President Barack Obama announced new steps Friday to help curb gun violence, including by identifying the requirements that "smart guns" would have to meet for law enforcement agencies to buy and use them as well as sharing mental health records with the federal background check system.
Keith Srakocic, Associated Press | Posted Apr 29th - 1:10pm
A natural gas pipeline exploded in a towering, roaring fireball Friday, destroying a home several hundred yards away, damaging at least three others and creating waves of intense heat that burned a fleeing homeowner as he ran down a road, authorities said.
Bob Christie, Associated Press | Posted Apr 29th - 12:40pm
An agreement to add millions in new school spending to break a stalemate that stalled a state budget deal for several days was still in flux Friday morning as the Arizona House prepared to debate the $9.58 billion budget package.
Federal authorities have determined that an investigation by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs into the manipulation of wait times for Texas veterans seeking care was "deficient and unreasonable."
In a story April 28 about overtime pay for personal home care providers, The Associated Press reported erroneously that providers who are unable to find replacements to work the extra hours would have to do the work for free. They will be approved for overtime pay if no backup providers can be found.