Shirley Lightsey's phone keeps ringing. As head of a group of Detroit retirees, she's trying to keep up with calls from anxious pensioners who fear their monthly payments are at great risk now that a judge says the bankrupt city can cut them.
Michael Melia and Jack Gillum, Associated Press | posted 10 minutes ago
As gunfire boomed over and over in the background, a janitor begged a 911 dispatcher to send help, saying, "There's still shooting going on, please!" A woman breathlessly reported seeing a gunman run down a hall. And a teacher said she was holed up in her classroom with her children but hadn't yet locked the door.
Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press | posted 18 minutes ago
A former paramedic in the tiny Texas town where a fertilizer plant explosion killed 15 people was sentenced to 21 months in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty in a pipe bomb case that isn't linked to the blast.
Associated Press | posted 23 minutes ago
A county judge's wife of 45 years has been charged with poisoning him with antifreeze.
Linda Deutsch, Associated Press | posted 28 minutes ago
A man charged with killing a Transportation Security Administration officer and wounding three others during a shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport made his first court appearance Wednesday with bruises on his face and a bandage on his neck.
Suzette Laboy and Christine Armario, Associated Press | posted 29 minutes ago
Wildlife workers in boats struggled Wednesday to coax nearly four dozen pilot whales out of dangerous shallow waters in Florida's Everglades National Park, hoping to spare them the fate of 10 others that already have died.
Ivan Moreno, Associated Press | posted 31 minutes ago
A Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony should not be forced to violate his religious beliefs, his attorney told a judge deciding whether the cake-maker should be made to accommodate gay couples. But an attorney representing a gay couple countered Wednesday that the baker's faith doesn't give him a right to discriminate.
Denise Lavoie, Associated Press | posted 43 minutes ago
A 14-year-old boy pleaded not guilty to murder, aggravated rape and armed robbery charges Wednesday in the killing of his high school math teacher.
Andrew Welsh-huggins, Associated Press | posted 51 minutes ago
Police have concluded that Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro committed suicide by hanging weeks into a life sentence with no chance for parole.
Robert Burns, Associated Press | posted 53 minutes ago
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that cutting his Pentagon staff by 20 percent will save at least $1 billion over five years.
Associated Press | posted 8 minutes ago
Officials say an Orlando-area student who was shot at his high school is expected to survive and a 17-year-old suspect has been taken into custody.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | posted 10 minutes ago
Britain is urging the U.N. Security Council to adopt a resolution calling on all countries not to pay ransom to kidnappers who use the money to finance terrorist groups.
Associated Press | posted 12 minutes ago
Authorities say a Connecticut college student arrested carrying two handguns on campus also had an assault rifle in his car, and police found 2,700 rounds of ammunition and newspaper clippings of the Colorado theater shooting at his home.
Associated Press | posted 23 minutes ago
Rhode Island's largest newspaper is for sale after A.H. Belo Corp. announced Wednesday that it is seeking buyers for The Providence Journal.
Associated Press | posted 29 minutes ago
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is insisting she has no plans to run for president in 2016.
Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press | posted 32 minutes ago
An FBI agent has testified that some of the text messages that a former BP engineer deleted from his cellphone contained information that could have been evidence in the Justice Department's investigation of the company's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Hannah Dreier, Associated Press | posted 36 minutes ago
Baby boomers are suckers for appeals to their narcissism. Generation Xers can't stand their parents. And millennials want to feel like they're doing good in the world.
Associated Press | posted 36 minutes ago
At least nine people were taken to the hospital Wednesday after a San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit train's emergency brakes malfunctioned, stranding hundreds of passengers in a tunnel, officials said.
Jeri Clausing, Associated Press | posted 42 minutes ago
Arizona inmate John McCluskey is a dangerous, cold-blooded killer who deserves nothing less than the death penalty for kidnapping and murdering a retired Oklahoma couple after a prison break, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Bob Christie, Associated Press | posted 49 minutes ago
Arizona's workplace safety agency recommended Wednesday that the state Forestry Division pay a nearly $560,000 fine in the deaths of 19 firefighters, saying officials placed the protection of non-defensible structures and pastureland ahead of firefighter safety.
Associated Press | posted 53 minutes ago
Officials in a San Francisco Bay Area county where a sheriff's deputy shot and killed a 13-year-old boy have endorsed work on a memorial park for the slain teen and voted to add lapel cameras to deputies' uniforms.
Tamara Lush, Associated Press | posted Dec 4th - 1:29pm
The Florida family of a woman slain during the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard is the first to file a lawsuit against the government and defense contractors, alleging that officials ignored red flags about the killer's deteriorating mental health.
Associated Press | posted Dec 4th - 1:27pm
Sarah Palin promoted her new book and complained about what she called a "war on Christmas" in an appearance at Liberty University.
MSNBC U.S. Headlines
Arctic invasion: Brutal weather system threatens most of US with snow, ice, wind
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:31:04 GMT
Bail denied for LAX shooting suspect in first public appearance since deadly rampage
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:33:42 GMT
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford to join U.S. sports radio show
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:33:40 GMT
Massachusetts teen accused of murdering math teacher pleads not guilty
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 19:59:22 GMT
Sandy Hook shooting: 911 calls from Newtown massacre released
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 18:02:17 GMT
CNN U.S. Headlines
Photographers find beauty in decay
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 09:07:48 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
Ohio judge's wife of 45 years charged with poisoning him with antifreeze; he's on leave
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:09:01 GMT
Suspect in custody after student injured in shooting at Fla. high school
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:00:48 GMT
Final report confirms suicide of Ohio kidnapper by hanging weeks after beginning life sentence
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:44:56 GMT
Palin tells students at Liberty University in Virginia that 'war on Christmas' is being waged
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:26:05 GMT
Florida lawyer convicted in $800 million Mutual Benefits fraud case, faces decades in prison
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:22:14 GMT
CBS U.S. Headlines
Snow Storm in Minnesota
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:04:09 -0500
School bulletin board that asks about black Santa stirs controversy
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 19:57:18 -0500
Christmas light fight unites neighbors against Calif. county rules
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 19:57:10 -0500
Survey finds most of America’s silent films lost forever
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 19:54:25 -0500
Newtown 911 calls shed light on shooting chaos
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 18:46:28 -0500
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