Washington state officials are scrambling to find a temporary fix for a bridge that collapsed on an important interstate highway and, incredibly, left just three motorists with injuries. Whatever the solution, it won't come in time to help with Memorial Day's highway hoards.
For nearly nine months, the people of this small West Virginia town saw the face of missing 16-year-old honors student Skylar Neese everywhere _ beaming at them from fliers on utility poles, in gas stations, even at the local tattoo parlor.
It once was an accepted tactic as old as policing itself and, according to the New York Police Department, a key to the city's dramatic drop in crime: patrol officers stopping young men on the street to see if they're up to no good.
When Haynes Johnson visited Selma, Ala., months after a civil rights crisis there gripped the nation, he wrote in The Washington Evening Star that he'd found "no discernible change in the racial climate of the city." When it came to employment, housing or education, blacks had made no real gains.
Four deaths at the Atlanta VA Medical Center mark the latest in a series of problems plaguing Veterans Affairs, prompting outrage from officials and congressional scrutiny of the largest integrated health care system in the country.
A former Texas prosecutor and one-time candidate for Congress was convicted Friday of accepting bribes in exchange for court favors, including an $80,000 payment in a scheme that allowed a convicted murder to escape.
Alleged misbehavior by the Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies gives the GOP something else to talk about and investigate as the economy clearly, if slowly, recovers on President Barack Obama's watch, robbing Republicans of a central argument against Democrats.