Working-age military retirees would see fewer dollars in their federal pensions and the Pentagon would get some long-sought stability in spending under Congress' budget deal.
Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press | posted 15 minutes ago
A federal jury deliberating the sentence for Arizona inmate John McCluskey failed to reach a unanimous verdict on Wednesday, meaning the judge will sentence him to life in prison for murdering a retired Oklahoma couple.
Michelle Rindels, Associated Press | posted 28 minutes ago
More than 200 rescuers feared for the worst when a couple and four children vanished this week in a bitterly cold Nevada wilderness after their Jeep flipped in soft snow and stopped running. Two days later, they were found in good condition, and a woman and child were discharged from the hospital Wednesday.
David Espo and Andrew Taylor, Associated Press | posted 31 minutes ago
A newly minted budget deal to avert future government shutdowns gained important ground Wednesday among House Republicans who are more accustomed to brinkmanship than compromise, even though it would nudge federal deficits higher three years in a row.
Bradley Klapper, Associated Press | posted 34 minutes ago
Possible House action this week against Iran could fall short of new penalties that might derail a short-term nuclear agreement and Senate steps seem further off, legislatives aides said Wednesday, as the Obama administration appealed for patience.
Curt Anderson, Associated Press | posted 41 minutes ago
George Zimmerman will not face domestic violence charges because his girlfriend did not wish to pursue the case and there was scant evidence of a crime, a state prosecutor said Wednesday.
Lara Jakes, Associated Press | posted 57 minutes ago
The NSA chief said Wednesday he knows of no better way his agency can help protect the U.S. from foreign threats than with spy programs that collect billions of phone and Internet records from around the world.
M. Spencer Green and Don Babwin, Associated Press | posted 58 minutes ago
During his more than 30 years behind bars, Stanley Wrice insisted he was innocent, that Chicago police had beat him until he confessed to a rape he didn't commit. On Wednesday, he walked out of an Illinois prison a free man, thanks to a judge's order that served as a reminder that one of the darkest chapters in the city's history is far from over.
David Bauder, Associated Press | posted Dec 11th - 2:36pm
Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, saying the Catholic Church's new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time.
Kate Brumback, Associated Press | posted Dec 11th - 2:33pm
During a rally at the state Capitol Wednesday, lawyers for the family of a Georgia teenager found dead at school inside a rolled-up gym mat called on the governor to order a coroner's inquest.
Frederic J. Frommer, Associated Press | posted 8 minutes ago
A lawsuit by a U.S. citizen who claims that FBI agents were responsible for falsely imprisoning him for several months in Africa appears to face an uphill battle.
Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press | posted 9 minutes ago
Jurors have informed a judge that they are having difficulty reaching a unanimous verdict in the federal retrial of a former New Orleans police officer charged with fatally shooting a man without justification in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath.
Travis Loller, Associated Press | posted 10 minutes ago
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander has replaced his chief of staff after learning the staffer's home was being searched as part of a child pornography investigation.
Associated Press | posted 12 minutes ago
An official with the Mexican Consulate in New York City and his wife are being questioned by police after the death of their 4-month-old son, authorities said Wednesday.
Frank Eltman, Associated Press | posted 13 minutes ago
A woman has admitted she was hooked on heroin when she raised thousands of dollars by falsely claiming she had cancer, prosecutors and her attorney said Wednesday.
Kevin Freking, Associated Press | posted 19 minutes ago
The House passed legislation Wednesday that instructs the Veterans Affairs Department to unearth the remains of an Army veteran buried with military honors last year even after police said he killed an Indianapolis woman and injured three others before taking his own life.
Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press | posted 27 minutes ago
The Homeland Security Department has fired an employee who runs a website predicting and advocating a race war, about four months after he was put on paid administrative leave.
The Associated Press | posted 35 minutes ago
The pilot flying the Asiana Airlines jet that crashed in San Francisco, killing three people, was worried about landing successfully because a system used to guide planes down to the runway had been turned off during a construction project.
Associated Press | posted 46 minutes ago
The Obama administration is working to help Holocaust survivors in the United States, many of them living in poverty, by coordinating assistance, working with aid groups and using diplomatic means to help recover property confiscated during the Nazi era.
Lynne Tuohy, Associated Press | posted 47 minutes ago
A former Fortune 500 executive told police he was trying to kill himself when he drove his pickup truck across the grassy median of a New Hampshire highway and slammed into an SUV, killing the expectant Vermont couple inside, prosecutors said Wednesday.
The Associated Press | posted 52 minutes ago
A proposed congressional budget agreement would avoid a government shutdown in January and set spending for defense and domestic programs. It would:
Associated Press | posted 58 minutes ago
Investigators from the New York Police Department's special victims unit are questioning the parents of a 4-month-old boy who died soon after they brought him to a city hospital unconscious and unresponsive, NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Wednesday.
Steve Szkotak, Associated Press | posted Dec 11th - 2:38pm
The Court of Appeals of Virginia is weighing a request for a new trial by a former University of Virginia lacrosse player who was convicted in the 2010 beating death of his ex-girlfriend.
MSNBC U.S. Headlines
New York college freshman dies in fraternity pledge 'ritual': prosecutors
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 22:18:50 GMT
Double mercy killing? LA police probe shootings at nursing home, house
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:05:02 GMT
Leaky government: Detroit's water supply wasted by ravaged pipes
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 20:31:07 GMT
Group that survived two days in frigid Nevada wilderness calls rescuers 'valiant'
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 20:13:29 GMT
Man shoots sister at LA nursing home in mercy killing: police
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 20:13:29 GMT
CNN U.S. Headlines
Ice as you've never seen it before
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 14:08:15 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
Parents questioned in death of 4-month-old; father employed by Mexican Consulate
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:41:05 GMT
Court hears appeal of former U.Va. lacrosse player convicted of killing ex-girlfriend in 2010
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:38:43 GMT
Zimmerman won't be charged in alleged domestic incident with girlfriend
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:32:57 GMT
Prosecutors say they will not file domestic violence charges against George Zimmerman
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:22:19 GMT
Life sentence for Ariz. inmate who killed couple after jury fails to reach decision
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:14:36 GMT
CBS U.S. Headlines
Boston man pleads not guilty to robbing, murdering 24-year-old girl
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 20:36:19 -0500
NTSB hearing into fatal Asiana Flight 214 crash begins
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 20:36:11 -0500
Texas deadly drunk driving probation sentence leaves families stunned
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 20:19:35 -0500
Human-sized robot to compete in disaster response contest
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 20:03:57 -0500
Calif. girl undergoing chemotherapy reunited with missing family dog
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 19:43:48 -0500
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