AP Newsbreak: Washington nuke waste tanks flawed?

FILE – In this March 6, 2013 file photo, workers labor at the ‘C’ Tank Farm at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, near Richland, Wash. Documents obtained by the Associated Press show that there are “significant construction flaws†in some newer,...

GAO report: Too few pilots or too little pay?

In this Nov. 30, 2011 photo, two pilots from Cathay Pacific walk in the Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong. The U.S. airline industry will need to hire 1,900 to 4,500 new pilots annually over the next 10 years due to an expected surge in retirements of pilots reaching...

4 shot in Detroit after fight over tax refund

Detroit Police Officers check out the scene after a shooting injuring four people at a tax center in Detroit, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Deputy Police Chief Rodney Johnson said a woman became upset when her tax refund wasn’t ready Friday and started scuffling with the guard....

New Mexico radiation leak raises concerns

FILE – This undated file aerial photo shows the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, N.M. Back-to-back accidents and a never-supposed-to-happen above-ground radiation release have shuttered the federal government’s only deep underground nuclear waste dump...

Idaho House panel backs guns on campus

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A bill to allow students, staff and visitors to carry guns on Idaho’s college campuses passed out of a legislative committee Friday afternoon, despite objections from students, multiple police chiefs and leaders of all eight of the state’s...

Los Angeles airport chief says phone system fixed

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles airport police chief says the facility’s communications system has been fixed after what he termed a glitch prevented a faster response to a gunman last fall. Chief Patrick Gannon spoke Friday after a state Assembly committee...

Obama hosts 1st White House student film festival

President Barack Obama speaks at the first White House Student Film Festival, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in the East Room at the White House in Washington. Student filmmakers pictured, Miles Pilchik, left, and Gabrielle Nafie, second right, second graders, SciTech in New York, Kids;...

Group says new evidence in Texas arson-murder case

FILE – In this Oct. 6, 2010, file photo, Scott Cobb, right, joins about 15 members of The Campaign to End the Death Penalty at a protest before a hearing about the Cameron Todd Willingham case outside the Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center in Austin, Texas. The...

Storm lashes California, but not a drought buster

A man places sandbags at the top of a street lined with K-rail and sandbags in Glendora, Calif., as the city and residents prepare for possible flooding Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. Mandatory evacuation orders have been issued for 1,000 homes in two foothill suburbs east of Los...

RFK daughter acquitted in drugged driving case

Kerry Kennedy, second from left, walks with her mother, Ethel Kennedy, third from left, as she leaves the Westchester County Courthouse, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 in White Plains, N.Y. Kerry Kennedy was acquitted Friday of driving while impaired. after she accidentally took a...