April 6, 2013 The 11.7 million Americans searching for work got discouraging news Friday morning when the Labor Department said employers created only 88,000 net jobs in March. The weak job growth comes at the same time benefits for the long-term unemployed are shrinking.
April 6, 2013 Gov. Sam Brownback is expected to sign the measure making abortion access much harder in Kansas. In addition to declaring that life begins "at fertilization," it blocks tax breaks for abortion providers and requires doctors to address a weak link between abortion and breast cancer.
April 6, 2013 Guns and America were born around the same time and grew up together. Columbus and other early explorers were probably the first Europeans to bring guns to the New World, archaeologists say. And the arquebus — a long-barreled, musket-like weapon — was most likely the first personal firearm on mainland America.
April 6, 2013 When it comes to North Korea's latest belligerence, U.S. officials can sound more like an exasperated parent responding to a child's tantrum. That's just their first warning, though; it's part of a recently developed counterprovocation plan that's being put to the test.
April 6, 2013 Syracuse is the only college team that relies exclusively on a 2-3 zone defense. They've been unstoppable so far in the NCAA men's basketball tournament, but on Saturday night, Michigan will try to break through Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim's winning strategy.
April 6, 2013 Almost 5 million Americans have been searching for work for at least six months. This week, their plight is getting a bit tougher as the government cuts their unemployment benefits — part of the automatic reductions in federal spending that took effect recently.
April 5, 2013 Argentina launched a formal complaint calling the comments "unacceptable and denigrating." President José Mujica said "nothing and no one can tear apart" the history of the two countries.
April 5, 2013 Eric Murdock says he warned the school about Mike Rice's abusive behavior on several occasions. He alleges, instead of firing Rice, they fired him.
April 5, 2013 With little warning, CPI Corp. closed more than 2,000 studios in the United States. With digital photography affecting its business, the company was unable to pay its loan obligations.
April 5, 2013 Few things indicate a president no longer needs to worry about running for re-election more than his willingness to ignite an intraparty firestorm. That's just what President Obama has done by saying he is willing to consider savings from safety net entitlement programs in his new budget proposal.
April 5, 2013 A majority in the U.S. Senate now supports gay marriage, but a handful of prominent Democrats still haven't joined their party on the issue.
April 5, 2013 The remark — which Obama made during a fundraiser — was called sexist by some. Obama said he regretted the "distraction it caused."
April 5, 2013 Saccharomyces cerevisiae is poised to become the nation's first official state microbe. Oregon is grateful, very grateful, for all the yeast has done for the state's booming craft beer industry.