Years of surveillance leads to terror charge against officer

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — For years, authorities had concerns about Metro Transit Police Officer Nicholas Young: He traveled to Libya and boasted of joining rebel groups there, and he even described his collection of Nazi memorabilia to law enforcement, according to court documents. But until last month, authorities said, he hadn't committed a crime.

  • Written by MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press

Schools receive request for after-school 'Satan Club'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — After-school religious clubs appear to be the next venture of a national group that sought to install a statue of Satan outside two state capitols to protest Christian monuments on public grounds.

  • Written by HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH, The Associated Press

Fed official says 1 rate increase might be needed this year

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Federal Reserve official who has been a leading supporter of a slow approach to raising interest rates said Wednesday that one rate increase "could be appropriate" this year.

  • Written by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer

Penalties possible for campers in massive Big Sur blaze

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As officials ask for the public's help in finding the people who started an illegal campfire that grew into a massive wildfire north of Big Sur, authorities are considering what penalties the campers could face once they are found.

  • Written by KRISTIN J. BENDER

Union: Vermont slow to improve workplace safety

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A year after a Vermont social worker was shot and killed outside a state office building, the state says it's making security enhancements to buildings, but the employees' union says Vermont hasn't moved quickly enough to protect workers from violence.

  • Written by LISA RATHKE, Associated Press