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.
Denise Lavoie, Associated Press | posted 13 minutes ago
A 14-year-old boy accused of killing his high school math teacher pleaded not guilty to murder, aggravated rape and armed robbery charges on Wednesday.
Darlene Superville, Associated Press | posted 23 minutes ago
The familiar black dog with the white chest and white front paws starred in past Christmases in President Barack Obama's White House, but America's first pooch had to let someone else in the picture this holiday season: his little sister, Sunny.
Jim Kuhnhenn, Associated Press | posted 24 minutes ago
President Barack Obama prodded Congress to raise wages and secure the social safety net as he issued an overarching appeal Wednesday to correct inequalities that he said make it harder for a child to escape poverty. "That should offend all of us," he declared. "We are a better country than this."
Sara Burnett, Associated Press | posted 36 minutes ago
With the fight over solving Illinois' worst-in-the-nation pension shortfall now headed to the courts, the financially troubled state faces a grim possibility: The plan could be tossed, and Illinois could wind up in an even deeper fiscal hole than the one it's in now.
Linda Deutsch, Associated Press | posted 48 minutes ago
The man charged with killing a Transportation Security Administration officer and wounding two other agents and a civilian during a shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport made his first court appearance Wednesday, still showing signs of the gunshot wounds suffered when he was arrested.
Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar, Associated Press | posted 49 minutes ago
More than 90 percent of health insurance plans offered to lawmakers and congressional staff cover abortion, an unforeseen consequence of a Republican amendment to President Barack Obama's health law.
Dave Collins, Associated Press | posted 54 minutes ago
A Connecticut college student arrested carrying two handguns on campus also had an assault rifle and bullets in his car, and police found 2,700 rounds of ammunition and newspaper clippings of the Colorado theater shooting at his home, authorities said Wednesday.
Colleen Slevin, Associated Press | posted Dec 4th - 3:02pm
The jet stream hunkered to the south Wednesday, promising to bring nearly a week of temperatures that could dip to 20-below or worse in the northern midsection of the country, and forcing much of the rest of the nation to deal with unexpectedly cool temperatures. In Minnesota, the cold has forced Salvation Army bell ringers inside and cancelled holiday parties, while dense, cold air sunk into Rocky Mountain valleys and kept some lower elevations below freezing in the West.
Michael Melia and Jack Gillum, Associated Press | posted Dec 4th - 2:58pm
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.
Brady McCombs, Associated Press | posted Dec 4th - 2:56pm
An attorney for three gay couples challenging Utah's same-sex marriage ban is imploring a federal judge to throw out the 2004 voter-passed law, saying discrimination has gone long enough.
Bob Christie, Associated Press | posted 13 minutes ago
An Arizona commission has approved a nearly $560,000 fine against the state Forestry Division in the deaths of 19 firefighters.
Lara Jakes, Associated Press | posted 14 minutes ago
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is toasting stronger economic ties with a former Soviet republic known for its wines. He's also subtly praising the country for going sour on Russia.
Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press | posted 19 minutes ago
Some of the text messages that a former BP drilling 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, an FBI agent testified Wednesday at the engineer's trial on obstruction of justice charges.
Associated Press | posted 23 minutes ago
Two Orlando-area high school students got into fight Wednesday at the bus pickup area and one of them opened fire, wounding the other, police said.
Associated Press | posted 24 minutes ago
Police say they've now arrested 20 people in connection with a night of violence that followed a surfing contest in Huntington Beach.
Tamara Lush, Associated Press | posted 24 minutes ago
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.
The Associated Press | posted 25 minutes ago
Some numbers that help tell the story behind Christmas at the White House:
Don Thompson, Associated Press | posted 38 minutes ago
Federal authorities in California have arrested a man accused of killing eight government officials in a Mexican city 13 years ago, and he has been handed over to Mexican authorities.
Kimberly Dozier, Associated Press | posted 40 minutes ago
The Washington Post is reporting that the National Security Agency tracks the locations of nearly 5 billion cellphones every day overseas, including those belonging to Americans abroad.
Gene Johnson, Associated Press | posted 41 minutes ago
The nation's largest freight rail carriers have announced they will provide health benefits to the same-sex spouses of their employees, one day after legally married, gay engineers filed a federal lawsuit in Seattle.
Associated Press | posted 41 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.
Larry Neumeister, Associated Press | posted Dec 4th - 3:00pm
Negligence was not the cause of the collapse of a third World Trade Center tower several hours after the twin towers were destroyed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a federal appeals court said Wednesday, absolving a developer and others of responsibility in the destruction of the 47-story building.
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
Navy Yard shooting victim's family files lawsuit
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 22:41:28 GMT
Authorities arrest man in Calif. in slayings of 8 officials in Sinaloa, Mexico 13 years ago
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 22:23:47 GMT
Report: NSA tracks nearly 5 billion cellphone locations overseas daily, Americans included
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 22:22:08 GMT
Ohio judge's 71-year-old wife charged with poisoning him with antifreeze
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:10:36 GMT
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
CBS U.S. Headlines
Accused LAX shooter makes first court appearance
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:46:09 -0500
Anonymous diner leaving thousands in the name of "Tips for Jesus"
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:17:48 -0500
Man trapped in truck in Colorado recovering after legs amputated
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:17:55 -0500
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
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