Daily Updates

Daily Updates
  • Government fine hardly the end of GM recall saga

    General Motors’ agreement to pay a $35 million federal fine for concealing defects in small-car ignition switches and to give the government greater oversight of its safety procedures closes one chapter of the automaker’s recall saga. But it’s far from over.

    May 17, 2014

  • Utah lawmaker: Bring back firing squad executions

    In the wake of a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma last month, a Utah lawmaker says he believes a firing squad is a more humane form of execution. And he plans to bring back that option for criminals sentenced to death in his state.

    May 17, 2014

  • Obama and Congress move to address VA firestorm

    The Obama administration and Congress are moving quickly to respond to a growing political firestorm over allegations of treatment delays and falsified records at veterans hospitals nationwide.

    May 17, 2014

  • 'Sweet Home Alabama' town in traffic turmoil

    Travelers heading through southeast Alabama to Florida Panhandle beaches have a four-lane road the entire way except for a half-mile stretch in Eufaula. That section, gracefully lined by Southern mansions and giant oaks, narrows to two lanes.

    May 17, 2014

  • Dogs accused of attacking woman are euthanized

    Authorities say three dogs accused of attacking and killing a woman in the eastern Alabama community of Phenix City have been euthanized.

    May 17, 2014

  • Death in hot jail cell highlights national issue

    The case of a mentally ill homeless veteran who died in a 100-degree Rikers Island jail cell starkly illustrates the dangers of extreme heat in lockups, an issue facing prisons across the nation as the inmate population gets older and more heavily medicated — and more at risk of overheating.

    May 17, 2014

  • 10 Things to Know: This Week’s Takeaways

    Looking back at the stories to remember from the past week.

    May 17, 2014

  • 10 Things to Know for Friday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday.

    May 15, 2014

  • In Other News, May 15

    May 15, 2014

  • 2+2 What? Parents rail against Common Core math

    An Iowa woman jokingly calls it “Satan’s handiwork.” A California mom says she’s broken down in tears. A Pennsylvania parent says it “makes my blood boil.”

    May 15, 2014