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Red Cross Issues Safety Tips for Labor Day Weekend

Posted: 08/27/2013 - Many people view Labor Day as the end of summer and their last chance to travel, hit the beach and fire up the grill. The American Red Cross offers safety tips to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable holiday.

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U.S. Close to Action on Alleged Syrian Chemical Warfare?

Updated: 08/26/2013 - The United States may be on the brink of getting involved in another conflict in the Middle East. The Obama Administration says there's little doubt Syrian President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against his own people. Now President Obama is weighing his options, which could include a military strike.

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US News: 50 Years Later; Yosemite Sequoias at Risk; Shootings; Julie Harris obit; Historic Shipwreck

Posted: 08/25/2013 - King's son says `The task is not done'... Justice Dept. files against Louisiana school vouchers... Yosemite takes steps to protect sequoias from fire... Service held for Hannah Anderson's mom, brother... 3 dead, 2 wounded in Fla. truck company shootings... Cops: 20-year-old man killed 99-year-old NY woman... Snowden suspected of covering electronic tracks... Probe begins after 2 barges get loose in Arkansas... Julie Harris, Broadway star, dies at 87... Beam that could be part of historic shipwreck gets CT scan... DC zoo will try again for exam of baby panda... 68 dogs found after fire reported at NYC home... 25 years in making, Hindu encyclopedia is complete...

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Syrian Update: US Puts Forces Closer, Weighs Response; Syria, Iran Weigh In

Posted: 08/25/2013 - US moves forces toward Syria, inquiry continues... Syria warns US not to intervene militarily... Hagel says US still weighing response to Syria... Iran leader condemns chemical weapons use in Syria... Aid group tallies 355 dead after Syria attack... UN official in Syria to press for chemical inquiry...

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World News: Scotlish Chopper; Amanda Knoxl; More Money for Greece?; Japan Spill; Aussie Croc

Posted: 08/25/2013 - 4 die when helicopter crashes off Scotland... Lawyer: Amanda Knox won't attend new Italy trial... EU official: Greece may get another $13.36 billion... South Africa: Mandela unstable at times... Extremists slit throats of 44 in northeast Nigeria... Death toll in Lebanon bombings rises to 47... Pakistani militants split on talks offer... China reporter detained after questioning official... Seam possible cause of Japan nuke plant tank leak... Fatal crocodile attacked suspected in Australia...

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Today in History: Paris Liberated; Young Samantha Smith; Elton John; Dirty Dancing; Aaliyah

Posted: 08/25/2013 - In 1718, hundreds of French colonists arrived in Louisiana, with some settling in present-day New Orleans. In 1944, Paris was liberated by Allied forces after four years of Nazi occupation. In 1985, Samantha Smith, 13, the schoolgirl whose letter to Yuri V. Andropov resulted in her famous peace tour of the Soviet Union, died with her father in an airliner crash in Auburn, Maine. In 1970, Elton John made his U.S. debut at the Troubadour Club in Los Angeles. The performance kicked off a brief tour and led to a recording contract with MCA. In 1987, the film "Dirty Dancing" made its world premiere in Los Angeles.

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Microsoft Chief Resigns

Updated: 08/23/2013 - Steve Ballmer took over Microsoft from founder Bill Gates.

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US Home Sales Down Sharply

Updated: 08/23/2013 - US Home sales are down sharply and that is sending stocks lower on Wall Street.

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Unique Holiday of August 22nd: National Tooth Fairy Day

Updated: 08/22/2013 - It's an unofficial holiday that pays tribute to the magical fairy that places quarters, dollars, or other small surprises for children who place lost baby teeth under their pillow.

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Theme Park Attendence Down

Updated: 08/21/2013 - Teenagers are not spending as much time at amusement parks as they used to.

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