(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Lawmakers from both sides back Obama plan

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell says lawmakers will “ensure that our forces have the resources they need to carry out these mission…

Kansas Drought Map for 9/11/2014 (National Drought Mitigation Center)

Drought conditions improve across Kansas

With portions of Kansas recording more than normal precipitation this week and temperatures generally below normal, the drought conditions h…

Members of the New York Police Department, Fire Department of New York and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department carry an American flag at the beginning of the memorial observances on the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.   In New York, family members of those killed at the World Trade Center will read the names of the victims at a ceremony at ground zero. (AP Photo/Andrew Burton, Pool)

Photos: Nation remembers 9-11

The nation pauses Thursday to mark the thirteenth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attack.