• 49 cents to mail a letter?

    9/25/13 7:50 PM

    The postal Board of Governors said Wednesday it wants to raise the price of a first-class stamp by 3 cents, citing the agency's "precarious financial condition" and the uncertain prospects for postal overhaul legislation in Congress.

  • Brand new version of $100 bill to debut October 8

    9/25/13 4:46 PM

    Despite years of production-related delays, the updated $100 bill has undergone a major makeover that includes a color-changing ink well, 3-D security ribbon, and more texture on Benjamin Franklin's collar.

  • State Department renews global terrorism alert

    9/25/13 3:53 PM

    The State Department is renewing its global terrorism alert for U.S. citizens following the attack by al-Qaida linked extremists on an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Army to tighten rules on visible tattoos for soldiers

    9/25/13 9:57 AM

    Under a proposed rule change, new recruits would not be allowed tattoos visible below the elbow or knee or above the neckline. Current soldiers would be permitted to keep any tattoos not deemed racist, sexist or extremist.

  • 'The time is get behind the pursuit of peace'

    9/24/13 2:38 PM

    President Barack Obama says the U.N. Security council must agree to a resolution on Syrian chemical weapons that includes consequences for the regime of President Bashar Assad if he doesn't meet demands to dismantle his chemical stockpile.

  • Federal workers to see health premiums rise

    9/24/13 12:01 PM

    The average federal employee who has benefits under the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program will see a 3.7 percent increase in their premiums next fiscal year, the report says.

  • Police: Gunman killed near NC campus after pursuit

    9/24/13 7:33 AM

    Police in Durham, N.C., say they've shot and killed a gunman near the campus of North Carolina Central University. Durham police say they got a report of an armed man and tracked him down early this morning in a wooded area.

  • Disabled no longer allowed at front of line, Disney says

    9/23/13 6:08 PM

    People with disabilities will no longer go straight to the front of lines at Disneyland and Walt Disney World after growing abuse of the system, park officials said.

  • Report: Environmental chemicals a pregnancy risk

    9/23/13 5:13 PM

    The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists wants doctors to ask mothers-to-be about their exposure to different chemicals. They're also supposed to teach women how to avoid some considered most worrisome during pregnancy.

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