Officials blamed in deaths of 19 Ariz. firefighters
A report says forestry officials put property protection ahead of safety in the June blaze.
'Duck Dynasty' congressman: 'I pray everyday for the president'
Republican Rep. Vance McAllister says he prays for President Obama daily.
Report: NSA tracks billions of cellphones daily
The agency tracks 5 billion overseas phones every day, says the Washington Post.
Nearly week of frigid temperatures for West
DENVER (AP) — The jet stream hunkered to the south Wednesday, promising to bring nearly a week of temperatures that could dip to minus 20 or worse in the northern midsection of the country, and forcing much of the rest of the nation to deal with unexpectedly cool temperatures.
Shrugging off winter's bite in N. Dakota oilfields
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Some people were choosing to stay indoors as an arctic blast swept across the Northern Plains, but the prospect of temperatures not cracking single digits had a different effect on the roustabouts, roughnecks and thousands of others working outside in western North Dakota's oil patch.
Pope forms commission to advise on sex abuse
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is assembling a panel of experts to advise him about protecting children from sexually abusive priests and about helping victims who have already been harmed.