The federal government is challenging the proposed merger of American Airlines and US Airways, saying it would cause “substantial harm” to consumers by leading to higher fares and fees.
Researchers who have spent nearly four months simulating what it’s like to live on Mars are emerging from their experiment on a barren Hawaii lava field.
You know all those polls that say Hillary Rodham Clinton has the lead in the race for president in 2016? Ignore them.
Polling on… More »
Photo gallery of ‘Hyperloop’ concept
Blog post from Elon Musk on ‘Hyperloop’
More information on ‘Hyperloop’-alpha (PDF)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Imagine strapping into… More »
James “Whitey” Bulger, the feared Boston mob boss who became one of the nation’s most-wanted fugitives, was convicted Monday in a string of 11 killings and dozens of other gangland crimes, many of them committed while he was said to be an FBI informant.
As glass broke, the ground shook and lights went out, vacationers evacuated a central Florida resort building before a sinkhole caused a section of the villa to partially collapse early Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is calling for major changes to the nation’s criminal justice system that would scale back the use… More »
WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s not just the government that might be keeping tabs on you. Many retailers are tracking you, too — or at… More »
CASCADE, Idaho (AP) – San Diego County Sheriff’s officials say the man suspected of abducting 16-year-old Hannah Anderson has been killed in Idaho and the teen has been found safe.
Freshman Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard’s first piece of legislation is now law.
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Top U.S. Navy commanders in the Asia-Pacific region have formed a task force to discuss sexual assault issues as… More »
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama signed into law Friday a measure restoring lower interest rates for student loans, pledging the hard-fought compromise would… More »
Staff Sgt. Michael Davis took cover under a desk when he realized the rapid gunfire wasn’t from a training exercise at his Texas military base. He saw blood spray, then someone else get shot. When the soldier thought it safe to flee, he stood up — but he was quickly shot in the back.
DENVER (AP) — Western elections officials have shared a slate of proposals for nationwide consideration with a presidential commission touring the country looking for… More »
WASHINGTON (AP) — It started out a political “gotcha” — an amendment to President Barack Obama’s health care law requiring members of Congress and… More »
DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is recalling 342,000 Tacoma midsize pickup trucks because the front seat belts can malfunction.
The recall affects 2004 to 2011… More »
WASHINGTON (AP) — Homebuyers could feel the pinch if Congress follows through on plans to shut down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-controlled… More »
After years of delay, Maj. Nidal Hasan stood trial Tuesday in a court-martial for the shooting rampage at Fort Hood that left 13 people dead and more than 30 people wounded at the Texas military base on Nov. 5, 2009.
The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant said Tuesday it is struggling with its latest efforts to stop contaminated underground water leaks from running into the sea.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos is buying The Washington Post and other newspapers for $250 million.
The longtime publisher, The Washington Post… More »
Amid online “chatter” about terror threats, U.S. diplomatic posts in 19 cities in the Muslim world will be closed at least through the end of this week, the State Department said.
A U.S. military helicopter crashed at an American base on the southern island of Okinawa, Japanese and U.S. officials said Monday.
The 162,000 jobs the economy added in July were a disappointment. The quality of the jobs was even worse.
Photo gallery of embassy closures
WASHINGTON (AP) — The weekend closure of nearly two dozen U.S. diplomatic posts in the Muslim world resulted from… More »
Twitter is handing down new rules to control abusive language, the company said Saturday, a move which follows a barrage of nasty, harassing, and threatening messages directed at high-profile female users of the microblogging site.
A Washington state panel on Friday prohibited the recreational hunting of giant Pacific octopuses at seven popular scuba diving sites in the Puget Sound region, following an outcry when a man was spotted killing one of the elusive creatures.