A flight attendant remained hospitalized today after a United Airlines flight experienced severe turbulence.
BRUSSELS (AP) — There’s one big reason the United States has a dearth of execution drugs.
WASHINGTON — The number of U.S. soldiers forced out of the Army because of crimes or misconduct has soared in the past several years.
There is no agreement on the name, who it honors or whether to use an apostrophe.
Most federal holidays are clear-cut. On the Fourth of July, for example, Americans celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. On the other hand, Presidents’ Day is a slightly strange holiday for three main reasons: There is no universal agreement on the actual name of the holiday.
MIDDLESBORO, Ky. — A snake-handling pastor who appeared on the National Geographic television reality show “Snake Salvation” has died after being bitten by a snake during a weekend church service in Kentucky.
CINCINNATI — The 94-year-old Cincinnati surgeon who wrote the book on saving choking victims through his namesake Heimlich maneuver has now penned a new book: his memoir.
John Henson, 48, who occasionally performed as a puppeteer in the famed Muppets troupe his father founded, died Friday of a heart attack at his home in Saugerties, New York. He did not have a history of heart trouble, his sister Cheryl said.
GENEVA — Locking the pilot out of the cockpit, an Ethiopian Airlines co-pilot hijacked a plane bound for Italy today and diverted it to Geneva, where he asked for asylum, officials said. One passenger said the hijacker threatened to crash the plane if the pilot didn’t stop pounding on the locked door. Another said he was terrified “for hours” as the plane careened across the sky.
Almost half of Americans say they support the tea party movement or call themselves liberal.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hoyt Sparks says he has no use for liberal Democrats and their “socialistic, Marxist, communist” ways. Toni Lewis suspects tea party Republicans are “a bunch of people who probably need some mental health treatment.” Politically speaking, the tea-party supporter in rural North Carolina and the Massachusetts liberal live a world apart. Who or what could get them thinking the same?
CHICAGO (AP) — The quest for health care has been one obstacle after another for many older Americans who lost jobs during the recession.
BOSTON (AP) — The latest blast of snow to hit New England dumped more than a foot in part of Massachusetts and packed heavy winds that left thousands without power Sunday on Cape Cod.
WASHINGTON — Most Americans with intellectual or developmental disabilities remain shut out of the workforce, despite changing attitudes and billions spent on government programs to help them. Even when they find work, it’s often part time, in a dead-end job or for pay well below the minimum wage.
PORTLAND (AP) — A conservation group is warning the Oregon Department of Forestry that it must stop allowing logging on state forests that harms threatened coho salmon, or face a lawsuit.
However, a financial services trade group says banks will be comfortable serving marijuana businesses only if federal prohibitions on the drug are changed in the law.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday gave banks a road map for doing business with legal marijuana sellers without getting into trouble, a major step by the federal government toward enabling a legalized marijuana industry to operate in states that approve it.
This year marks the centennial of World War I (1914-1918).
WASHINGTON — On Nov. 14, 1921, President Warren G. Harding and Army Gen. John Pershing set the cornerstone for Washington’s colossal National Victory Memorial, at 6th Street and what is now Constitution Avenue.
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