ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is using the power of the state's $160 billion pension system in asking the federal government to treat all spouses, including same-sex couples married in New York, the same when it comes to benefits. It's part of DiNapoli's effort to get major companies that do business with the state pension fund to adopt anti-discrimination measures.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The already tense relationship between Washington and Moscow could be further amplified when Russia decides on a temporary asylum petition from NSA leaker Edward Snowden. The White House is considering canceling a fall summit between President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Officials have privately signaled that Russia's continued support for Syrian President Bashar Assad is also a factor.
SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) — The question of how one victim of the San Francisco airliner crash-landing died is expected to be answered today. The San Mateo County Coroner's Office is set to reveal whether a 16-year-old Chinese student survived, only to be killed accidentally by a fire truck.
IDYLLWILD, Calif. (AP) — A column of smoke from a Southern California wildfire is expected to go right over the evacuated area around Idyllwild for the next two days and officials say that's worrisome because embers can drop anywhere. Authorities say only 5 percent of the town rejected evacuation and they caution that the safety of those residents can't be guaranteed if conditions worsen.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A landmark federal study on the natural gas drilling process commonly known as fracking shows no evidence that Western Pennsylvania drinking water has been compromised by chemicals. The preliminary results are a boost to the natural gas industry. But Duke University scientist Rob Jackson cautions that a single study doesn't absolutely rule anything out.
Created: Fri, 19 Jul 2013 06:15:22 EST
Updated: Fri, 19 Jul 2013 06:15:22 EST