Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
Travis Loller, Associated Press | posted Dec 12th - 2:42am
The fired chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander was expected Thursday in federal court after the aide's arrest on probable cause for possession and distribution of child pornography, authorities said.
Matthew Lee, Associated Press | posted Dec 12th - 2:36am
Continuing a furious pace of shuttle diplomacy aimed at securing an elusive Israeli-Palestinian peace deal by spring, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in the Middle East on Thursday on his ninth trip of the year.
Michael Kunzelman and Kevin McGill, Associated Press | posted Dec 12th - 2:26am
Three years ago, a jury heard lurid testimony about a burned body and a brazen cover-up before convicting a former New Orleans police officer of fatally shooting a man without justification in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Scott Sonner, Associated Press | posted Dec 12th - 1:55am
Governors in 16 states are unveiling a high-tech wildlife habitat mapping project they hope will encourage economic development across the West while protecting the region's environmental treasures from Puget Sound to the Rocky Mountains.
Andrew Taylor, Associated Press | posted Dec 12th - 1:17am
House Republicans are rallying behind a modest budget pact that promises to bring a temporary halt to budget brinkmanship in Washington and ease automatic budget cuts that would otherwise slam the Pentagon and domestic agencies for a second straight year.
Laurie Kellman, Associated Press | posted Dec 12th - 1:16am
A budget agreement between key Republicans and Democrats. Even President Barack Obama was on board. All without anyone threatening to repeal this or shut down that.
Alan Fram and Laurie Kellman, Associated Press | posted Dec 11th - 11:31pm
The Senate began an around-the-clock talkathon Wednesday over some of President Barack Obama's nominees as embittered and outnumbered Republicans refused to let the Senate take a break given new, Democratic-driven curbs on the GOP's power.
Don Thompson, Associated Press | posted Dec 11th - 11:30pm
California officials are considering whether to change a decades-old anti-crime regulation and allow prostitutes to receive money from a victim compensation fund if they're raped or beaten by a john or pimp.
Jim Salter, Associated Press | posted Dec 11th - 11:18pm
Allen Nicklasson once recalled the "euphoria" he felt after fatally shooting a kindly businessman who stopped to help when he saw Nicklasson's car stalled on Interstate 70 near Kingdom City, Mo., in 1994.
Dave Kolpack, Associated Press | posted Dec 11th - 11:17pm
Two student pilots are seated shoulder to shoulder before a bank of video monitors, maneuvering an unmanned aircraft by keyboard and mouse as the drone descends toward a virtual runway in a suburban landscape.
Robert Jablon and Raquel Maria Dillon, Associated Press | posted Dec 11th - 11:14pm
Neighbors recall Lance Holger Anderson as a nice, chatty guy who was always ready to help; the kind of person who fixed a flat tire for an elderly neighbor, gave away a Christmas tree to another, and doted on his ailing wife.
Gene Johnson, Associated Press | posted Dec 11th - 11:10pm
Detectives have recovered more than 2,500 bottles of fancy wine stolen from a Seattle shop, police said Wednesday, and they're examining whether the Thanksgiving heist might be related to a similar break-in at a San Francisco wine seller earlier this year.
Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press | posted Dec 11th - 11:00pm
Legal marijuana sales in Colorado are set to start on Jan. 1, or so the law says. Knowing when the recreational pot shops will actually open, however, is anyone's guess.
Paul Davenport, Associated Press | posted Dec 11th - 10:54pm
A detective for Arizona's state police force has resigned following the discovery that she was living in the country illegally after being brought to the U.S. from Mexico by her family at a young age.
The Associated Press | posted Dec 12th - 3:52am
"What happened that day, I see angels come to the stadium ... Sometimes I get violent on that place. Sometimes I will see things chasing me. ... And remember those people the president and everyone they were armed ... If I start panicking I'll start being a problem." _ Thamsanqa Jantjie in an interview with The Associated Press after advocates for the deaf say he faked sign interpretation next to world leaders at Nelson Mandela's memorial.
Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press | posted Dec 12th - 3:00am
One person is dead after a small plane with nine people aboard crashed into the water off the Hawaiian island of Molokai (moh-loh-KY'-ee), a Maui County official said Wednesday.
Christina A. Cassidy, Associated Press | posted Dec 12th - 2:59am
A federal grand jury has been scheduled to meet next month to receive documents related to ethics complaints involving Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, according to people familiar with the case.
The Associated Press | posted Dec 12th - 1:19am
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 Dec 12th - 12:39am
A North Texas teen from an affluent family received a probation-only sentence this week for losing control of his pickup truck while drunk and killing four pedestrians, a punishment that has outraged the victims' families and left prosecutors disappointed.
Don Thompson, Associated Press | posted Dec 12th - 12:06am
A San Diego man has been charged with operating a revenge porn website that let people anonymously post explicit photographs of others in an effort to extort money from those whose privacy was breached.
Amy Forliti, Associated Press | posted Dec 11th - 11:34pm
A Minnesota National Guardsman faces federal fraud charges in connection with the theft of names, Social Security numbers and security clearance levels of roughly 400 members of his former Army unit in Fort Bragg, N.C. The Iraq War veteran intended to use the confidential material to create fake IDs for his militia, court documents say.
Don Thompson, Associated Press | posted Dec 11th - 11:31pm
A state official says California stands alone as the only state in the nation that blocks prostitutes from receiving money from a victim compensation fund if they're raped or beaten.
David A. Lieb, Associated Press | posted Dec 11th - 11:21pm
The slow rollout of a new federal health insurance marketplace may be deepening differences in health coverage among Americans, with residents in some states gaining insurance at a far greater rate than others.
MSNBC U.S. Headlines
Eight rescued from sea after plane crashes off Hawaiian island; one passenger dead
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 09:32:27 GMT
Ex-New Orleans cop found not guilty at retrial in fatal post-Katrina shooting
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 06:02:20 GMT
New York college freshman dies in fraternity pledge 'ritual': prosecutors
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 03:43:25 GMT
Montana man pushed off cliff believed bride accused of murder had a 'surprise' for him: testimony
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 03:15:13 GMT
Veteran Arizona state cop resigns after discovered to be illegal immigrant
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 02:29:59 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
Hawaii health official killed in plane crash
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 11:17:58 GMT
NY college freshman dies during fraternity ritual
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 10:13:05 GMT
Jurors who didn't hear about burned body acquit ex-officer in deadly shooting after Katrina
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 09:22:23 GMT
Sriracha maker ordered to halt sauce shipping for 30 days
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 09:14:42 GMT
Court date set for San Diego facing felony extortion charges in revenge porn case
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 07:06:03 GMT
CBS U.S. Headlines
Ex-cop acquitted of fatal shooting in Katrina aftermath
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 02:15:33 -0500
Police: Suicide attempt caused fatal car crash
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 23:45:15 -0500
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
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