ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer on Wednesday called for daily federal screening of airport and airline workers for weapons following last month's arrests of five men accused of smuggling guns through the New York and Atlanta airports.
How cold is it across the U.S.? Too cool for school in many parts of the country. And so frigid in the Minnesota-St. Paul area that you could get frostbite in less time than it takes to buy car insurance.
By Jeff Mason WAYNE, Mich. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, on a trip to unveil elements of his State of the Union address, took a victory lap in Michigan on Wednesday to tout his support of the auto industry, but concerns about trade policies hung in the background of his tour. "America's resurgence is real," Obama said at a Ford Motor Co plant near Detroit after walking around the factory and sitting in a Mustang. Obama noted that his government-backed bailout of the auto industry was not popular, even in Michigan, but had been a success. ...
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — The 2011 killing of an unarmed black man by a small-town South Carolina police chief was a senseless act of violence by an officer who should be convicted of murder because everyone is equal under the law, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
WAYNE, Mich. (AP) — Declaring an American economic resurgence, President Barack Obama opened a three-state swing Wednesday aimed at claiming credit for recent growth and blunting the momentum of the new Republican congressional leadership.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The rows of flowers, teddy bears and inspirational posters that once lined a parking lot where six were killed and 13, including former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords, were injured in a mass shooting have found a temporary home in a Tucson museum.