Democrats could slow passage of Puerto Rico rescue bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Tuesday faced Senate Democrats skeptical about a rescue package for debt-stricken Puerto Rico, raising doubts about itsRead More

SKorea military: NKorea fires 2 suspected midrange missiles

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a remarkable show of persistence, North Korea on Wednesday fired two suspected powerful new Musudan midrange ballistic missiles, U.S.Read More

Zoo closes as staff try to wrangle escaped 12-pound monkey

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — There’s some monkey business afoot at a Massachusetts zoo. WWLP-TV reports a 12-pound guenon monkey named Dizzy escaped from its enclosureRead More

US Army facility on lockdown amid possible shooter reports

DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say reports of a possible gunman led to a lockdown at a U.S. Army Reserve training facility in Northern CaliforniaRead More


FAA rules to clear way for routine commercial drone flights

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is on the verge of approving routine commercial use of small drones, after years of struggling to write rulesRead More

Plane on way to daring South Pole medical rescue in winter

WASHINGTON (AP) — A daring South Pole medical rescue is underway. An airplane left a British base in Antarctica Tuesday for the 1,500-mile trip toRead More

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Mystery brews in Atlanta: Someone stole a whole lot of beer

ATLANTA (AP) — A mystery is brewing in Atlanta, where someone stole an ocean of beer. A brewery in the city says nearly 3,300 casesRead More

Pregnant woman, Mrs. Claus among 72 new emojis

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — A face representing “rolling on the floor laughing” and a hand taking a selfie are among 72 new emojis thatRead More

The few, the proud, the fit: Women strive for combat jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six months after the Pentagon ordered all combat jobs open to women, seven female Marines are either serving in those posts orRead More

Slight easing of heat wave on California fire lines

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters hoped to make gains against Southern California wildfires as an intense heat wave eased slightly Tuesday.Read More