Man Arrested for Sending Ricin-Laced Letters to President, Senator
Federal authorities have arrested Paul Kevin Curtis, 45, for allegedly sending letters containing the deadly poison ricin to President Obama and Senator Roger Wicker (R.-Miss.) earlier this week.
Brutal Storms Rip Through South and Midwest, Killing 3; Now Headed East
A very strong spring storm dumped ice and snow throughout the Midwest on Thursday, and tornadoes tore through much of the South. The storm is now heading for the East Coast.
Jobless Claims Fall by 42,000 — Is the Job Market Doing Better?
After last week's disappointing March jobs report, the Department of Labor released some rather encouraging news on Thursday.
Buzzer Beaters: Tiger Once Again Favorite in Augusta, Jackie Robinson Anniversary Approach…
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88,000 New Jobs in March Is Weakest Growth in Nine Months
Job growth appeared to slow drastically during March, as employers added 88,000 new jobs, down from 268,000 in February. The unemployment rate went down a tick, from 7.7 percent to 7.6, but that was due to a reduction in the labor force.
IRS Warning — 12 Scams to Watch Out For This Tax Season
The IRS has issued its annual warning about the "Dirty Dozen" schemes out there—ways that certain disreputable folks will try to steal your money or methods people use to hide financial information from the tax agency.
Defense of Marriage Act Goes Before Supreme Court
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard its second day of arguments on the issue of same-sex marriage, specifically a challenge to the 1996 federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). This follows Tuesday's case concerning California's Proposition 8.
Supreme Court Hears First of Two Gay-Marriage Cases
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Hollingsworth v. Perry, the case that is challenging the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage. It is the first of two gay-marriage-related cases the court will hear this week; on Wednesday it will hear a…
9-Year-Old Girl Walks Miles to Get Help After Car Accident
A courageous 9-year-old girl climbed out of the wreckage then walked for miles to try to find help after the car she and her father were in fell 200 feet down an embankment very early Sunday morning. She is currently recovering in a hospital outside Los Angeles. Her father did not survive the crash.
Punxsutawney Phil Is in Trouble With the Law
The official first day of spring may have been earlier this week, but one prosecutor in Ohio thinks that winter has gone on far too long—and he blames a certain prognosticatory rodent.
10-Year-Old Girl Foils Abduction Attempt by Asking Stranger for Code Word
On Monday in a town outside Toronto, 10-year-old girl foiled an attempted abduction by requesting a code word she had worked out with her parents.
New Movies: ‘Admission,’ ‘The Croods,’ ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ and ‘Spring Breakers’
It's a busy weekend at the movies. Comedy, action, animated fare for the kids—a solid mix for a good range of audiences, those of you who aren't sitting in front of the TV watching March Madness, that is.