BETHPAGE, N.Y. (AP) — A decades-long toxic cleanup around the former aerospace plant that helped land a man on the moon is getting renewed scrutiny after groundwater tests showed a potential carcinogen spreading deeper and toward nearby Long Island communities.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two dozen original editorial cartoons created by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist and World War II veteran Bill Mauldin are set to hit the auction block for the first time this week.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Brittany Maynard's mother is responding angrily to criticism from the Vatican of Maynard's decision to end her life early under an Oregon law written to let terminally ill patients die on their own terms.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, who has ordered a comprehensive review of U.S. policy governing efforts to free American hostages, still opposes the payment of ransoms, the White House said on Tuesday. Obama ordered the review last summer in light of the increasing number of U.S. citizens taken hostage by the Islamic State and other militant groups. In recent months Islamic State militants have beheaded three Americans. White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters that Obama felt a review was warranted by the increased number of kidnappings of Americans. ...