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France Sends Aircraft Carrier to Help US Fight IS Militants

Updated: 01/14/2015 - ABOARD THE CHARLES DE GAULLE AIRCRAFT CARRIER (AP) - France's president says the country will send an aircraft carrier to the Mideast to work more closely with the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group.

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NASA Evacuates Its Side of Space Station, But Finds No Leak

Updated: 01/14/2015 - In a rare scare, astronauts fled the American side of the International Space Station on Wednesday after an alarm indicated a possible toxic leak. NASA later said a computer problem likely set off the alarm, rather than escaping ammonia coolant.

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Long-Delayed CIA Leak Trial Begins in Virginia

Posted: 01/13/2015 - Prosecutors say a former CIA officer exposed one of the agency's top assets by leaking details of a covert operation in Iran to a New York Times reporter.

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Government Predicts Shale Slowdown as Oil Falls

Posted: 01/13/2015 - As oil's long slide continued, the Energy Department forecast Tuesday that production from U.S. shale operators will begin to tail off in the second half of the year.

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Paris Attacks Could Prompt New Bid to Delay Tsarnaev Trial

Posted: 01/13/2015 - Legal analysts say the terror attacks in Paris could provide new grounds for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers to argue that his trial should be delayed and perhaps moved outside of Boston.

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Obama's Cybersecurity Proposals Part of Decade-Old Programs

Posted: 01/13/2015 - President Barack Obama said Tuesday that recent cyberthreats to Sony and the military's U.S. Central Command are reminders of the serious threats facing the nation. But an Associated Press review shows that some of his plans are retreads from years past.

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Senate Democrats Look to Tweak Bill on Keystone XL Pipeline

Posted: 01/13/2015 - Democrats plan to use Senate consideration of the Keystone XL oil pipeline to get Republicans on the record about climate change and to resurrect parts of a bipartisan energy efficiency bill doomed by pipeline politics last year.

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Divers Retrieve Cockpit Voice Recorder From AirAsia Crash

Posted: 01/12/2015 - Divers have retrieved the crashed AirAsia plane's second black box from the bottom of the Java Sea, giving investigators the essential tools they need to start piecing together what brought Flight 8501 down.

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Key US Military Command's Twitter, YouTube Sites Hacked

Posted: 01/12/2015 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Hackers claiming to work on behalf of Islamic State militants seized control of the Twitter and YouTube sites of the military's U.S. Central Command on Monday. The Pentagon swiftly suspended the sites and said it appears that no classified material was breached.

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Senate Set to Stage High Profile Keystone XL Debate

Keystone Pipeline

Posted: 01/12/2015 - The House passed legislation approving the pipeline's construction on Friday for the tenth time in three and a half years. The Keystone Pipeline bill is expected to pass the Senate, but not the president’s desk.

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Absence of Top US Officials at Paris March Stokes Criticism

Posted: 01/12/2015 - President Barack Obama spent the weekend at the White House. Vice President Joe Biden was in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware. Secretary of State John Kerry was on a long-planned trip to India. Attorney General Eric Holder was in Paris attending a security summit, but did not make an appearance at the march on Sunday.

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Divers Retrieve One Black Box From Crashed AirAsia Jet

Posted: 01/11/2015 - An official says divers have retrieved one of the black boxes from the AirAsia plane that crashed more than two weeks ago into the Java Sea, a major breakthrough in the slow-moving hunt.

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Pilot Killed in Small Plane Crash Was NASA Scientist

Posted: 01/10/2015 - The pilot of a small plane that crashed at a Los Angeles intersection was a NASA and Jet Propulsion Labs researcher who helped determine that there was once water on the surface of Mars, his colleagues said.

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As Flu Becomes More Widespread, CDC Pushes Antiviral Meds

Posted: 01/10/2015 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday sent a new alert to doctors, advising prompt use of Tamiflu and other antivirals for hospitalized flu patients and those at higher risk for complications like pneumonia.

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George Zimmeman Arrested For Aggravated Assault

Updated: 01/10/2015 - Zimmerman, whose acquittal of murdering an unarmed black teen sparked a national debate on race and self-defense laws, has been arrested for allegedly throwing a wine bottle at his girlfriend.

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Massive Pileup On Snowy Interstate Caught On Camera

Updated: 01/10/2015 - The number of vehicles involved in a series of crashes Friday has fluctuated. State police now say there were 193, including dozens of semi trucks. A trucker from Ottawa, Canada, was killed and about two dozen people were taken to hospitals.

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