Have searchers' sonars missed the wreckage of Flight 370?

| Jul 4, 2015

Have searchers' sonars missed the wreckage of Flight 370?

Amid rising frustrations over the expensive search for the vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, experts are questioning the competence of the company in charge, including whether search crews may have passed over the sunken wreckage without noticing. Such carping in a small, fiercely competitive ...

Jul 3, 2015

Airstrike kills Islamic State coordinator in Syria: Pentagon

A senior Islamic State leader who coordinated suicide bombings and recruited funds and fighters for the jihadis has been killed in a coalition airstrike in Syria, the Pentagon said Thursday. Tariq bin Tahar al-Awni al-Harzi was killed in the northern city of Shaddadi on ...

Long-delayed medals given to Colorado WWII POWs

Jul 3, 2015

Long-delayed medals given to Colorado WWII POWs

Stooped with age but still smiling and joking, three Colorado veterans who were taken prisoner by the German military in World War II got their medals Thursday, more than 70 years after they were liberated. “It’s overwhelming to me, to see this turnout,” 89-year-old ...

Jul 2, 2015

U.S. probes whether airlines collude to keep airfares high

The U.S. Department of Justice said on Wednesday it is investigating whether U.S. airlines worked together illegally to keep airfares high by signaling plans to limit flights. The Justice Department wrote to major U.S. air carriers demanding that they detail decisions to limit the ...

Vote paves way for same-sex marriages in Episcopalian churches

Jul 2, 2015

Vote paves way for same-sex marriages in Episcopalian churches

Episcopalians have voted to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide. The vote came Wednesday in Salt Lake City at the denomination’s national assembly. The measure passed by an overwhelming margin in the House ...

Jul 1, 2015

Recreational marijuana becomes legal in Oregon

Recreational marijuana became legal in Oregon on Wednesday as a voter-approved law took effect that will ultimately see it sold in shops, similar to those operating in Washington state and Colorado. The new state laws reflect a shifting legal landscape for a drug that ...