10/12/2013 12:19amThe federal government shutdown that has idled hundreds of thousands of workers is starting to ripple through states, which are now laying off employees and warning of thousands of additional furloughs if the budget stalemate is not resolved soon.
10/12/2013 2:14amSuddenly it's about the deficits. As a deal moves toward ending the partial government shutdown, raising the nation's line of credit, and abandoning the drive to upend the 3-year-old health care law, Washington's attention is turning to spending and the red ink side of the government's ledger.
10/12/2013 6:13amThe daughter-in-law smashes the cockroach under her foot and rolls open the rusted metal doors to the garage. Light spills onto a small figure huddled on a straw mattress in a dank room. A curious face peers out.
10/12/2013 11:23amPatty Konietzky thought the small purple lesion on her husband's ankle was a spider bite. But when the lesion quickly spread across his body like a constellation, she knew something wasn't right.
10/12/2013 12:37pmAn 11-year-old boy was convicted Friday of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in a fifth-grade plot that targeted a female classmate.
10/12/2013 7:06pmWhen Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., was asked whether he'd continue to collect his paycheck during the government shutdown, he offered a defiant response: "Dang straight."
10/12/2013 7:11pmWhen her 19-year-old daughter died of injuries sustained in a Mother's Day car crash five years ago, Lisa Moore sought comfort from the teenager's cellphone.
10/12/2013 7:14pmNearly every part of Robert Middleton's body was etched by fire after he got doused with gasoline and set aflame on his eighth birthday near his Texas home.
10/12/2013 7:16pmSoutheast Colorado farmer Ryan Loflin tried an illegal crop this year. He didn't hide it from neighbors, and he never feared law enforcement would come asking about it.
10/12/2013 7:20pmAuthorities say a nun has jumped from a second-floor window to escape a suspicious fire at a New York City convent.
10/12/2013 7:25pmA Long Island mother was overcome by smoke as she tried to save her three young children from a fast-moving fire, and everyone in the house died, authorities said Saturday.
10/12/2013 7:26pmSeeking a new generation of leaders, social conservatives are looking for a lot more than opposition to gay marriage and abortion.
10/12/2013 7:26pmA rising backlash to revelations of widespread National Security Agency surveillance takes many forms:
10/12/2013 7:31pmThe U.S. decision to suspend delivery of tanks, helicopters and fighter jets to Egypt is more of a symbolic slap than a punishing wound to the military-backed government for its slog toward a return to democratic rule.
10/12/2013 7:31pmLulu the giraffe is celebrating her first birthday with a special cake at the Cincinnati Zoo.
10/12/2013 7:31pmTourists returned to the Grand Canyon on Saturday after Arizona officials along with several counterparts agreed to a federal government plan to reopen national parks, which had been closed as a result of the partial government shutdown.
10/12/2013 7:32pmA woman seen dangling from a Florida bridge has been rescued by firefighters after she participated in a cancer walk earlier in the day.
10/12/2013 7:34pmDemocrats and Republicans regularly warn about the dire consequences of legislation they don't like. Often it's gloom-and-doom partisan hype.
10/12/2013 7:34pmThe government shutdown continues with some glimmer of hope for those who would like to visit the nation's national parks: The Obama administration said it would consider offers from the states to use their own money to pay for park operations and Utah jumped at the chance.
10/12/2013 7:39pmPeople in 17 states found themselves temporarily unable to use their food stamp debit-style cards on Saturday, after a routine test of backup systems by vendor Xerox Corp. resulted in a system failure. Xerox spokeswoman Jennifer Wasmer listed the states affected in an emailed statement.
10/12/2013 7:42pmA 70-year-old Florida woman was arrested after soliciting an undercover detective to kill her daughter-in-law, authorities said.
10/12/2013 8:15pmPeople in Ohio, Michigan and 15 other states found themselves temporarily unable to use their food stamp debit-style cards on Saturday, after a routine test of backup systems by vendor Xerox Corp. resulted in a system failure.
10/12/2013 8:41pmFour of the nine teenagers reported missing from a rural ranch for troubled youth are back with their parents, New Mexico police said Saturday.