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Court: Should whistleblower protection be wider?

Posted: 05/20/2013 - The Supreme Court will decide if government whistleblower protection applies to employees of a privately-held contractor or the subcontractor of a publicly-held company.

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Ferris wheel ride world record broken in Chicago

Posted: 05/20/2013 - A manager of Chicago's Navy Pier rode the tourist spot's Ferris wheel for more than two days, bringing the world record for the longest ride to the birthplace of the amusement park favorite.

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What do we eat? New food map will tell us

Posted: 05/20/2013 - Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are creating a gargantuan map of what foods Americans are buying and eating.

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Yahoo takes big leap with $1.1B deal for Tumblr

Posted: 05/20/2013 - Yahoo is buying online blogging forum Tumblr for $1.1 billion as CEO Marissa Mayer tries to rejuvenate an Internet icon that had fallen behind the times.

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Metro-North: Conn. train outage expected for days

Posted: 05/19/2013 - The Metro-North commuter rail line says crews will spend days rebuilding 2,000 feet of track, overhead wires and signals damaged in a derailment and crash in Connecticut.

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AP CEO calls records seizure unconstitutional

Posted: 05/19/2013 - The president and CEO of The Associated Press says the government's seizure of AP journalists' phone records was "unconstitutional" and already has had a chilling effect on newsgathering.

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UN chief hopes for Syria conference in early June

Posted: 05/19/2013 - U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is holding out hope that an international conference to negotiate a peaceful resolution to the Syrian civil war will be held in early June.

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Aide: Obama learned about IRS from news accounts

Posted: 05/19/2013 - A senior White House adviser insists President Barack Obama learned the Internal Revenue Service had been targeting tea party groups "when it came out in the news."

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Obama exhorts good deeds by Morehouse graduates

Updated: 05/19/2013 - President Barack Obama is delivering the commencement address at Morehouse College, the historically black, all-male institution that counts Martin Luther King Jr. among its alumni.

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Landing gear issue leads to plane's belly landing

Posted: 05/18/2013 - An airline official says a US Airways Express flight with 34 people aboard was forced to make a belly landing at Newark International Airport after experiencing landing gear trouble. No injuries were reported.

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Tornado-ravaged Texas town to start recovery

Posted: 05/18/2013 - Residents whose homes were torn apart or blown away by a North Texas deadly tornado will soon be allowed to return to retrieve what belongings may be left and start cleaning up.

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Orb goes for 2nd leg of Triple Crown

Posted: 05/18/2013 - The second leg of horse racing's Triple Crown leaves the starting gate this afternoon in Maryland and the trainer for Kentucky Derby winner Orb says he thinks his horse is ready.

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