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Easter Seals groups ramp up help to veterans

Posted: 11/23/2013 - The nonprofit Easter Seals organization has for decades been thought of as mainly helping children and adults with disabilities and special needs. But the organization now is in the midst of a new initiative to expand support networks for veterans, military service members and their families.

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Parents: NY teacher note said kids were 'dirty'

Posted: 11/23/2013 - A New York teacher could be in hot water after sending a note home with her pre-kindergarten students saying some of them were showing up to school so dirty she didn't want to touch them.

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JFK's death overshadowed Ohio nursing home fire

Posted: 11/23/2013 - A nursing home fire that killed 63 people in Ohio 50 years ago is largely forgotten - and went barely noticed at the time - because it came just hours after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

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Guilty plea in bird deaths at wind farms a first

Posted: 11/23/2013 - A major U.S. power company has pleaded guilty to killing eagles and other birds at two Wyoming wind farms as part of the first enforcement of environmental laws protecting birds against wind energy facilities.

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Obama seeks to shift focus to economic progress

Posted: 11/23/2013 - President Barack Obama says the U.S. economy is improving even if its progress has been overshadowed by political gridlock and the messy rollout of his health care law.

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Travelers evacuate after erroneous LAX gun reports

Posted: 11/23/2013 - A loud auto crash that some passengers thought was shots being fired and an anonymous call reporting a gunman prompted evacuations Friday night at two terminals of Los Angeles International Airport.

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Obama officials upbeat about health site fixes

Posted: 11/22/2013 - Obama administration officials say there won't be a magic moment, but Healthcare.gov should be able to weather an expected year-end crush of customers.

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UK police: 3 women held captive for 30 years

Posted: 11/22/2013 - British police say the two suspects suspected of holding three women in the slavery were also arrested in the 1970s. Police did not provide details.

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Special $20 general admission for UK-Tennessee

Posted: 11/21/2013 - University of Kentucky Athletics has announced a special promotion for the Tennessee football game as fans can purchase general admission tickets for $20 to see the Wildcats’ season finale. The game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. ET kickoff on Saturday, Nov. 30 at Commonwealth Stadium.

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Missouri executes serial killer Franklin

Updated: 11/20/2013 - White supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin has been put to death in Missouri. It was the state's first execution in nearly three years.

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Jet crashes off Florida coast en route to Mexico

Posted: 11/19/2013 - The Coast Guard says it has located the wreckage of a Learjet that plunged into the Atlantic ocean off the Florida coast while en route to Mexico and that at least two people have died. They are continuing to search for two others who were aboard.

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Ohio court upholds firing in school Bible case

Posted: 11/19/2013 - Ohio's highest court says a school district was legally justified in firing a science teacher who refused orders to remove classroom displays of religious materials.

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Google to remove image of slain boy

Updated: 11/19/2013 - Google says it'll remove an aerial image of Richmond, Calif., that shows the body of a murdered 14-year-old boy.

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