9:00 PM Feb 6, 2014
Thanks to climate change, extreme weather disasters have hammered the United States with increasing frequency in recent years — from drought and wildfires to coastal storms and flooding.
2:00 PM Jan 31, 2014
Consumers may finally see some good news at the gas pump.
12:00 PM Jan 31, 2014
In this image taken from Massachusetts State Police Air Wing during the manhunt in Watertown, Massachussetts, Friday, April 19, 2013, police could detect the suspect's body of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, seen in this night vision image of the boat in a resident's backyard. (Massachusetts State Police/Zuma Press/MCT)
WASHINGTON (MCT) – Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in last year's Boston Marathon bombing, saying in court papers that the deadly plot was committed in an "especially heinous, cruel and depraved manner."
9:00 PM Jan 30, 2014
Jonathan Mayer stands in one of the computer labs at Stanford University on March 19, 2012. The combined law and computer science researcher at Stanford, has exposed a string of privacy breaches in recent months, the most recent one being Google's bypassing of the privacy settings in Apple's Safari browser. ( Karen T. Borchers/San Jose Mercury News/MCT)
(MCT) – Target. Neiman Marcus. And now three other national retailers (yet to be named) have reportedly lost customers' personal data.
5:00 PM Jan 30, 2014
Attorney Brian Kabateck poses for a portrait with the website Justmugshot.com in his Los Angeles office on Dec. 19, 2013. He has filed a lawsuit for a client against the website which posts booking photos and arrest records and then charges people to take the photos and records down. (Anne Cusack/Los Angeles Times/MCT)
(MCT) – In 2010, Zim Rogers was waiting to hear from his bosses about whether he would be promoted.
12:00 PM Jan 30, 2014
Pedestrians cross an empty Panola Road near the I-20 entrance ramp Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in Lithonia, Ga. The Atlanta metro area continues to suffer under the grip of snow and ice covered roads for a second day, after a mid-day storm paralyzed the area Tuesday. (Kent D. Johnson/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/MCT)
ATLANTA (MCT) – State and school officials, fending off fury over their handling of the snowstorm that paralyzed metro Atlanta, said Wednesday that they followed all the lessons from the crippling storm of 2011.
5:00 PM Jan 29, 2014
WASHINGTON (MCT) – In a chamber at standing-room-only capacity, with photographs of young victims flashing from TV screens, a House of Representatives panel held a hearing Monday to raise awareness about human trafficking. Of immediate concern among the legislators is this Sunday's Super Bowl, an event that is thought to heighten the demand for forced prostitution.
8:00 PM Jan 26, 2014
Cranes and other construction equipment are visible in this 2009 image over a covered fence surrounding the World Trade Center site, where a memorial and museum are being built. (Ann Tatko-Peterson/Contra Costa Times/MCT)
NEW YORK (MCT) – When the 9/11 Memorial Museum opens in mid-May, it will have shards of the fallen World Trade Center towers. It will have walls covered with portraits of the nearly 3,000 victims, and the watch worn by Todd Beamer when he declared, "Let's roll," and helped launch an attack on the Flight 93 hijackers.
5:00 PM Jan 26, 2014
AKRON, Ohio (MCT) – A month after a local police officer and decorated combat veteran accidentally discharged his firearm in a school, the Ohio House passed legislation Wednesday that would remove liability for schools that make closed-door decisions about arming teachers.
12:00 PM Jan 24, 2014
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (MCT) – A Purdue University student was charged with murder Thursday, accused of shooting and stabbing a fellow student in a lab on campus.
10:00 PM Jan 23, 2014
Lori Paul, right, sits with her son Max Paul, 9, at their Orlando, Fla., home, Jan. 13, 2014. The Paul Family uses a computer and smartphone to log into their son Max's health records. Max has cystic fibrosis. Technology brings them faster answers, and lessens anxiety in waiting for test results. (Ricardo Ramirez Buxeda/Orlando Sentinel/MCT)
(MCT) – It's looking to be the year of the consumer in health care, say leaders and visionaries in the industry.
9:00 PM Jan 23, 2014
(MCT) – Nathan Benjamin runs a Kansas City-based company designed to connect builders and remodelers with recycled and reusable windows, doors and other fixtures.
9:00 PM Jan 22, 2014
WASHINGTON (MCT) – An Aug. 23, 2008, drug bust along the Northern California coast prompted Supreme Court scrutiny Tuesday into the proper use of anonymous tips.
12:00 PM Jan 22, 2014
HOUSTON (MCT) – Secretary of State John F. Kerry and a former Texas governor are part of an international coalition trying to halt Texas' execution of a Mexican citizen this week.
11:36 PM Jan 21, 2014
(MCT) – A Purdue University senior from Wisconsin is dead and another student is in custody on suspicion of murder following a shooting on the university campus in West LaFayette, Ind., according to school officials.
5:00 PM Jan 21, 2014
President Barack Obama, with daughter Sasha, participates in a community service project at the D.C Central Kitchen in celebration of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and in honor of Dr. King's life and legacy, January 20, 2014 in Washington DC. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT)
(MCT) – The stock market has hit sky-scraping highs, the unemployment rate has dipped to a five-year low and any number of economic statistics – new car sales, home prices, consumer spending – point to a perked-up economy that is steadily growing.
12:00 PM Jan 21, 2014
WASHINGTON (MCT) – Iran has started suspending some of its uranium enrichment as part of a deal between Tehran and world powers to rein in the nation's nuclear program in return for the lifting of some economic sanctions, according to an international watchdog.