Updated: 01/11/2014 - Flu season is ramping up, with illness widespread in at least 35 states. That's up from 25 in the previous week.
Posted: 01/10/2014 - Attorney General Eric Holder is recognizing the marriages of more than 1,000 same-sex couples in Utah that took place before the Supreme Court put those unions on hold.
Updated: 01/10/2014 - U.S. employers added a scant 74,000 jobs in December, the fewest in three years. The disappointing figure ends 2013 on a weak note and raises questions about whether the job market can sustain its recent gains.
Posted: 01/10/2014 - Restaurants closed their doors, groceries stores sold out of bottled water and thousands of children got an extra day off from school as residents were told to not bathe, brush their teeth, or wash their clothes following a chemical spill that may have contaminated tap water in nine West Virginia counties.
Posted: 01/09/2014 - A U.S. defense official says two Air Force officers at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana have been implicated in an illegal-narcotics investigation.
Posted: 01/09/2014 - Rescuers called off their search Thursday for a sailor missing since a Navy helicopter with five crew members aboard crashed in the ocean off the Virginia coast, the Coast Guard said.
Posted: 01/09/2014 - New Jersey Gov. Christie says he is responsible for the actions of his aides, who engineered traffic jams as political payback to a town mayor.
Posted: 01/09/2014 - As millions of people start using health insurance policies they purchased under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, many are finding that their insurance companies have no record of them.
Updated: 01/09/2014 - President Barack Obama is expected to meet today with congressional lawmakers to discuss his review of the government's surveillance programs
Posted: 01/08/2014 - A Navy helicopter with five crew members crashed into the ocean off the Virginia coast during a routine training mission Wednesday, killing two crew members and leaving two in the hospital, the U.S. Navy said. Rescuers searched into the night for a fifth sailor.
Posted: 01/08/2014 - Democrats are seizing upon a political dirty-tricks scandal involving New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's office to blast the potential Republican presidential candidate.
Updated: 01/08/2014 - It may be hard to think of this week's deep freeze as anything but miserable. But in the realm of nature, there are silver linings.
Posted: 01/08/2014 - Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has completed a skydive jump on what is the third anniversary of the Tucson, Ariz., shooting that left her critically wounded.
Posted: 01/08/2014 - A private survey shows U.S. businesses added the most jobs in a year in December, powered by a big gain in construction jobs.
Updated: 01/08/2014 - President Barack Obama will announce five "Promise Zones" this week as part of his effort to focus on income inequality in the lead-up to his State of the Union address.
Posted: 01/08/2014 - U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is set to visit Texas and New Mexico.
Posted: 01/08/2014 - The arctic blast is easing its grip on much of the U.S., giving way to warmer, but still very chilly temperatures in many places.
Posted: 01/07/2014 - A U.S. Air Force Pave Hawk helicopter crashed in the coastal marshes of eastern England during a training mission on Tuesday night, killing all four crew members aboard, officials said.
Posted: 01/07/2014 - The White House is pushing back against criticism that former Defense Secretary Robert Gates has leveled against Vice President Joe Biden in a new book.
Posted: 01/07/2014 - A new estimate says anti-smoking measures have saved roughly 8 million U.S. lives since a landmark 1964 report linking smoking and disease.
Updated: 01/07/2014 - A New Jersey man has sued the National Football League, accusing it of pricing average football fans out of the Super Bowl.
Posted: 01/07/2014 - People in much of the eastern United States may think they're dealing with the kind of temperatures you'd see in Antarctica today. But they'd be wrong. It's actually warmer in much of Antarctica than it is in the Midwest and the East.
Updated: 01/07/2014 - Legislation to renew jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed has cleared an initial Senate hurdle, but the bill's fate remains in doubt.
Updated: 01/07/2014 - The U.S. trade deficit fell in November to its lowest level in four years, an encouraging sign for economic growth. Gains in energy production and stronger sales of American-made airplanes, autos and machinery lifted exports to an all-time high.