10/16/2013 12:43amIn the space of a week, Chris Vaccaro was furloughed from his government post, called back to work and then furloughed again in head-spinning events that left him feeling like a human yo-yo.
10/16/2013 1:11amAfter five up and down years, Jim Lentz thinks Toyota is right where it's supposed to be.
10/16/2013 3:45amAlaska's multimillion-dollar red king crab season opened Tuesday, but most of the participating boats remained at dock because federal managers who are supposed to set individual fishing quotas are among workers still furloughed in the government's partial shutdown.
10/16/2013 7:12amPolice say the Miami airport is up and running after a brief evacuation of one terminal.
10/16/2013 8:42amA Republican senator says she understands Senate leaders have reached an agreement to avoid a Treasury default and reopen the government after a 16-day partial shutdown.
10/16/2013 9:08amFurloughed federal workers who have trouble paying bills can send their creditors a letter from the government pleading for patience.
10/16/2013 9:50amAudi's best-selling sport utility vehicle, the Q5, gets even better in 2014 with the addition of a six-cylinder, diesel engine that is fuel-thrifty yet muscular.
10/16/2013 9:56amThe man who found the Boston Marathon bombing suspect hiding in his boat in his backyard says he's no hero and wants the attention he's drawn to "fade away."
10/16/2013 10:21amDemocratic leader Harry Reid says Senate leaders have reached a bipartisan deal to avoid default and end the government shutdown, now in its 16th day.
10/16/2013 10:29amRepublican Sen. Ted Cruz says he won't delay a vote on a bipartisan budget deal that will reopen the government and avoid a financial default.
10/16/2013 10:41amAs congressional leaders raced to seal a deal that would reopen the government, lawmakers from both parties jabbed at one another Wednesday over who was to blame for the most high-profile casualties of the 16-day shutdown: the national parks.
10/16/2013 10:55amJPMorgan Chase & Co. has agreed to pay a $100 million penalty and admitted that its traders acted "recklessly" during a series of London trades that ultimately cost the bank $6 billion.
10/16/2013 10:57amA New Hampshire gas station clerk who thwarted an attempted robbery by pulling out a handgun was fired because company policy prohibits staff from carrying firearms.
10/16/2013 10:58amA flesh-eating drug that turns people into zombie-like creatures seems to have made its way to the United States.
10/16/2013 11:33amThe Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed skeptical of a Kansas court decision that overturned the conviction and death sentence of a man who admitted killing a sheriff, with one justice asking a lawyer to choose the way the court would rule against him.
10/16/2013 11:38amA former Delaware state senator has sued a Maine ski resort nearly three years after he and his daughters were injured in a 35-foot fall from a broken chairlift.
10/16/2013 12:09pmThe White House says an Iranian proposal addressing its nuclear program is useful and contains a, quote, "level of seriousness and substance that we have not seen before."
10/16/2013 12:31pmA lawyer for the family of a south Georgia man shot to death by police inside his home says officers used excessive force.
10/16/2013 12:38pmRepublican Joe Lhota on Wednesday released the New York City mayoral campaign's harshest ad to date, using footage of a recent biker gang attack to suggest that the city would return to its violent, crime-filled past if Democrat Bill de Blasio is elected.
10/16/2013 12:46pmThieves used counterfeit credit cards and phony driver's licenses created in a suburban man's bedroom to rent luxury vehicles at airports that were then turned around and sold at deeply discounted prices, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
10/16/2013 12:50pmHold the champagne.
10/16/2013 12:54pmA federal appeals court will not reconsider a decision compelling a journalist to identify a source who disclosed details of a secret CIA operation.
10/16/2013 12:59pmThe University of Tennessee has granted its top alumni award to Jimmy Haslam despite the ongoing federal investigation into his family's company, Pilot Flying J, and its legal settlement with thousands of trucking company customers.
10/16/2013 1:02pmThe best thing Howard Srebnick had going for him at the Supreme Court Wednesday was that he was trying to persuade nine very good lawyers in black robes about the importance of being able to hire a good lawyer.
10/16/2013 1:10pmImmigrant rights activists in Oregon are asking the city of Portland to stop buying bonds from Wells Fargo, which has a mutual fund with shares in a company that operates immigration detention centers.
10/16/2013 1:22pmThe Louisiana Supreme Court has struck down a state law that made it a crime for people who aren't U.S. citizens to drive here without carrying proof of their immigration status.
10/16/2013 1:24pmThe government is urging creditors to "remain patient and show compassion" for hundreds of thousands federal workers who remain furloughed without a paycheck.
10/16/2013 1:27pmPresident Barack Obama plans to host Iraq's prime minister at the White House on Nov. 1.
10/16/2013 1:29pmOfficials say an Alaska Airlines flight en route from San Jose to Honolulu was forced to make an emergency landing in Oakland shortly after takeoff after the crew reported a possible bird strike.
10/16/2013 2:07pmA Delta flight bound for Detroit has returned to Greenville, S.C., after a report of the smell of smoke inside the plane.
10/16/2013 2:24pmAn engine on an Atlanta-bound Spirit Airlines jet where passengers said they heard an explosion and saw flames sustained an especially serious type of failure, a National Transportation Safety Board official said Wednesday.
10/16/2013 2:45pmWhen two girls, aged 12 and 14, were arrested in a bullying-suicide investigation in Florida, many wondered: Where were their parents and should they be held responsible?
10/16/2013 2:47pmPolice say no charges will be filed against a grieving man who sprinkled some of his dead fiancee's ashes near an eyewear store, causing a Florida mall to be evacuated and shut down for two hours.
10/16/2013 2:52pmThe sister of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appeared briefly in a Boston courtroom Wednesday on a charge related to a counterfeiting investigation.
10/16/2013 2:53pmA baggage handler arrested after dry ice bombs exploded at the Los Angeles International Airport had planted the devices as a prank, authorities said Wednesday.
10/16/2013 3:07pmTo make the world safer for pets, Lindsey Wolko had to design an indestructible dog.
10/16/2013 3:14pmIn a story Oct. 15, The Associated Press reported that Congolese surgeon Denis Mukwege moved to Europe following an assassination attempt against him a year ago. He has since returned to his hospital in eastern Congo.
10/16/2013 3:17pmFor the first month alone, the Obama administration projected that nearly a half million people would sign up for the new health insurance markets, according to an internal memo obtained by The Associated Press. But that was before the markets opened to a cascade of computer problems.
10/16/2013 3:21pmFederal officials have received more than 3,800 complaints in the last year from borrowers of private student loans, with common problems related to payment processing and requests for loan modifications.
10/16/2013 3:26pmThe leader of the board that governs Newtown, Conn., says it will not host any townwide events to mark the anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
10/16/2013 4:09pmEnterprise Rent-A-Car is taking a leap into the motorcycle business with a new, Las Vegas-based fleet of Harley-Davidsons.
10/16/2013 4:13pmA man who admitted making death threats on Facebook against the top Democrats in Congress and other high-ranking officeholders was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in prison at a court session that focused on his alcoholism.
10/16/2013 4:21pmDefense Secretary Chuck Hagel apologized Wednesday to Medal of Honor recipient William Swenson for having to wait so long for the Army to recognize his heroism.
10/16/2013 4:35pmThe legal marijuana industries in Washington and Colorado will differ in some big ways.
10/16/2013 4:36pmCambodia's opposition leader said Wednesday that international donors should not do "business as usual" with the aid-dependent government of longtime ruler Hun Sen unless he agrees to an independent probe into July's disputed election.
10/16/2013 4:57pmAs she faced the ex-convict who raped her in Central Park, a 74-year-old woman condemned him Wednesday with composed anger, calling him a "sexual terrorist" and an "evil infestation."
10/16/2013 5:03pmPhiladelphia schools learned Wednesday they will get an extra $45 million from the state as the district struggles with its worst financial crisis in memory and questions about a student's death after an apparent asthma attack at a school without a nurse on site.
10/16/2013 5:11pmSame-sex couples queued up all afternoon at county courthouses, some even carrying wedding flowers. Then a federal judge deciding whether to throw out Michigan's gay marriage ban shocked everyone, saying simply: Wait 'til next year.
10/16/2013 5:15pmCongress on Wednesday moved to deny itself a pay raise.
10/16/2013 5:18pmFool's errand or heroic stand?
10/16/2013 5:37pmArlington National Cemetery is relaxing its policies to allow family members of those buried in its section for those who died in Iraq and Afghanistan to leave behind small mementos and photos to honor those soldiers, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.
10/16/2013 5:56pmA Missouri prosecutor who dropped charges in a sex assault case involving a 14-year-old girl says he's asking a court to appoint a special prosecutor to look at the case.
10/16/2013 6:13pmThe Senate has voted to avoid a financial default and reopen the government after a 16-day partial shutdown.
10/16/2013 6:33pmAn organization that gave away free marijuana cigarettes as a way to protest possible taxes in Colorado has filed an unusual campaign finance report, after a watchdog group said the pot qualified as a campaign contribution.
10/16/2013 6:46pmA Las Vegas police officer has been fired for policy violations for fatally shooting an unarmed Gulf War veteran in a vehicle in a chaotic scene in December 2011 that sparked calls for reforms in departmental use-of-force policies.
10/16/2013 7:03pmA University of California, Berkeley, law school graduate was handcuffed and taken to a Nevada prison boot camp Wednesday for beheading an exotic bird during a drunken chase at a Las Vegas Strip resort.
10/16/2013 7:06pmThe 81-18 roll call Wednesday by which the Senate passed and sent to the House legislation to avoid a threatened federal default and end the 16-day partial government shutdown.
10/16/2013 7:09pmWashington adopted rules Wednesday for the recreational sale of marijuana, creating what advocates hope will be a template for the drug's legalization around the world.
10/16/2013 7:09pmThe 81-18 roll call Wednesday by which the Senate passed and sent to the House legislation to avoid a threatened federal default and end the 16-day partial government shutdown.
10/16/2013 8:22pmCongress has passed legislation to reopen the partially-shuttered federal government and avert a potentially disastrous default on U.S. obligations, clearing the measure for President Barack Obama's promised signature.
10/16/2013 8:43pmThe Senate has confirmed the daughter of slain President John F. Kennedy to be U.S. ambassador to Japan.
10/16/2013 8:43pmA baggage handler arrested after dry ice bombs exploded at Los Angeles International Airport planted the three devices out of personal curiosity, police said Wednesday.
10/16/2013 8:49pmThe 285-144 roll call Wednesday night by which the House passed and sent to President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a threatened federal default and end the 16-day partial government shutdown.
10/16/2013 9:05pmA breakdown by party of votes Wednesday night in Congress on the issue of reopening the government and raising the debt limit:
10/16/2013 9:06pmHighlights of Congress' battle over the partial government shutdown and expiring federal borrowing authority:
10/16/2013 9:26pmA woman described by lawmakers and aides as a long-time House stenographer has been removed from the chamber during a vote after she began shouting.
10/16/2013 9:48pmThe call came in and Seattle police responded. The reported crime: assault on a Chihuahua.
10/16/2013 10:30pmPresident Barack Obama has signed a measure into law reopening the federal government and averting a potential default.
10/16/2013 11:04pmUp against a deadline, Congress passed and sent a waiting President Barack Obama legislation late Wednesday night to avoid a threatened national default and end the 16-day partial government shutdown, the culmination of an epic political drama that placed the U.S. economy at risk.
10/16/2013 11:14pmThe National Security Agency has been extensively involved in the U.S. government's targeted killing program, collaborating closely with the CIA in the use of drone strikes against terrorists abroad, The Washington Post reported after a review of documents provided by former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden.
10/16/2013 11:19pmThe federal government is back open for business.
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