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Homeland Security chief: Budget impasse could harm states

Posted: 02/23/2015 - The Obama administration is warning states that the possible shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security would harm the nation's ability to counter the extremist appeal of the Islamic State group within the U.S.

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List of 87th Academy Award winners

Updated: 02/23/2015 - List of winners at Sunday's 87th annual Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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States seek alternatives for highway, bridge funding

Posted: 02/21/2015 - Touted as one of the first interstate highways, a 200-mile span of Interstate 70 between suburban St. Louis and Kansas City stands as a prime example of the challenges facing the nation's roads.

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Alternative ways to pay for highway repairs, construction

Posted: 02/21/2015 - For nearly a century, the gasoline tax has provided the financial foundation for the nation’s roads. For each gallon they pump, motorists have paid several additional cents in taxes to their state and federal governments.

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NASCAR suspends driver Kurt Busch just before Daytona 500

Updated: 02/20/2015 - NASCAR suspended Kurt Busch on Friday, just two days before the Daytona 500, hours after a Delaware judge said the former champion committed an act of domestic violence against an ex-girlfriend and there was a "substantial likelihood" of him doing it again.

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Where does Kentucky rank on happiest states?

Updated: 02/20/2015 - According to the 2015 Gallup Healthways well-being index, which measures how people feel about their daily lives and overall health, Alaska is the happiest state in the Union.

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FDA: People with peanut allergies should avoid cumin

Posted: 02/18/2015 - The Food and Drug Administration is advising people with peanut allergies to avoid cumin after several shipments of the spice tested positive for peanuts not listed on the label.

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White House: Health law sign-ups top 11M

Posted: 02/17/2015 - The White House estimates that more than 11 million people signed up for subsidized private health insurance under President Barack Obama's law this year.

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West Virginia train derails: Fires, oil tanker in river

Posted: 02/17/2015 - Fires burned for hours after a train carrying more than 100 tankers of crude oil derailed in a snowstorm in West Virginia, plunging at least one tanker into a river while sending a fireball skyward, authorities and residents say.

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'Carnival Time' in New Orleans: glitzy balls, then parades

Updated: 02/17/2015 - Revelers in tuxedoes and gowns danced into the wee hours Tuesday at glitzy balls, kicking off the annual Mardi Gras bash that spills costumed merrymakers into the streets of New Orleans for partying and parades.

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Kentucky legislature cancels Tuesday session

Posted: 02/16/2015 - The Kentucky state legislature will not meet on Tuesday after a massive winter storm dumped nearly a foot of snow on some parts of the state.

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