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Feds developing 'Richter' scale for wildfires

Posted: 09/24/2013 - Federal researchers are working on the answer, and their system to measure and predict the destructiveness of wildfires is similar to the way earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes are gauged.

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Kentucky man gets probation in Ohio Toys for Tots break-in

Posted: 09/24/2013 - A Kentucky man has been sentenced to five years of probation for breaking into a Cincinnati-area Toys for Tots warehouse on Christmas Eve 2011 and stealing toys collected in the annual U.S. Marine Corps drive for needy children.

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Apple says it has sold 9M new iPhones since Friday

Updated: 09/23/2013 - Apple says shoppers snapped up 9 million of its newest iPhones since the devices were launched Friday, and that demand is exceeding supply. Its shares jumped 6 percent in premarket trading.

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Popular bathroom wipes blamed for sewer clogs

Posted: 09/23/2013 - Increasingly popular bathroom wipes - pre-moistened towelettes that are often advertised as flushable - are being blamed for creating clogs and backups in the nation's sewer systems.

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'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' win top two Emmys

Updated: 09/25/2013 - "Breaking Bad," AMC's soon-to-end tale of Walter White's descent into depravity, has won the Emmy Award for best drama, and ABC's madcap "Modern Family" won its fourth Emmy Award in a row as best comedy series.

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Obama phones Kenyan president after mall attack

Posted: 09/22/2013 - President Barack Obama has phoned Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to express the United States' condolences after a terrorist attack on a Nairobi shopping mall.

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Catholics react to pope remarks on gays, abortion

Updated: 09/22/2013 - Catholics around the globe are expressing mixed but mostly positive reactions to Pope Francis' recent remarks that the church has become too focused on "small-minded rules" on hot-button issues like homosexuality and abortion.

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ATF kept out of the loop after Navy Yard shooting

Posted: 09/22/2013 - Within hours of the Navy Yard shootings, the FBI was tracing the gunman's recent purchase of a shotgun, sending agents to the shop in northern Virginia where he bought it - and leaving the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives out of the loop.

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Obama to GOP: End brinkmanship on budget, debt

Updated: 09/21/2013 - President Barack Obama is appealing to the public anew to pressure Congress to stop undermining his health care law through measures that would threaten a government shutdown or a default on the government's debts.

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Lockdown lifted for schools in Boyle County

Updated: 09/20/2013 - Officials with the Boyle County Superintendent's office say that city officials have requested that all Boyle County Schools go on lock-down while they search for the suspect from this morning's deadly robbery.

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Pope blasts abortion after decrying focus on rules

Posted: 09/20/2013 - Pope Francis has encouraged Catholic doctors to refuse to perform abortions, issuing a strong pro-life message after blasting at the church's obsession with "small-minded rules" that are driving the faithful away.

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House and Senate face deep divide over food stamps

Updated: 09/20/2013 - Farm-state lawmakers hoping for passage of a farm bill by the end of the year will have to first bridge a deep divide between the House and the Senate over the role of the government in helping the nation's poor.

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Target to hire fewer seasonal holiday workers

Posted: 09/20/2013 - Target plans to hire about 70,000 seasonal workers for the critical holiday shopping season, down about 20 percent from a year ago. The discounter is aiming to be more efficient in its hiring practices.

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