Senators: Let female WWII pilots into Arlington Cemetery

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two dozen U.S. senators want the Army to reverse a policy change barring female World War II pilots from having their ashes placed at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Applications for US jobless aid fell sharply last week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week in a sign of a stable job market despite the slowing global economy hitting stocks and commodities.

  • Written by JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer

Congress gives final OK to banning local Internet taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their opposition to imposing levies on online service.

  • Written by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

Police: Cop killed wife, son, torched home then shot himself

COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) — A police officer with no prior history of domestic violence fatally shot his wife and one of their sons, and then set the family's suburban Albany house on fire before killing himself, according to authorities who said Thursday they're baffled by the veteran cop's actions.

  • Written by CHRIS CAROLA, Associated Press