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Compulsive gambling funds off pace of new casinos

Posted: 05/05/2013 - The unrelenting spread of casino gambling across America is reaping billions of dollars for the industry and government coffers yet is also creating more compulsive gamblers. Addiction experts say the sum spent for treatment and counseling isn't enough to keep pace.

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New jobs and energy gains helping lift US economy

Updated: 05/06/2013 - A stronger-than-expected April rebound in job creation and recent dramatic discoveries of vast U.S. oil and gas reserves are helping to lift the American economy out its long funk.

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Bangladesh building-collapse toll tops 600

Posted: 05/05/2013 - Police in Bangladesh say more than 600 bodies have now been recovered from a garment-factory building that collapsed 11 days ago, and the grim recovery work continues.

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Readying new Syria push, US feels out Russia again

Posted: 05/04/2013 - The U.S. is trying to leverage new evidence that Syrian President Bashar Assad's government used chemical weapons, and make a fresh diplomatic and possible military push with allies to end the country's civil war.

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Orb, unbeaten Verrazano favorites in Kentucky Derby

Posted: 05/04/2013 - The 139th Run for the Roses takes place today at Churchill Downs and the favorites in the Kentucky Derby are Orb and unbeaten Verrazano. The forecast for Louisville calls for occasional rain. A field of 19 will race in the opening leg of horse racing's Triple Crown.

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First leg of Triple Crown is today

Updated: 05/04/2013 - The 139th Run for the Roses takes place today at Churchill Downs and the favorites in the Kentucky Derby are Orb and unbeaten Verrazano. The forecast for Louisville calls for occasional rain. A field of 19 will race in the opening leg of horse racing's Triple Crown.

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Patton museum to separate fact, fiction

Posted: 05/04/2013 - The Gen. George Patton Museum of Leadership at Fort Knox aims to separate the man from the legend when it reopens in June.

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NATO: 5 troops killed in southern Afghanistan

Posted: 05/04/2013 - NATO says five members of the U.S.-led international military coalition have been killed by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan - the first foreign troops killed this month around the country.

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Newtown board mulls plans for Sandy Hook school

Posted: 05/04/2013 - Newtown, Conn., officials are meeting to discuss what to do with the elementary school where 20 first-graders and six educators were shot to death in December, but they might not vote.

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Space Mountain reopens at Disneyland

Posted: 05/04/2013 - One of Disneyland's most popular rides has reopened after the company declined to appeal a workplace safety case.

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California wildfire grows to 43 square miles

Posted: 05/03/2013 - A fast-moving Southern California wildfire burning through coastal wilderness has nearly tripled in size since morning, growing to more than 43 square miles.

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Man sentenced in Cincinnati Grand Prix scheme

Posted: 05/03/2013 - A man who told investors and Cincinnati leaders he could bring a Grand Prix auto race to the city has been sentenced to more than two years in prison and ordered to pay more than $350,000 in restitution.

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