Members of a bipartisan group of House lawmakers say they’ve overcome disagreements and have reached a tentative deal to overhaul the nation’s immigration system.
Friday’s major news about the conflict in Syria: Russia has sent advanced antiship cruise missiles to Syria
The federal agencies saddled with doom-and-gloom forecasts have mixed news for the vast regions of the country that have been suffering from drought.
The planet-hunting career of NASA’s Kepler spacecraft might be near its end. Astronomers said Wednesday that a reaction wheel that keeps the orbiting telescope pointed at tiny, distant patches of sky to look for Earth-like planets has failed.
What caught our attention was the sound of flight attendants repeatedly ordering passengers not to take pictures or (presumably) videos. Apparently, it’s an official rule at American Airlines:
A scholarly publisher has issued a warning to Jeffrey Beall, a librarian who writes about what he calls “predatory” practices in the scholarly publishing industry, threatening him with a $1 billion lawsuit for his blog posts criticizing the company.
The language is not dramatic but the message is clear: A much-anticipated report from the Treasury Department’s inspector general for tax administration is straight forward about how Internal Revenue Service personnel unfairly singled out some conservative groups for unnecessary scrutiny during the 2012 campaign cycle.
Saying that their client is not a “monster,” attorneys for Ariel Castro have told Cleveland’s WKYC-TV that the man accused of kidnapping three young women, holding them captive and repeatedly raping them over the course of about a decade will plead not guilty to all charges if he is indicted by a grand jury.
A limousine filled with students headed to prom night at Western High in Davie, Fla., stopped for a detour Saturday, after a Honda van veered into a concrete wall and flipped in front of the limo. The van’s seven passengers had trouble getting out — until the limo’s driver and the students came to their aid.
Drivers will find this summer’s gas prices are lower than last year’s, the result of a spike in crude oil production. Government forecasters say a gallon of regular gasoline will cost about $3.50 this summer — a slide of more than 10 cents from last year.