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Rhode Island City Issues Layoff Notices to All Teachers

Rhode Island City Issues Layoff Notices to All Teachers

The financially troubled city of Providence on Tuesday issued layoff notices to all its nearly 2,000 teachers because city officials say they must make an unknown number of cuts in the budget, and they want "maximum flexibility."

Open, Closed or Something in Between: What a Shutdown Looks Like

Open, Closed or Something in Between: What a Shutdown Looks Like

A sign announcing the closing of the Statue of Liberty because of the government shutdown.

Pompeo Nears Confirmation but Faces Historic Rebuke From Committee

Pompeo Nears Confirmation but Faces Historic Rebuke From Committee

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will vote Monday on Mike Pompeo’s nomination to be the new secretary of state.

Why S&P wields so much power in European crisis

Why S&P wields so much power in European crisis

Until this week, the fate of Europe seemed to hang on the decisions of three power brokers — the president of France, the chancellor of Germany and the head of the European Central Bank.

Father charged in slaying of 2 sons near Atlanta

Father charged in slaying of 2 sons near Atlanta

A man who blamed his children's fatal stabbings this week on their mother's boyfriend was charged on Saturday with killing the two boys and wounding another. Police in suburban Atlanta also drop...

Protesters Target Arizona Immigration Law at All-Star Game

Protesters Target Arizona Immigration Law at All-Star Game

Critics of a polarizing immigration law in Arizona protested the legislation Tuesday in triple-digit heat outside Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in downtown Phoenix, drawing sideways glances from fans who were more interested in getting to the game.

Europe debt crisis shadows Fed meeting on economy

Europe debt crisis shadows Fed meeting on economy

If the U.S. economic slowdown weren't enough to deal with, the Federal Reserve this week must consider a new threat: a resurgent European debt crisis that could imperil the global economy. ...

New Mexico Fraternity Finds Severed Goat Head On Porch

New Mexico Fraternity Finds Severed Goat Head On Porch

University of New Mexico police are trying to determine who left a severed goat head on the porch of a fraternity house.

Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Maria Death Toll Could Exceed 4,000, New Study Estimates

Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Maria Death Toll Could Exceed 4,000, New Study Estimates

Houses that suffered damage from Hurricane Maria in San Juan, P.R., last October.

One Killed in Texas Home Invasion

One Killed in Texas Home Invasion

A Texas father was killed during a home invasion while his 2-year-old daughter hid under a blanket.

In a Migrant Shelter Classroom, ‘It’s Always Like the First Day of School’

In a Migrant Shelter Classroom, ‘It’s Always Like the First Day of School’

Children playing at Casa Presidente, a shelter in Brownsville, Tex. Shelters and detention facilities for migrants are ramping up their roles as makeshift schools.

Fitch Ratings keeps US at AAA rating

Fitch Ratings keeps US at AAA rating

Fitch Ratings said Tuesday that it would keep its rating on long-term U.S. debt at the highest grade, AAA, and said the outlook remained stable. But it warned that it could lower the outlook to ...

Former NFL Player Corwin Brown Injured After Seven-Hour Standoff at Indiana Home

Former NFL Player Corwin Brown Injured After Seven-Hour Standoff at Indiana Home

Former NFL player and coach Corwin Brown was in a fair condition in a hospital Friday after after a seven-hour standoff with police at his Indiana home, the South Bend Tribune reported.

Police Chief’s Son Charged in Attack on Sikh Man in California

Police Chief’s Son Charged in Attack on Sikh Man in California

A home security camera recorded the beating of a Sikh man in Manteca, Calif., on Monday. Two teenagers were charged in the attack, which the police did not call a hate crime.

Police: Pa. ice cream truck driver attacked boss

Police: Pa. ice cream truck driver attacked boss

An ice cream truck driver is behind bars in southeastern Pennsylvania after he allegedly broke into his boss's home and attacked him with a baseball bat.

It’s Not Just Hawaii: The U.S. Has 169 Volcanoes That Could Erupt

It’s Not Just Hawaii: The U.S. Has 169 Volcanoes That Could Erupt

A plume of volcanic ash rose above the island of Hawaii on May 4. The long-running eruption of the Kilauea volcano, one of the most active in the United States, has destroyed houses and forced evacuations.


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