WASHINGTON (MCT) — A sophisticated surface-to-air missile fired from a part of Ukraine controlled by Russian separatists downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, according to available evidence, President Barack Obama said Friday. He confirmed that one American, Quinn Lucas Schansman, a dual U.S.-Dutch citizen, was among the 298 people killed in the Thursday incident. And Obama […]
(MCT) — More Americans than ever live in multigenerational households, and the number of millennials who live with their parents is rising sharply, according to the Pew Research Center. A record 57 million Americans, or 18.1 percent of the population, lived in multigenerational arrangements in 2012, Pew said in a study released Thursday. That’s more […]
A Wausau, Wis., man has sued his former employer, a major manufacturer of windows and doors, claiming it violated Wisconsin’s gun law when it fired him for having a gun in his car.
WASHINGTON (MCT) — The Justice Department has widened its investigation of the Internal Revenue Service’s alleged targeting of political groups to include the disappearance of two years of emails from a top official involved in the controversy. The widening of the investigation was announced as Deputy Attorney General James Cole was about to testify Thursday […]
WASHINGTON (MCT) — Supporters of the embattled Pebble Mine project in Alaska are making a desperate effort in Congress and the courts to keep it alive in the face of warnings from the Environmental Protection Agency that it could devastate the finest run of wild salmon left on the globe. Members of the U.S. House […]
(MCT) — A Florida judge overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage on Thursday, but the order carries weight in only one of the State’s 67 counties, according to court records and the American Civil Liberties Union. In a 14-page ruling, Judge Luis Garcia ordered Monroe County Clerk Amy Heavlin to issue a marriage license […]
WASHINGTON (MCT) — For years, the weather has been blamed when there are alleged cabin fever-induced spikes in births. Now, some in the Washington area are pointing to Congress to explain packed maternity wards at several local hospitals. This July, nine months after Congress failed to pass appropriations legislation — shutting down much of the […]
(MCT) — After a Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 295 people crashed in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, officials scrambled to offer condolences and to figure out who was aboard the plane and whether it was shot down. In the United States, President Barack Obama said the Nation’s top priority was to determine whether American citizens were […]
Former Pennsylvania Senator and 2012 GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum is talking what sounds like Republican heresy. It’s time to move beyond Ronald Reagan, he says. Labor should be valued as much as capital. Rising income inequality is a problem.
WASHINGTON (MCT) — The Department of Veterans Affairs needs $17.6 billion in additional funds over the next three years to meet the current needs of its patients, the troubled agency’s acting director said Wednesday. Testifying for the first time on Capitol Hill, interim VA secretary Sloan Gibson told the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs that […]