WASHINGTON — A plan to phase out government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and instead use mainly private insurers to backstop home loans has advanced in Congress.
DETROIT — General Motors executives and government regulators will soon have to explain to Congress why it took years to recall 1.6 million compact cars with a known defect linked to 13 deaths.
FLAGSTAFF — Faced with a warm, dry winter, managers of Arizona Snowbowl say the ski area’s new snowmaking capability saved its season.
PHOENIX — A bill in the Legislature to allow surprise inspections of abortion clinics has been described by supporters as a vital tool for health inspectors, who now must get a warrant to make unannounced searches of abortion providers.
Snowmaking supervisor Carl McKenna tends one of Arizona Snowbowl’s 30 snow-generating machines. They cost $30,000 each and used 17 million gallons of reclaimed wastewater in December alone.
In this frame grab from video provided by WAFB-TV 9, Glenn Ford, 64, center, walks out of a maximum security prison, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Angola, La., after having spent nearly 26 years on death row. Ford walked free Tuesday evening hours after a judge approved the state’s motion to v…
In this frame grab from video provided by WAFB-TV 9, Glenn Ford, 64, talks to the media as he leaves a maximum security prison, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Angola, La., after having spent nearly 26 years on death row. Ford walked free Tuesday evening hours after a judge approved the state’s …
ANGOLA, La. (AP) — A man who spent nearly 26 years on death row in Louisiana walked free of prison Tuesday, hours after a judge approved the state's motion to vacate the man's murder conviction in the 1983 killing of a jeweler.
TUCSON, Ariz. — For decades, Tucson was arguably the getaway for anybody who thought he or she was anybody. From Bette Davis to Clark Gable, they came for the sun and the privacy. Tucson was small back then. When the city's premier resort — the Arizona Inn — was built in the 1930s, it was co…
PHOENIX (AP) — An Oklahoma man has been arrested for allegedly mailing a suspicious package that contained explosives to a sheriff in Arizona last year, authorities said Tuesday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For much of the past three decades, pit bulls have been widely regarded as America’s most dangerous dog — the favorite breed of thugs, drug dealers and dogfighting rings, with a fearsome reputation for unprovoked, sometimes deadly attacks.
Cameron Younglove plays with a pit bull terrier named Sooke at his kennels near Eudora, Kan., Sunday, March 9, 2014. For much of the past three decades, pit bulls have been widely regarded as America’s most dangerous dog _ but attitudes have softened considerably since then as animal activis…
NEW YORK — Zach Galifianakis brought the ferns, and President Obama opened a new avenue of presidential communication.
President Obama appears on the “Funny or Die” website with actor-comedian Zach Galifianakis, aiming for an audience of 18- to 34-year-olds. Obama is going all-out in trying to persuade young people to sign up for his health-care plan.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has halted operations at a Delaware cheese plant after an outbreak of listeria linked to the company's cheese killed one person and sickened seven others.
Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. talks to reporters as she leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, after saying that the CIA's improper search of a stand-alone computer network established for Congress has been refe…
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Columns of African Union and Somali troops are moving deeper into land controlled by al-Qaida-linked militants, forcing fighters to flee from five towns in quick succession in a further squeezing of al-Shabab's strongholds.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — The Ministry of Transport in Guyana says it has suspended an air traffic controller who walked off the job and left the tower unattended while a flight was approaching the South American country.
Brig. Gen.Jeffrey Sinclair
FORT BRAGG, N.C. — The trial of an Army general accused of sexual assault moved into uncharted legal territory Tuesday when the judge dismissed the jury to allow the defense time to hammer out a new plea deal with the military.