Officials blamed in deaths of 19 Ariz. firefighters
A report says forestry officials put property protection ahead of safety in the June blaze.
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.
Car bomb hits Yemen's Defense Ministry, killing 18
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden car Thursday at Yemen's Defense Ministry, killing 18 soldiers and wounding at least 40 in an attack underlining the persistent threat to the stability and security of the impoverished Arab nation, military and hospital officials said.
Shrugging off winter's bite in N. Dakota oilfields
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The extreme cold slamming the Great Plains isn't about to cool off one of the hottest segments of the American economy: North Dakota's oil patch.
Chamber of Commerce ads to run in Idaho, W.Va.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is launching ads backing eight-term Republican Rep. Mike Simpson, who faces a primary challenge in Idaho, and two GOP candidates in West Virginia as the business organization ramps up its political activity for next year's congressional elections.