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Cause of deadly Omaha plant explosion unknown

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — After a blast caused much of an Omaha manufacturing plant to collapse, some workers found themselves buried in debris and others scrambled for their lives.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 January 2014

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Sex abuse files on 30 Chicago priests going public

CHICAGO (AP) — Thousands of pages of documents showing how the Archdiocese of Chicago handled the sexual abuse of children by priests will be made public Tuesday, providing the broadest look yet into the details of what the archdiocese knew and did — or didn't do — about the scandal.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 January 2014

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Russia, Iran criticize Tehran snub for Syria talks

GENEVA (AP) — Russia and Iran criticized the U.N. chief's decision to withdraw Tehran's invitation to join this week's peace conference on Syria, as delegates began to arrive in Switzerland on Tuesday for the long-awaited talks that aim to end the Syrian civil war.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 January 2014

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Frigid air settling in Dakotas, moving eastward

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Another band of arctic air began creeping into the northern U.S. on Monday, bringing a wave of frigid temperatures that could linger for most of the week across the upper Midwest and New England.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 January 2014

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Court to decide on child porn victim restitution

WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman whose childhood rapes by her uncle were captured on camera and widely traded on the Internet wants the Supreme Court to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view the brutal images on their computers.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 January 2014

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NJ lt. gov.: Aid-for-development claim false

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's lieutenant governor on Monday strongly denied a claim that Superstorm Sandy relief funding was withheld from a severely flooded city because the mayor wouldn't sign off on a politically connected real estate venture.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 January 2014

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US to begin easing economic sanctions on Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will begin easing economic sanctions on Iran after it began shutting down its most sensitive nuclear work on Monday, the White House said.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 January 2014

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Syrian opposition issues ultimatum on peace talks

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's main Western-backed opposition group said Monday that Iran must commit publicly within hours to withdraw its "troops and militias" from Syria and abide by a 2012 transitional roadmap, or else the U.N. should withdraw its invitation for Tehran to take part in a peace conference this week.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 January 2014

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