MOSCOW, Idaho — Six young servicemen, fresh from the prison camps of North Vietnam, had all been accused of collaborating with the enemy while imprisoned. They had made antiwar broadcasts, cooperated with their captors and had written letters condemning the conflict, a senior officer charged.
News this month has been dominated by the massive storms that have roared out of the Atlantic to threaten the United States. First came Hurricane Harvey, which brought devastation to Texas. Then Hurricane Irmarampaged through the Caribbean before slamming into Florida. So it is understandable that Americans might feel a certain weariness about storms. But it is important that the destruction and pain being experienced by our compatriots in Puerto Rico not be ignored or overlooked.
Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots' player who committed suicide in April while serving a life sentence for murder, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the neurodegenerative disease linked to the bruising hits on the football field, according to a Boston University study of his brain.
In a historic first, the Marine Corps plans to assign a female officer to the infantry following her anticipated graduation from its grueling training program, service officials said Thursday.
The massive storm packed 60-mile-per-hour winds and even more powerful gusts. Those winds stretched out more than 400 miles beyond the storm’s center, enveloping the entire state. Three people were killed in Georgia.
Last year, Dolly Parton set up a foundation to help people who lost their homes in the wildfires that ravaged Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and her beloved Smokey Mountains. Her charity has already handed out $9 million to the fire victims. But now, five people have been indicted after being caught in an elaborate scheme to allegedly defraud the charity of monies intended for real victims.
WASHINGTON - The question of whether flushable wipes - used by potty-training toddlers and people looking beyond traditional toilet paper - are clogging sewer systems will be hashed out in federal court, where a manufacturer has sued the District of Columbia over a new city law regulating when such wipes can be labeled "flushable."
Officials in Quinlan, Texas, said the woman was attending a Sept. 8 football game at Hobart Lytal Memorial stadium when several members of the crowd made school administration aware of her t-shirt. Officials called the t-shirt "offensive, portraying violence, and threatening."
In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, used car buyers across the country should be on high alert for deals that seem “too good to be true.”
Perhaps an unlikely candidate to spur such a momentous movement, Father Stanley Rother, a humble priest from the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City who was murdered in Guatemala in 1981, will be one step closer to that status on September 23 during his beatification, a Catholic Church blessing process that recognizes a dead individual's entrance into heaven and lets devotees pray to that person for protection.
Ben Yantis has made more than 800 hand water pumps based off his design over the past 15 years for villages of a South American country to get clean water.
Residents and environmental activists in a West Virginia community believe a tank used to store industrial waste is buried beneath contaminated soil in their town, but a spokesman for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the EPA never approved the area as a chemical disposal site.
MIFFLINBURG, Pa.— The "Great Pumpkin" of "Peanuts" comic strip fame was nowhere to be found, but characterizing the Buffalo Valley Produce Auction as a great pumpkin auction is no cartoonish stretch.
They're supposed to be the nine most closely guarded numbers in your life. But with an ever-growing number of companies asking for Social Security numbers - and then hit by cyber breaches exposing them - experts say the Social Security number is clearly a flawed way to accurately identify someone.
HONOLULU — As North Korean missiles soar over the Pacific and seismographs keep vigil for tremors in the vicinity of Pyongyang, officials in Hawaii are doing what they must: preparing for the possibility of a nuclear attack.
ATLANTA — Georgia pecan and cotton growers need near-perfect weather in the coming weeks to salvage the mangled mess left in the wake of Tropical Storm Irma, says the state’s top agricultural official.
PHILADELPHIA — With six- and seven-figure payouts from the NFL concussion settlement starting to circulate, former football players have been approached by several entities trying to get a piece of the court-mandated rewards. They include lenders, lawyers and even fellow players.
At the end of July, the nation held its collective breath as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) looked poised to achieve his most formidable parliamentary accomplishment: the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Hurricane Maria delivered a destructive full-body blow to this U.S. territory on Wednesday, ripping off metal roofs, generating terrifying and potentially lethal flash floods, knocking out 100 percent of the island's electrical grid, and decimating some communities.
Hurricane Maria continued its thunderous roll northward as forecasters struggled to pin down a trajectory. Whether the storm makes landfall again could be determined by a zombie.
MATTOON, Ill.-- Officials praised the quick reaction of a high school teacher who subdued a gun-wielding student inside the Mattoon High School cafeteria after “numerous rounds” were fired Wednesday morning, injuring at least two students.
WASHINGTON — As Senate Republicans make a final stab this year at undoing former President Barack Obama's health care law, health care advocates are urging their legislators to vote against the measure.“We believe in protecting our neighbor,” said Perry Bryant, president of West Virginians for Affordable Health Care.Alarmed by an independent estimate the bill would cost the state $1 billion in funding used to help hundreds of thousands afford medical coverage, Bryant urged Sen. Shelley Moore Capito “not to vote as a partisan politician in D.C.”Republican leaders are hoping a different approach and the urgency of following through on campaign promises will this time muster enough votes to get rid of the controversial law.However, they face some of the same obstacles as in July, when their effort fell a vote short.GOP senators from states like West Virginia and Ohio — where Medicaid coverage was expanded to more people — face the prospect of supporting the loss of millions of dollars that help people afford medical coverage. Republican governors from those states, like Massachusetts' Charlie Baker and Ohio's John Kasich, are opposing the bill.Health care advocacy groups representing doctors and hospitals, along with the AARP, say allowing states to undo the law's regulations would again allow insurers to charge older people and those with medical conditions higher premiums.
AUSTIN — Insurance may have covered only 25 to 45 percent of Houston houses flooded by Tropical Storm Harvey, but that’s not because it wasn’t available to homeowners
ANDOVER, Mass. — Employees at one of the country’s largest defense technology and innovation companies are making their voices heard in hopes of securing the benefits they believe they deserve ahead of an important deadline this weekend.
Equifax could get away with paying a mere $1 per person after failing to protect almost half of America's credit data.
While the 118-year-old credit-reporting firm has been hit with more than 100 consumer lawsuits over its massive security breach, legal experts say there's room for a deal because neither side has a slam-dunk case.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Hurricane Maria roared ashore on Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the strongest storm to strike the island in more than 80 years while panicked residents fled to high ground and huddled in shelters hoping to withstand powerhouse winds that have already left death and devastation across the Caribbean.
Prosecutors in New York announced this week that an August drug raid yielded 140 pounds of fentanyl, the most in the city's history and enough to kill 32 million people, they told New York 4.
WASHINGTON - The suddenly resurgent Republican effort to undo the Affordable Care Act was dealt a major blow on Tuesday when a bipartisan group of governors came out against a proposal gaining steam in the Senate.
AUSTIN — Texas House Speaker Joe Straus won a number of high-profile legislative battles in this year, but fellow Republicans are now passing no-confidence resolutions aimed at removing him from his leadership role.
HUNTINGTON, W. Va. — The nation’s advancing opioid epidemic has officials and lawmakers in the most impacted states taking on the entities they deem responsible for skyrocketing drug addiction and overdose numbers.
Rick Siemer has seen the recent data showing the fewest number of planted wheat acres in our nation’s history. On top of that, this year’s harvest was the lowest since 2002. But Siemer and other producers see some hope for soft red winter wheat in Illinois.
The wicked 2017 hurricane season began delivering more punishing blows Tuesday as Hurricane Maria racked across the Caribbean with "potentially catastrophic" winds of 160 mph. To the north, Hurricane Jose churned on a path to brush the Northeast coast with raging surf and potentially damaging gusts.
NEW YORK — President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned the United Nations that the world faces "great peril" from gathering threats posed by rogue regimes with powerful weapons and terrorists with expanding reach across the globe, issuing a call to fellow leaders to join the United States in the fight to defeat them.
Environmental and outdoor recreation groups threatened Monday to sue if President Donald Trump adopts Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's leaked proposal to alter nearly a dozen national monuments, while grazing, fishing and other groups welcomed the recommendations.
More than 250 new words have been added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, from old terms now imbued with political meaning - like "dog whistle" - to newer portmanteaus like "froyo."
ARANSAS PASS, Texas - This should be Yahaira Montemayor's fourth week in school. Instead, the 7-year-old whiles away her days at her grandmother's house and spends her nights huddled in a single bed with her mother and three siblings.
VALDOSTA, Ga. — Much of the Southeast this week can expect sunny skies and warmer temperatures that feel more like summer after feeling the effects of Harvey and most recently taking a beating from Irma. However, there's another hurricane looming on the horizon that those in the nation’s southern states need to follow closely.
Hurricane Maria with top winds of 120 miles (193 kilometers) per hour, was 60 miles east of Martinique and bearing down on Dominica and Guadeloupe in the Caribbean's Leeward Islands, the National Hurricane Center said in an 11 a.m. advisory.
Could your child have a credit report even if he or she has never used a credit card or borrowed money? It's possible when identity theft is involved.
Your child's Social Security number (SSN) may be exposed in a number of ways – school records and medical records are just two common examples. Any time your child's SSN is entered on a form and stored in a new location, one more avenue is established for identity thieves potentially to access the SSN. By pairing your child's valid SSN with a different birth date, thieves can open fraudulent accounts without your knowledge.
This type of fraud is particularly insidious because it can go undetected for many years. Potentially, you may not realize fraud has taken place until your child reaches early adulthood and applies for student loans, car loans, or other forms of credit. By then, the damage is extensive and difficult to repair.
Most parents wouldn't think to review their child's credit report. Unless ...
For a state whose name is synonymous with fried chicken, it's no wonder a recent study found that more than 1 out of 3 Kentucky's adults are obese.
A more expansive checkup is part of a pioneering effort in Vermont to keep people healthy while simplifying the typical jumble of private and public insurers that pays for health care. The underlying premise is simple: Reward doctors and hospitals financially when patients are healthy, not just when they come in sick.