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Hail, tornadoes reported as storms cross Midwest

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Baseball-sized hail pummeled homes and cars in Nebraska and Iowa on Tuesday as powerful thunderstorms moved through a swath of Midwest states, also causing severe flooding and prompting reports of tornadoes.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 June 2014

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House GOP conflicted on health law alternative

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are united as ever in their election-year opposition to "Obamacare," but they're increasingly divided over their promise to vote this year on an alternative to it.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 June 2014

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Michigan Legislature OKs $195 million for Detroit

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Legislature's $195 million lifeline to help prevent steep cuts in Detroit's pensions and the sale of city-owned art is being hailed as a major step forward in ending the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 June 2014

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For the G-7, Putin is the man not coming to dinner

BRUSSELS (AP) — He's been disinvited and the meeting location abruptly switched out of his country. But Russian President Vladimir Putin will be the topic of conversation anyway when President Obama and the rest of the G-7 leaders get together over dinner here Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 June 2014

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Obama's emissions plan could boost climate talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — President Barack Obama's new climate change program may be derided by some activists as too modest, but it could still turn into a significant leap if it results in a worldwide agreement that includes China.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014

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Thieves take 13,000 diapers from NC nonprofit

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina are searching for whoever made a massive, unauthorized withdrawal from a diaper bank.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014

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Automakers see big US sales gains in May

DETROIT (AP) — Brisk demand for SUVs and pickup trucks — and five sunny weekends — likely pushed U.S. auto sales to a seven-year high in May.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014

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Online pirates thrive on legitimate ad dollars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Movie and music piracy thrives online in part because crafty website operators receive advertising dollars from major companies like Comcast, Ford and McDonald's.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014

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