1:00 PM May 16, 2015
As a youth he toiled in the cotton fields of Mississippi, earning 35 cents for every 100 pounds he picked. When the plantation owner one day offered to advance him $30, Riley B. King went into town, bought his first guitar and taught himself how to play “My Darling Clementine.”
4:00 PM Mar 21, 2015
The public’s right to see government records is coming at an ever-increasing price, as authorities set fees and hourly charges that often prevent information from flowing.
7:00 PM Mar 14, 2015
Purebred dogs are the picture of perfection, and their popularity was highlighted at the recent Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
8:00 PM Feb 28, 2015
Federal regulators dramatically expanded government oversight of the Internet, installing the once-arcane concept of net neutrality as a guiding doctrine for broadband networks that have become essential to everyday life.
4:00 PM Feb 28, 2015
Every year, wildfires burn across the U.S. and an increasing number of people are living where wildfires are a real risk.
2:00 PM Jan 29, 2015
People and organizations around the state and country marked the fifth anniversary Jan. 21 of a controversial decision on political spending by the U.S. Supreme Court.
1:00 PM Jan 16, 2015
Crew members aboard the International Space Station have returned to the American segment they were forced evacuate early Wednesday due to fear of a possible ammonia leak.
6:30 PM Dec 3, 2014
While senior drivers favor tougher driving laws, from bans on wireless devices to ignition interlocks for first-time DUI offenders, an overwhelming majority support greater scrutiny in the license-renewal process for themselves and their peers, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety’s latest report on aging Americans.
4:00 PM Nov 26, 2014
AAA Travel projects 46.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2007 and a 4.2 percent increase compared to 2013.
4:00 PM Nov 19, 2014
Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits for nearly 64 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2015, the Social Security Administration announced recently.
9:00 AM Sep 26, 2014
(Kenneth K. Lam • Baltimore Sun • MCT) Former Ravens running back Ray Rice and his wife, Janay, address media about his assault charge for knocking her unconscious, an incident recorded by a New Jersey casino camera.
Effects felt locally by victims, police
5:00 PM Sep 13, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert providing taxpayers with additional tips to protect themselves from telephone scam artists calling and pretending to be with the IRS.
1:00 PM Aug 20, 2014
(Xavier Smith • Lebanon Democrat) Congresswoman Diane Black discusses the state of the country with members of the Association of Mature American Citizens on Monday at Mt. Juliet City Hall.
Congresswoman Diane Black met in Mt. Juliet with members of the Association of Mature American Citizens on Monday night to discuss what’s happening in the nation’s capital and plans for the future.
10:16 PM Jun 10, 2014
(MCT) – In yet another outbreak of gun violence on a school campus, a 14-year-old Oregon high school student was killed and a teacher was wounded after a gunman opened fire before class Tuesday morning.
4:00 PM May 23, 2014
Crude oil supplies in the Gulf Coast continue to place downward pressure on the price of gasoline, however, prices are not in a free fall as demand reached its highest level since 2009, according to the Energy Information Administration.
10:00 PM Apr 11, 2014
Emergency personnel are seen outside of Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Penn., where twenty people were injured -- at least four seriously -- in multiple stabbings this morning inside the high school, April 9, 2014. Most of the injured were students. (Darrell Sapp/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/MCT)
MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (MCT) – A teenager charged in a high school stabbing rampage "just doesn't fit the mold" of someone who could be harboring such rage, his lawyer said Thursday as the boy's classmates fought to recover from life-threatening wounds and thanked the friends who came to their aid.
10:01 AM Mar 24, 2014
BEIJING (MCT) – A grim-faced Malaysian prime minister had an emergency late-night news conference Monday, saying that the long-missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370 "ended in the southern Indian Ocean" with no hope of survivors.