Government to review Northwestern bid to unionize

|Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

The National Labor Relations Board has granted Northwestern University's request that it review its ruling that football players at the university are essentially employees of the school with full collective bargaining rights.

Brazil's Scolari confirms 9 names for World Cup

|Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Coach Luis Felipe Scolari has confirmed nine players who will make Brazil's squad for the World Cup at home.

Democrat Tom Udall raises $1M for Senate race

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Democratic incumbent Tom Udall holds a large fundraising advantage over two Republican challengers in the race for New Mexico's U.S. Senate seat.

Hannemann runs for Hawaii governor as independent

|Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann has announced he will run for governor as an independent.

FDA OKs first-ever DNA alternative to Pap smear

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Federal health regulators have cleared a genetic test from Roche as the first ever U.S.-approved alternative to the Pap smear, the decades-old mainstay of cervical cancer screening.

Rand Paul up 5 over Clinton in new poll, 'the man to beat in Colorado'

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has a 5 percentage point lead in Colorado over Democrat Hillary Clinton in a possible 2016 presidential matchup, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.

Study links California drought to global warming

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

    While researchers have sometimes connected weather extremes to man-made global warming, usually it's not done in real time. Now a study is asserting a link between climate change and both the intensifying California drought and the polar vortex blamed for a harsh winter that mercifully has just ended in many places.

Senate report criticizes former DHS watchdog

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

The former internal watchdog for the Homeland Security Department was too cozy with senior agency officials and improperly rewrote, delayed or classified some critical reports to accommodate President Barack Obama's political appointees, according to a Senate report released Thursday.

US unwilling to give up Mideast peace process yet

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that the U.S. isn't ready to write off Mideast peace negotiations, even after Israel broke off talks with Palestinian leaders who are trying to create a coalition government with the militant group Hamas.

First lady to help open new costume center at Met

|Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Michelle Obama is ready to celebrate the art of fashion.