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Obama to Honor Fallen Troops on Memorial Day

Posted: 05/28/2012 - President Barack Obama is paying tribute to fallen warriors on Memorial Day, attending a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and honoring those who died in the Vietnam War.

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Crews on NM Fire to Take Advantage of Tamer Winds

Posted: 05/27/2012 - GLENWOOD, N.M. (AP) - Crews fighting a wildfire in the Gila (HEE'-luh) National Forest in New Mexico planned to take advantage of lighter winds Sunday by building protection lines on key flanks of the blaze and preparing to send water-dropping helicopters into the air for the first time in several days.

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AP IMPACT: Almost Half of New Vets Seek Disability

Posted: 05/27/2012 - America's newest veterans are filing for disability benefits at a historic rate. Government officials say that 45 percent of the 1.6 million veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are now seeking compensation for injuries they say are service-related.

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Father of Prisoner of War Speaks at Annual Rally

Posted: 05/27/2012 - WASHINGTON (AP) - The father of a U.S. soldier who was taken prisoner in Afghanistan is thanking the motorcycle riders of Rolling Thunder for raising awareness of missing-in-action troops and prisoners of war.

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Syria Denies Responsibility for Attack Killing 90

Posted: 05/27/2012 - DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - The Syrian government is denying responsibility for an attack on a string of villages in central Syria that left more than 90 people dead.

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AAA Projects 1.2 Percent Increase in Memorial Day Travel

Posted: 05/25/2012 - High gas prices aren't keeping Americans at home over the Memorial Day holiday. AAA projects 34.8 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home over the holiday weekend. That's up 1.2 percent from one year ago.

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NOAA predicts a near-normal 2012 Atlantic hurricane season

Updated: 05/24/2012 - NOAA’s outlook predicts a less active season compared to recent years, but regardless of the outlook, it’s vital for anyone living or vacationing in hurricane-prone locations to be prepared. We have a stark reminder this year with the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew.

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Obama Team Wrongly Says Romney Moves Goal Posts

Posted: 05/24/2012 - A spokesman for President Barack Obama's campaign is accusing Mitt Romney of moving the goal posts on unemployment. Actually, that's a fumble of the facts.

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CBO Warns of US Falling Off 'Fiscal Cliff'

Posted: 05/22/2012 - A new government study says that allowing Bush-era tax cuts to expire and a scheduled round of automatic spending cuts to take effect would probably throw the economy into a recession.

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Ex-student in Webcam Case Explains Lack of Apology

Posted: 05/22/2012 - NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - The former Rutgers student sentenced this week to 30 days in jail for using a webcam to view his roommate kissing another man says he did not apologize largely because it would have been seen as insincere.

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Private Rocket Blasts Off for Space Station

Updated: 05/22/2012 - A first-of-its-kind commercial supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station following a successful liftoff early Tuesday, opening a new era of dollar-driven spaceflight.

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A&M Dean Stepping Down as Ambassador to Afghanistan

Updated: 05/22/2012 - Ryan Crocker, the unflappable diplomat who became the civilian face of America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan over two administrations, is stepping down as ambassador to Afghanistan and retiring from the U.S. foreign service.

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