of the Sept. 11 attacks is stuck...

DATE: July 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Informant says WikiLeaks suspect had civilian help

HAGERSTOWN, Md. – An Army private charged with leaking classified material to the whistleblower website WikiLeaks had civilian help, a key figure in the case said Saturday.The development, first...

DATE: July 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Crowd on VIP alert at Clinton wedding site

RHINEBECK, N.Y. – Chelsea Clinton was poised to marry her longtime boyfriend at an exclusive estate along New York’s Hudson River after weeks of secrecy and buildup that had celebrity watchers...

DATE: July 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Eternal City grapples with endless bouts of vandalism

ROME – They knock the noses off statues in a park that was a favorite haunt of poet John Keats and throw dye into the iconic Trevi Fountain.Vandals increasingly are on the prowl in the Eternal City...

DATE: July 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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