WASHINGTON — Amid a significant downsizing of the money-strapped U.S. Postal Service, the number of letters arriving late has jumped by almost 50 percent since the start of the year.
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KIVALINA, Alaska — This is what climate change looks like.
Alaska’s governor won a legal victory Friday that, at least for now, will allow the state to begin next week to sign up more low-income residents for Medicaid — despite objections from state lawmakers.
The U.S. military released on Thursday the names of two U.S. airmen who were killed in an apparent insider attack in Afghanistan, and disclosed that they came under fire at a vehicle checkpoint near a base used by Special Operations troops.
AUSTIN — A lawsuit that sought to block deep cuts in what Medicaid pays for disabled children and poor elderly Texans’ therapies has delayed the rate changes for a month but otherwise forced no change in the state’s plans.
BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Maj. David Brill squeezes into a bulky yellow spacesuit, lowers a fishbowl-size helmet onto his head and readies himself for a flight into the stratosphere.
Amelia Boynton Robinson, who led voting drives and ran for Congress as a civil rights activist in Alabama, and whose severe beating by police during the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” confrontation at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., shocked the nation, died Aug. 26 at a hospital in Montgomery, Ala. She was 104.
NEW YORK — A Pennsylvania pastor described by prosecutors as the “linchpin” of a global insider-trading scheme was granted bail after his backers urged a judge to allow him to remain free.
KABUL — Two American service members were killed Wednesday in an apparent “insider” attack by an Afghan soldier at a military base in Afghanistan’s southwestern Helmand province, U.S. and Afghan officials reported.
Physicist Stephen Hawking made a splash this week when he announced that he had solved a vexing conundrum that had puzzled generations of leading physicists — including the 73-year-old scientific superstar himself — for the better part of a half-century.