NEW YORK (AP) — Prepaid cards allow users to store and spend their money without tying themselves to a traditional bank. Now regulators want many of the protections that cover bank accounts expanded to this product.
SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. government now patrols nearly half the Mexican border by drones alone in a largely unheralded shift to control desolate stretches where there are no agents, camera towers, ground sensors or fences, and it plans to expand the strategy to the Canadian border.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As the U.S. and China — the world's top two polluting nations — turn to implementing new rules aimed at curbing climate change, the countries can look to the most populous U.S. state as an example of the costs and challenges of fighting global warming.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Malala Yousafzai, a Nobel Prize winner and global icon for girls' education, is spreading her philosophies of human rights and youth empowerment to college and high school classrooms across the world.
By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Four months after the reversal of his conviction for plotting to kidnap and cannibalize women, a former New York City policeman on Wednesday walked out of a federal courthouse, sentenced to time already served and supervised release for a lesser offense. Judge Paul Gardephe overturned the conspiracy conviction against Gilberto Valle in July, accepting defense assertions that Valle had merely been fantasizing about kidnapping and cooking women to indulge a sexual fetish. Gardephe ruled that expressions of fantasy were protected under the U.S. Constitution. ...
WESTMINSTER, Mass. (AP) — Only a handful of people were able to speak on a proposal that could make the tiny Massachusetts town of Westminster the first in the nation to ban all sales of tobacco products when boos and shouts from the crowd shut down the public hearing Wednesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Two window washers were trapped on a dangling scaffold nearly 70 stories up the new 1 World Trade Center tower for nearly two hours on Wednesday before firefighters sawed through a thick double-layered window to reach them.
DENVER (AP) — Federal officials granted protection to the Gunnison sage grouse on Wednesday, a move that could bring restrictions on oil and gas drilling and other activity to preserve the bird's habitat in parts of Colorado and Utah.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A group of Yellowstone National Park bison is due to finally arrive at a permanent home on a northeastern Montana American Indian reservation on Thursday, almost a decade after they were captured and spared from slaughter.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Workers at a Newark, New Jersey, FedEx Freight facility voted against joining a union on Wednesday, in a blow to a concerted drive by the Teamsters to unionize FedEx Corp. "We are proud of our employees for doing their homework on the union and making an informed decision against third-party interference," FedEx Freight said in a statement after the result was announced. ...