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Air Traffic Controllers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 25: The control tower at San Francisco International Airport on February 25, 2013 in California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Aviation agency unveils messaging system to reduce delays

A system that replaces verbal communication between pilots and air traffic controllers with computerized messages was unveiled Thursday by federal aviation officials, who said the system will reduce delays during weather events and cut down on errors that occur during routine voice transmissions.

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Amtrak Crash Repair Backlog
FILE - In this May 12, 2015 file photo, emergency personnel work the scene of a deadly train wreck in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)
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Senate Democrats demand more money for Amtrak repair backlog

Senate Democrats on Thursday demanded that Republicans provide more money for Amtrak so the railroad can tackle a $21 billion maintenance and repair backlog, including replacing tunnels more than a century old.

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Aaron Hernandez
Aaron Hernandez sports a new neck tattoo in Suffolk Superior Court, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, Pool)
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Aaron Hernandez sports neck tattoo at latest court hearing

Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez, sporting a new neck tattoo while making his first court appearance since being sentenced to life in prison for murder, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to a charge he tried to silence a witness in a separate double murder case by shooting him in the face.

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Ferguson's Fragile Recovery Shaken After Police Casualties
FERGUSON, MO - MARCH 13: A furniture business remains boarded up on March 13, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri.(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Ferguson suffers budget fallout from Michael Brown shooting

Ferguson city leaders project a $2.5 million budget shortfall during the current fiscal year and a similar shortage in fiscal 2016, largely due to the unrest and fallout after the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, the town's mayor said Thursday.

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Rocks are covered with oil on the beach at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif., Thursday, May 21, 2015. More than 6,000 gallons of oil had been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles of California coast in a cleanup effort that is now going 24 hours a day, officials said, but that's just a fraction of the sticky, stinking goo that escaped from a broken pipeline. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Rocks are covered with oil on the beach at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif., Thursday, May 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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Environmentalists seize on latest Santa Barbara oil spill

The oil spill this week on the Santa Barbara coast is just a drop in the bucket compared with the catastrophic blowout here in 1969, but it has become a new rallying point for environmentalists in their battle against drilling and fossil fuels.

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Pascal Tessier, center, takes part in an activity with fellow scouts Matthew Huerta, left, and Michael Fine, right, after he received his Eagle Scout badge in Chevy Chase, Md
Pascal Tessier, center, takes part in an activity with fellow scouts Matthew Huerta, left, and Michael Fine, right, after he received his Eagle Scout badge in Chevy Chase, Md (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)
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Boy Scouts’ leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable

The president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable and called for change in order to prevent "the end of us as a national movement."

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Category: Nation & World, News
Gov. Chris Christie on CNBC's Squawk Box
Gov. Chris Christie on CNBC's Squawk Box (CNBC)
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Christie says he deserves media apology over bridge scandal

NEWARK (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he deserves an apology from the media over coverage of the George Washington Bridge scandal.

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Photos of Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre victims sits at a small memorial near the school
Photos of Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre victims sits at a small memorial near the school (John Moore, Getty Images)
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US schools ramp up use of safety drills, security

Safety drills, parent notification systems, and other safety measures in U.S. public schools grew in popularity in the years surrounding the massacre at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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Ray Rice holds hands with his wife Janay Palmer as they arrive at Atlantic County Criminal Courthouse in Mays Landing in 2014
Ray Rice holds hands with his wife Janay Palmer as they arrive at Atlantic County Criminal Courthouse in Mays Landing in 2014 (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
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Judge dismissed domestic violence charges against Ray Rice

MAYS LANDING (AP) -- A judge has dismissed domestic violence charges against Ray Rice, who was captured by a surveillance camera knocking his then-fiancee unconscious in a hotel elevator.

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Category: Nation & World, News, Sports
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Hillary Rodham Clinton (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
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Clinton’s Benghazi emails show correspondence with adviser

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A batch of Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails from her time as secretary of state show her corresponding with a longtime adviser about the Libyan rebellion against Moammar Gadhafi and the Benghazi attack.

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