Protesters blame President Obama for flight delays

Upset airline passengers accuse President Barack Obama of “putting politics over passengers” at the nation’s airports. A group of activists gathered at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Thursday to make their feelings known. Critics have blamed thousands of flight delays and cancellations this week on air traffic controller furloughs in response to forced spending cuts, […]

Obama: Boston capture closes chapter in tragedy

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama declared Friday night that the capture of a second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings “closed an important chapter in this tragedy.” But he acknowledged that many unanswered questions remain about the motivations of the two men accused of perpetrating the attacks that unnerved the nation. “The families of […]

The jobs-and-economy election suddenly seems all about Medicare

By By CHARLES BABINGTON and BEN FELLER Associated Press SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) – The jobs-and-economy election suddenly seems all about Medicare – for now, at least. Republican Mitt Romney is embracing a topic his party usually approaches gingerly. He is taking a calculated risk that voters’ worries about federal deficits and the Democrats’ health care […]