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House Votes to Derail Obamacare, Fund Government

Updated: 09/20/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has passed a temporary funding measure to keep the government running. The bill is coupled with a tea party-backed measure to block President Obama's new health care law.

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'I Felt him Breathe': Escape from the Navy Yard

Posted: 09/20/2013 - The first bang sounded distant and muffled. On the fourth floor, Bertillia Lavern assumed somebody downstairs was setting up for an event and had dropped a folding table.

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7th Death Confirmed in Colorado Flooding

Posted: 09/19/2013 - Boulder County officials say another person has been found dead from the Colorado floods, bringing the statewide death toll to seven.

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House Votes to Cut $4B a Year From Food Stamps

Posted: 09/19/2013 - The House has voted to cut nearly $4 billion a year from food stamps, a 5 percent reduction to the nation's main feeding program used by more than 1 in 7 Americans.

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Evacuations Ordered after Fire, Blasts at Plant

Posted: 09/19/2013 - Firefighters are battling a fire and officials are ordering nearby areas evacuated after a fire and explosions rocked a manufacturing site in Custer County.

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Judge to Review Halliburton's Plea Deal

Posted: 09/19/2013 - A federal judge is set to decide whether to approve a plea agreement that calls for Halliburton Energy Services to pay a $200,000 fine for destroying evidence after BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Investigators Review Erratic Behavior of DC Gunman

Posted: 09/19/2013 - Investigators have been focusing on the erratic behavior of a former Navy reservist who law enforcement officials say was grappling with paranoia and had reported hearing voices and being followed before he gunned down 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard this week.

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Military Base Shootings Shake Sense of Security

Posted: 09/18/2013 - Armed guards stand at the gates. IDs are needed to pass through electronic barriers. And uniformed members of the American military - well-trained and battle-tested - are everywhere, smartly saluting as they come and go.

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Hagel Orders 2 Reviews in Response to Shooting

Posted: 09/18/2013 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is ordering the Pentagon to review the physical security of all U.S. defense facilities worldwide and the security clearances that allow access to them.

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Gunman's Path to DC Emerges, but Questions Remain

Posted: 09/18/2013 - Through a wall at his Rhode Island hotel, Aaron Alexis could hear them — voices harassing him, wanting to harm him. He couldn't sleep. He believed people were following him, using a microwave machine to send vibrations to his body.

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Obama Orders Security Review After Shooting

Posted: 09/17/2013 - The secretary of the Navy is ordering a pair of security reviews -- focusing on how well the Navy protects its bases, and how accurately it screens its workers.

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White House Criticizes Lawmakers Opposing Gun Bill

Posted: 09/17/2013 - The White House is criticizing lawmakers who oppose legislation to tighten gun laws and says President Barack Obama is continuing to push the cause in the wake of the Washington Navy Yard shooting.

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Gunman in Navy Yard Rampage was Hearing Voices

Updated: 09/17/2013 - The former Navy reservist who killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard had been hearing voices and was undergoing treatment in the weeks before the shooting rampage, but was not stripped of his security clearance, officials said Tuesday.

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US to Help Syrian Forces Fight Chemical Weapons

Posted: 09/16/2013 - President Barack Obama on Monday cleared the way for the U.S. to send chemical weapons-related assistance to the Syrian opposition, as well as international organizations working inside the war-torn Middle Eastern country.

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Obama Warns GOP Against Creating 'Economic Chaos'

Posted: 09/16/2013 - As he marks the fifth anniversary of the near-collapse of the nation's financial system, President Barack Obama is warning congressional Republicans not to create another economic crisis.

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13 Killed by Lone Gunman in US Navy Yard Rampage

Updated: 09/16/2013 - An employee at a defense contractor used his pass to get into the Washington Navy Yard and went on a deadly shooting rampage Monday, spraying bullets in the hallways and firing from a balcony on workers in an atrium below. Thirteen people were killed, including the gunman.

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