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Wal-Mart Expands Benefits To Domestic Partners

Posted: 08/27/2013 - Wal-Mart said Tuesday it made changes so it could have one uniform policy for all 50 states at a time when some states have their own definitions of what constitutes domestic partnerships and civil unions.

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Facebook Claims Governments Demanded 38K Users' Data

Posted: 08/27/2013 - Government agents in 74 countries demanded information on about 38,000 Facebook users in the first half of this year, with about half the orders coming from authorities in the United States, the company said Tuesday.

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U.S. Military "Ready" To Attack Syria, Hagel Says

Posted: 08/27/2013 - Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said Tuesday that the world's most powerful military was "in place to be able to fulfill and comply with whatever option the president wishes to take" in Syria, but he suggested the Obama administration would wait for more facts on the alleged chemical attack in the Damascus suburbs before committing to a response of any kind.

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Progress Reported Battling Huge Wildfire At Yosemite

Posted: 08/27/2013 - Crews are finally gaining ground on a massive wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park, with fire officials expressing optimism and containment jumping to 20 percent -- even as the blaze grew larger.

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2nd Suspect Arrested In Beating Death of WWII Veteran

Posted: 08/26/2013 - The two 16-year-olds are charged as adults, a spokeswoman says. Several others with suspect arrested for "rendering criminal assistance" after WWII vet Delbert Belton tried to fight off his teenage attackers.

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Trump University Lawsuit May Be "Mini IRS" Scandal, Says Trump

Posted: 08/26/2013 - The $40 million lawsuit New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is pursuing against "Trump University" was motivated by politics and "could very well be a mini IRS" scandal, the program's namesake charged Monday.

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Neb. Man Commits Suicide After Letting Abducted Wife Go

Posted: 08/26/2013 - A man who abducted his estranged wife from the Lincoln hair salon where she works killed himself, authorities said Sunday, hours after the wife emerged from a field in the area where the two were last seen.

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Tropical Storm Fernand Heads To Mexico's Coast

Posted: 08/26/2013 - Tropical Storm Fernand brewed up just off Mexico's Gulf coast Sunday, and heavy rains and strong winds caused some power failures and street flooding in the colonial city of Veracruz. The storm was expected to move ashore before dawn Monday.

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U.S. Soldier Helps Iraqi Boy Get Medical Treatment

Posted: 08/25/2013 - At least 46 people were killed Sunday in attacks throughout Iraq -- attacks against citizens at a coffee shop and a wedding party -- in attempts to destabilize the country. The war there brought suffering to Iraqi civilians for years and U.S. soldiers have stepped in to help. One of them is a U.S. captain who lent a hand to an Iraqi boy.

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Syria Options Weighed As U.S. Forces Move Closer

Posted: 08/24/2013 - U.S. naval forces are moving closer to Syria as President Obama considers military options for responding to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Assad government.

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Yosemite Fire Swallowing Everything In Its Path

Posted: 08/24/2013 - After burning for nearly a week on the edges of California's Yosemite National Park, a massive wildfire of nearly 200 square miles has now crossed into it, and firefighters have barely begun to contain it.

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Teen Wanted In Beating Death Of World War II Veteran

Posted: 08/23/2013 - Robbery appears to be the motive in the beating death of Delbert "Shorty" Belton, Spokane police say. Police say they're looking for second suspect: Kenan Adams-Kinard, 16; another suspect who's 16, is arrested and charged with murder, robbery.

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Paula Deen Lawsuit Dismissed

Posted: 08/23/2013 - A lawsuit filed by a former employee who leveled accusations of racism against Paula Deen has been dismissed in federal court "with prejudice," meaning it cannot be filed again.

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