Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
Retailers report modest gains for April Americans spent briskly during the early spring months in the latest sign that they’re encouraged by the economic recovery. Falling gas prices, a rallying stock market and gains in the job market all fueled Americans’ shopping habits even as cold weather tempered their desire to buy spring fashions. More
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An unusual amount of rain that ravaged parts of southern Arizona also knocked down 60 feet of the rebar-reinforced steel fence that divides the U. S. and Mexico.
Contractors have assessed the damaged section of the fence and are developing a plan to initiate repairs.
The debris and water that made its way through the fence also crept into a Nogales, Arizona, neighborhood, flooding houses and business with up to 3 feet of water, Hays said.
Tim Theall says his dog, Doctor, was outside for a bathroom break and was running toward the house for dinner when he surprised the officer, who said in a police report that he thought his life was in danger when he fired his weapon.
When he drove around the patrol vehicle, Theall says the officer followed and threatened to have him arrested because leaving the scene violated procedure in a shooting investigation.
A freshman Republican lawmaker has apologized for mistaking two senior U. S. government officials as visitors from India when they testified at a congressional hearing.
Clawson, former chief executive of an aluminum wheel company, won a special election in April to represent a district in Florida.
 his pace began to slow, the rest of the field caught up to him and Johnson moved into the Hendrick Motorsports shop as the new kid on the block.
The Sprint Cup points leader won Sunday's Brickyard 400, a race that often gives a preview of the championship.
Nine times in 21 years, the winner at Indianapolis Motor Speedway went on to hoist the Cup at the end of the year.
Gordon, a week shy of his 43rd birthday and often fighting an aching back, won on the 20th anniversary celebration of his first Brickyard victory.
 he is inspired by the work ethic and dedication of crew chief Alan Gustafson, and fears being "the weak link" of the race team.
If he is one of the four drivers to advance all the way to the Homestead finale, the title will go to the best driver in the fastest car on one day only.
A late caution gave him one shot at taking the lead away from teammate Kasey Kahne, and he figured a perfect strategy as they headed toward the green flag.
North Carolina's attorney general says his office will no longer defend the state's voter-approved ban on same sex marriage in court after a federal appeals court ruled a similar prohibition in neighboring Virginia unconstitutional.
Cooper, a Democrat, said further opposition to the four federal lawsuits challenging his state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage would be "futile."