Posted: 08/01/2013 - Stock indexes are back at record highs on Wall Street after better economic news sent the market sharply higher.
Posted: 08/01/2013 - A central Florida man angry at the President Barack Obama's plan to overhaul health care has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for threatening to kill the president.
Posted: 08/01/2013 - Food safety experts say they're not surprised by a recent outbreak of a stomach bug that two states have linked to bagged salad.
Posted: 08/01/2013 - Illinois has become the 20th state in the nation to legalize medical marijuana.
Posted: 08/01/2013 - The driver of the train that derailed in northwestern Spain, killing 79 people, has said he was traveling at twice the speed limit when he approached a treacherous turn.
Posted: 08/01/2013 - The United States is "extremely disappointed" in Russia's decision to grant asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, the White House said Thursday.
Updated: 08/01/2013 - The issue of Rolling Stone magazine with Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover has sold nearly twice as many copies as an average issue.
Posted: 08/01/2013 - President Barack Obama is nominating a retired corporate restructuring expert to take over the Internal Revenue Service, which is under fire for its screening of political groups.
Updated: 08/01/2013 - Whizzing through 213 trillion calculations per second, newly upgraded supercomputers of NOAA’s National Weather Service are now more than twice as fast in processing sophisticated computer models to provide more accurate forecasts further out in time. And as the hurricane season ramps up, forecasters will be armed with an enhanced hurricane model that will improve track and intensity forecasts.
Posted: 08/01/2013 - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Pakistani counterpart, Sartaj Aziz, say the two countries will resume high-level negotiations over security issues.
Posted: 08/01/2013 - At least for the coming school year, a bipartisan bill passed by the House will lower the cost of borrowing for millions of students.
Updated: 07/31/2013 - Southwest Airlines Co. has agreed to a $200,000 fine for running fare sales this year but not having enough seats - or none - at the advertised price.
Updated: 08/01/2013 - Police in a Dallas suburb say they stopped George Zimmerman for speeding.
Posted: 07/31/2013 - A food inspector says most - if not all - the prepackaged salad mix that sickened hundreds of people in Iowa and Nebraska wasn't grown in either state.
Posted: 07/31/2013 - The search for one terrorist could cause the government to look at phone call records involving millions of Americans.
Updated: 07/31/2013 - The Federal Reserve says the U.S. economy is growing modestly, a downgrade from its June assessment. The Fed expects growth will pick up in the second half of the year, but the more cautious message may signal it's not ready to slow its bond purchases soon.
Posted: 07/31/2013 - The driver of a Spanish train that crashed killing 79 people said he was talking by phone to the train's on-board ticket inspector moments before the accident but hung up just before the train left the tracks, a court said Wednesday.
Posted: 07/31/2013 - President Barack Obama has been looking to reassure Democrats in Congress who are nervous about the impact of his health care law and the prospects for immigration legislation. They say he told them that they are on "the right side of history" on both of those issues.
Posted: 07/31/2013 - President Barack Obama's national security team argued Wednesday to keep its sweeping domestic surveillance powers intact, even as it acknowledged some limitations appear inevitable.
Updated: 07/31/2013 - NOAA's satellites have detected a plume of dust moving off the coast of Africa.
Updated: 07/31/2013 - The Senate is ready for a showdown on President Barack Obama's pick to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives in a battle that carries echoes of this year's gun control fight.
Updated: 11/11/2013 - A federal appeals court has ruled that authorities need only a court order and not a more stringent search warrant to obtain cellphone records that can be used to track a person's movements.