Posted 11:10 AM 5/16/2013 by Patricia Collier
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to "fully fund" his administration's budget request for embassy security. The request comes as Obama seeks to get ahead of the controversy over his administration's response to the attack last September in Benghazi, Libya, that (More)
Posted 9:18 AM 5/16/2013 by Patricia Collier
GRANBURY, Texas (AP) - A leader of a North Texas city devastated by a tornado that left six people dead thinks most missing residents have been located.Granbury Mayor Pro Tem Nin Hulett tells ABC that the highest priority is to get people into shelters.The twister hit the (More)
Posted 8:31 AM 5/16/2013 by Adam Atchison
WASHINGTON (AP) - Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages rose this week but stayed near their historic lows. Cheaper mortgages have helped the economy by spurring more home-buying and refinancing. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate for the 30-year loan increased to 3.51 (More)
Posted 1:31 AM 5/16/2013 by Lacey Steele
Positive news this morning for those looking for work this summer.
According to a Career Builder survey released overnight, 30% of employers plan to hire seasonal help, and 20% of those jobs will pay at least $16 an hour.
Most of the jobs will be in the leisure and hospitality industry, followed by manufacturing, information technology, and retail.
Posted 1:30 AM 5/16/2013 by Lacey Steele
Ford faces another lawsuit over its highly touted EcoBoost engine. Three Ohio drivers have filed suit against Ford claiming its six-cylinder EcoBoost is defective.
According to the suit, Ford's 3.5 liter V6 EcoBoost can run rough and lose power as drivers accelerate.
Posted 1:29 AM 5/16/2013 by Lacey Steele
We expect to learn more about the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas last month.
Preliminary results of the investigation will be announced by state fire marshals and the ATF later today.
The explosion killed 15 people and injured dozens.
Investigators have already ruled out a natural cause, such as lightning.
Posted 9:04 PM 5/15/2013 by Connie Murphy
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Grammy Award-winning comedy duo Cheech and Chong based their 42-year career on counterculture humor with a particular emphasis on marijuana use. But these days Tommy Chong sees the recreational drug as something more than fodder for jokes about stoned hippies.
Posted 8:23 PM 5/15/2013 by Connie Murphy
WASHINGTON (AP) - The crew of the International Space Station is boldly going where no one has gone before - to see the new "Star Trek" film. The three astronauts were offered a sneak peak of "Star Trek Into Darkness" days before it opens Thursday on Earth, seeing it not in 3-D, but (More)
Posted 7:59 PM 5/15/2013 by Connie Murphy
Angelina Jolie's mother had breast cancer and died of ovarian cancer, and her maternal grandmother also had ovarian cancer - strong evidence of an inherited, genetic risk that led the actress to have both of her healthy breasts removed to try to avoid the same fate, her doctor said Wednesday.(More)
Posted 6:18 PM 5/15/2013 by Connie Murphy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Then CIA-Director David Petraeus objected to the final talking points that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice used five days after the deadly assault on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, because he wanted to see more detail publicly released, including a warning issued from (More)