09/25/2013 1:02amThe lawyer who defended Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning against charges of leaking classified information is discussing the court-martial at Roger Williams University Law School in Bristol, R.I.
09/25/2013 1:28amSeparate legislation must be passed as the federal government faces two fiscal deadlines this fall. A stopgap spending bill would prevent a partial government shutdown, and a different bill would allow the government to borrow more money. Where those measures stand:
09/25/2013 3:52amMany New Jersey residents spent less time at the shore than usual this summer, according to a poll released Wednesday, giving credence to officials' oft-repeated worries that visitors would stay away during the lucrative season because of a perception that Superstorm Sandy had wiped out the entire coastline.
09/25/2013 4:22amOfficials say a battery for construction equipment exploded at police headquarters in Ohio's capital, causing a boom that prompted an evacuation and search of the building in downtown Columbus.
09/25/2013 5:36amA teenager who authorities say tried to recruit classmates for a mass shooting and bomb attack at his northeastern Oklahoma high school has been convicted in a plot to kill students, teachers and police officers.
09/25/2013 7:31amThe brother of a New Jersey teenager who admitted killing a 12-year-old girl who wanted to trade bike parts has been released from a juvenile jail.
09/25/2013 8:23amDorothy Villarreal grew up dreaming in Spanish, first in Mexico and later in South Texas, where her family moved when she was six. She excelled in school _ in English. But at home life was in Spanish, from the long afternoon chats with her grandparents to the Spanish-language version of Barbie magazines she eagerly awaited each month. She figured she was fluent in both languages.
09/25/2013 8:26amA federal judge has dismissed a $3.75 million lawsuit filed against sporting goods retailer Gander Mountain by the husband of a woman killed in a shooting rampage at a Binghamton civic organization four years ago.
09/25/2013 9:17amHillary Rodham Clinton says she plans to lead an effort to evaluate the progress women have made around the globe in becoming full and equal participants in society.
09/25/2013 9:24amA State Department audit has found that an investigation of the deadly attack on the Benghazi, Libya diplomatic post was unbiased. But it says weaknesses persist in how the U.S. identifies threats overseas.
09/25/2013 10:07amPolice stopped a car for speeding and found suspected cocaine with a street value of $1 million hidden inside cans labeled as kidney beans, authorities said.
09/25/2013 10:16amIn its first year, the Mazda CX-5 crossover sport utility vehicle won over auto critics with its driver-pleasing handling, comfortable interior and sporty looks.
09/25/2013 10:29amGov. Jerry Brown has put his signature on a bill that will hike California's minimum wage to $10 an hour within three years.
09/25/2013 10:39amHarvard University's endowment earned an 11.3 percent gain on investments in the most recent fiscal year to surge to $32.7 billion, university officials said.
09/25/2013 10:48amThe longest U.S. Senate filibusters since 1900, when the Senate began keeping precise records, the senators who spoke for hours on end, the issues and the years:
09/25/2013 11:04amForty attorneys general sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday urging the agency to meet its own deadline and regulate electronic cigarettes in the same way it regulates tobacco products.
09/25/2013 11:06amThe historic main building of the Library of Congress was evacuated after sprinklers went off in the building.
09/25/2013 11:10amA lawsuit headed to trial in New Mexico accuses a doctor, hospital and an international biomedical firm of teaming up to implant unneeded pacemakers and other devices in patients to boost profits.
09/25/2013 11:15amTrendy clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has agreed to make religious accommodations and allow workers to wear head scarves as part of a settlement of discrimination lawsuits filed in California, lawyers announced Monday.
09/25/2013 11:31amAn 87-year-old unlicensed physician was sentenced Tuesday to 17 1/2 years in federal prison for heading a stem cell scam in Las Vegas that prosecutors said preyed on terminally ill patients and exposed them to risky placenta implant procedures.
09/25/2013 11:40amA teenager charged with killing a Fort Carson soldier and his pregnant wife as he burglarized the newlyweds' Colorado Springs home is trying to get his case moved to juvenile court.
09/25/2013 12:06pmYou've heard it all before.
09/25/2013 12:06pmHe calls it "the yellow brick road" because it's literally sprinkled with gold dust.
09/25/2013 12:13pmA 41-year-old Utah man has been arrested on identity theft charges in northeast Nevada.
09/25/2013 12:13pmThe White House says President Barack Obama isn't disappointed that he didn't get to meet Iranian President Hasan Rouhani (hah-SAHN' roh-HAH'-nee) this week.
09/25/2013 12:30pmA Texas A&M researcher says the BP oil spill did at least moderate damage to the tiny animals that live on the sea floor for about 57 square miles around the well that blew out and led to millions of gallons of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
09/25/2013 12:33pmA debt collection operation that involved text messages and collectors allegedly posing as attorneys has led to a $1 million settlement with the federal government.
09/25/2013 12:40pmA gun group is offering free shotguns to residents in Florida, billing it as a way for people to protect themselves against crime.
09/25/2013 12:58pmCalling it a "matter of justice," Gov. Jerry Brown put his signature on a bill that will hike California's minimum wage to $10 an hour within three years, making it one of the highest rates in the nation.
09/25/2013 1:19pmTreasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Wednesday the government will have exhausted its borrowing authority by Oct. 17, leaving the United States just $30 billion cash on hand to pay its bills.
09/25/2013 1:20pmA State Department audit found Wednesday that an investigation into last year's deadly attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, was unbiased, countering claims from GOP members of Congress that it lacked independence. But the audit says weaknesses persist in how the State Department identifies threats overseas.
09/25/2013 1:46pmA Virginia prosecutor has asked a St. Louis County court for an order of protection against a Missouri lawyer who was once former Gov. Bob Holden's chief legal counsel, accusing him of harassing her since their relationship ended and of posting nude photos of her on Twitter.
09/25/2013 1:48pmThe State Department is renewing its global terrorism alert for U.S. citizens following the attack by al-Qaida linked extremists on an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya.
09/25/2013 1:51pmA civil rights group accused the FBI on Wednesday of harassing friends of a Chechen man shot to death in his Orlando apartment by an agent during questioning about a Boston Marathon bombing suspect.
09/25/2013 1:57pmA lawsuit seeking to have the out-of-state marriages of two gay Ohio couples recognized on death certificates has been expanded to include all similarly situated couples, despite a statewide ban on gay marriage.
09/25/2013 2:12pmWith the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaching, New Jersey took two big steps Wednesday toward protecting its still-vulnerable coastline from future storms.
09/25/2013 2:12pmTed Cruz's talkathon on the U.S. Senate floor had no hope of legislative success and boiled down to largely political performance art. But in Texas, the combative style his 21-hour speech demonstrated could be transformative.
09/25/2013 2:12pmThe vast 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill damaged the tiny animals that live on the sea floor for about 57 square miles around the blown-out BP oil well, with severe damage in about nine square miles of that area, says a researcher from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
09/25/2013 2:12pmThe United States, the world's largest arms dealer, has joined 106 other nations in signing a treaty that regulates global arms trading, but there is strong resistance in the Senate, which must ratify it.
09/25/2013 2:24pmGovernment agents acting without authorization conducted dozens of undercover investigations of illegal tobacco sales, misused some of $162 million in profits from the stings and lost track of at least 420 million cigarettes, the Justice Department's inspector general said Wednesday.
09/25/2013 2:59pmThe U.S. Federal Reserve will begin distributing on Oct. 8 a new-look $100 bill with enhanced security features as part of its design. Here's a look at some of what's on the new note:
09/25/2013 3:01pmA glitzier, high-tech version of America's $100 bill is rolling off the presses and headed for wallets soon.
09/25/2013 3:05pmHewlett-Packard Co. says it's severing ties with a subcontractor that employed Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis.
09/25/2013 3:31pmHundreds of people gathered Wednesday to celebrate the life of a federal worker and lifelong Washington Redskins fan who was gunned down at the Washington Navy Yard last week.
09/25/2013 3:42pmMichael Moses Ward, one of two survivors of the 1985 bombing of the militant group MOVE in a Philadelphia neighborhood and the only child to make it out alive, has died at 41.
09/25/2013 3:49pmSheep and goats may not be known as party animals, but they're increasingly at the center of the celebration as petting zoos grow in popularity for birthdays, graduations and other bashes.
09/25/2013 3:56pmMembers of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians said Wednesday they're planning to sue a North Carolina roadside zoo that houses bears in concrete pits on reservation land unless they release the animals to a reputable sanctuary.
09/25/2013 3:58pmA Camaro connected to the 1970 disappearance of three teens that was recovered from an Oklahoma lake shows signs of an accident, while a second car connected to another case appears not to have been in a wreck, a state trooper said.
09/25/2013 4:00pmStunt or principled stand, Sen. Ted Cruz's talkathon against Obamacare scored 21 hours of cable television time to describe the president's signature law in the most conservative terms. By noon Wednesday when the Texas freshman finally sat down, tea party groups supporting him were in full fundraising mode.
09/25/2013 4:01pmLeading Ohio Republicans including U.S. House Speaker John Boehner and the state attorney general have been subpoenaed to testify in a $100 million multi-state fraud trial, as the defense tries to show the defendant's GOP-leaning political donations were legal.
09/25/2013 4:20pmA 60-year-old woman and her young grandson moved around Missouri for years while she took jobs at residential care facilities until a suspicious school official called authorities, putting an end to their itinerant life.
09/25/2013 4:27pmTriggering disagreement over just what constitutes public trust, a judge on Wednesday sentenced a famously brash Chicago Democrat to six months in prison for failing to declare campaign cash he spent at casinos as taxable income.
09/25/2013 4:28pmA North Carolina school board has rescinded its ban on Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man," returning it to local high school libraries.
09/25/2013 4:29pmDinner was just getting served to a crowd of doctors and elected officials when a cry to dial 911 rang out at The Mark restaurant.
09/25/2013 4:39pmSupreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Wednesday that the courts ultimately will have to determine the legality of surveillance programs by the National Security Agency.
09/25/2013 4:46pmAn $11 billion national settlement is under discussion to resolve claims over JPMorgan's handling of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the recession, said a government official familiar with ongoing negotiations among bank, federal and New York state officials.
09/25/2013 5:10pmHouse Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers says the terrorist attack on an upscale Nairobi shopping mall shows al-Qaida affiliate al-Shabab has a "concerning ability" to strike outside its base of Somalia and stage a sophisticated, multilayered attack.
09/25/2013 5:41pmIt's been more than 75 years since aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Electra vanished somewhere over the South Pacific yet the mystery of her disappearance made waves Wednesday halfway around the world in a Wyoming court.
09/25/2013 5:55pmDemocratic U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker showed Republican Gov. Chris Christie some "guv love" at a charter school ribbon-cutting on Wednesday as he stood to benefit from Christie's popularity during a difficult stretch in the campaign.
09/25/2013 6:23pmUnanimous but far from united, the Senate advanced legislation to prevent a partial government shutdown on Wednesday, the 100-0 vote certain to mark merely a brief pause in a fierce partisan struggle over the future of President Barack Obama's signature health care law.
09/25/2013 6:41pmA convoy of heavy construction equipment crept over a high-elevation highway through Rocky Mountain National Park on Wednesday to join a massive road rebuilding project after the Colorado floods.
09/25/2013 6:42pmIsraelis and Palestinians have agreed to intensify peace talks aimed at reaching a final agreement, not an interim accord, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday.
09/25/2013 6:48pmOne is a party luminary who draws intense political speculation wherever she goes. The other is the vice president of the United States, harboring his own higher ambitions. Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton and Joe Biden appeared together Wednesday in New York, an event putting on display the unusual dynamics between these two friends and sometime-rivals.
09/25/2013 6:49pmThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state Department of Health said Wednesday they will jointly investigate a spill of 1,400 tons of molasses in Honolulu Harbor.
09/25/2013 6:55pmThree freight trains collided in the Texas Panhandle before dawn Wednesday, derailing up to 30 cars and injuring four crewmembers including two critically.
09/25/2013 7:01pmA disgruntled vendor walked into a suburban light fixture company where he had done business and opened fire Wednesday, killing one employee, wounding another person and leading to the lockdown of a nearby mall, police said.
09/25/2013 7:01pmA man accused of killing five women in a suburban Washington county entered an Alford plea in the slayings of a nurse and her daughter and has been sentenced to 85 years in prison.
09/25/2013 7:05pmThe U.N. Security Council, long paralyzed by deep divisions over how to deal with the Syrian conflict, is about two days away from agreeing on a resolution to require Damascus to dismantle its chemical weapons stockpiles, Russia's deputy foreign minister said Wednesday.
09/25/2013 7:16pmThe United Nations is mobilizing support for Lebanon to help it counter the economic effects of hosting nearly a million Syrian refugees.
09/25/2013 7:39pmIraq's top diplomat warned outside nations Wednesday not to send military aid to Syria's rebellion for fear they could assist jihadist groups that he said might have a role in a future government in Damascus.
09/25/2013 8:14pmThe ailing father of a former U.S. Marine imprisoned in Iran is pleading for the release of his son in a letter delivered Wednesday to Iranian President Hasan Rouhani, in New York to attend a meeting of world leaders.
09/25/2013 8:15pmWashington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis left a note saying he was driven to kill by months of bombardment with extremely low-frequency radio waves, the FBI said Wednesday in a disclosure that explains the phrase he etched on his shotgun: "My ELF Weapon!"
09/25/2013 8:55pmAuthorities say one person was killed and another injured when a single-engine plane crashed in suburban Chicago.
09/25/2013 8:57pmTwo days after going public with evidence she said police told her about her missing daughter, Trista Reynolds and her supporters screamed at and chased the girl's father following an unrelated court appearance.
09/25/2013 11:28pmTurkey's foreign minister says there has been "some progress" in improving Turkish-Israeli relations but Israel has not yet fulfilled all conditions for normalizing ties.
09/25/2013 11:55pmFormer President George H.W. Bush was an official witness at the same-sex wedding of two longtime friends, his spokesman said.