Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
Jennifer Peltz and Sam Hananel, Associated Press | posted 59 minutes ago
It's sometimes called "highway hypnosis" or "white-line fever," and it's familiar to anyone who has ever driven long distances along a monotonous route.
Michael Melia and Jack Gillum, Associated Press | posted Dec 4th - 6:06pm
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.
Suzette Laboy and Christine Armario, Associated Press | posted Dec 4th - 5:50pm
Wildlife workers in boats struggled unsuccessfully 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 had died.
Colleen Slevin, Associated Press | posted Dec 4th - 5:38pm
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 canceled holiday parties, while dense, cold air sunk into Rocky Mountain valleys and kept some lower elevations freezing in the West.
Kimberly Dozier, Associated Press | posted Dec 4th - 5:34pm
The National Security Agency tracks the locations of nearly 5 billion cellphones every day overseas, including those belonging to Americans abroad, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.
Sara Burnett, Associated Press | posted Dec 4th - 5:09pm
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.
Brady McCombs, Associated Press | posted Dec 4th - 5:08pm
A federal judge should strike down Utah's same-sex marriage ban because the precedent has been set by the U.S. Supreme Court and discrimination has gone on long enough, an attorney for three gay couples challenging the 2004 voter-passed law argued Wednesday.
Jim Kuhnhenn, Associated Press | posted Dec 4th - 5:07pm
President Barack Obama prodded Congress to raise wages and secure the social safety net as he issued an overarching appeal Wednesday to correct economic 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."
Ben Nuckols, Associated Press | posted Dec 4th - 4:58pm
Saying he's a big Washington Redskins fan and will "go on any radio," scandal-plagued Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has agreed to appear on a Washington-based sports talk show to make NFL picks.
Lara Jakes, Associated Press | posted Dec 4th - 4:13pm
Between diplomatic headaches in Afghanistan and the Mideast, John Kerry spent happy hour Wednesday praising a wine-producing but poor Eastern European nation for resisting Russia's grasp.
Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press | posted 9 minutes ago
A witness has testified that a former New Orleans police officer shot and killed a man while he was running away.
Ron Todt, Associated Press | posted 15 minutes ago
A Philadelphia teenager pleaded guilty in juvenile court to using his Twitter account to intimidate a crime victim.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | posted 37 minutes ago
Britain is urging the U.N. Security Council to adopt a resolution calling on all countries not to pay ransom to kidnappers who use the money to finance terrorist groups.
Matthew Daly, Associated Press | posted Dec 4th - 6:00pm
President Barack Obama is ordering the federal government to nearly triple to 20 percent its use of renewable sources for electricity by 2020.
Jeri Clausing, Associated Press | posted Dec 4th - 5:40pm
The fate of an Arizona inmate who kidnapped and murdered a retired Oklahoma couple following a 2010 prison break went to the jury Wednesday, the final phase in a rare and lengthy New Mexico death penalty trial.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | posted Dec 4th - 5:22pm
The head of the mission charged with destroying Syria's chemical weapons said Wednesday that preparations are on track to move the most dangerous chemical agents from sites in the war-torn country to the port of Latakia, but there are serious security issues on key roads.
Hannah Dreier, Associated Press | posted Dec 4th - 5:12pm
Baby boomers are suckers for appeals to their narcissism. Generation Xers can't stand their parents. And millennials want to feel like do-gooders.
Terry Collins, Associated Press | posted Dec 4th - 5:09pm
A San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit train's emergency brakes malfunctioned Wednesday, stranding hundreds of passengers in a tunnel and sending at least nine people to hospitals, officials said.
Bob Christie, Associated Press | posted Dec 4th - 4:49pm
An Arizona commission approved a nearly $560,000 fine on Wednesday against the state Forestry Division in the deaths of 19 firefighters after an investigative agency found that officials put protection of property ahead of safety and should have pulled out crews earlier.
John Miller and Todd Dvorak, Associated Press | posted Dec 4th - 4:26pm
More than 60 search and rescue personnel scoured the central Idaho mountains Wednesday for five people, including four family members, who were onboard a plane that disappeared three days earlier.
Don Thompson, Associated Press | posted Dec 4th - 4:24pm
A man accused of killing eight Mexican municipal government officials has been arrested and turned over to officials in that country, U.S. authorities said Wednesday.
Matthew Pennington, Associated Press | posted Dec 4th - 4:13pm
The Obama administration faced strong bipartisan opposition Wednesday to plans for limited U.S. engagement with Myanmar's powerful military due to concerns over human rights and its lingering ties with North Korea.
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
Obama admin urges Congress to support for US military ties with Myanmar, faces opposition
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 23:06:44 GMT
Norman Rockwell's 'Saying Grace' fetches $46 million at auction
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 22:59:27 GMT
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
CBS U.S. Headlines
Norman Rockwell work sells for $46 million
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 00:56:54 -0500
Arctic air turns temperatures frigid from Rockies to Minnesota
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 23:15:43 -0500
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
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