Battle-fatigued and suddenly bipartisan, the House voted Thursday night to ease across-the-board federal spending cuts and head off future government shutdowns, acting after Speaker John Boehner unleashed a stinging attack on tea party-aligned conservative groups campaigning for the measure's defeat.
The Associated Press | posted 7 minutes ago
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Ramit Plushnick-masti, Associated Press | posted 11 minutes ago
"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.
Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman, Associated Press | posted 37 minutes ago
An American who vanished nearly seven years ago in Iran was working for the CIA on an unapproved intelligence-gathering mission that, when it came to light inside the government, produced one of the most serious scandals in the recent history of the CIA _ but all in secret, an Associated Press investigation found.
Associated Press | posted 39 minutes ago
A Michigan hunter who spent a harrowing week stranded in the Alaskan wilderness with no food, shelter or warm clothes has attributed his survival to luck, guile and faith.
Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press | posted 44 minutes ago
Coast Guard swimmers who rescued survivors of a deadly plane crash in Hawaii waters say the single-engine turboprop aircraft wasn't visible when they arrived.
Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman, Associated Press | posted 45 minutes ago
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.
Laurie Kellman, Associated Press | posted 53 minutes ago
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 57 minutes ago
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 was likely responsible for analyzing the military's enemy intelligence.
Dinesh Ramde, Associated Press | posted Dec 12th - 5:48pm
A southeast Wisconsin man who recorded himself sexually assaulting six young children gave a slight smirk as a judge admonished him for his crimes, leaving the judge taken aback for a moment before he sentenced the Racine man to the maximum 145 years in prison.
Don Thompson, Associated Press | posted Dec 12th - 5:24pm
Spurred by emotional testimony from sex workers, California officials voted Thursday to change a 1990s-era anti-crime regulation and allow prostitutes to receive money from a victim compensation fund if they're raped or beaten.
Andrew Welsh-huggins, Associated Press | posted Dec 12th - 4:57pm
An expectant mother who was raped and killed last year had turned to prostitution to make ends meet and died after answering a Craigslist ad offering $200, a prosecutor said Thursday as he pushed for the maximum sentence.
Associated Press | posted 16 minutes ago
Authorities say a Chicopee man who locked himself out of his home had be taken to the hospital after lighting a fire in his garage to stay warm.
Mike Baker, Associated Press | posted 24 minutes ago
A Boeing spokesman says the company has presented a "best and final counterproposal" to the Machinists union but union leaders rejected the offer to keep much of the work on Boeing's new 777X jet in the Puget Sound region.
Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | posted 33 minutes ago
Drivers at one passenger bus company routinely worked more than 800 miles without rest. Maintenance at another company was so shoddy that one bus drove despite glaring evidence of brake problems.
Associated Press | posted 54 minutes ago
Someone has again anonymously dropped a gold Krugerrand coin into a Salvation Army red kettle in a central Indiana city.
Associated Press | posted 57 minutes ago
Police in Bath say a 12-year-old boy made up a story about a man in a minivan trying to abduct him.
Julie Watson, Associated Press | posted Dec 12th - 6:02pm
A senior Navy investigator will plead guilty to bribery charges for accepting prostitution services and expensive trips in exchange 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.
Associated Press | posted Dec 12th - 5:48pm
A federal judge in San Diego says a 43-foot war memorial cross must be removed from the top of a mountain in 90 days because it violates the principle of separation of church and state.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | posted Dec 12th - 5:41pm
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 said in a report released Thursday.
David A. Lieb, Associated Press | posted Dec 12th - 5:13pm
Boeing announced Thursday that it is shifting hundreds of jobs to Alabama, Missouri and South Carolina as part of a restructuring of its U.S. research operations over the next two years.
Donna Cassata, Associated Press | posted Dec 12th - 5:12pm
The House overwhelmingly approved a comprehensive defense policy bill Thursday that aims to stem the epidemic of sexual assaults in the military, cover the cost of combat pay for the nation's war-fighters, and fund new aircraft and ships.
MSNBC U.S. Headlines
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
"Affluenza" doesn't justify teen's behavior in fatal crash, psychologists say
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 01:19:21 GMT
California prostitutes win right to victim compensation
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 01:08:18 GMT
US urges Haitians to avoid death at sea
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:31:16 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
Federal Judge: Mt. Soledad Cross Must Come Down
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 01:28:28 GMT
Federal judge orders removal of San Diego war cross
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 00:56:01 GMT
Man working for Chinese company charged with conspiracy to steal corn seed in Iowa, Illinois
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 23:27:14 GMT
Former California city manager agrees to plead guilty in tax fraud case
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 22:38:02 GMT
Former Suriname Olympic team swimmer accused of illegally using UConn teammate's credit cards
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 22:37:09 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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