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.
7:00 PM Jan 20, 2014
WASHINGTON (MCT) – House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., said Sunday that former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden may have received help from Russian intelligence in stealing and leaking thousands of classified files, many of which the lawmaker said compromised U.S. military operations.
6:00 PM Jan 20, 2014
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (MCT) – When state Rep. Paul Fitzwater, a Republican, signed his name as co-sponsor of a bill that would allow execution by firing squad, he was thinking of the victims.
2:00 PM Jan 20, 2014
(MCT) – Two Marines killed in Afghanistan in an "insider" attack will be awarded the Navy Cross for bravery in a ceremony set for Saturday at Camp Pendleton.
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.