In Oklahoma tornado's aftermath, an outpouring of generosity
The FM radio airwaves in Moore and adjoining Oklahoma City were clogged Tuesday with pastors, church members and ordinary citizens phoning in to offer food and shelter to neighbors left homeless by a powerful tornado that killed at least 24 people here Monday afternoon.
Heroes or just doing their jobs? Teachers save lives during Okla. Tornado
Many have called the teachers -- at least one of whom literally shielded children with her body -- heroes. But Glasgow said: "It's just our job."
North Korean leader sends 'special envoy' to China
A ‘‘special envoy’’ for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un left Pyongyang on Wednesday for China, the North’s only major political and economic benefactor. State media released few details, but the trip comes at a rocky time in ties between the allies.
IRS' last two commissioners deny lying; official to take the 5th
The Senate Finance Committee grills the IRS' Douglas Shulman and Steven Miller. Lois Lerner, director of exempt organizations, will invoke the 5th Amendment.
Immigration reform clears hurdle
Far-reaching legislation that grants a chance at citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally in the U.S. cleared a Senate committee Tuesday on a bipartisan vote that was a victory for Silicon Valley tech businesses that had spent weeks lobbying to loosen restrictions on hiring skilled foreign workers.
Sources challenge White House claim of all-hands-on-deck pursuit of Benghazi suspects
U.S. military sources serving in North Africa are challenging the latest White House claim that the administration is applying "all the resources" at its disposal to bring the Benghazi attackers to justice, charging instead that the Obama administration knows who is responsible but is not acting.
Group sues over IRS, demands agency approve application
True the Vote — one of the conservative groups the IRS subjected to special scrutiny when it applied for tax-exempt status — sued the federal government on Tuesday, demanding the tax agency approve its application that has now been pending for three years.
Court strikes down Arizona 20-week abortion ban
A federal court in San Francisco has struck down Arizona’s ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy unless there’s a medical emergency.
Israel Warns of Massive Iran Nuclear Buildup
Iran's nuclear ambitions are bigger than most people think, with the country capable of becoming a nuclear superpower, Israel's strategic affairs minister said Tuesday.
Mormon church gives update on funeral plans for Frances Monson
More details about the upcoming funeral of Frances J. Monson, wife of LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson, were released Tuesday.
'A true jewel of the Church'
The Minnesota Mormon Chorale, a 55-voice auditioned ensemble, is making a difference in the lives of many people, including hundreds of Latter-day Saints and their friends and neighbors in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Twisters keep returning, but Oklahoma still short on shelters
The people of central Oklahoma know all too well the destructive power of a tornado, but when a big one rolled toward the town of Moore again on Monday, residents had few basements and storm shelters to run to when the alarm sounded, officials said.
Oklahoma Tornado Upgraded to Rare EF-5
The National Weather Service upgraded its estimate of the storm's force, saying it was the strongest type, EF-5 and packing incredible fury with winds of more than 200 mph. A day earlier it had said the storm was an EF-4.
Govt. overpaid contractor millions in living expenses on DOE project
The Energy Department paid the builder of its planned weapon-grade plutonium reprocessing plant millions of dollars in taxpayer money for unnecessary employee living expenses, government auditors concluded Monday.
Parties divide over IRS scandal fallout
Democratic lawmakers on the Senate Finance Committee said Tuesday the IRS, while engaging in “unacceptable” targeting of conservative groups, may have been set up for failure by campaign finance law ambiguities that allowed tax-exempt groups to engage in partisan politics without disclosing their donors.
Sharp shoppers scuttle Obamacare
The young drop coverage to avoid higher premiums.
In AP, Rosen investigations, government makes criminals of reporters
The Rosen affair is as flagrant an assault on civil liberties as anything done by George W. Bush’s administration, and it uses technology to silence critics in a way Richard Nixon could only have dreamed of.
Sigh: Vermont Legalizes Physician-Assisted Suicide
Here’s a significant and little-known news item from yesterday that unsurprisingly flew under the radar: Vermont became the third U.S. state -- and the first via the legislative process -- to legalize physician-assisted suicide.
New Egypt Tax Law: Cuts for Poor, Business Hikes
Egypt's president signed a new tax law Tuesday that cuts the amount paid by poorer Egyptians in the latest move aimed at reforming the country's economy.
China: New Bird Flu Virus Is Controlled, Officials Say
The H7N9 virus appears under control in China largely through restrictions at bird markets, but it caused some $6.5 billion in losses.
The Irish loophole behind Apple's low tax bill
Apple's ability to shelter billions of dollars of income from tax has depended on an unusual loophole in the Irish tax code that helps the country compete with other countries for investment and jobs.
Nation's largest grocery chain creates app for its card
The country's largest supermarket chain has launched an electronic version of its customer loyalty card, one of several recent initiatives. The new version of Kroger's app, which launched last week, allows customers with loyalty cards to download electronic coupons, renew prescriptions, keep track of fuel rewards, create a shopping list and see weekly advertisements.
Used car prices fall -- but not enough
After rising since the recession and hitting record highs, used car prices are easing, and the trend will continue, experts say.
Teens are getting wiser to perils of online oversharing
A new Pew Research Center study released Tuesday suggests that younger Web users are no longer naively revealing personal details to the world through social media profiles, continuing to post a wealth of data but becoming more savvy about who gets to see it.
NASA asks: Could 3-D-printed food fuel a mission to Mars?
NASA can send robots to Mars, no problem. But if it’s ever going to put humans on the Red Planet, it has to figure out how to feed them over the course of a years-long mission. So the space agency has funded research for what could be the ultimate nerd solution: a 3-D printer that creates entrees or desserts at the touch of a button.
NASA rover Curiosity drills into second Martian rock; prepares to study it in detail
The space agency said Monday that Curiosity has bored a hole in a second rock and will transfer a pinch of powder to its onboard laboratories later this week for analysis.
New smart fabric mimics the way skin perspires
Biomedical engineers are unveiling a new type of fabric that, much like human skin, can turn excess sweat into droplets that simply fall away on their own accord.
New Draper company helps launch singing careers
3 recent contestants on ‘The Voice’ will perform at an open house for Refinement Records.
How Can I Get Out of Debt?
If you’re in debt over your head or you are at risk of losing control, the steps to answering the question, “How can I get out of debt?” are very simple and straightforward.
AAA: Sequestration to put the squeeze on holiday travel
Memorial Day travelers will have slightly less company on the roads this year because of the effects of sequestration, travel officials said Tuesday.