By MARTIN GRIFFITHAssociated Press
About 2,300 Utah wildfire evacuees were allowed to return to their homes Saturday evening after officials determined the blaze no longer posed a threat to them.
The decision came after the fire had burned Friday within a quarte
By BASSEM MROUE and JAMAL HALABYAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - A Syrian fighter pilot on a training mission flew his MiG-21 warplane to neighboring Jordan, where he was given asylum Thursday in a defection from the fiercely loyal air force that signals some of the most ironclad a
By MARI YAMAGUCHIAssociated Press
TOKYO (AP) - If the Ohi nuclear reactors plunged into a Fukushima-style meltdown, the only route for escaping or for sending help would be a winding, cliff-hugging road often closed by snow in winter or clogged by beachgoers in summer.
By JIM ABRAMSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate on Thursday completed a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill that cuts farm subsidies and land conservation spending by about $2 billion a year but largely protects sugar growers and some 46 million food stamp benefi
By CAIN BURDEAUAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal government's first auction of offshore petroleum leases in the same area where the Deepwater Horizon exploded in 2010 brought in $1.7 billion in winning bids Wednesday.
Interior Department Secret
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal panel of cancer specialists on Wednesday unanimously recommended approval of an experimental drug from Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc. for patients with advanced blood cancer.
By KEVIN McGILLAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Thousands of New Orleans school employees were wrongfully fired after Hurricane Katrina scattered the populations and shut down the city and its schools, a Louisiana judge ruled Wednesday.
Judge Ethel Simms Juli