School district police across U.S. stock up on free military gear
By TAMI ABDOLLAH
Associated Press
LOS ANGELES -- School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles.
Drag queens upset over Facebook names
By BARABRA ORTUTAY and PAUL ELIAS
Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina. But the world's biggest social network is not budging from i ...
NASA's Maven spacecraft to reach Mars this weekend
By MARCIA DUNN
Associated Press
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Mars, get ready for another visitor or two.
House approves arms for Syrian rebels
By DAVID ESPO and DONNA CASSATA
Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces "do not and will not have a combat missio ...
Federal Reserve signals plan to keep key rate at record low
By MARTIN CRUTSINGER
Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar.