Senate votes to support Obama on rebel aid

Updated 60 mins ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

WASHINGTON- In the heat of an election campaign, Congress cleared the way for the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic state militants on Thursd..
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White House announces new job program for veterans

Updated 3 hours ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

WASHINGTON- The White House announced a new job training program to help veterans and improve the environment. The U.S. will train at least 50,000 veterans to install solar panels...
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Man arrested in fast-growing California wildfire

Updated 3 hours ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

CAMINO, Calif.- A man has been charged with deliberately starting a Northern California wildfire that has shown explosive growth and driven nearly 2,800 people from their homes, au..
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Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet

Updated 3 hours ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

WASHINGTON- In a show of solidarity with Ukraine, President Barack Obama welcomed the new leader of the embattled former Soviet republic to the White House Thursday, but he stopped..
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Brighter economy driving up holiday hiring plans

Updated 4 hours ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

NEW YORK- UPS will hire up to 95,000. Kohl's plans to take on 67,000 and FedEx 50,000. Wal-Mart will add 60,000.    One after the other, a flurry of major U.S. retai..
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Trial opens for Detroit officer who killed girl

Updated 8 hours ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

DETROIT- A member of an elite Detroit police team flunked his training when he stormed a house looking for a murder suspect with his finger on the trigger and shot a 7-year-old gir..
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Scots decide whether to declare independence

Updated 8 hours ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

EDINBURGH, Scotland- Scots held the fate of the United Kingdom in their hands Thursday as they voted in a referendum on becoming an independent state, deciding whether to unravel a..
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Australian police: Raids thwarted beheading plot

Updated 8 hours ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

SYDNEY- Police on Thursday said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group. They raided more than a dozen properties..
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Applications for US jobless benefits fall sharply

Updated 4 hours ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

WASHINGTON- The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped by a sharp 36,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 280,000, a sign that the job market is strengt..
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California governor declares state of emergency

Updated 9 hours ago   
By: Janna Rowell

WEED, Calif.- California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency because of a major wildfire that threatens 2,000 homes and another 1,500 smaller structures.  ..
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North Korea unresponsive to US envoy offer

Updated 9 hours ago   
By: Janna Rowell

WASHINGTON- A senior U.S. official says North Korea has been unresponsive to U.S. offers for an envoy to negotiate the release of three detained Americans.    This w..
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Obama, Ukraine president to meet at White House

Updated 9 hours ago   
By: Janna Rowell

WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama is meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Oval Office today, hours after the leader of the former Soviet republic speaks to a r..
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Senate to vote on arming Syrian rebels

Updated 9 hours ago   
By: Janna Rowell

WASHINGTON- The Senate is expected today to approve President Barack Obama's plan to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels in an effort to destroy the militant group Islamic State.&..
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Police trooper killed in ambush to be laid to rest

Updated 9 hours ago   
By: Victoria Kasselman

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa.- Hundreds of mourners, including law enforcement officers from around the country, are gathering in Scranton, Pennsylvania, for the funeral of a state trooper a..
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Another Ebola recovery on the way?

Updated 9 hours ago   
By: Victoria Kasselman

OMAHA, Neb.- Doctors in Nebraska treating a U.S. doctor battling the Ebola virus say they now expect him to make a full recovery.    Fifty-one-year-old Rick Sacra co..
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Border Patrol to test body cameras

Updated 9 hours ago   
By: Victoria Kasselman

SAN DIEGO- The U.S. Border Patrol has purchased body cameras and will begin testing them this year at its training academy.    Two people briefed on the move said We..
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Naples law professor puts prospective on ISIS recruiting

Updated 9 hours ago   
By: Jennifer Jones

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - While the U.S. works to fight ISIS overseas, there's a growing concern about the terror group recruiting Americans here at home. WINK News spoke with a local..
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Texas woman set to die for starvation of child, 9

Updated 1 day ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

HUNTSVILLE, Texas- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a last-day appeal from a Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old so..
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Thousands of tourists trapped in Cabo after Hurricane Odile

Updated 1 day ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico- Desperate locals and tourists were in survival mode in the resort area of Los Cabos on Wednesday, with electrical and water service still out three days ..
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House panel on Benghazi aims for bipartisan tone

Updated 1 day ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

WASHINGTON- The House Select Committee on Benghazi set a bipartisan tone Wednesday as it opened its first public hearing.    Republican chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy of S..
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