11:00 AM Jan 20, 2014
WASHINGTON (MCT) – With Al-Qaida militants surging in the Middle East and North Africa, U.S. law enforcement officials are increasingly concerned about efforts to recruit and radicalize American citizens by drawing them to the region and sending them back to this country to carry out attacks.
11:00 AM Jan 16, 2014
(MCT) – Where does your job rank when it comes to the level of stress you have to manage daily? Do you have to avoid land mines, save people from raging fires or formulate policies for public and private companies? Or are you on the low end of the stress meter, working as a tenured university professor, dietitian or hair stylist?
10:00 PM Jan 14, 2014
WASHINGTON (MCT) – A little-known, even insignificant, Renoir painting now has a whole lot more cachet after a mysterious series of events – including its long-ago disappearance from the Baltimore Museum of Art, the story of its recent discovery at a flea market, and its seizure by the FBI – culminated Friday in a federal judge's decision to return it to the museum.
9:00 PM Jan 11, 2014
PITTSBURGH – One side called it naive to think that keeping guns away will make Pennsylvania's state-owned universities safer.
12:00 PM Jan 11, 2014
WASHINGTON (MCT) – The State Department on Friday will slap a terrorist designation on a militant Islamist group it believes played a role in the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, but the move will stop short of naming any individual as responsible for planning or leading the assault.
5:00 PM Jan 9, 2014
President Barack Obama applauds during graduation ceremonies at Notre Dame University, Sunday, May 17, 2009, in South Bend, Indiana. (Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune/MCT)
CHICAGO (MCT) – Three students who say the University of Notre Dame should include contraception in its health care coverage are seeking to intervene in their school's lawsuit challenging the federal government's birth-control mandate.
12:00 PM Jan 9, 2014
TRENTON, N.J. (MCT) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie denied Wednesday that he had knowledge of a plot to exact political retribution against the Democratic mayor of Fort Lee, as documents surfaced implicating a top aide to the governor in causing a four-day traffic jam in the borough by closing several access lanes to the George Washington Bridge.
8:00 PM Jan 7, 2014
(MCT) – Gay marriage advocates in Utah said thousands of lives have been thrown into disarray after the Supreme Court decided to put same-sex marriages on hold in the state while a federal appeals court weighs the legalities of the issue.
12:07 PM Jan 7, 2014
Rose Silvera, of Chicago, walks across the Metra parking lot in Elgin, Ill., waiting for a friend to pick her up for work at the Chase Call Center early Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. (Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune/MCT)
(MCT) – A frigid weather system called the polar vortex gripped much of the Midwest on Monday as temperatures dropped to near-record, subzero lows, canceling school classes, grounding thousands of airline flights and prompting authorities to urge residents to stay home or go to emergency warming shelters.
6:00 PM Jan 5, 2014
Jaime Dyer points to a photograph in 2010 of the M-56 after it was lured into a cage by a government trapper. The 20-month-old mountain lion, wearing a tracking collar affixed by University of California-Davis researchers, left his mother in the foothills of Orange County and struck out on his own and leaped into a pen of sheep on the Dyers property. (Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times/MCT)
LOS ANGELES (MCT) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture's inspector general will investigate a federal agency whose mission is to exterminate birds, coyotes, mountain lions and other animals that threaten the livelihoods of farmers and ranchers.
1:00 PM Jan 5, 2014
“Fast and Furious” actor Paul Walker and his friend were traveling at more than 100 mph when the Porsche they were in crashed, killing them both, according to a coroner’s report released Friday that offers the first detailed account of the Santa Clarita, Calif., wreck since it occurred Nov. 30.
12:00 PM Jan 5, 2014
President Barack Obama is preparing a package of intelligence reforms that will probably put a public advocate for the first time in the secret court that approves surveillance practices and remove a controversial telephone records database from direct government control, aides said.
5:00 PM Jan 4, 2014
SAN JOSE, Calif. (MCT) – Two weeks of suspense over who won a $324 million lottery prize ended Friday with the announcement that a delivery driver who bought the winning ticket at an East San Jose, Calif., gift shop finally stepped forward to claim his winnings.
10:00 PM Jan 3, 2014
With a yellowtail snapper dodging in front, a lemon shark cruises. (Ken Riddick/Charlotte Observer/MCT)
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (MCT) – Researchers are looking to the sun to give hunted and overfished sharks a new ray of hope.
9:00 PM Jan 3, 2014
A screen grab from a military handout video dated April 10, 2013 offers a rare glimpse of a restraint chair used for forced feedings in the prison camps psychiatric ward, called the Behavioral Medical Unit, at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (Carol Rosenberg/Miami Herald/MCT)
WASHINGTON (MCT) – Three Chinese Muslims, the last of nearly two dozen ethnic Uighurs held for years at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, have been flown to freedom as the Obama administration pushes to empty the prison in Cuba under new rules that relaxed restrictions on detainee transfers.
5:00 PM Jan 3, 2014
Toni Zakarija, 25, shovels the sidewalk at her home on Evergreen Avenue in Wicker Park, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in Chicago. (Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune/MCT)
NEW YORK (MCT) – Some holiday travelers got an extra day of vacation Thursday – albeit waiting in an airport – as a giant winter storm barreled through the Midwest, heading for the Northeast.
12:00 PM Jan 3, 2014
Snapchat co-creators Bobby Murphy, left, and Evan Spiegel are seen through a window at the company's offices in Venice, Calif., in May 2013. (Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times/MCT)
(MCT) – Days after being warned of a security weakness in its popular mobile application, Snapchat became the target of a widespread cyberattack that affected millions of users, a black eye for a startup with sky-high hopes of becoming the next social media juggernaut.