The U.S. Postal Service's plan to cut costs could lead to the closure of more than a dozen mail processing facilities employing hundreds of workers in California.The financially troubled agency announced this week it may close more than 250 mail processing facilities, or more than half of the service's processing centers nationwide.The Postal Service expects the closures, as well as reduced service standards for first-class mail, could save as much as $3 billion annually but also would affect 35,000 workers across the country. Read More
On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, America was changed forever by the terrorist attacks.
A decade later, memorials are planned in New York, at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Penn.
The video feed below will show those memorials as they are happening, with video inbetween the events.
Dec. 7, 1941. Nov. 22, 1963. Sept. 11, 2001. All of us old enough to remember know exactly where we were and what we were doing when we first heard the awful news. We remember the stunning feeling that suddenly everything had changed, that nothing would be the same. We remember feeling that unknown horrors lay ahead.
Scroll down to see or download a graphic mapping out milestones in national security and the war on terrorism since Sept. 11, 2001. Read More
With a population of 245, the town has fewer people than any given building in downtown D.C.There are a dozen roads, tops, in Shanksville; a smattering of houses, log cabins and red barns. And not far away from the town center is a rolling field of yellow and white wildflowers.Because of what happened in this field, Washington still has the Capitol. It still has the White House, and it has the confidence to fight.Ten years have passed since United Airlines Flight 93 was hijacked by four al Qaeda terrorists who steered the jet toward Washington. Read More
Ten years ago, 11-year-old Bernard Curtis Brown Jr. was packing his bags for a school trip to southern California. United Airlines flight attendant Michele Heidenberger was celebrating her 57th birthday with her family before making the same West Coast trip. And at the Pentagon, Angie Houtz, 27, was just getting settled in her new office on the west side of the building. Read More
There is a hazy line between remembrance and fixation for New Yorkers contemplating the 10th anniversary of the deadliest attack ever committed on U.S. soil. Read More
Lawyers for Jared Loughner, the man accused of killing six people and wounding 13 in a mass shooting in Arizona, will ask a federal appeals court in San Francisco today to halt his forced medication in a prison hospital. Loughner, 22, is charged with injuring Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona, and 12 others and killing six people, including a federal judge and a 9-year-old girl, in the Jan. 8 shooting in Tucson. Read More
A magnitude 5.8 earthquake shook Washington, D.C., and was felt across the East Coast, including in New York City.
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Below is video from The Associated Press that shows buildings in Washington, D.C., shaking during the earthquake, including the White House. Read More
A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck the Washington, D.C, area on Wednesday and was felt across the East Coast, including in New York City.
Click on the photo to the right to see photos from after the earthquake.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was half a mile deep. Shaking was felt at the White House and all over the East Coast, as far south as Chapel Hill, N.C. Parts of the Pentagon, White House and Capitol were evacuated. There were no immediate reports of injuries.
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State representatives in Sacramento today introduced a parole reform bill inspired by the Jaycee Dugard case.State Sen. Ten Gaines, R-Roseville, Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, D-Concord, and Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley announced the “The Parole Reform Act of 2011” to address what they see as problems with the current parole system.“It’s a refining of the process so it has a better result,” said Bonilla, who co-authored the bill. Read More