Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
Frank Eltman, Associated Press | posted 2 minutes ago
Before Columbine, Virginia Tech, Aurora and Newtown, there was the Long Island Rail Road.
The Associated Press | posted 34 minutes ago
As news of Nelson Mandela's death spread, current and former heads of state and government, athletes and entertainers, and people around the world spoke out about the life and legacy of the former South African president. Some knew him personally while many only knew him from afar, but they shared how they drew inspiration from his strength and looked to live his message of continuing the struggle against social injustice.
Donna Cassata, Associated Press | posted Dec 6th - 2:20am
Facing a standoff in the Senate, the top Democrats and Republicans on Congress' military panels are working on a backup plan to ensure that they complete a far-reaching defense policy bill before year's end.
Phuong Le, Associated Press | posted Dec 6th - 2:17am
One fisherman uses a bike to deliver hundreds of pounds of salmon to local markets. A mom who regularly shuttles her two kids around town once tried to haul a twin mattress home. And some companies are using the bikes to deliver beer kegs or pick up recycling.
Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press | posted Dec 6th - 2:09am
As Texas residents prepared for what one hardware store manager called "Ice Friday," schools started canceling classes and thousands of shoppers jammed store aisles to buy milk, pet food and other supplies.
The Associated Press | posted Dec 6th - 1:36am
A big chunk of the U.S. is getting a blast of wintry weather. Some areas are experiencing frigid temperatures. Some are seeing snow and ice. The conditions are making travel difficult and prompting the cancellation of flights, holiday festivities and football games. Even one outdoor ice rink in cold-accustomed South Dakota is shutting down.
Don Thompson, Associated Press | posted Dec 6th - 1:31am
A man wanted in the slayings of eight Mexican municipal government officials was held in a California jail for four months on drug charges, officials said, but overcrowding forced his release before authorities made a connection to the 13-year-old killings.
John Miller, Associated Press | posted Dec 6th - 1:29am
It could take weeks to determine what caused a rural Idaho school bus crash that killed an 11-year-old boy and injured four of his schoolmates, a law enforcement official says.
Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar, Associated Press | posted Dec 6th - 1:27am
It looks like President Barack Obama's fickle health insurance website is finally starting to put up some respectable sign-up numbers, but its job only seems to have gotten harder.
Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press | posted Dec 6th - 12:29am
As William Bratton gets set to embark on his second tour of duty as New York City police commissioner, he will find a very different city than the one he left behind nearly 20 years ago.
Christine Armario, Associated Press | posted Dec 5th - 10:47pm
When National Park Service volunteers Donna and John Buckley left a pod of 41 stranded whales Wednesday evening, their optimism was starting to wane.
Candice Choi and Sam Hananel, Associated Press | posted Dec 5th - 10:42pm
Fast-food workers and labor organizers marched, waved signs and chanted in cities across the country on Thursday in a push for higher wages.
Andrew Taylor, Associated Press | posted Dec 5th - 9:28pm
With hopes of a "grand bargain" long gone, congressional negotiators now are seeking a more modest deal before year-end to ease the automatic spending cuts that are squeezing both the Pentagon and domestic federal programs. But the going is getting rougher.
Holly Ramer, Associated Press | posted Dec 5th - 8:59pm
A man who has spent more than half his life in prison for killing his parents when he was 14 will be freed if he completes counseling and learns the skills he'll need to return to society, a state parole board ruled Thursday.
Jim Kuhnhenn, Associated Press | posted Dec 5th - 8:51pm
The White House said Thursday that President Barack Obama briefly lived with an uncle who faced deportation from the United States, correcting its previous statements that the president had never met Onyango Obama.
Julie Pace, Associated Press | posted Dec 5th - 7:45pm
Counting himself among the millions influenced by Nelson Mandela, President Barack Obama on Thursday mourned the death of the anti-apartheid icon with whom he shares the distinction of being his nation's first black president.
Elliot Spagat, Associated Press | posted Dec 6th - 2:11am
The man faces sentencing Friday after pleading guilty to attempted murder in what authorities say was a plot to kill a couple in Southern California, in a case that highlights the reach of Mexican traffickers.
Associated Press | posted Dec 6th - 1:46am
Friday marks the first anniversary of the day Washington's legal marijuana law took effect, and hundreds of people are expected to celebrate by lighting up beneath the Space Needle at a party permitted by the city of Seattle.
The Associated Press | posted Dec 6th - 1:02am
"We've lost our greatest son. Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father. Although we knew that this day would come, nothing can diminish our sense of a profound and enduring loss." _ South African President Jacob Zuma on the passing of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela.
Associated Press | posted Dec 6th - 12:02am
It's the second funeral in two days for victims of a New York train derailment.
Amy Taxin, Associated Press | posted Dec 6th - 12:01am
After the orange harvesting and the sun sets, the toughest part of John S. Gless' day is just beginning: a desperate fight to stave off a cold spell threatening to destroy his citrus crop.
Robert Jablon, Associated Press | posted Dec 5th - 9:47pm
The Los Angeles city attorney sued Wells Fargo and Citigroup on Thursday, alleging the companies engaged in mortgage discrimination that led to a wave of foreclosures in minority communities during the housing crash.
Associated Press | posted Dec 5th - 9:15pm
A second person has died of injuries from a stabbing attack last month at a Texas hospital.
MSNBC U.S. Headlines
Routine traffic stop nets Arkansas identity theft suspect
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 05:19:48 GMT
'Hunker down': Midwest, South brace for major winter storms
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 03:49:34 GMT
'Hunker down': Midwest, South brace for major winter storm
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 01:35:37 GMT
Midwest, South gear up for major winter storm
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 01:18:51 GMT
Whale rescue effort continues in Florida's Everglades as pods move to deeper waters
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 23:55:16 GMT
CNN U.S. Headlines
Preventing train crashes
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 08:29:05 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
WWII veteran to receive medals more than 65 years later
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 09:31:33 GMT
Man linked to Mexican drug cartel to be sentenced in California murder-for-hire plot
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 08:56:54 GMT
Suspect in Mexico massacre spent 4 months in Calif. jail before being released due to crowding
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 08:31:31 GMT
Teen arrested for allegedly stealing part from Walker crash
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 06:30:26 GMT
Pa. police video shows grinches stealing decorations
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 05:29:49 GMT
CBS U.S. Headlines
Plunging temperatures closes schools, even ice rinks
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 00:58:32 -0500
Rescue workers attempting to herd stranded whales out of the Everglades
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:58:18 -0500
Fast food workers across the U.S. stage protest for higher wages
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:58:10 -0500
Wash. woman unknowingly live tweets husband's fatal traffic accident
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 20:00:43 -0500
Minn. archdiocese posts list of accused priests
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 19:33:39 -0500
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