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Unemployment rates rise in half of US states

Posted: 09/21/2012 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Unemployment rates rose in more than half of U.S. states last month, the latest evidence that hiring remains tepid across the country.

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Ca. amusement park riders spend hours at 300 feet

Posted: 09/20/2012 - Knott's Berry Farm spokeswoman Jennifer Blazey told several media outlets the ride, which lifts fun-seekers high over the park with their legs dangling and spins them in a circle, malfunctioned at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

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Endeavour stops in Houston en route to California

Posted: 09/20/2012 - Hundreds lined the streets and crowded the airport Wednesday to see the retired shuttle land before it was to head to California, where it will be permanently displayed.

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Army tests body armor tailored for female soldiers

Updated: 09/19/2012 - Members of a female engagement team from the 101st Airborne Division, who will be directly interacting with Afghan women during the upcoming deployment, will be equipped with the female prototypes of the newest generation of Army tactical vests.

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Chicago teachers suspend strike, classes to resume

Posted: 09/18/2012 - CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago teachers are suspending a seven-day strike in the nation's third-largest city, a move that will send thousands of students back to classrooms.

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Chicago teachers union to continue strike

Updated: 09/16/2012 - CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago teachers union will continue its week-old strike in the nation's third-largest city, keeping thousands of students out of class.

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University of Texas campus reopening after threat

Updated: 09/14/2012 - AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The University of Texas says all university buildings have been cleared and are reopening after a bomb threat prompted an evacuation of the Austin campus.

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Families fighting rules for Colo. victims fund

Posted: 09/13/2012 - Representatives say after three meetings of a financial oversight committee, they believe the money is not going to be given to victims in a timely manner. They plan to air their concerns Thursday.

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Disability Report: Social Security lax on disability claims

Posted: 09/13/2012 - A report by the Republican staff of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations found that in some cases, it appeared that officials struggling to reduce backlogs didn't review all available evidence.

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