It's a common sight on the nation's beaches: among the sand, sea foam and gnarled kelp lay plastic bottles, bags and other garbage.
Manuel Valdes and Mike Baker, Associated Press | posted 2 minutes ago
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."
Brian Skoloff, Associated Press | posted 55 minutes ago
As jurors in Jodi Arias' murder trial filed one by one from the courtroom after a dramatic five months of gut-wrenching testimony and gruesome photographs, three women on the panel cried and one looked to the victim's family, mouthing the word, "Sorry."
Andrew Taylor and Charles Babington, Associated Press | posted May 24th - 2:10am
A long-simmering feud between establishment Republicans and tea partyers broke into full view, with Sen. John McCain accusing younger colleagues of overplaying their hands and tempting Democrats to change Senate rules that protect the minority party.
Nedra Pickler, Associated Press | posted May 24th - 2:08am
A day after laying out his counterterrorism vision, President Barack Obama is addressing future military leaders who could help carry it out in a speech to U.S. Naval Academy graduates.
The Associated Press | posted May 24th - 2:07am
President Barack Obama on Thursday reaffirmed his 2008 campaign promise to close the military-run prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where terror suspects have been held since 2002, and begin the transfer of some prisoners to other countries. A look the facility's history:
The Associated Press | posted May 24th - 2:05am
President Barack Obama said Thursday that he will engage Congress in exploring a number of options for increased oversight of lethal drone strikes outside of war zones like Afghanistan.
Paul Foy, Associated Press | posted May 24th - 2:03am
A 15-year-old boy is in custody after authorities investigating the stabbing deaths of his younger adopted brothers found him miles away with traces of blood on him, officials said.
Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press | posted May 24th - 1:56am
President Barack Obama defended America's drone attacks as legal, effective and necessary in America's campaign to counter terrorism.
Sam Hananel, Associated Press | posted May 24th - 1:50am
When President Barack Obama pushed his health care overhaul plan through Congress, he counted labor unions among his strongest supporters.
Carrie Antlfinger, Associated Press | posted May 24th - 1:44am
An elementary school principal has inspired the University of Wisconsin-Madison to create a new wheelchair lift that could help make more places wheelchair accessible.
Alan Fram and Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press | posted May 24th - 1:44am
The Internal Revenue Service official who led the unit that targeted tea party groups and publicly disclosed the activity has been replaced, making her the third top IRS official moved aside since the episode was revealed two weeks ago.
Lara Jakes and Julie Pace, Associated Press | posted May 24th - 1:39am
Forecasting the changing nature of threats against the U.S. for years to come, President Barack Obama says "America is at a crossroads." And so, too, is his presidency's counterterrorism policy, which has long struggled to balance protecting the nation from terror attacks while upholding Americans' rights.
David A. Lieb, Associated Press | posted May 24th - 1:19am
After living nearly 20 years in their one-story brick home, Sherry and Larry Wells finally won the lottery _ for a state rebate on a home storm shelter, that is. A contractor finished installing the concrete bunker beneath the slab of their garage in early May. About three weeks later, the shelter saved their lives when a tornado that killed 24 people tore through their neighborhood.
Sean Murphy, Ramit Plushnick-masti, David A. Lieb and Christopher Sherman, Associated Press | posted May 24th - 1:19am
One loved unicorns. Another, nicknamed "ladybug," sang country songs. Another dreamed of one day owning a pontoon boat.
David Crary and Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press | posted May 24th - 1:13am
After lengthy and wrenching debate, local leaders of the Boy Scouts of America have voted to open their ranks to openly gay boys for the first time, but heated reactions from the left and right made clear that the BSA's controversies are far from over.
Manuel Valdes and Mike Baker, Associated Press | posted May 23rd - 10:58pm
An Interstate 5 bridge over a river north of Seattle collapsed Thursday evening, dumping several vehicles into the water as authorities investigated the cause of the collapse that cut off the state's main north-south thruway and sent three people to the hospital.
Associated Press | posted 45 minutes ago
An earthquake in far northeastern California was felt by thousands of people as far away as San Francisco and in two other states, but there have been no reports of injury or serious damage.
The Associated Press | posted May 24th - 2:46am
The Ocean Conservancy, a Washington DC-based environmental organization, released its 2012 list of trash collected during its International Coastal Cleanup. More than 10 million pounds of debris was collected, with nearly 1.5 million pounds in California alone. The top items found during the cleanup:
The Associated Press | posted May 24th - 2:06am
Text of President Barack Obama's speech on the fight against terrorism at the National Defense University, as provided by the White House:
The Associated Press | posted May 24th - 2:06am
President Barack Obama defended the United States' use of drone attacks as an important part of the U.S. counterterrorism policy on Thursday but signed new presidential policy guidelines to spell out for Congress and the public the standards that the U.S. will use before carrying out drone attacks.
The Associated Press | posted May 24th - 1:55am
Out with the global war on terror. In with more narrowly targeted counterterrorism policies that persistently zero in on violent extremists at home and abroad.
The Associated Press | posted May 24th - 1:19am
"We have a ton of people now. It's just like buying a refrigerator or a stove for your house. You put in a storm shelter." _ Moore, Okla. community development director Elizabeth Jones.
Jennifer Kay, Associated Press | posted May 24th - 1:16am
During a hurricane, the storm surge poses the greatest threat to life and land, yet many people don't even know what it means.
MSNBC U.S. Headlines
Groups look for next step in delicate immigration reform dance
Fri, 24 May 2013 09:42:08 GMT
Cars, drivers plunge into river after Wash. I-5 bridge collapse
Fri, 24 May 2013 09:07:54 GMT
Man finds first Superman comic stuffed in wall
Fri, 24 May 2013 07:26:11 GMT
Boy Scouts vote to lift ban on gay youth
Fri, 24 May 2013 06:29:13 GMT
Bridge collapses in Washington state — cars, people in water
Fri, 24 May 2013 05:28:27 GMT
CNN U.S. Headlines
Media take gloves off with Obama
Thu, 23 May 2013 11:56:33 EDT
Exaggerate terror threats
Thu, 23 May 2013 11:55:57 EDT
Kepler or not, we'll find life
Mon, 20 May 2013 11:22:21 EDT
What of Obama's promise?
Mon, 20 May 2013 09:27:22 EDT
Use money to buy happier time
Mon, 20 May 2013 09:27:14 EDT
Fox U.S. Headlines
5.7-magnitude quake widely felt across N. Calif.
Fri, 24 May 2013 09:01:41 GMT
Jury in Arias case gives up after no consensus
Fri, 24 May 2013 08:51:56 GMT
Kids, teachers from devastated school reunite after Oklahoma tornado
Fri, 24 May 2013 08:23:05 GMT
Milestones for Guantanamo Bay detention center
Fri, 24 May 2013 08:07:29 GMT
Older brother held in deaths of 2 younger siblings
Fri, 24 May 2013 08:03:04 GMT
CBS U.S. Headlines
Washington state bridge collapses
Fri, 24 May 2013 01:28:29 EDT
No fatalities in I-5 bridge collapse in NW Wash.
Fri, 24 May 2013 01:14:00 EDT
Kids, teachers from destroyed Okla. school reunite
Thu, 23 May 2013 22:06:00 EDT
Video: Okla. couple survived tornado in their closet
Thu, 23 May 2013 21:50:33 EDT
Boy Scouts approve plan to accept openly gay boys
Thu, 23 May 2013 21:39:00 EDT
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