Chemical weapons were probably used in four locations in Syria this year, in addition to the confirmed attack near Damascus in August that forced the government to abandon its secret chemical stockpile, U.N. inspectors have said.
Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press | posted 51 minutes ago
When Coast Guard rescuers flew to waters near the Hawaiian island of Molokai to the scene of a small plane crash, they found smoking flares from the Navy, nine people floating in yellow life vests and debris scattered across a half-mile of ocean waters with choppy waves about six feet high. The only thing missing _ the single-engine plane itself.
Mark Thiessen, Associated Press | posted Dec 12th - 11:37pm
Christmas in Alaska came early this week to nearly 300 students attending school in the Yup'ik Eskimo village of Kwethluk.
Michael Tarm, Associated Press | posted Dec 12th - 11:36pm
Imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Friday gets what's likely his last chance to win his freedom as a three-judge federal panel hears oral arguments in his appeal.
The Associated Press | posted Dec 12th - 11:36pm
A line of frightened young children hang onto one another's shoulders as they're shepherded from their school building. A young woman wails and clutches her chest as she holds a phone to her ear, fearing the worst about her sister. A dusting of snow coats a pile of teddy bears placed on the ground.
Ed White and Corey Williams, Associated Press | posted Dec 12th - 11:23pm
Public lighting, clearing blighted structures and other once-faltering services already have improved despite Detroit's dive into bankruptcy, emergency manager Kevyn Orr told The Associated Press.
Matt Volz, Associated Press | posted Dec 12th - 10:19pm
After lying to family, friends and police about what happened to her new husband when he disappeared in July, a Montana woman finally came clean to a federal judge in a surprising end to her murder trial.
Michael R. Blood, Associated Press | posted Dec 12th - 10:09pm
While bass-heavy music pounds, an actor impersonating President Barack Obama dances, mugs for the camera and raps about the health care overhaul, "So tell a friend or a random guy, I've got a game-changer right here that saves lives."
Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press | posted Dec 12th - 9:49pm
A Navajo Code Talker, whose words are inscribed on congressional medals given to his group and who fought to have a World War II comrade recognized for his service, died Thursday in New Mexico.
Ramit Plushnick-masti, Associated Press | posted Dec 12th - 8:36pm
"Affluenza," the affliction cited by a psychologist to argue that a North Texas teenager from a wealthy family should not be sent to prison for killing four pedestrians while driving drunk, is not a recognized diagnosis and should not be used to justify bad behavior, experts said Thursday.
Laurie Kellman, Associated Press | posted Dec 12th - 7:45pm
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.
Amy Forliti, Associated Press | posted Dec 12th - 7:44pm
A Minnesota National Guardsman and Iraq War veteran charged with fraud for allegedly stealing personal information of roughly 400 members of his former Army unit had worked in intelligence, where he likely was responsible for analyzing enemy information.
Jim Fitzgerald, Associated Press | posted Dec 12th - 7:41pm
Federal experts will spend the next two months examining safety compliance and safety culture at a commuter railroad that operated a train that derailed and killed four people this month.
Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman, Associated Press | posted Dec 12th - 7:32pm
In March 2007, retired FBI agent Robert Levinson flew to Kish Island, an Iranian resort awash with tourists, smugglers and organized crime figures. Days later, after an arranged meeting with an admitted killer, he checked out of his hotel, slipped into a taxi and vanished. For years, the U.S. has publicly described him as a private citizen who traveled to the tiny Persian Gulf island on private business.
Julie Watson, Associated Press | posted 41 minutes ago
The attorney for a naval investigator said his client will plead guilty to bribery charges for accepting pricey vacations and prostitute services in trade for providing information and advice to an Asian defense contractor at the center of a multimillion-dollar fraud probe, the Navy official's lawyer said Thursday.
Kantele Franko, Associated Press | posted 53 minutes ago
A man convicted of aggravated murder for fatally shooting his ailing wife in her hospital bed will be sentenced Friday after a prosecutor recommended he receive a six-year prison term_ instead of a possible life sentence _ because of the unique circumstances of the case.
Andrew Welsh-huggins, Associated Press | posted Dec 12th - 11:46pm
A court hearing could provide details of allegations against school workers charged following an investigation prompted by the rape of a 16-year-old girl by two eastern Ohio high school football players.
Andrew Dalton, Associated Press | posted Dec 12th - 11:43pm
The parent company of the Orange County Register plans to expand with a daily paper in Los Angeles, looking to further stretch its regional reach to nearly all of Southern California.
Manuel Valdes, Associated Press | posted Dec 12th - 11:11pm
Few professions are as deadly as commercial fishing on the Bering Sea.
Associated Press | posted Dec 12th - 11:06pm
A lawyer for imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich steps before the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago on Friday to argue in favor of overturning his corruption convictions. Short of that, his defense team wants the three-judge panel to agree to reduce Blagojevich's stiff, 14-year prison term. Among their arguments, first laid out in a 100-page court filing in July:
Lynne Tuohy, Associated Press | posted Dec 12th - 9:18pm
A former Fortune 500 executive has been released on bail days after authorities say he killed an expectant couple in a crash while trying to commit suicide.
Associated Press | posted Dec 12th - 8:49pm
Federal bus safety regulators announced they have shut down 52 companies in what they describe as a major nationwide crackdown on unsafe carriers.
Elliot Spagat, Associated Press | posted Dec 12th - 8:00pm
A judge on Thursday ordered that a war memorial cross atop a San Diego mountain be removed from federal property in 90 days but said the ruling would be put on hold if it is appealed.
MSNBC U.S. Headlines
Two people killed after rock slide flattens Utah home
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 04:08:02 GMT
Overhauled Mega Millions jackpot soars to $400 million in Friday's drawing
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 03:23:13 GMT
Cops looking for fraternity members who left fatal hazing
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 02:43:22 GMT
Feds permanently park 52 unsafe bus companies
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 01:42:05 GMT
'We will not be silent': Families of victims vow to bring 'Newtown effect' to gun-control debate
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 01:30:32 GMT
CNN U.S. Headlines
'Glittery, glassy beauty' of ice
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 09:23:16 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
Michigan hunter recalls week stranded in Alaskan wilderness
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 07:08:55 GMT
Ohio man to be sentenced for killing ailing wife at hospital; prosecutor recommended leniency
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 06:52:01 GMT
Initial court hearing set for Ohio school workers charged after high school football rape case
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 06:48:42 GMT
4 stabbed in parking lot after Denver Broncos game, police say
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 05:57:41 GMT
DNA evidence leads to Georgia man's arrest in 1985 cold case killing
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 05:00:48 GMT
CBS U.S. Headlines
Libyan accused in embassy bombings to stand trial next year
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 22:33:18 -0500
Wrongfully-convicted man released after 31 years in prison
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:58:10 -0500
“Affluenza” slammed as defense for wealthy Texas teen’s fatal DWI wreck
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:29:09 -0500
DOT says not so fast over FCC call to lift ban on in-flight calls
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 20:31:26 -0500
Watch: SUV crashes into gas pumps, catches fire
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 19:16:10 -0500
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