Deborah Hughes

Detroit holds vigil for driver beaten by mob

Several hundred people gathered at a Detroit church Thursday to pray for racial peace and for the health of a white motorist who was brutally beaten by a black mob after he stopped to help a child he accidentally struck with his pickup truck.…
FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, file photo, members of Congress walk down the steps of the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Treasury Department reports on the federal budget deficit for March Thursday April 10, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

US budget deficit falls in March to $37 billion

The U.S. government's budget deficit shrank to just $37 billion in March from $107 billion in the same month last year, the latest sign of improvement in the nation's finances.…

Foster Farms salmonella outbreak continuing

A salmonella outbreak linked to Foster Farms chicken isn't over and has now infected 524 people in 25 states and Puerto Rico, federal health officials said.…
Albuquerque resident Davin Poulin,center, signed up to speak before the city council Monday evening, April 7, 2014, in Albuquerque, NM. (AP Photo/Albuquerque Journal, Roberto Rosales)

DOJ: Serious problems found in Albuquerque police

The U.S. Justice Department says institutional reform is needed to curb the "patterns of excessive force" that were turned up by a civil investigation of the Albuquerque Police Department.…
The screen on the phone console at the reception desk at The Associated Press Washington bureau, Monday, May 13, 2013. The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news.  (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

Service restored in Washington 911 outage

Some emergency 911 calls to dispatch centers throughout Washington and parts of Oregon failed to go through in the early morning hours Thursday because of a problem with the system operated by CenturyLink, the phone company and emergency officials said.…
In this photo taken March 29, 2014, residents breath from bags of fresh air taken from a provincial resort Laojun Mountains during a promotional event in Zhengzhou in central China's Henan province. (AP Photo)

In China, jar of French mountain air fetches $860

Beijing artist Liang Kegang returned from a business trip in southern France with well-rested lungs and a small item of protest against his home city's choking pollution: a glass jar of clean, Provence air.…