Authorities say they foiled a Columbine-style school attack in Tampa, Fla., thanks to an anonymous tip. The school had encouraged students to speak up about anything suspicious.
Navy SEALs and special operations forces are not being withdrawn from Afghanistan war at the same rate as other forces, meaning their duties in the region will only grow. With the Aug. 6 helicopter shoot-down, the SEALs lost 1 percent of their operational population.
Health insurers that overstated how much money they spent on patients owe the state millions. Florida relies on private health insurers for some state-run programs.
After President Obama outlines his strategy Wednesday for winding down the 10-year war in Afghanistan – including the rate of US troop withdrawals – it will be the duty of three men, all new in their roles, to get it done. It will be a tough job, and there is likely to be plenty of second-guessing not only about the strategy itself, but also their handling of it, from Congress, pundits, and ex-military types. Here are some clues into what priorities these three defense leaders might set and a look at the particular skills each brings to the task of managing America’s longest war.
Summertime traditionally is the time to eat fried foods. But why does something that tastes so good have to be so bad for you? Pictured is a deep fried Snickers bar at the Florida State Fair in Tampa, Fla.
Sukanya Roy of South Abington Township, Pa., holds up the trophy after winning the Scripps National Spelling Bee at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Oxon Hills, Md., on June 2. Roy won by correctly spelling 'cymotrichous.'
Home prices fell sharply during the first quarter of 2011, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller index. The 'double dip' means they dropped below their Great Recession low point, reached in early 2009.
The S&P/Case-Shiller home prices index for March shows that home prices in 20 US cities declined 0.77 percent from February. The Case-Shiller Composite-10 index fell 0.62 percent in that period.