Today in History

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 7, the 219th day of 2013. There are 146 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 7, 1782, Gen…

Navy drops plans to repair USS Miami sub

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Navy has decided to scrap the USS Miami instead of repairing the nuclear-powered submarine because of budget cuts…

Aides: US to extend Myanmar gems ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional aides say the Obama administration is planning to extend a ban on imports of rubies and jade from Myanmar be…