April 4, 2013 NWNewsThe measures include a ban on guns in schools and criminal background checks for private gun sales. They follow a shooting at a crowded shopping mall in a Portland suburb just days before the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
April 4, 2013 He was a print journalist initially, but Ebert's "thumbs up" TV critiques were just as influential as his essays, and he later carved out a prodigious digital presence. Ebert died Thursday after struggling for years with cancer. He was 70 years old.
April 4, 2013 Lexicographers know they're in the hot seat as they confront the changing use of the word "marriage." Linguist Geoff Nunberg says the key to getting the new definition right is to crisply describe everything that's in the category and nothing that isn't.
April 4, 2013 Two weeks after being embarrassed by the news that some of its yoga pants were far too sheer, the company says it's reorganizing some of its leadership.
April 4, 2013 Lawmakers in the state where a gunman killed 20 children and six educators at an elementary school last December have responded with legislation that bans assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines and requires background checks for purchasers.
April 4, 2013 More than half of the nation's pipelines were built before 1970. In fact, ExxonMobil's Pegasus pipeline, which burst Friday in Mayflower, Ark., is 65 years old. According to federal statistics, pipelines have on average 280 significant spills a year. Most aren't big enough to make headlines.
April 4, 2013 Robert Mueller has been the U.S. government's indispensable man when it comes to national security. When his 10-year term as FBI director expired, the Obama administration asked Congress for an unprecedented two-year extension. But now, the clock is ticking on finding his successor.
April 3, 2013 The approach taken by Sen. Mary Landrieu's first official Republican rival, Rep. Bill Cassidy, in his announcement video is worth noting. Whoever eventually wins the GOP nomination to oppose the three-term Democratic senator could very well use the same playbook.