A presidential advisory panel has recommended sweeping changes to government surveillance programs, including limiting the bulk collection of Americans' phone records by stripping the National Security Agency of its ability to store that data in its own facilities. Court orders would be required before the information could be searched.
Brian Skoloff, Associated Press | posted 10 minutes ago
The case against a woman who spent more than two decades on Arizona's death row in the murder of her 4-year-old son was dealt a crushing blow Wednesday when a judge ruled that a discredited detective won't be forced to testify at her retrial.
Scott Sonner and Sandra Chereb, Associated Press | posted 15 minutes ago
Police think a suicidal gunman was on a mission of violence when he calmly entered a third-floor urology office and opened fire with a 12-gauge shotgun, killing one doctor, shooting another and critically wounding a third victim after warning patients and their children in a waiting area to "get out."
Steve Leblanc, Associated Press | posted 24 minutes ago
Gov. Deval Patrick said Wednesday he's trying to "keep my own rage in check" as he presses the commissioner of his child protection agency about the case of a 5-year-old boy who has been missing for months and is feared dead.
Associated Press | posted 52 minutes ago
Harold Varner, an architect on the design team for Detroit's Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, has died at age 78.
NBC News | posted 58 minutes ago
Hoping to battle the bad publicity that began when leaker Edward Snowden went public six months ago, the White House is going public with its review of the National Security Administration's once-secret data-gathering programs.
Ed White, Associated Press | posted Dec 18th - 5:32pm
A young, drunk woman fatally shot on a man's porch in suburban Detroit was hurt, scared and confused a few hours earlier when she crashed her vehicle into a parked car, a witness testified Wednesday.
David Espo and Donna Cassata, Associated Press | posted Dec 18th - 5:26pm
President Barack Obama intends to nominate Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., as ambassador to China, Democratic officials said Wednesday, turning to a lawmaker well-versed in trade issues to fill one of the nation's most sensitive diplomatic posts.
Sophia Tareen and David Mercer, Associated Press | posted Dec 18th - 5:20pm
Archer Daniels Midland Co. decided Wednesday to set up its new international headquarters in Chicago even after it failed in its bid for millions of dollars in state tax breaks. The move was the latest twist in the debate about how far Illinois and other states should go to lure and keep companies.
Jennifer Peltz and Tom Hays, Associated Press | posted Dec 18th - 5:17pm
The man charged with killing a 6-year-old New York City boy in one of the nation's most notorious missing-child cases has a disturbing history of beating his wife, molesting a relative and drug use, prosecutors said in court documents released Wednesday.
Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press | posted Dec 18th - 5:08pm
A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted the man accused of plotting a suicide bomb attack at a Kansas airport where he worked as an avionics technician.
Bruce Shipkowski, Associated Press | posted Dec 18th - 5:06pm
A man fatally shot during a carjacking at an upscale New Jersey mall was full of integrity and chivalry, insisting on carrying packages and heavy things for others, mourners recalled at his funeral Wednesday _ noting that his final act was to open the car door for his wife.
Samantha Henry, Associated Press | posted Dec 18th - 5:04pm
Things are coming up roses for a scrappy New Jersey beagle who survived a dog pound gas chamber.
Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press | posted Dec 18th - 5:01pm
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday sent its strongest signal of confidence in the U.S. economy since the Great Recession, deciding that the nation's economic prospects are finally bright enough to withstand a slight pullback in stimulus spending.
David Espo, Associated Press | posted Dec 18th - 4:58pm
Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation Wednesday scaling back across-the-board cuts on programs ranging from the Pentagon to the national park system, adding a late dusting of bipartisanship to a year more likely to be remembered for a partial government shutdown and near-perpetual gridlock.
Johnny Clark, Associated Press | posted Dec 18th - 4:56pm
A Georgia woman who bought just one ticket and used family birthdays and lucky No. 7 to choose her numbers was one of two winners of the $636 million Mega Millions jackpot, the second largest in U.S. history.
Travis Loller, Associated Press | posted Dec 18th - 4:52pm
Firefighters stopped trying to put out a large industrial fire at a federal Superfund site in central Tennessee Wednesday afternoon because of fears that two 1,000-gallon propane tanks there could explode.
Associated Press | posted 40 minutes ago
A former firefighter pleaded not guilty Wednesday to murder and several arson charges in connection with a wildfire that killed one person and destroyed dozens of structures in rural Northern California.
Ken Ritter, Associated Press | posted 49 minutes ago
A 39-year-old man who received asylum in the U.S. from India has been arrested in northern Nevada and accused of helping to plot terror strikes in the Punjab region of his home country on the border with Pakistan, federal officials said Wednesday.
Associated Press | posted 50 minutes ago
An Illinois man convicted earlier this year of conspiring to provide material support to the Taliban has been sentenced in New York to 25 years in prison.
Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press | posted Dec 18th - 5:11pm
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is leaving the nation's biggest mayoral job with a glowing view of cities' future but a stern warning that they face a serious threat: their workforces' pension and health care costs and the politics around them.
Associated Press | posted Dec 18th - 4:46pm
Santa Claus has made himself at home in a replica of the Oval Office.
Katie Zezima, Associated Press | posted Dec 18th - 4:44pm
The New York-based brokerage ConvergEx Group will pay $150 million to settle civil and criminal charges that it charged clients millions of dollars in unwarranted fees and hid the practice from investors, the Justice Department said Wednesday.
Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press | posted Dec 18th - 4:40pm
A prison inmate who was released from a life sentence only to be sent back behind bars for a murder he says he didn't commit is making a new bid for freedom.
MSNBC U.S. Headlines
Harvard bomb hoax suspect Eldo Kim released on bond
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 01:22:28 GMT
Baruch College permanently bans frat after hazing death
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 23:52:03 GMT
Craigslist robber murdered accomplice to silence him: cops
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 23:29:37 GMT
Dad throws twin babies from burning Bronx building
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 22:44:19 GMT
After another winter mess, warmup may let Northeast shovel out
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 22:38:48 GMT
CNN U.S. Headlines
Pope shaking up bishops
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 12:33:50 EST
Out-of-this-world NASA shots
Sat, 30 Nov 2013 16:49:15 EST
Astronaut captures typhoon
Fri, 29 Nov 2013 13:37:34 EST
USAF sends 29 satellites to space
Fri, 29 Nov 2013 13:36:36 EST
3 medical marvels saving lives
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 09:16:25 EST
Fox U.S. Headlines
Federal officials say citizen of India arrested in Reno supported terrorism in Punjab region
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 23:12:32 GMT
End of the line for the lead bullet? Regulations, bans force switch to 'green' ammo
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 23:08:16 GMT
APNewsBreak: Prosecutors say man accused of killing NYC boy missing since 1979 has dark past
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 23:04:27 GMT
Senate bill would allow Obama to waive coup law to restore full US aid package to Egypt
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 22:53:32 GMT
Fight to save Mount Soledad cross continues
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 22:23:06 GMT
CBS U.S. Headlines
Blind man can keep hero dog after all
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 22:58:30 -0500
Mega Millions winner comes forward in Georgia
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 21:42:42 -0500
Former top wine collector convicted of selling counterfeits
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 20:21:40 -0500
Ex-BP engineer found guilty in oil spill cover up
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 20:12:10 -0500
Urban schools improving faster than rest of U.S.
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 19:08:36 -0500
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