Religious Freedoms are worse in China and Afghanistan
US: Religious persecution up in Afghanistan, China
Officials Evacuate Residents as Typhoon Approaches
Thousands of residents in the country's northeast are evacuated
Fierce Storms Claim Lives in Midwest
At least 13 people are dead after fierce storms that tore through the Midwest overnight.
Taliban Claims Responsibility to Bombing
The Taliban says the blast was to avenge the death of Osama bin Laden
Category: General News
New Retirement From Washington State
OLYMPIA, Wash (AP) — Many workers in Washington state government would be shifted out of pensions and into a 401(k)-style retirement system under a bill heard Monday in a state Senate committee. The plan would put new workers and those under the age of 45 into defined-contribution plans funded mostly by the employees. Opponents say the idea would make it more difficult to retain quality teachers and other employees while making it more difficult for workers to have a secure retirement.