| May 11, 2009
WASHINGTON- Pilot training and fatigue are expected to be the focus of an unusual public hearing on Tuesday into safety issues raised by the February crash of an airliner near Buffalo, N.Y., that killed 50 people.
The National Transportation Safety...
| May 13, 2009
Attorneys for convicted sniper John Allen Muhammad returned to court Tuesday for a third round of appeals, telling a federal appeals panel that Muhammad should not have been allowed to represent himself for two days at the start of his trial. The sniper...
| May 13, 2009
| 6:20 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The co-pilot in an airline crash that killed 50 people in upstate New York was paid a salary so low that she lived with her parents near Seattle and commuted across the country to her job, a combination of long travel and little money...
| Nov 9, 2006
After seven states affirmed traditional marriage -- and an eighth rebuffed the declaration that marriage should be confined to a union between one man and one woman -- activists for and against same-sex marriage disagreed Wednesday on the impact of...
| Nov 12, 2009
The last thoughts of Washington-area sniper John Allen Muhammad are contained in a letter that his relatives had said would be read publicly Wednesday but which was kept under wraps instead.
Muhammad, 48, remained silent in the execution chamber in...
| Jun 3, 2010
| 10:07 AM
Even as the economic recovery plods ahead, many American consumers are refusing to come along.
They're not spending freely — and they have no plans to.
Many of them have steady income. They aren't saddled by high debts. They don't fear losing...
| Sep 1, 2009
Tammy Duckworth, a former Black Hawk helicopter pilot who lost both her legs to a rocket-propelled grenade in Iraq, hoists herself into a single-engine Piper Cherokee.
She taxis to a runway, pushes the throttle and pulls back on the yoke to coax the...
| Apr 9, 2010
A top Russian official demanded that all child adoptions by U.S. families be frozen Friday after a woman from Tennessee shipped her 7-year-old adopted Russian grandson on a one-way flight back to Moscow all alone.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov...
| Nov 11, 2009
| 5:14 AM
JARRATT, Va. -- Sniper John Allen Muhammad refused to utter any last words as he was executed, taking to the grave answers about why and how he plotted the killings of 10 people that terrorized the Washington, D.C., area for three weeks in October 2002....
| Sep 16, 2009
| 11:16 AM
A Virginia judge has set a Nov. 10 execution date for John Allen Muhammad, the former Tacoma man responsible for the 2002 sniper attacks in the Washington, D.C., area that left 10 dead.
Muhammad's attorney, Jonathan Sheldon, said he will appeal to the U....