An Air Force reconnaissance airplane caught fire in April, endangering the lives of 27 airmen aboard the plane -- all because a retaining nut connecting oxygen tubing was not tightened properly, accident investigators have determined. The report blamed a private defense contracting company for the accident.
Darlene Superville and Nancy Benac, Associated Press | Posted Aug 27th - 3:11pm
Visiting on tidy porch stoops and dining at a thriving corner eatery, President Barack Obama paid tribute to New Orleans on Thursday as an extraordinary example of renewal and resilience 10 years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
Brian Melley, Associated Press | Posted Aug 27th - 3:41pm
Planned Parenthood Federation of America defended its practices Thursday in a lengthy letter to congressional leaders and included a report by experts it hired who found undercover videos of officials discussing fetal tissue for research were heavily altered by anti-abortion activists.
Michelle Rindels, Associated Press | Posted Aug 27th - 3:21pm
A Nevada education funding program that's considered the nation's broadest school choice initiative has attracted its first legal challenge, with three civil liberties groups saying it violates the state constitution by releasing public funds to religious schools.
Brady McCombs, Associated Press | Posted Aug 27th - 3:01pm
A suicidal man holding his wife and three small children hostage was fatally shot Wednesday in West Jordan when an officer climbed a ladder, stepped through a second floor window and stood between the kids and the armed suspect, police said.