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Sen. Cruz Ends Talkathon Against Obamacare

Updated: 09/25/2013 - Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has ended a marathon Senate speech opposing President Barack Obama's health care law after talking for 21 hours, 19 minutes.

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US New-Home Sales Jump 7.9 Percent in August

Posted: 09/25/2013 - Americans stepped up purchases of new homes in August after cutting back in July, suggesting that higher mortgage rates may not be slowing the housing recovery.

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USPS Seeks 3-cent Increase for First-Class Mail

Updated: 09/26/2013 - The financially struggling Postal Service is seeking a 3-cent increase in the cost of mailing a letter - and that would raise the price of a first-class stamp to 49 cents.

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Obama, Rouhani Back Resumption of Nuclear Talks

Updated: 09/25/2013 - Hopeful yet unyielding, President Barack Obama and new Iranian President Hasan Rouhani both spoke up fervently for improved relations and a resumption of stalled nuclear talks Tuesday at the U.N. - but gave no ground on the long-held positions that have scuttled previous attempts to break the impasse.

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Stock Market Fades at Close

Posted: 09/24/2013 - Stocks are mostly lower at the close of trading, and the Dow Jones industrial average posted its fourth straight day of declines.

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Obama: Time to Press for Mideast Peace

Posted: 09/24/2013 - President Barack Obama says the time is ripe to press for a resolution of the long conflict between the Palestinians and the Israelis.

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Obama: Kenya Mall Attack Shows World's Dangers

Posted: 09/24/2013 - President Barack Obama is telling the United Nations General Assembly that while the world is more stable than five years ago, the deadly terrorist attack on a shopping mall in Kenya "indicates the dangers that remain."

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New Signs of Rising Illegal Immigration Into US

Posted: 09/24/2013 - A study finds the number of immigrants crossing the border illegally into the U.S. appears to be on the rise again after dropping during the recession.

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Kenya Official: Several Americans Among Attackers

Updated: 09/24/2013 - Kenya's foreign minister says "two or three Americans" and "one Brit" were among those who attacked a Nairobi shopping mall. More than 60 people have been killed in the assault on the upscale mall, which has lasted for three days. The foreign minister, Amina Mohamed, said in an interview with PBS' "NewsHour" program that the Americans were 18 to 19 years old, of Somali or Arab origin and lived "in Minnesota and one other place" in the US.

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3 Charged in NYC with Fighting for al-Shabab

Posted: 09/23/2013 - Three men facing federal terrorism charges in New York City have strong ties to the extremist Islamic group that claimed responsibility for the deadly attack on an upscale Kenyan shopping mall, U.S. authorities said.

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Navy Officials Push for Security Clearance Changes

Posted: 09/23/2013 - Navy officials are moving to close gaps in the security clearance process, recommending that all police reports involving an individual must be included when a background check is done.

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US Edges Closer to High-Level Talks with Iran

Posted: 09/23/2013 - The Obama administration edged close to direct, high-level talks with Iran's new government on Monday, with Secretary of State John Kerry slated to meet his Iranian counterpart this week and the White House weighing the risks and rewards of an encounter between President Barack Obama and Iran's president, Hasan Rouhani.

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Kenya: Security Forces Control Most of Mall

Posted: 09/23/2013 - Kenyan officials say security forces are in control of nearly all of an upscale shopping mall in the capital, Nairobi, two days after it was seized by members of a Somali terrorist group.

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Obama to Promote Health Care Law Thursday

Posted: 09/23/2013 - President Barack Obama will promote his health care law in a speech Thursday just days before uninsured Americans can begin signing up for coverage under the law's new insurance marketplaces.

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Clinton: 'Pragmatic and realistic' about 2016

Posted: 09/22/2013 - Hillary Rodham Clinton says in an interview with New York Magazine that she is wrestling with running for president but is "pragmatic and realistic" as she considers a potential White House campaign in 2016.

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Close Ties Between White House, NSA Spying Review

Posted: 09/22/2013 - With just weeks remaining before its first deadline, a review panel chosen by President Barack Obama to boost public trust in government surveillance programs has effectively been operating as an arm of the office that oversees those programs.

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Pelosi: Republicans Goal is Gov't Shutdown

Posted: 09/22/2013 - Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi says Republicans are using their opposition to health-care reform as an excuse to shut down the federal government.

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