National & World Headlines

  • The Associated Press U.S. stocks are opening slightly lower as trading winds down before the New Year holiday and as Greece heads for elections that could affect the country’s bailout program. The Dow Jones industrial…

    December 30, 2014
  • By ABDOULIE JOHN Associated Press DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Heavy gunfire rang out Tuesday near the presidential palace in the tiny West African nation of Gambia, residents said, as the government denied a coup attempt…

    December 30, 2014
  • LONDON (AP) — Former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has signed a four-year deal with American sportswear manufacturer Under Armour. The deal was announced Tuesday by the Baltimore-based company. Terms were not announced, but British news…

    December 30, 2014
  • By JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH Associated Press MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Dozens of new Ebola cases have erupted in Liberia, near the border with Sierra Leone, Liberian health officials warned Monday, marking a setback amid recent improvements.…

    December 30, 2014
  • By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The presents are unwrapped. The children’s shrieks of delight are just a memory. Now it’s time for another Yuletide tradition: cleaning up the needles that…

    December 30, 2014
  • By TIA GOLDENBERG Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — A far-reaching Israeli corruption investigation that has roped in 30 public figures and politicians linked to a powerful, hard-line party has shaken up the campaign ahead of…

    December 30, 2014
  • By JEFF AYERS Associated Press “Die Again” (Ballantine), by Tess Gerritsen Tess Gerritsen delivers another outstanding thriller in her continuing series featuring Boston police Detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles. The murder…

    December 30, 2014
  • By KRISTEN GELINEAU Associated Press SYDNEY (AP) — As hundreds of search crews frantically scour the waters off Indonesia where AirAsia Flight 8501 went down, a couple of ships a few thousand kilometers (miles) to…

    December 30, 2014
  • By LARRY NEUMEISTER and STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A New York congressman who pleaded guilty to tax evasion just days ago has announced he’ll resign from office next week because he…

    December 30, 2014
  • Geospatial intelligence tools have become critical to the military when it heads into unfamiliar landscapes around the globe. The Army's Situational Awareness Geospatially Enabled (SAGE) tools help intelligence analysts quickly identify terrain that could help or hinder a mission. Dhiren Khona is a principal investigator for the SAGE Team at the Army Geospatial Center. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain what the system is, and what advantages it offers.

    December 30, 2014
  • Pentagon and Congressional defense leaders worry military bases, especially large test ranges, are potential targets for spying by foreign governments. That's why they want to know who their neighbors are and what they are doing so close to DOD camps and bases. Brian Lapore is the director of Defense Capabilities and Management at the Government Accountability Office. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he explained why it's important to understand who owns and occupies the land surrounding training ranges.

    December 30, 2014
  • By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Johnny Manziel says the party’s over. The Browns want to believe him. The high-profile rookie quarterback apologized to his Browns teammates — and Cleveland fans…

    December 30, 2014
  • By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — No one in the sports world had heard of the 2014 Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year until August. That’s when 13-year-old Mo’ne Davis became…

    December 30, 2014
  • By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Sports Writer FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Woody Johnson was tired of all the losing, the four straight seasons without going to the playoffs. So, the New York Jets owner…

    December 30, 2014