Nation & World

Solar-powered plane lands in Hawaii, pilot sets nonstop record

A Swiss man attempting to circumnavigate the globe with an aircraft powered only by the sun’s energy landed in Hawaii on Friday, after a rec ... »

Grassley seeks more info on medical marijuana research at federal hearing

DES MOINES — Advocates could not convince state lawmakers to expand Iowa’s narrow medical marijuana program, but Hawkeye State help m ... »

In America’s South, black church fires fan racial fears

(Reuters) — Some were deliberately lit. Others were caused by an electrical fault or lightning. But regardless of the origins, a spike in fi ... »

Iowa lawmaker plans trade mission to Cuba

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Democratic state lawmaker is organizing a trade mission to Cuba this summer in hopes of tapping into that market if the emb ... »

White suspect charged with nine counts of murder in attack on black U.S. church

CHARLESTON, S.C. — A 21-year-old white man has been charged with nine counts of murder for an attack on a historic black South Carolina chur ... »

Police catch man suspected of killing nine in historic South Carolina black church

CHARLESTON, S.C. — A 21-year-old white gunman with a criminal record killed nine people at a Bible-study meeting in a historic African-Ameri ... »

U.S. regulator seeks changes to curb speeding passenger trains

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Federal Railroad Administration has recommended passenger railroads take steps to prevent speeding trains following a ... »

Former U.S. House Speaker Hastert pleads not guilty on federal charges

CHICAGO — Former U.S House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to federal charges of trying to hide larg ... »

Dueling views of Texas melee fault intruding teens, racist adults, police officer

MCKINNEY, Texas — Either racist white residents of Craig Ranch and McKinney police harassed neighborhood black kids at a pool party Friday &# ... »

No equipment problems evident in Amtrak crash, House committee chair says

By David Morgan, Reuters

WASHINGTON — The chairman of a congressional panel probing last month’s deadly crash of an Amtrak trai ... »

Blatter rocks world soccer, quits FIFA amid scandal

ZURICH — Sepp Blatter rocked the world of soccer on Tuesday by unexpectedly quitting as FIFA president in the face of a corruption investiga ... »

Amtrak installing cameras to monitor train engineers after crash

Amtrak plans to install video cameras to monitor the engineers of locomotives on its heavily traveled routes in the northeastern United States foll ... »

Round-the-clock cleanup effort continues on oil-fouled California beach

SANTA BARBARA — Cleanup teams labored on Thursday for a third day to remove patches of crude petroleum that stained a California beach and f ... »

Charges dropped: Ray Rice completes diversion program

Charges dropped: Ray Rice completes diversion program

Domestic violence charges against former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice will be ... »

U.S. offers public look at Osama bin Laden’s private library

Tribune Washington Bureau (TNS)

WASHINGTON — Suffice it to say Osama bin Laden’s bedside table held no beach reads or steamy no ... »