The battle-fatigued U.S. House moved Thursday evening toward passage of legislation to ease across-the-board spending cuts and prevent future government shutdowns after Speaker John Boehner unleashed a stinging attack on tea party-aligned conservative groups campaigning for the measure's defeat.
Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman, Associated Press | posted 13 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.
Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman, Associated Press | posted 15 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.
Ed White and Corey Williams, Associated Press | posted 18 minutes ago
The pensions of Detroit city retirees won't be immune to cuts despite a private effort to raise $500 million to help the city eventually emerge from bankruptcy, emergency manager Kevyn Orr said Thursday in an interview with The Associated Press.
Andrew Taylor, Associated Press | posted 19 minutes ago
After years of bitter friction within Republican circles, House Speaker John Boehner is lashing out against hard-line conservative and tea party groups _ the latest GOP establishment figure to join the increasingly public battle roiling the party.
Anne D'innocenzio and Candice Choi, Associated Press | posted 29 minutes ago
Many Americans are watching the annual holiday spending ritual from the sidelines this year.
Brett Zongker, Associated Press | posted 31 minutes ago
Members of the Newtown, Conn., community, including the parent of a teacher killed in a school massacre a year ago, gathered at the National Cathedral Thursday for a vigil to remember those who lost their lives because of gun violence.
Barbara Rodriguez, Associated Press | posted 37 minutes ago
Outshined by Powerball's massive jackpots since Powerball doubled the cost of a ticket last year, Mega Millions enacted its own, very different, changes in October aimed at inflating its jackpots and luring those who only play when the pots get really big.
Ramit Plushnick-masti, Associated Press | posted 37 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.
Michael Tarm, Associated Press | posted 38 minutes ago
Prosecutors told a judge Thursday that they won't retry an Illinois man who was set free this week after spending three decades behind bars for a rape he says he didn't commit.
The Associated Press | posted 53 minutes ago
How have events of the past year _ namely the U.S. government shutdown, the NSA spying eruption and the conflict in Syria _ helped shape the world's view of America? Associated Press reporters asked that question of people across the world.
Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press | posted 53 minutes ago
To many around the world, it made little sense: The world's most powerful government, so mired in dysfunction that it couldn't operate. The world's defender of individual freedoms, accused of spying on its citizens and friends. The world's military giant planning, then balking at, an armed response to the suspected use of deadly chemical weapons.
Adam Geller, Associated Press | posted 54 minutes ago
At last, the damage done by an agonizing global recession was easing. A bitter U.S. presidential election was finally over. And as 2013 began, it seemed the year might bring news headlines offering the public some reassurance or relief.
David A. Lieb, Associated Press | posted 3 minutes ago
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.
Michael Rubinkam and Jake Pearson, Associated Press | posted 9 minutes ago
Criminal charges are coming in the death of a New York City college student who was forced to run a gauntlet during a fraternity ritual, a northeastern Pennsylvania prosecutor said Thursday.
Matthew Brown, Associated Press | posted 20 minutes ago
Wildlife officials in the northern Rockies say it's time to lift Endangered Species Act protections for hundreds of grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park, a move some environmental groups opposed Thursday as premature.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | posted 24 minutes ago
U.N inspectors say chemical weapons have been used in the Syrian conflict, definitely in a widely publicized Aug. 21 attack near Damascus and probably in four other locations between March and late August.
Associated Press | posted 25 minutes ago
The disgraced former city manager of the Los Angeles suburb of Bell has agreed to plead guilty to charges that he filed a false federal income-tax return to illegally reduce his tax liability.
Julie Watson, Associated Press | posted 29 minutes ago
A senior Navy investigator plans to plead guilty to bribery charges tied to a massive scheme involving an Asian defense contractor accused of overbilling the Pentagon millions of dollars, his lawyer said Thursday.
Ed White and Corey Williams, Associated Press | posted 35 minutes ago
Detroit's emergency manager says an effort to raise $500 million to help retirees still won't prevent pension cuts as the city works on a plan to emerge from bankruptcy.
Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | posted 37 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.
Dinesh Ramde, Associated Press | posted 39 minutes ago
A southeast Wisconsin man who made videos of himself sexually assaulting six young children has been sentenced to 145 years in prison.
John Christoffersen, Associated Press | posted 44 minutes ago
Yale University announced Thursday that research has determined an 1858 manuscript it acquired is the earliest known prison memoir written by an African-American.
Sam Hananel, Associated Press | posted 50 minutes ago
Women in the federal workforce continue to face more obstacles than men in reaching top positions and salaries despite making strides over the years, according to a government report released Thursday.
MSNBC U.S. Headlines
US urges Haitians to avoid death at sea
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:31:16 GMT
Newlywed accused of pushing husband off cliff pleads guilty
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:14:00 GMT
Families of victims vow to bring 'Newtown effect' to gun-control debate
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 20:57:15 GMT
Newlywed accused of pushing husband off cliff agrees to plead guilty
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 20:57:15 GMT
Widow and daughter will split estate of poisoned $1 million lotto winner
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 19:05:15 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
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
Wis. man who recorded himself sexually assaulting kids, ages 2 to 6, sentenced to 145 years
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 22:23:27 GMT
California board OKs letting prostitutes who are raped or beaten collect from victims fund
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:44:43 GMT
Yale University announces earliest known prison memoir written by African-American, from 1858
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:42:07 GMT
CBS U.S. Headlines
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
Dog with broken leg helps save owner who was hit by car
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 18:11:01 -0500
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